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    Default Identifying the "Personality theories are bad" people

    Well then... I have met during my typing ages (which give... hmhmhmm... half year? ) many people, that said something like "It is wrong to type people!" My idea is, that it maybe is some trait, which could give me indition for typing him/her better. But which trait it is?

    I bet you have met lots of those people (mainly because you don't type people since january 2011), so let's share things like... What do they have in common? What do they tend to say you? (Is it more stuff like "Everybody is unique!" or "Theoretizing is bad!"?) How can it help? If it can, of course, help?

    Anyway thank you all for your advices, shares and posts!

    My own examples (optional):
    1st - ESTJ
    "Why do you want to type people? What good outcomes do you have from it?" This is the question, which most of ESTJ's (actually, the one... the second one is something between ESTP and ESTJ) ask me, when I say them that I am trying to categorize all of the people I meet to the boxes. I just say them then, that it is for example for saying them which job do they mostly like (the most useless part for me for now). They say "People still can say you that they don't want to be this or that." (This is actualy true, then I say them, that "Those registers of careers do depend too from the individuals.", I don't want to be teacher because I believe that I am bad teacher). The one true ESTJ I've met (and the extreme ESTJ) have said me something like "The people can be dishonest, how can you surely tell?" Then I like to tell the sentence, I've read on some typology page. "Human is like bag. You can clearly say, if there is in it ball or brick." But I do assume, that masquerade is possible at people, but... who would be THAT crazy to totaly play perfectly another personality?!

    2nd - Feelers at all
    Almost every fourth feeler says me "People are unique!" Then I do just say them "Yes, but I determine only the closest type." *they are quiet forever and never talk to me again*

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    infj - everyone is unique! You should just learn more about each person directly instead of putting them in a box and making assumptions from the box.


    ...can't say I really disagree, actually. At least sometimes.
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    What country are you from?

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    Typology skips important details, and ignores variation.

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    Sounds like a Turkish accent.

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    Not the same sort of thing but worth mentioning:

    I've met one guy who is a typology nazi. He has made up all sorts of rules surrounding typing, such as, who you can type and who you can't. And if you break them, he tells you that you can't do that. This is on PerC. Needless to say, I wanted to breathe fire on this guy. I put up with him for about, 5 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUP View Post
    Not the same sort of thing but worth mentioning:

    I've met one guy who is a typology nazi. He has made up all sorts of rules surrounding typing, such as, who you can type and who you can't. And if you break them, he tells you that you can't do that. This is on PerC. Needless to say, I wanted to breathe fire on this guy. I put up with him for about, 5 seconds.
    Out with it. Who's the type nazi? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Out with it. Who's the type nazi? Lol.
    hahaha, I will provide a hint.... he is istp. It shouldn't be too hard to see over there.......
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    mostly something about how we rely too much on generalizations, which is probably true.

    still, i do not think it detracts enough from the premise to not bother with typology when other, more obvious avenues are not working.

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