So I've been around this forum and the internet in general recently, and I've found some common typing mistakes which loads of people - including some fairly reputable users - make. I know some of these are known mistakes, but there are some typing guesses on this forum which are made all the time. I'm not trying to insult or shame anyone, or call out any users in particular, but these are problems which I see on the site fairly regularly. If you want to note some of your own typing mistakes below, that's dope. Also, this isn't a thread about MBTI stereotypes (e.g. ENTJ's are always leaders) it's a thread about characteristics which are perceived to be associated with certain MBTI types or functions (e.g. people who dress well are probably ISFP). I'm aware that some of these will be typical of certain types, but that doesn't at all mean that there's a direct link. Connections between characteristics that some MBTI types typically possess and that MBTI type itself are correlation, not causation, so yeah, don't make that mistake etc etc.
LIST OF TYPING DELUSIONS:
-NT types are scientifically inclined. Having an interest in science means you're probably an NT
-Being talented or intelligent means you're probably an N (this is admittedly a known problem)
-If you dislike parties, you're an introvert. All extroverts love parties
-Anyone who considers the future at all or makes plans for the future is an NJ type
-Weird and eccentric people are always Ne-dominant
-Being self-absorbed or narcissistic makes you an Fi-dom, or at least an xxFP
-ISxJ types hate ideas, and anyone who has ideas cannot be an ISxJ
-People with strong Fe have no feelings of their own, and anyone with individual feelings is an Fi user
-Sad people are always Feelers, and usually Fi-dominant (or, for some reason, they're INTJ)
-People of opposite types are bound to hate each other
-In addition, if someone hates a certain type, they cannot be that type
-Having an interest in music makes you an Fi-dom
-If someone is popular, they're Extroverted and usually Se-dominant or Fe-dominant
-It is possible, with great skill, to type a stranger within only a few minutes of meeting them
-It is impossible under any circumstances to type someone who is not yourself. You cannot understand them.
-People who love drama are ESFP, ESFJ or ENFJ
-Lame INTx types are INTP. Cool INTx types are INTJ
-All SJ types love rules, and all SP types are total mavericks who don't give a monkeys
-People with left-wing views are usually NF. People with right-wing views are usually SJ.
-Mean ExTP types are ESTP. Good-natured ExTP types are ENTP
-Philosophers are always N-types
-The inferior function of any type is more-or-less NEVER in use, unless under special circumstances
-Laziness is a P-type thing. J-types are never lazy ever
-Introversion and introspection are basically the same (this leads every I-type to type themselves as N too)
-Remembering things is Si-type stuff and Ne-types have goldfish memory.
-Standing out makes you an N-type (yeah, because all S-types are sheep)
-People who talk or think a lot about family are almost always SJ types
-Being friendly and enthusiastic means you use Fe, not Fi. Fi is always moody and never happy.
-The Big Five factor "Openness" directly equates to MBTI "iNtuition"
-People who make a lot of puns are NP types (weird, but a surprisingly common thing)
-The INTJ is a special, limited edition type that only a hyper-genius could count as
-People who listen to pop music are usually SP types. Classical music is an NJ thing.
-People who possess villainous qualities are INTJ. A heroic INTJ is just an INFJ.
-Sensing isn't a different type of perception from iNtuition, it's a worse and more superficial version of it
-The scientific method is linked with Ti (in fact, I'd say the scientific method is quite Si, tbh)
-All activists are Feelers and most of them are F-dominant
-Every aspect of personality is covered in some way by the MBTI (it really isn't)
-ISxJ types are noticeably boring and will never have something interesting to say
-In addition, ENxP types are every color of the rainbow and will never be bored or boring
-Being good at sports means you have strong Se
-Having a good sense of style means you're an xSFP
-With regard to Fi-doms, ISFP is a boring fashion nerd while INFP is a fascinating wizard
-Any mention of power makes you a Te-dominant
-Popstars who talk about love are Feelers (love is the most common theme in pop music anyway)
-Rappers who talk about balling and money are Se-dominant (very common theme in rap music anyway)
-Rappers that use wordplay are T-types, usually Ti-dom or NT
-Lyrical content will show off every aspect of a musician's personality
-The source material of a musician's work is related strongly to MBTI type
-Feelers and Judgers are less likely to enjoy rap music than Thinkers and Perceivers
-I've touched on this before, but "INTJ and INFJ must hate pop music"
Also, a surprisingly big typing mistake which has largely gone unnoticed is the lack of distinction between Ti and Te when someone is being typed. People just tend to assume that anything to do with analysis, principles, objective data, organising, science, induction or deduction is related to Ti, while Te is just "power" and "making people do stuff". Organisation and focus on objective data is the realm of Te, not Ti. Ti is more orientated around analysis and free-floating principles. People need to stop typing others as Ti-dom without considering that they could use Te instead.
Thanks for reading this, and please leave your own perceived typing mistakes below. Again, I'm not trying to criticise anyone or say that I know more about typology, they're just holes I feel like a lot of people fall into when attempting to type someone. Thanks