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  • I'm unsure of my type

    3 25.00%
  • The MBTI system doesn't seem to work

    0 0%
  • I grow tired of being a target for MBTI correction Nazi's

    1 8.33%
  • I'm on a voyage to learn about my true type

    0 0%
  • I'd rather keep it confidential

    2 16.67%
  • I just came to watch and look around

    0 0%
  • There's too many stereotypes on typing that I don't want to be a part of

    4 33.33%
  • I have no type, I am who I am

    1 8.33%
  • Other

    1 8.33%
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  1. #1
    Senior Member Eluded_One's Avatar
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    Default A question to the individuals that choose to conceal their MBTI type

    For the longest time, before joining the forums, I've wondered why anyone would keep their type undisclosed. There's quite a portion of the forum that have either made changes or have chosen to stay anonymous from the get-go. I figure everyone has their own reasons to remain this way. It's been bugging me since... forever, and it would be great to get it off my chest. So what's your story?
    “If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” -anonymous
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    Good thread, I'd like to know too tbh :p
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    Weird. I made a comment in this in this thread, but the thread didn't have a poll and now my comment doesn't exist anymore. Perhaps it was an accidental duplicate.
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    first off, I didn't HIDE my type... I just didn't post it... there's a difference

    secondly, I have several reasons for not caring to post it...

    a. I'm still settling into myself as I age
    b. whatever you put down someone's going to argue about it with you, as if they know you better than you do, which is super annoying
    c. I don't think that one's type is a be all, end all description like some people seem to
    d. stupid stereotypes that uneducated people have about types
    e. IT'S NOBODY ELSE'S BUSINESS it's NOT a required field, so you shouldn't expect someone to fill it out...
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
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    90% of the people who hide their type are sensors.
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    or perhaps i got tired of having to defend my type every 3 posts, and people saying i'm a different type as an insult. and not being sure. and why is it your business? if you're judging people on here based off of that, congrats you are probably a typist. that being said, when your type is up you get treated very differently than when it isn't.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertCalifornia View Post
    90% of the people who hide their type are sensors.
    it's not something I've tried to hide... sensor-ness that is... some members of this site make me quite proud of identifying that direction
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    I took my type down when I doubted my type. I liked the feeling of it not being displayed. I found myself mentioning my suspected type though a fair bit. Now my type is basically displayed again, simply because I felt like putting it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Weird. I made a comment in this in this thread, but the thread didn't have a poll and now my comment doesn't exist anymore. Perhaps it was an accidental duplicate.
    Yes, I saw that. It was a duplicate thread indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    first off, I didn't HIDE my type... I just didn't post it... there's a difference
    I agree. Which is why I created this thread/poll to have a better understanding of those that chose this route.

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    or perhaps i got tired of having to defend my type every 3 posts, and people saying i'm a different type as an insult
    There are many phony INFP's floating around, and you're not one of them. Although, I wouldn't point fingers to any who I believe aren't the real thing, as it is not in my right to assert my suspicion on others.

    There's forum members in here (and I'm sure also in other personality forums) that live on this attitude that it's alright to warrant their correction on your type because this is what we all signed up for. Which is total BS.

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Weird. I made a comment in this in this thread, but the thread didn't have a poll and now my comment doesn't exist anymore. Perhaps it was an accidental duplicate.
    You did. I apologize as it was a good post and I made the error of duplicating the thread when I added a poll.
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    I don't paste it all over my profile because....

    It's not that important to me and not like it's one of the cool ones anyway. It's not as if I try and hide it, I've mentioned it in several threads. Typology is an inexact social science, I think my astrology birthchart explains me better. I'd much rather use that space in my profile for whimsical self expression.

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