Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility
Wow, so many INTJs here! I like INTJs.
I read somewhere that MBTI test results can change over the course of a person's lifetime, and such a change will most likely be triggered by a traumatic event--like a divorce. Also, it's not worth testing anyone younger than their mid-twenties, because personalities are still very malleable up to that point.
I'm an INFJ, and I've tested consistently the few times I've taken it. I don't know if I would have tested differently before my divorce, since I took the test for the first time after my divorce. But I think it's possible. I've become more of myself since my divorce--I feel like I've been shedding outer layers of metaphorical skin and shell as I've gotten to better understand myself and shed dysfunctional behaviors learned from my FOO, and embrace healthy behaviors. Like I'm growing into a more distilled and refined version of myself and who I really am.
Learning my MBTI type really helped me to know myself better and understand why I am the way I am and why I do what I do. I think it's helped me to be more self-aware and live a more-examined life.
It may not work that way for everyone, but it works that way for me.
~Happily un-married since December 9, 2013~