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A Test To Know Yourself Better

Discussion in 'Spiritual and Mental Well Being' started by Kitsune, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Kitsune

    Kitsune Staff Member

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    One of the great things about the internet is availability. Years ago, this test may have only been available in paper format, and by a counselor or through studies. If it was even known about at all!

    There's a few fun ones out there in social media land. And some even come pretty close. But this one is widely known for it's accuracy, and is used by professionals as (just one) of the many tools to help someone better understand themselves. It's called the MBTI, or Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

    I have to say, it was shockingly accurate for me. Almost disturbing. :omg:

    The original version I took online was rather lengthy. This one is better on that, but still very good. And throws an extra assessment at the end with the -T and -A.

    Of course, accuracy relies on the test taker's brutally self-honest answers. Even at that, don't take it as the end all, be all. People, and yes, your MBTI, can change. But it might just give some insight into your personality, and hopefully some clarity that will help you out. :cooly:

    So, take a few minutes, have some fun, and share!

    https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
     
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    I really enjoy taking these personality tests! Have taken a bunch over the years, and, yes, a leopard can change a few of it's spots! :x3:

    This time I got the following results:

    Your personality type is:
    Commander (ENTJ-t)

    with Extraverted / Introverted at 59% / 41%
    Intuitive / Observant at 62% / 38%
    Thinking / Feeling at 60% / 40%
    Judging / Prospecting at 77% / 23%
    Assertive / Turbulent at 48% / 52%
     
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    I always get the INTJ on these tests: Introvert, intuitive, thinking and judging. Haha, Fossil is like a extrovert version of me, and Kitsune is a feeling version of me :D
     
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    This site/test gave a slightly different result, and this one (INTJ) is also one that I have gotten many times, over the years....so, we ain't so different Mebs !!

    Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test™
    http://www.humanmetrics.com/

    Your Type
    INTJ

    Introvert(16%) iNtuitive(44%) Thinking(34%) Judging(41%)
    • You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (16%)
    • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (44%)
    • You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (34%)
    • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (41%)

    INTJ
    Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

    To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

    INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

    INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be "slacking," including superiors, will lose their respect -- and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

    In the broadest terms, what INTJs "do" tends to be what they "know". Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

    Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

    This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete', paralleling that of many Fs -- only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

    Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.


    Functional Analysis Of The INTJ
    Based on Jung’s framework of cognitive functions
    Introverted iNtuition
    INTJs are idea people. Anything is possible; everything is negotiable. Whatever the outer circumstances, INTJs are ever perceiving inner pattern-forms and using real-world materials to operationalize them. Others may see what is and wonder why; INTJs see what might be and say "Why not?!" Paradoxes, antinomies, and other contradictory phenomena aptly express these intuitors' amusement at those whom they feel may be taking a particular view of reality too seriously. INTJs enjoy developing unique solutions to complex problems.

    Extraverted Thinking
    Thinking in this auxiliary role is a workhorse. Closure is the payoff for efforts expended. Evaluation begs diagnosis; product drives process. As they come to light, Thinking tends, protects, affirms and directs iNtuition's offspring, fully equipping them for fulfilling and useful lives. A faithful pedagogue, Thinking argues not so much on its own behalf, but in defense of its charges. And through this process these impressionable ideas take on the likeness of their master.

    Introverted Feeling
    Feeling has a modest inner room, two doors down from the Most Imminent iNtuition. It doesn't get out much, but lends its influence on behalf of causes which are Good and Worthy and Humane. We may catch a glimpse of it in the unspoken attitude of good will, or the gracious smile or nod. Some question the existence of Feeling in this type, yet its unseen balance to Thinking is a cardinal dimension in the full measure of the INTJ's soul.

    Extraverted Sensing
    Sensing serves with a good will, or not at all. As other inferior functions, it has only a rudimentary awareness of context, amount or degree. Thus INTJs sweat the details or, at times, omit them. "I've made up my mind, don't confuse me with the facts" could well have been said by an INTJ on a mission. Sensing's extraverted attitude is evident in this type's bent to savor sensations rather than to merely categorize them. Indiscretions of indulgence are likely an expression of the unconscious vengeance of the inferior.
     
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    Hahaha, I knew we were alike ;)

    I particularly love this part!!
     
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    Yeah, man, that whole "rundown" sliced me right down the damn middle.......like old Jung had known me since birth, AND could read my mind!!! :eek:


    I have just gotten better at the "social" stuff over the years, and definitely am much more outgoing/extroverted than in my youth......
     
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    Yeah, same here! I was extremely introverted when I was a teenager. I still see myself and refer to myself as introverted but other people look at me baffled and tell me I ain't. Not a big lover of the social stuff to be honest, as arrogant as it sounds, I just can't be bothered talking to people with nothing to say. Would prefer sit in silence around people like that or those really stupid awkward social formalities where you have to make conversation with someone that you have no interest in talking to and they have no interest in talking to you.
     
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    Haha I can relate to this, usually when I give up and become very obviously pissed is when I have to repeat the same uninteresting conversation with different people during the same party / social event. I find very often people are not at their ease with silence . On the other hand if one feels fine in silence it can become difficult to start a conversation or be involved in a discussion.
    Many introverted guys here, does that mean posting whores on forums are more likely to be or to have been introverted?
     
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    I think there is a minor correlation, actually.

    If introversion is the ability to be extroverted, but with a need for alone time to recharge or center oneself, then online is perfect. It allows a perfectly controllable balance. :)