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    Hi all! I stumbled upon one of @Eruca's threads while researching a Dungeons & Dragons related topic, poked around a bit, and decided that I just had to register!

    (Wonder if Eruca's gotten a chance to play yet...)

    Anyhow, I've been familiar with MBTI for a while now -- the description of my type is uncannily accurate -- but I'm not familiar with the Enneagram or Socionic schemes. No worries, I'm sure I'll be taking the tests soon enough.

    Some questions that have occurred to me since finding Typology Central:

    1. From personal experience, some people seem to be really offended at the very idea of personality types and tests. Do these people generally fall into a particular type, or does nobody know because they refuse to be tested?

    2. Are most posters here professional councilors/psychologists/psychiatrists, or just interested like me?

    3. A MBTI enthusiast last year told me that there are stats on population demographics; can anyone point me toward these percentages?

    Oh, and I'm a fan of games of all kinds, fantasy/sci-fi, movies where stuff blows up, music I can't decide why I like, and anime shows that move along at a reasonable clip. I'm also a critic of the English language, but I'll save that rant for another day.
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    Welcome, @Passacaglia! I can't speak for the others, because I'm still somewhat new 'round these parts, but I'm not a professional counselor or psychologist. I simply find typology a useful tool in trying to understand people whose temperaments are different than mine.

    Enjoy the forum!

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    @Passacaglia


    1. From personal experience, some people seem to be really offended at the very idea of personality types and tests. Do these people generally fall into a particular type, or does nobody know because they refuse to be tested?

    I have not observed any kind of a pattern where it is a particular type. INFJs tend to think of MBTI as not being nuanced enough though.

    2. Are most posters here professional councilors/psychologists/psychiatrists, or just interested like me?

    Most people are just interested

    3. A MBTI enthusiast last year told me that there are stats on population demographics; can anyone point me toward these percentages?

    Here are the MBTI stats.

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...bti-types.html

    It's a stickied thread under the main MBTI subforum. There is a similar one under the Enneagram subforum.

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    ..used to think the description for INTJ was uncannily accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    ..used to think the description for INTJ was uncannily accurate.
    same...

    welcome, @Passacaglia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    ..used to think the description for INTJ was uncannily accurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Opal View Post
    same...
    ...So did you change, or did your understandings of the type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Welcome, @Passacaglia! I can't speak for the others, because I'm still somewhat new 'round these parts, but I'm not a professional counselor or psychologist. I simply find typology a useful tool in trying to understand people whose temperaments are different than mine.
    Gotcha!

    I was personally floored when I read the MBTI explanation of why some people are fundamentally uncomfortable with changes to convention and tradition. Can't remember which type it is, but yeah, it explained why some of my past conversations with certain people were like banging my head against a wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    INFJs tend to think of MBTI as not being nuanced enough though. [/I]
    Well we are all special snowflakes, are we not?

    /sarc

    /not really

    /well, just a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passacaglia View Post
    ...So did you change, or did your understandings of the type?
    Why does it have to be either/or
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    @Passacaglia Ah, yes. I've encountered a few ISTJs who were incredibly stodgy and conventional. (Not all are like that, of course.)

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