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    Default Cultural Values Affecting MBTI Tests

    How do you tell what personality traits in a person are defined from the culture they come from and what is actually them?

    If a person values traits/decision making processes associated with thinkers, whether culturally influenced or due to adaptation to life, does that make them a T?

    I ask because there is a Russian I am trying to type, but it is extremely difficult for me. I've also met other people from different countries, and they are always harder to type because I am constantly trying to figure out what has been instilled on them through upbringing and what is naturally there. This relates a little bit to the "are we born a set type" debate.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    As a note: he is reserved with emotions (but randomly playful) but very, very concerned about respect, and making a good impression. Very clean cut, and rather snarky. The thing that sticks out the most in my mind is the level of pure control he exudes.
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    Would it really matter? Your culture molds your personality somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Would it really matter? Your culture molds your personality somewhat.
    Exactly the sort of opinions I am looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    Exactly the sort of opinions I am looking for.
    I feel your personality is more adaptable. Looking back to childhood is a good way to get a feel for your own type and others.

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    Every person of the same type is born with the exact same worldview. Any deviation from this rule causes mental retardation, and in extreme cases, hardcore liberalism.

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    yes cultural values affect the scores, thats why they have slightly modified version for chinese and to some others also i think. problem really is on the faulty measuring methods that those type assessments use.
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    I think we're born a set type, there's not much at all that nurture can do to mess with our type. look at the Jim Twins
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    Intuitive (N) 63.16% Sensing (S) 36.84%
    Thinking (T) 70.37% Feeling (F) 29.63%
    Perceiving (P) 56.61% Judging (J) 43.39%

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