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    Default Flip-floppin' types

    Some people state emphatically type cannot be changed over time, others say it can.

    What say you and why?

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    It doesn't. In theory it shouldn't, because it would make no sense, not to mention there's never been a case in my direct or indirect observation where it has.

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    You're an INTJ right? Don't worry, maybe eventually you'll drop the J.

    I think type can change, but more often than not, it won't, or it will change slowly over time. I've seen extroversion/introversion change in people.

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    Balancing and mistyping occur all the time, which can be mistaken for a change in personality type, but no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Balancing and mistyping occur all the time, which can be mistaken for a change in personality type, but no.
    Temporary personality changes can occur too. For instance, someone who loses a close family member might be thrown into a period of introversion.

    But long term personality changes will of course happen, the question is if that can be translated to changes in type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    You're an INTJ right? Don't worry, maybe eventually you'll drop the J.
    I'm some kind of INTthing, not convinced on the jay but cheers for the pep talk

    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I think type can change, but more often than not, it won't, or it will change slowly over time. I've seen extroversion/introversion change in people.
    Do you see it as development of what's already there and was maybe unseen or repressed or as a total change of preferences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Do you see it as development of what's already there and was maybe unseen or repressed or as a total change of preferences?
    I think it can be a development of what's already there as well as a change in preferences.

    I have it in me to be a E or J, I can do it for short periods of time, but unless an extreme event takes place that causes me to favor personality characteristics other than those of the INTP, it probably won't happen.

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    your inherent type and ego do not change
    perspective, habits, and shoe sizes do
    I N V I C T U S

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Temporary personality changes can occur too. For instance, someone who loses a close family member might be thrown into a period of introversion.
    You realize, of course, this is a silly concept. People in a quiet mood are not suddenly introverts. They maintain the same brain.
    But long term personality changes will of course happen, the question is if that can be translated to changes in type.
    There is no question.

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