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    Default Has MBTI/Typology been a big factor in your life?

    Although I post this in the bonfire, I'm quite interested in this in seriousness as well.

    Mine would probably be a bit more boring. If I hadn't found something of similar or more interest to spend some time on. That is to say, 'knowledge' about MBTI or typology have never been of much influence in my environment.

    But I can imagine it may have been a big change for some people, having a different perspective on life changing descisions, such as relationships, job oppertunities, etc? And I'd love to hear the what and why behind it!
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    I would say MBTI has been a big factor in the means rather than the ends.

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    By understanding more about people around me, I have been able to understand more about myself. It helps me see things from different perspectives, and in turn improves my own decision making. I don't think anything life changing occurs, but decisions seem to be smarter and smoother in general.
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    I think MBTI helped me to learn about myself quite much, which then again increased my self-confidence a bit and made me feel more content with myself. I don't know though if that has any influence on my life in any "measurable" way yet, my life didn't change much since I started to learn about MBTI.

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    Nope, not at all.
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    Only for introspection. I don't usually bother trying to speculate on other people's typology, mine is complicated enough. Still, it is very refreshing to find a person with a type so that we may get together and laugh at the stereotypes, together, for our respective types and our type-interactions.

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    MBTI/Typology hasn't been much of a positive factor in my life at all. It led me to TypoC which has been life-changing, but other than that, I don't think I've managed to make any good use of it or ever will. I had somewhat high hopes of finding use in it to mostly understand myself better, but it's only made things worse and I've felt more lost than ever. So, I guess this actually means that MBTI/Typology has been a huge factor in my life after all, in stirring up all sorts of trouble I otherwise might not have found on my own. That might turn out to be something positive eventually.

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    MBTI/Typology has definitely been a positive factor in my life. The first effect finding my type had was to reassure me that there are actually other people in the world who have the same struggles that I do. Being an INFJ can make you feel rather alone in the world at times! The second positive effect has been in the area of career counseling. It has been extremely valuable to me to actually know what career choices seem to offer the best fit for my type. Even with that knowledge I've had a terrible time deciding what career to pursue and am still waffling between art and psychology. If I didn't at least have a list of INFJ careers to choose from, well..... God help me! The third effect is that I found typo C, and have benefited from talking to quite a few intelligent and interesting people here and have received support and encouragement as well. Finally, the fourth effect is that when I'm sitting in my least favorite class (which is quite boring at times), I entertain myself by trying to figure out who's an SJ (art education majors) vs. SP (graphic design). It's fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Although I post this in the bonfire, I'm quite interested in this in seriousness as well.

    Mine would probably be a bit more boring. If I hadn't found something of similar or more interest to spend some time on. That is to say, 'knowledge' about MBTI or typology have never been of much influence in my environment.

    But I can imagine it may have been a big change for some people, having a different perspective on life changing descisions, such as relationships, job oppertunities, etc? And I'd love to hear the what and why behind it!
    If I can treat MBTI as simply a method for sorting and organizing groups of characteristics, then my life has been filled with MBTIs pitted against one another. It was always relevant, but I didn't know it till the last few years of my life. Despite all its criticisms and potential misuses, it is still SUCH a valuable tool and a very fun topic of discussion with other type enthusiasts.
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    For me its a fun thing to think about and I enjoy sharing my interest with others on Typology Central but that's about it. I don't practically apply it much in the real world.
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