Vir Max Weber, wat homself konsolideer as verantwoordelik vir die mees bekende klassifikasie van soorte sosiale aksies, kan ons die volgende tipes beklemtoon:

  • Rasionele optrede ten opsigte van waardes: aksies wat geneem is op grond van die waardes van die individu, but without thinking about the consequences and often without considering whether the means chosen are appropriate to achieve it.
  • Rational actions regarding ends (also known as action for ends, from the German zweckrational): actions planned and taken after evaluating the end in relation to other ends, and after considering various means (and consequences) to achieve them. An example would be most economic transactions.
  • Affective actions: actions taken due to the individual’s emotions, to express personal feelings. As examples, celebrating after victory, crying at a funeral, would be emotional actions.
  • Traditional actions: actions based on rooted tradition. An example would be to relax on Sundays and put on lighter clothes. Some traditional actions can become a cultural artifact.

These actions are the basis for the execution of projects at BITNART