My Results:

    Ti - Te - Se - Si - Ne - Ni - Fi - Fe

    Most Likely: ISTP

    or Second Possibility: ESTJ

    or Third Possibility: ESTP

Of course, I already knew I was an ISTP. I found that out earlier today. I was thinking I was an INTP for a while, but I thought about it and it didn't really match. Redoing some of the tests and a few others I found reveal that I'm actually an ISTP. Which is a much better fit.

So what is your MBTI type? Have you ever considered this before? What's your thoughts on "type matching"?

Supposedly my ideal match would be an ENFP. Which I can see clearly. When I was younger, I'd have probably been annoyed, but I am kind of craving someone like that now. Most of my friends and family are introverted like myself, and many of them thinkers. So an extraverted feeler would be a nice change.

That said, I couldn't imagine myself with really any other extraverted type (besides maybe an ENTP or ESTJ).

What's your thoughts on this? Do you think the system is accurate, or no? Does it effect your life in anyway?


veen:

    What's your thoughts on "type matching"?

There was a big project I had to do a while ago, and the teachers thought it was a good idea to base the groups upon something very similar to MBTI. The idea was good: they would combine people with opposing qualities, and thus create a group that was good on multiple facets. We had to do a test and a 'group role' rolled out of it. Then, we looked for the 'allergies' of that role, so the annoyances that that role had. I came out as a leader, so my annoyances were people who didn't do shit. People who didn't care, unmotivated and only willing to do the bare minimum.

So I was placed with those people. They had other qualities, the test said, like being more precise and careful with their work, or being better researchers. But the harm was already done. The type matching made me look at people only within those types. When someone was lackluster, I thought 'the test was right, he is unmotivated and annoying'. I began seeing everything they did in the context of the test result. Confirmation bias at it's finest.

It took me far too long to let go of the types and to just see them as they were, people who didn't care as much as I did. Maybe I just took the test too literally. But my point is that these kinds of tests are restrictive, not additive. They limited my thinking of other people instead of giving a new insight.

While it might have served to give me an insight to how they functioned, there wasn't anything that came out of the test that an hour of working together couldn't expose.

Myers-Briggs is the same for me. I'd much rather spend actual time talking to people to find out who they are than to have them take a test. The philosophical discussion that you had two days ago tells me much more about who you are than ISTP ever would.


posted by Kafke: 1788 days ago