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    Default Type bias

    This probably isn't threadworthy, but I'm curious... Do you see your own type as a benchmark in the MBTI? I see INTP as a black sheep, cause we are pretty weird after all. But, that could just be bias. Any thoughts?

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    I see ENTJs as head sheep of the flock.
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    See your avatar? We each have our own square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangler View Post
    I see ENTJs as head sheep of the flock.
    I have such a dirty mind, reading into this sentence like your signature.

    To the TS, yes, I do. It comes in Morse code blips and beeps, though - and I'm not fluent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candylandjoe View Post
    I have such a dirty mind, reading into this sentence like your signature.

    To the TS, yes, I do. It comes in Morse code blips and beeps, though - and I'm not fluent.
    Well every flock needs an alpha sheep. lol
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    Yes. I kind of see my type as being an ideal in terms of focusing on an abstract idea without trying to conform it to anything material. INTJs would be second, but I think Te makes them more likely to fall victim to the need to permanently ground part of it in (ugh) the tangible.

    INFPs are an ideal in terms of being the most conscientious about what they consider good. But their ideals tend to oppose mine, thus we don't get along.

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    No, when I first began to explore MBTI I found my results very upsetting. I saw it all as critical. I felt like it made me out to be some sad, pathetic person who would live their live out alone in their head, isolated from people, and die a crazy cat lady. (Of course, I would also test INTP & INFJ sometimes, so what does that say about my impression of those types also ).

    I am just now appreciating what it means to be an INFP and the strengths associated with it.
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    Honestly, I saw ESTPs as the benchmark, something to aspire to when I first figured out my type... they were just so, cool. But that had nothing to do with the letters and more of what I knew about ESTPs.

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    INTJ is the wolf in a cauliflower costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangler View Post
    Well every flock needs an alpha sheep. lol
    Which was traditionally the bellwether.

    And wethers are, uh, castrated rams.

    Just saying.

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