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    Default Less common mistypings in MBTI

    I'd like to discuss less common MBTI mistypings. Countless threads and discussions have focused on INFP-INFJ mistypes, ENFP-ENTP mistypes, INTP-INTJ mistypes, and so on.

    What are some less common mistypings you TypoC users have seen? Perhaps we could list some. Are there some mistypings that could be impossible (for example, could an INFP ever mistype as an ESTJ)?

    Why do these mistypings happen? I think it is a result of people taking a casual, passing interest in MBTI without delving deep into the theory or having a better grasp on JCF.

    I thought I was an INFJ for a while. It seems crazy until you consider they share the same functions as ISTP, albeit in a completely different configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Conduit View Post
    I'd like to discuss less common MBTI mistypings. Countless threads and discussions have focused on INFP-INFJ mistypes, ENFP-ENTP mistypes, INTP-INTJ mistypes, and so on.

    What are some less common mistypings you TypoC users have seen? Perhaps we could list some. Are there some mistypings that could be impossible (for example, could an INFP ever mistype as an ESTJ)?

    Why do these mistypings happen? I think it is a result of people taking a casual, passing interest in MBTI without delving deep into the theory or having a better grasp on JCF.

    I thought I was an INFJ for a while. It seems crazy until you consider they share the same functions as ISTP, albeit in a completely different configuration.
    Perhaps it has something to do with age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeghor View Post
    Perhaps it has something to do with age.
    elaborate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Conduit View Post
    elaborate.
    Perhaps people become more self-aware as they reach their 30s, and younger people are therefore greatly mistyping themselves.

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    there has been a few people lately that my bf and i weren't sure if they were estp or isfp. i think channing tatum was one of them.

    Also i think sometimes enfp and isfp are confused for each other.
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    I can't imagine that an ISTJ mistyping as an ISFP happens very often, but it did in my case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_X View Post
    there has been a few people lately that my bf and i weren't sure if they were estp or isfp. i think channing tatum was one of them.

    Also i think sometimes enfp and isfp are confused for each other.
    I've occasionally seen that one. Is it because ENFPs can appear introverted and ISFPs can appear extraverted? Is it because of the Fi?

    I think the ESTP-ISFP confusion makes a little more sense. I could see a male ISFP, especially a younger one in their teens or twenties, possibly mistype ESTP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain curmudgeon View Post
    I can't imagine that an ISTJ mistyping as an ISFP happens very often, but it did in my case.
    I first typed as an INFP from a Keirsey test. I casually accepted the result and went on with my life for several years until I learned about JCF and really delved into the theory.

    I could see how there might be superficial similarities with ISTJ and ISFP and with INFP and ISTP.
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    I score high on all 4 dichotomies which makes me obvious to type, but many people do not have that big a distinction in 1 or more areas. Since all 8 cognitive functions come in to play one way or another in each one of us, I can understand the mixup for some people.
    I'm sceptical of types changing over time. Only yesterday I met a girl who said she went from ENFJ to ENFP, but personally I would have typed her ENFJ.
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    I have been mistyped a couple of times as an ISTP, but I'm not one. I only hang out with one five days a week.
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