First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  Next  Last
What is your personality type?
40416 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M
Offline
Posted 12/31/12 , edited 12/31/12

evenstar95 wrote:


theYchromosome wrote:

These tests are kind of fun, and have some practical purpose, but they definitely don't define personality. It's been a while since Psych 101, but if I remember correctly, I scored INTP on this thing a couple years ago, and from what I've read of people's posts, that fits fairly well. Everyone adopts different personalities at different times though, so this test is basically just picking your favorite one, but whatever.


Almost. All personality tests are heavily dependent on mood regardless, but in the case of the MBTI its advantage lies in the use of cognitive functions which offers something a little more concrete for the theory to be based upon. To put it very simply this essentially means that while your type is INTP, you actually use all four dichotomies (I/E, N/S, T/F, J/P) but to varying extents, both within and between types.

I suppose the main point here is that one personality type is fairly flexible, so I'd say you can adopt different extents of your personality (type) rather than different personalities entirely. You're right when you say the tests don't define personality, although that wasn't the MBTI's original purpose and test results should only be used as loose guides. How much any of this is valid is debatable, since these types of tests rarely provide anything substantial in terms of empirical evidence anyway.


I do agree that they were not meant to define personality -- I was mostly just referring to the people that take it that way, as in, "I'm an XXXX." When I first learned about it a few years ago, I did some forum searching, and found a lot of people explaining themselves in terms of what they "were" inside this theory. It looked like, to some extent, some people thought that "who they are" was explained within the limits of the theory, although I'll grant that it does cover quite a bit. My main concern, however, is that there are probably some people that try and change their behavior to fit the "type" that they are (I can only guess, but it's not too much a long-shot). I'll just summarize my thoughts at the time as "this is BS."

A couple of years later, I can see that the tests can be a bit useful, if only to sort of quantify what you think about yourself, but I haven't really studied these theories in a while. I was more interested in the neuroscience side of Psychology, so that's really the only part that I still sort of study in depth; I'm a little out of my field here. After shortly reading up on the cognitive functions you mentioned, I can see how the theory is actually pretty substantial given an accurate view of yourself, but as you said, it's still pretty debatable. If nothing else, the theory aims to take peek inside people's heads, and I'm definitely supportive of that. I would have trashed on the theory a couple of years ago, but right now I'm in the process of trying to bullshit myself into thinking I'm open-minded, so I'll say that I don't think the theory's wrong; it's probably just incomplete.
a619ko 
18192 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
ITNJ

I - 17%, N - 4%, T - 14%, J - 39%.
I was like, WOW, this is soo me.

9974 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / San Diego, USA
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
I got INTJ apparently

INTJ

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 the aura of intuition and self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes confused with simple arrogance by less insightful personalities, has a very specific nature – it stems from a 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.

And here, when people used to tell me I was special, I always thought it meant "retarded."
31388 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
I am ENTJ.
4056 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M / Brazil
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
I'm an INTP
I - 46%, N - 32%, T - 10%, P - 6%.

“Philosophers”, “architects”, “dreamy professors”… These epithets are most often used to describe the INTP personality type. Deeply immersed in their own exciting world of theoretical possibilities, INTPs believe that everything can be improved, modified or made to suit
a specific goal. This personality type values clarity, logic and insight more than anything else – and being equipped with brilliant ability to effortlessly analyse difficult problems, see patterns and find logical explanations to nearly everything, INTPs can be truly exceptional intellectuals.

The accumulated knowledge is the most valued asset of any INTP. Imagine an immensely complicated clockwork which is constantly absorbing, processing and generating all kinds of theories – this is how the INTP mind works. People with the INTP personality type possess the most logically precise mind of all personality types – they can easily notice even the tiniest discrepancies between two statements, no matter how much time would have passed in between. It is a bad idea to lie to an INTP. They may appear dreamy sometimes, but this is not because their mind is resting – quite the opposite.


I agree with what's said on most of the description, except when they say on another part of the text that "INTPs dislike managing or controlling other people"
I actually like controlling people, it's fun to see people doing exactly what you wanted them to without them noticing

I'm probably a mix of INTP with some more personality types, there’s probably no one that is purely one of them.

I guess I really am fit to be a scientist, as I really like sciences and math
(Having the same personality type as Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein should help too)

They absolutely love new ideas and theories and would never miss an opportunity to discuss them with other people – however, this
never-ending thinking process also makes them look somewhat pensive and detached, as INTPs are perfectly able to conduct
full-fledged debates in their own heads.


I always thought that people had this mini debate group on their head arguing between themselves on every little thing, but I guess I was wrong
31135 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
100 / F / Ozone
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
Took it twice-INFJ
25517 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / California
Online
Posted 12/31/12
Your personality type: INTP.

Strength of individual traits: I - 22%, N - 6%, T - 20%, P - 2%.
438 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / F / UK
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
Your personality type: INFP.

Strength of individual traits: I - 58%, N - 4%, F - 22%, P - 12%.
137308 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / Georgia
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
Interesting. On a similar personality test, I scored INFJ. On this one, I scored INFP. Both seem accurate though.

INFP

INFP personalities are usually perceived as calm, pleasant, somewhat reserved or even shy. However, such an exterior can be deceptive – even though INFPs can be somewhat cautions, their inner flame and passion is not something to be taken lightly. People with this personality type are really affectionate, a trait not often seen in other types. This compassion can be really fervent and long-lasting – but the INFP will use it quite cautiously, directing their energies towards a few selected people or a worthy cause. Idealism is the banner of INFP personalities – and they are proud of it. Unfortunately, it also means that INFPs can often feel misunderstood and isolated, as they are relatively rare (only 4.3% of U.S. population).
20218 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Texas
Offline
Posted 12/31/12 , edited 12/31/12
an INTJ once told me that to be a true INTJ, you have to score 100% on all 4 letters. When i took the MBTI for work, and scored 100% on every letter for INTJ, I told the course instructor and the rest of the class that it was important for me as an INTJ to score perfectly on the test, so that is what I did.

(really though, an INTJ is just more likely to make sure that they did not contradict themselves in any questions...in other words, we are more likely to answer all I/E questions as I and so on and so forth.)

someone else had mentioned that the individual taking to test is the one who ultimately decides which personality type fits them best, that is absolutely true, if you scored low in any of the letters, you can probably also fit into the other side of the dichotomy just as easily.
Posted 12/31/12
I - 76%, N - 68%, T - 56%, P - 36%

I tricked the test.
Posted 12/31/12

sarrukin wrote:

an INTJ once told me that to be a true INTJ, you have to score 100% on all 4 letters. When i took the MBTI for work, and scored 100% on every letter for INTJ, I told the course instructor and the rest of the class that it was important for me as an INTJ to score perfectly on the test, so that is what I did.

(really though, an INTJ is just more likely to make sure that they did not contradict themselves in any questions...in other words, we are more likely to answer all I/E questions as I and so on and so forth.)

someone else had mentioned that the individual taking to test is the one who ultimately decides which personality type fits them best, that is absolutely true, if you scored low in any of the letters, you can probably also fit into the other side of the dichotomy just as easily.


Easy in yes or no tests. But once they present you with 5 options (this is a management trick invented a few decades ago) or more, it becomes a bit more complicated and harder to see yourself objectively.
94 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / M / Middle Earth
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
I'm a ENFP

I have a nonsense button.... everything makes sense now :O
1612 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Nun Ya
Offline
Posted 12/31/12 , edited 12/31/12
I put serious effort in with a group of friends into cosplaying as L (Lawliet) from Deathnote, because its hard to hide certain things, and I needed help if I was going to pull it off, but I was able to get deep into L's head, here are his probable results,
160 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Chicago
Offline
Posted 12/31/12
I am ENTJ , but I only agree with about 75% of the traits.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.