(Edit: )Update: explosion over, conflict resolved, problem solved.
Why exactly do people have such a huge problem with people thinking they are a certain type when they might actually be another type?
This is especially prevalent in the NT temperament. Do NT's think they are inherently more logical and rational than all the other temperaments, and this means they make up an exclusive little club that only the people who pass some NT test can join? Do people not think that there are plenty of NT's who value being rational but utterly fail at it half the time? Do they think that they are smarter than everyone else and that makes them better? If I think I'm smarter and better than everyone, can I join the club?
Why does it really matter? Seriously. It's just a category. It's a way to understand people. Getting hostile with people defeats this purpose. Unless you are just using it to feel good about yourself and as a form of mental masturbation.
A mistype means that this person either has an incomplete or flawed understanding of typology and cognitive functions. It usually doesn't mean this person is a "poser." And changing their minds requires educating them on typology and cognitive functions, not telling them over and over that they're a different type with no real explanation.
I mean, I started on here trying to figure out why I was atypical of my type, whether it was INFP, INTP, or something else. I was all obsessed with it because I found it fun and interesting and I like categorization. And people told me it didn't matter that much. I was kind of emotionally invested in it because I have ideas that I want to be taken seriously, and I was afraid people wouldn't if I had mistyped myself. I thought this was silly, but I was still afraid of it. Now I've gotten over it and I just think it's silly. I was told to have confidence and not worry about what people think, so I started posting as an INTP. Then people began seriously doubting my type, so I modified it. Then some people seemed really attached to me being INFP, so I took it off. I thought 'Great, now I can't piss anyone off. I'm unknowable.' Wrong. I start a thread about really feel-y stuff, (because I wanted to try something new, ironically)- and now people are all like "THIS THREAD IS PURE FI! YOU'RE INFP, AND EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS PURE BS BECAUSE YOU'VE MISTYPED YOURSELF!!" Which is what I was afraid of in the beginning, irrationally I thought, and now it's happening except that I don't care anymore.
I'm like, REALLY?? Gah.
So why is this important? Can't we just accept that people generally know themselves better than anyone online? Can we be respectful and engage in serious dialogue about typology and how people fit or don't fit rather than saying "You're completely illogical, therefore you are not NT" or "Values and emotions --> NF" ? Does it really matter? And if you think it does, can you explain it to me? Because I don't think a person's knowledge of her or himself is relevant to any argument they may have. It's called an ad hominem fallacy.