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    Default SJ, what brought you to the typology website?

    I'm curious about SJ's motivations for being interested enough in typology to come here and stay here?

    I'm guessing some of the reasons are similar to everyone else, knowledge- being able to read people better- etc.

    But given it's grounding in theory- it's instability, it's lack of practical purpose beyond the very basics, I wonder what holds you on this topic? Some things general are fine, but some things specific to SJ even better.
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    It was the discovery of Typology and the fact that I already frequent a few other message boards. Once I got into typology, I wanted to see if there were other people like me, who had the same problems and approached things exactly as I did. If I could find these people I could then compare their life experiences to my own and learn from them.

    It hasn't quite gotten that far yet but I have learned a great not just about myself but about other people as well and how it is they deal with things and how they've overcome their own challenges. This has helped me a great deal.

    I stick around because I like certain people and I know I'm continuing to grow and learn being a part of this

    ETA: Realized I didn't give any SJ specific things.

    I like the description often given to SJs as even the definition itself gives me a sense of being grounded or of knowing my boundaries. It helps me to understand my strengths as well as my weaknesses. Typology may be just a theory but I have found a lot of practical uses for it as it gives me a general idea of how people are. As such, nowadays, when I'm talking or being around someone I'm like, "Hmm...sounds like Te. I should present this as fact-filled and detailed as I can" and things like that.
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    I decided to do my MBTI again. I did it about a year and a half ago, but at the time (in true ESTJ form) I didn't give 2 fucks about it... because I was forced to do it.

    So it sparked my interest this time and I stumbled on here, and I am a forum whore so I figured, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    [...] I have learned a great not just about myself but about other people as well and how it is they deal with things and how they've overcome their own challenges. This has helped me a great deal.
    Think this answers the question, why to get into typology for anyone, disregardless of type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Think this answers the question, why to get into typology for anyone, disregardless of type.
    I realize the answer is kind of granola but it's true though. I like people and I like knowing how it is they tick and MBTI does that. It's helped me to understand why people act and behave in certain ways and how to adjust or react to that.
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    This is the sad thing, an INFP friend who typed me invited me here --- my overactive 6 Loyalist/Guardian tendencies stepped over bounds.

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    I discovered typology when I went to real estate school. My instructor brought up "Please Understand Me II" and since then I've been hooked.

    I realize it's mostly theoretical but I find that typology has helped me to understand people better. Now when I see people acting the way they do, I try to discern what function they might be using and that gives me something to work with when responding to them. I've also have found that it makes people much more interesting

    ETA: Just now discovered after scrolling up I've already responded to this thread. Whoops
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    Someone I know was into typology and I wanted to see what all the fuss was and there were a bunch of people here. I was never into typology and still am not (lol) but I like people and so I hang around here and pretend to be into it.

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