So the inventor could not even properly use his own invention?
In the man's own words:
As a natural scientist, thinking and sensation were uppermost in me and intuition and feeling were in the unconscious and contaminated by the collective unconscious. You cannot get directly to the inferior function from the superior, it must always be via the auxiliary function.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
INFPs, in my observation, balk at the entire concept of MBTI more than anyone else I've seen. They tend to find the Te nature of putting people in boxes highly offensive to their Fi individuality.
In fact, I think I may know an INFP dude IRL because he started FREAKING OUT last night when I had barely even explained Jungian types to him. My ESFJ guy friend was sitting there with me like "OMGZ LULZ WTF" because the possible-INFP started getting butthurt before he even understood what we were trying to tell him. It was very strange. I thought he might be INTP up until that point, but now I don't think so at all.
Other than that, it varies. I think Feelers may be more likely to get offended when someone else tells them they've misyped themselves.
I agree with all of this.
Originally Posted by ICUP
Probably the denial types - 7,8, & 9.
Anyone who views themselves one way, and doesn't want to admit the truth, in general.
Originally Posted by Viridian
Aren't the denial types 7, 9 and 3?
I didn't know the ennegram had a denial triad. Is this just something you made up or is there stuff out there written about it?
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
Perhaps because a lot of S types are more "apathetic" than "reluctant" towards the MBTI?
I agree....to resist it that stubbornly, you have to be taking it seriously. I think S types are less likely to take it seriously enough to be offended.
I still don't agree that INFPs are the loudest about this either & have yet to see one shred of solid evidence to support that.... I myself seen many other types loudly proclaim that MBTI is offensive or a load of crap. Before the myth that this is an "INFP thing" was propagated, I was under the impression that INTPs were most prone to this attitude. That just goes to show that personal impressions are faulty, because they are limited to your experience & don't show the whole picture.
The INFP who is offended by MBTI is the exception, not the rule.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
Some people I know love the MBTI and some act offended, like we are not supposed to know that much about them. So which types are likely to be offended by the MBTI?
The types that don't fall into a type/ feel constrained by types.
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