For Max Weber, der konsoliderer sig selv som ansvarlig for den mest berømte klassifikation af typer af sociale handlinger, vi kan fremhæve følgende typer:

  • Rationelle handlinger vedrørende værdier: foranstaltninger, der træffes på grundlag af værdierne for den enkelte, 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