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    Yes, we are genetically predisposed to exhibit certain behaviors, and the behaviors we happen to consistently exhibit will constitute, what will collectively become, our expressed personalities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Whatever attributes of mine that happen to contribute to my being an ENFP, I strongly believe I was born with. Personality wise, to this very day, I am very much the same way I was as a five year old. My general affect and proclivities have more or less not changed.

    But then again, I have always had a strong sense of "self", and this seed of consciousness of mine that germinated and emerged from deep within, despite environmental circumstances, has worked to carve my personal identity.
    That is, almost verbatim, what I told a friend recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Whatever attributes of mine that happen to contribute to my being an ENFP, I strongly believe I was born with. Personality wise, to this very day, I am very much the same way I was as a five year old. My general affect and proclivities have more or less not changed.

    But then again, I have always had a strong sense of "self", and this seed of consciousness of mine that germinated and emerged from deep within, despite environmental circumstances, has worked to carve my personal identity.
    Yes! Wisdom and self-control come with age.. but I see myself as the same ball of fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    That is, almost verbatim, what I told a friend recently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Yes! Wisdom and self-control come with age.. but I see myself as the same ball of fire.




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    Why would you want to change your type?

    Would you get a sex change to go along with it? Like a combo meal at McDonalds.

    Or maybe a species change...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Why would you want to change your type?

    Would you get a sex change to go along with it? Like a combo meal at McDonalds.

    Or maybe a species change...
    I would change my sexual orientation if I could.

    Some people don't like themselves, I'm sure to them, the idea of becoming someone else is quite alluring.
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    So the way to set about that is to pick a different box to fit into?

    Unfortunately for these saps, actually making the shift, if it's even possible, requires probably years of deduction to fully grasp the essence of each type, then to adapt their behavior and cognitive patterns to match it.

    I imagine it would be something like taking a computer apart, resistor for resistor, capacitor for capacitor, solder by solder, and reconfiguring everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvereX View Post
    I agree
    I think that our character becomes more apparent as we grow,
    and that as children, although not fully flowered,
    our personality was in its most simple stages, therefore, easily read

    this is what clued me into being an INFJ instead of an INTJ
    I TOTALLY agree with you! That's what kind of happened with me, too. When I was around 5 or 6, I was more of an INTJ (although I didn't actually discover the MBTI until about 6 months ago). Now, I've figured out I'm an INFJ.

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    I don't think the personality type can evolve once it's set in stone around kindergarten age (and even then, I think N-S and T-F are almost impossible to externally influence). My grandma is most likely an INTJ, but she developed so many E and F characteristics that you need to know her well to analyze her type correctly. Just because she is very comfortable around people she knows little about and can easily sympathize with others does not mean she is no longer Introverted or Thinking. An adequate definition of brainwashing might in fact be when someone manipulates the core preferences of others.

    Perhaps the evolution of types is just the strengthening/weakening of one preference over the other. P is my strongest preference (see link in the sig), which I would think is rare for INTPs. My I and T preferences have both considerably weakened since prepubescence, and I've always had a thing for S like activities. Despite not being incredibly nervous approaching a stranger, hours of social contact still drains me, especially if the people I'm interacting with are not of a similar personality type, and despite not rationally analyzing every single thing that I hear or see, I'm definitely a graph freak, and I look up statistics on things others would rarely be interested in (or statistics nobody has even thought to post on the Internet :P ).

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    It's possible, mine drastically changed a few times in the past.

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