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What are the most common type confusions? Like, I know INFJs can be mistyped as just about anything. But, there must be other types that are sometimes mistyped as something else. Especially if it's like an I type that has a tendency to seem more like an E, or an S type that seems more like an N, etc. etc.

So, to break it down...Which do you think are...

I types most likely to be confused as E's

E types most likely to be confused as I's

N types most likely to be confused as S's

S types most likely to be confused as N's

T types most likely to be confused as F's

F types most likely to be confused as T's

P types most likely to be confused as J's

J types most likely to be confused as P's

And reasons why, too, if you care to take the time.

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I types most likely to be confused as E's
I think maybe INFJ and INFP both can sometimes appear Extraverted to the outside observer. Especially when we are passionate about sharing our vision or ideas. My INFP brother is always eager to share what's on his mind, to the point of getting annoying, really; but, it's who he is; I guess he just really needs the feedback. As an INFJ, I often find myself acting more extraverted, and I like to be out in my outer world a lot, though certainly not constantly.

E types most likely to be confused as I's
If INFP and INFJ can be confused as E's I suppose it follows that ENFP and ENFJ could be confused as I's?

N types most likely to be confused as S's
Probably any N type with Se as a function...

S types most likely to be confused as N's
Maybe SJ's? Most of them like to read, right?

T types most likely to be confused as F's

F types most likely to be confused as T's
No thoughts on these yet.

P types most likely to be confused as J's

J types most likely to be confused as P's
I would think that having Te as a stronger function would lead a P to appear more like a J, and lacking Te would make a J (like INFJ) appear more like a P. Also, being an INFJ with dominant Ni, I find myself often relaxing and just relying on Ni to help me follow through, rather than stressing to always have my decisions and plans laid out right away.
 

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I types most likely to be confused as E's

IxxJ as their extroverted judgment function is auxiliary. (I wrote a bit more about why here)

E types most likely to be confused as I's

ExxP as their extroverted judgment function is tertiary (ENxP in particular as I wrote here)

N types most likely to be confused as S's

ENxJ and INxP as they have Se or Si as a tertiary function

S types most likely to be confused as N's

ISxP and ESxJ as they have Ni or Ne as a tertiary function

T types most likely to be confused as F's

IxTJ and ExTP as they have tertiary feeling function.

F types most likely to be confused as T's

IxFJ and ExFP as they have tertiary thinking function.

P types most likely to be confused as J's

ExxP as their extroverted judgement function is tertiary.

J types most likely to be confused as P's

IxxJ as their extroverted judgement function is auxiliary.
 

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'Smart' people are often labeled as 'N's maybe? I remember reading some statistic where N's were overrepresented in certain academic categories.
 
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