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What's your MBTI personality type?

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

If you haven't taken the test, you can here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp (There are several free versions floating around online, I'm not sure which is the best...)

 

I'm INTP - strong preference on the I & N, weak preference on the T & P.

 

DH is and INTJ, which seems surprising as he comes across as very extroverted.

 

What about the rest of you?

post #2 of 33
ENFP. Strongly E & F, weakly N & P. These people think extroverted is spelled "extraverted," though.

Coming back to add that I have taken versions of this test maybe 10 times in my life, and I always get ENFP, every single time.
post #3 of 33

Didn't take that test, but have taken many before, both on paper and online. INTJ. That would be a fun one to do as a poll.

post #4 of 33

ISFP  No surprise! 

 

OK, they think I'd be a good fashion designer??  biglaugh.gif  A good day-care provider??ROTFLMAO.gif

 

 

post #5 of 33

INTJ.

 

I clicked on the type description and come to a page entitled "Portrait of a Mastermind". Love that.

 

I'm strongest on the I and the N.

post #6 of 33

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Edited by rainbow_mandala - 11/16/12 at 4:57pm
post #7 of 33

Keep in mind that if you have a certain view of yourself, you'll end up swinging the results.

 

E.g. I vastly prefer parties with my friends to reading books. But there are plenty of other parties I'd hate, while I'd always be okay with reading. Since I considered myself introverted, I'd answer "I prefer reading" because I don't like all parties.

 

It wasn't until I took a version that had "I honestly cannot choose between the two" that I got a result that wasn't drastically colored by my own, biased, perceptions of myself.

post #8 of 33

I am INTJ and like a pp, have taken the test many times and always come out the same.  

 

My step father and two brothers are also INTJ's- thought that was interesting when we realized.

post #9 of 33

INTJ.  It has been the same every time I've taken it as an adult (which has been several times, as I used to work in Human Resources), but when I was in high school, I was an ENFJ.  I was definitely a different person then with different interests.

post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

Keep in mind that if you have a certain view of yourself, you'll end up swinging the results.

 

E.g. I vastly prefer parties with my friends to reading books. But there are plenty of other parties I'd hate, while I'd always be okay with reading. Since I considered myself introverted, I'd answer "I prefer reading" because I don't like all parties.

 

It wasn't until I took a version that had "I honestly cannot choose between the two" that I got a result that wasn't drastically colored by my own, biased, perceptions of myself.

 

Very true. It's far from an exact science, and some of the stuff I've read on it gets a bit mumbo-jumbo-ish for my liking, but it's interesting nonetheless. I think it can be useful tool if you have a healthy awareness of its limitations.
 

 

post #11 of 33

For me, it'd be easier to work with if they gave examples. I kind of get why they can't, but at the same time, the wording makes it unclear at times what sort of situations/outcomes are being described.

post #12 of 33

I'm an INFJ.  I was an INFP other times I've taken it, but it's been many years.

post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

For me, it'd be easier to work with if they gave examples. I kind of get why they can't, but at the same time, the wording makes it unclear at times what sort of situations/outcomes are being described.


Do you mean in the questions on the test itself?

 

post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bokonon View Post

INTJ.  It has been the same every time I've taken it as an adult (which has been several times, as I used to work in Human Resources), but when I was in high school, I was an ENFJ.  I was definitely a different person then with different interests.


This is me, an INTJ-ENFJ. When I've taken the test over the years, I've never been extreme as and E or I, nor a T or F. So  I think that my personality is just a mix of the two. My interests overlap both types, but it also changes depending on what's going on in my life.

 


Edited by homemademom - 6/6/11 at 7:28pm
post #15 of 33

INTP here too :)

post #16 of 33

ESTJ

post #17 of 33

 

ISTP

post #18 of 33

I've always been conflicted answering how I really make decisions versus how I wish I made decisions.  Basically I believe I should think a certain way, that it's more logical and organized, but in reality my thinking is rather chaotic and emotional. So the test asks 'how do you prefer to make decisions?'  I prefer the idea of making unemotional, methodical and well thought-out decisions.  That seems better than how I really make decisions: in the moment, emotionally, with out much thought to future consequences.   Answering the question literally, and honestly, what I prefer is different from how I really am. 

 

I think it was David Allan's Get Things Done version of the Myers-Briggs that actually turned that spontaneous, uncommited tendency into a positive.  In that, if there's a problem and I have to change course I'm not going to be so invested in anything that I can't change course.  That's the only time my commitment-phobia has been couched so ...positively.  orngbiggrin.gif


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

Keep in mind that if you have a certain view of yourself, you'll end up swinging the results.

 

E.g. I vastly prefer parties with my friends to reading books. But there are plenty of other parties I'd hate, while I'd always be okay with reading. Since I considered myself introverted, I'd answer "I prefer reading" because I don't like all parties.

 

It wasn't until I took a version that had "I honestly cannot choose between the two" that I got a result that wasn't drastically colored by my own, biased, perceptions of myself.


But why would a person a have a certain view of themselves except that it's based on... who they really are?  Where else would a person get that impression from?  I'm not arguing with you personally, Sapphire Chan, just wondering.  And I acknowledge that that is the typical example pairing in these personality tests:  do you like to go to parties or do you like to read?  But I think that's why the Myers-Briggs test gives results in percentages.  You might be an Introvert but only by a small majority, 51%. 49% Extroversion is still fairly extroverted.   I'm probably reading that wrong. 

 

I can see how my first paragraph seems to be at odds with my second paragraph here. eyesroll.gif headscratch.gif

 

I like that the broader questions force you to answer a certain way, even if there are exceptions.  In any particular example a person might protest, "but, but, what about in this other scenario?  I would answer differently in this other scenario."  I think you get a more honest answer if you are forced to answer from the gut.  Quickly, what would you do?  It doesn't matter about specifics.  Just answer the question. That reveals who you are.

post #19 of 33

INFJ

post #20 of 33
Thread Starter 

Interesting how many INs there are here, especially INTJs. This same question was posted on another parenting forum I'm on (much more mainstream) and the vast majority were SF types. I was the one and only INTP, and there were two INTJs out of maybe 150 replies.

 

As for swinging the results, yes, that can be an issue, but good tests are made to minimise that effect as much as possible. I've tried answering the same test several times, giving different answers on questions that I had had trouble deciding on the first time around, and I still got the same result. Even if I go out of my way to swing the test, it just results in my preference in some area being a little weaker or stronger.

 

It also depends which test you take. There are a bunch of free tests out there, no doubt of varying quality and faithfulness to the original one.

 

If you're not sure about your type, it's helpful to read the profiles. Sometimes people identify with a type that's maybe a little different to the result they get on the test.

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