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Old 05-28-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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ISFP all day!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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I got into the whole Meyer-Briggs thing about eleven years ago. At the time, I was in 8th grade, in math class, which I was almost failing, and found a totally unrelated book on the classroom bookshelf by David Keirsey. Keirsey was one of the figures who popularized the Meyers-Briggs, actually designing his own test that achieved the same end without the outlay involved in purchasing the MBTI, and explaining the types for non-psychologists.

I am an ENTP, although I have also tested INTP, so I call myself an "XNTP".

My brother is a pure ESFP, no doubt about it. He's almost archetypal in how well he fits it.

My sister is an ESTJ, which I personally consider the least attractive temperament for a female. My best friend in middle and high school was also an ESTJ.

My mother is an ISFP. My father tested as ENFP, and I agree with the classification, although he is a marginal "N".

My maternal grandmother, ISTJ; my maternal grandfather, ESTP or ESFP; my paternal step-grandmother, an ESFJ; my paternal grandfather, probably an ESTP or ISTP.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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Not only can the test help define who you are; it aids in understanding other personality types.

For example; at work we took the tests and then placed a small sign on our desk indicating our 'types'. There was a particular employee I needed to work with and he was very standoffish, making it difficult to complete projects successfully. After learning his 'types', I addressed him in a way that would be best for him and it improved our working relationship dramatically.

This has helped me in personal situations as well.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:49 PM
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I think back on times when I wondered if I was a freak or something since what interested other people was of none to me. And how so many just accept things and I *always* have to tear apart an idea and pull out all the little complexities and usually get blank stares. I've been encouraged to 'be more social' all my life but unless its the specific interest group I have of the same out of the box types, I don't want to be social. I'd rather be home reading a book or watching a good documentary or writing a story. I'd rather play 'bark' and 'meow' with the four legged kids than endure 'small talk" (very small). I learned how to zone all the rest out as minor background noise when necessary and read a book or do something interesting to me.

Then I take this (and I'm sure I've taken it before but it wasn't explained) and it all clicks in place. The article mentioned somewhere back in this thread is so dead on. Its cool to know that the feeling that I'm different than most of the herd is really true. INTJ female, rarest of the type. I actually like being among the rare. :-).

Physical health got in the way of plans, but I think I could have made it if the body had cooperated. But I'd like to hold the result up to all who made us go to social things so we wouldn't be 'isolated'. Having to 'socialize' is worse than having it just happen.

Its also very interesting that we actually process information differently than extroverts, now that I want to read more of.

I wonder how you can take the long form test, since I'd think more of the yes/no answers would be more defined on that.

I love science fiction conventions, but at the one world con in a fifty story hotel, after a while I went up to the 45'th floor (last one we could and sat in the conversation nook alone just to have space and watch below. All my kind of people, but even when they are had to have that quiet moment.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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I definitely find myself far less judgemental than the population as a whole, not that I'm immune from judging (sometimes unfairly).
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