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    What's your MBTI type?

    The MBTI or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Despite its popularity, it has been widely regarded as pseudoscience by the scientific community. (from Wikipedia)

    The test attempts to assign a value to each of four categories: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. One letter from each category is taken to produce a four-letter test result, such as "INTJ" or "ESFP", etc.

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    This test is usually given to students/ teenagers to help them determine their career path. It's also sometimes given to employees/ workers during team-building activities or seminars, etc. - from Katie

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    So:
    1) What's your MBTI type and do you think the descriptions fit you?
    2) If you have a partner in life, what's your partner's type and do your types fit together? How about your ex/ exes? (If you don't know, you can guess their type)

    I'm curious to see the members' answers.

    Myers–Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia

    If you don't know your type, you can take the test at 16 personalities

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    Last edited by katie23; 11-03-2023 at 02:53 PM. Reason: Added test

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    As for me, I'm an INFP-A (A for assertive, the opposite is T, turbulent)

    INFP is "The Mediator". Description: sensitive, creative, idealistic, perceptive, caring, loyal. Value inner harmony and personal growth, focus on dreams and possibilities.

    Cons: may be too sensitive, stuck in their own world

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    Yep, I'm a mediator and I don't like conflict. And yes, I'm a Feeler vs Thinker. So I agree with my MBTI results.

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    If you want to make a guess (educated guess) about the personality type of another person (partner, family, friend, enemy, frenemy, etc) here's a vid on how to recognize the types. (The vlogger also makes comedy sketches based on the 16 personalities.)


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    Apparently I am an INFJ-T Advocate...

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    @Troy - cool. I have one or 2 close friends who I think are INFJs.

    INFJ, The Advocate

    Idealistic, organized, insightful, dependable, compassionate, gentle. Seek harmony and cooperation, enjoy intellectual stimulation.

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    Do you agree with those descriptions?

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    When you Google "MBTI personalities" there's this colored chart (with squares) that show the descriptions for each personality type. I can't upload it here. If someone could do that, you have my thanks. (TIA)

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    The problem is do we delude ourselves on the questionaire.
    My father use to quote a poem from Robbie Burns that from memory goes, "would the gods the gift to gi' us, to see ourselves as others see us."

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    Mine came out as ISFP - T

    "The Adventurer" Adventurers are flexible and charming, always ready to explore and experience something new.
    Strengths - Sensitive to Others, Imaginative, Passionate, Curious, Artistic
    Weaknesses - Fiercely Independent, Unpredictable, Easily Stressed, Overly Competitive, Fluctuating Self-Esteem

    I would agree with some of the characterisations and disagree with others.
    If that is 16 'Personalities' opinion of me based on the answers to a few questions who am I to disagree. It is an opinion. Other opinions are available

    It reminded me of a management course I had to take very early on in my career. We were placed under an increasing amount of pressure during the week
    culminating in the final late night assignment where each team member had to be publicly critiqued regarding their behaviour throughout the course.
    The object being somewhat similar to the OP in that it was to highlight our personality traits

    Everyone had to join in with their comment except the subject of that particular critique who had to remain silent throughout.
    One team walked out, checked out of the hotel and returned home never to my knowledge to speak to one another again.
    Two members of my team stood up almost nose to nose, almost coming to blows, discussing me.
    To paraphrase their comments one thought I was the best thing since sliced bread while the other thought I was a dark stain on humanity.
    I just sat there and laughed.

    Thanks for the memory Katie

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    I am apparently a Logistician ISTJ-A (Logisticians are practical and fact-minded individuals, whose reliability cannot be doubted.)

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    Thanks for all those who've answered. I'm curious as to the types of the members who are active "debaters" and see if they belong to the stereotype debater categories.

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    @Happy as Larry - some years ago, our company had this team-building seminar thingy wherein they hired external people to conduct/ facilitate the activity for us. The facilitators asked us to divide ourselves between introvert and extrovert. I think after the split, it was ~70% extrovert and ~30% introvert. When the extrovert group met on their side of the room, they were clapping, smiling, laughing, high-fiving each other.

    While on the introvert side, we just sat on our plastic chairs and smiled awkwardly at each other. I was new to the company, so didn't know a lot of ppl then. I was surprised to see that one of our big bosses was in the introvert group. During the "small group" discussions, I was surprised to know how down to earth he was - he became more "human" in my eyes. The other big boss was in the extrovert group and after a few years, I could really see that he was an extrovert - bigger voice, gestures, charisma, etc. Very different management styles.

    This thread brings back those memories. The extroverts in their corner were jumping & shouting, "Extrovert! Extrovert!". Good times.

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    I took the test but given my multiple personalities the answer was a multiple choice.
    I chose B: (glhi-h ) Aside your good looks and high intelligence incredibly humble

    I have to say. I was not very happy with some of the other choice, apparently the test is only partially correct.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @Troy - cool. I have one or 2 close friends who I think are INFJs.

    INFJ, The Advocate

    Idealistic, organized, insightful, dependable, compassionate, gentle. Seek harmony and cooperation, enjoy intellectual stimulation.

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    Do you agree with those descriptions?

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    I think many of my friends and colleagues would.

    My management style is from within. I own the problems as much as those who need to fix them. I try to get workers and managers to believe they came up with the solutions while I am just part of the furniture. I don't have a title, certainly not a managerial one, I don't need one. I just get paid the most...

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    Katie,

    I am ESTJ - A. Assertive Executive. An Executive (ESTJ) is someone with the Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging personality traits. They possess great fortitude, emphatically following their own sensible judgment. They often serve as a stabilizing force among others, able to offer solid direction amid adversity.


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    Defenders are very dedicated and warm protectors, always ready to defend their loved ones.

    Defender ISFJ-A

    Introverted, Observant, Feeling, Judging, Assertive, Loyal

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    Myers-Briggs is woefully overly complicated and almost impossible to use in real life.
    if you want something more usable try DISC, it's based on the same Jungian Theory.

    also only useful to a certain extent

    Appreciate Katies threw this out as an interest piece but my own private bugbear, after working in assessment for too long

    dont get me sarted on big 5 either, jesus
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    ^^

    Mine came out ISFJ-A - Defender also.

    A Defender (ISFJ) is someone with the Introverted, Observant, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. These people tend to be warm and unassuming in their own steady way. They’re efficient and responsible, giving careful attention to practical details in their daily lives.

    The only thing I would disagree with in the summary, is that a Defender is reluctant to change. Me? Nah. I like change.

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    @reinvented - yeah, it's just for fun and for curiosity. I'm not here to debate on the effectiveness of Myers-Briggs or the 16 personalities test as assessment tools. It's just that MBTI is commonly used in schools and by HR people.

    I just think it would be interesting to know the members' types. If/ when there are more answers, then I'll make a list of how many are intro- vs extraverts, how many of each type, etc.

    This is not for a research project or work. I come to TD for fun/ banter. If it feels too technical (assessment, metrics, prior informed consent, etc) - then that's work and not fun anymore. Also, I'm not getting paid for this. Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @reinvented - yeah, it's just for fun and for curiosity. I'm not here to debate on the effectiveness of Myers-Briggs or the 16 personalities test as assessment tools. It's just that MBTI is commonly used in schools and by HR people.

    I just think it would be interesting to know the members' types. If/ when there are more answers, then I'll make a list of how many are intro- vs extraverts, how many of each type, etc.




    This is not for a research project or work. I come to TD for fun/ banter. If it feels too technical (assessment, metrics, prior informed consent, etc) - then that's work and not fun anymore. Also, I'm not getting paid for this. Heh.


    yep Katie, bloody teachers and HR causing problems again

    HR use it cos its free

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    @ Katie. During the course of my career in management I had taken numerous tests like the one you linked as part of management training. The intent was to take the info in hopes of gaining an insight on how we behave. They are just tests. I took this one for fun.

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    ENFP, Campaigner,
    nd gA Campaigner (ENFP) is someone with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits. These people tend to embrace big ideas and actions that reflect their sense of hope and goodwill toward others. Their vibrant energy can flow in many directions. So going all directions at the same time

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    Myers Bridge was debunked years ago. It's nothing but corporate mumbo jumbo designed to extract wads of cash from executive idiots.

    Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless - Vox

    Myers-Briggs Test Has Been Debunked Time and Again. Why Do Indian Companies Use It Still? | The Swaddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Myers Bridge was debunked years ago. It's nothing but corporate mumbo jumbo
    Honestly they are all corporate mumbo jumbo in my opinion. Consultants have made millions and millions convincing medium to large companies they need the tool to develop their leadership core. I have taken so many of these in varying formats I can't remember but unfortunately you can't pass on attending the "Work Shop" haha.

    Thanks for the post Katie, all in good fun. I laughed when I saw my results. . I think after all my years I know what type of executive I am. You don't get there without knowing..

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    As the saying goes: "a consultant is someone who is there to look at your watch and tell you what time it is".

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    Thanks to those who participated and wrote their types. As I've said before, I'm not here to debate on the pros & cons of the Myers-Briggs personality typing. This thread is in the lounge and it's just for fun.

    @stumpy - yeah, whether you're a pleb, mid-level or high executive, if you're required by HR to do those workshops/ team-building activities, then you do them. As I've said previously, I (as a newbie) was once grouped with one of the big bosses - even he couldn't escape from the dictates of HR. (and that's why HR gets outsiders/ consultants to do these workshops so that the bigwigs can't moan. Lol.)

    Also, I'm not surprised that @harry is against the test. He has his reasons, it is what it is, everyone has free will.

    Peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    HR use it cos its free
    and generally they can deflect and hide behind the result when a worker doesn't pan out. Its like all these management theories written but academics who've never done a days work in anger

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