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    Default Been there, took the test....

    I got tired of online tests, got tired of asking people, so I contacted a specialist, told her my life story, all my ins and outs and ups and downs, took the paper version of the MBTI and now the verdict is in. I know my type, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. It turns out that I am a balanced version of my type, therefore, according to the counselor lady, it is harder to identify. So now, the question is settled for me.

    Turns out that @Poimandres was right from the get-go.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    So what's your conclusion (and what was I right about)?
    I would be very interested in offering my input if you could give more information about your journey of self-discovery and the counselor encounter, at least in regards to Typology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post
    So what's your conclusion (and what was I right about)?
    I would be very interested in offering my input if you could give more information about your journey of self-discovery and the counselor encounter, at least in regards to Typology.
    You were right about my type.

    I came in contact with a counselor who interviewed me and then I took a longish paper version of the MBTI assessment. The counselor asked me all kinds of questions such as to describe my childhood, what my parents were like, where I was from, etc. She said that the more in balance a person's cognitive functions are, the harder it is to pinpoint their core type. I never had thought of it that way. So, we worked to find my "core" or "what I'm all about."

    Then today, I went to visit my cousin who lives two hours away and we had a wonderful discussion about typology and personalities. We have known each other our whole lives and I felt like that with his background research and dedication and knowledge of me as a person, so just for the fun of it, I asked him what he thought and he told me. He agreed with the counselor's assessment results. He also gave me a name of another man's theories and told me that I should check them out. I think I will. The guy's name is Taylor Hartman. First chance I get I'm going to google him and see what I can learn I also like to learn something new.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    I like the part where you told us your type.

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    Oops, infj
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    That sounds like a lot of fun and it's cool that you figured out your type! I might want to do that some day. I took the official test but the person didn't know much about it so the results seemed rather bogus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    You were right about my type.
    And a lot of other people were too...

    I came in contact with a counselor who interviewed me and then I took a longish paper version of the MBTI assessment. The counselor asked me all kinds of questions such as to describe my childhood, what my parents were like, where I was from, etc. She said that the more in balance a person's cognitive functions are, the harder it is to pinpoint their core type. I never had thought of it that way. So, we worked to find my "core" or "what I'm all about."
    It's funny how you say what kinds of questions were asked, but haven't revealed the details on the answers. That would of course though make the discovery of your identity much more likely, and as such, I sadly won't be able to offer good input.

    Then today, I went to visit my cousin who lives two hours away and we had a wonderful discussion about typology and personalities. We have known each other our whole lives and I felt like that with his background research and dedication and knowledge of me as a person, so just for the fun of it, I asked him what he thought and he told me. He agreed with the counselor's assessment results. He also gave me a name of another man's theories and told me that I should check them out. I think I will. The guy's name is Taylor Hartman. First chance I get I'm going to google him and see what I can learn I also like to learn something new.
    Collecting outside perspectives is a great way to augment and refine our ideas. The wishing well has forged your wish!

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