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    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

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    Myers-Briggs: What Type are you?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mallory, Feb 26, 2012.

    Don't think I'm allowed to post links, but it's really easy to find free MBTI types online. I've found they're really accurate and in-depth. Psychologists and stuff use it. It's helpful for both real life and characters.

    I'm an ENTP. My main character, Adalyn, is an INFP or an INTP.

    ENTP means that I'm extroverted, abstract (as opposed to concrete), make decisions guided by objective thought (rather than intuition or feeling) and gather info via perceiving rather than judging.

    No type is better or worse than the other. You can still be nonjudgmental and openminded as a J type, sensitive to other people's feelings if you're a T type, etc.
     
  2. prettyprettyprettygood

    prettyprettyprettygood Active Member

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    Seems I'm an INFP- Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling & Perceiving...in other words, a dreamer and a sap :p. Although apparently my fellow INFPs include Shakespeare and George Orwell, so I'm in good company!
     
  3. Yoshiko

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    ESTJ: extroverted, sensing, thinking, judging.

    So, according to this I'm prettyprettyprettygood's opposite?


    I don't consider the test particularly useful for characters though.
     
  4. Eunoia

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    I'm usually ISTP, but today I got ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging).

    Baha, not accurate for me. For example, apparently 'Inspectors are still highly sociable' - well, that doesn't apply to me yet I'm apparently an "inspector". A few other elements aren't true for me either.
     
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    I'm definitely in the ONNA* camp.





















    * ONNA = Oh no, not again...


    I utterly reject the pigeonholing of people into 16 little boxes.
     
  6. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    there are many variations on the m-b test offered for free online, but i don't see the actual test itself anywhere... a link would be helpful...

    which one did each of you take?... if you didn't pay for it, then it's not the authentic m-b test and the results will vary from one version to another...
     
  7. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    just took the humanmetrics.com one and [not at all surprisingly!] got:

    me, to a tee!

    this one's even more detailed and just as accurate:
    http://keirsey.com/4temps/counselor.aspx
     
  8. jazzabel

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    I find these categories just about as useful as astrological signs, although I find astro signs more descriptive of the whole person (albeit generalised stereotypes).

    I know quite a bit about psychology, and it is my impression that these categories are mainly used to assess leadership potential. It doesn't focus all that much on the inner personality, the one where true motivations come from, and that is the juice as far as I'm concerned.
     
  9. shadowwalker

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    It's fun as far as any personality test is fun. Kinda like psychics - they're as accurate as you make them :D
     
  10. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Yeah, in the seventies it was, "Hi, what's your sign?" Is it now becoming, "Yo, what's your Myers Briggs?"

    I shudder at the thought, just as I always cringed at the starry eyed zodiac zombies.
     
  11. Phoenix Hikari

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    I'm an INFP, it seems about right but I found the questions unorganized. Some of them were repeated just differently.
     
  12. shadowwalker

    shadowwalker Contributor Contributor

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    That's standard with certain types of tests - it's supposed to help ensure your answers are truthful.
     
  13. Daydream

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    My type is ESTP

    You are:
    slightly expressed extravert

    slightly expressed sensing personality

    slightly expressed thinking personality

    distinctively expressed perceiving personality
     
  14. munkyphile

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    Hmm. I got INTP (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking Perceiving).


    This is actually fairly accurate. It was an interesting venture.
     
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    I guess I am a ISFP. I took the one on humanmetrics.

    I guess this is fairly accurate.
     
  16. mugen shiyo

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    I've taken the test before...even tried to sway on some of my answers here and there. This one I answered all truth. Still the same thing almost EVERY time...

    ISTP

    Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

    moderately expressed introvert
    slightly expressed sensing personality
    moderately expressed thinking personality
    slightly expressed perceiving personality


    other times it's INTP

    Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving

    Both sound like me, but then again, in horoscope terms, I believe I'm a Virgo, Aries, or Leo on any given day. Go figure... (why are Virgo's the black-sheep of the astrological world. we always get a bad wrap???)
     
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    I'm an INFP! :) It does sound just like me! :p
     
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    There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't.
     
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    Urgh, a plague on Myers-Briggs.
     
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    ENFP.

    Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving.

     
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    I'm apparently an INTJ. Some things are off, but the description is somewhat accurate.

    Unlike astrology, the Myers-Briggs test is based off psychological studies and surveys, so it's not as ridiculous. But it's still nothing to take to heart.
     
  22. Cogito

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    off topic arguing removed.
     
  23. Fifth Business

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    I'm an entp personality type.

    The description is pretty accurate, but also very generalized, so it could be accurate to a lot of people.
     
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    i guess i am

    very expressed extravert

    moderately expressed sensing personality

    very expressed thinking personality

    slightly expressed perceiving personality
     
  25. Christopher Stile

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    I've actually then the test several times, and for several different subjects at school. It's always INTP or ENTP. I guess i just can't make up my mind whether i like people or not. :confused:
     

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