Summary



"To provide security, comfort, and care for others."

Appearance: energetic but steady, aware, cordial.
Role: Socialite, caregiver, populist, entertainer, events coordinator.

 

This type feels most energetic in groups. They are attuned to where they fit within the group's hierarchy and with whom they should make alliances. Valuing fairness and equality, they promote the group's solidarity. Finding security in belonging, they identify with organizations or beliefs that best protect their interests (eg. Church, volunteering clubs, political organizations). In order to increase their status and role within the community, they strive to provide care, comfort, and security for others.

They form relationships based on trust, loyalty, and social relevancy, more so than sexual intimacy or passion. They may feel awkward or overwhelmed in interactions with little personal boundaries. They often mask this discomfort by being polite or joking. While many retain a sense of privacy, they are immensely caring and dedicated to their close ones.

 

Their ideal partners are the , , and . Further information can be found under the “In Relationships” tab. Social-Secures often have the Personality Types of ESFJ and ESFP.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Description

                                       

 

Primary Instinct: Social

 

The Instinct to belong to a larger whole. Those with the Social Primary Instinct seek to adapt themselves to meet the needs of their groups or communities. They are very generous with their time and often sacrifice their own needs to advance the group’s priorities. They wish to increase their inclusion and status within a group, for they see their social status as a marker of their level of contribution. They enjoy being involved in other people's lives. They tend to be the friendliest of the different types, with many social connections in various cliques.

 

Quick to see people's positions and relationships, they can navigate the social circle to obtain protection and influence. They are highly aware of what other people’s needs are and how their actions affect others. They are good at evaluating people’s behaviors and emotions, enabling them to promote group members or ideas that they feel deserve recognition. Often they act as the glue that holds together individuals.

 

 

Secondary Instinct: Secure

 

The Secure Instinct is channeled to serve the needs of the Social Instinct. The result is that this type strives to have the ability to provide care, comfort, and security for others, so that they can increase their status and role within the community. They are highly attuned to where they fit within the group's hierarchy and with whom they should make alliances. Valuing fairness and equality, they promote the group's solidarity.

 

They form relationships based on trust, loyalty, and social status rather than intimacy. Finding security in groups, they identify with organizations or beliefs that best protect their interests. They may feel awkward or overwhelmed in one-on-one interactions. They often mask this discomfort by talking or joking.

 

 

Potential Weaknesses

 

The Primary Instinct can be both a strength and a weakness. When people with the Social Primary Instinct become overly preoccupied with its fulfillment, they may become exceptionally sensitive to social rejection. As a result, they may be overwhelmed by feelings of shame or worthlessness, as they rely too heavily on the opinions of others. In addition, they may lose their identities in the quest for social acceptance.

 

Social-Secures have the Sexual Instinct as their least dominant Instinct. As a result, some may lack creativity or have a fear of change. Their relationships may lack depth and intimacy, as they may have difficulty fully opening up to their partners.

 

The dominant Instinct is often used to compensate for the least dominant Instinct. For instance, a Social-Secure may use their superior social skills to tactfully deal with situations that require one-on-one connections or too much creativity. Likewise, they may pay particular attention to other people’s creative ideas that they think may have social value, such as new ways to cook.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Relationships

 

 

In relationships, they wish to find someone who is respectable and worthy of their support. Such a person ultimately helps them increase their belonging and contribution to the larger whole. Put into other words, they are attracted to those who either have a great contribution to society, or have the potential. These types of partners allow the Social-Secures to increase their contribution to the group in several ways – by helping the partner or the partner’s ideas better integrate into the group, by nurturing the partner, and by influencing the group from a more visible position.

 

They are practical in their choice of partners. They prefer a stable, loyal relationship over an intimate, intense one. While they have great social skills, they feel uncomfortable in one-on-one interactions requiring too much intimacy and depth. They prefer larger families in which they can be a part of a group. Many retain a sense of privacy and space even with their close ones. However, they always promote the family’s solidarity and will put in great efforts to provide for its needs.

 

They enjoy friendly, harmonious atmospheres. Social belonging and their partner’s happiness are their measures of the relationship’s health. They see the couple as a part of the community, and with further its integration. Relationships are a key part of their lives, and they with go to great lengths to improve them. Only when they feel that their social belonging is seriously jeopardized will they leave. Worthlessness is their fear, and social shame is their biggest insult.

 

 

Compatibility

 

A couple with similar Instincts is most compatible because it allows the two to walk in the same direction. This is the opposite from Personality, in which “complements” attract. Having similar Instincts allows a couple to reach mutually agreeable decisions, while having complementary Personalities allows the couple to solve problems using different perspectives. The latter also adds a sense of freshness to the relationship while preventing overlapping identities.

 

Their ideal partners are the Social-Secures, Social-Sexuals, and Secure-Socials.

 

 

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They will have a fun, harmonious relationship together. Despite the high interaction, they will respect each other’s innermost privacy. Having similar goals, they will both seek to enhance the couple’s social status and integration. They will likely be well known and respected in their communities.

 

 

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The Secure-Social partner helps to achieve a stable and secure living while the Social-Secure helps the couple further integrate into society. The result is a well to do couple that is able to steadily move up the social ladder.

 

 

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They will have a fun, harmonious relationship together. The Social-Secure helps to make sure that the couple’s practical needs are met while the Social-Sexual brings in new activities for the couple to enjoy. Their homes will likely be filled with people and activities.

 

 

Incompatible Partners

 

If paired with someone without the Social Instinct, they will feel a perpetual lack of communication. Such a partner will not engage in social rituals and formalities, which may lead to misunderstandings. In addition, such a partner will be uninterested in the couple’s societal status and role. Social-Secures will lose respect for their partner if that is the case, feeling that the couple is going nowhere in life. Meanwhile, incompatible partners will feel that Social-Secures care more about their acquaintances and social status than the relationship. They may see the Social-Secure’s actions as shallow and purposeless.

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.

Career

 

 

Social-Secures feel most fulfilled when working on projects that are in line with the goals of their Primary Instinct. Namely, they wish to fully engage themselves in projects that help other people and society as a whole. With a Social Secondary Instinct, they have a greater awareness of their physical resources so that they can better achieve the aims of their Primary Instinct. Thus, they prefer careers that allow them to use their ability to deal with practical, physical matters to help others.

 

 

Examples of careers that they may enjoy include:

 

Camp Counselor

Fundraiser

Human Resources Manager/Administrator

Pediatrician

Performer/Entertainer

Public Relations Manager

Real Estate Agent

Salesperson

Social Worker

Teacher

 

 

 

Project Evolove's psychology has its basis in Myers Briggs compatibility, Socionics, Enneagrams, and the works of Carl Jung. Notable influences include Personality Page, Type Logic, Enneagrams Institute, Ocean Moonshine, and the works of David Keirsey. The MBTI assessment tool and MBTI compatibility is separate and unrelated.