"Information metabolism is the idea stated and developed by Polish psychologist and psychiatrist A. Kempinsky. Its main idea notion concerns the integration between a person and his surroundings; the images built up by the person and the results of this interaction have an informational character. Just as the life of the body is dependent on the material (energetic) metabolism (the exchange with the environment by substance and energy, as well as the building of the body), the life of the human psyche is dependent on information metabolism.
The information flow affecting a person is not homogeneous, but has a definite spectrum including logical, ethical, sensorical and intuitive components.
Psychological functions are the particular abilities of a person to understand certain aspects of the world. These abilities give the images and notions that form a certain “grammar” of relationships between a person and the world including other persons. Nature permits these functions to develop differential in everyone, along with reception and production of information.
Each aspect of information flow corresponds with its own psychological function.
The type of informational metabolism may be considered in a specific person as a certain combination of psychological functions: sensorics, logics, ethics and intuition, all in connection with extroversion-introversion and rationalism-irrationalism. There are 16 types of information metabolism (see table) and each type has its own goal in society."