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    Mud and rain and chaos... TickTock's Avatar
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    Default Function order, type mismatch...

    So I took. The function order test I got:

    Fi excellant
    Ni excellant
    Ne good
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    What the fudge does that mean. If I am INFP and the function order is xyz, how can my order be different. Surely I am not an INFP but something completely different and unique. I.e. One of the 44,000(or whatever the number is) combinations of function orders.
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    Doesn't mean squat. I score high on Ni, Ne, Fi and Fe. It's what you prefer doing that matters, not what you're good at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    Doesn't mean squat... It's what you prefer doing that matters, not what you're good at.
    Which is what the function test suggests. So, your type and all it's jargon means diddley.
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    The secret is to not rely on tests, since it's easy to misconstrue the questions. Ni and Ne are hard to tell apart anyway, without having to rely on vague questions.
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    Yes good point. I actually don't rely on tests Im just getting caught up in the technicalities. It's all vague when it comes to self analysis, because it means having a set standard, and one persons 'somewhat' is anothers 'most'.
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    Mine go Fi Ni Ne Fe Se Ti Si Te according to tests I've taken. This is probably why I frequently test INFP, and occasionally even INFJ.

    The truth of the matter is that in many ways I'm more like an ENFP, though not completely unlike an INFP.

    So, really, don't go on one of those tests to determine your type with absolute certainty.

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    It may help you to think less about how much you use them, how good you are at using them, and how much you prefer to use them, and think instead about what kinds of roles they fill - how you use them. I don't know the details on all of them, but dominant, auxiliary, tertiary and so forth are not just rankings of quantity - they're supposed to take on qualitative differences, too.

    That helped me a lot. I may use Ne a lot, but I use it for fun (or to anticipate bad possibilities). I don't live it the way I do Ni. Similarly, I use Ti a lot, but again, it's recreational - Te is what I rely on to keep me alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Point Two View Post
    and how much you prefer to use them
    Actually, this is the point of the MBTI - to identify preference. But you're right in that you shouldn't focus on how often you use a function, just which you prefer and feel most natural using.
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    With tests a few things can effect how you score.

    1. How you WANT to be and how you ideally do things. This can make you say "Oh yes I do this all the time!" when in reality you don't.

    2. The forer effect.

    3. Being stuck in how a personality is supposed to function. If you see yourself as INFP and you're totally aware of their functions, you will want the test to score you "correctly."

    The tests, if taken as objectively as possible, only measure STRENGTHS and not the actual usage within someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Arbiter View Post
    With tests a few things can effect how you score.

    1. How you WANT to be and how you ideally do things. This can make you say "Oh yes I do this all the time!" when in reality you don't.

    2. The forer effect.

    3. Being stuck in how a personality is supposed to function. If you see yourself as INFP and you're totally aware of their functions, you will want the test to score you "correctly."

    The tests, if taken as objectively as possible, only measure STRENGTHS and not the actual usage within someone.
    You've just described the whole MBTI model.
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