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#1 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

The thread on introversion got me wondering.

If you don't mind sharing, what is you Myer Briggs Personality Type? There are free tests online if you don't know.

I'm curious if there are certain types who are drawn to these forums (I suspect there is!).

Do you think it reflects you well? Are you mindful of what your "type" is and how to work with those strengths and weaknesses? Do you ever feel held back by them? Any advantages?

I'm INFJ. Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Judgement. Apparently it's the rarest of the 16 personality types, which was an interesting discovery for me. The personality descriptions of INFJ do seem to fit my thinking style. It sort of made me understand why I often don't feel understood!

Eta. DP and my whole family have Sensing and not iNtuition, and that's the aspect of my personality I feel most alone on.

What about your spouse/children... What do you think their personality type is and do you ever struggle to understand them?

DP is ISFP. Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perception, and is sensitive but much more grounded than me and much more live and let live (but I want to change the world!). The differences between us canbe challenging sometimes. He isn't a big picture thinker/reflecter, and can't make a concrete decision, which both drive me nuts sometimes. On the flipside, he doesn't let things bother or constrain him the way I do.

Edited by Pooks_, 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM.


#2 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm INFP. The I and the N are extremely strong (literally no E at all), but the F and the P could go either way.

#3 PixieVee

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm ISFJ original.gif Fiance is INTP eeep.

Edited by PixieVee, 25 January 2013 - 01:43 PM.


#4 Angelot

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

I'm an INFJ.

I do think it reflects me well - especially the J aspect.  I am an off-the-scale J.  I'm particularly aware of introversion as it relates to self care; if I don't get my alone time my ability to function well really starts to slip.  I'm also aware that my emotional reactions can be easily misread or seen as weakness by others, so I try to moderate them when I'm concerned about how I present to others.

I do find the intuitive side an advantage.  I am often aware of nuances of situations and relationships which seem to sail right past other people.

DH is in INTP.  We find the difference between us on the P/J thing a source of conflict.  I want to plan and organise, and he finds that stressful.

Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif

#5 RealityBites

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

INTJ

I am usually a skeptic and I know there is criticism of the Myers-Brigg, but it definitely makes sense to me!

Eta Ange and I clash at times - both strong Js original.gif

Interesting that we are all Is so far.

Edited by RealityBites, 25 January 2013 - 01:47 PM.


#6 Riotproof

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'm an istj. The I is borderline, I used to be a bit more extroverted. The j is the very strong one for me.

#7 BetteBoop

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

ENFP. And it's me exactly.

I'm always surprised at how many introverts are on EB.

#8 Ianthe

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

INFJ here too.

ETA I think I know why I like and understand pooks and AV so well now original.gif

Edited by Ianthe, 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM.


#9 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

INTJ.
I'm guessing  my husband and children are too,perhaps more strongly than me.

#10 Feral Borgia

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

INTJ, hovering at around 22% to 25% on all of them.....

Seems pretty accurate....

#11 podg

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

IN, and the others virtually no preference. Today a little bit TJ, other days I have been FP.

#12 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE
Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...

Yep. Two Is bred two Es here.

#13 Clare L

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Another INFJ here...

#14 Apageintime

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

ENFJ here, I think its mostly pretty accurate, I love being around people and work in PR.

#15 Propaganda

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

ISTP.

#16 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'm an ISFP, and my husband is a ENTJ.  It took me a long time for him to understand why I can't stand hanging out with people ALL the time.   I'm sensitive and hate conflict.  DH wades into conflict with a grin on his face.

However, Pooks, your husband's traits aren't necessarily typical of an ISFP.  I am a big picture thinker and creative (I hate fine details) and I make decisions pretty easily.

Edited by Dinah_Harris, 25 January 2013 - 02:00 PM.


#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH is in INTP.  We find the difference between us on the P/J thing a source of conflict.  I want to plan and organise, and he finds that stressful.

Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif


Oh I hear you on that! I hadn't even realized til you said it like that, but we have the same problem... Except I usually take it that he doesn't care or listen. Oops.

I'm already thinking DS is an introvert, he loves people but is shattered afterwards and needs space. I love watching their little personalities develop.

Really interesting to read so far!

#18 Feral Borgia

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm an INFJ.


Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif

Can you change this aspect of your personality? Sorry...psyche is not my thing! See, I would have thought 10 or 20 years ago I would be an extrovert, I have definitely become more introverted as time marches on ....

(Sorry I know that last sentence sounds very flowery ....I did initially write "as I have aged" but I didn't like how that looked! I'm very vain .... ph34r.gif )

#19 Sif

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I am an INFJ (hmmm, how rare can it be, really?), and Dh is an INTJ.

Very occasionally, I will do the test and come up as INFP, but that is when I'm moderating my answers a bit more toward what I know others think is acceptable, hahaha!

INFJ describes me fairly well.

#20 Angelot

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 25/01/2013, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you change this aspect of your personality? Sorry...psyche is not my thing! See, I would have thought 10 or 20 years ago I would be an extrovert, I have definitely become more introverted as time marches on ....


I've read that personality can shift over time.  Some of the reading I've done suggests that when people are younger they're more likely to behave as they're "expected" to, but as they mature ( tongue.gif ) they can let that go a bit.

I've also read some stuff to do with deliberately strengthening yourself in your weak areas, but I think that's more about learning skills than changing underlying preferences.

#21 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Ange Vert, you might be particularly interested to know that anecdotally at least, it seems that ministers can become more introverted over time, due to the nature of their jobs.  I'm compiling some evidence on the matter because our publishing house will be releasing some materials on in, and specifically, burn out/mental health issues in ministry.


#22 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif
My son was quite the little extrovert growing up but as he got older it changed.He's an INTJ .

Maybe it comes with starting to overthink what is happening around you as you get older.




#23 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Dinah_Harris @ 25/01/2013, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm an ISFP, and my husband is a ENTJ.  It took me a long time for him to understand why I can't stand hanging out with people ALL the time.   I'm sensitive and hate conflict.  DH wades into conflict with a grin on his face.

However, Pooks, your husband's traits aren't necessarily typical of an ISFP.  I am a big picture thinker and creative (I hate fine details) and I make decisions pretty easily.


Interesting! Ok he isn't off the hook then biggrin.gif

INFJ is only 1% of the population according to my text book. We have 3 so far? Interesting, too!

#24 ~spirited~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I am STJ (very strong preference for T) but virtually no difference in E and I. Most recently my preference for E was 1%. I would think DH is an ISTJ, however I can't be sure. We are very similar, although I am a lot more social than he is (hence my wavering E/I).

#25 caitiri

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Im an INFJ as well




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