I've only been here for a bit and have been trying to keep up,but this stuff still baffles me a bit. For example, it seems many folks on this forum know the type of everyone in their lives from....observation? Can you type another objectively?
Nope, not really. Some are easier than others though, depending on strength/expression. Typically a person will score only significantly in their chosen direction in 3/5 subtraits - meaning that two people with the same trait (say, T vs F) might only overlap strongly in one of 5 subtraits... hence confusion. (Typically they will test 1 neutral and one somewhat negative, hence those that tests something can express negative traits.)
I had taken a number of tests and all came out ISTJ...but the descriptions of that type in this forum did not seem to resonate with me...and its not just because of the numerous negatives cited for the type. I can own up to the bad aspects, but really I must be doing this wrong.
I'm not sure which FFM you have listed, but you seem like a balanced person, generally heading towards INFJ, although the N depends on how you want to interpret distribution. I can't really imagine you measuring out at ISTJ in MBTI from your FFM scores.
I don't really see how you could type a person without an "interview" or seeing them in a few differing scenarios for cross reference. I mean until you have seen someone cut off in traffic, scoring a win on a lottery ticket or smitten with another how can you really see that far into them?
The easiest way is any situation in which you can see them make decisions and interact with environment - be it business, people, etc. Stressful situations don't really show much about type (other than emotional stability/neuroticism and a little bit of the E/I) - typically it's the opposite. Stress means erratic (and inconsistent) behaviour, regardless of type.
Or is this just a form of casual recreation, and we're all having a good time?
(Some of us had to do it for work and thus work with those that have taken the test, but I'd say 90% are typing at a distance without confirmation.)
Quit trying to turn me into an INTJ, okay? I've already said that I don't want to be one a few times now. I don't want people expecting me to make logical, well-reasoned choices.
And did you have to put my name there without asking me? It's embarrassing enough that you think that of me without you making it public.
Why do you think I'm driven and competitive?
I didn't think that through any negative traits! I'm sorry to make you uncomfortable. Some of my best friends are INTJ, and they have such respectable qualities in my eyes I likened you to them Always with an insightful response, you handle knowledge with the virtuosity of an INTP and the grace of an INFJ - something I've learned to associate to INTJ
INTJ's I know are among the most considerate NT's I know, not anything to be shamed of. They're not incoherent like some ENTP or highly idiosynchrotic like some INTP.. my INTJ friends I see as benefactors of the society, and people who seek harmony more than competition!
I started my typing from NT domain, as I am more familiar with that. But then, I put the picture together and recognized you as a T-skilled F