What Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Are You?

31 (29.5%)
12 (11.4%)
13 (12.4%)
3 (2.9%)
2 (1.9%)
1 (1%)
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3 (2.9%)
10 (9.5%)
1 (1%)
0 (0%)
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Meyers-Briggs is flawed / does not fit me.
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I hate polls.
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No idea.
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Re: Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
« Reply #375 on: June 24, 2018, 02:58:12 pm »
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Re: Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
« Reply #376 on: June 25, 2018, 09:06:25 am »
While I would tend to agree with the prevailing sentiment that the test can only tell you how you think you are...

The spread of self-reported types for the forum is pretty interesting.

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I have tested pretty consistently as INTP over the years, with T and P trending more towards F and J over time as I have become less of a self-consumed asshat.
I think that those people who take the test and cling to the result (and I was one of them for a while) are just uncomfortable in who they are and the box of MBTI gives them some self-definition.

Being able to hit the middle point of a few of the categories or adapt based on circumstance seems to the healthiest mode of being.

EDIT: I also think that the more you read about the methodology of the test it becomes pretty easy to figure out which questions are trying to place you on which scale and that makes repeating it a bit of a farce.
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Re: Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
« Reply #377 on: June 25, 2018, 10:08:04 am »
The best it can do, IMO, is tell you the kind of person you THINK you are, or WANT to be.

Which is about as useful as astrology.
Or, I want to think that who I think I want to be is the same as who I think I want to want to be.
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Re: Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
« Reply #378 on: June 25, 2018, 05:29:40 pm »
Huh, my results have actually wavered in the last few years, which is interesting.

Like 2 years ago, I took the test and got INTP
and a year before that, the same, INTP

I thought that was what I always was... but then I checked my posts in this thread, and saw I used to regularly get marked as ENTP.
Took the test again this morning.. got another ENTP.

I think it's interesting because I can intuitively sense that my social habits have changed since college, but I'm not entirely sure how. I used to be a lot more extroverted and have sort of slid into a more introverted, isolated lifestyle. But on this mornings' test, I scored pretty close to the cross-over between E and I.

Just want to mention - I don't think the Meyers Briggs is an inherently useful tool. But taking the same test periodically can be a helpful way to analyze the ways you change over time.

A correlary would be like -- the number of times you can skip rope. It's not a good be-all-end-all measurement for physical fitness. But if you took a rope-skipping test every year, you'd see trends emerge over time, and there may be an interesting story there.

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Extroverted (E) 54.29% Introverted (I) 45.71%
Intuitive (N) 63.41% Sensing (S) 36.59%
Thinking (T) 63.64% Feeling (F) 36.36%
Perceiving (P) 72.73% Judging (J) 27.27%