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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Because those types wouldn't fall in a certain category. Like I said, those are the four categories in which the 16 types fall.

    ST's or SF's don't have a seperate category.

    For your information. MBTI is a categorial tool. It's not 1+1 science. This is how it was designed. And that is why it is like this. Simple as that.
    But if you ask me, the temperaments are barely MBTI.

    EDIT: Click the third link my signature for a whole lot of crap about type groupings.
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    Magic Poriferan, your avatar makes me feel like I'm the thing, and that I'm going to pop and shatter into a thousand pieces.

    You know, because it's expanding.

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    I've had the same question as the OP. Trying to find a reason for the groupings causes confusion when theories are all over the place. The poster who said something about aligning the op's concern with the ancient temperaments made sense to me. But what if the basic categories comprising the temperaments were wrong to begin with? Also one can make groups of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wren View Post
    I've had the same question as the OP. Trying to find a reason for the groupings causes confusion when theories are all over the place. The poster who said something about aligning the op's concern with the ancient temperaments made sense to me. But what if the basic categories comprising the temperaments were wrong to begin with?
    Indeed. I'm not sure why Keirsey thought there was wisdom in trying to walk in step with those rather archaic, mystical beliefs. Sure, the mysticism is no longer in his model, but the model still takes the same shape that was laid out on a mystical basis.

    Quote Originally Posted by wren View Post
    Also one can make groups of anything.
    The question is if there are groups that are somehow more related to an actual systematic difference. Keirsey's in some sense was, but it was connected to another, very different system, which I think is pointless. One really could connect the MBTI to any other system and thus, like you said, group anything. However, if we look within the cognitive model and the usual MBTI type codes, I think there might actually be some different ways of grouping things that have logically significant differences. I'm partial to the functional (_XX_) quadrants and the attitudinal (X__X) quadrants.
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