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    Default MBTI stereotypes

    What MBTI stereotypes are there?
    Why are they there?
    How true are they?

    SJ's are seen as rigid and closed minded. However, I would say they are traditional, so if the tradition is to be flexible and open minded, then they will become such. They simply have a strong desire for rules and familiarality, because of this it takes a little more time for them to change their views.

    SFP's are seen as unintellectual. I would try and counter, but all my real life experiences have supported this. I would say that they have a different kind of intellect, but I'm too tired after a long lecture to feel about that.

    STP's are seen as steel hearted. This is how I see them anyway, is this true?

    NF's are seen as whiney, facist, and preachy. Never met an NF like this, they're probably the most accepting of people, especially NFP's. I've always seen them as the people who find it awkward to talk about their views and morals. Maybe that's just INF's.

    NT's are seen as cold hearted and cynical. To which I say . Remember when you pretended to be hurt as a kid to get attention? They're the ones who never grow out of it. Seriously though, I don't know many NT's (2), but one of them is very caring and considerate (to people he thinks are intelligent anyway), the other is all cute trying to pretend he doesn't have emotions, which leads to him not realising when his feelings are showing. During these moments everyone knows exactly how he's going to act, even though he doesn't.

    The best way to see types for what they are, is probably to get the common denominators they share. I've seen loud and violent ISFP's, and non-judgemental, uncontrolling ENTJ's. It's going to be difficult.

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    I hate that INFJ's can be stereotyped as manipulative. I also tend to hate the overly emotional stereotype of the NF temperment. It seems to be more of a Fi emotional stereotype and INFJ's don't tend to use Fi as much.

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    its like this: if my NF girlfriend isnt overly metaphorical and emotional about who's going to fetch pizza, i suspect her of being S

    oh yes - i also hate how entps can be sterotyped as manipulative
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    I'm supposed to be:
    - a gossip-lover
    - very social
    - boring
    - inflexible
    - clingy
    - close-minded
    - overly religious
    - a sheep
    - lots more

    But I don't think I am. Sometimes I don't wanna believe that I'm actually ESFJ for all of the stereotype crap that comes with it.
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    The ones about which types are usually happy and which usually aren't, do correlate with my experience to some extent, but there are very notable exceptions. I have known a neurotic and often ostracised ENFP, and an ISTJ who was one of the most consistently sunny people I've met.

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    but stereotyping creates confirmation bias.

    "you must be an ENFP because you are enthusiatic and ENFPs are enthusiatic" etc
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    ENFJ:
    manipulative
    overbearing/ domineering
    overly emotional
    illogical
    arrogant
    (there are more but that's off the top of my head)
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    engaging, yet thoughtful
    practical, yet imaginative
    fun to be around, although sometimes needs to be alone
    likes music
    creative
    can focus on tasks when appropriate, yet relaxed at other times
    enjoys games
    Flexible but fairly consistent
    Tries to honor promises when possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    engaging, yet thoughtful
    practical, yet imaginative
    fun to be around, although sometimes needs to be alone
    likes music
    creative
    can focus on tasks when appropriate, yet relaxed at other times
    enjoys games
    Flexible but fairly consistent
    Tries to honor promises when possible
    Those statements sound a bit contradictory... and most people would see themselves that way. It sounds like you're exploiting the Forer effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Those statements sound a bit contradictory... and most people would see themselves that way. It sounds like you're exploiting the Forer effect.
    :humph: Stop spoiling my fun!
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