Oh, yeah, my boss is ENFP, too, btw.
She's a hoot. I don't know another way to say it. She's a lot like my dad, if he had gone to college and earned a Master's Degree. She's witty and bright and well....very much like my dad.
03-22-2013, 03:35 PM #631A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese
03-22-2013, 03:53 PM #632Infinite BubbleGuest
Their types are guessed as none of them have a clue what typology is and have no interesting in learning. I believe I'm the only intuitive in my close family, but I think an uncle of mine is (strangely enough, us two are also the only ones that are left handed and enjoy composing music) and my mother possibly too. They think I'm insane or something most of the time, or think I'm being cryptic or "awkward".
Mother - IxxJ 9w1
Father - ISFP 4w3
Sister - ISFP 3w4
Best friends - 2 INTJs (5w6, 9w1), ESTP 7w6
03-22-2013, 04:31 PM #633
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That description of your father reminds me a bit of Samuel Hamilton from East of Eden...whole hearted and with a love for life!
Thanks for opening up about your family with me.
I would love to read that book when you write it.
03-22-2013, 07:31 PM #634
You are welcome. It is all true. I promise. ENFPs can make absolutely great parents. I wouldn't have traded mine for anything. I love ENFPs, because my life would not be what it is without my favorite oneA student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese
03-23-2013, 07:25 AM #635SocietyGuest
if you don't mind me kidnapping the questions:
as the saying goes, "the trick is to deal a softer punch", and she has done that very well - correcting for her own parent's behavior, and as such, i never felt neglected or discouraged. much of her judgement as a parent was very well thought of.
the areas where i disagree with her stem from who she is as a person more then as a parent:
while she has always being there when needed as a security net, she is exceptionally oblivious to pragmatic realities, which makes it a struggle to bounce back on your feet from that security net. by pragmatic realities i mean things like bullying in school (whose fighting back i had to hide from her), social life dynamic (which she has sabotaged multiply times), and even basic financial realities (she actually thought that me not joining expensive family vecations she wants us to take is a passive aggressive reaction for her asking that i'll pay my way, not able to understand the concept of limited financial instruments in my disposal).
Fi is an issue, because her empathy is limited to a range of experiences she can understand, and she grew up in a cocoon from a lot of norms & stresses, she does't understand the concept of financial struggle. having had economically successful husband (my dad) and father (my grandfather), she devoted herself to studies and has barely earned a cent her entire life, and yet i was expected to start from sketch, and now so is my sister. it feels like being a spoiled brat to complain about it - i grew up with enriching extracurricular activities & so much traveling that i can only dream about being able to providing my own son with and so would most parents - but the reality is that i could make a lot less sacrifices if she would back me up, not only would i have easily being able to provide all of that for my son right now rather then having him wait until i am done with my studies & sufficiently successful, but i would have much better chances in my current divorce proceedings, and she would not be the slightest bit worst off for doing so. i'm not entitled for getting that backup anymore then she is entitled for what she has, but the simple reality is the family as a whole would gain a lot more and suffer a lot less if she wasn't so narrow sighted.
last but not least: her newly-bubbling inferior Si is becoming a pain in the ass, which wouldn't bother me so much if i didn't know about MBTI, but consequentially i understand that since we are both Ne doms, i have a little SJ growing in me too, and that early external sighting of the little fuzzy ISFJ inside of me scares the crap out of me.
03-26-2013, 03:24 PM #636
(I am sorta gambling on my dad and bro - my bro is still 11 and I his big 'example' so he's bound to be near my type)That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet~~ Shakespeare W.
Pi is the number of my life, forever and ending.
Reading is like meeting a new world, or even better: the world that is supposed to be.
5w6 (60%) OR 7w6(40%) (I get both quite a lot on tests) Chakra: Root, Throat, Third Eye, Crown (open) - Rest (closed)
Trifix: 5w6, 1w2, 3w2.
Ti - Ne
03-26-2013, 10:19 PM #637
Oldest Sister: ENFJ/P (she tiptoes the line)
Brother in Law: ISFJ
Second-oldest sister: ISFP
Younger Sister: ESFP
Youngest sister: ESFP (probably)
03-27-2013, 03:35 AM #638
As a general guess on what my family member's types are.
Brother: Some sort of Feeling type? He plays up his emotionality quite a bit compared to me. He'd likely test as a T type, but I think he plays up his emotions and evaluations to be that T-ish. I am the least confident in his type though.
Sister: ESTP with an ESFJ persona. Her inferior Ni issues are so glaringly obvious. Very extroverted to the point where she belittles my brother's introverted girlfriend, and assumes that she hates my sister because the girlfriend is shy.
Mother: ESTP ESFJ or ENFJ. I have no clue though. I just think she is pretty damn Fe though. Pretty 2-ish from what I know.
Father: ENTJ. Tests as an INTJ, but I am fairly certain that he is an ENTJ, though I could be wrong. I think he's pretty intuitive though, based on the fact that he always tells me to not believe everything that other's tell me and such.Phelgmatic-Jewish-Communist-Islamic-Transethnic-Asexual-National Socialist
04-02-2013, 04:56 PM #639
Mom - ESFJ 2w3
Dad - ESFJ 6w7
Sister - ISFP 9w8
My best friend is an INFP 2w1.I really like cats and food.
04-03-2013, 08:54 PM #640
Dad: ISTJ (confirmed) with exceptional Fi (IMO)
Mom: is mentally ill. (er, also confirmed...heh)
Oldest/me: IxFx (ISFJ? I dunno.)
Second oldest/sister: ESFP (guess)
Second youngest/brother1: ISTP (guess)
Youngest/brother2: INTP (confirmed)
Boyfriend: ISFP with strong Ni. (Had originally thought xNFP, but SeNi fits much better. Best guess, as he doesn't "believe in types" and so refuses to test.)
Boyfriend's wife/my FWB/friend/hard-to-describe-our-relationship-but-we-are-close person: ENfJ (best guess)
Boyfriend's wife's boyfriend/my former fling/friend: ENTP (guess)
Boyfriend and boyfriend's wife's roommate/my friend: ISTP (guess)
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