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  • Looking at each of the 4 MBTI categories step-by-step

    25 36.76%
  • Looking at the cognitive functions

    23 33.82%
  • Reading descriptions of the 16 types online

    28 41.18%
  • Taking online tests

    48 70.59%
  • Socionics

    6 8.82%
  • Someone on TypoC told you your type

    4 5.88%
  • Someone you know told you your type

    3 4.41%
  • Other (mention how)

    16 23.53%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizy View Post
    Initially it was from taking a number of online tests, which were quite uniform in their results, and with time my initial results were solidified by understanding of functions and recognition of their presence in my day to day life.

    Overall I find the stereotypical descriptions of the INTP fit me poorly. But they also fit much better than any other type description.
    I had a similar process. I took tests, but I got a variety of results: INTP, INFP and INFJ. I tested INTP more than anything, but it just felt "wrong".
    After reading up on the functions and more on MBTI, I was able to determine that I was Fi-dom and therefore INFP. Taking cognitive functions tests, I am always INFP, and I think that would have been a better way to start.
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    I took a test on facebook introducing me to MBTI, then I read more info on my type and agreed with most of what it said, finally I took other online tests and consistently scored the same MBTI type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    One thing I've discovered is that there is no one test that will give 100% correct results for everyone - especially online. Even when a professional administers the test, they still expect you to use your own self-knowledge to verify the results.

    I share your frustration concerning type confusion. People need to take time to study it. They think it's as easy as taking a little online test, but it's not. The results still need to be confirmed.
    That's true. If I remember correctly the test only has ~75% accuracy rate.

    Still though, I'd say that for most people taking the test will likely yield more accurate results than them picking a type by reading the descriptions.
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    I found it in a dumpster down a back alley, I had to fight two bums for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I found it in a dumpster down a back alley, I had to fight two bums for it.
    Let me guess, your type smells vaguely of cheap booze and fecal matter.
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    Nah ISFP smells like raw awesome.
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    Initially, several tests, then the rest of the first 4 options, then more tests, etc.

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    I took a step II test, administered by a certified person. The isfp description was really accurate for me so I was happy with the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    That's true. If I remember correctly the test only has ~75% accuracy rate.

    Still though, I'd say that for most people taking the test will likely yield more accurate results than them picking a type by reading the descriptions.
    Well, maybe- if you're not honest with yourself then you're not going to pick the right type. If you know yourself and understand what you're reading well than you will. If someone is just reading the descriptions and choosing the "coolest" type then they are not being honest with themselves, which is mostly their problem. I don't see how this would effect anyone, (or even the person who's chosen the wrong type- unless they are very young and it may delay the process of finding individuality.) I think sometimes its better to read the descriptions since it gives a more practical description of how people act. The tests are so vague and some of the questions are difficult to apply to how you would think or act in different scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    That's true. If I remember correctly the test only has ~75% accuracy rate.

    Still though, I'd say that for most people taking the test will likely yield more accurate results than them picking a type by reading the descriptions.
    When you say, "the test", to which test are you referring?
    Do you have a link?

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