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    As you might know I have been noticeably undecided about my type. Originally I thought I might have been an INFJ with strong Ti or an INTJ with strong Fi. Finally I settled on ISTP. Now, months later, I am no longer certain that I am an ISTP. So please help me decide my type.

    I am open to all questions and will answer them as best I can. Same goes for tests, inventories, etc.

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    I've become hugely skeptical of the whole cognitive function theory.

    It may be easier to narrow it down by temperament, which is *far* more intuitive to me.

    Here's a good page on it:

    Temperament - Complete Version

    What temperament do you think you are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemo View Post
    I've become hugely skeptical of the whole cognitive function theory.

    It may be easier to narrow it down by temperament, which is *far* more intuitive to me.

    Here's a good page on it:

    Temperament - Complete Version

    What temperament do you think you are?
    Good page ... unfortunately I am already familiar with it.

    That being said, overall I think that I am an Artisan but there are substantial parts of my personality which are indicative of a Rational temperament. Hence my absurd amount of confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDave View Post
    Good page ... unfortunately I am already familiar with it.

    That being said, overall I think that I am an Artisan but there are substantial parts of my personality which are indicative of a Rational temperament. Hence my absurd amount of confusion.
    Artisan-Rational confusion is immensely common.

    It's easy to mistake an Artisan's need for "skillful action" and the desire to "make an impact" with the Rational's core need for "competency" and "self-control."

    One of the bigger differences, however, is that Rational's are characteristically *much* more self-critical, and are always aware of what they don't know, and are driven to know more about it. Artisans need to be good at what they do, but they're generally more optimistic about their skills and state of knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemo View Post
    Artisan-Rational confusion is immensely common.

    It's easy to mistake an Artisan's need for "skillful action" and the desire to "make an impact" with the Rational's core need for "competency" and "self-control."

    One of the bigger differences, however, is that Rational's are characteristically *much* more self-critical, and are always aware of what they don't know, and are driven to know more about it. Artisans need to be good at what they do, but they're generally more optimistic about their skills and state of knowledge.
    Overall are rationals adventurous? I'm teetering on the INTP/ISTP fence and think this could be one of the deciding factors.
    Last edited by JustDave; 07-03-2008 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Grammar is my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDave View Post
    Overall are rationals adventurous? I'm teetering on the INTP/ISTP fence and think this could be one of the deciding factors.
    Focus on your auxiliary function. Se or Ne? Action oriented or possibility oriented (so to speak)? Do you like physical activities. I have noticed that (at least some) ISTP's enjoy them. INTP's tend to enjoy more mental challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcea Rosea View Post
    Focus on your auxiliary function. Se or Ne? Action oriented or possibility oriented (so to speak)? Do you like physical activities. I have noticed that (at least some) ISTP's enjoy them. INTP's tend to enjoy more mental challenges.
    I honestly don't know. Sometimes I like to sit around and think about the future yet other times I'd rather do something physical. I suppose I like a balance of the two.

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    Interesting development. I just took an MBTI inventory that I never took before (Free Myers-Briggs Personality Type) and my result was ISTJ.
    And, after reading the websites descriptions of Te and Si, I think that I might be an ISTJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustDave View Post
    Interesting development. I just took an MBTI inventory that I never took before (Free Myers-Briggs Personality Type) and my result was ISTJ.
    And, after reading the websites descriptions of Te and Si, I think that I might be an ISTJ.
    I found this site MBTI Proximity Chart at MROB helped me heaps in deciding on my type. I noticed I would sometimes type around my true type.
    As you'll see ISTJ and INTP sit above and to the left of ISTP. Also look at the opposite type two squares away in a diagonal direction.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks. I will give it a read

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