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    Wow you're fast, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_antecedent View Post
    <b>Edahn</b>: Thank you, sorry for posting erroneously. Out of curiousity, how does one go about moving someone else's thread into another section? Do you report the thread?
    Send me or some other mod a PM. Don't worry about fucking up. It's not a big deal.

    P.S. I merged the other thread with this one too, and then merged your first post with the one where you got the pics embedded. Yeah, I'm surgical with this biyatch!

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    It's about time for the debriefing, sorry guys!

    This experiment more or less confirms that appearance alone is insufficient to judge a person's MBTI type and attempts to do so are misguided. But it was fun, nonetheless

    I found it particularly amusing how Nocapszy would repeatedly insist that none of the individuals people were Ns, as if the content in each photo lent to incontrovertible fact-despite being pre-informed that the photos do not depict the individuals in their default state.

    Here are the results, some with supplementary photos:


    1. ISTJ hardware engineer, quite pronounced on all four variables (ie, strongly I, S, T and J)




    2. ISTJ psychology PhD. student. CaptainChick's intuition was spot-on in noticing that she seems very cold. Strongly I, T, and J, moderately S.





    3. Classic ENTJ-analytic, argumentative over-achiever.





    4. INTP pharmacy student, very strongly I and N, moderately T and P.





    5. INTP, very pronounced on all four variables.




    Thoughts?

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    That turned out to be kind of interesting. Looks like no one got any of them right.

    First of all... the second one is a psychology student? I thought she was 14

    I'm not sure if this proves phototyping doesn't work. I mean, yah, it doesn't work, but not because this thread proved so. You used misleading pictures, so really all it proves is that people do guess type based on appearance to some degree.

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    GZA: You're right, this "experiment" doesn't "prove" anything (and didn't specifically set out to), but it does show how unreliable appearance-and initial impressions in general, for that matter-as a gauge for personality traits.

    Mostly this was done for amusement.
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    Let's see how I did:

    1. IxTJ -- 3 letters right.
    2. ISxx -- 2 letters right.
    3. xNTx -- 2 letters right.
    4. xNxP -- 2 letters right.
    5. xxTP -- 2 letters right.

    So on average, I got two letters right... was I any better than chance?

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    I can't really tell from either set of pics.

    It is rather striking, though, that the first two women who claim to be ISTJs actually do such a wonderful job with their appearance. I have always wondered how generation differences impact type expression. Because the few ISTJ women I know who are my age would NOT take such care in looking so beautiful and "soft" -- they usually kept an austere, rather functional appearance and would have thought these girls looking like this to be a little silly/pointless.

    I do know ISFJ women my age who would take more time and might look this way.. but usually they are still more "functional" -- for example, the long hair might have to go, because long hair is not really convenient when you're trying to do work. It depends on the woman, though, to a degree.

    (In this case, woman #1 better matches the way an ISxJ presentation, if I had to choose between them. )

    In any case, I feel like the western culture has "loosened up" quite a bit in the last 15-20 years and this must have had an impact on type expression. Even perhaps the "starker" types are loosening up nowadays and they might present differently than their ancestors of the same type might have done.

    (Which stinks. You have to shift with the times apparently.)

    I still don't get any real vibes off these people.
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    INTP-ISTJ 2 letters
    ENFP-ISTJ 0 letters
    INTP-ENTJ 2 letters
    INFJ-INTP 2 letters
    INTP-INTP 4 letters

    I average out 2 letters. I suppose that is fair.
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    The ENTJ even looks like an ENTP in that new picture -even though phototyping is meaningless, he still gives me that vibe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    INTP-ISTJ 2 letters
    ENFP-ISTJ 0 letters
    INTP-ENTJ 2 letters
    INFJ-INTP 2 letters
    INTP-INTP 4 letters

    I average out 2 letters. I suppose that is fair.
    Seems like even odds.

    All else being equal, you have a 50-50 chance of getting a dichotomy right.

    People should be averaging about 2 letters right base on pure luck.

    What are the principles behind photo-typing?

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