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krynn
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ENTP here
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INFP.
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INTJ

very expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
moderately expressed thinking personality
very expressed judging personality

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INFP, as always:

distinctively expressed introvert
slightly expressed intuitive personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
distinctively expressed perceiving personality

My apologies if I've told this on Hatrack before. A few years ago my department at work did the Myers-Briggs analysis and had a workshop. When we broke for lunch, we were told when to return. I hung around in the conference room chatting for a while, then went to lunch and decided to quickly return to my office to check my emails. I lost track of time and then "Oh no! I'm late getting back!" and went rushing back to the conference room.

When I walked in the door, everyone laughed. The Myers-Briggs guy had, during the lunch break, posted his predictions (based on our types) of who would be first and last to return. Yep, I was the last one. I'm such a "P."

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INTJ like the first time I took the test 15 years ago in school.....but I've tested INFJ before and am always Borderline between T/F

Introverted 67 Intuitive 50 Thinking 1 Judging 33


I remember taking another type test once and the person giving me the test said 20 years ago my results would've been considered "unbalanced". I should see if I can find that test.

[ December 09, 2007, 06:37 PM: Message edited by: Catseye1979 ]

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Uprooted:

I'd love to encounter such an analyst.

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I've been an INTJ since I was 20. I don't expect that to change any time soon.
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I consistently score moderately high on the IN, but fluctuate near the midline on the last two. I think it depends on my mood and the specific questions they ask, but I seem to get FP and TJ somewhat interchangeably.
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INFJ and while I do believe these things are for entertainment value only, I'm kind of surprised at how very like me the various descriptions of INFJ are. Of course, they're all worded with a good bit of wiggle room. "They can be demanding but are often indulgent", etc., in other words, they hedge their bets by including opposites in the same description, but it still seems to match uncommonly well.
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quote:
Originally posted by 0Megabyte:
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I'd love to encounter such an analyst.

It was fun. My department had some extra funds for training and our manager thought that would be a cool way to use them, and got approval for that.

Tatiana, I happen to find this test really useful in understanding how different personality types operate. We are all contradictory, so I don't worry about the so-called "wiggle room"; the description of an INFP fits me so mind-bogglingly well compared to the other type descriptions that I can't help but think there's something to it (especially after having been really frustrated by career-aptitude tests in college and other analyses that told me a big fat nothing).

My best friend is an ENFP and her husband is an INTJ. She totally doesn't get him after years of marriage, but studying the different types is helping her. YMMV on the various websites and books out there, though. There's one site someone linked to on the previous page called The Personality Page, I think, that I've found to have more helpful type descriptions than most others.

The one other category/typing model that I swear by is The Five Love Languages. That concept really opened up my understanding of causes and solutions for relationship conflicts.

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I am an ISFJ. I am always very borderline between N and S, and I am a hardcore J. Used to drive me insane trying to shop with my ex-boyfriend, who was very much a P -- I'd be saying, Look, we've found three shirts that look good, let's buy them and go! and he'd be saying, But what about all the other stores in this mall where there might be EVEN BETTER SHIRTS?

[Razz]

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I'm always high on the EN bit, but never more than four or five points to either side of the axis for the other two (although I'm usually just barely FP.)
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i scored 100% on my N. ive been ENTP every time ive done this over the past decade.
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INTJ

56
75
38
1

Though I know a few of my answers contradicted some of my other answers. I generally answered with the first thing that I could think of an example for. The problem with that is that I may not have been acting normal in that situation.

I'm guessing that the categories that only won by 1 are close to being 50/50, which I think fitting in my case (J vs P), because on some things, I'm more organized, but on others, I prefer to just go with the flow.

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I've always been a strong NF, but 50/50 on I/E and P/J. I scored INFP.

edit* I just picked up the book that uses the Enneagram for personality types--and I'm a 2, for anyone who's read that. I like it much more than the Myers-Briggs.

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Am I the only ESFP? (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving)
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I am always INTJ. Hooray for us masterminds.

--ApostleRadio

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same as before.
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ENFP
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INTJ

I'd be interested to take an "official" version of this test. I think things like this are really cool, and yeah, the description for INTJ fits me... frighteningly well. I was honestly shocked when I read it.

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It claims I'm INTJ, but INTP fits me much better. ENTP is closer to where I want to be.

The chart on the wikipedia page showing the population breakdown is interesting. Over 26% of the population are either ISFJ or ESFJ, which is about as diametrically opposite to me as possible. No wonder I feel... unusual. [Smile]

I wonder if there are any useful correlations between Myers-Briggs types and political leanings. Surely there must be studies out there. Anyone with google-fu?

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Anyone else here around 90% E?
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mine was pretty high, but not sure it was 90%.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Anyone else here around 90% E?

E, or I?

*grin

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I was 100% E (for extravert). Is that bad?

quote:
Your Type is
ENFP

Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving

Strength of the preferences %

100 35 78 59


very expressed extravert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed perceiving personality

I think I've scored just about the same way every time I've taken something like this.
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I didn't retake the test again, but I typically come out
INTJ

I am a very strong I and T, but I am pretty close on the N/S and J/F and have even tested as an S at times. In the more indepth study of the personality types, though, I match very strongly with the combined "NT" so I tend to claim the N.

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ENFP

I don't like reading about my type to be honest. Is it odd to not like being classified like that?

The description is too close to my personality

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You know that "P" thing I just wrote about above? Oh my goodness, I'm a hopeless case. I just got back from lunch with Olivet. We met at a place and time of my choosing (about 5 minutes away from both of us) and I was 25 minutes late. I was so embarrassed -- I lost my keys and spent most of that time looking for them. The remainder of that time was spent looking for Olivet's number so that I could let her know I was running late. Found the number, but she didn't have her cell with her. When I finally found the keys, I rushed off to the restaurant, certain that any sane person would have left after waiting 15 minutes. She had headed to her car but was incredibly gracious and non-mad-acting about it all! And of course we had fun chatting.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kasie H:
ENTJ

* moderately expressed extravert
* distinctively expressed intuitive personality
* moderately expressed thinking personality
* moderately expressed judging personality

Me too! (only two of us, so far)
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INTP
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I took this test several years ago from a book called "Please Understand Me II" by David Keirsey. I am an ISTJ, a.k.a. The Inspector. That sounds cool, but the book essentially describes me as bean counter. [Grumble] Though I do find investigation fascinating.

In my opinion, these tests are only slightly less vague than a horoscope. These can lead to some insight into your own personality, but can't possibly account for everything that life throws around.

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That makes 2 of us. I was wondering if anyone else was. Most of the description is spot on, some parts not as much. I imagine that's true for most people.
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Woot! I'm a mastermind: INTJ

Introverted 44%
Intuitive 25%
Thinking 25%
Judging 67%

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ENTP. Seems like it's only samprimary, katharina, krynn, and myself, so far. Seems Fyfe, as an ISFJ, is our polar opposite. [Big Grin]

Extroverted 11%
Intuitive 62%
Thinking 38%
Perceiving 11%

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I've taken tests like this numerous times over the past 30 years and I'm surprised at how consistently I perform. I am ENTP.

This time I came out E 6 so very slighlty extroverted, this is very consistent. If I'm a bit depressed I tend to come out very slightly introverted.

I came out 81 for N. Every time I take this test I come out wildly intuitive.

I score T 1. Everytime I've taken this test I come out virtually tied for Thinking versus feeling.

I scored P 56 which is also very consistent. Actually a bit low.

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ISTJ

Introverted 100%
Sensing 25%
Thinking 1%
Judging 33%


Wow so I'm really borderline Thinking/Feeling. This is the second time I took the test and the only thing that changed was the T/F part but not by much at all. Although I should take this test again when I'm at work and in a completely different mindset. I'll bet it will turn out quite different.

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I used to always come out as INTP when I was younger. Now I'm sometimes INTP, and sometimes INTJ, depending, I guess, on how judgmental I'm feeling that day.
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We took the Briggs-Meyers at work and did a day long workshop learning about the results. Apparently, the middle two have the most work significance.

We NTs (Yes, I'm INTJ, too) like to come up with a big idea. The STs are the detail types we need to figure out how it works. The SFs figure out how it will impact the customers. And I don't quite remember what the NFs were doing - relationship building I think.

I really like the handout we got with all 16 types broken down. I like to figure out what type my characters are when I'm writing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mike:
Over 26% of the population are either ISFJ or ESFJ

Well, so far I'm the first to say that I'm ESFJ...
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quote:
Originally posted by Jhai:
I used to always come out as INTP when I was younger. Now I'm sometimes INTP, and sometimes INTJ, depending, I guess, on how judgmental I'm feeling that day.

Probably more like how structured vs. open-ended you're feeling that day.
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quote:
Originally posted by FlyingCow:
ENTP. Seems like it's only samprimary, katharina, krynn, and myself, so far. Seems Fyfe, as an ISFJ, is our polar opposite. [Big Grin]

Extroverted 11%
Intuitive 62%
Thinking 38%
Perceiving 11%

So...none of you are "feelers"? Seriously, a couple of you seem to be "feelers". I find it hard to believe that none of you rated in the "feelings" catagory.
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I am often quite borderline on the T/F marker, but I usually come out INTJ. Generally other INTJ people make the most sense to me, although I have a wide scattering of friends throughout the types.
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ENFP, despite being a scientist. Of course, once I get my phd, I plan to go into sales and marketing.
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I've never scored high in the "feeling" category - and I think pretty much anyone who knows me IRL would put me on the "thinking" side of that particular line.

My fiancee, on the other hand, would likely be, if I had to guess, an ENFP. Now I'm curious, though. I'll try to get her to take it.

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