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    Default Questions for those who are completely SURE of their type

    For those who are completely SURE of their own type:

    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
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    Guess for that to answer you need to define yourself some boundary conditions. There are people for instance who say that type can develop and change as you mature and there are people who say that type does that never, so ...

    When I see your signature in combination with your questions I have to say that I think you are way overdoing this. MBTI wont hold as a science to deep analytics cause for that its too much of a pipe dream. The same applies for all categorizing of people; people are dynamic and in flux all the time; you would need to make dynamic equations for them, cause a pure static label is only a moment snapshot of that person.

    Dont overdo it too much.
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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it? ~ Took a while, yes.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered? ~ INTP and INTJ

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type? ~ INTP and INTJ were only guesses. I didn't understand the S/N dichotomy back then. And I was under the misconception that "smart" people had to be NT.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type ~ I don't use tests.
    b. The type description fits you very well ~ The well-written ones do, yes.
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well ~ Yes
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type. ~ No, they're not aware of such things.

    Being sure of one's type is mostly the result of studying the system and understanding the basic principles. However some people get fixated on a particular type or function, and then no amount of studying can help. It becomes a case of confirmation bias.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with? ~ Their credibility goes out the window when they do that, so it doesn't matter. It's rare though.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are? ~ Not at all.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type? ~ No, I only get more certain over time. And I don't believe that personality is "fluid". It only changes if you take personality-altering drugs, like SSRIs for instance.

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    A personality type is a false sense of identity used to support a vacuum where the self should be.

    1, 2, and 3. Was I always completely sure of my type? If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered? Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?

    When I took my first MBTI out of a book I scored IXTP. But I identified with the INTP type description more than ISTP. As for the Enneagram, I scored as a 3w4 on the RETI, and LOL’d when I read about the type 3 because that’s not me at all. After reading about the “4-wing,” I strongly identified with 4 for about a month. I eventually determined that my 4-wing traits were simply overwhelming 5 and that I am truly a 5w4.

    The real question is, how did I come to this conclusion? I examined the questions in the RETI over and over again, analyzing my thought patterns at the time I first took the test.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type


    Not necessarily.

    b. The type description fits you very well

    Yep.

    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well

    I match Jung’s description of the Ti very well, and I am also abstract N.

    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.

    They don’t care about this stuff.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?

    That’s a very common phenomenon on this forum, because people here don’t really know me, or they take one little thing I wrote out of context.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?

    I am open to any possibility, but there has to be a really good reason to believe it.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?


    Instinctuals, for one, are not set in stone. Instincts can come and go with the occasion. My former boss showed a pattern of being Sx/So at work and So/Sx after work. The instinctual in the second position can also swap with the one in third position. The one in third position can become dominant for a while, depending on circumstances.
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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    it circled around NT from the year one.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    The most serious progression was INTJ-INTP-INTJ-ENTP-ENFP-ENTJ-ENTP-ENTJ or something similar.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    I was sure of ENFP for a month.
    I was sure of ENTP for half a year.
    Now my understanding of "sure" assignment to ENTJ type comes with a disclaimer.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?
    A-d.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    You know how little speak of types? In any case, my wife's workmate was interested of type and he thought of me as ENTJ immediately.
    People sometimes tell I'm sensitive, but these stories are outnumbered with a ratio of 10:1 with stories telling I'm tough.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    Very much so. I'm thinking this type thing is a silly business.
    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    It's very much possible. I'm seeing a definite chance of seeing myself as an emotional or contemplatitive type, or both.

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    I must tell that if you expect any method to reveal an inherently unreliable "permanent" or "persistent" MBTI type, the joke is on you.

    For me, the equivalent of this thread is the question, "are you hungry?"

    It's situational at best.

    It's not my failure that my MBTI results fluctuate. Yes, they have been ENTJ for quite some time now.

    The problem is that the often-taken premise of the MBTI test, persistence, is nothing like that in reality.

    What a mis-interpreted test that is.

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    I discovered mbti and enneagram when I was young, 13 or 14, and I thought I was ENTP, then ENFP and a 7w8. But since I've been an "adult" I've stuck with the same typing.

    I just behaved differently as a teenager and had a different understanding of myself.

    I'd say A, B and C for #4. My mom and best friend are the only people I know well that have been interested in typing. My mom thinks I'm a 5w4 but that's the only opinion I've heard about it. People on this forum have suggested ISFP and ENFP a few times. I guess I can understand why, but I don't really agree. It's possible I'm a socially anxious/shy ENFP but I relate to the INFP cognitive function order more.

    I could change types, I'm still young and maybe will evolve in some way, but I'm confident in my typing for now.

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    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    I was one of the lucky ones to receive MBTI test results with correct type upon the first attempt of taking the test. I didn't understand what it signified and went on to read about cognitive functions from Lenore Thomson's wiki. Reading more about cognitive functions in the subsequent months only further confirmed the type that I got as my test result. This took no longer than 2 months.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    I have not considered any other types. I went to my type's subforum on Personality Cafe and it became clear very soon that the posters there are of same type as me. They were discussing many of the similar issues that have bothered me and applied same kind of reasoning. Thus I did not consider other types for myself, but I have spent some time reading subforums of other types to get a better understanding of them and our differences.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    I have not, some of my friends have gone through this cycle. I was fortunate that I started reading a lot of MBTI material right away and encountered Lenore's descriptions of functions, then later read Jung's Psychological Types. This provided for superior understanding of MBTI as typology. Some of my friends have only taken the test and read the profiles without doing any further reading, literature or forums, and ended up typing themselves into wrong types for years, later switching to something else.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?

    It was mostly reading Lenore's and Jung's writing and gaining a better understanding of cognitive functions, how they manifest and operate, that I became sure of my type. Many of the profiles that I have read haven't been very useful in this respect (too vague and indeterminate). Later I have discovered socionics that has a much better defined and structured approach to establishing type (it goes over Reinin dichotomies, cognitive styles, temperaments, etc.) Once I have read and understood some of the basic socionics concepts, it was clear to me that I have the same kind of functions as I do in MBTI which made me further confident of my MBTI typing.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    Many times. For as long as I've studied MBTI there was always someone who disagreed with my typing of myself. At first I used to get into debates trying to verify their understanding of MBTI and often finding out that it differs much from my understanding. This was the main reason that they did not agree with my self-typing.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    At this point no. I've studied typology very thoroughly for there to be any loopholes. Any other types just don't work as well.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    No. I will however reconsider the concept of type itself and what it means, how it helps to define personality and my relationships with others, since I'm not completely clear on the concept of type itself.

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    Referring to ENFP and 6.

    1. It took me a while to be sure.
    2. I have considered a wide range of types - mostly types I would prefer to see myself as.
    3. I have not been SURE of another type and then changed. At least, not yet.
    4. I feel SURE because the cognitive patterns fit me well, and my strengths and weaknesses are accurately identified. I do not test consistently, nor are most people I know familiar enough with typology to give me their input.
    5. A handful of people online have suggested other types. People IRL never think I'm an extravert.
    6 & 7. I can't deny the possibility that I will change my mind, but I think the probability is low.

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    For those who are completely SURE of their own type:

    1) Were you always completely SURE of your type or did it take you awhile to arrive at it?
    I was, for the most part, always pretty sure. It took awhile for me to decide whether or not I was J/P, but in the end I realized I pretty much embody P and it was just my paranoia.

    2) If you weren't always SURE of your type, what other types have you considered?
    I've briefly considered ENFJ and, for a stint, INFP/INFJ.

    3) Have you ever previously thought you were another type and SURE you were that type but then later changed your mind and now you're SURE of your current type?
    Nope! Always been pretty positive.

    4) What makes you think you are SURE of your type. Is it mostly:
    a. You consistently test as that type
    b. The type description fits you very well
    c. The cognitive function pattern fits you very well
    d. Family, friends, coworkers, etc. have told you how much you resemble that type.
    e. A combination of the above?
    A combination, so e. A combination of a and b mostly, with a sprinkle of c.

    5) Have people suggested you are a type other than the one you identify with?
    My mom's said ENFJ but my dad says ENFP.

    6) Are you open to the possibility that you may not be the type you think you are?
    Not really. But I guess maybe.

    7) Even if you're SURE of your type now, do you ever think that in the future there may come a time when you seriously doubt or reconsider your type or even change your self-identified type?
    Probably not! When I'm healthy, I'm ENFP. Unhealthy, I'm more INFJ. When I'm REALLY unhealthy I can get INTJ-ish.

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