Social Groups

Social GroupsSocial Groups define group values or cultures that are found between Social Profiles who share the same number. For example, a team comprising of a 1Fe, 1Si and 1Ti would all be from Social Group 1, whilst a team of people whose profiles were 3Ni, 3Se and 3Te would be from Social Group 3.

When individuals are part of the same Social Group, they come together to share common group values, enabling the group to work together more cohesively. By extension, performance is likely to be above average.

4G also identifies which value system the Social Group will have an affinity with in terms of values, working environment, group pioneers and early adopters.

Social Group Proxies

As a point of reference, the ideas behind Social Groups can be seen in other approaches and theories. The first is the idea of a product life cycle consisting of innovation, early adopters, mass market and late adopters. Each of these four stages are analogous to the four Social Groups detailed below.

The second approach is the Cynefin model which outlines a four domain theory for sense-making consisting of Chaos, Complex, Complicated and Simple (a fifth domain or vacuum also features). This also offers a good degree of analogy or representation when considering metaphors and alternative definitions for the Social Groups.

Social Group Summaries

The table below introduces summary definitions of each of the four Social Groups.

Social GroupSocial ProfilesValuesOptimal Working EnvironmentPioneers (p) and Early Adopters (a)
Social Group 11Fe

1Ne

1Si

1Ti
Adaptive

Flux

Revolution Over Evolution
Innovative

Novel
1Ne (p)

1Ti (a)
Social Group 22Fe

2Ni

2Se

2Ti
Competitive

Egalitarian

Pluralistic
Early Adopter

Emergent
2Fe (a)

2Ni (p)
Social Group 33Fi

3Ni

3Se

3Te
Cause and Effect

Control

Replication
Mass Market

Good Practice
3Ni (p)

3Te (a)
Social Group 44Fi

4Ne

4Si

4Te
Structure

Stability

Perfection
Value Maximiser

Best Practice
4Fi (a)

4Ne (p)

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