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    Senior Member AutumnReverie's Avatar
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    Have you ever been mistaken for another type? Which types and what reasons did they give?

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    My type: ISTJ
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    ISFJ - I get this a lot, usually from people who don't know me that well. They say I'm really "nice" and "patient" and such. Which, I guess maybe I am, but ISTJs can be that way too! I've even been told that I have the ability to be "bubbly" but I don't believe that. Anyways, the people who I'm actually close with know about my "T". My social awkwardness, sarcasm, dislike of talking about my ~feelings, un-touch feely personality, and logical thinking style, can only go undetected for so long.

    xNxx - My closest friend (an INFJ) always says that I'm really intuitive. I keep having to correct him by telling him that I'm not "intuitive", I'm observant! I make my judgments based on what I see and hear, what's in front of me -- not any sort of "psychic feeling" like he does.

    xNFJ - An English professor I had last year, who I would usually walk with for a bit and talk to after class, said that I was a "constant thinker" that had interesting insights based on the literature I read and had a talent for drawing connections between those literary insights and real life. He also thought I was a great writer and wanted me to ditch my Psych major for English . I think he didn't understand that ISTJs can be all these things too! ISTJs can have a love for literature and creative writing and be insightful too.

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    I get mistaken for being GAY all the time...
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Haha, reasons given?

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    ISFP because I am an easy going artist and i am very sensual
    I N V I C T U S

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    Ah yes, a lot of people mistakenly assume that Artists = Artisan (SP). My sister is an ISFP and she doesn't draw or paint at all.

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    ENTP - By psychologist and careers counsellor. Both changed their mind after chatting for a while. I tend to talk a lot about science because I've grown up with science and maths.

    INTP - by association with my father. Though the difference is obvious.

    INFP - once or twice because I've grown up with introverts so learnt to not let my extroversion go as often.
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    xNTP - My blunt, devil's advocate attitude towards those I dislike.
    ESTP - My art teacher caims this. I'm a rebellious tomboy artist, doesn't make me an SP!
    INTJ - Because, apparently, I'm a geek. INTJs aren't all geeks! ^^
    INFP - My romantic notions, apparently.
    ENFP - I'm just quirky like that.
    "In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." -Francis Bacon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    I get mistaken for being GAY all the time...
    You pique their interest.


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    Most of my friends think I'm either an ENTP or ENTJ.
    There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

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    I'll get ESTJ sometimes.

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