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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayshaun View Post
    Is MBTI only appealing for those who feel unusual, misunderstood, or like they 'do not fit in''?

    For many, it seems that it's the impression of being dissociated from peers, or having society work against them, that drives them to exploring MBTI.

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    Yeah. Sure it matters. Why would I be interested in a theory that says that I am normal...

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    I wouldn't say that someone who really fit in all that well in real life would probably spend as much time online talking about theories and shit like a lot of us here do

    I'd say that someone who doesn't necissarily fit in with most people they know (or get really f***ing bored with them) will probably both be more likely to research personality theory (why don't I fit in?) and more likely to kill a lot of time fooling around online and such... and let's face it- a lot of Ns are kind of weird
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    I identified more with the 4w5 description, but together they cover it pretty well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tayshaun View Post
    For many, it seems that it's the impression of being dissociated from peers, or having society work against them, that drives them to exploring MBTI.

    I never felt rejected by others or hindered by society; I thought that the kids my age were somehow lacking and that others seemed to think me different than I was. I rather rejected the external world at that time in favor of my own, more fascinating mind.

    When you find a description that fits you so well it really is validating, but I agree that it can cause arrogance and bias. I see it more as a scale; my parents are both ISFJs, but my father is much more interesting to talk to than my mom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    and let's face it- a lot of Ns are kind of weird

    wierd? I'm not wierd!
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    wierd? I'm not wierd!
    no, no... OTHER Ns are weird, ENTPs are the normal seeming people of the MBTI!

    normal like a 6 month labrador puppy on crack wandering through the morgue of a hospital....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever
    no, no... OTHER Ns are weird, ENTPs are the normal seeming people of the MBTI!
    Ah, that's why those ISFJ's always weird me out!
    MBTI Type: iNTj
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    Yes, ENTPs are perfectly sane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    Yeah. Sure it matters. Why would I be interested in a theory that says that I am normal...
    You seem perfectly normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I wouldn't say that someone who really fit in all that well in real life would probably spend as much time online talking about theories and shit like a lot of us here do
    Facebook for them it is!

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    Ok, so how was this test performed? Can't seem to find anything on the website.

    A lot of different studies show different things. But I do understand the allure of being the regrettably rare but sweet type that no one understands.

    I wonder if the less common types became more common, would they actually be happier?


    EDIT: I just want to add that there is a great gift in being misunderstood. I don't think many people realize that.

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