- Mar 29, 2008
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
I should ask what you really mean by "task-focus". Even though it is the classic name for "low wanted behavior", basically, the Supine is described as using tasks a lot. You can break it down:Yes, my previous username was DisneyGeek. I think I have said ISTJ for a majority of the time, but at some point I was floating around other ideas, most notably ISFP.
Essentially I identify with all of the IS__ types more than other tyes.
Yeah, I could definitely see myself as a blended type, though I was mostly speaking in terms of pure types. Looking back at the descriptions, I am changing my mind a bit from earlier (I didn't re-examine the descriptions). In control, I am definitely phlegmatic or a phlegmatic blend (not sure which because the blends are all so similar), not pure melancholy.
I still stand by supine (or supine-phlegmatic as you've stated) in inclusion aside from the one sentence on being relationship-oriented. I wonder if maybe the thing that is conflating things is that I am likely a melancholy in affection. I know the affection bits don't seem to be involved in the other bits, but perhaps this is why thing don't seem to fit precisely.
Sorry, I was confusing structure/motive with movement/control somehow...
What I am essentially trying to get at here is that I am a very task-focused person. If I am understanding things correctly, this equates to in-charge or chart-the-course interaction styles, no? But I don't really have a need to be a very directive person unless I am stressed or something needs to be done ASAP, etc.
So it isn't about me necessarily needing to be a thinking type, but rather that I just do not identify with the behind-the-scenes interaction style...even though I am not necessarily a very directing person.
Phlegmatic seems to be the "path of least resistance" temperament. They can take or leave controlling others and being controlled by others. I feel this way, unless under stress, a strict deadline, if something really needs to be done the "right" way (for example, if people working on a project are doing it poorly or something similar), and related scenarios. Then, I can become rather directing, but for the most part I don't really like doing that and prefer to share the responsibilities.
This is one bit that I've never been able to put into words very well. I guess I just have a lot of faith in facts, data, things you can see and touch. I don't have a lot of use for pointless debates about theoretical nonsense (though MBTI and other pointless personality games are fun ). I'm not interested in talking about how to change the world...either do something about it or stop talking. I'm not necessarily a very practical person, but I have a large appreciation for practicality. I know there is a bit more to the S/N division than that, but there you go.
Sanguine: people for people's sake
Choleric: people for tasks sake (i.e. "goals")
Supine: task for peope's sake ("acts of service", etc)
Melancholy: tasks for tasks sake
(Basically, these correspond to "express for wanted sake", where the "sake" is what we normally judge "people vs task" by, and the first part is basically I/E (how we approach people).
So if you're Supine, you might identify with "tasks", but the tasks are really to gain acceptance by people, where for the Melancholy, while being also loyal when doing things for people, generally approaches tasks for their own sake.
Also, as I've been saying, yes, being Melancholy in Affection may also skew things, for type does not divide interpersonal relations between surface and deeper relations. So a different tyemperament in both areas would end up having to be a type falling into one Interaction Style, yet have some traits not fitting the one for that type.
You're saying you're not Behind the scenes. What is it about Chart the Course that you identify with more? I would allow that Affection is actually your Interaction Style instead of Inclusion (I call this an "invert", and I've seen others here in the past who this seemed to fit). and if you're an SJ (you definitely do sound like an S from that standpoint description) that's "moderate" enough to end up in Phlegmatic in Control, then you could be an ISTJ Supine-Phlegmatic-Melancholy (SPM).
According to the chart, I think I'm somewhere toward the center under the melancholy-phlegmatic "loner" row. Reading through the descriptions on the site, all of them have at least one point that clearly contradict my temperament.
"Loner" is a pure Melancholy in Inclusion (green), while MelancholyPhlegmatic in that area is apart of "Cautious Association".
Have you looked at the descriptions for each area? (Inclusion, Control and Affection. It's one for each).