So how do you use yours?
To evaluate self- I've been going through a lot of interesting life changes throughout the past three years and have had some trouble figuring out what kind of person I am. I've spent much of my life being told my way of doing things is wrong, so I've tried to conform to society's expectations for young people (basically Se gets you attention/friends/laid etc..) but that actually hindered me from understanding myself well.
Do you type friends and family, if so why?
Yes I do. I think it has been a key in helping me understand those who are very different from me.
Is the MBTI a hobby or part of something greater to you?
It's really just a hobby. I hang around this forum a lot but I don't really use it much during day-to-day interactions.
What's the best use you've found thus far?
Typing people I know.
How do you find the theories measure up against real life?
They measure up somewhat well- probably even better when combined with other theories such as the Enneagram.
Do you consider yourself skilled in typing people or are you just observing and making notes?
I consider myself reasonably skilled in typing people- especially after learning about the functions!