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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    How do you? Do you look for cognitive processes/ archetypes? Work on the dichotomies (E/I, F/T, S/N, J/P)? Compare type guess to temperment/interaction style models? (I never quite understood the interaction style one)
    I tend to look at the dichotomies, and I can normally pick out 3/4 fairly well... then I'll get the person to look at a couple of different descriptions of their possible types, and they'll usually have one that stands out. Of course, I've only tried to type friends and family that I know fairly well so far.

    I enjoy knowing people's types, so I can understand what each type is like, especialy when I want to discuss them here. I find it very hard to understand/imagine what a type is like in real life unless I know someone who I identify as that type.
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    Sensing (26%) ---- iNtuition (74%)
    Thinking (16%) ---- Feeling (84%)
    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    A combination of dichotomies, temperament and cognitive processes, but I find now that I rely more and more on cognitive processes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I use visual identification, and socionics relationships. Over time, I've become pretty good at the first and can easily distinguish the first three letters of a person. For the last, I look at their friends and decide. If an ESTx is friends with INFps and ISTjs, then it's likely that he's an ESTp over an ESTj. The same applies to ENTx, ISFx, etc

    It's also rather easy to distinguish between interaction styles of ExTx, ExFx, IxFx and IxTx (except for IxTx women that can superficially look like IxFx, especially INTps)
    Sorry to correct you here (it's honestly not what I made this thread for), but _STJs have been known to be married to _NFPs (you don't just have to take my word for this one, any type expert and statistic agrees with that). Two types with all different letters are not "type opposites"- STJ and NFP both prefere Ne-Si and Fi-Te, if in different orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    Sorry to correct you here (it's honestly not what I made this thread for), but _STJs have been known to be married to _NFPs (you don't just have to take my word for this one, any type expert and statistic agrees with that). Two types with all different letters are not "type opposites"- STJ and NFP both prefere Ne-Si and Fi-Te, if in different orders.
    I'm using socionics, and supposing that:

    1)People are typed correctly
    2)An ESTJ and an ISTJ are very different types
    3)Due to 2), an ISTJ is predicted to get along great with an INFP and badly with an ENFP, supposedly that both the ISTJ and ENFP have been typed correctly
    4)Types with all different letters are complete opposites if you suppose that they have been typed correctly. ESTPs can easily mistype as ESTJs whenever their coscentiousness is not truly low. INFPs can mistype as INFJs, however vice versa is much rarer. ENFJs can mistake themselves for ENFPs, however again vice versa is much rarer. The first mistype of the triad is because emphasized E+S+T give rise to a personality that is more J in behavior than E+N+F even if the ESTP has Se+Ti as main function and the ENFJ has Fe+Ni. Now I could go on for each type but I don't really have any willigness to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    Sorry to correct you here (it's honestly not what I made this thread for), but _STJs have been known to be married to _NFPs (you don't just have to take my word for this one, any type expert and statistic agrees with that). Two types with all different letters are not "type opposites"- STJ and NFP both prefere Ne-Si and Fi-Te, if in different orders.
    Just to corroborate:
    My INFP sister has been married for over 20 years to her ISTJ husband,
    and I have heard of many such combinations recently, including RansomedByFire on this forum - an ISTJ married to an INFP.

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    No, that would go. An ESTJ married to an INFP would be a no go.

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    "How do you determine someone's type?"

    I usually draw a strip of paper out of a hat.

    Seriously, I find it a tricky endeavor to try to type someone unless I already know them very well, or unless they come to me wanting to know more about their type and offer enough pertinent information for me to give them a good estimate. Really, the best way would be to have the person take a reliable exam (MBTI, KTS) in a comfortable environment with a knowledgeable administrator, and to chat with them beforehand about how the questions are to be answered (according to natural inclinations and not learned habits, or what they think people want to hear, etc.) in order to promote a more accurate result.

    If I do want to figure out someone's type, just for fun or to try to understand them better, and I already know them in more than a casual manner, and it's not practical to sit them down and give them an exam , it helps to try to start broadly with Keirsey's temperaments. If you can narrow down what their temperament might be, even if you can narrow it down to one of two possible temperaments, that will be quite helpful. Then you may be able to think about how to fill in the missing letters, as it were. Some people are much harder to type than others, even if you've known them for years. I generally regard any typing that I have done unofficially with a grain of salt, as it is possible that I have done it incorrectly, since I am only an observer of any other person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snegledmaca View Post
    No, that would go. An ESTJ married to an INFP would be a no go.
    but there are lots of ISTJ ENFP examples. I personally know a couple like that. They're not married, though.
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