Hi - After blowing the dust off my old MBTI stuff to show a friend who's just been 'done' by a careers advisor and not sure of his type...thought I'd better check out the Internet and came across MBTI central.
In the 80s + 90s, went to lots of courses in UK and was registered as qualified to test folk. I seem to have had mainly introverted friends - find them so much more restful than the extroverts like me!
Spent some time in 2 different communities/vocational colleges in USA and UK and didn't feel happy with the way we were all using MBTI to type each other and put each other in boxes. On the other hand, I have found the MBTI insights very helpful in my work and personal life.
I always score 0 on sensing and high on perceiving. I feel I am a redeemed extravert and consciously suppress my natural desire in groups to open my mouth first. Folk are surprised when I tell them that for most of my adult life I have been on silent retreats regularly to recharge my batteries from a demanding job working with people.
I am in a bit of difficult personal situation in that I have to avoid folk wearing perfumed products, which make me ill. This means, now I am retired, that my opportunities for renewal through activities etc with people are very limited. I seem to be operating in all my inferior areas and not very well at that! The 2 people who try to be perfume free for me are both introverts, one ISTJ and the other INFP (I think).
I seem to remember reading somewhere about ENFPs in latter half of life derailing/unravelling a bit if, like me, they lose their vision...anyway, enough of that. Anyone who wants to know what happens to ENFP under enforced isolation, contact me...
My friend is coming round next week to talk MBTI but I am aware that I am very out of date. He is on anti-psychotic meds which keep him well but have severe side effects. Somewhere in the back of mind is a warning bell: should he even be doing psychometric tests? Any advice welcome.
Am enjoying reading the site. Liz