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    Default How do you know the type of your friends/family members?

    Do you observe them and then assign them a type? Or do you make them take an online quiz? Or have they taken the official MBTI indicator through school or work? Are they interested in MBTI themselves?
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    a little of the first three for me combined, although nobody is really all that interested in MBTI. My dad thinks he's introverted (INTJ) from long-ago testing but I'm convinced he's either ENTJ or ENTP. My mom agreed that INFP sounded right when I told her about it, although she does also have some isfp tendencies. My bf came out as isfp on the test (and picked that one as the best description), and even though he appears more istp in some ways I think isfp is accurate. My sisters are estimated types (by me) - one is quite similar to me and my bf and I'm pretty sure she's isfp. The others are less clear since I don't know them as well - INxx and ExFP of some sort, I think.
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    A couple of my friends are interested in the type theories. One being an easily confirmed ISTJ. (She would be a no brainer though, easy to tell before taking the test.) The other one is more into the sanguine/choleric/phlegmatic/mel type stuff. (I don't remember what the exact theory is called.) Some tested on facebook, I'm not sure how reliable that test is, though I myself tested properly. Some people I just type over time in my head as I get to know them better. Usually it takes a couple of years to arrive at a pretty solid conclusion, though. I had one ex boyfriend test in one of his classes a while ago. Suspected INTP, confirmed INTP.
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    One of my brothers took the quiz, came out as 3 or 7, ESFP... I can't remember which, but he's definitely a 3. My other brother is a counterphobic 6 ISTP, he took half an enneagram quiz and his type is obvious enough. My parents would look at me funny if I gave them a test , Dad is an ESTP 8, mum is an ENFJ 2.

    They were tricky to type, but I honestly think the tests wouldn't have done a sufficient job, and they take away all of the fun of learning to type people.
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    Let's see. I've gotten 5 people to take the test who knew nothing about MBTI. I had typed them first myself and wanted to know if I was right. So I told them that I guessed their personality type based on what I know of them and that I wanted them to take the test to see if I was right. They obliged. I will say that the ones who did it without question ended up being iNtuitives. The ones who gave a little resistance (because they'd rather be doing something else) I had to tell them that the results would explain to them what jobs they'd be good at. Then they did it but afterwards didn't care about what type they were, just what jobs it said they'd be good at. These people tested as Sensors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    The other one is more into the sanguine/choleric/phlegmatic/mel type stuff. (I don't remember what the exact theory is called.)
    Galen temperaments, ancient/classic temperaments, humours, etc.
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    A version of this is what my wife tested several of our friends and family with (luckily for me, which got me interested in personality in the first place), and then I eventually learned about type, and how to translate one onto the other. The pure Melancholies are ISTJ (the person who introduced us to Keirsey tested as both), the Sanguine-Melancholies are ESFJ, a Phlegmatic-Melancholy fits ISFJ (a less stereotypical one though); and they fit the bill. This covers most of our friends and family. The two pure Sanguine girls would fit ESFP and a couple of people who seem to be Melancholy-Choleric would fit INTJ.

    So from there; it's just a matter of following the patterns. Like the Cholerics seem ExTJ, and a second cousin who always seemed different from the rest of the family (at least to me), seems to fit INFJ, and her mother in law (my great aunt) seems to be ENFJ. (there's similar, but the aunt is a bit more of a family "host").
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    Galen temperaments, ancient/classic temperaments, humours, etc.
    Used by LaHaye, Littauer, oneishy, Eysenck, 4Marks, etc.

    A version of this is what my wife tested several of our friends and family with (luckily for me, which got me interested in personality in the first place), and then I eventually learned about type, and how to translate one onto the other. The pure Melancholies are ISTJ (the person who introduced us to Keirsey tested as both), the Sanguine-Melancholies are ESFJ, a Phlegmatic-Melancholy fits ISFJ (a less stereotypical one though); and they fit the bill. This covers most of our friends and family. The two pure Sanguine girls would fit ESFP and a couple of people who seem to be Melancholy-Choleric would fit INTJ.

    So from there; it's just a matter of following the patterns. Like the Cholerics seem ExTJ, and a second cousin who always seemed different from the rest of the family (at least to me), seems to fit INFJ, and her mother in law (my great aunt) seems to be ENFJ. (there's similar, but the aunt is a bit more of a family "host").
    I don't care for the oneishy test much for some reason. Seems easy to "mess up" depending on mood. I can see the cholerics being TJ types. The ISTJ mentioned above is actually a phleg choleric.
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    i've gotten my mom and a handful of friends to take it, i guess for the rest. but i'm pretty confident in my typing abilities, i guessed right or one letter off for everyone who took the test.

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    Listen and observe to be able to do this one your going to have to actually spend time with them... Or you can just ask them to take the test, that one takes three steps
    Step 1: Walk up to them
    Step 2: Hand them the Electronic with the free test
    Step 3: They do the test
    P.S They might ask you why, be ready with an answer outside of I want to understand how your brain works, they will most likely get creep-ed out by that (It's weird)
    I go with the observing method

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    I took guesses at what they were and had them read descriptions to see if it was accurate. I find it harder to type people close to you though.

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