Hey! (sorry for the long post)
When I first started learning about MBTI, I thought for a long time I was an ENFP or ENTP. However, after making a thread on this forum and learning some more, it seemed that my Se was stronger than Ne. Thus, I became convinced that I was an ESFP. (Thread: https://personalitycafe.com/whats-my-...ion-ti-fi.html)
Having just gotten back to the forums after a long break, I'm wondering if I was wrong before. Is really my Se stronger than my Ne?
I would like to figure this out once and for all. Here are some results from tests and answers to questionnaires:
Results from the Jungian Personality Quiz:Your Cognitive Functions:
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) ||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 12.61
Extroverted Thinking (Te) |||||||||||||||| 7.16
Introverted Thinking (Ti) ||||||||||||||| 6.92
Extroverted Sensation (Se) |||||||||||| 5.17
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) ||||||||||| 4.68
Introverted Feeling (Fi) ||||||||| 3.94
Introverted Intuition (Ni) ||||| 1.58
Introverted Sensation (Si) ||| 0.77
Your Extroverted Intuition (Ne) is very developed.
Your Extroverted Sensation (Se) is moderate.
Your Introverted Thinking (Ti) is moderate.
Your Extroverted Thinking (Te) is moderate.
Your Extroverted Feeling (Fe) is moderate.
Your Introverted Feeling (Fi) is moderate.
Your Introverted Intuition (Ni) is low.
Your Introverted Sensation (Si) is low.
Based on your cognitive functions, your type is most likely:
Most Likely: ENTP
or Second Possibility: ENTJ
or Third Possibility: INTP
Your cognitive functions are, in order of development:
Ne - Te - Ti - Se - Fe - Fi - Ni - Si
This would seem to support that Ne>Se, but I could also unconciously be skewing the results in that direction, in order to support my hypotosis.
Results from the keys2cognition test:Dafuq. Quite different results even though both were taken at the same time. Are the tests themselves that different?Summary Analysis of Profile
Level of Development (Preference, Skill and Frequency of Use) extraverted Sensing (Se) ********************************* (33.6)
introverted Sensing (Si) *********************** (23.4)
extraverted Intuiting (Ne) ****************************** (30.5)
introverted Intuiting (Ni) ********************** (22.5)
extraverted Thinking (Te) *************************************** (39.5)
introverted Thinking (Ti) ***************** (17.5)
extraverted Feeling (Fe) ******************************** (32.4)
introverted Feeling (Fi) **************************************** (40.6)
By focusing on the strongest configuration of cognitive processes, your pattern of responses most closely matches individuals of this type: ESFPLead (Dominant) ProcessIf these cognitive processes don't fit well then consider these types: ISFP, or ENFP
Extraverted Sensing (Se): Immersing in the present context. Responding naturally to everything tangible you detect through your senses. Checking with what your gut instincts say. Testing limits and take risks for big rewards.
Support (Auxilliary) Process
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Staying true to who you really are. Paying close attention to your personal identity, values and beliefs. Checking with your conscience. Choosing behavior congruent with what is important to you.
If these results are different from what you know of yourself, you might consider why your developmental pattern does not align with your expectation. You might also consider exploring this result as a possible better fit.
The Four Temperaments
Corresponding best-fit temperaments based on your profile: Catalyst; secondly Improviser; then Stabilizer; and lastly, Theorist.
To read more about the four temperaments click here.
What's my type questionnaire:
1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?I'm very future and possibility oriented. Also, even though I get really imersed when I am doing stuff I enjoy (such as surfing on the internet or drawing), the rest of the time my thoughts usually are somewhere else, where I imagine things.
2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
Happiness, fun, being with people, creating something, meaning, improving the world.
3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
Typically when things are going my way. Not so much different from everyone else, I guess. Could be when things are going good with a girl I like. Or if things are going good at my study programme. Sometimes I also just feel good for no particular reason.
4) What makes you feel inferior?
If I am unsure if my life is going in the direction that I want. If people patronize me, take advantage of my kindness, but most of all if people betray me or are unloyal.
5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
For big decisions I typically take out a piece of paper and write up the pros and cons. For smaller decisions I just reason inside my head about what is smart and how I feel about it.
6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
I'm really outcome oriented when it comes to projects and I like to be the leader, because then I can control things the way I want them. If the rest of the group don't agree, but I feel that their decision will make the outcome worse, there will be a power struggle, but I will bend to pressure eventually. (Though I still probably will push a little things in my direction if I think that is the best way).
7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?
Generally have a lot of fun at school where we are drawing, making prototypes, brainstorming, thinking, discussing things in groups, teamworking.
Tried bmx cycling in this skating park with a friend two days ago and he really pushed my comfort zone (did drops far higher and jumps far longer than I was comfortable doing), but it went well and was insanely fun.
8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
Depends on what you have to learn. For practical skills it is of course better to learn them hands on with some guidance. For theory I like to understand the general concepts and connections and learning through discussions. Not that interested in details when it comes to theory.
9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
At home: Very disorganized.
At school: My desk is a mess, but I always have a plan on what I should do to reach the desired outcome.
In life: Every now and then I write a plan (could be a three year plan, month plan, week plan or a life plan) where I organize how I can achieve my goals.
10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
Mostly just in what degree they make sense logically. Does the idea itself seem smart? Does it fit well with all the other factors? What evidence could strengthen or weaken the idea in comparison to the rest?
11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
I'm probably somewhat egocentric in that regard, in the sense that it is very important for me to follow what I believe is right. But one of the things I value is that everyone else, also are doing okay. So I'd think about that as well.
12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
In normal situations, I generally speak without thinking. But, if what I am saying has importance (such as during a presentation or a debate) I will think it through first.
13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?
Depends on the situation. I think that action does speak louder than words, because a lot of people (like me) don't neccesarily do all the things we say that we're going to do.
14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
I would join my friends.
15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
I kind of lose control of my thoughts and get really worried about possible future negative events.
16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
I don't like it when people aren't sincere. Could be anything small from a fake smile to lying.
17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
What they think is important in life and what they want to do with it.
18) What kind of things do pay the least attention to in your life
Probably whether things are tidy and clean. (Though I've gotten better at this lately with effort.)
19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?
Friends typically describe me as social, friendly, outgoing and dutiful.
20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing
I'm very skilled at wasting my time doing nothing (aka. surfing the internet). So I would probably do that for a while. If I felt lonely I'd call up some friends. If I am currently working on a project, I often like to make it better.
Second questionnarire:Hope this is enough.0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
There are likely a lot of factors affecting the way I answer, but I can't think of any major things right now that would have a major impact right now.
Sex: Male, Age: 22, Current state of mind: Emptiness with a slight touch of boredom since this is taking some time
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
He is gazing into the distance and he is thinking about something. Being in nature always made thinking easier. Could be his work. Maybe he is unsure if he wants to continiue the relationship with his girlfriend.
Her thoughts are also somewhere else. She looks down, into her feelings and feels insecure. Maybe because she isn't sure about whether her boyfriend is going to stay with her. She wants intimacy with him.
She is more into him, than vica versa.
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
Huh? What's wrong? #goes out and looks around on the car to figure out the explanation#
Explanation found: Can we fix this? Can we fix this in time to reach the band? If not, can we get there somehow while also taking care of the car?
Explanation not found: Can we get to the band somehow while also taking care of the car?
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
Afterparties rock. I'd join. If the driver doesn't drink, then we can just drive home with him/her. If (s)he does, then we'll have to take public transport home or sleep over. No big deal.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
First, I always try to clarify what people meant. Then I try to ask them questions to test how well thought their believes are. If I disagree I will then let them know, but wont press the matter any further.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
I'd need some alone time to figure out how I could make sense of these new experiences with my view of the world.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
1. Don't take advantage of people who are in a weak position - Wrong, because you are capitalizing on someone's ill fortune. Don't think this will ever change.
2. Make an effort to make the world a better place - If everyone were doing this, the world would be a fantastic place. Don't think this will change either.
3. Do your best, make a real effort and take a chance - Then you wont have to live with bad regrets afterwards. I can't always live up to this myself, but I strive to.
4. Never compromise your integrity - I still feel bad for the few times I've done so in my life.
5. Make things as fun as possible - Boredom can kill pretty much everything from ambition to love.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
a) I've heard throughout my life "he is really friendly and gets along with everyone." So are other people, so it is not THAT distinguishable, but what the hell.
b) I get a lot of good ideas, but don't always have the willpower or self-discipline to follow them through. This I would like to be better at.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
I find that my hunches and gut feelings often are correct; so I trust them for the most part. I get hunches about people, things, events, most things really.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
a) Ideas, progress, being involved
b) Filling out sheets, lots of data, boring work, routines
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
I was a nerd in high school, so I try to repress the nerdy aspects of myself sometimes.
Before, I would try to impress people by boasting. Now, I successfully repress this for the most part.
I hide my true feelings sometimes, because I get really sad if they are hurt when open like that.