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The Myers-Briggs test

  1. Dec 22, 2008 #1

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    http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

    I have taken this a few times over the years and scored alternately as INTJ and INFJ.

    We had a thread on this before and most people on PF (IIRC) scored as INTJs.

    What do you think about this test? Is it informative? Garbage? I haven't quite made up my mind because I think in some ways it reflects my preferences, but I could also see myself in any of the descriptions of these personality types (like with zodiac signs) depending on my mood.
     
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  3. Dec 23, 2008 #2

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    I thought it was fairly accurate. I've been both INTJ, ENTJ. I was given this test as part of my job years ago, we also had to take a test on personality types called DISC, I don't think you can take the actual test online for free though. I've seem some "similar" DISC tests. I was a high I, with S secondary, then C, D. By the time I was adminitered the test the secong time a few years later (at work), I had a much higher D rating.

    I think DISC is excellent.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 #3

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    I've never heard of DISC. I am going to look that up.

    Is the C part for clumsiness? :biggrin:
     
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  5. Dec 23, 2008 #4

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    INTJ.

    very expressed introvert

    moderately expressed intuitive personality

    distinctively expressed thinking personality

    slightly expressed judging personality
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 #5

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    No one seems introverted on the internet.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 #6

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    I did one of these once, I was being hired at a consultancy.
    Their recruitment policy was Ivy league PhD in Maths/Physics and 10years experience - they then did an MB test to see if you had the right personality for working in a technical role!

    "Yes professor we like your anti-gravity machine but our test shows you are intuitive rather than reasoning so you aren't really suitable for science."
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 #7

    I am.:uhh: Then again maybe not.:biggrin:
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 #8
    ENTJ, I remember the last time I took this on PF, I got a different result...
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 #9

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    Geez, I want to laugh, but that is just really sad. I've met some pretty wacky HR people so I believe it.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2008 #10

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    My results are a bit slewed, i would answer some questions differently if i had some interesting people to talk to.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2008 #11
    INTP here. I doubted the MBTI at first but every test I've taken has yielded consistent results and the profiles do match my personality very well. The best test I've taken is the ddli:

    http://www.ling.rochester.edu/~duniho/ddli/ [Broken]
     
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  13. Dec 23, 2008 #12
    I am an entj and my wife is a esfj. Seems to be fairly accurate. Interesting profile analysis. My wife is an angel and I am a bossy prick. lol
     
  14. Dec 23, 2008 #13

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    INFP, though I've taken this test and been an ENFP.

    I find it a useful test. I used to work at a place that gave this test to everyone, and it helped me recognize the sometimes a person isn't being a jackass just to be a jackass, but rather, their behavior is just due to their temperment.
     
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    is everyone on the internet a jackass? or is their behaviour due to their impairment?
     
  16. Dec 24, 2008 #15
    Your Type is
    ENFP
    You are:
    moderately expressed extravert
    distinctively expressed intuitive personality
    moderately expressed feeling personality
    slightly expressed perceiving personality
    Essentially the exact opposite of how I scored last time I took this test. The questions that time were more oriented to work than to socializing however.

    In my work everything is done by the books, carefully, planned out. I don't want to be bothered, and I certainly do not wish to waste my time thinking about "what ifs" when I'm still working on one part of it.

    On the other hand, in my social life, I enjoy thinking about all possible situations that could result from every action, and spontaneous ideas are fun.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2010 #16

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    My wife is taking a behavioral psychology class in which this particular site was mentioned in a discussion with a few classmates. I figured I'd see if there was a thread on PF about it (as I do with just about anything that's caught my interest).

    I took the test twice - the first time through, I took the test alone and answered each question as honestly as I could. The second time through, I had my better half answer the questions for me. She agreed with all but three of my responses, and I found her explanations to be much more convincing than my own, so I changed them. :biggrin:

    The final results:

    -INTJ-

    Strength of preference percent:

    Introverted: 67 (The 3 questions I changed brought this figure up from what was previously a 50)
    Intuitive: 62
    Thinking: 88
    Judging: 78

    I did have issues with a few of the questions/situations/statements, the main one being:

    "You are consistent in your habits." Yes/No?

    :confused: Isn't consistency required to satisfy the very definition of the word "habit?"

    Aside from a bit of ambiguity, I feel like the test is fairly accurate in representing my responses/choices in the situations presented. The site also provided links to other sites, such as http://typelogic.com/" [Broken] one, that seemed to confirm the claims made about "my" personality type. Interesting stuff!
     
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  18. Jul 1, 2010 #17
    Your Type is
    INTJ
    Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
    Strength of the preferences %
    100 12 50 44


    I believe it is accurate : http://typelogic.com/intj.html

    I have been in many small troubles at work particularly because of this and I had been wondering why for a long time now
     
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  19. Jul 1, 2010 #18
    Oh, this test.

    I always end up moderate INT and then borderline P/J. Seems as reasonably accurate as such a test can be.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2010 #19
    INTP. When reading the results, I feel like I'm reading a horoscope. How specific ARE these 'results' as opposed to what an astrologer might tell me?
     
  21. Jul 1, 2010 #20
    I don't know how good this specific test is, but the MB test is generally considered one of the more reliable tests.

    Your Type is
    INTJ
    Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
    Strength of the preferences %
    22 88 38 1

    Qualitative analysis of your type formula

    You are:

    * slightly expressed introvert
    * very expressed intuitive personality
    * moderately expressed thinking personality
    * slightly expressed judging personality


    Heh. Roughly what I usually get. Some parts of the description of the personality was spot-on (wanting people to make sense, knowing what I know and don't know, capable of affection but people being turned off by my aura of confidence), others were a bit off (I'm not much of a perfectionist). Some of the INTP descriptions were more accurate (though I felt they were more off in general than the INTJ ones)
     
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  22. Jul 1, 2010 #21
    Very odd. Either I do not know myself very well, or this test does not judge me very well. I just took three online tests for a rough estimate, and my results were:

    ISFP -- http://kisa.ca/personality/
    INTP -- http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
    ISTP (ENFJ or ISTP supplementary) -- http://www.4np.net/ddli/ [Broken]

    I tend to give the 3rd test more weight, as it appeared the most comprehensive. But, apparently I'm some sort of artist, thinker, mechanic, giver hybrid. Maybe I'm insane. :rofl:
     
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  23. Jul 1, 2010 #22

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    My test indicated me as ENTP and after reading the details and comparing with other types I must say I was surprised how accurate it was. To the extend that people really feel that they "fit" a type I think it can be a good tool to use at work places as a reminder that people may think and be driven by different "goal", and that your own preferences may not be shared by everyone in a group. Introverts can usually get a lot more "respect" from extroverts at meeting and similar if the extroverts are aware of that not everyone works best by saying things out loud right away.
     
  24. Jul 1, 2010 #23

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    ENTJ

    Oooh. I'm a http://keirsey.com/handler.aspx?s=keirsey&f=fourtemps&tab=5&c=fieldmarshal" [Broken]! :cool: Now where's my Napoleon hat?
     
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  25. Jul 1, 2010 #24

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    Wow, you're an extremely rare persons. INFJ's make up the smallest portion of the population, followed by INTJ's. Except it actually varies by gender. INFJ men are the rarest of all, followed by INTJ women, INFJ women, and INTJ men. (Oops, put my F in the worng place.)

    I'm an INTJ. The INT part is solid, but I'm more borderline between the J and P, as I've also scored INTP a few times as well.
     
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  26. Jul 1, 2010 #25

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    The INT part seems really common among scientists. Every time I've done one of these things in a group of scientists, the only thing that ever seems to vary much is that last letter. But, then again, scientists are fairly rare among the general population too, just not the PF population.
     
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