Originally Posted by Orobas
True. Quite true.
I recall a time back in college, when a friend asked me ...
Well, let me give you the dialog:
Friend: Uumlau, um, are you gay?
Me: No. Why do you ask?
Friend: Well, I was overhearing some people talking and they said you were gay.
Me: *sigh* Would these be the same people or different people than those who accuse me of chasing all the freshman women?
Friend: Oh, yeah, that's right! They wrote that song about you!
3rd party stranger, listening in: They wrote a song about you?! High five, my man!
The truth is I was chasing only one freshman female (suspected INTP, maybe ISTP) on whom I had quite the crush. I was, however, "just friends" with many other women, and I suspect the latter led to the other two rumors. The song had to do with the fact that it was a technical college with a very low female-to-male student ratio, so many regarded it as unusual and perhaps unfair that I was on good terms with so many of the women. The song was meant as chastisement and public ridicule, not praise. I'm not so sure about the "gay" rumor, except that some may have legitimately noticed the "just friends" part, and couldn't conceive of being "just friends" with a woman unless I were gay.
So if people who supposedly know me and see me on a daily basis regularly misinterpret my motivations and characteristics so drastically, how is a mere test with 16 categories supposed to classify me except in a circular manner (as I answer the obvious questions for I/E, T/F and so on and get the expected answers)?