Introducing Dr. Ekaterina Filatova, MSI Press Author

Dr. Filatova is a highly respected Russian psychologist, specializing in the area of personality. A senior professor of psychology at St. Petersburg State University, she is the foremost expert in Europe on socionics and published the first-ever book on socionics in Russia (which was the Soviet Union at the time). Since then, she has written many books on the topic and is held in high regard by socionists worldwide.

Her book with MSI Press, Understanding the People around You: An Introduction to Socionics, is the seminal work on socionics in the USA and is gathering a following.

Sad note: Katya died on March 14, 2015  of a heart attack in her home in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her son wrote that her last act, just minutes before her death, was to send off an email, related to her many books on socionics. “So”, he said, “she did work right up until the last minute of life.” 

Katya was a wonderful person, larger than life. A professor of psychology at St. Petersburg State University, she is revered throughout the eastern world, especially the former Soviet Union, as the psychologist who brought them socionics, much the way that the Myers-Briggs mother-daughter team is looked upon the USA vis-à-vis MBTI, the western realization of Jung’s theories that differs, in a just a few substantial ways, from the eastern/socionics realization. Katya will indeed be missed by many—those she knows she helped and the thousands more she never met whom she did indeed also help with her understanding of human nature. Rest in peace, Katya! Job well done!

Katya through the years:

Katya with MSI Press staff:

MSI Press editor, Dr. Betty Lou Leaver, has spent much time in St. Petersburg, Russia, where, among her activities, she would meet with Katya and the socionists of the era. Here is a picture from one of those times. Betty Lou is center in the first row; Katya is on the right in the first row. The remaining individuals are members of the psychology department at St. Petersburg State University. Katya was beloved by her students and colleagues in the psychology department.


Read more about Katya and her book HERE.

Read posts by and about Dr. Kacee Quinelle and her books, spinoffs from Katya's book, HERE.


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