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    Personality Type Least Likely To Dig Personality Typing

    So from what I have observed most people are curious about self-tests and stuff. But, I find some people could care less. And I've noticed that people who don't get the right assessment results lose interest quickly.

    What do you think?
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    ESTJ - The Guardians

    Well certainly. If someone takes a test, answer the questions truthfully (or so you would think), and the result is bogus, then there's a good reason to believe that the whole system is false. About people not caring about this, personality types are just another subject that people find either interesting or uninteresting. And for some people it might be of use and it might not be of use. So...I think people who find this uninteresting and useless couldn't care less about personality typing.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    lol, so judging by the fact you used types to type people together by interest, I oughta go out on a limb and say you're not one of them?

    I think it's kind of close to what T-guy said... although I would ammend it to say that the more common a type is, the less likely they are to care about it. Jung (I think it was him... may have been Keirsey) estimated that the INxx's were about 1% of the population each, ESxx's were about 13 each, and all the others were between 5-6. Now.. I mean, the core of the theory is the psychological functions and how the brain develops. By the time you get down to the internet descriptions that people read, it's other people just saying "hey... I think these functions would tend to lead to similar interests and abilities," and writing them down as a kind of summary. From here on I'm gonna be talking about the psychological functions when I talk about "type" as a noun.

    So I think the less common the test tends to tell you that you are (whether the types are just illusions and really you're just classifying people with similar views on life together or if the types are actually true), the more accurately the descriptions are going to fit, because they're based off of a smaller sample size. Of course there's variability in any population, but there's a lot less variability given 100 people with similar base worldviews than there is given 1000 people with them.

    Then there's the fact that, quite simply, society is built for certain kinds of people. More common kinds of people have more people around them who understand them easier, because they see roughly eye to eye (again, whether it's the type or just varying opinions actually account for the difference is like asking whether the chicken or the egg came first... in both cases the people who test as a certain type see roughly eye to eye)... so the rarer ones are used to just being different and less understood.

    Both of these things to point to "ESxx's care the least, INxx's care the most... mixed bag in between." I would tend to think that the ENxx's would care more than the ISxx's, just because intuition by typing is based on whether or not people like to look for connections and new applications and dreaming about things... so whether the type is based on worldview or the worldview is partially determined by type, they would be more drawn in by the new theory.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I have found very few S types who are interested in type theory. I guess this is probably because it deals with the intangible aspects of the self, and they are more likely to be focused on the external world. The SJs think it's a distraction from work, the SPs think it's a distraction from play, and one ESFP explained that he thought it was a horrible thing that denied the value of individuality. Since he was a very spontaneous person who valued being unpredictable, he felt that the test was too confining and was an attempt to put him into a little box. When the description turned out to be accurate, he said.... "Well, it's uncanny how well that describes me, but... it's still a load of bull!" One ISTJ refused to take it because it violated her sense of privacy and seemed like a "waste of her time." My ISFJ friend wouldn't take it because she felt that the very idea of having an individual personality went counter to her belief in the importance of dying to self, and was against her religion, violating her strong sense of duty. She had an idea that there was only one kind of personality that was acceptable: the personality that God wanted us all to be, which to her, seemed clearly ISFJ. Everyone who has ever refused to take the test for me was someone I have carefully observed or have tricked into answering the questions without using the test, and they all turned out to be S types. Not all S types dislike it, but they tend to take less interest in it than the N types.




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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Guy View Post
    Well certainly. If someone takes a test, answer the questions truthfully (or so you would think), and the result is bogus, then there's a good reason to believe that the whole system is false. About people not caring about this, personality types are just another subject that people find either interesting or uninteresting. And for some people it might be of use and it might not be of use. So...I think people who find this uninteresting and useless couldn't care less about personality typing.
    Good point. I gotta say you are really the only S I know that is into this. The S people I know seem to turn the noses up at it.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I don't think S types require a theory of personality as much as the N types. They can deal with individuals by observing physical clues. They don't have to project themselves into another's position using a process of imagining what it would be like to see from another perspective, because they notice the way someone's body shifts when that person is uncomfortable. They figure out patterns of behavior for the individuals and don't need to fit those tendencies into a theoretical framework to make sense of them. It doesn't matter what it means, as long as it is clearly observable. The effect is the same. It means that they may never understand us on a deeper level, but then again, my ESFP friend was very good at understanding people. He could state things about my friends that I wouldn't have noticed. "[Person A] isn't as smart as he thinks he is, [person B] isn't as mature as he thinks he is, and you talk about things as if they were how they should be instead of how they actually are." He was right about everyone, and I was surprised.




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    I'm pretty good at reading body language.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I'm not. I don't look at people because I always feel like I'm invading them when I do.




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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I read body language alot and it can be quite annoying when you know the psychology of it.
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    ESTJ - The Guardians

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Jenn View Post
    Good point. I gotta say you are really the only S I know that is into this. The S people I know seem to turn the noses up at it.
    Yeah, I tend to analyze people, and I find MBTI useful in organizing my analysis.
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