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    Default Is the Socionics test Reliable?

    How many of you have taken the test multiple times, and received a consistent type?
    How reliable do you think the test is?
    If it was not reliable do you think that is your fault or the test's fault?


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    1. Let me preface this by saying I'm really not familiar with this system and haven't looked into it in depth. I have taken socionics tests a few times though, and I tend not to get the same result. I'm often baffled by the results, actually.

    2. There are different tests, so I'd think reliability of the test would depend on the test in question, but overall the system itself doesn't seem entirely reliable.

    3. The test's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    How many of you have taken the test multiple times, and received a consistent type?
    I'm struggling with Socionics, having received anything from EIE (ENFj), ILE (ENTp), IEE (ENFp), or LIE (ENTj) to ILI (INTp) and LII (INTj). Put differently, I've given up on finding a representative test, fairly sure that there is something lost in translation.

    How reliable do you think the test is?
    RadicalDoubt has recommended reading WikiSocion to get accustomed to descriptions rather than relying on test results.

    If it was not reliable do you think that is your fault or the test's fault?
    Neither. Whereas the ideational roots are similar, MBTI and Socionics have different definitions for the functions. That way, the types only converge to a limited degree.
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    Socionics is very vast and complex YET you can type person very easily.
    First you have to see what functions person values because we need quadra.
    And then look on inferior or temperamt EJ, IJ, IP and EP.

    Sometimes alignment for quadra is not clear so you can be Gamma and Beta.
    In that case you have to explore depths on each type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norexan View Post
    Socionics is very vast and complex YET you can type person very easily.
    First you have to see what functions person values because we need quadra.
    And then look on inferior or temperamt EJ, IJ, IP and EP.

    Sometimes alignment for quadra is not clear so you can be Gamma and Beta.
    In that case you have to explore depths on each type.
    What about the online test?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    What about the online test?
    Sociotype test is good but since Socionics is very complex system it needs a lot of questions. For example Si is not about "memory" or "past" or "comfort" but also how you are able to sense symptoms of disease and to take of your body because it is "internal sensation" That's why xNxP are so weird people. They don't cere how they look like. It is not important to them.
    Ti + Ne = invention
    Fi + Ne = empathy

    Yes Ne in xNTP is very different then Ne in xNFP which is focus on understanding the people.
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    I don't think that any self-reporting test is very accurate. That's the hole in personality typing that needs to be patched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    I don't think that any self-reporting test is very accurate. That's the hole in personality typing that needs to be patched.
    I think tests with more concrete questions that actually relate to real life situations are much better/easier to answer than ones like "are you imaginative or realistic" or "are you logical or emotional" . ugh

    all tests are basically useless though since most people manipulate the answers whether they are aware of it or not. especially the really long tests that you stop paying attention to after a while. hate long tests for that reason
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    Whoops. I opened another page so I could see some tests to get a proper comparison. I ended up re-taking a LOT of tests, but forgot to to copy some examples

    "So yeah, there's a problem with the tests for some people.
    My problem is in multifaceted questions: 'I'm very much like x but not at all like y, so what the heck do I choose?'

    Reading a whole lot of stacks, I feel very much like a 945 sp/so"

    I meant to type that here, but did so on the other thread instead

    Tests tend to make me a 964 or 962 or some other variation.

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    All personality tests (especially enneagram tests) rank low in terms of reliability because the results turn upon self-reporting. The problem with self-reporting is that the self is made up of the EGO and EGOs have an agenda which can easily taint the way people see themselves. In the enneagram, the type guys most mistype as is sx/so 8w7 and the type females most mistype as is 4w5 social-last, so these are the most common mistypes. In socionics, a lot of guys want to be either SLE or LIE and for females its overwhelmingly IEI.
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