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  • Through taking a test (MBTI-certified or not)

    5 10.42%
  • Through studying the cognitive processes (Fe, Ti, Se etc.)

    3 6.25%
  • Through reading type descriptions

    1 2.08%
  • A mixture of 1 & 2

    0 0%
  • A mixture of 1 & 3

    11 22.92%
  • A mixture of 2 & 3

    3 6.25%
  • A mixture of all three

    25 52.08%
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    Luctor et emergo Ezra's Avatar
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    These possible methods in my eyes.

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    I wish you had split out certified and non as I'm suspect on some typing I've seen.

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    It's more complex than that.

    Listening to my friends and hearing advises from a professional point of view played a great role in it...
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    a shitload of research, discussion, and self-reflection.

    nocapszy helped a lot, too.

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    the first time i took it, it was the older pencil and paper way, before the internets really took off, in 1999

    then again online, in 2005

    that was it

    the first time, the instructor had purchased the Keirsey Temperament Indicator and had everyone in the class take it

    it was totally foreign to me, and i didn't know what the heck the letters mean

    but once he read the results, i suddenly felt stalked for some reason

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    The interesting thing for me was that when I first took the MBTI, I tested as an INTJ.
    I read the description and realized that this wasn't me but it was what I wanted to be. I wanted to find out what I really was.
    I did some research from there and at first got to INTP, then INTP/INFP, then INFP/ENFP, and now I feel 100% confident that I am an INFP.

    I now test as INFP- but I think that is because I understand the MBTI differences between 'objective' and 'subjective' better now, being subjective doesn't mean a person is irrational.

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    I took the long version of the MBTI (certified) in college as part of career conuseling, I came out 50-50 split in the J-P section and nearly 50-50 split in the F-T section. Reading even a little about the type descriptions made plain to me that I was a Feeler and then years later I took cognitive functions test online and read more about the difference between Fe and Fi to arrive at INFP. Once I had learned about what Fi is, it was clear that this is my main mode of operation. The descriptions of Ne also fit well.

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    Flipped a coin four times.
    No offense.

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    I took an online test, had no idea what it meant, so I did research and was like "ooohh that's me."
    INFJ, Counselor, IEI, 4w5

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    I'm still not sure about it...Every test that I took for awhile was ISTJ, but some of the descriptions just didn't ring true for me. I really made an effort to be as objective as possible and occaisonally I would come up ISFJ/P. I did some comparisions with a number of on-line sources (to sort of triangulate my position) and have parked myself at the "ISxj" preference until I can understand more. I sometimes feel like I am shooting at a moving target.

    I'd certainly be interested to have the input of those knowledgeable.
    Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings...Steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you a king

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