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  • Another person

    13 22.81%
  • School

    9 15.79%
  • Work

    8 14.04%
  • Random searching

    20 35.09%
  • Quizilla "what kind of emo are you" etc

    2 3.51%
  • Psychic

    4 7.02%
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    10 17.54%
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    Senior Member cogdecree's Avatar
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    Default How did you discover or hear about MBTI?

    I was randomly searching online for popular forms of taxonomy, and I came across the MBTI.

    Nothing facy, anyways, where did you first encounter MBTI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogdecree View Post
    I was randomly searching online for popular forms of taxonomy, and I came across the MBTI.

    Nothing facy, anyways, where did you first encounter MBTI?
    We invested in it as a team building exercise at work. I found it fascinating, did some web research and typed a number of my coworkers before the official presentation from HR that was to reveal our types. The amusing portion was when the HR expert screwed up and got my type wrong (clerical error).

    Afterwards, however, I was asked to do a follow-up, office-specific presentation for my coworkers. Not my forte.

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    About 6 or 7 years ago, I found it randomly on the Internet.
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I heard it on another forum. Then I became psychic and found it on google.

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    My Mom made me take it when I was very young, then my school had me take it, then my college, then my Mom again.

    ENTP every time bitches. Except I was 50/50 I/E once.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    I was invited to join MBTI Central by Geoff.

    He said Central was tolerant and well-run.

    And he was right.

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    About 8 years ago, a friend of mine learned about MBTI in college and had me answer questions so he could see what type I was. I was interested because he talked about the way phone "psychics" used these questions to type people, and the INFP profile was a near-perfect description of me.

    Within the last few years, I took various random "quizzes" online for fun, and always scored INFP. A facebook application called "MyType Personality" renewed my interest because I could see all the types of my friends, and it helped me communicate with and relate to them. Then, I went searching around the Internet and eventually wound up here!
    I-71%, N-80%, F-74%, P-96%

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    A friend and myself discovered the MBTI when we were looking on the internet. We were using a new addon for firefox "Stumbleupon" that takes you to random websites that deal with your interests. I set mine up, and psychology was one of those topics. I stumbled on the test and took it, read the description and I was like "wow", so then my friend took it as well and we discovered that we were very similar. He's INFJ.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

    sCueI (primary Inquisition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewelchild View Post
    About 8 years ago, a friend of mine learned about MBTI in college and had me answer questions so he could see what type I was. I was interested because he talked about the way phone "psychics" used these questions to type people, and the INFP profile was a near-perfect description of me.

    Within the last few years, I took various random "quizzes" online for fun, and always scored INFP. A facebook application called "MyType Personality" renewed my interest because I could see all the types of my friends, and it helped me communicate with and relate to them. Then, I went searching around the Internet and eventually wound up here!
    Of course you always find what you are looking for.

    And to avoid this error, we do double blind experiments.

    And this is precisely why no double blind experiments have been done with MBTI.

    'Cause we are as happy in our error as pigs in shit.

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    I noticed Keirsey's book in the library in 1986.

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