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What is your Myers-Briggs type? I am INFJ
March 31, 2005
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Hi guys:

I found the Myers-Briggs test to have been very helpful to me in learning more about myself. The more you learn about yourself, the more control you will gain over your emotions. I highly recommend you to take the test and then look up the descriptions for your type. Mine was fairly accurate.

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cg.....Types2.asp

Here is a good site with descriptions for each type:

http://www.personalitypage.com.....level.html

Click on the detail link.

Just curious, what are everyone's types on this board? Mine is suppose to be fairly uncommon.

March 31, 2005
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whoa, weird, i just had to do that for a class! i'm infp i think...we're pretty close!

March 31, 2005
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I just did one of these recently too ... mine was through a Career Placement Center, which did both MBTI and the Strong Interest Inventory test. I found the results to be pretty accurate (they are a little different and a lot more detailed than the one on the website you posted).

I've outlined my results below. Also added (for MBTI) how they fell for me on a scale from 30 to -30 (30 meaning it is very clear this is my preference, 0 being the middle ground between the 2 opposite preferences, and -30 being the highest on the type on the opposite end of the spectrum). I think it is important to have this scale, too, because it shows the depth of the certain preferences. As an fyi, the layout is as follows:

The opposite end of the scale of Extroversion = Introversion. The opposite for Sensing = Intuition. The opposite for Thinking = Feeling.
The opposite for Judging = Perceiving.

My MBTI: ESTJ
E = Extroversion, Scale = 30. (preference for drawing energy from the outside world of people, activities, and things).
S = Sensing, Scale = 6 (preference for taking in information through the five senses and noticing what is actual).
T = Thinking, Scale = 1 (preference for organizing and structuring information to decide in a logical, objective way.)
J = Judging, Scale = 14 (Preference for living a planned and organized life)

The four categories describe:

Where you like to focus your attention, Extroversion (E) or Introversion (I). Since mine was E = 30, it is very clear that I get my energy using Extroversion (draw energy from the outside world) rather than Introversion (within myself).

The way you gather information, Sensing (S) or Intuition (N). Since mine was S = 6, it means I slightly to moderately prefer to gather info. using my senses (what is actual) rather than Intuition.

The way you make decisions, Thinking (T) or Feeling (F). Since mine was T = 1, it means I slightly prefer to make decisions using thinking (logical/objective) rather than Feeling.

How you orient yourself toward the outer world, Judging (J) or Perceiving (P). Since mine was J = 14, it means I moderately to clearly prefer to live a more planned/organized life as opposed to being spontaneous and flexible (Perceiving). *I think this came up this high at the time because I was just layed off when I took it and really needed some stability in my life!

For the STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY, I was a S (Social), R (Realistic) and E (Enterprising). They said my strongest motivator for a career is helping others (this is very true!). They said I should be in teaching, medical services, social services, or entertaining (because of my high Social rating).

March 31, 2005
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Added note: I do agree these tests are a great way to help you understand yourself, as well as help you understand others. I think we all tend to relate to people the way "we" are or how "we" think and do things, and sometimes I think that's why some conflicts may arise with people that relate in an opposite manner.

March 31, 2005
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Hi Hollie!

I just took the test, and am an INFJ also. Weird!

March 31, 2005
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I kind of did this backwards, I think....I read the descriptions on the second website you posted and decided I was ESFJ. Then I took the test, and confirmed it. I was ESFJ!
Extroverted 67
Sensing 1
Feeling 38
Judging 89

Interesting...

March 31, 2005
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angel4u provided some pretty good information on the types.

Here is another good site with type information, just click on the type that you are. (You can find out your type through online test on the humanmetrics site that I posted earlier)

More so than what I learned about myself, I definitely learned more about other people through the Myers-Briggs. By this I mean that although it should be so common sense to us that some people respond and react differently from ourselves, misunderstandings still arise too often because we have the instinctive nature to judge another person's behavior and derive at their intentions based on what the same behavior would indicate for us had we exhibited it.

Although trying to understand others' behaviors through analyzing what the same behavior would indicate for us is a good place to start as all human-beings do share certain commonalities, it can more often be misleading.

For example, my former boyfriend for three years was an INTJ, which according to the Myers-Briggs test is the most independant, pragmatic, and logical of all types. They often seem cold and uncaring even if they might care deeply for another. I used to get so insecure with our relationship because he was never expressive. EVERYTHING said about INTJ's described him to a T. It might not remedy the fact that he isn't compatible for my emotional health, but it does explain so much of his behaviors that I found to be so puzzling.

The F and T functions are what drived our major differences. We have the same capability to reason and deduct, but having the same logical conclusions, he tends to act upon them while I choose to act out of my feelings having the same logical conclusions. This really helped me around our break up, because I knew that although he was able to act so charismatically detached and logical, while I seemed way more effusive and hurt, that our actual feelings for each other might have been the same although our actions differed. T functioned especially when combined with I and N have a great tendency to inhibit their emotions.

March 31, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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I'm ESFJ,
Interesting... somehow I knew that.

March 31, 2005
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Mine was right on ESTP

I'm a gamer

March 31, 2005
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I'm EIFP.

Here's the information, which I haven't had a chance to review yet.

[The following comes partially from the archetype, but mostly from my own dealings with ENFPs.]

General: ENFPs are both "idea"-people and "people"-people, who see everyone and everything as part of an often bizarre cosmic whole. They want to both help (at least, their own definition of "help") and be liked and admired by other people, on bo th an individual and a humanitarian level. They are interested in new ideas on principle, but ultimately discard most of them for one reason or another.

Social/Personal Relationships: ENFPs have a great deal of zany charm, which can ingratiate them to the more stodgy types in spite of their unconventionality. They are outgoing, fun, and genuinely like people. As SOs/mates they are warm, affectionate (l ots of PDA), and disconcertingly spontaneous. However, attention span in relationships can be short; ENFPs are easily intrigued and distracted by new friends and acquaintances, forgetting about the older ones for long stretches at a time. Less mature ENFPs may need to feel they are the center of attention all the time, to reassure them that everyone thinks they're a wonderful and fascinating person.

ENFPs often have strong, if unconvential, convictions on various issues related to their Cosmic View. They usually try to use their social skills and contacts to persuade people gently of the rightness of these views; his sometimes results in their negle cting their nearest and dearest while flitting around trying to save the world.
Work Environment: ENFPs are pleasant, easygoing, and usually fun to work with. They come up with great ideas, and are a major asset in brainstorming sessions. Followthrough tends to be a problem, however; they tend to get bored quickly, especially if a newer, more interesting project comes along. They also tend to be procrastinators, both about meeting hard deadlines and about performing any small, uninteresting tasks that they've been assigned. ENFPs are at their most useful when working in a group w ith a J or two to take up the slack.

ENFPs hate bureaucracy, both in principle and in practice; they will always make a point of launching one of their crusades against some aspect of it.

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Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
by Joe Butt

ENFPs are friendly folks. Most are really enjoyable people. Some of the most soft-hearted people are ENFPs.

ENFPs have what some call a "silly switch." They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, the scourge of the swimming pool, ticklers par excellence. Som etimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped.

One study has shown that ENFPs are significantly overrepresented in psychodrama. Most have a natural propensity for role-playing and acting.

ENFPs like to tell funny stories, especially about their friends. This penchant may be why many are attracted to journalism. I kid one of my ENFP friends that if I want the sixth fleet to know something, I'll just tell him.

ENFPs are global learners. Close enough is satisfactory to the ENFP, which may unnerve more precise thinking types, especially with such things as piano practice ("three quarter notes or four ... what's the difference?") Amazingly, some ENFPs are adept at exacting disciplines such as mathematics.

Friends are what life is about to ENFPs, moreso even than the other NFs. They hold up their end of the relationship, sometimes being victimized by less caring individuals. ENFPs are energized by being around people. Some have real difficulty being alone , especially on a regular basis.

One ENFP colleague, a social worker, had such tremendous interpersonal skills that she put her interviewers at ease during her own job interview. She had the ability to make strangers feel like old friends.

ENFPs sometimes can be blindsided by their secondary Feeling function. Hasty decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results. More than one ENFP has abruptly quit a job in such a moment.

Functional Analysis:

Extraverted iNtuition
The physical world, both geos and kosmos, is the ENFP's primary source of information. Rather than sensing things as they are, dominant intuition is sensitive to things as they might be. These extraverted intuitives are most adept with patterns and connections. Their natural inclination is toward relationships, especially among people or living things.

Intuition leans heavily on feeling for meaning and focus. Its best patterns reflect the interesting points of people, giving rise to caricatures of manner, speech and expression.

Introverted Feeling
Auxiliary feeling is nonverbally implied more often than it is openly expressed. When expressed, this logic has an aura of romance and purity that may seem out of place in this flawed, imperfect world. In its own defense, feeling judgement frequently and fleetly gives way to humor. ENFPs who publicize their feelings too often may put off some of the crowd of friends they naturally attract.

Extraverted Thinking
Thinking, the process which runs to impersonal conclusions, holds the extraverted tertiary position. Used on an occasional basis, ENFPs may benefit greatly from this ability. Less mature and lacking the polish of higher order functions, Thinking is not well suited to be used as a prominent function. As with other FP types, the ENFP unwary of Thinking's limitations may find themselves most positively mistaken.

Introverted Sensing
Sensing, the least discernible ENFP function, resides in the inner world where reality is reduced to symbols and icons--ideas representing essences of external realities. Under the influence of the ever-present intuition, the ENFP's sensory perceptions are in danger of being replaced by hypothetical data consistent with pattern and paradigm. When it is protected and nourished, introverted sensing provides information about the fixed. From such firm anchoring ENFPs are best equipped to launch into thousands of plausibilities and curiosities yet to be imagined.

Perhaps the combination of introverted Feeling and childlike introverted Sensing is responsible for the silent pull of ENFPs to the wishes of parents, authority figures and friends. Or perhaps it's the predominance of indecisive intuition in combination with the ambiguity of secondary Fi and tertiary Te that induces these kind souls to capitulate even life-affecting decisions. Whatever the dynamic, ENFPs are strongly influenced by the opinions of their friends.

Famous ENFPs:
Franz Joseph Haydn
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Will Rogers
Buster Keaton
Theodor "Dr." Seuss Geisel (The Cat in the Hat)
Mickey Rooney
James Dobson ("Focus on the Family")
Andy Rooney
Carol Burnett
Paul Harvey
Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched)
Bill Cosby (Ghost Dad)
Dom Delouise, actor
Dave Thomas, owner of Wendy's hamburger chain
Lewis Grizzard, newspaper columnist
I. King Jordan, president of Gallaudet University
Martin Short, actor-comedian
Meg Ryan, actor (When Harry Met Sally)
Robin Williams, actor, comedian (Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire)
Sandra Bullock, actor (Speed, While You Were Sleeping)
Robert Downey (Heart and Souls)
Alicia Silverstone (Clueless)
Sinbad
Andy Kaufman
Regis Philbin

March 31, 2005
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...or "ENFP"...I guess...

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March 31, 2005
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INTP

I took the test 2 or 3 years ago and got goosbumps when I read the description of that personality type. I have always felt that nobody - and I mean nobody - understood me, and there I was, clear as day to anybody who wanted to know.

March 31, 2005
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hey I just took it, but will read the description after i make dinner
It said i am
ENFJ

44 25 12 56

March 31, 2005
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I'm an INTJ! This is really revealing!

March 31, 2005
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well.
underdescription in HUGE letters is said" the Giver"

Should that be interpretted as
"The codependant" ??
LOL
I'll re read this after a cup o coffee, when I m awake..
Its pretty interesting though,
I'll read the whole thing in a bit.

March 31, 2005
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Hey AW,

I took this test about 3 years ago and found out I was also an "ENFJ".

Had to dig this out of my piles of notes...anyway, it says that we are:

"Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership."

Now, what you do think about that? See, that's why you're the Queen of Fun & Laughter and I work at the jail!

It didn't mention codepedent in the description, but maybe we should be ENFJco, huh? I thought this was a good description of my dog, plus he acts codependent at times, too ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep smiling :)),
CM

March 31, 2005
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Holy Moly!

I just read the two descrpitions of my results. Yeah, it's me alright. It was like reading a description of myself. Especially the J.Butt one.

Oh btw, I am a INFP

Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving

Strength of the preferences %
78 38 38 67

Gully

April 1, 2005
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HI Coda Mom...
Thanks for posting the descriptions for me

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I'll still read the sites thingamabobber, These thingsare so interesting to me!!
I'll be forwarding the website to Myhubby, and a few friends.

April 1, 2005
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Holy cow!

I have really changed! I used to be introverted , now am extroverted, moderately? this is much different than 15 years ago when I took it at work. My scores are:

Your Type is
ENFP
Extroverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
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22 38 25 33

slightly expressed extrovert

moderately expressed intuitive personality

moderately expressed feeling personality

moderately expressed perceiving personality

Now to read the descriptin. This really is different, I was told that this wil basically remain the same, but may change some over the years. But this is major; so maybe I have changed a lot!?!

Okay, I am of the 3% of the population; a Chanpion looking for the good/bad solutions and for change?
Egads, they are right, I think. An idealist.

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April 1, 2005
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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
โ€”Henry David Thoreau

April 1, 2005
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Ren'ai,

Thanks for the description of ENFP; I can see the similarities of us both, even though we are only here with thoughts on printed screen!!!!

Zany, surreal, is it not?

Sew/C

April 1, 2005
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Just took the test again, and I know that some of my answers were different because I have changed a bit in the last 3 years. I answered what I now do, not what I would do if I didn't know better. However, the description of the ISTJ which it now says I am is not me at all, I may act more like that these days, but inside, I am still INTP.

April 1, 2005
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For those of you that tried the Myers-Briggs, would you say that it was fairly accurate?

The description for me was a bit general to comment on accuracy, however; the descriptions for my friends, almost all of whom are INTJ's, are SO ON TARGET that it's scary.

April 1, 2005
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Mine (INFJ) was 100 percent correct, in very aspect.

Freaked me out a bit, I must admit!

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