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some brief mindlessness

As usual with these, I have major quibbles with a lot of the wording; what the heck is "I am abstract" supposed to mean? Or "I am theoretical" - I think I know what they're getting at, but I keep being distracted by mental images of people poking at me, trying to figure out if they've actually proved my existence yet.

Those issues aside, it seems to come out fairly accurately. I've come out anywhere between INTP and INFJ, depending on the version of the test, and the typical TP profile fits me better. And yeah, I like people who can actually do the social thing with some modicum of consistency and would do that myself if I could. Working on it.

Jung Explorer Test
Actualized type: INTP
(who you are)
INTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.
Preferred type: ENTP
(who you prefer to be)
ENTP - "Inventor". Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.
Attraction type: ENTP
(who you are attracted to)
ENTP - "Inventor". Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.

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princekermit
Jul. 27th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
One man's $0.02 - Your mileage may vary.
Meyers-Briggs drives me batty.

Partly because I am right down the line 50-50 on all four stats, depending on when you ask me.

Partly because since the original is copyright, some folks try to end-run around it by rewording the questions, which changes the results.

And partly because of the cult that surrounds it. My ex used to say things like "That's such a J way of looking at things." or "That's because I'm an F and you're a T." This frustrated me because I couldn't understand what she was saying, and because I know my test results vacillate so much that basing anything on these results is meaningless.
coraline
Jul. 27th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: One man's $0.02 - Your mileage may vary.
it does have the potential to turn into one of those hammers, of the "if all you've got is a hammer everything looks like a nail" variety, but on the other hand i have found it a very useful way of understanding many people. obviously not everyone is well-modeled by it, but many people end up closer to one end than the other of the continua, and it really has helped me understand sometimes why (for example) my sister looks at things in such a very different way from me sometimes. (we're each relatively strongly typed, and opposites on three of the four axes.)

but yeah, people who persist in making EVERYTHING about the MBTI irritate me too :)
leroy484
Jul. 27th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe that should be ...
I am, theoretically.
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