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    i got the irony, altho people acting according to their types... is that all of a sudden unexpected to people on a mbti forum. now that is funny :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    She said something like "I like to group things" "do you sort people when you look at them" etc.

    When you use mbti aren't you looking at people and sorting them into categories "look he's an F" "she's a total J" etc? Am I thinking of a different kind of sorting or something?
    I don't know, exactly...

    I am evaluating people, but I don't feel like I am putting them into separate containers per se. The idea of a "container" or "sorting/grouping" bothers me because it's more restrictive (you are separating things and confining them), and the labels I assign are prone to change at any time -- no one is confined, in my head. The assignment is changed as soon as it becomes apparent that there is a better fit elsewhere.

    I feel more like I am using one of those machines they make you look through at the eye doctor, where they flip back and forth and you have to tell them whether the first lens or the second was fuzzier. Likewise, I am flipping "function pairs" over someone and seeing which lens fits better -- with which one can I see them more crisply and clearly...

    Quote Originally Posted by KMCE View Post
    I see you are too thick to realize that the post is meant to be ironic...etc
    Was this post supposed to be irony too -- stereotypical ISTJ? (Ugh, my head.) If so... If not...
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    The OP is hilarious. I was laughing too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I don't know, exactly...

    I am evaluating people, but I don't feel like I am putting them into separate containers per se. The idea of a "container" or "sorting/grouping" bothers me because it's more restrictive (you are separating things and confining them), and the labels I assign are prone to change at any time -- no one is confined, in my head. The assignment is changed as soon as it becomes apparent that there is a better fit elsewhere.

    I feel more like I am using one of those machines they make you look through at the eye doctor, where they flip back and forth and you have to tell them whether the first lens or the second was fuzzier. Likewise, I am flipping "function pairs" over someone and seeing which lens fits better -- with which one can I see them more crisply and clearly...
    To me the action of identifying someone as a type is sorting them into a group by definition, regardless of how easily you change your mind about it afterwards, or how unsure you are about their type, or how much you think they're on the borderline in some traits. So I'm not really sure if we're on the same page, because I can't really understand how what you're describing wouldn't be defined as "sorting"....did you have a reason for asking?

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    Isn't the MBTI actually called a sorter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    So I'm not really sure if we're on the same page, because I can't really understand how what you're describing wouldn't be defined as "sorting"....did you have a reason for asking?
    I don't remember at this point, honestly.

    I suppose I was more interested in the connotation you were attaching to sorting.

    Some people forcibly move objects into rigid categories. Others are doing more of a "classification" -- such as when you determine the category of something but you're not lumping or moving or jamming things into a box.

    (Sort of like separating different species of animals into different pens, vs. observing them and delineating which ones are which but not actually caging the animals.)

    Perhaps it's all still a variation of "separating objects into groups" ... but in practice and attitude, it's all very different.
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