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    Getting 100% on a MBTI test doesn't make me 100% E or 100% P. It means that I scored 100% on that test for those items.

    No point in getting up in arms about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Getting 100% on a MBTI test doesn't make me 100% E or 100% P. It means that I scored 100% on that test for those items.

    No point in getting up in arms about it.
    I kind of agree, I would just say that 100% E on MBTI and 100% extroversion are meant to be two different ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    Anyone who scores 100% I, I have news for you. You're not. You can be a strong I - even a very strong I - but I seriously doubt you'd be hanging around this or any forum.

    Whenever people tell me their #s - unless they took the test professionally before knowing anything about it - I'm skeptical. The result usually reflects that they know what the test is looking for, and they're idealizing some type in mind. Saying you've taken the test "hundreds of times" and have come out this way each and every time just strengthens the test-gaming theory.

    The MBTI is inherently flawed, and I'm not exactly sure how to fix it - or whether it's even worth it to fix it. How you score depends on so many factors - how much you know about the test, how you feel at that moment (I always score as more introverted when I'm depressed; go figure), and whether you're answering as your actual type versus idealized type. Not to mention, the dichotomous nature of the MBTI is rather suspect. I behave differently in different situations, but the MBTI is not exactly designed to test that.


    As you know, I agree. The System also totally glosses over the effect of externals - nurturing, environment, cultural norms, even mental stability. A fearful/phobic person will naturally yield higher sensing scores due to constant scanning of their environment, for instance. I think there should be a neurosis-testing component of the test. The test-retest validity of the MBTI is very damn poor, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I always score higher on the sensor stuff when I'm depressed. That doesn't mean sensor stuff is by its nature depressing or that intuition is the realm of the mentally free. It's specific to me.


    I score higher on F and I when I'm depressed.

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    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I kind of agree, I would just say that 100% E on MBTI and 100% extroversion are meant to be two different ideas.
    Okay, I would too.

    However, people still use the concept of 100% on the MBTI as an excuse for why they're so introverted/sensing/thinking/judging. I can't stand to be around people; I'm 100% I. I hate theory; I'm 100% S.

    No, no you're not.


    I... suppose. Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    Anyone who scores 100% I, I have news for you. You're not.
    And in Other obvious and shocking facts, the sky is blue!

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    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 Rajah View Post
    Okay, I would too.

    However, people still use the concept of 100% on the MBTI as an excuse for why they're so introverted/sensing/thinking/judging. I can't stand to be around people; I'm 100% I. I hate theory; I'm 100% S.

    No, no you're not.
    I agree. And the opposite end, but less annoying, are the people who seem to reject meaning from percentages all together.

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    right...i can see the difference for sure aj.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    And in Other obvious and shocking facts, the sky is blue!
    Yeah, it should be obvious, shouldn't it?


    I... suppose. Yeah!

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    But every entp knows the sky is really dark green.. and kinda purple too
    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.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    And in Other obvious and shocking facts, the sky is blue!

    want more? Steve Todd: Steve's TOP 10 list of little-known but obvious facts
    It is? DOH!
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