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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleseven View Post
    Does the very act of taking these personality tests, change your personality?

    If so, how?

    Would this effect distort the results, or be an integral feature of the results?
    In taking the MBTI test we are inducted into a light trance. And in a light trance we are susceptible to suggestion, and MBTI suggests our personality, so it is no wonder that so many of us accept the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleseven View Post
    Or the man make the type?

    Does the very act of taking these personality tests, change your personality?

    If so, how?


    Would this effect distort the results, or be an integral feature of the results?

    Typology does not determine who you are, who you were, or who you will be. It's just not a determining force in anyone's life. It's the illusion of constancy and certainty where there is none.

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    The man makes the type, if he is strong enough to do so.
    I choose to be who I am. I have tried many different types, and this is who I want to be; for now.
    My "problem" in settling for a type stems from being strongly developed in everything except Si and to some extent Fi.
    Fi has seen a growth the last year or two, though.

    One thing that is important is self-awareness.
    With that, knowledge and an analytical mind, one can go far.

    It is quite safe to say that I love myself, and I do not feel guilty about it.
    I have no religion that says I should feel guilt all the time, only be who I am and do good.
    And boy, do I love being good.



    Quote Originally Posted by eagleseven View Post
    Or the man make the type?

    Does the very act of taking these personality tests, change your personality?

    If so, how?


    Would this effect distort the results, or be an integral feature of the results?

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    Personality and Culture

    MBTI is actually onto something otherwise it would not be so popular.

    Just ask any mother and she will tell you her children are born with their personalities. And we know personality remains constant throughout life.

    But what is most interesting is that cultures also remain constant throughout their lives, and remain true to their founding principles through thick and thin.

    So both personalities and cultures remain remarkably constant throughout their lives.

    So we have a personality test to make the personality visible, but we don't have a cultural test to make our culture visible.

    And this is simply because the current environment is invisible. So we can conclude that culture is now our current environment while personality is part of the environment past.

    So we drive forward looking in the rear vision mirror of personality, while the cultures of the world rush towards us through the windscreen.

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    mbti made me into a racial internet forum supremacist, even though I'm a Dbag in real life.

    the self-discovery I've achieved through mbti was worth it, however.

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    i'm not open to claiming some "permanent" type as of yet, but i'm open enough to chalk that up to my lack of understanding on how the functions work. maybe i am a type.. i just don't know yet. i should read more, but i don't really have that many in depth materials on hand atm.

    that said, i know that i'm a pretty hardcore "perciever" by any defintion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    In taking the MBTI test we are inducted into a light trance. And in a light trance we are susceptible to suggestion, and MBTI suggests our personality, so it is no wonder that so many of us accept the suggestion.
    OMG, you made some sense here ;P. Careful where you're treading!

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