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Old 10-06-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Those tests are BS. By the time you graduate high school you should already know what type of personality you have. You should already know your interests.

Disagree Artsy,

Especially young people who are trying to figure out themselves, if anything, it can help a person validate their personality. If these tests validate your personality and behaviors, then it will make a person less likely to try to be something they're not.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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Disagree Artsy,

Especially young people who are trying to figure out themselves, if anything, it can help a person validate their personality. If these tests validate your personality and behaviors, then it will make a person less likely to try to be something they're not.
Exactly. The introvert label has come to have a negative connotation. Consequently, they're pressured to be more extroverted. But it makes no sense to try to be something you're not. What makes more sense is come to terms with what you are and learn to work with your strengths, not dwell on your weaknesses or what others terms a weakness.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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Exactly. The introvert label has come to have a negative connotation. Consequently, they're pressured to be more extroverted. But it makes no sense to try to be something you're not. What makes more sense is come to terms with what you are and learn to work with your strengths, not dwell on your weaknesses or what others terms a weakness.
Good point. I know sometimes I hated the fact that the thought of going to clubs and parties didn't appeal to me- but I did it because my friends did it. They didn't pressure me; I just felt that something was wrong because I didn't like hanging out all night. I took that test- and found out that it's not my nature to hang out excessively. I need some recharging time. Nowadays, if I don't feel like it, I don't feel any kind of regret if I don't hang out. I'm comfortable with my introversion.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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As much as I am not the touchy feely affectionate emotionally ideal dude for my girl, and as much as I hate to have those discussions about me not doing it enough, I don't think I'd want some emotionless chick. As much as it annoys me, it's helping me to grow.
don't take this personally, as this is a comment on the subject rather than your individual situation (which I'd see as "if it works for you, it works for you )...
but on the subject in general- how, why, or to what purpose, is changing one's basic personality to accommodate someone else, considered 'growing'?
would be different if there was something extremely negative there, but not just a basic personality-type
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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don't take this personally, as this is a comment on the subject rather than your individual situation (which I'd see as "if it works for you, it works for you )...
but on the subject in general- how, why, or to what purpose, is changing one's basic personality to accommodate someone else, considered 'growing'?
would be different if there was something extremely negative there, but not just a basic personality-type

It's not changing, it's recognizing that people operate on different levels- that's what MBTI teaches you....Me as an ISTJ lets me know that I make decisions primarily by thoughts and logic. My girl as an ISFP is motivated by her emotions and feelings. So dealing with her I'm learning to consider her feelings in what I do, not what makes sense all the time. I'm not changing who I am at the core; it's just learning how life operates outside of your own lens and makes me an all around better person.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Pegged me as ESTP...

There are lots of Promoters, maybe ten or so percent of the population, and life is never dull around them. In a word, they are men and women of action. When a Promoter is present, things begin to happen: the lights come on, the music plays, the games begin. Clever and full of fun, Promoters live with a theatrical flourish which makes even the most routine events seem exciting. Not that they waste much time on routine events. In work and in play, Promoters demand new activities and new challenges. Bold and daring at heart, and ever-optimistic that things will go their way, Promoters will take tremendous risks to get what they want, and seem exhilarated by walking close to the edge of disaster. Because of this, they make the very best trouble-spot administrators and negotiators, and they can be outstanding entrepreneurs, able to swing deals and kick-start enterprises in a way no other type can.

Promoters also have a hearty appetite for the finer things of life, the best food, the best wine, expensive cars, and fashionable clothes. And they are extremely sophisticated in social circles, knowing many, many people by name, and knowing how to say just the right thing to most everyone they meet.

Charming, confident, and popular, Promoters delight their friends and investors with their endless supply of stories and jokes. At the same time, these smooth operators are usually something of a mystery to others. While they live in the moment and lend excitement - and unpredictability - to all their relationships, they rarely let anyone get really close to them. They have a low tolerance for authority and commitment, and are likely to leave situations where they are expected to toe the mark, or where they must play second fiddle. Promoters understand well the maxim, "He who travels fastest, travels alone," although they are not likely to be lonely for long, since their boldness and sense of adventure tends to make them highly attractive to many other people.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy, Donald Trump, Madonna, George C. Patton, Evita Peron, Winston Churchill, Grace Slick, and Teddy Roosevelt are examples of the Promoter Artisan temperament.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Philly
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It's funny how some of your results run consistently with the image you project through your posts.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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ISFJ..

If I took a different version of the test, it would likely have a different result.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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No. I disagree.

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Disagree Artsy,

Especially young people who are trying to figure out themselves, if anything, it can help a person validate their personality. If these tests validate your personality and behaviors, then it will make a person less likely to try to be something they're not.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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ESTJ,. Married to another ESTJ, did not work out...imagine that...

Took test 20 years apart, same results.
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