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Wow. SkyeSpitfire said the rarest type. Oops. Guess that is incredible that so many of us are that type. I don't know if mine has ever changed, but I am pretty sure that the last few times I've taken it, I come up the same.
 
Isfj. I think if i'm right the same as chris.


33 28 39 33.


I haven't done this much and it seems very accurate. A need to be needed and work relating to social/caring.


I think it can be interesting how the personality changes over time.


Yes surprising no of same results
 
Well, I guess I'm a bit of an odd-ball - I'm an ISFP:


Introvert(56%) Sensing(1%) Feeling(12%) Perceiving(44)%


You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)


You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)


You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)


You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (44%)


Although that seems to fairly accurately describe me, I suspect if I re-took the test in 6 months the results would be different. I'm not a great believer in these sort of tests personally.
 
Arrant, I am also an ISFP. I took the test last summer during a class. The instructor mentioned that most adults are Js, because we tend to judge more as we age. Well, I'm still on the P side at 33. Anyway, we ISFPs are considered the Artists or Composers.


When I was a teenager, my results said I was an INFP. I guess I have changed a little over the years, though I feel I identify with both types pretty strongly.
 
seagreen said:
Arrant, I am also an ISFP. I took the test last summer during a class. The instructor mentioned that most adults are Js, because we tend to judge more as we age. Well, I'm still on the P side at 33. Anyway, we ISFPs are considered the Artists or Composers.
Well, that's quite reassuring. I'm neither an artist or composer, but I am a published writer - which is an art of sorts!


Thanks.
 
My results on this particular test have been consistent for decades. I do, however, experience more variation when I take the Luscher Color Test. That seems to change somewhat with my life situation. I've noticed that as my children grew up, their results varied a great deal. I don't know how credible the Luscher is as a diagnostic test, but it's a lot of fun to play with. I think it can be found on-line now. I still use the paperback book, and colored squares that I bought in the 70's. It won't tell you anything about PLs, but is very revealing about the state of your emotions.
 
Huh. I just spent a year of reading about introversion, Jung, Myers/Briggs, Keirsey and MBTI. Now I've come here, to a completely different kind of forum, and I come across typing again! I swear, sometimes I think Jung is stalking me...


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As to INFJs being the rarest of types - there is actually a lot of debate about this and I think the counter arguments should be taken very seriously. Take for instance this professional's web page on the matter: http://www.infj.com/INFJ_Statistics.htm


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Well said, Axes and I enjoyed your link. If there was a 'like' button on your post, I woulda used it.


I was a part of another discussion like this elsewhere and everyone ended up being INTJs, which is another type that isn't as common. A recent search says that it's even more rare in women and all the people responding were, yup, women. I don't know if their results were inaccurate or it's just that sort of person is the type to join a forum.


Doesn't the length of the test itself and the mood of the person taking it skew the results? My bestie is a mental health professional, and she gave me a test that I believe was 1000 questions. On the internet, you can find these tests with something like 10 questions. If there is a MBTI 'test' listed along with 'What Flavor Jello Are You?' I am going to be suspicious of the results.
 
Well, we didn't necessarily think we were "unique", or rare. I was quite surprised that the type was classified that way. I'm sure others were, too. I think introverted people tend to haunt forums, because they give us a way to connect without having to bother with living, breathing people. We can make contact in our own way, and in our own time. It's logical that people who spend time alone would think more about subjects like reincarnation, so we are drawn to spiritual forums. As far as the length of the test, and it's accuracy, who knows? Posters weren't asked to specify where they took the test. One of life's lessons seems to me to learn to with hold judgement on the motives of other people. By the way, thanks for the link, Axes. I will look.
 
And where did you get the impression that those who set themselves as INFJs do so in order to feel 'special'? I'd never met a single INFJ aside from myself except on this forum, in this thread - and I don't see anyone making themselves out to be superior to others because of it. Therefore, your assumption is pretty much null and bewildering where you got it in the first place. If anything, it gives INFJ's a sense of comfort to be able to interact with each other, which is a rare thing in itself. Each person may be unique, but some are more unique than others. Might as well admit it because I know an awful lot of other 'types' who tend to share incredibly similar characteristics and they're pretty scattered everywhere. 'We're all unique' is a bit like saying all pigs are unique and special - which essentially makes them the same because they're all pigs, so the statement is somewhat contradictory. There's also horses, ducks, sheep etc to take into account and that's what makes these animals truly unique. Only there are a lot more pigs than horses and that's what makes the horses unique. Same as us as humans. Yes, we're all different, doesn't mean we're all 'unique'. And this doesn't mean those who are more 'unique' automatically place themselves above others. If this is something you yourself are guilty of, please do not place all of us in that category.


And no, I don't define every individual purely by their 'type'. But it does give a decent indication of the person themselves.


Being an INFJ is something I'm proud of as there are qualities of INFJ's that I admire, both in myself and others. If you think this sounds egotistical, that's your issue, not mine or anyone else's. As there's nothing wrong with having a sense of pride in who you are.


Perhaps these tests are only reliable based on how honest you are with yourself?


I'm still interested to hear your basis behind your accusation that some claim to be a certain type in order to feel special? As I can't see that with myself or anyone here. I think our own individuality and our unique experiences make us 'special' enough without having to play up to it as well. So I welcome your reasoning.
 
on second thought,


while i do have solid reasons for posting what i posted - after all, i did spend more than a year closely studying Jung, his typology, MBTI and many related websites and forums -


i think i made a mistake posting here


i'll just go back to reading.


i'm sorry, @inhaltslos, for removing replies to your questions. and i'm sorry if i have given offense to anyone. i certainly did not mean to.
 
I understand. I did message you, if you happen to come back and see this.


Take care.
 
And where did you get the impression that those who set themselves as INFJs do so in order to feel 'special'? I'd never met a single INFJ aside from myself except on this forum, in this thread - and I don't see anyone making themselves out to be superior to others because of it.
Ha, if you've never seen this you might not have spent any time on 4chan! For years there have been threads of this exact nature. If someone takes a result from a test like this and uses it to somehow decry others who got a 'more common' result then that is a plain marker of their ignorance. I guess people who've a distinct dearth of selfesteem might use whatever they can to put others down. I doubt this is a characteristic of only INFJ.


Anyways, I don't judge all the INFJs here based on what I've seen from INFJs on /b/ LOL

i did spend more than a year closely studying Jung, his typology, MBTI and many related websites and forums -
I'm interested in your studies, actually. While my own faith in this sort of thing (personality evaluations and the like) isn't always the strongest, the MBTI is the one that stuck out to me and I'd like to know more about MBTI studies and how it was developed. If you see this, let me know. I don't want to bother you too much of course but you sound like you know what you're talking about, or at least you'd know a good place to look!


ENTJ


Extravert(67%) iNtuitive(12%) Thinking(62%) Judging(22%)






You have distinctive preference of Extraversion over Introversion (67%)


You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)


You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (62%)


You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (22%)


I do think that the fineries of these types of tests can vary by mood and with time, especially with one like this which is open and so short and easy to take online (and I'm leery of the accuracy and professionalism of a mental evaluation made by folks who cannot correctly spell 'extrovert') but I did take a different one 3 years ago with the same result. A bit of reading and I found then and still that this ENTJ category does describe my personality to a 'T'. This is rather unusual, since I've really only dabbled in psychology and perhaps the 'dont label me, I'm not a soup can' from my teen years does linger, but the similarities in description to my personality was and still is striking and so it has earned my attention.


While I'm not about to claim pride over something like that, it's certainly interesting. We all have our strengths and weaknesses... in my humble opinion, it well behooves us to be more aware of these in ourselves.
 
BriarRose said:
I don't think anyone used their results to "decry other types". I must have missed something?
Yes, perhaps so.

Ha, if you've never seen this you might not have spent any time on 4chan! For years there have been threads of this exact nature. If someone takes a result from a test like this and uses it to somehow decry others who got a 'more common' result then that is a plain marker of their ignorance. I guess people who've a distinct dearth of selfesteem might use whatever they can to put others down. I doubt this is a characteristic of only INFJ.
Anyways, I don't judge all the INFJs here based on what I've seen from INFJs on /b/
But it's clear that I've missed something too. This was in response to Skye and her question as who exactly would claim superiority to anything else based on MBTI test results, and in my response I noted that I had observed this exact thing on 4chan. If you've any sort of experience with such a place, behavior like that is to be expected and so my comment was meant in humor.


Naturally Childpastlives.org is not 4chan and in my post I didn't mean to say so or that I had observed such behavior in this thread- where some posts were deleted anyways. Perhaps then my response is extraneous and misplaced, but in any case, it remains and in no part of it did I intend to express inference of any such 'decrying' in this thread. Sorry if it seemed so.
 
That's okay. I just misunderstood you, Spatz. I read all the posts, every morning. I should have coffee first! :D
 
"The INTJ personality type is one of the rarest and most interesting types – comprising only about 2% of the U.S. population (INTJ females are especially rare – just 0.8%), INTJs are often seen as highly intelligent and perplexingly mysterious. INTJ personalities radiate self-confidence, relying on their huge archive of knowledge spanning many different topics and areas. INTJs usually begin to develop that knowledge in early childhood (the “bookworm” nickname is quite common among INTJs) and keep on doing that later on in life."


http://www.16personalities.com/intj-personality


(obligitory reference per my personality)


I don't think it's that there aren't other types on the forum. Some of us are just kind of quiet. Originally I was typed by a psychologist who thought my personality sounded familiar. A few years later I tested for it and came up with INTP with a shift towards INTJ in the more recent tests, which is a fairly normal result - especially as I get older it seems to become more marked.


It's okay, I prefer my books to makeup anyday anyway. lol.


Any other types out there? It would be interesting if we ended up with the full spectrum!
 
I'm not too sure what these results mean:


ENFP


Extravert(1%) iNtuitive(75%) Feeling(38%) Perceiving(33)%


You have marginal or no preference of Extraversion over Introversion (1%)


You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%)


You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)


You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)
 
I'm no expert, but from the description posted it sounds like you're on the cusp between being an Introvert and an Extrovert for the first score - like you're almost directly between them with no strong preference for either but a slight edging toward Extroversion.


So you could be an ENFP or an INFP. Maybe check both profiles to see which one feels better?


Your 'N' is pretty strongly marked but your 'F'and 'P' by comparison are a bit weaker, but still definitely on one side of the fence. So, yeah that 'E' could be an 'I' or more likely it's both and neither at the same time.


Again, going back to the site and digging a bit for their explanations on the percentages may be a good thing. Hopefully that helped.
 
My friend calls people in the middle "ambiverts". I'm almost in the middle, but a little more extroverted. I think ambiversion is the best though because you have the potential to be energized in any situation, no matter if you're alone or around others :)


By the way, does anyone here know their Enneagram type? I just took a quiz for the first time and my main type is 4^5, followed by 6^5 and 9^1. http://www.enneagramquiz.com/quiz.html. I didn't want to make a separate thread in case no one is interested but I thought a few people may be :)
 
8s are powerful lol :D


Us 4s just think we're special :p


Actually my friend convinced me that I'm an introvert, even though I wanted to be an extrovert, lol. Oh well, I see the strengths of introversion lol. But yeah, I'm a total INFP.
 
Yay, that's mine too!


By the way, here's a chart:


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I've just been bowled over. I took this test only last year - and about 5 times before that too - and always got an 8. However, I took this test just now because I noticed the chart that was posted and thought, "Errrm, me an extrovert?" and I got a Type 4 with a 3 wing!!!


Type Four individuals are intensely emotionally aware, and often retreat to their rich inner world of concepts and ideas. They are the most artistic type in the Enneagram and driven to create their own, unique identity. Type Fours value authenticity highly and express themselves whenever they can. They are one of the most individualistic types in the Enneagram.


I'm not entirely sure what's happened - I do know that in the past year I became more 'spiritual' or at least more aware. I also know that the number 8 side of me - which is the powerful domineering side - is someone who's taken a backseat. It's still there, but the priority to survive is no longer as prevalent as it was before - and I wonder if that has also contributed to the change. I always answer honestly when I take the tests, though I'm very surprised at the sudden shift. Type 4 is also the INFJ -that part didn't surprise me. I also wonder if, because I'm more focused now on my creative ambitions, this also has something to do with the change.


I wasn't aware that enneagram types could change though. If they can't, how am I meant to know which one I actually am?
 
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