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    Default Relieving existential angst with MBTI

    I need some help typing a long time friend who is dealing with some existential issues. I think the MBTI might help him find his place especially if the type profile resonates with him.

    I think he may be some sort of INxx but I’m not sure. Please don’t let my bias change your thoughts. Here is some information. Your input is appreciated, thank you.

    - he is deep and complex, has trouble slowing his mind and thinks a lot
    - has a faculty with language especially written
    - enjoys writing songs and poetry
    - athletic but doesn’t enjoy team sports, prefers to try multiple sports instead of completely mastering one
    - sometimes says insightful things that come out of left field
    - scored in the 95 percentile on the critical thinking/reading section of the SAT: may point towards thinking style (maybe an NT?)
    - likes philosophy and often reads
    - enjoys time spent alone but always has time for others
    - acts differently at school contrasted with around friends
    - can seem cold and distant but is cheerful and amiable when talked to
    - is modest but confident with presenting ideas or subjects known to him
    - keeps people at a distance until they earn his trust
    - is a good student, conscientious
    - drives a motorcycle, not overly concerned for his safety
    - became an organ donor as a morbid joke as soon as he got his license
    - does not like to be singled out
    - well liked and popular but this is not of much concern to him
    - enjoys attention from the opposite sex unless they become clingy
    - immediately liked by all his female teachers → charming
    - men seem slower to trust him and guys his own age can be suspicious
    - can be intimidating (was told he was sometimes frightening by a teacher)
    - the teacher above said something like this to him: “Sometimes you frighten me. You know how to play the psychological game and you can play hardball.”
    - Is insightful and great at reading people, can read body language and knows their motives at least most of the time
    - sometimes puts up a front to hide his sensitivity
    - people sometimes confide in him because he will listen
    - enjoys debates about ideas but shies away as soon as it gets personal
    - is a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, likes Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    - easily understands theories, gets bored with routine classroom learning (daydreams)
    - is distrustful of big corporations, has a soft spot for the underdog/disenfranchised

    Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if you need more information.

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    He sounds like an ISTP to me, if not maybe ISFP.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    INTP or ISTP. He seems pretty in touch with his Ti.

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    Hey guys. Thanks for the input I will point him towards those profiles to see if he finds a fit.

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    INTJ

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    He seemed like an INFJ for me...

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    ISTP and not INхх since
    - enjoys debates about ideas but shies away as soon as it gets personal

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    A good site for profiles and such would be Best-Fit Type : Exploring the Multiple Models of Personality Type

    Also, here's a site for temperament- 4temperaments.com -- Understanding Temperament Theory

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    INTP
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    St. Stephen took rocks and St. Sebastian took arrows. You only have to take some jerks on an internet forum. Nut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewind View Post
    I need some help typing a long time friend who is dealing with some existential issues. I think the MBTI might help him find his place especially if the type profile resonates with him.

    I think he may be some sort of INxx but I’m not sure. Please don’t let my bias change your thoughts. Here is some information. Your input is appreciated, thank you.

    - he is deep and complex, has trouble slowing his mind and thinks a lot
    - has a faculty with language especially written
    - enjoys writing songs and poetry
    - athletic but doesn’t enjoy team sports, prefers to try multiple sports instead of completely mastering one
    - sometimes says insightful things that come out of left field
    - scored in the 95 percentile on the critical thinking/reading section of the SAT: may point towards thinking style (maybe an NT?)
    - likes philosophy and often reads
    - enjoys time spent alone but always has time for others
    - acts differently at school contrasted with around friends
    - can seem cold and distant but is cheerful and amiable when talked to
    - is modest but confident with presenting ideas or subjects known to him
    - keeps people at a distance until they earn his trust
    - is a good student, conscientious
    - drives a motorcycle, not overly concerned for his safety
    - became an organ donor as a morbid joke as soon as he got his license
    - does not like to be singled out
    - well liked and popular but this is not of much concern to him
    - enjoys attention from the opposite sex unless they become clingy
    - immediately liked by all his female teachers → charming
    - men seem slower to trust him and guys his own age can be suspicious
    - can be intimidating (was told he was sometimes frightening by a teacher)
    - the teacher above said something like this to him: “Sometimes you frighten me. You know how to play the psychological game and you can play hardball.”
    - Is insightful and great at reading people, can read body language and knows their motives at least most of the time
    - sometimes puts up a front to hide his sensitivity
    - people sometimes confide in him because he will listen
    - enjoys debates about ideas but shies away as soon as it gets personal
    - is a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, likes Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    - easily understands theories, gets bored with routine classroom learning (daydreams)
    - is distrustful of big corporations, has a soft spot for the underdog/disenfranchised

    Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if you need more information.
    cant imagine anyting beyond INTP

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