Irrationality – a trait that enables creative and unconditional approach to eventual changes in time and space. As a result, forced prescriptions (laws, rules, decisions, relations, plans) make any irrational personality type to feel discomfort. In socionics, irrationality is considered as an opposite to rationality.

In the international designations of socionics, that consist of four letters, the fourth letter P stands for irrationality.

Here below in the table there are given main differences between rationality and irrationality, which can be used when determining the sociotype of a person.

Rationality (J)
Irrationality (P)
After having a tantrum I cann’t find peace for a long time I can find peace easily
If I am suddenly interrupted while executing my duties It makes me feel discomfort I’m taking it easy and peacefully
Laws and rules make a person feel secured limit the creative expression of a person
If the implementation of a project is late I will definitely remind about the deadline I will adapt to changes, as all things are unpredictible

Irrational sociotypes

  • Don Quixote
  • Dumas
  • Zhukov
  • Esenin
  • Napoleone
  • Balzac
  • Huxley
  • Gabin