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    Default A Friend's Type Discovered At Last

    For a long time, a friend of mine who isn't a member of this forum has been confused about his MBTI type.

    He believes that at one time, years ago, he was an INTP, but that now he is an INFP, although sometimes, he says, he feels like an ENFP,.

    Last night I administered my personal MBTI Personality Inventory to him and this was the result:

    ENTP 50
    INFP 47
    INTJ 44
    INFJ 43
    ISTP 43
    ISFP 41
    ESTP 40
    INTP 40
    ENFP 39
    ENFJ 34
    ENTJ 33
    ESFP 32
    ESFJ 29
    ESTJ 27
    ISTJ 27
    ISFJ 20

    The highest possible score on any scale is 70.

    I then linked him to the one question MBTI test and he chose ENTP there.

    Are most people's thoughts about their own type just plain wrong, and does it have to do with the fact that we are just a mixture of traits that are conveniently grouped into categories that don't quite match the reality?
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    Our opinions are of course opinions, so they're going to be subjective and highly capable for error.

    Psychological types are also very general categorizations, and as such, we can have multiple other traits from various types, or certain traits that we don't share in common with many inside of our own type.

    I think the main problem though is that some people just suck more than others at typing, that and the ones who suck at it often won't change their minds, or if they do, it has to be overwhelming evidence.

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    so...you don't think he's an entp? or...what? i'm confused by your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    so...you don't think he's an entp? or...what? i'm confused by your post.
    I think he's an ENTP, and an INFP.

    That's the reason he was confused, he's a mixed bag of traits, mostly ENTP and a bit less INFP.

    This correlates well with the InQ which I tested him with 26 years go. He scored Synthesist-Idealist. Synthesist is an Ne type and Idealist corresponds well with INFP.

    He hasn't changed. Even back then he was more extroverted than I was. Now he thinks I should have my test peer-reviewed.
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    oh interesting. have you not...here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    oh interesting. have you not...here?
    Peers? Here? Where...
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    Okay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post

    Are most people's thoughts about their own type just plain wrong, and does it have to do with the fact that we are just a mixture of traits that are conveniently grouped into categories that don't quite match the reality?
    The latter.
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    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    The latter.
    Then you should take my test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Then you should take my test.
    Perhaps I should.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
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    Piglet was comforted by this.
    - A.A. Milne.

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