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    Default Typology without types?

    "Typology becomes a hindrance rather than a useful tool, the moment that you begin to 'identify' with a particular 'type', rather than seeing it as a warning of what you could become if you submit to your weaknesses".

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    "To win, you have to be more than who you are"

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    So don't submit to your so called weaknesses.

    Whenever I identify with my MBTI associated weaknesses I try to remind myself these and deal with these, constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    So don't submit to your so called weaknesses.

    Whenever I identify with my MBTI associated weaknesses I try to remind myself these and deal with these, constantly.
    So you agree with the OP, by the sounds of it.

    I was not asking for personal advice, it's an observation.

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    I'm new at this, but: I felt less alien when my test results came back (we had a thing at work with a facilitator). I guess I identify with an INFJ type now, but maybe that's because I'm looking for an identity. (I took a couple of enneagram tests on my own and came back as a 4 and 4's are all about identity, right?) I don't think it's a hindrance, I think it's useful. I'm not the only one! is how I feel. It could become a hindrance if you don't work on your weaknesses and just say, "well, I'm an INFJ and I'm just this way--I can't help it". Instead of using it as a tool to play up strengths and feel good about those and work on areas that you're weaker.
    I hope that makes sense. I had a glass of wine and I'm all fuzzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazelsees View Post
    I don't think it's a hindrance, I think it's useful. I'm not the only one! is how I feel.
    I had another INFJ tell me a similair feeling rleated to MBTI.

    I guess it might make some people feel better in that way, but, I can't identify, because testing as the same type as someone doesn't mean you will have the same worldview as them.

    I agree with feeling part of a group of like-minded people, it's nice. I just think MBTI is a poor basis for that.

    I hope it works out for you, I just think those attempts end in failure.

    Whenever someone starts a post saying, "NO you don't UNDERSTAND, us xxxx DON'T DO THAT"...I feel like There is no "us" in typology, it's just about understanding individuals. IMO

    I hope that makes sense. I had a glass of wine and I'm all fuzzy.
    I hope you enjoyed it. Red or white? If you would like some reccomendation, speak to me, it's one of my specialities.

    And as they say, in vinum veritas...so thanks for your input and good luck with your MBTI journey. Whatever problems, I hope it will be a step in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post
    I had another INFJ tell me a similair feeling rleated to MBTI.

    I guess it might make some people feel better in that way, but, I can't identify, because testing as the same type as someone doesn't mean you will have the same worldview as them.

    I agree with feeling part of a group of like-minded people, it's nice. I just think MBTI is a poor basis for that. I hope it works out for you, I just think those attempts end in failure.

    Whenever someone starts a post saying, "NO you don't UNDERSTAND, us xxxx DON'T DO THAT"...I feel like There is no "us" in typology, it's just about understanding individuals. IMO



    I hope you enjoyed it. Red or white? If you would like some reccomendation, speak to me, it's one of my specialities.

    And as they say, in vinum veritas...so thanks for your input and good luck with your MBTI journey. Whatever problems, I hope it will be a step in the right direction.
    I only know of 2 other INFJs in real life -- one male and one female. The male was my BFF in high school and we recently reconnected. We have a lot in common but our upbringings were very different. We get along so well and can share our deep and darkest secrets with each other. I love him. As a brother. A twin brother.

    The female is a new friend. We are a lot alike, but also very different. Our upbringings were very similar. It probably has something to do with enneagram, which I know very little about. She is probably a 1. And she is good and well-behaved.
    I recently took the tests and came back as a 4 with 6 and 9 slightly behind. I'm not so good. I'm naughty sometimes. Anyway, I am so at ease around her and we have a camaraderie that is very enjoyable.

    Red! I love red!
    I don't like the overly sweet wines that most gals like.
    Please give some recommendations!

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