1) By comparing and contrasting the current situation with similar ones. The immediate experience or words are instantly linked with the prior experiences. Sometimes a feeling associated with the recalled image comes into our awareness along with the information itself. Great attention to detail and getting a clear picture of goals and objectives and what is to happen.
2) By being aware of what is in the physical world in rich detail. Drawn to act on what we experience to get an immediate result. Freely following exciting physical impulses or instincts as they come up and enjoying the thrill of action in the present moment. Instantly reading cues to see how far we can go in a situation and still get the impact we want.
3) By synthesizing the seemingly paradoxical or contradictory, which takes understanding to a new level. Getting a sense of the future. A disengagement from interaction and completely new, unimagined realizations that come with a sureness and an imperative quality that seem to demand action and help us stay focused on fulfilling our vision or dream of how things will be.
4) By noticing hidden meanings and interpreting them. Often entertaining a wealth of possible interpretations from just one idea or interpreting what someone’s behavior really means. Juggling many different ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and meanings in our mind at once with the possibility that they are all true.
If you chose 1 or 3, which do you do most:
a) Organizing the environment. Contingency planning, scheduling, and quantifying. Organizing and monitoring people and things to work efficiently and productively. Challenging ideas based on the logic of the facts in front of us or laying out reasonable explanations for decisions or conclusions made.
b) Responding according to expressed or even unexpressed wants and needs of others. Recognizing shared values, feelings, and norms. Feeling a desire to connect with (or disconnect from) others which is often evidenced by expressions of warmth (or displeasure) and self-disclosure (or privacy).
If you chose 2 or 4, which do you relate with most:
c) Having an internal reasoning process of deriving subcategories of classes and sub-principles of general principles to use in problem solving, analysis, and refining. A sense of the essential qualities of something, noticing the fine distinctions that make it what it is. Evidenced in behaviors like taking things or ideas apart, noting logical inconsistencies.
d) Making judgments about value using images, feeling tones, and gut reactions more than words. A continual weighing of the situational worth or importance of everything and a patient balancing of the core issues of peace and conflict in life’s situations. Knowing when people are being fake or insincere, an internal sense of the “essence” of a person or a project.
Now that you have 2 answers, choose the one you relate to more, and the one you relate to less.
Click on the link below that fits with your choices. If it doesn't seem right, try switching the letter and number.
The closest thing to an official MBTI test (the real one you have to have paid for)
Originally Posted by SuchIrony
The official MBTI test, which you have to pay for is probably one of the more reliable tests out there but even that mistypes about 25% of the time.
the "real" MBTI test sucks compared to newer tests like MBTI Form M, but you need to pay for it as well. MBTI Form M has better reliability and validity than big 5 tests(the official ones, not some internet tests). MBTI has been criticized in general because poor validity and reliability compared to some other tests like big 5. too bad the field of psychology generally dismissed MBTI completely because crappiness of some old tests that failed to have enough validity and reliability to be taken seriously.
also MBTI is an type indicator, its not meant to work as something you rely on too much when deciding your type. with every MBTI test, you need to learn the basics and decide if the type the indicator gives fits you or not
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
There's a Step III coming out this year, I think.. Not sure what the changes are, but I'd recommend not looking into official sources until it's released.
I've taken them 3 times now. Always INFP. I don't what to say about it anymore. I think my conscience or level of criticism isn't as deep or wide-encompassing as either INFP or INTP. I have nothing in common with Jimmy Carter. [ahem.. just to simplify it. don't take me seriously]
Another concern of mine is that we know that the Form G currently under-reports SPs. Stephanie Rogers, who is doing her dissertation on SPs, has hypothesized that many of the sensing questions on the current Form G are biased toward introverted sensing. As a result, her research indicates that extraverted sensors tend to select the intuiting responses rather than the sensing responses, therefore, creating the under-reporting of SPs.To my knowledge, the committee that developed the Form M did not take into consideration the function-attitude perspective. As a result, I am very concerned that the bias toward particular function-attitudes still exists.