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    Default Another Reason That Dichotomies Can Be Confusing

    Maybe it's my own limited view of dichotomies, but I responded to Sunshine's inquiry on shyness based on what we normally see as E/I results. Jung's definition never discusses gregariousness or even the direction of energy. Instead he simply says that extraverts focus and take into account the object (anything outside themselves) whereas introverts don't. I originally pasted his definitions, but they're too long. If anyone would like to read them and compare, they can be found again at this site.

    I have been wondering for some time whether I am dismissing ESTP because of my limiting view of E/I. I really would like some pro and con feedback from varied theories. One I am considering strongly is Berens' interaction styles.

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    I haven't time (or motivation) to read the whole definitions now, but I'll definitely come back.

    But I wanted to say: It's difficult, because there are different theories out there. Which are all using the same scale. And for someone like me, who's on the borderline, the subtle differences actually make a big impact on our reported type.

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think I end up being an INFP according to Kiersey but an ENFP according to MBTI.

    What, then, do I call myself?
    ANFP:
    Extraversion (52%) ---- Introversion (48%)
    Sensing (26%) ---- iNtuition (74%)
    Thinking (16%) ---- Feeling (84%)
    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    There is one and one reason alone for dichotomies to be confusing: Kierkegaard's "Either/Or"
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticangel02 View Post
    I haven't time (or motivation) to read the whole definitions now, but I'll definitely come back.

    But I wanted to say: It's difficult, because there are different theories out there. Which are all using the same scale. And for someone like me, who's on the borderline, the subtle differences actually make a big impact on our reported type.

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think I end up being an INFP according to Kiersey but an ENFP according to MBTI.

    What, then, do I call myself?
    And this is what it boils down to, personal choice on whose theory you choose to follow. In my case I see no reason to go beyond the original theory which is Jung. With that being said, I am in agreement that not only are his definitions long, but quite abstract. Yet again we have been led to believe that the E/I focuses the energy outward/inward respectively, but Jung merely says that E/I focuses on and makes decisions based on, the objective/subjective and never refers to energy. Thanks. I am hopeful that this will get some recognition and discussion which may help alot of people that recognize their also being bordering on the attitude.

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