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    I took the test first
    tested as istj once, then INTJ like 20 times
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    I think that it's best to type yourself before learning about type. And in fact, learning about type is ultimately completely unnecessary.

    To extract any sort of use from such an instrument, you just need the four-letter code and the list of potentially fitting careers. And maybe a description of the observed characteristics of your type, such as the type descriptions at CAPT.

    If you read anything else, you'll more likely than not just fall into a labyrinth of stereotypes. The kinds which spawn threads like this one.

    There is no doubt that the theory behind MBTI typology is fascinating, but it's just so easy to spin something so vague into an infinite amount of differing interpretations. When practitioners and practitioner wannabes type other people, they are, more often than not, looking at one dimension of another person's personality traits -- usually the traits he or she wants to see.

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    Ube.....i agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    When I first became interested in Meyers Briggs a few months ago, I tested as an INTP.
    Someone else told me, "No, lol, ur an INFP."
    So, I was like, "Okay that fits."
    I went a few months thinking I was an INFP.
    However, I learned a lot about cognitive functions and realized that T's did possess feelings. That was the reason why I was dismissing myself of being a T.
    I also decided that the Ti/Fe combination worked a lot better than the Fi/Te combination.
    I've been a proud NT since.
    Ti/Ne or Ne/Ti?
    I'm not sure yet.. I guess I could still be an ESFJ or something like that.
    I noticew a lot of times (like now on the "mistyped" thread) people like to deny that someone is an NTP, and say they're asome type of F (esp. NFP) instead. Then, someone will say that F's like to try to make themselves T's, or whatever. But I wonder what makes people want to think of others as F instead of T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    I noticew a lot of times (like now on the "mistyped" thread) people like to deny that someone is an NTP, and say they're asome type of F (esp. NFP) instead. Then, someone will say that F's like to try to make themselves T's, or whatever. But I wonder what makes people want to think of others as F instead of T.
    In my case, it was because I seemed to value 'harmony' over 'efficiency' and that I seemed too damn nice to be a T.

    Being 'nice' is something that comes naturally to me- I even won 'nicest guy' in my school.
    I have a lot of empathy towards others but I am easily annoyed by stupidity and will make my decisions based off what's the most right-the choice that's the most logical. I will help people understand why my decision is the best but I won't change my mind simply because it makes person XYZ mad with me.

    However, it's really only the XNTJ types (from my experience) who come off as jerks to others.
    At times, I think it's logical to be considerate of others and to go out of my way to not start fights. I don't let much get to me.
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    I agree with Uber.

    If I had to start with the cognitive processes I don't think I would have gotten very far since I've determined that the three I use most frequently (and are my real strengths) are Ti, Se, and Ne. No such type.

    When I read that Fi was the ISTPs weakest process it all became clear. Apparently Fi is, among other things the function responsible for self-knowledge, understanding, etc. And because I don't have a good grasp of who I truly am, it is difficult for me to type myself.
    Well, that explains it all for me then. I have absolutely no self-awareness. But strangely enough, I'm very good at sizing up others.

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    There is a misperception that is you are an F, you lack emotions or have very little emotions. It is not that Ts lack emotion - it is more that Ts aren't as good at expressing emotion. Sometimes this comes across as some one who is very unemotional and sometimes it comes across a someone with mood swings or emotional outbursts. Also common is the T who is very emotional insides but "keeps it under control" i.e. doesn't let it show. So a T who had problems controling emotions or was very emotional on the inside might think "I must be F because I am so emotional."

    Another misperception is that Ts are cold hearted, don't care about others feelings, etc. I don't think this is true, but it often hard for Ts to pick up on what other people are feeling and repond apropriately to them. Also Ts are likely to give advice to people who ask for advice. And we get viewed negatively for it because it turns out what they really want is sympathy.

    On the other hand Ts often portay Fs as illogical or irrational and few people would want to be described that way.

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    When I first took the test, when I first even learned about it was in the career counselor's office in college. I tested as INF and 50-50 in the J-P section.

    The counselor tells me "This is a personality 'weakness' here for you. Well to fix it, just decide which you'd rather be J or P and just try to develop those traits more."

    So I mean, who wouldn't think they wanted to be more organized and on time, etc. And actually I never made it!

    But then in the past couple of years I got into Jung through Gnostic reading and dream stuff and then into his personality stuff and I learn more about the actual functions and I see clearly that I cannot make myself INFJ and I am actually INFP because of the dominant Fi thing. I am so totally NOT Fe.

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    This thread has helped clear a couple things up for me, especially Ilah, who clarified that Ts are just poor at controlling their emotions.

    So would this mean Fs would be poor at controlling logical thought?

    Though... To me I could be balanced on an F/T axis in that regard.

    I -know- I must be an N. I have had a couple days where anything that happened I had a hunch that it would, or at least, a vague idea that -something- would happen. I seem to do best when my mind is on autopilot, then I find something that otherwise would have eluded me.

    During a pre-calculus class I decided to ask a -lot- more questions so I could figure out the material.

    If I dont learn -everything- about a certain concept, I wont learn it, or bias it, or I'll forget it quickly.

    I first thought I was an INTP, then an INFP, then an INFJ. Though I might be a very reclusive E (Oxymoron?) for all I know.

    I am sure my dominant function is N (But Ni or Ne, I do not know).

    I have an almost religious opinion on music. Some people get red-hot angry over religion or politics debates? Music debates are where I get zealous.

    I know I;m a good writer. When it deals with the nuts and bolts of english grammar I'm proficient, but when dealing with plot of a fiction or the layout of a non-fiction I struggle. Except in fleshing out the details. In all things I am the best at the details and the 'middle ground' of a project. It is hard for me to start and it is hard for me to decide when something is finished (Especially with artistic pursuits, of which I am very fond)

    I cant stand 'dry' environments too long. I like to have something interesting to keep things from being totally boring, yet, I do not appreciate art with a lot of chaos. I also love work with strong skill put into it, such as Salvador Dali's surreal realism in painting.

    I cannot just stick with the idea thats in my mind. It -will- change at some level at some point. When I draw things can change and I think up new ideas.

    I can ramble, too!

    Anyone know of any good websites for descriptions of the various functions? I'm pretty sure they will help.

    EDIT: From looking at INTJ Profile I think I could very much be an INTJ. I do find myself asking 'does it work?' all the time. I'll keep reading and see what I come up with.

    MBTI is so interesting!
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    I was only successful at typing myself correctly once I learned more about myself. You can know everything about type, but if you are blind to your own self, then it won't do you much good.

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