Now I'm probably extremely biased since I'm selecting things with the belief that there is a profile bias, but pretty much all the IN profiles with the exception of the INTP one paint a picture of individuals who are insightful, compex and deep. You rarely find these words being used in the S based profiles, although it could be that it's just expressed in another way.ISTJ
- They place great importance on honesty and integrity.
- ISTJs tend to believe in laws and traditions.
- ISTJs have tremendous respect for facts.
- They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards.
- They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas.
- ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers.
- ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings.
- The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable.
- INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals.
- INFJs have uncanny insight into people and situations.
- ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities.
- They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives.
- ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others.
- They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them
- Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives?
- INFPs are highly intuitive about people.
- because they intuitively understand people's perspectives and feelings
- They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things.
- They're good at logical analysis, They typically have strong powers of reasoning.
- ISTPs have an adventuresome spirit.
- ISTPs are loyal to their causes and beliefs.
- INTPs value knowledge above all else.
There's also the possability that due to limited space. The people writing that decided to focus on different aspects, but honestly it does paint a very normalish feeling for S. I like that quote best that someone posted before on here... It's pretty sarky but I think it's pretty relevant and amusing.
Heh. Course it doesn't need to follow the title. Both are interesting questions but I was just hoping to hear some discussion on Ns that mistyped themselves as S as opposed to why Ns definitely think they aren't S. I've heard alot about why Ns are definitely sure they aren't S. And... It's like saslou mentioned earlier on, that these threads might/usually degenerate into a S bashing fest. Thankfully it hasn't.Oh I didn't realize the question asked should directly follow the title. I thought to just to use this title to reflect parallelism to the sensor thread. My apologies for the confusion. I just found it interesting this discrepancy with incidents of mistyping and made this thread.
There's a huge contrast between me and my INFJ friend so I knew that I was definitely an S. I think it's exactly because the S profiles are considered so normal that we often have S people coming here and then attempting to figure out whether they are N or not. Yet I believe if people were to read the function descriptions, they'd figure themselves out after a while. The Si description totally resonates with me more so than Ni ever could, even though I aspire to be some of the things written in the N profiles that aren't present in S based profiles.I think you hit right on with my main question. Is this so much that Ns are more likely to accurately type themselves as Ns compared to Ss or is it that the S behaviour are considered to be so "normal" that nobody thought to comment on how they are "S-like"?
Back to the question... I'd say Ns are more likely to type themselves accuratey because they see themselves as deviant in the first place. Which you agreed to with your last comment. The reverse simpy is less likely to happen. Sensing behaviour isn't seen as deviant so N's reading it might just think "Oh that's sort of me, but not totally me." then go read the N profiles and think "Yep, that's more accurate of me."
This certainly is true for me. I never seem to fit in to groups and such... then when I stumbled upon MBTI type profiles.... suddenly you go "ah ha!" this sounds like me!