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    Default You're not 100% anything.

    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.


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    I feel ya on this, 100%

    MBTI will always be tainted by subjectivity and I don't think that can be fixed. The most valuable thing I think a professional MBTI testing offers is the insight of a neutral(ish- they will always have their own lenses as well) third party who isn't invested in seeing you in any particular way.

    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.
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    you're wrong buddy!!! My intuition tells me you're wrong and I follow THAT 100% of the time!!!!!!!!!
    God's going to destroy Detroit in 48 hours according to my intuition. "Destroy" is up to interpretation as is God.

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    i know that when i first took it i got infp then i took it again and it was like 56 e 75 n 75f then 56 p and now t's like 87 e 100n 60f 100p so i'm either more clear now or i just know how to answer the questions. i do wish there was a way to get an accurate result each time...because i do think the strength of each preference is kind of important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimerical View Post
    you're wrong buddy!!! My intuition tells me you're wrong and I follow THAT 100% of the time!!!!!!!!!
    God's going to destroy Detroit in 48 hours according to my intuition. "Destroy" is up to interpretation as is God.
    Wow! Did everyone see that GM stock just dropped to a penny a share?!


    anyhoo.... The percentages just describe the arbitrary range considered by the test. Which might or might not conform to reality.

    After all, what is someone who is 100% extroverted anyway? Or 100% introverted? Obviously not what it looks like if you take the term literally. It's just a language that can be unpacked to convey information about a person, but like any language, it can be applied loosely, incorrectly, or ambiguously. It's not math.
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    OP is correct, cause I'm only 90% give a fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Wow! Did everyone see that GM stock just dropped to a penny a share?!


    anyhoo.... The percentages just describe the arbitrary range considered by the test. Which might or might not conform to reality.

    After all, what is someone who is 100% extroverted anyway? Or 100% introverted? Obviously not what it looks like if you take the term literally. It's just a language that can be unpacked to convey information about a person, but like any language, it can be applied loosely, incorrectly, or ambiguously. It's not math.
    %100 introverted is dead
    %100 extroverted is on crack

    But realistically the main problem isn't Jung typology but the MBTI. The indicators don't always accurately indicate your type.

    I went and read the description of each thing to figure out my type.

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    I have not even done the test because I am suspicous of it. My close friends say that my type desription fits me perfect. I did a few online tests that indicate my type. I also notice that I will change my answer in these test. I guess because I can sympathise with all answers sometimes. However reading about type and the description I am pretty sure of my strong Ni and the F. I am working hard to develop all my other functions as well because I would not like to be defined by a few letters. The real benefit of type to me is the theory behind it. I would say the best confirmation of your type is to observe yourself interacting with other people in real life.
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    What we need is a perfect (or much more accurate) MBTI test...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    What we need is a perfect (or much more accurate) theory...
    FTFY

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