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This is a discussion on Petition to shut down 16personalities.com? within the Guess the type forums, part of the What's my personality type? category; This site is absolute pollution for understanding the MBTI and spreads misinformation like wildfire. I could let it go, except ...

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    Petition to shut down 16personalities.com?

    This site is absolute pollution for understanding the MBTI and spreads misinformation like wildfire. I could let it go, except it is typically top 3 results whenever people search for a personality test or MBTI on Google, and that's just appalling.

    For starters it only takes account the 4 dichotomies and goes about it like a 13 year old would after 5 minutes of looking up this stuff like: ''The difference between INFJs ans INFPs is that the latter clean their houses and sort their books into categories, while the latter is exactly the same but way too lax to do any of that stuff.'' Paraphrasing for sarcasm, but really that's what they're saying.

    And then there's those dreadful celebrity and fictional character typings. They have Rose from Titanic as INFJ even though even the n00best of Jungian n00bs would tell you she's the poster child for Dominant Fi (thus IxFP). And they have Celine Dion as.....ENTP?? Not even making this up, they really do.

    Why is the online MBTI community allowing this to go on?
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    For starters it only takes account the 4 dichotomies
    What are the 4 dichotomies ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narlan033 View Post


    What are the 4 dichotomies ?
    I/E
    S/N
    F/T
    J/P

    No mention of the cognitive functions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester View Post
    This site is absolute pollution for understanding the MBTI and spreads misinformation like wildfire. I could let it go, except it is typically top 3 results whenever people search for a personality test or MBTI on Google, and that's just appalling.

    For starters it only takes account the 4 dichotomies and goes about it like a 13 year old would after 5 minutes of looking up this stuff like: ''The difference between INFJs ans INFPs is that the latter clean their houses and sort their books into categories, while the latter is exactly the same but way too lax to do any of that stuff.'' Paraphrasing for sarcasm, but really that's what they're saying.

    And then there's those dreadful celebrity and fictional character typings. They have Rose from Titanic as INFJ even though even the n00best of Jungian n00bs would tell you she's the poster child for Dominant Fi (thus IxFP). And they have Celine Dion as.....ENTP?? Not even making this up, they really do.

    Why is the online MBTI community allowing this to go on?
    I noticed that a lot of people object to that particular website. I never really got why. I don't really find it much different than other websites. Taking into account only the 4 dichotomies is something a lot of websites do. I think its relative popularity is owed more to the volume of content and site design. You have to admit the website looks nice and that professional look makes it more appealing.

    But what do you think about idrlabs.com? They have a whole bunch of celebrity typings.
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    Can you even shut down the site that way?
    Besides, why would you, It doesn't hurt anyone.
    You might not like this, but the official MBTI is based on dichotomies. It's a closed system and has it's manual. Unlike internet cognitive functions, where everyone interprets everything subjectively and its a giant mess. 16 personalties adds this 5th factor, but is closer to MBTI than internet's favourite cognitive functions. Keirsey or Harald-grant stuff should have different name, so there would be no confusion.
    I also prefer cognitive function approach, ( more Jung than internet ones) but from Te perspective the MBTI really is about INFJ being on time and INFP being late.
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    b-b-but it types me as INFJ! i wanna keep my infj label :(
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    INTP


    i think it works pretty well, wouldn't mind the forum section getting nuked though

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyJukes View Post
    b-b-but it types me as INFJ! i wanna keep my infj label :(
    (In a kind voice) Don't worry you can be any type you want! You'll still be wrong, because you're not that type! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strelnikov View Post
    (In a kind voice) Don't worry you can be any type you want! You'll still be wrong, because you're not that type! :)
    (In a mean super scary ENTJ voice) YAY today i'm gonna be an ENTJ
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    ISFJ

    I didn't notice those things.... hmmm. But I do like 16personalities.com overall. I find the test to be fairly accurate, and the added aspect of assertive vs. turbulent personalities was interesting. I like the clean look of the site, and the descriptions of the different profiles are well-wrtten, IMO.


     
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