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  • Option 1

    4 22.22%
  • Option 2

    13 72.22%
  • Both (please explain)

    1 5.56%
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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    Well, I often catch myself assuming option 1, like when my mom asks why I'm hug-o-phobic and I say, "Apparently it's an INTP thing". I wouldn't have said that if some part of didn't believe that I am the way I am because of my type. I'll admit, option 1 was my default perspective before I thought of it in a new way. But now that new way, option 2, sounds pretty logical to me, since personality types were created to classify patterns of behavior. So basically, my default is option 1, but if I Ti it, I would probably decide on option 2. Now the question is, do I vote based on how I am naturally inclined to perceive it, or how I would choose to perceive it only after a great deal of thought? That's sort of why I haven't voted.
    Your vote shall confirm your type. Which is it? *drumroll*
    Just kidding. To be honest, I have a hard time grasping or even considering Option A at all. I'm less likely to say "Because it's an INTP thing" and much more likely to say "I'm an INTP because I don't like to hug".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizzy View Post
    Your vote shall confirm your type. Which is it? *drumroll*
    Just kidding. To be honest, I have a hard time grasping or even considering Option A at all. I'm less likely to say "Because it's an INTP thing" and much more likely to say "I'm an INTP because I don't like to hug".
    Interesting. Maybe I'll go with option 1 then, just because it seems to be my natural inclination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    Interesting. Maybe I'll go with option 1 then, just because it seems to be my natural inclination.
    Before I was introduced to MBTI, I would've said option 2 (if it had said personality type instead of explicitly saying 'MBTI'), but now my natural inclination is also option 1.
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    The preferences come first, then we come to personality typing to get a name for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    Are you 1) the way you are because of your personality type, or are you 2) your personality type because of the way you are?

    Maybe you're thinking both. But if you are, then let me ask you this: which came first, the type or the behavior? If both options are true, then you have a circle. But where did the circle begin? And if you must explain where the circle began, then that essentially forces you to choose either option 1 or option 2.

    I voted for #2. I see personality type as a model to explain our behaviors and natural tendencies. Start with the person and use one of the 16 types that best fits it.
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    I don't think I really understand this question...
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    I don't know, this doesn't have to refer to MBTI type, it can refer to people's nature in general. I'm inclined to think that you are born a certain way, and that if large families happen to socialize a certain type of person/ people, it's because they are genetically inclined that way as a group. Seems like you could learn some outward behaviors from the group/ parents if they are very set in one certain way and you practice it from babyhood. I'm also not sure about how environment at a developing age affects people/ seems like it may cause some variations of their original nature. My own thought.
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    I could sit around and blame my enviroment for my introversion but no matter where I am deep down i'm the same person and look at everything the same so I went with #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevlisZero View Post
    Are you 1) the way you are because of your personality type, or are you 2) your personality type because of the way you are?
    if 1 is true and 2 is false: type is a philosophy
    if 1 is false and 2 is true: type is religiously believed to be innate because just thinking this is true doesn't prove it is.
    if 1 is false and 2 is false: ?
    if 1 is true and 2 is true: Godel's Incompleteness theorem?

    Can I go with the question mark for my perspective? Why did you leave that one out? Now I feel lied too...
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    Option 2. Also nature over nurture.
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