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    It really doesn't even help that the resources for self-typing SUCK.

    Your first option is to take a standard MBTI test (mypersonality is a good one, IMO) and verify the type with a description. Problem is, while the test might have been fairly accurate, the descriptions are rife with generalizations, leaving the person confused because they cannot relate completely and wholly with it.

    So then you decide to upgrade to the cognitive functions test. In theory, this should be a great system because MBTI is about functions and not generic descriptions. But the test itself is something that I found quite confusing (not to mention that I had codified some of the values that the test expected as Fe into my Fi). So you end up with some garble of abbreviations and percentages and go to the web to decode them.

    And after a poorly directed google search, you find a extremely abbreviated article on Jung's cognitive functions. What happens is these sites try to compress what took Thomson's Personality Type a good 20 pages per function into a single page.

    So don't be that hard on them...
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    It appears MBTIc is slowly turning me into a sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post


    It appears MBTIc is slowly turning me into a sensor.
    explain...
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    Sep08:


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    Ti Ne Fi Ni

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    -What are you talking about?
    -Endymion, my dear. A beautiful youth possessed by the moon.
    -Well, forget about him and get to bed.
    -Yes, my dear.

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    oh lol ok. ya that happens to me a little bit. the test depends on the time, location, mood, current events in your life. its not that your becoming more S. you could also be maturing too.
    "Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "

    "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelTao View Post
    What makes very little sense is insisting on putting everybody into a box. What also makes very little sense is making a religious belief out of MBTI. Another thing that makes very little sense is insisting that people force their data reporting to conform to a theory, rather than wondering if the theory may be flawed in some way when the data doesn't fit it.

    And another thing. A little research on the reliability of MBTI will show that most people test as three or four types, not just one. It will also show that the F vs. T axis is the most unreliable of the four categories.
    Well said, I read the INTP and INFP both apply, some points in one and the other there.Now I'll admit to being slightly more infp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwigie View Post
    Well said, I read the INTP and INFP both apply, some points in one and the other there.Now I'll admit to being slightly more infp.
    i stand by my original, and possibly offensive first post of mine in this thread:

    you are probably an INFP who idealizes themselves as being more logical than they really are. i find that is much more common than INTPs who give loads of credence to feelings and lack in INTP cynicism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon Candle View Post
    i stand by my original, and possibly offensive first post of mine in this thread:

    you are probably an INFP who idealizes themselves as being more logical than they really are. i find that is much more common than INTPs who give loads of credence to feelings and lack in INTP cynicism.
    I strongly disagree. Many INTP's get that way when they grow older...
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    They say that 1 out of every 3 people that take the MBTI is in between two or more types. It could be that they didn't understand some of the questions or that they don't have have have a proper understanding of their preferences. I've gotta wonder if there are certain patterns to people being in between types though.

    I've tested mostly ENFJ but sometimes ESFJ. Just like Proteanmix and my friend Dave, I could put EXFJ but ENFJ just jives better with me.

    On a fuctional level, I believe that if you're an EXXJ there's no way in hell that you don't at least know what your primary function is. You interact with the world by using this function to make decisions. As a result, EXXJ's can be easily narrowed down to EXFJ or EXTJ. On the opposite extreme, I believe that IXXP's might have a much tougher time coming up with their dominant function and so on. Heck, I'd say introverts in general have a harder time narrowing down their type because their dominant is so elusive.

    Temperament combined with functional analysis is really the best way to hone in on your type. You can't rely on the resources online. They're very vague compared to PUMII. It's really quite amazing how indepth Keirsey get with the individual temperaments and what they value.

    I think I'll go do a cross-section on some aspect of the temperaments now for my daily reading!
    "... you think deeply about stuff [that] nobody cares about and hardly anybody can understand you." ~ Peguy talking about Ni users. So true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharmedFantasy View Post
    I don't know about that :/ I think it's possible for some people to be in the middle.. it varies. some people are more introverted than others or more/less extroverted. They can enjoy being with people but also like to be alone sometimes.. When you take the test it even shows the percentages of how extroverted or introverted you are. I think personality can change and not set in stone. for example... I have a high introverted score but that's because I spend most of my time alone and not with others(since I have no friends of my own mostly) if I had good friends and enjoyed their company all the time, I probably would start to become more outgoing and extroverted and get more used to being around other people. My mom used to be really quiet and shy... but when she got older she became much more extroverted, loves socializing and enjoys everyone's company now. I know people are gonna start bashing on me now because I might not know what I'm talking about.. but XD I just don't really see how someone can be one personality type forever.. it will change as the person gets older and changes as well(certain traumatic crossroads or events can be big influences). People might think they have mistyped themselves before, but it could be because they have changed as well compared to before.
    Quote Originally Posted by mlittrell View Post
    i agree but there doesn't seem to be too much of a difference between me and an INFP...the only difference is that Fi is their dominant vs my secondary
    In response to both (I realise that's a little offhand but I believe that one statement can be applied equally to both points).

    ENFP vs INFP.
    Okay so the first two functions are reversed. Big whoop? Well yes because it's less to do with how the functions are arranged and more to do with the differences between the two types.

    If you firstly gather information sucking it up like a vacuum and then sort through it to make your ideas then it's probable that you're first function is either S or N. Ergo you're an EP or an IJ.

    EP & IJ are annoying because they relay information to you with ALL of those little irrelevancies added in and get sooo irate when you skip over some of them, knowing them to be irrelevant.

    IP & EJ are sooo annoying becuase they throw out some information without ever really thinking about it. They don't even consider it. That makes all their conclusions based on information that's full of holes.
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