I posted this on Personality Café, but didn't have any takers. It is long seeming, but you don't have to read the entire thing if you don't want to. I have an idea what personality type all of my family members are, but I'm new to typing, so I'd like to have someone who is more experienced confirm/deny my guesses. Of course, you don't know these people, so a description might not be enough, but I tried to include the dominant parts of their personality. If you ever need more info, just ask.
I know this is a freaking novel, so feel free to just type one or two people
Without further ado... my wacky family:
Person 1- Very emotional. Believes in utmost respect for authority. Very religious. Wants peace and quiet, and can't deal with noisy restaurants, stores, etc. Needs to pack for vacations a week in advance to feel comfortable and forces other family members to do so. Has trouble deviating from her values even when clearly wrong. Often is unable to comprehend opposing points of view. Not good at school, but has a fairly good memory. Good at listening/talking to others about feelings. Loves being in nature. Loves shopping and fashion unlike the other female, person 3. Needs to be at home and relaxing for the night by 8:00, at the latest. Thus, always the first one to leave a party. Extraordinarily tidy and expects the same from others.
Person 2- Constantly forcing others to watch him or listen to him. Not good at mathematics, sciences, or foreign langages, but does enjoy (and is decently good at) geography and history. Prone to anxiety. Gets irrationally angry at others. Disturbs other family members when they are napping, watching TV, or don't want to talk. Always wants attention. Conspiracy theorist. Gets on a soapbox frequently. General pain in the ass. Somewhat of a hoarder.
Person 3- Strongly dislikes person 2. Very musical. Hates small talk. Can anticipate questions and answer them before the other person finishes asking it. Loves building projects, but doesn't usually finish. Checks out lots of nonfiction library books about math, psychology, science, and languages. Can be very sensitive to criticism. Frequently daydreams or thinks. Atheist. Enjoys spontaneity, chaos, and adventure. Very indecisive. Enjoys making plans without intention of ever using them. Can be absentminded (misplacing things, zoning out), but nevertheless has a good grasp on the surrounding world and does enjoy knowing random facts and has a good memory for details (is the go-to person for remembering a restaurant name from years before, or something of that sort). Female but hates clothing shopping and fashion. Can get emotional but nowhere close to Person 1, or the majority of other girls. Loves to tinker and do fix-it jobs. Likes and is equally strong at all school subjects. Empathizes with others but doesn't like talking about emotions and is not good at comforting or consoling others. Generally happy, humorous, and optimistic, but can get annoyed and occasionally engage in arguments when dealing with someone she doesn't like (most commonly with Person 2). Doesn't like to back down from arguments, and needs to get "point across" and make sure everyone knows who is right. Enjoys spending time with friends but prefers being alone over socializing with unknown people. Room is in constant state of disarray.
Person 4- Engineer. Can get so focused on work that he often won't be able to hear a person calling his name (and might not process that someone has been calling until several minutes later). Frequently engages in the small talk that Person 3 hates. Likes planning things. Often calls people by incorrect names, is unable to remember basic facts, mispronounces things frequently (without noticing). Absentminded professor. Will work at a math problem until it is finished, even if it takes a very long time. Has strange associations (can't hear the word "Jet" without singing Benny and the Jets for the next 30 minutes, and COUNTLESS other similar examples. I don't know if this is at all relavant to personality or if this is just an example of him being weird. I know we all do that occasionally, but for him, it's at least a daily occurrence, if not multiple times each day. It's bizarre, and Person 1, especially, hates it). Avoids arguments, and tries to settle the frequent conflicts between Person 2 and Person 3. Mostly tidy.
Person 5- Engineer. Very smart. Can be very strange and occasionally says things that don't make much sense. Can be very oblivious, similar to Person 4 (and to an extent, person 3). Atheist. Very chill, but hardworking if necessary. Enjoys building things alongside Person 3, perhaps is slightly more likely to finish. Not at all artistic. Generally not argumentative, but can get very annoyed quickly when people "don't comprehend what he says" even if it was extremely cryptic and perhaps came out as something completely different than what he thought he said (there have been numerous occasions where he vehemently denied saying something that the rest of the room was certain he said). Is generally very responsible and tidy and gets work done.
These descriptions don't do the insanity of my family justice :P. Anyway, thanks if you actually read this and respond. I do have a guess for each person (including myself, person 3), and I'd like to see if people with a deeper knowledge of MBTI (and cognitive functions) agree. Of course, a 1 paragraph description isn't going to give a perfect result... but I still think this will give a fairly accurate result, and help hone my own ability at typing (and give me an idea what I am). If you want more info on any person, just post, I know pretty much everything about these people..