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Which types would be most likely to describe themselves as a 'people person'?

To me 'people person' goes beyond being warm, sociable and extraverted. To me it's someone who's life revolves around people, including individuals. So in that sense, I'd put an ISFJ above ESTJ in this arena, since ESTJs are more goal oriented.

My guess would be ESFJ and ENFJ the most, followed by ENFP and ESFP.
 

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I imagine they'd probably more likely have a sensing preference in addition to extraverted and feeling, as the insignificant details and mundane parts of stranger's lives would bore most intuitives.
 

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Any person who is "I" in the DISC theory, perhaps even "S", but mostly I. Regarding MBTI-type, it's harder, since it's all about the cognitive process rather than how we actually act, but I'd probably say ExFJs here, ExFPs a close second. But as I said, it's not really covered by MBTI, and not supposed to be.
 

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Regarding MBTI-type, it's harder, since it's all about the cognitive process rather than how we actually act, but I'd probably say ExFJs here, ExFPs a close second. But as I said, it's not really covered by MBTI, and not supposed to be.
Carl Jung would certainly disagree with you about that...

Jung said:
[Extraverts and introverts] are so different and present such a striking contrast that their existence becomes quite obvious even to the layman once it has been pointed out. Everyone knows those reserved, inscrutable, rather shy people who form the strongest possible contrast to the open, sociable, jovial, or at least friendly and approachable characters who are on good terms with everybody, or quarrel with everybody, but always relate to them in some way and in turn are affected by them.
 

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Carl Jung would certainly disagree with you about that...
So now, E/I doesn't talk about which functions is dominant?
And, would that mean that my ISTP and INFJ friends are reserved and rather shy? Now you're confusing me...
 

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I transfered into a public school halfway through freshman year and i get asked all the time how i know so many people, most of these people that tell me that have been going to middle school with the same people

#Enfj'sWinThisOne
 

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@reckful,why are you constantly preaching the same thing and talking about completely different things from what everyone else is talking about?
 

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@reckful,why are you constantly preaching the same thing and talking about completely different things from what everyone else is talking about?
I have no idea what you're talking about. Why don't you think that Jung quote I posted is relevant to Pinina's post that whether or not somebody's a "people person" is "not really covered by MBTI" because "cognitive processes" doesn't relate to "how we actually act"?

One reason I'm "constantly preaching" that Jung thought somebody's type had a great deal to do with how somebody was likely to act is that I'm "constantly" encountering posts where people pass along the uninformed internet meme that associating E/I or other aspects of MBTI type with X, Y or Z is silly stereotyping, and that nobody with a proper understanding of Jung's perspective would make that mistake.

Psychological Types is full of passages like the one I quoted. Jung thought somebody's type was likely to have a noteworthy impact on a wide range of personality characteristics and behavior — including the extent to which they'd be a "people person." And that perspective is also reflected in every respectable MBTI source I've ever read — certainly including Myers.
 

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Probably ESFPs.

ESFJs might also describe themselves as people people, but they are actually delusional in that respect because they do not actually get along well with people because they judge them.

Now, as for the type most likely to describe themselves to people, that would probably be INTPs because I am an INTP and I'm always talking about myself and I don't give a damn about anybody else's opinions.
 

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So now, E/I doesn't talk about which functions is dominant?
And, would that mean that my ISTP and INFJ friends are reserved and rather shy? Now you're confusing me...
For a long discussion of what E/I's about — from Jung to Myers to Thomson, and including the relation to being "reserved and rather shy" — see this post.
 

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For a long discussion of what E/I's about — from Jung to Myers to Thomson, and including the relation to being "reserved and rather shy" — see this post.
I'm pretty sure about what E/I would be, I'm just curious on what you (and maybe Jung) would mean with it, cause it doesn't seem to make sense regarding my experience with people or type-theory.
 

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I'm pretty sure about what E/I would be, I'm just curious on what you (and maybe Jung) would mean with it, cause it doesn't seem to make sense regarding my experience with people or type-theory.
What I and Jung "would mean with it" is what that linked post is about.
 
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