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    Default How could this have been determined?

    I've taken both the online and paper-and-pencil versions of the MBTI. When I took the paper-and-pencil version in a college course, the man who provided us the assessment and prepared our results documented that I was an INFP although the graph had me as an INxP. I'm just wondering if anyone knows why he may have come to the conclusion that I was more F than T. I'm not completely learned on the subject of MBTI administration, so please excuse my ignorance.

    (And for the record, every time I've taken the online MBTI, it swears up and down I'm an INFP).

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    Maybe he's an N.

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    If the man providing the assessment had a lot of experience with it then he may have been aware of a "T" bias on the test and consequently typed all ties on the T/F axis as an F.

    It's either that or he used a magic eight ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    I've taken both the online and paper-and-pencil versions of the MBTI. When I took the paper-and-pencil version in a college course, the man who provided us the assessment and prepared our results documented that I was an INFP although the graph had me as an INxP. I'm just wondering if anyone knows why he may have come to the conclusion that I was more F than T. I'm not completely learned on the subject of MBTI administration, so please excuse my ignorance.
    It's difficult to tell without more information -- what questions you answered how, etc.

    Did the man actually teach your college course and so knew you at least in an informal way? And even if he did not and only got to observe you for a little bit of time, it's possible that he used those observations and/or interactions to interpret your results further than the paper score. There are many different reasons (besides outright "fudge" ) that he might have made this determination.

    At least you're saying he seemed to be right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    I've taken both the online and paper-and-pencil versions of the MBTI. When I took the paper-and-pencil version in a college course, the man who provided us the assessment and prepared our results documented that I was an INFP although the graph had me as an INxP. I'm just wondering if anyone knows why he may have come to the conclusion that I was more F than T. I'm not completely learned on the subject of MBTI administration, so please excuse my ignorance.

    (And for the record, every time I've taken the online MBTI, it swears up and down I'm an INFP).
    There's a section of the written test, typically not seen online, where they can refer if you're borderline N/S. I would think that same section would be used if you're borderline anything.

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