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    1. ISFP, if I'm accurately typed. I admire them. Coolheaded, especially the technical ones. The older and less foolhardy they become, the more likely I will place them in key positions. They bottle up frustration, go erubescent and explode -- but helplessly. No malice. Keirsey's right when he says that this type competes with ESFPs in terms of friendliness.

    2. I don't. They're extremely lucid.

    3. Their simple humor. Their eccentric but amusing tastes.

    4. Yes, but it's often so straightforward that I actually can't concentrate on it for long.

    5. No, and if individuals of this type specialize and excel in a trade, they are much more highly valued -- and, really, justifiably so.

    6. The most typical associations within a culture or subculture. I've found every one in a design field, be it fashion, print or aviation.

    7. Publicly, probably quite often. But their softness, especially that in men of this type, isn't immediately apparent.

    8. Without any changes in behavior, though gravity lessens when they're around.

    9. Many times more intense, more confrontational, more complicated; potentially aggressive and sometimes overbearing; but, helpfully, usefully directive and competent.

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    also, if I may, I'd reccomend that to get beyond shadow-denying self-rightiousness, people think of the 'opposite type' in terms of behaviors in themselves that were unconsciously motivated and unnessicary. I'll start.
    So when I was 15 I went to chamber music camp (I play violin), and there was this ESTP (perfectly decent kid) who ended up going out with a girl that I had a crush on. I ended up obsessing over this, and secretly dispising this ESTP, and justifying it by hating his confidence (so he was a little full of himself, who really cares). I actually fantasized about ways to ruin thier relationship (thank god I never acted on that) and railed about him to anyone who would listen, and I spent most of the time brooding about this shit.
    What a shithead (me), right?

    I promise I don't do that shit to ESTPs anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    although this thread is probably not constructive at all, you should all at least remember that: the 'opposite' type is not the one with all the opposite letters, but the one with the same 1st and last letter, and opposite middle letters (ex. ENTP and ESFP)
    With that definition of opposite. I provided my own definition in the OP
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    ESFJ

    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them?

    I think they're malleable and flammable at best.

    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?

    No I find they're shrouded in bubble wrap. Whenever I find them, they're covered with the stuff. I think they do it for safety reasons but it just doesn't seem worth it.

    What strikes as the oddest thing in them?

    Apart from the bubble wrap, they have webbed feet, giant vulture like shoulders and eighteen eyeballs.

    Can you begin to understand what their life is about?

    Yep. They live for desk lamps and car exhausts if I'm not mistaken.

    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours?

    I pick option C.

    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in?

    Strange baby-devouring cults.

    Do you see those types a lot?

    Only in my very worst nightmares.

    How do you act around them?

    Like a Frenchman who's lost his bicycle. It completely throws them off guard so as I can make my escape.

    What would you think they think of you?

    They'd think I was a fine upstanding young gentleman with large tracks of land at my disposal and you know what? They wouldn't be far wrong.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    Tell me what you think of it! Just switch all your MBTI type code letters to the opposite and you'll have it. If you are unsure of your MBTI code, answer according to the MBTI type that seems least you..*

    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them?

    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?

    What strikes as the oddest thing in them?

    Can you begin to understand what their life is about?

    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours?

    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in?

    Do you see those types a lot?

    How do you act around them?

    What would you think they think of you?

    *)you can answer with a template if your wish, for example ESXX! Of course, this makes the least sense if your type is XXXX..
    I see. So what I wrote belongs in another thread. That's fine with me (and there is another thread now)
    sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    I see. So what I wrote belongs in another thread. That's fine with me (and there is another thread now)
    sorry.
    Np, I'm actually interested to know how one would determine the most "opposite", of different "opposites" and how they would be different.

    I didn't actually initially give much thought about different opposites. I don't want to confuse anything, but I remember thinking about this in my youth. What's the opposite of an elevator? Opposite how? According to what function, view, aspect of perspective? Something that moves material along a different axis? Something that doesn't move anything at all? Obviously we are doing worthless guessing here unless the purpose of the question isn't known.

    Applied to MBTI and this thread's subject - how is such a type different that is formed by switching all the letters? What does it mean? Is this a useful concept, or are there more useful similar concepts available?
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    Ancient thread revival!

    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them?
    I don't know very many of them, but based on what little information I have, I'd say that they're confusing and sometimes frustrating but generally well-meaning.
    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?
    Sort of? Though there are other types that I find more mysterious/confusing than INFPs (like ESFPs).
    What strikes as the oddest thing in them?
    They're like dreamy little kids sometimes.
    Can you begin to understand what their life is about?
    Um... cultivating one's imagination and inner world? Being unique and creative and dreaming the impossible dream? I dunno.
    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours?
    In the real world, less. On TypeC, MUCH MUCH MORE.
    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in?
    I'll bet it depends as much as it does with ESTJs. You can find ESTJs everywhere, doing pretty much anything, and considering the unlikely career choices of the INFPs I know, I guess they're like ESTJs in that regard.
    Do you see those types a lot?
    Nope. I only know one or two. I know LOTS of INFJs, though.
    How do you act around them?
    The same way I act around everyone else. I try to be cordial/nice to each person I come across, and INFPs are no exception. One difference, though, is that I have to tiptoe around particular topics with INFPs, because when I try to use reason against something they believe, they'll get stressed and agitated while, at the same time, ignoring everything I said. And I'd rather not get into an unnecessary confrontation.
    What would you think they think of you?
    I think they like me okay.
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    Cool thread idea, thanks for reviving

    So my opposite should be the ISFJ.

    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them?
    I don't know real ISFJs, but then again, I don't know the type of most of my friends.
    I think it's a very nice type. I've created a fiction character "to be my opposite" way before I knew of MBTI - and he's an ISFJ indeed. He was a challenging character to write, but then again he was rewarding too. I'm very proud of this one. He's brave, complex, just everything you wish for an important character.

    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?
    No, not really. Looking at the opposite pole is very interesting to see the differences. It helps to understand the own type. The more I understand ENTP, the more I understand ISFJ and vice versa.
    I've got more difficulties understanding the neighbours - especially ENTJ and ESTP. I haven't created any ENTJ or ESTP character yet.

    What strikes as the oddest thing in them?
    Huh? You're mistaken. It's the ENTPs who are odd.

    Can you begin to understand what their life is about?
    Yes. It's an "easier" goal. To understand, not to achieve. I've high respect for my opposite type.

    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours?
    I don't know. We are the open and outspoken ones, but I guess people won't see past our bragging and bantering, the 'cool' outside.
    I think ISFJs would be seen as quiet, rather boring people. The everybody's neighbour, the lady at the baker's, the physician, the wife of your friend. Also in fiction (where I get most of my typology knowledge) they are the sidekicks, the loyal friends, the background people who support the story rather than carrying it.
    Of course, this image doesn't have to be true. I've begun a story with an ISFJ main character, but abandoned that one because of a lack of plot. The character lingers in my head, though... maybe he'll get out again some day. Most of my stories have to grow that way.

    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in?
    No idea. I guess you'll find them everywhere.

    Do you see those types a lot?
    Again, I don't know. Don't know the types of most people.

    How do you act around them?
    ?!?
    The usual way I guess?

    What would you think they think of you?
    I can see them sighing and shaking their heads when we'd rush ahead with all our ideas.
    I can also see myself going back to them after a failure, seeking some comfort.

    Edit. And know I'm going to look whether some ISFJ said something about ENTPs.
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    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them?
    Not sure if know any ENTJs, but they seem to be even bigger "doers" than me, except in a wider reaching, achievement, hand over fist kind of way.

    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?
    Probably. It's lonely at the top. Plus, they're like literally wearing something shrouded, sitting on high thrones in darkly lit areas. That doesn't exactly help.

    What strikes as the oddest thing in them?
    That they actually mean well.

    Can you begin to understand what their life is about?
    Probably rich, I guess. Thrones or hottubs, I think.

    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours?
    Not really. ISFPs don't communicate as much, so that balances out the rarity of ENTJ.

    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in?
    Illuminati, Majestic 12, Skull and Bones

    Do you see those types a lot?
    Nope.

    How do you act around them?
    Haven't met any yet

    What would you think they think of you?
    As someone who can appreciate a nice hottub.

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    I'm and ENFP my opposite is ISTJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post

    So, you've figured your opposite type. What you think of them? ISTJ aaaahhhh they are the bane of my existence. I have been surrounded by them my whole life. My step-dad, my younger brother, my mother-in law, my brother-in-law, and the church crowd. I also start acting like one in times of stress. I don't get along well with ISTJ's in authority, but I do with ISTJ male peers. I never fully open up to them, I've never met one who came close to understanding me.

    Do you feel that type is shrouded in mystery?no

    What strikes as the oddest thing in them? that people aren't as important as activities and stuff.

    Can you begin to understand what their life is about? yes, but they can't seem to understand what my life is about.

    Do you think it's a more or less commonly understood type than yours? Definitely more

    What kind of societies or groups these people participate in? Church leaders! People in authority. Military. Everywhere!

    Do you see those types a lot? Yes

    How do you act around them? It depends. They can draw out my rebellious nature at time, other times I just keep myself a bit more closed up since they have trouble with my ENFPness

    What would you think they think of you?
    Childish, dreamer, lazy, unrealistic, wordly, rebellious, restless, asks too many questions, thinks for herself, difficult, argumentative, contrary, inconvenient, vain, messy, won't hurry up, proud, overly confident, and the one good thing, that they might all say is intelligent.

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