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Feb 4, 2019

You're on a roll today. I don't complete 80% of personality surveys that appear after job applications.

Feb 4, 2019

i doubt any of those dudes took a gay online spice girl quiz

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Feb 5, 2019

U mad because you aren't INTP?

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

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Feb 6, 2019

This is clearly a troll since you're ENFP

Feb 4, 2019

INTJ

60%I, 40%E

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 4, 2019

Damn I thought you were extroverted based on some of your posts lol

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Feb 4, 2019
Tony Montana:

Damn I thought you were extroverted based on some of your posts lol

Im probably a Type A Introvert

https://medium.com/@jdhein/type-b-extroverts-vs-ty...
"Type A Introverts
These people are sometimes the life of the party and are often mistaken for classic extroverts, but this is a practiced skill. Being social is work for these people, and can only be practiced when the tank is full. Key here is to not engage socially when the tank is low."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 4, 2019

Most people think I'm like 70% Extroverted or something, but what it comes down to is where you derive energy. It's pretty draining for me to be around others all day long, whereas an extroverted person may feel energized by all the people and talk.

I am captivated by the moment, no doubt - but it's draining for me over long periods of time.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 4, 2019

ENTJ

Feb 5, 2019

"ENTJ - people with this personality type embody the gifts of charisma and confidence, and project authority in a way that draws crowds."

Username checks out!

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Feb 4, 2019

This guy knows his cameo appearances!

Feb 4, 2019

INFJ

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Feb 4, 2019

INTJ

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Feb 4, 2019

Honestly? I've never gotten anything useful out of them. Saw a cute girl put "Only looking for other ENTPs to engage me" on her tinder profile. Swiped left.

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Feb 4, 2019

ENTP

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Feb 5, 2019

mY bUzZfeED quIZ sayZ i is in RaVENclaW

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Feb 5, 2019

ALL the MBTI queer quiz shit is for MUGGLES

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Feb 5, 2019

Hilarious +SB

Feb 5, 2019

MBTI has no scientific validity. The big five is the only test of this nature that provides meaningful data.

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Feb 5, 2019

Agree with this. Professor Jordan Peterson (love him or hate him for cultural commentary, he is a highly acclaimed clinical psychologist) runs understandmyself.com which hosts a 10 minute, big 5 based personality test. From memory the test cost $10 (and you can only take it once) but the end product with validated descriptions in-line with your percentiles was nothing short of eerily accurate.

Feb 4, 2019
The Invisible Hand:

MBTI has no scientific validity.

Scientific validity? Not sure what that means.

But, it has proven to be an effective management tool for businesses that choose to use it.

It's all over Pub Med. Its not like there is a lack of research on it. What do you mean?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/3193230/?i=2...
'Decision-making styles: managerial application of the MBTI and type theory.'

"The MBTI is useful not only in identifying individual preferences, but also in developing effective managerial and working terms. Knowledge of one's own type and the type of others can help managers motivate others, maximize human resources, persuade others, and gain cooperation"

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 5, 2019

It may prove an effective management tool, but I imagine that is because of the power of suggestion. MBTI flatters people by describing all of the possible types in positive terms, and this may make people feel encouraged, empowered, etc.

It has been shown to be unreliable, meaning that there is little consistency in the same individual's results over time or using different versions of the test.

It has been shown to lack validity meaning there is no evidence that understanding a person's type allows one to predict behavior or occupational effectiveness.

It also happens that the binaries are not actually mutually exclusive. I.e., portraying certain traits (excluding perhaps Introverted / Extroverted, which also appears on the Big Five) as opposites is unwarranted.

The Big Five was created by factor analysis. They looked at personality survey results and figured out which responses correlated to one another and found five distinct clusters and some subclusters for each. Rather than arbitrarily ginning up some random distinctions, researchers performed empirical work to find the traits that are non-overlapping, predictive, and reasonably consistent over time. One nursing school study from 1988 does not a consensus make.

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Feb 4, 2019
The Invisible Hand:

It may prove an effective management tool, but I imagine that is because of the power of suggestion. MBTI flatters people by describing all of the possible types in positive terms, and this may make people feel encouraged, empowered, etc.

It has been shown to be unreliable, meaning that there is little consistency in the same individual's results over time or using different versions of the test.

It has been shown to lack validity meaning there is no evidence that understanding a person's type allows one to predict behavior or occupational effectiveness.

It also happens that the binaries are not actually mutually exclusive. I.e., portraying certain traits (excluding perhaps Introverted / Extroverted, which also appears on the Big Five) as opposites is unwarranted.

The Big Five was created by factor analysis. They looked at personality survey results and figured out which responses correlated to one another and found five distinct clusters and some subclusters for each. Rather than arbitrarily ginning up some random distinctions, researchers performed empirical work to find the traits that are non-overlapping, predictive, and reasonably consistent over time. One nursing school study from 1988 does not a consensus make.

Your viewpoint and response is much better than I expected. I can see your points.

There is a lot of research and data on MBTI ~ 250+ studies on PubMed.

I am quite biased to MBTI as I have been to a few conferences on it through my old company and have met an author on the topic who has explained some of the key aspects to me.

It is imprecise at times and yes the same person can arrive at different classifications throughout their life, but I feel knowledge of it can help the person - as well as providing a form for proper organizational behavior in companies.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 5, 2019

INTJ

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Feb 5, 2019

Okay, but what's your Zodiac sign, babe?

Feb 5, 2019

I once interviewed a guy who defined his entire existence around that categorization. He gave me 3-4 answers about his personality based on that and got mad when I pointed out there might be something more nuanced in his personality rather than 4 capital letters and the discourse behind it.

Feb 5, 2019

INTJ. Always found it strange how many people you encounter online seem to have the "rarest" personality type. Sampling bias? Or something else?

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Feb 4, 2019

Definitely sampling bias. People pursue things that they enjoy and that will attract like-minded people. I remember they had us take the MBTI as well as the Big 5 for an entrepreneurship course I had at Uni. I was the only INTJ so that sampling makes more sense, even if the sampling is entirely Business students.

Feb 5, 2019

The thing is that there are 16 types so they are all going to seem rare. Even the least 'rare' type probably only accounts for 10-12% of people.

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Feb 4, 2019

INTJ and the other one I can't remember (INTP maybe?) are supposed to be like 1-2% of the population

Feb 5, 2019

ENTJ

Feb 5, 2019

Just took it and got ENTP. although I've gotten INTP before as well.

Similar to @Isaiah_53_5 - I'm an outgoing introvert

Feb 5, 2019

ENFJ

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Feb 5, 2019

FJ45

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Feb 5, 2019

WGAF

(Who Gives A Fuck ???)

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Feb 5, 2019

Where can I take this test? Are any of the online versions reputable/accurate?

Feb 4, 2019

The actual Myers-Brigg site charges 50 bucks for the assessment, but they'll provide you with additional items and tools on top of providing you your results.

There are several sites that provide a free version of the 16-type assessment:

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp - I can't seem to find the site I used a few years back, that one had a questionnaire of close to 100 statements... but I did this one this week, it's got less than 65 statements and I came up INFJ again.

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

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Feb 5, 2019

All my personality tests have come back negative.

Jokes aside, I'm an INTJ based on tests and the descriptions I've read of them. I have my outgoing moments, but being around groups of people drains my energy.

Feb 5, 2019

ESTJ

some good ones: sam walton, james monroe, rockefeller, daniel craig

some not so good: andrew jackson, LBJ, joan rivers

Feb 5, 2019

OMW2FYB

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Feb 12, 2019

On My Way To Fro Yo, Bitch!

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Feb 5, 2019

I scored over 100% on the MBTI. Actually above 105, if you count the extra credit problem.

Feb 5, 2019

Did nobody else's fund have them take "which disney princess are you?"

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Feb 6, 2019

BSD

Feb 6, 2019

HMFIC

Feb 7, 2019

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Feb 8, 2019

INTJ

I remember this test vaguely from years ago (took it for shits and giggles) , but glad to see this thread on WSO so I could take it again and actually reflect the results. It's actually quite uncanny how well this describes my personality (~80%+ correctly, as I try to think neutrally about it).

It actually explains quite a lot as well, as to how I sometimes have difficulty in social situations. I have a good amount of friends, but I've always wondered at some of my more extroverted/feeling-type buddies and how they manage to pretty much make friends super easily anywhere they go. To be fair, I've worked on this and it's not really a problem anymore, but definitely doesn't come naturally.

IMO, I think the extroverted/feeling-type people are generally happier. Based upon decades of happiness research, the things that really make use happy over time (pretty much your 30s and beyond) is not how 'popular' you are or how smart you are, but upon the quality & connections with others. An INTJ can certainly work on the quality piece (although it must be a very conscious decision whereas it flows more naturally to ENFJ folks), but establishing new connections is harder on average (which could deepen over time). As such, if you are falling on the spectrum of 'introverted' and 'thinking,' I'd strongly urge you to consider the quality of your connections and how to improve upon them, as well as making new ones. At the end of the day, I suspect this will be a key piece in long run happiness. Success & material things are important, but you get diminishing returns on those quickly. Personally, I can't imagine as a single guy more than 300k a year would do much for you in terms of happiness (maybe 500-600k w/ two kids).