Most of the time Big Five tests score me as agreeable yet I'm a pretty solid T on the MBTI. I'm just wondering if there are other MBTI Ts who identify with agreeableness as defined by the Big Five. Most of the MBTI T's I've noticed score low on agreeableness.
There is a correlation of agreeableness with MBTI F and a negative correlation with MBTI T.
I read about the subscales under the agreeableness dimension, and I don't see much that necessarily contradicts MBTI thinking.
Here's a summary of the Big Five agreeableness subscales:
Trust. I score high on this. I generally trust others and give others the benefit of the doubt at first. The exception is when they do something to betray that trust.
Cooperativeness: I score very high on this. I don't like conflicts or fighting with others and avoid it if possible. I suspect I'm considerably higher on this dimension than most T's. I also have a strong enneagram type 9 component which contributes.
Altruism: I typically score in the low-average range. It's not that I don't like helping others, it's just that I want to help them on my own terms and not feel like I'm being imposed upon. I often find requests for help an imposition on my own time and energy.
Modesty: I score high on this. I don't see myself as being better than anyone else or worse for that matter. I prefer to see myself as an equal.
Sympathy: I score average to high. I feel bad for the homeless and people who have undergone alot of strife in their lives.
Morality: Again high on this. I prefer to be straightforward with others and I don't think its right to take advantage of others for personal gain. I have a strong conscience and a sense of what's ethically appropriate.
So on 5 of the 6 subscales, I lean towards the agreeable side of things. Yet I score solidly in the T camp on the Myers Briggs because I primarily use logic and objective criteria to make decisions. I'm more comfortable with logic and analysis than with emotions and stuff which I often find confusing and overwhelming.
Is there anyone else who's Big Five scores seem to contradict their MBTI type? How does it play out for you?