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    Default Facebook MBTI and type confusion. Rarr.

    This was the only place I could come and express my frustration about Facebook MBTI quizzes. (Totally lame, I know, but my capacity for frustration is maxed these days, and even a silly facebook quiz is enough to go from "Huh. That's stupid. Moving on..." to "GRAAAGH. RELEASE THE KRAKKEN! *stomps all over Facebook making Krakkeny noises,*" in short order.

    Anyway. So. A few friends of mine took one of the MBTI quizzes on Facebook (I feel 13 every time I use Facebook in a sentence) and most were pretty off, but one friend, who is a classic ESFP, total S, can follow me into Abstract Land but completely resides in Downtown Sensoryville, tested as an ENFP. Most of my friends' tests were off (as they themselves noted in their comments on the test), but this one irked me the most, probably because she didn't disagree with the result.

    Maybe its the part of my brain that writhes when it hears people say "irregardless." Or maybe I'm being a dink about a silly Facebook quiz. But does it annoy anyone else when someone mistypes themselves after reading the type description that you can obviously see doesn't fit and still Insists that it is Their Type?

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    That ISTJ description fit me almost to a tee.

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    The facebook quiz typed me just about the same as any other online quiz -- INTP.

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    Oh, it can hit the mark sometimes. It labeled me an INFJ.

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    i've never seen mbti tests on facebook. i've seen wrinkle cream and flab reducer ads but no mbti tests floating past me while i visit there. i don't feel like i'm 13 either.

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    MBTI tests are pretty universally guaranteed to not provide "correct" (I use the term loosely, as the results are pretty vague anyway) classifications. I'd say a much better way to decide on a type (if you need to decide on one, that is), is to use a test as a guide and then learn a bit about it and see what you think. It's not a big surprise that the Facebook test can give results that people don't agree with.

    But for the people who do agree with the results, what makes you think that your estimation of someone's type is more valid than their own?
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    Where is this infamous test?
    Jeffster Illustrates the Artisan Temperament <---- click here

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    The SP Spazz Youtube Channel

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    yeah out of the like 20 of my friends who took that test, probably 60% were wrong.

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    The two most ESTP people I know tested ENFJ on that thing somehow

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    *sighs*

    Nevermind, guys. It's not really about Facebook. Just annoyed at this particular ESFP. Spilled over in here rather than onto her.

    Carry on.

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