Getting conflicting results on tests

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Getting conflicting results on tests

    I took the questionnaire 2 in the stickies and got INT (J/P) since my J/P score came out as 0% either way...

    Then I took a cognitive function test and got:

    Te (Extroverted Thinking) (70%)
    your valuation of / adherence to logic of external systems / hierarchies / methods

    Ti (Introverted Thinking) (95%)
    your valuation of / adherence to your own internally devised logic/rational

    Ne (Extroverted Intuition) (50%)
    your valuation of / tendency towards free association and creating with external stimuli

    Ni (Introverted Intuition) (75%)
    your valuation of / tendency towards internal/original free association and creativity

    Se (Extroverted Sensing) (35%)
    your valuation of / tendency to fully experience the world unfiltered, in the moment

    Si (Introverted Sensing) (85%)
    your valuation of / focus on internal sensations and reliving past moments

    Fe (Extroverted Feeling) (70%)
    your valuation of / adherence to external morals, ethics, traditions, customs, groups

    Fi (Introverted Feeling) (80%)
    your valuation of / adherence to the sanctity of your own feelings / ideals / sentiment

    based on your results your type is likely - intp
    Which gave me a stronger INTP...
    However, I've taken other tests and get ISTP pretty consistently as well...

    I'm not sure how to resolve the inconsistencies with which type I identify with most.

    Is there anything that could help rule out the inconsistencies on the S/N and J/P splits?

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    From what I've read about MBTI, sensors tend to focus on the facts (not quite into abstract thinking or theory), and handle situations based on their experiences. They also usually remember certain events exactly the way they unfolded. On the other hand, intuits recall events based on their understanding of it, and enjoy thinking about the possibilities, rather than the reality.

    Hope that helps.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I'm definitely Introverted and Thinking. I do feel things, but I don't place a lot of emphasis on my own feelings.

    I'm probably more intuitive... I'm a software engineer by trade.

    I tend to absorb information on topics... Sometimes for a specific purpose (such as researching knee anatomy extensively when I injured myself) and sometimes it is it's own reward (e.g. If I'm writing some software instead of using a premade library I will write my own... for fun...)

    In terms of J/P I might be more judging... I like clean code and I don't like working with other people's code... Especially when it doesn't adhere to larger conceptual structures designed to simplify things... It's frustrating to work with messy code.

    But I don't really identify with a lot of the description of INTJ's...

    I do share the quick to get bored aspect of the ISTP though... Once I've solved a problem, or completely understand a concept... It's just not as interesting anymore. I also have a very hard time paying attention to people discussing things that I have little interest in. I do like explaining things though... My views on politics... All the tidbits of information I've discovered about my knee, etc...

    When I first met my friends in college I described how yogurt has bacteria in it and can help with your digestion... and when I switch topics it's all linked in my mind but sometimes it just confuses people when I spontaneously bring stuff up.

    I guess INTP is more of a fit for me between the three...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    One thing I do which is kind of weird...

    If I'm frustrated with someone, or want to correct someone... I will have a whole conversation in my head explaining everything to them... And then I feel better and never say anything to that person.

    I don't feel like arguing with people much... Believe what you want... If I'm right and you're too stubborn to be open to new views then I'm not going to bother trying to change your mind. Energy I could spend doing something productive.

    I like playing video games, but only when I'm playing with friends and mostly team oriented games... If I'm playing with strangers or by myself I get bored very very fast and just go code or research things like personality types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orb360
    I'm probably more intuitive... I'm a software engineer by trade.

    How you resolve the inconsistencies:

    - first, you may not have a strong preference on some things. That's fine. Leave it as is and don't convince yourself you are something you are not.

    - look back at your test results and realize that some things aren't compatible and understand why --- like being SUPER Si and SUPER Se is not actually sensible because they are perspectives in opposition. The issue is the test is measuring common manifestations of each, so if you have a lot of sensation use then you'll get high scores on those questions. But how you tend to sense -- I mean it could be varied, but if you tend to Si a TON then you by virtue of that do Se less than if you didn't Si a ton. Etc.


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