Well, I am not sure of my MBTI type. I do like it when people post their types; it makes sense to post it if you know it. For me, I guess I could put at least something down... even if it isn't a standard MBTI type because I do have a vagueish idea, but I am too lazy to do that and if you really need to know what angle I may be coming at, MBTI-wise, you can send me a rep or something.
I like it when people list their MBTI type on their profile. It helps me better understand where they're coming from when they post. In fact, I wouldn't mind if TypoC required all members to list their type.
Nonetheless, I've noticed a lot of people on this forum leave off their MBTI type entirely.
Why do you or do you not put your MBTI type on your TypoC profile? What are the advantages/disadvantages of doing this?
I will after I determine dominant function.
I do think it's nice to have it there and see it for other people.
I can't really be bothered and don't really feel the need to wear them like a badge. When I was on PerC I did the same though it was out of a desire to avoid suffering typism - people would approach the post via it's content and not by the type of the poster.
i put mine because i remember when i first joined and was learning about types that it helped me get a sense of the different vibes of the different types. it was cool to realize that i could "read" the persons type by their phrasing n stuff.
i think it's helpful and i'm nothing if not helpful.
Originally Posted by Udog
Same here. Even considering that many were wrong, people displaying their types was one of the major perks of this forum when I first joined. It's kind of a shame that most of the types people display these days are dirty, dirty lies.
I'm going to temp change mine special like...for @Udog
but the reasons you list are why I keep my own type listed. I appreciated those that displayed their type when I first arrived and imagine it being helpful to individuals new to typology and/or this site.
Through every forest, above the trees
Within my stomach, scraped off my knees
I drink the honey inside your hive
You are the reason I stay alive
I list it when I feel like it, which isn't all the time.
It's much, much less representative of me than my Enneagram type, which I do list. In fact, in looking back at my old "type me" threads, overall member consensus about my MBTI type has changed several times. I tend to believe that a listed MBTI type would actually misrepresent me.
Moreover, if the forum had a mindset of "Oh hey, this person proves that ISTJs can think out of the box" rather than "Pff, you only believe this because of your SiTe fixation" I'd be all for it--as it'd help us all out in actually understanding typology.
In short, it's a model that doesn't fit me well enough for me to bother--just as the Enneagram or astrology or Favorite Mane Six or whatever doesn't fit others.
edit: This discussion spurred me to list a thing. A very vague thing, but still a thing.