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I am ENTJ, everytime I take the full, actual analysis, for many, many years. The mini and online ones are not sufficient to accurately assess your type.

Josh, everything is FLAWED.
 

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I don't have the attention span to sit there and answer nine million questions so I don't think my previous results have been accurate. I'm definitely an introvert and don't need a test to tell me that, but I'm not sure about the rest.
 

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A company I worked for years ago made all employees take this test (the long one) when it had a big surge in popularity around the late 90's.
Many companies use this as a tool to provide insight into communication styles and personality types. In my Industrial- Organizational Psychology classes, this was utilized extensively in business.

I took it for the first time as a teen in a personal growth class.

A friend of mine has a PhD in Geology, works for Scripps and was just at a conference where one presenter was going over how this tool could be used to aid scientists.
 

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A friend of mine has a PhD in Geology, works for Scripps and was just at a conference where one presenter was going over how this tool could be used to aid scientists.
How so? I'm curious...
 

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I'm an INFP, but I have a very strong E and S. My F and P are off the charts. I've only taken the full test, and have done it several times in the last 20 years.
 

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I took the full, written test some time ago during a seminar, and tested INTJ--"The Scientist." This puts me in a category with less than 3 percent of the population,
and also puts me in the "rational" temperament category--the least frequent in the population. Keirsey describes the NT group's primary objective as "Knowledge Seeking," and my particular type as "The Masterminds." (Ha!)

http://www.personalitypage.com/html/demographics.html

http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INTJ.html

I don't really pretend to understand the meaning of the test, nor the underlying Jungian psychology on which it is based.

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With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful
and usually are very quick to understand new ideas.However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. ... INTJs are driven to come to conclusions about ideas. Their need for closure and organization usually requires that they take some action.
So, how do we apply the Myers-Briggs concepts in a useful way? I am open to any ideas.
 

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Joe, I am INTJ too. INTJs are skeptical of the Meyers-Briggs, lol. You know what Bones says--"Psychology is a soft science."

Despite my undaunting skepticism about, well, everything, I tend to think this is comparatively a rather accurate tool....if you regard it as a tool to describe your personality. I don't think it reveals anything, just describes it.

I wish I had taken it when I was a teenager. It explains a lot of why and how I interact with others and see the world, and helps me understand others.

I am exactly INTJ and am in one of the professions described on the humanetrics site for that personality type.
 

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ESFJ, here.
 

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I wish I had taken it when I was a teenager. It explains a lot of why and how I interact with others and see the world, and helps me understand others.

I am exactly INTJ and am in one of the professions described on the humanetrics site for that personality type.
I felt the same way when I found the MBTI. It was nice having an explanation as to why I would start so many things and not finish any of them, a classic ENFP trait. I also learned that I was an extrovert, which surprised me as I thought I was an introvert up until taking the test.
 

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I don't remember what I am, besides the introvert part. Maybe I'll take it when I get home, if I could find it online.
 

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I'm INFJ and it does really sound like me, my sister took it and got ENFJ, i don't think she was honest when answering the questions, because she's not someone that cares about anyone else.
 

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I also learned that I was an extrovert, which surprised me as I thought I was an introvert up until taking the test.
Interesting.

I thought I was an extrovert because I am not at all shy. However, in reading further, I realize it just means where you get your energy and where your focus is. Extroverts want to be around groups of people when they need to blow off steam. Introverts need alone time.
 

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Some introverts can be very talkative about certain subjects, lol. I tend to clam up if I am not comfortable, so I thought i was an introvert, but apparently not.
 

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Joe, I am INTJ too.
Gee, I'm glad to "meet" you.


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INTJs are skeptical of the Meyers-Briggs, lol. You know what Bones says--"Psychology is a soft science."
With your Star Trek avatar, you had me a bit confused. "Bones"? When did Leonard McCoy/DeForest Kelley ever say that?

Then I realized you meant the Temperance Brennan/Emily Deschanel "Bones."


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Despite my undaunting skepticism about, well, everything, I tend to think this is comparatively a rather accurate tool....if you regard it as a tool to describe your personality. I don't think it reveals anything, just describes it.

I wish I had taken it when I was a teenager. It explains a lot of why and how I interact with others and see the world, and helps me understand others.

I am exactly INTJ and am in one of the professions described on the humanetrics site for that personality type.
Here is Keirsey's description of what he calls our "Mastermind" type.

http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/mastermind.asp

Please let me know what you think.
 

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I'm an INFJ and that's held steady since I took the full test at 16 and another a few years ago (28?). Actually taking it at 16 was useful in giving me a clearer view of how I interact with others and the world as a whole. It made me feel just a bit more normal. Well, normal in a freakish 1-3% of the population is like me sort of way
 
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