Da fuck?Self-typed INJs who think too many people mistype as INJs: @Irondust, @ephemereality, @Kathy Kane, @Look Alive_ Sunshine, @Arclight, @-Alpha-, @FearAndTrembling (the last two did say INJs are more likely to be drawn to MBTI forums, but still expressed the view that a lot of the people who consider themselves INJs are mistyped).
I'm not calling out mistypes here, and I'm not interested in discussing anyone's type on this thread. But if all this mistyping and type marketing really is happening, and too many people are typing themselves as INJs as a result, you'd think the group of people who know about this type marketing, know what type is really about, and presumably are more likely to have themselves typed correctly, would have a lower percentage of INJs than the forum as a whole.
You are thinking way too hard about this. Nobody takes it this seriously. Which, not surprisingly, is the reason so many are mistyped.
Your argument basically boils down to:
"the deceived, or in this case, the self deceived, will eventually uncover the deception, by some kind of natural law"
People don't actually know themselves. That is the fundamental problem. Or there are social stigmas. For example, when introducing people to MBTI, the biggest thing they have a trouble understanding, is that a thinker does not mean you are smart, or intellectual. When I tell people I am a feeler, they can't understand. As I show little outward emotion, and am intellectual. Many men particularly don't want to admit they use "feelings", because they don't understand what the Jungian definition of feeling is.