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    ESTJs can be many things. I know a few, and none are really that much alike. There's general principles behind the things they do, but once we get in the realm of specifics (like "all these guys do this", and this type is good for accountants), it's just stereotypes and shit. I wouldn't worry about it. I was bugged with some things about isfp too, but don't let it get in the way.

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    ~15 years ago, INFP / INFJ, reflective of how close my P / J scores tend to be. Took a written assessment through a career counseling course, but unfortunately I do not know which version that was.

    Last two years, some personal questioning of INFP / ENFP, due to the close scoring I generally get in the I vs E department as well.

    INFP for me however.

    How could the tests be improved ... I think after you have taken the test once or twice, you know what answers will influence the results, and this bias ensures that you'll never get a "true" result again. The subjective nature of the questions is the most problematic factor. My natural inclinations can be so conditioned over time it's harder to differentiate what is merely habit ... essentially nature vs nurture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    That's pretty much my thinking. I would've thought that with something as black-and-white and straightforward as the function system was as opposed to the more open-ended spectrums, that it would make my type more obvious, but I've found that that isn't really the case. I've spent so much time wondering what my type really was, when the reality is that in my case, it doesn't really make a difference. Being told, "You're an ISTJ, therefore you should be an accountant" or "You're an ESTJ, therefore you should be a corporate manager" doesn't help me at all.
    I think it would be best for you to focus entirely on the functions, not on the descriptions. An ESTJ with Asperger's is going behave differently than a neurotypical ESTJ. If you gain energy when you interact with people, you are most likely an Extrovert. I've seen some extremely Extroverted people with poor social skills. The two are not necessarily correlated.

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    Well, I don't think it's likely someone with Asperger's would be ESTJ, in any case, given Asperger's generally causes more Ti-like behavior. The functions are ways to categorize thinking styles, not actual portions of the brain.
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    The first time I took a MBTI test was about 5 years ago, and first result I got was ISTJ. While it made sense that I'd get introverted thinking and judging, I wasn't quite sure about the sensing part. I considered myself to be quite pragmatic and practical, which is why I scored as a sensing type. However, I took the test again, and in other tests, I've flip-flopped between INTJ and INFJ. This trend has happened consistently, and still happens! Occasionally I've gotten INFP too.

    I default to INFJ though. It feels like my home base, from reading the description of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Well, I don't think it's likely someone with Asperger's would be ESTJ, in any case, given Asperger's generally causes more Ti-like behavior. The functions are ways to categorize thinking styles, not actual portions of the brain.
    You're right. People with Asperger's are usually ISTJs, INTJs and INTPs. However, there are exceptions. ESFP is the only type I can't conceive someone with Asperger's testing as, since that would be so contradictory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Well, I don't think it's likely someone with Asperger's would be ESTJ, in any case, given Asperger's generally causes more Ti-like behavior. The functions are ways to categorize thinking styles, not actual portions of the brain.
    I thought Asperger's can be pretty hung up on collecting or organizing things.

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    Six for me when taking online tests: all four INxx types plus ENTP and ISTJ. When I took the "real" test with a career counsellor though, I did test INTP (though slight on J/P, that's usually been my closest score).

    I think the standard tests with those 'pick one or the other' style questions that measure each preference individually suck. I don't know what would be a better option. Maybe a test could be created using descriptions of how people experience their functions, in their own words, and test-takers could rate these descriptions on how much they "ring true" for them.

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    I used to score intj regularly(i scored intj like 5 times or something), still do at the times, but better tests give me intp. Weirdest/only other type i ever had was isfj once

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havane View Post
    I think it would be best for you to focus entirely on the functions, not on the descriptions. An ESTJ with Asperger's is going behave differently than a neurotypical ESTJ. If you gain energy when you interact with people, you are most likely an Extrovert. I've seen some extremely Extroverted people with poor social skills. The two are not necessarily correlated.
    There is a lot of truth to what you've said, but I think you may be confusing the functions with the spectrums. A percentage or scale representing extroversion on one end and introversion on the other is a spectrum, whereas the functions like Te, Ti, Se, Si, etc. are more concrete and just come in a specific order, as opposed to there being a large gray area like with the spectrums. When you look at it in terms of the extrovert/introvert spectrum, it's really difficult to say where I stand personally with those criteria, such as being energized by others. I have other things on my mind, like how to do the socially appropriate thing. I like being with people though, I think I've just been ridiculed to solitude for the most part, which has made me more used to being alone and working alone. Most introvert criteria doesn't fit me so well, and the introverts on here, most notably ISTJs, come off to me as being more socially apathetic than I am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Well, I don't think it's likely someone with Asperger's would be ESTJ, in any case, given Asperger's generally causes more Ti-like behavior. The functions are ways to categorize thinking styles, not actual portions of the brain.
    It's interesting you should say that, because on the function test, my top functions always come out as Te and Si about tied, and Ti next. I don't particularly trust that test, but it is worth noting. If anything, I would think that the repetitive routines/activities would be most closely tied to Si.

    Quote Originally Posted by Havane View Post
    You're right. People with Asperger's are usually ISTJs, INTJs and INTPs. However, there are exceptions. ESFP is the only type I can't conceive someone with Asperger's testing as, since that would be so contradictory.
    Yeah, ESFP is usually linked with impulsiveness, while aspies are generally anything but impulsive- at least to my present knowledge. My least-used functions are Se and Fe- I pretty much completely lack Se.

    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I thought Asperger's can be pretty hung up on collecting or organizing things.
    I could see how that may be Te-linked.

    Also, keep in mind that I've only known that I have Asperger's for about 3-4 weeks now. It's a newly found discovery for me.

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