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    I don't know so much that I'm "mistyped" frequently, as much as it's that I don't fit very well into a single type. Rather, I fit in relatively well with portions of what I read about two different types (INTP and INFP). I'd say that on tests (the validity of which I often doubt anyway), I come up INTP on about 80% of them, INFP on the other 20%. The "function" test, which I *really* doubt (because of the result it gives me as much as anything else), sometimes gives me ENTP.

    Reading various descriptions of types, I find that there are many anecdotes and flavors that I can easily sympathize with in both INTP and INFP descriptions - both things that INTP's and INFP's have in common, and some that they don't. If anything, I settled on INTP as I "get" Fe-related thoughts and behaviors, and I don't "get" Fi ones. A minor thing.

    Mostly, I think it's just that many type descriptions are collections of behaviors that are frequently associated... but certainly not absolute. They fit some people better than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwigie View Post
    A few question for you people:
    How many times have you mistyped yourself?
    Why?(misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")
    In my early 20's I seriously considered myself an INTJ, and related to the descriptions I read on the net. My basis for deciding this was kind of silly, just the humanmetrics test. I do remember of the 4 functions, T was the weakest, though.

    Most of the internet tests don't go off of functions - they just go off of the dichotomies. So a misunderstanding of functions didn't really apply to my results. I was never 'dishonest' either - I answered as truthfully as I could.

    Part of the reason behind my 'skewed' results could be a very critical/judgemental view of myself, so I don't perceive my qualities as being what they are - i.e. I might not believe myself to be a very compassionate person (even though in comparison to many others, I might be very compassionate) -- and since I don't view myself as compassionate, I test out as 'T'. That's one small example.

    I am also extremely introverted, and many of the 'F' questions on tests tend to be geared towards extroverted sensing feelers, and I didn't identify with many of the examples (this goes for cognitive function descriptions for Fe, too).

    Have you reached a conclusion?If so, what helped you determine your type?
    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?
    It was my mid 20's when I revisited type stuff, and became more open to INFJ, and saw that as a possibility, and decided that was probably my best fit. The only other one I've pondered at times is INFP, but after getting to know some Fi-dominants, I'm beginning to realize my Fe is rather apparent when I'm side by side with the Fi-dom's.

    I think standard personality tests just don't work for me, period. I've tested as all INxx's, depending on my mood, and even ENFJ once, and ISFJ once. And cognitive function tests are equally unhelpful. Again, part of it is just how I approach tests, I think. And my difficulty separating out my true 'preferences' from learned behavior and situational behavior. And finally, my own belief that balance in life is key, so therefore I don't WANT to see myself as preferring one thing over another, and I always aim for balance in my personality.

    I also think there is a lot of conflicting, contradictory information on the net when it comes to mbti, and I even find the disagreement amongst mbti 'Experts' rather amusing....and given this fact, the usefulness of all of it really dissipates in my eyes. But that's very likely me wanting to turn mbti into something that's seamless, without any exceptions or whatever, and that's simply not the case.
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    You fit into the INFJ mold perfectly, cascade, just like all the rest. You are all interchangeable. No one would notice if you were switched out with another INFJ, at work or in your personal life. Teehee!

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    ^ Really? Great! I've always wanted a twin so I could switch places when I didn't feel like doing stuff or had an idea in my head. Etc. *setting up INFJ traps*

    Cascademn has given a an infj-ish feel, I don't know how to explain it though.
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    They say you shouldn't over think on the test questions. At the same time, they ask that you understand exactly what the questions mean, other wise your initial testing wouldn't be accurate. But how are you suppose to understand if you haven't study the theories?

    An example: Are you likely to be whimsical or matter of fact? Those of us who've studied knows whimsical is N as matter of fact is S. But take an XNTJ, would you call them whimsical? Hardly... they're more matter of fact than anything else due to their Te.

    If you know the basics though, then you can figure out exactly how the questions are weighted. Talk about biasing your results... Either way you do it, there's potential for errors by ignorance or pre-expectations. People can't help but mistype themselves.

    Answering questions:
    How many times have you mistyped yourself?
    I've been asking myself that question far too often. What is my type? I don't know... it hovers around INXX.

    Why?(misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")
    Why INXX... because I get variable test results. My answers were honest, the questions just didn't fit the whole picture of me very well.

    Have you reached a conclusion?If so, what helped you determine your type?
    INXJ is probably about where I draw the line. I flex along T/F quite a bit. People who've met me in RL though insists I'm INTJ.

    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?
    I've some people online saying I'm more P than J... INFP to be precise. I suppose I'm a lot more playful online.

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    How many times have you mistyped yourself?

    Well, supposing that INTP is my true type, I've mistyped myself once as INFP.

    Why? (misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")

    I don't really know. I try to answer the questions honestly, but I always feel like I'm not being completely honest because the intent behind most of the questions is fairly easy to figure out, even if you don't know the theory real well. It's not like I can just close my brain and pretend not to know what the questions mean. After reading up on functions, though, I'm at least almost sure of INXP. It's the T/F that throws me off, and the simplistic test questions aren't enough to help very much.

    Have you reached a conclusion? If so, what helped you determine your type?

    I am fairly satisfied with INTP now because I have had the opportunity to work with some people recently who I'm sure are INFP's, and the contrast between us is great. Without that type of reference point it is difficult to determine your own level of T/F, since a lot of it is relative to other people (especially if you're not a 99% F or T person).

    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?

    No one seems to object to my being INTP. I had a few objections to INFP before, but not many (on the basis of my not being as sensitive as the descriptions said). I think that if the obvious points like introversion and intuitiveness are outwardly distinguishable, then most people won't object to any INXX type that you adopt.
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    How many times have you mistyped yourself?

    first as INTJ - then INFJ

    Why?(misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")

    not dishonest - misunderstood

    Have you reached a conclusion? If so, what helped you determine your type?

    my actions as i was searching - my interactions with INFJs on the forums and my style @ work - remembering who i was a kid/how i acted under stress - infj or infp - my natal chart - Night and Lauren Ashely

    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite ; you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?

    of course
    some insist INFJ - others INTJ - seldom INFP
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    A few question for you people:

    How many times have you mistyped yourself?
    Once, for like a year

    Why?(misunderstanding of the functions, "dishonest answers?")
    I had social anxiety and had been living for years in a less-than-optimal social environment that kept me from realizing my E potential. I thought I was an introvert, but I was really just withdrawing because I was depressed, not because I liked it that way.

    Have you reached a conclusion? If so, what helped you determine your type?

    Yeah, I think I've reached a conclusion. Well, coming on this site helped - I
    started a thread and got some good feedback. I also started college and found a new, more variable and inviting social environment; I started observing myself in this new environment and realized that when I'm around others or when I'm in an idea-sharing situation, I become super kinetic and I get a lot of energy from that. I don't need to be around people all of the time or anything, but I'm definitely more oriented toward the "outside."


    Do people tell that your type doesn't fit but you do or the opposite, you tell people that this isn't your type but they insist that it is?

    I haven't heard anything yet.

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