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    Default Can anyone distinguish the Alpha Beta Gamma Delta archetypes for me...

    I don't necessarily wanna confine this to Socionics or any other particular school of thought, but if you have an understanding from a particular theory that you grasp pretty well and can succinctly share, please do! Trying to get some ideas of how to define these 4 groups in my own typology, and wanna see if there is anything in the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta structure that could apply that's worth salvaging.
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    Well, I think there's some merit it to it, at least for Alpha types. Alpha interactions seem to have a kind of playfulness about them. Ti is detached, and Fe wants to keep things lighthearted. Ne is far ranging and broad... I'm not sure how Si fits into this... maybe sitting back and enjoying sensory pleasures like a really good peach?

    I would say Delta is the opposite, and seems to be chracterized by a certain seriousness. My parents are both Delta, and while they have a sense of humor, there are areas that are certainly off limits for them.

    Si+FI seems less well-disposed to black humor, I think. It does believe in the value of hard work and giving 100 % though. Tie-Fi seems to make INFPs more ambitious than INTPs.

    I'm obviously not speaking of absolutes ironclad rules here, but I'm speaking of tendencies and patterns that I've noticed.
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    Alpha - I'm awesome and I'll show you

    Beta - I'm awesome and I'll tell you

    Gamma - I'm awesome but you'll never see it

    Delta - I'm awesome, leave me alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    Alpha - I'm awesome and I'll show you

    Beta - I'm awesome and I'll tell you

    Gamma - I'm awesome but you'll never see it

    Delta - I'm awesome, leave me alone
    This concept is interesting to me because it seems to have to do with the role tertiary and inferior functions can play in our lives and our interactions. It sheds more light on my secret "SFJ". Basically, it's a theoretical framework for understanding interpersonal interactions, not individuals. And yeah, I know I can just go out and have them, and learn things about them that way, but I still like doing this kind of thing, too.

    Alpha: Let's chill and just shoot the shit.

    Beta: ???

    Gamma: Let's get something accomplished.

    Delta: Let's talk about the things that matter to us.
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    I can see some vague similarities between me and xNTJs in terms of general demeanor. I'm not really sold on this theory though.

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    From what I've learned from talking to @Vetani about Socionics is that Alphas/Deltas have a more agreeable presentation while Betas/Gammas have a more take-it-or-leave-it presentation. On the flip side, Alphas/Betas will be more upfront about it while Deltas/Gammas will be more low-key about it. Something along the lines of: Alphas = outwardly amiable, Betas = outwardly intense, Deltas = quietly amiable, and Gammas = quietly intense. For example that's why an SLI, while still being objective, may not be as emotionally striking as an LSI because of the softer presentation. I could have worded this a lot better but I don't know how else to put it.

    Edit: I think @superunknown summed it up nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    Alpha - I'm awesome and I'll show you
    Beta - I'm awesome and I'll tell you
    Gamma - I'm awesome but you'll never see it
    Delta - I'm awesome, leave me alone
    according to this, I'm Beta

    Edit: that said, I think thinking "I'm awesome! " in the first place is probably more Se. there's more of a cocky "bring it bitch!" quality while Deltas and Alphas seem less egotistical/more mellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    Alpha - I'm awesome and I'll show you

    Beta - I'm awesome and I'll tell you

    Gamma - I'm awesome but you'll never see it

    Delta - I'm awesome, leave me alone
    according to this i'm delta hell yeah

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    Alpha - Craig Ferguson
    Beta - Kanye West
    Gamma - Don Draper
    Delta - Hank Hill

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    Interested. According to readings, I'm Alpha and it would explain a lot, with Gamma just coming in second, but I get IEI on all the tests.
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