Been told more than once that I'm like my father who's ENTP. And I really resented being compared to him for the longest time. My brother, also an ENTP, has told me time and again when he was younger that I'm his younger,female, more emotional version, which just meant I still need to learn how to deal with my emotions :rolli:
I admit we're a lot alike in many ways..but the differences are so much more important and at our core. Nowadays, I'm proud to be like them (but also very proud to be different). Didn't always feel that way though.
Yes, I've had this happen within my family. I can usually identify where they see the comparison, especially taking into consideration who it's coming from.
My ISFJ mom - she says I am like her because I am shy and quiet and not big on socializing....it's really just the introversion though. From there, we diverge.
My INTJ uncle - from the perspective of SF family members. Since my Fi is well-protected, I guess I can seem T to Fe-heavy people, and the introverted intuitive thing must show some patterns between us also.
MY ExTJ aunt - from the perspective of SF family members again. If she is intuitive, then that may be the similarity they see. If she's an ESTJ, then maybe it's a shadow thing. This one is puzzling from an MBTI perspective, but not if you actually know us as individuals.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
i haven't been compared to anyone, that i know of.
when i was growing up i lived somewhat in the shadow of my brother. no one compared me to him when i was around, but i think they probably did compare us. i think all brothers get compared somewhat.
but he was much older and very much the golden boy of our neighborhood. smart, handsome, charming, brave, kind, etc etc. i mean, he was my hero, so i never resented him, but i did make comparisons between him and me.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Someone once compared me to my boss, but I am convinced he is a jerk
yeh, those extroverted judging types...
I get compared to my father(INTP) a lot. There may be some similarity in us both being NPs, like people notice we are the two scientific/theoretical seeming ones in the family. We have very different approaches to both scientific and people stuff though.
The only other ones I remember are just people saying I remind them of some other person they know but I don't.
Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.