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Re: Personality Type

Post by hscmom » May 29th, 2013, 7:38 pm

ISTJ here. So's my husband of 25 years. But we're really different too... And I agree, not a scientific test but maybe a way to help understand how you navigate through life. If I don't "get" someone, it's probably because he or she approaches things differently than I do. Being a bone-head, it's taken me a little too long in life to realize that there are many valid and successful ways to live this life and relate to others and to do what work you have to do. Sometimes I just stand in awe at someone who is wired much differently than I am easily tackle a problem that baffles me.

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Re: Personality Type

Post by OF » May 29th, 2013, 8:16 pm

I'm yet another INTJ.
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Re: Personality Type

Post by Hosj » May 30th, 2013, 3:27 pm

Flavorflav wrote:Not to be a party pooper, but since this is a science site I feel I should point out that the MBTI is not a scientific test, being based on categories that Jung just made up. People usually agree with the decriptions in the MBTI, but that's mostly just the Forer effect - it isn't really a good measure of validity. Scientific tests are derived by factor analysis, and the field has more or less coalesced around the Big Five.
The problem is that the MBTI does not say one type is better than another. Whereas with the big five no one wants to be unagreable or neurotic. There is a simple good/bad, which strikes me as a wierd wa of explaining human behavior.
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Re: Personality Type

Post by Flavorflav » May 31st, 2013, 5:01 am

Hosj wrote:
Flavorflav wrote:Not to be a party pooper, but since this is a science site I feel I should point out that the MBTI is not a scientific test, being based on categories that Jung just made up. People usually agree with the decriptions in the MBTI, but that's mostly just the Forer effect - it isn't really a good measure of validity. Scientific tests are derived by factor analysis, and the field has more or less coalesced around the Big Five.
The problem is that the MBTI does not say one type is better than another. Whereas with the big five no one wants to be unagreable or neurotic. There is a simple good/bad, which strikes me as a wierd wa of explaining human behavior.
Which is why the MBTI is more popular than the Big Five - everybody gets a description that they can feel good about. It doesn't have the same kind of empirical validation as the Big Five, though - it seems that sometimes reality is weird.

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Re: Personality Type

Post by Hosj » June 9th, 2013, 7:00 am

Flavorflav wrote:
Hosj wrote:
Flavorflav wrote:Not to be a party pooper, but since this is a science site I feel I should point out that the MBTI is not a scientific test, being based on categories that Jung just made up. People usually agree with the decriptions in the MBTI, but that's mostly just the Forer effect - it isn't really a good measure of validity. Scientific tests are derived by factor analysis, and the field has more or less coalesced around the Big Five.
The problem is that the MBTI does not say one type is better than another. Whereas with the big five no one wants to be unagreable or neurotic. There is a simple good/bad, which strikes me as a wierd wa of explaining human behavior.
Which is why the MBTI is more popular than the Big Five - everybody gets a description that they can feel good about. It doesn't have the same kind of empirical validation as the Big Five, though - it seems that sometimes reality is weird.
And it is also more difficult to talk about. I can say I am an INFJ, but I can't really explain how my big 5 scores interconnect.
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Re: Personality Type

Post by aim4me26 » July 23rd, 2014, 11:31 am

aim4me26 wrote:I got ENFJ

Extravert(1%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Feeling(50%) Judging(78%)

You have marginal or no preference of Extraversion over Introversion (1%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)
so i retook it because i had to for a class
and i got the same thing, it's just that the percentages are a bit different now :S

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Extravert(11%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(62%) Judging(22%)
You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (11%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have distinct preference of Feeling over Thinking (62%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (22%)
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Re: Personality Type

Post by vennowsah » July 23rd, 2014, 6:33 pm

I got INTP

Introvert(56%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(88%) Perceiving(11%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
You have distinct preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (11%)
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Re: Personality Type

Post by Unome » July 24th, 2014, 11:11 am

I got mostly what I thought I would get:

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Re: Personality Type

Post by scienceswimmer4 » July 24th, 2014, 8:05 pm

My outcome did not surprise me.. ENTJ (100, 12, 31, 67)

I am an extremely social person who bases her actions based on intuition & thoughts.
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Re: Personality Type

Post by zerasaw » July 26th, 2014, 5:09 am

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