What follows is a loosely translated and tightly edited transcript of a chat with my ISFJ friend.
Economica: Btw, I followed up on the ISFJ description at hiddenpsyche...: http://www.typologycentral.com/forums/57785-post8.html
Economica: The guy behind the test wrote me to say he agrees with the assessment and that he actually got an ISFJ friend to write 80% of it because he was in a rush. He also completely agrees with the unflattering way S types are generally described. When he has the time, the descriptions will get better
Friend: Sounds good.
Friend: I'm impressed that you remember my reactions to the description
Friend: I like developer's post
Friend: I read the thread. The tone isn't exactly nice all the way through. And some people seem kind of arrogant
Economica: Yeah, it's partly because it's an anonymous message board and partly because there's a lot of prejudice and venting against Sensers... Which is ironic in that thread
Friend: Are there any other threads you can recommend?
Economica: Yeah, I'll send you links tomorrow
Economica: First and foremost I recommend this thread: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...certitude.html
Economica: It's a thread I've started about 'closed-minded certitude' which I claim is a common problem area for INXJs and especially for INTJs. The thread was sparked by my own realization of how bad I used to be at shutting off critical input and bulldozing others with my view of reality
Friend: Okay - sounds interesting. As far as I can see there are plenty of INTJs on the board so I look forward to seeing how they received it
Economica: Not very well. Mostly they just ignored it
Friend: I found a thread about ISFJs and how horrible they are. It's not always fun to see how good people are at putting others down, especially when they think they know all people of a type just because they know one
Economica: Yeah, unfortunately there's a lot of prejudicial negativity and venting on the board
Economica: (I describe ptgatsby's blog post #29 and add that blogs are members-only.)
Friend: Okay. I don't know if I dare sign up now, especially if I have to state that I'm an ISFJ. I'm actually pretty disappointed with the attitude some of them have. I don't want to be in a situation where I have to defend my type and especially my S which apparently isn't very popular.
Economica: That's too bad, but I understand. Sensers are exposed on the board. There's a handful of people who hand out reality checks but not enough of them to balance things out
Economica: Would it be okay with you if I translated and posted this chat? I'd like to demonstrate how we're missing out on S members because of all the prejudice and venting