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Myers-Briggs Personality Test- Load of Crock?

cheessus

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A friend of mine sent me this online personality test based off of the Myers-Brigg test (it may be the actual test, but I doubt it because it was free). I took it and was categorized as an INTJ. While I was reading the portrait of what an INTJ was, I was pretty impressed because a lot of what the article(s) said was actually true about me. However, the more I read and the more I thought about the test and the general classification of individuals, I got a little
and then
and finally
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I began to wonder that now that I know what my specific dispositions are, if I am going to try and conform to them or whether I will go out of my way to try and change certain aspects. I consider myself, above all else, to be a sincere person when it comes to whatever it is that I say and do, but this new found self-awareness (and perhaps falsely so) may make me second guess that, and thus I lose a big part of who I am.

And then when I was thinking about the test, which are a bunch of yes/no answers, I began to actually wonder if I was answering them truthfully or if I had subconsciously tried to answer a certain way to get a result that I would be more happy with (the test took me less than 5 mins). Basicially, what I am trying to say is that this test fucked up my day and probably ruined my week. I tend to get a little obsessive about things, so I may have to take the real test and read up on all this Carl Jung BS. a;slkdgja;lseiga[0wer9g][email protected]!)(T#o;i

Anyway, have any of you taken this test? If so, what are you?

Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
 

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Unofficial versions are low in reliability. Even the official version is not highly reliable. Nevertheless, that kind of information can be useful in, say, a consultation


There was a thread about it.
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=14663
 

cheessus

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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Unofficial versions are low in reliability. Even the official version is not highly reliable. Nevertheless, that kind of information can be useful in, say, a consultation


There was a thread about it.
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=14663


Wow there were/are a lot of INTJs here...
 

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hello all,
I did take the Myers-Briggs one many years ago and I was INTJ as well----so add another one to the count.

I did not think it was so accurate, but maybe I have changed since then----hope so. I have tried to learn to be more out going, never easy though.
 

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I am pure INFP. As far as any reductionist sort of test can be, this one is rather accurate I believe.
 

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At my former employer, we spent 2 days on Myers Briggs... The first day learning about ourselves, and the second day learning about understanding all the types, and how to work with people of a certain type.

Personally, I'm an ENFJ
 

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I'm an INTJ. As any INTJ would tell you, we wouldn't believe in the test without a good, supported reason to believe in the test. Therefore.....

But of course we only know we're an INTJ because of the test...that makes us believe in the test....

~ H
 

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Is there something about SF that it collects INTJ's? IIRC they're about 2% of the population.
 

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INTJ. I did a different abbreviated version of this test years ago & got the same result.

mastermind sounds about right


are all the other personality descriptions equally flattering?
 

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ENFP here... I've done the test multiple times and it always comes up the same.

I think the DISC test is more interesting, but that's probably because I've only done it a few times.
 

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ENTJ

I've worked hard to become more extraverted the last couple of years so I don't know if I'm just an INTJ wanting to be an ENTJ or if I've actually made a transition.

Edit: After reading the personality descriptions, I'm without a doubt and INTJ. I'm just way more social than I used to be.
 

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I believe in this test, if I believe in any tests.
 

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I am solid NTJ but flip-flop between I and E just about every time I take the test (and I have done so many times over the years), and the I and E scores are always very weak.

I look at this test as a way of identifying your preferred mode, or the one to which you are most likely to revert under stress.

Of course I am shocked, shocked I say, that an interwebz message board features so many introverts ...
 

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