I have the book 'Personality Type - An Owner's Manual' by Lenore Thompson (actually have lost the book at home so thank goodness for Google Books! - Personality type: an owner's manual - Google Books) and took the test in the front of the book, already knowing I am ENTP but somehow can't resist taking one of these tests!
Anyway most of the questions on these tests are quite transparent in their wording in that you can tell whether they are leaning towards 'J' or 'P' etc (not to mention on this one you score it yourself according to the details given!) but was a bit thrown by one question meant to distinguish N from S so wondered if anyone Ns/NTs had any further thoughts on this.
The wording of the question is that "My physical surroundings are important to me and affect how I feel" (S) or "Atmosphere isn't all that important to me if I like what I'm doing" (N), we have to choose one from these options.
My reason for asking is I am strongly 'N' and this was reflected on most of the answers but this particular question was one I had quite a strong response to, on the 'S' side, I am very influenced by the physical environment, for example:
- I am extremely messy at home although frequently feel constrained by mess in that I can't do stuff while there is all this mess around
- Was at boarding school and had a room whilst there which (without going into too much long boring detail) due to features of the room itself and control I had over it, was able to do a lot of 'creative' stuff there and feel very strongly even now that it was due to the environment - to the extent that I have since tried to re-create it elsewhere.
- The beach etc as a way of 'opening up' ideas for projects etc
-- and so it goes on..
I am not sure about this question as to the validity of N/S, admittedly just based on my experience (I answered almost 100% of the other N/S questions in the way "expected" for a strong iNtuitive type, my Ne is very dominant) so does anyone else have a similar thing (influence from environment) and do you think this is a valid N/S question?
It seems to me it's more of an I/E question if anything though I could be wrong on this (I don't understand these introverts despite the fact I used to think I was one myself! )