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50/50 would be a really confusing and conflicted person who is probably heavily repressed. Imagine one day being a naturally bullheaded tyrant and the next day you are a meek little do-gooder. Being 50/50 would be absolutely horrible for you and the people around you.
 

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I find cognitive functions to be more reliable than MBTI alone...
So someone who's an INFP but scores right in the middle of every function is not necessarily an INFP/ESTJ or something. You can only be one type. An INFP would use Fi, Ne, Si, and Te while an ESTJ would use Te, Si, Ne, and Fi. That person would either be one or the other.
 

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I find cognitive functions to be more reliable than MBTI alone...
So someone who's an INFP but scores right in the middle of every function is not necessarily an INFP/ESTJ or something. You can only be one type. An INFP would use Fi, Ne, Si, and Te while an ESTJ would use Te, Si, Ne, and Fi. That person would either be one or the other.
Well then they would have an even all functions in function terms.

I think this person would be pretty much insane. Conflicting personality would be very hard for anyone to get along with them. Since they are not 1 definite personality.



But this is pretty much impossible.
 
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I think the idea of types being defined by their first two functions is best to keep in mind right now. You can have all those functions, but you're not gonna use them all the way every one of the 16 types would.
 

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Hmm....

You would be a person who likes to spend time alone and with friends equally, you would be god damned talkative but in your head and you would think everything aloud, you would be down to earth about imaginary things and imagine down to earth things, you would see the big picture in the details and make your brain do some sports like brain hockey, you would emotionally critize people, care about their feelings about logical things and be logical about feelings. You would also plan being spontaneous and spontaneously plan. You would be decisive about being undecisive and organize stuff without doing anything.


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It doesn't give a clear cut insight - that person may have well developed lower functions, poor self awareness, projecting some of their ideal self, dissociating some aspects of their true self etc.

But, Nyx is on the money - the idea of the Myers Briggs dichotomies is so that the final score can be used to predict your top 2 cognitive functions in a written test - not to give a percentage of how much of an introvert/extrovert, intuitive/sensor, thinker/feeler or judger/perceiver you are.
 

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I think the idea of types being defined by their first two functions is best to keep in mind right now. You can have all those functions, but you're not gonna use them all the way every one of the 16 types would.
Well you can't have the first 2 functions if all of them are equal. Just because Ne and Fi are first in like the line up does not mean if your an ENFP if their all equal. Its as stupid as the 50% results he posted declaring them an INFP.
 

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Wait... why would they be crazy?

I would imagine that they were a very well balanced person. They could spend time alone and be perfectly fine, yet enjoy going out just as much. They're in tune with the world but also very abstract. They think logically, but also consider the emotional side of things. And they're good at getting things done, but they're day isn't ruined if it isn't.

This is assuming the person were telling the truth about their answers.
 

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Imagine this.


What kind of person would this be? Is there an extensive definition out there for this kind of person? Would this be the perfect person, since they have it all?
Instead of arguing whether this is possible or not, I will approach this as if it were possible. I would think this person would be pretty wishy-washy. I don't think he would be the best of both worlds... but more like in one of his own. He would have none of the definable traits in MBTI. If you look at it from a function perspective, and he is equal on all of them, he would be in the same boat. He would be balanced, but so much so that he may have a hard time making any choices, or change his mind frequently. His type could really be XXXX/unknown. Perhaps a 17th type? I suppose with proper control he would be able to blend well with any type, and be a jack of all trades of sorts... Accepted by all, but identifiable with none.

Of course, keeping a perfect balance on all traits at all times and it actually being (for the sake of argument) factually true... seems super human. Thats what I think anyways... :proud:
 

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On a personal level, I can sort of imagine balancing out my functions. Maybe some sort of adverse conditions would move me to improve my Te (one of my worst functions) so as not to get walked all over in a more cut-throat environment. Meanwhile, I think my Fi would get tempered a bit as I stop having time to consider my values so much while I'm Te-ing it up. I have no clue how I could bring my Ne and Si together though. If it happened, I'm sure I'd lose a lot of my talents, but might become a little more productive. But let's say it happened, and let's assume that all my middling functions are already developed to a decent extent. I'd say I'd probably be able to function (no pun intended). I'd just have to be living a very varied life to keep all the aspects of my personality active, without the constant change ever really being noticed. It doesn't mean I'd be a great person, or a mundane person. I'd just be used to a particular balance of circumstances and trial-and-error that would be one in a billion, and hard to replicate.
 

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Imagine this.


What kind of person would this be? Is there an extensive definition out there for this kind of person? Would this be the perfect person, since they have it all?
Keep in mind that we get a "sense of self" from our dominant function. It defines how we view our own selves. A person without a dominant function would probably have severe identity problems.

Btw, to get this kind of results one would only need to employ four functions equally, not all eight.
 

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I think that the only worth these tests have is to help narrow down your type. If I, for instance, score in the middle of T/F, I'm not an ENxP or an ENTP and an ENFP both. I'm only one of those. Past finding my actual type, I think that the only thing the scale representation could demonstrate is that I use my Te and Fi or Ti and Fe almost equally. Besides that, the scale representation is worthless and should not really be payed any special attention to...

And according to the idea of hierarchy of functions, one cannot be right in the middle of both N/S and F/T. I think it'd be really hard to suppress both your lead and secondary process, also.

Btw, to get this kind of results one would only need to employ four functions equally, not all eight.
Yeah, but to claim you're an XXXX type, you would.
 

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Maybe this person is not impossible but he/she would have to be a zen master, or another disciplinary that has worked to strike this psychic balance in their life. They would probably be actively interested in accessing and excercising all parts of their brains for its own sake. This would take a genius with the right set of desires and influences. Also He/she would be essencially without an ego, feeling solely like an expression of the universe. He/she would have to arrive at Nirvana. But they would likely not score 50% in every prefference because the test does not encompass all aspects of the personaliy; that would be impossible. Instead the test asks the tester to choose individual prefferences. If this person was trully 50% in every category, they would have to be 50% in every answer which means that they could not have a definite answer to ANY question on the test, which would make the test useless to him/her. Otherwise, it would just be a matter of luck or poor introspection from the tester; another test, better understanding of the questions and/or more self awareness would create much more feasable results.
 

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Maybe this person is not impossible but he/she would have to be a zen master, or another disciplinary that has worked to strike this psychic balance in their life. They would probably be actively interested in accessing and excercising all parts of their brains for its own sake. This would take a genius with the right set of desires and influences. Also He/she would be essencially without an ego, feeling solely like an expression of the universe. He/she would have to arrive at Nirvana. But they would likely not score 50% in every prefference because the test does not encompass all aspects of the personaliy; that would be impossible. Instead the test asks the tester to choose individual prefferences. If this person was trully 50% in every category, they would have to be 50% in every answer which means that they could not have a definite answer to ANY question on the test, which would make the test useless to him/her. Otherwise, it would just be a matter of luck or poor introspection from the tester; another test, better understanding of the questions and/or more self awareness would create much more feasable results.
Sounds about right to me.
 

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Quite to the contrary of this being the perfect person, I know that I would find that person to be the most dislikeable person for me to interact with. I adore people's differences, their shades of uniqueness, and more importantly, I love it when people have strong personalities and know who they are. Every person should be able to say "I am an Extroverted, Intuitive, Logical person!" or "I am an Introspective, Observant, Heartfelt person!" The mosaic of our differences and specificities is what give us identity. And what identity would that person have? Lukewarm on every count, nothing that they can really identify with. I see that person less as a jack of all trades and more as a master of none.
 

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Let's consider this as a realistic scenario. Say an ENFJ grows up, gets old... Every decade or so that ENFJ learns to use and gets a better grasp of all of the cognitive functions, until all of the functions are developed and balanced out. This still means that the ENFJ goes through Fe Ni Se Ti every time, but before making a decision, can consult Te or Fi just as easily.

An XXXX personality type is a person who is extremely well-rounded.

On a semi-related note, I've noticed that older people are harder to type. This coincides with the theory that the use of inferior functions develops with age and experience.
 

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i completely disagree with this idea..
this uses the assumption that a person would use all 8 functions, meaning that none of his functions could compare to someone who has fully developed a few prefered functions- so effectively this person would seem a bit thick, i've honed Ne since i was a small child, and using practiced Fi and Te i see the world as a very complex pattern which i've developed over time and maturity, a 50/50 person would be too distracted to develop this, and wouldn't even be as good as Se's at sensing either, or any of the other things.
you can't access several functions at once, you're moving from one to the next, e.g. ill be applying judgement about something using Fi, and afterward will realise that Te leads me to a different judgement and follow that thread. so this person would be moving through many different functions all the time and would contradict him/herself.

all you'd get is a "slow" contradicted person. or the person will be shaped into using the functions which their parents, friends and society expect of them. they wouldn't catch up until old age.

-they'd only be able to offer contradictory immature Fi or Ti or Te or Fe judgements for example.
 
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