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The thread title says it all.

There are various factors to consider, although I myself can't decide if they are relevant. Is don't think the answer to this question lies in the answer to Which type is the most boring? and I don't think introversion/extroversion has anything to do with it at all-- it's about describing themselves not sharing those descriptions with others. Hmm..

What are your thoughts?
 

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I would have to say the ISTJs probably have a tough time describing themselves, since it's kind of a misconception that we're all boring drones. Once people get that in their head, it's hard to sway them to a new view...again, not saying that you have to describe them to someone else, because I don't think introversion/extraversion has much to do with it either. You can explain just as easily in writing. :p

Anyway, back to the point - there are just a bunch of hidden facets - since we're kind of "super serious" most of the time, it's hard to describe a personality that can change drastically out of the workplace setting. As with any personality though, you can never fully describe them since the context is always changing.
 

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I'd say ISxJs, most likely. I'd imagine sensors are less in touch with the innermost workings of their minds than intuitives. Or maybe just less concerned with them? Either way, I find when a sensor is asked about themselves, you rarely get an expositional essay.

ENFPs on the other hand...XD
 

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Whenever I have to describe myself I just use stuff I've archived when other people described me.
So I don't usually have a difficult time exactly, more that I'd rather not describe myself to others to begin with because it's always the same thing.
 
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I would vote for ESFPs. I don't think they know themselves very well by nature, let alone describe themselves well. It's hard to get to know one in any real depth, and part of it's that they don't describe or communicate their thoughts about themselves or any other non-physical topic. To generalize, I'd say it's probably the Se function that's the worst at it, so ES_Ps would probably be the worse off.
 

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I never know what to say when asked to describe myself, so I just write something silly.
However, I have a lot of thoughts about myself that I could easily talk about. it's just the vagueness of the question "desribe yourself" that is the problem.
 

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I suck at describing myself, too.

I'm comfortable in my own skin, but I just don't really know what there is to say. I'm me.
 

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I never know what to say when asked to describe myself, so I just write something silly.
However, I have a lot of thoughts about myself that I could easily talk about. it's just the vagueness of the question "desribe yourself" that is the problem.
I agree, the question is vague enough to defeat its own point.
 

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I'm not sure which type would have the hardest time describing themselves, but at least from my experience I think INFPs would be pretty good at it. It seems like a big part of the 'trouble' with describing oneself probably stems from not feeling it is important, or not really wanting to. Now, for me I kinda love describing myself actually. Not that it's clear and consice and easy to follow. But I ramble about myself A LOT I think, and seem to love describing myself on silly questionaires or proffile pages, etc. I know I've asked people about themselves before and they seemed to view the question as wierd or irrelevant or something, which surprised me. So maybe a good indication of whether someone is good or bad at describing themselves is whether they feel any interest indescribing themselves in the first place.
 
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