Feminine and masculine traits02.09.2019

There can be seen a wide diversity of female and male characters in the world, that doesn’t correspond to the biological character of the sex in a social and psychological sense. Due to the fact that biological character of the sex tends to be the same it can be said that the difference of social roles among people doesn’t depend on the sex.

Contemporary scientists, notably anthropologists, ethnologues, sociologists and psychologists have stated that the conceptions of `feminine` and `masculine` are inconsistent. What is considered a male job, act, character in one society, might be considered female in another society. A child is rised according to typical male or female role model.

However, according to socionics, the biological role of male and female cann’t be equalized with the social role that is attributed to gender in society. The biological differences between a man and a woman are also determined by physical differences – a woman has been given the power to carry, bear and breast – feed a child that cannot be done by a mn due to anatomical differences. Subsequently, the biological role of a woman in the society is different from the biological role of a man.

In the society, a typical woman is considered to be a sweet and caring mother, fair and smart nurse of children, diligent and thrifty housekeeper, sensitive and sweet wife, who longs for love, support and protection in a husband.

In socionics, these are considered female (feminine) characteristics.

In the society a typical man is considered to be balanced, a breadwinner, active and decisive supporter and provider of the family, a support to the wife and children, and masterly with skilful hands for household duties.

In socionics these are considered male (masculine) characteristics.

However, E. Filatova has discovered that any feminine sociotype has feminine characteristics and any masculine socuitype has masculine characteristics, regardless of the sex. These characteristics are inherited and a successful division of duties in a family depends from them.

Feminine sociotypes are Esenin INFP, Dumas ISFP, Dostoevsky INFJ, Huxley ENFP, Hamlet ENFJ, Hugo ESFJ.

Masculine sociotypes are Gabin ISTP, Robespierre INTJ, Maxim ISTJ, Don Quixote ENTP, Zhukov ESTP, Jack ENTJ, Shtirlitz ESTJ.

The term `psychological androgen` regards act and attitude, determines the independence of the character, the ability to take responsibility, ability to take care of and do male and female jobs, as well as not dividing jobs according to the sex.

Sociotypes that hold the same level of feminine and masculine characteristics are called androgenic. There are three androgenic types: Balzac INTP, Dreiser ISFJ, Napoleon ESFP.

It is noteworthy that ethical types usually reflect their biological sex in their appearance and external image – females are more feminine and males more masculine. However, the deeds of ethical males may reveal lack or lowly developed masculine traits.

When choosing a life partner, it is wise to identify feminine and masculine traits in the partner. It is not advisable to develop a couple with two strong feminine or two masculine types. Stable and sustainable life will develop only if one partner has strong feminine traits and the other one has strong masculine traits. Compatibility like that is only in a dual or activation relationships.

A person with the masculine trait too low can be balance with a partner having a high masculine trait and vice verse. For instance, Balzac`s feminine and masculine traits are exactly 1; consequently, Balzac`s dual Napoleon has 3 feminine and 2 masculine traits which balance Balzac`s 1.

In the table below the differences among the traits are shown in figures, arranged in an interval from -3 to +3.

Feminine and masculine traits in figures

1st quadra Masculine traits Feminine traits 2nd quadra Masculine traits Feminine traits
Don Quixote ENTP 1 -1 Hamlet ENFJ -2 3
Dumas ISFP -1 3 Maxim ISTJ 3 0
Hugo ESFJ 1 3 Zhukov ESTP 3 -1
Robespierre INTJ 2 -1 Esenin INFP -3 3
4th quadra Masuculine traits Feminine traits 3rd quadra Masculine traits Feminine traits
Šhtirlitz ESTJ 3 0 Napoleon ESFP 2 3
Dostoevsky INFJ -2 3 Balzac INTP 1 1
Huxley ENFP -2 3 Jack ENTJ 3 -1
Gabin ISTP 3 0 Dreiser ISFJ 2 2