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    Fellow INTJs.. Do you ever test the people you get to know?

    I have been doing it a bit with people from this forum. No one but one (kinda) has made it.

    I even stopped doing it and had one emo (as in emotional all the time about just about everything) guy but he vanished on hes own.. (from facebook)

    In general this forum sticks out that way. I got more "friends" from dating pages than in total from here. I guess im not trying or something.


    Do you ever test people in any way?
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    Yeah I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Do you ever test people in any way?
    Sure, if I'm trying to figure someone out.

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    It's not even unique to INTJs. I'd assume just about everyone does this in some form.
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    No. Because I don't need to test people.

    Testing gives you information about yourself more than the people you 'test'. And I'd wager it's usually about trust issues.
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    So as you test, thusly you are tested.

    You have been found wanting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    It's not even unique to INTJs. I'd assume just about everyone does this in some form.
    He obviously asked because he was curious as to how other INTJ's did this.


    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    Testing gives you information about yourself more than the people you 'test'. And I'd wager it's usually about trust issues.
    To test doesn't necessarily mean borderline push and pull, it's nice to see that it's where you went though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    It's not even unique to INTJs. I'd assume just about everyone does this in some form.
    I don't, I think it's a dick move and is not an authentic way to interact with people.

    That is, doing things specifically to test people, not just watching how they react to things and judging them for it. The latter is something everyone does, I'd agree.
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    Rex, can you clarify for me?

    What do you mean by testing them or should I more accurately ask what we are testing for?

    Do you mean to see if he or she is someone you might like to communicate with? Or do you mean that you are testing to see if they authentic? Or something else entirely?

    I don't mean to sound dense but I kind of need to know before I can answer.
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