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    Rats off to ya! Mort Belfry's Avatar
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    Default Is it easier to type your own?

    When I found out about type and my own type, I realised instantly that I could type a lot of people I had met or known as intps.

    I was wondering if people of other types can recognise their own.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

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    It's hard. I think I have met few ENFP's althought I'm not really sure.

    So, quite a different experiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Belfry View Post
    When I found out about type and my own type, I realised instantly that I could type a lot of people I had met or known as intps.

    I was wondering if people of other types can recognise their own.
    Actually, that seems hardest for me. I tend to focus in more on how they're different from me than how they're similar to me. So I may overlook a member of my own type as being another type because they seem different from me.

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    I disagree. I've met very few NTs in my life, and even if I have met any, they've never been particularly recognisable.

    At the risk of sounding arrogant, I'd say I was quite a rare breed based on the people I know. That isn't to say I'm the only unique one; it's just that a lot of them are clear SPs. I've met a few NFs in my life, and I much prefer their company to that of the SPs (who I can clearly see make the bulk up of my circles of friends). I met my first SJ outside my family (my grandad is an SJ, probably extraverted, and my grandma I think is also an SJ) on coming to uni, the September just gone.

    Maybe it's because you associate yourself with more of your 'own kind', Belfry. For example, at school, college or uni, was your clique or group of friends made up of people who were inherently NTs (and maybe a few NFs)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    For example, at school, college or uni, was your clique or group of friends made up of people who were inherently NTs (and maybe a few NFs)?
    I didn't say I knew or met a lot of them, I meant that when I knew what an INTP was, I realised I knew we'd I seen them the few times that I had.
    Why do we always come here?

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    To have to watch this show.

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    Of course it depends on if you've actually met people of your own type before. There's only one person I've known (prior to this forum) who may have been an ENFP, (and he was a very extreme, charismatic one) but that was online.

    If I've met any ENFPs in real life, I haven't recognised them.
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    Extraversion (52%) ---- Introversion (48%)
    Sensing (26%) ---- iNtuition (74%)
    Thinking (16%) ---- Feeling (84%)
    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Actually, that seems hardest for me. I tend to focus in more on how they're different from me than how they're similar to me. So I may overlook a member of my own type as being another type because they seem different from me.
    Same for me. I really don't think I'd recognise an INFJ if I met one. But then, I'm not sure I'd recognise myself if I met me

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    I see INFJs as being a lot more variable that other types... but then again, you own type is always the one you think about the most often. It's not unlikely that you pay more attention to how you don't fit the description to the T and therefore are more likely to see your type as being variable... although chances are the other types are just as variable... you just haven't thought as deeply about it.

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    I recognize INTJs rather easily, and to a lesser extent ENFPs.
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

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    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    I know a few people who seem like ISTPs, which I realized pretty quickly and don't really see another type working for. Another guy I thought was ISTP for a while, but I think he's actually INTJ.

    But who knows how accurate any of these guesses are, really.

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