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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 02:11 am
Do you know your type?

I know it's not exact science, but it's definitely interesting. I've always used this construct to try and better understand the people around me. Mainly by grouping them into familiar stereotypes.

I'm an INTP (Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Percieving), and I surmise most people here would be INTx.
Well, foruming is essentially an introverted activity.

You can take a test to figure out your type. You have to register first, but it doesn't take long and you get a neat badge at the end.

Your turn!
 
vectorcube
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 02:55 am
@parker pyne,
I am an intp. I am also "type 5" in the 9 type system.

If you are like me, then you are probable into learning stuff for no good reason. Intp(or type 5) personalities are life long learners. They are constantly around a textbook.
 
parker pyne
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 03:37 am
@vectorcube,
vectorcube;75009 wrote:
I am an intp. I am also "type 5" in the 9 type system.

If you are like me, then you are probable into learning stuff for no good reason. Intp(or type 5) personalities are life long learners. They are constantly around a textbook.

Oh yes, I am 5 in enneagrams too (more specifically, 5w4)! It fits me perfectly.

How did you fare in school as an INTP? I find that I have many intellectual interests, but they never relate to the syllabus, heh.
 
xris
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 03:57 am
@parker pyne,
I am supposed to be a enfp,a visionary.
 
Caroline
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 04:11 am
@parker pyne,
Im ENTJ -The Chief
I could've answered some of those questions either a or b.
 
vectorcube
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 12:45 pm
@parker pyne,
parker pyne;75016 wrote:
Oh yes, I am 5 in enneagrams too (more specifically, 5w4)! It fits me perfectly.

How did you fare in school as an INTP? I find that I have many intellectual interests, but they never relate to the syllabus, heh.



I am more of a 5w6, and i am experience diffculties concentrating. I can ` t imagine what a 5w4 feels.
 
Khethil
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 02:53 pm
@parker pyne,
I've always liked analysis' like this. Though far from telling the whole story, it can net some good insight.
 
glasstrees
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 02:57 pm
@vectorcube,
I didnt do the test because I got annoyed with how the questions arent right. I questioned the questions. "when i am with people i am more often. Breif. Or warm and friendly."

I wanted to answer by saying... Well it depends with who.. If its someone i dont like I wont talk atall. If its someone that is okay i will be breif, if its someone I love I will be warm and friendly..... Are those the only choices? Its not a real question then. Its a trap. Whats the point. What kind of personality do you need to do this quiz? thats the really question.

So that would be my answer for question one... Ect.

What kind of personality does that make me? Very Happy
 
CarolA
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 07:00 pm
@glasstrees,
I'm with you! Is there a personality type who finds these tests annoying and meaningless? Then that's my type!
 
Aedes
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 07:19 pm
@parker pyne,
I'm an INTP, have been several times (though I've always been very close to the border between I and E). My wife is an INTP as well, though we're quite different in many ways. It's supposed to be the rarest type.

parker pyne;75016 wrote:
How did you fare in school as an INTP? I find that I have many intellectual interests, but they never relate to the syllabus, heh.
Did quite well in school. My wife did even better.
 
parker pyne
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 08:23 pm
@glasstrees,
vectorcube;75092 wrote:
I am more of a 5w6, and i am experience diffculties concentrating. I can ` t imagine what a 5w4 feels.
Difficulty concentrating is more a P factor; you probably just get bored really easy.

As a 5w4 I have a morbid streak and an intense interest in art. Don't mistake artistic interest and artistic ability; 5w4s will probably have the former but they don't have to have the latter.

dwixi;75129 wrote:
I didnt do the test because I got annoyed with how the questions arent right. I questioned the questions. "when i am with people i am more often. Breif. Or warm and friendly."

I wanted to answer by saying... Well it depends with who.. If its someone i dont like I wont talk atall. If its someone that is okay i will be breif, if its someone I love I will be warm and friendly..... Are those the only choices? Its not a real question then. Its a trap. Whats the point. What kind of personality do you need to do this quiz? thats the really question.

So that would be my answer for question one... Ect.

What kind of personality does that make me? Very Happy
MBTI measures preferences. You know how Aristotle once said, "you are what you repeatedly do"? Well the sum of your actions must lean one way or the other, and MBTI provides these dichotomies. Let me expand:

Introversion / Extroversion - determines where you derive energy. If you're an introvert, you get energy from time alone. If you're an extrovert, you get energy from socialising and taking in your external surroundings.

Intuition / Sensing - (percieving) determines how you learn and recieve data. If you're an intuitive, you use your mind to learn. If you're a sensor, you use your 5 senses (visual, olfactory, tactile, aural, gustatory) to learn.

Thinking / Feeling - (judging) determines if you prefer to use rationality or instincts when you make a decision. If you're a thinker, you use your head. If you're a feeler, you follow your emotions.

Judging / Percieving - determines whether you prefer judging or percieving. If you're a judger, you prefer to make decisions first. If you're a perciever, you absorb all the information first, then make a judgement/decision later.


It measures you on a scale like this:
eg

Introversion 100 ---------- 0 ---------- 100 Extroversion

If I am mainly introverted, say 75%, then the scale would (roughly) look like this:

Introversion 100 ---x------ 0 --x------- 100 Extroversion

It's not all black and white like you think it is.
 
Holiday20310401
 
Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 08:29 pm
@Aedes,
I keep switching back and forth between INTP and INFP.
 
Leonard
 
Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2009 07:14 pm
@parker pyne,
ESTJ, few ES-people on the forum, mostly INT-, or specifically INTJ. Lotta INTJ on here, though that's a good thing, I suppose.

---------- Post added 08-13-2009 at 08:15 PM ----------

Though the 'sensing' one caught me off guard, I hate subjective things, and i'm very left-brained. Though I suppose the test isn't perfect.

---------- Post added 08-13-2009 at 08:22 PM ----------

Also type 1 in the 9-type personality indicator, but that's not saying much/
 
 

 
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