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    Default Do animals have a Personality Type? mbti for animals, personality type of beasts

    From observation I think they do have a personality, is it possible to categorize an animal personality type.
    For example dogs and cats?

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    Not really. MBTI was pretty much built around how traits evidence themselves in humans.
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    A personality type could not likely be assigned to animals; at least not an MBTI type. Perhaps they could be typed using some other man-made construct, though the odds of being able to effectively apply said construct to both humans and other animals are quite slim.

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    I think it's breed dependent.

    But then. Does that mean different 'breeds' of humans have different personality traits? We aren't allowed to say that are we? It sounds like stereotyping at the least, racism at the most?

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    Ofc you can create a typology for cats, dogs or other animals, but you cant apply MBTI to animals
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    My bunny was an IXFP. She loved only me and shied away from strangers. But with me she was very, very sweet. Except when she nipped me with her Teeth...

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    ^

    I think that nearly all animals have a responsiveness variance to them that creates different personalities to them in a way that resembles extra/introversion in humans. And depending on the animal it can probably get a lot more complex than that. But some traits like sensing/intuition probably just don't exist much at all other animals. (Not that we know of anyway.... but I bet animals like dolphins, chimpanzees, and bonobos have some chance of having personality types in an almost-MBTI way but just more simplified. Too bad we can't know them yet because the types are on a self-reporting basis )

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaLuminosity View Post
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    I think that nearly all animals have a responsiveness variance to them that creates different personalities to them in a way that resembles extra/introversion in humans. And depending on the animal it can probably get a lot more complex than that. But some traits like sensing/intuition probably just don't exist much at all other animals. (Not that we know of anyway.... but I bet animals like dolphins, chimpanzees, and bonobos have some chance of having personality types in an almost-MBTI way but just more simplified. Too bad we can't know them yet because the types are on a self-reporting basis )
    See, this is what Rue's problem is. First, no one understands him because of all that Ni. Secondly, no one believes he can be an Ni because he's a dog!

    (On a slightly more serious but still silly note, someone caught me at the vet the other day asking my dog if he knew what asymptomatic meant. )
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