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The 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types

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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 06:58 PM
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I've been exploring this and also eneagrams lately. Every "test" I take (the free kind) gives me the same result: INFP

One test is here: Myers-Briggs personality test

There are many others, and you can even do the "official" test for a fee (~$50 USD).

I have to say that going through this year, and all of its traumas, losses, shake-ups, and changes, has had me thinking more and more about the human condition. I did an extensive genealogy a few years ago, tracing my ancestors back 13 generations, and have studied the histories and literature available for all of them.

Are you interested in discussing these things? I've been studying psychology, social science, humanities, philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies for 45 years.

Any Myers-Briggs believers out there who want to chat?

Let's see how similar or different we are in our worldviews.

Again, I am predominantly an INFP.

Introverted INtuitive Feeling Percieving ("the Mediator" type)

INFP: The Mediator (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving)

So - what's your "type"?







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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 07:12 PM
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Last time I took that was before finishing high school. Would switch between the one you got and another, each time I took it. It would mostly change based on where I was mentally that day.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA

What's the weather like today? I seem to be different at different times.



... and, if you know what type you are supposed to be, and were rebellious, wouldn't you 'act-out' so as to counter the expectations of others? Keep them guessing?




posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Having studied psychology for decades, I fully agree that it depends on the mood and time of life in which one finds oneself.

But over six decades I think I'm fairly stable. Remembering these are simply tendencies, each of the "types" is - when more studied - rated on percentage of generalized behavior.


and, if you know what type you are supposed to be, and were rebellious, wouldn't you 'act-out' so as to counter the expectations of others? Keep them guessing?


But I did NOT know until just the last couple of years....not until I turned 60. Seems pretty consistent with my memories of living.

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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: VeeTNA
a reply to: chr0naut

Having studied psychology for decades, I fully agree that it depends on the mood and time of life in which one finds oneself.

But over six decades I think I'm fairly stable. Remembering these are simply tendencies, each of the "types" is - when more studied - rated on percentage of generalized behavior.


and, if you know what type you are supposed to be, and were rebellious, wouldn't you 'act-out' so as to counter the expectations of others? Keep them guessing?


But I did NOT know until just the last couple of years....not until I turned 60. Seems pretty consistent with my memories of living.

I just did the linked test and got INFJ-T.

... but it's mid-day Friday... LOL.



I also tried clicking the exact median value for all questions. It said that was an 'Adventurer'? How adventurous! LOL.



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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA

Classified Assertive Campaigners (ENFP-A)/ Turbulent Campaigners (ENFP-T).

Pretty close to being spot on.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:02 PM
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INTJ every time I have been forced to take it. I had a boss who swore by this stuff. I believe astrology has more validity than Myers-Brigg. Categorizing people in such a simplistic manner is not valid, IMO, and I've had plenty of psychology courses during my education. As a parlor game it can be fun and gets people talking, but using this thinking you are doing anything remotely scientific is insane.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:28 PM
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Looks like I tested as ISFJ-T. Some of the stuff matches me, but I agree with others on here that said it depends on the situation and circumstances. I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test several times, and as I recall I tested as INFJ about 16 years ago when I was a leader.

Schuyler, I seldom agree with any of your comments, but this one is spot on. I don’t really Myers-Briggs has validity or relevance in these days and times. I think there are other tools that measure things better. So there’s that.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:32 PM
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As a parlor game it can be fun and gets people talking


That's why I posted it.
It can be fun and gives us something to talk about.

I see we are all "N" types. Intuitive.
It's worth talking about, IMO. Better than lots of topics. A little introspection never hurts anyone.

ETA: And one "S"

I have recently lost two family members to cancer (during September). Trying to navigate how I and my children are managing the entire thing is what I'm focused on. I've read all the grief sites I can find. My kids are not the same as I am in handling heavy grief. It gives me a place to start to try to understand the family system.

Family systems are fascinating....anyone here besides myself aware of that thinking?
Quite profound and exceptionally helpful in working through life's relationships.



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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: ChiefD


I don’t really Myers-Briggs has validity or relevance in these days and times. I think there are other tools that measure things better. So there’s that.


Pray tell. What other tools? I'm down with taking whatever assessment is on offer.

I'm a scorpio, BTW.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:36 PM
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ISFJ-A/ISFJ-T Defender


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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: ChiefD

Interesting you went from INFJ to ISFJ.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:39 PM
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I typed it wrong, had it saved to screenshot so was able to correct

Typed it wrong again lol, watching tv and texting lol

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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:44 PM
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Just took it again:

INFP-T
Mediator



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:54 PM
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Mediator here, too... no matter how I take it or break on the indeterminate questions.

I happen to think they're fairly accurate, though people are influenced by information and can waiver on their types a bit.

How's that for a mediator answer?



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 08:55 PM
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I used to get the same thing for about 20 years. I think it was "visionary" whatever that was.

Anyway I just took the test and this is what I am now:

ENTP-A / ENTP-T

THat is apparently a debater. Whatever that is. It is funny that so many people take this test and tie meaning to it when it means next to nothing in your real life.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 09:05 PM
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it means next to nothing in your real life.


Ah but I believe it does. If it gives you insight into how you operate, it means a lot. But then again, lots of people never give their own behaviors and responses any attention at all.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 09:06 PM
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I happen to think they're fairly accurate, though people are influenced by information and can waiver on their types a bit.

How's that for a mediator answer?


Perfect. Glad to have met you!



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 09:17 PM
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Mindless drivel for people who like to be sorted a categorized like sheep or cows for slaughter.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 09:19 PM
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I've always wondered as to the validity of these tests. I've taken it 3 times over the years for various reasons and it always came back INTJ.

Now I have to go find what that means, again.
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