Alright, so I have this friend who I was convinced was an ISTP for a while. This was all well and good until I came across an MBTI Facebook application. (yes!)
So, naturally, I invited everybody I know so that they'd do the test.
Now this friend of mine took the test and self-tested as ISTJ.
But anyway, hmm, okay, so it gets me wondering about my own analysis. This is hardly a professional test (only 72 questions) but when I took the test with what I know of her (and I've known her since we were both about 13), I also came up with a result of ISTJ.
But I suspect a lot of the questions they used to determine P/J was like "Is your desk tidy?", so I'm suspicious. And the descriptions they gave there I couldn't read into too deeply (I'm allergic to huge blocks of text ) but in my experience real-life accounts are more accurate anyway.
So I'm turning it over to you guys:
What are the visible differences between ISTJ and ISTP?
And here's what she's like:
- a tomboy - has never really been comfortable wearing dresses or make-up, but recently has tried it out a bit, though it doesn't really suit her. Her regular attire is sportsy, surfy type gear, usually practical and not too colourful.
- despite being a tomboy, she identifies herself as a romantic
- sensible, even-headed, responsible and totally 100% reliable
- quiet, generally more serious
- hobbies - enjoys sports of most descriptions, does scuba diving, surfing, fencing, skiing, snowboarding etc. Was always the most enthusiastic participant of school camps - she adored the outdoors-type adventure.
- fairly live-and-let-live in opinion... doesn't really mind people who do things differently than her
- polite and courteous to everyone, respectable
- can be firey with her opinions when the mood strikes her
- is in some ways 'naive' about people and their perhaps less-than-honest intentions - she herself is always upfront and honest
- initiates relationships: actively pursues her interests
- is quite content in a placid, long-term relationship, doesn't seem to mind if it's not exciting or changing
- is studying science, or more specifically forensics
- very smart, and always hard-working when it comes to school work: consistently gets very good grades
- sticks to her guns with her opinions but doesn't push them on you
- good memory
- always says hello and gives me a hug every time I see her (we work at the same place, so even every time we have a shift together there too)
- lives with her parents who can be a little strict sometimes, but seems to live quite contentedly under them
- when she learned to drive, wanted to get a motorbike instead of a car (given, the car was her parents old one, with a huge work logo on the side). Has since settled for the car.
- very talented with languages: speaks four different languages fluently
Umm, that's all I can think of this instant, I'll be sure to come back and add more if needed.
What do you guys think?