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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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16 Personality Types & Credibility

I'm sure most are familiar with the 16 personality types; e.g. ISFP or ESFJ etc...

How credible do you find it? I noticed recently post-divorce after finding myself again I have become a INTJ... "architect" apparently. Found it fit alot of my perks, but misses the mark on others.
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

It's fairly credible. It's not as rigorous as new five factor personality models, but it was created for a different purpose. Myers-Briggs focused on positive human interactions (how normal people of different types can work with each other), and does not deal with pathology and neurosis. So, it is a useful model for dating interactions. I found it extremely useful when dating. Of the 50 or so women I met, almost all had taken the test (or did when I asked). ALL of my best matches were xNFx or xNTx types. The xSxx types were bad matches for me - that may partly explain why my ex and I did not have a good relationship - I'm an INTJ.

I was able to tailor my OLD to attract the xNxx types almost exclusively, once I learned how to use this as a tool. And it is a tool - just one of many needed to help develop good friendships and relationships (both work and romantic).

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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

I find pretty reliable as well. It will never be 100% but I believe it captures pretty accurately many of your traits. I am in INTJ, although on one or two of those letters I think I am pretty borderline
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

I find human behaviour reliable in general. (Actual studied human behaviour by credible universities and what not - not women's magazines.) Everyone wants to believe they're all so unique, but I swear I've met the same handful of people a million times, lol. I always have to bite my tongue when people think they're going to be the exception to the rule. No. You are 99% the rule.

Personalities are pretty predictable as well.
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

I'm also an INTJ! Introverts unite lol!

I also did the DISC assessment, forget what I was exactly, but it mirrored the INTJ traits of the Meyers-Briggs.

And I'm with you Unicorn, I find human behavior fascinating yet predictable....and part of the fascination is because of how predictable it is.

All the sorry behaviors I'm seeing out of liberals after this election, I witnessed from many conservatives over the last 8 years, just wrapped up in a different package.
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

Hey RD, I'm also INTJ. I find it to be fairly accurate except there areas where I'm borderline (I and E). I don't use the info for anything other than understanding better how I view and interact with the world.
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

Lol when I did the test it says I am apparently 3%! Then I come on here and everyone is an INTJ

I had found I have borderline traits in E, S, F AND P actually, which seem to be environmental influences and adaptations rather than my natural personality; as in my most neutral state I did the test twice, and INTJ came out twice! So I have to be INTJ

My girlfriend is ISFP :\ Opposites!
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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.

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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

Do we have a link to this? I'm not familiar with it
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

So, do only INTJ respond to this thread?

Campaigner Personality (ENFP, -A/-T) (Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling), which is kind of weird considering my 37 years of government-based service and technology.

What does the "-" mean in the -A/-T?

ETA: Maybe not so weird... I just asked another tech supervisor to take a look and his only comment was "figures... your team is always too damn flexible".

I'm not sure that was intended as a compliment.

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Do we have a link to this? I'm not familiar with it
https://www.16personalities.com/
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

I'm another INTJ. I'm not sure there's much to the system, but every time I take it, I come out the same, so perhaps. As for there being so many of us here, maybe it says something about us being the kind of person who posts on an internet forum.
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So, do only INTJ respond to this thread?
ENTJ responding here, that said my wife is an INTJ.
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Re: 16 Personality Types & Credibility

I'll buck the trend.

INFP.

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