Elfboy was reffering to me in the is the member above you accurately typed thread and Speed Gavroche was talking about my type in a 5w6 vs 5w4 ISTP/INTP thread about me and, in all honesty, I think they could be right.
After all, Elf and Speed are the renowned typing experts of the forum, so trust their judgment I will.
I don't think that the categories, the system, and the functions are well-defined. Off the top of my head -- there's not even agreement on whether we use all eight cognitive functions; how much in lock-step order the shadow functions play out; the accuracy of Berens' Interaction Styles; and so on.
All models are wrong, but some are useful. I'm not so concerned about the details as long as there is consensus around the general thrust of the categories (i.e., functions, types), which makes practical application possible.
We don't understand typology well--or, at least, we have vastly different understandings of typology. If had a common understanding, we wouldn't still be theorizing about the system to the degree that we do.
Again, you seem to be confusing typology and psychology. What we don't understand is human behavior, not the models we've constructed to decipher it, or they'd be useless models. I'm not arguing that any existing typological system perfectly captures all the nuances of human behavior, but they can offer some meaningful insights. Regardless of the doubts you've presented here, you clearly subscribe to what I've just said on some level or you wouldn't be on a site like this.
I can't find in this exchange where anyone has actually said that this is a put-down. Can you point that one out to me?
You said that my comments in my initial post regarding my interactions with mistyped Ts contradicted what I said later about it being unfortunate that type coveting is a thing on this site. I wasn't sure how else to take your comment except to assume you figured I was making some sort of negative judgement regarding Feelers ability to logical or objective.
Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety
Elf thought I was ENTP.
FWIW, the Ne is fairly strong in you.
Little does he know I have a machete in my Chanel bag