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INTJ again

Just took this free Online Myer-Brigg personality type test and I came out as INTJ again. I fiddled with some of the questions that could go either way but …still INTJ. Here are the results:

Your Type is INTJ
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
78 75 12 33

INTJ type description by D.Keirsey
INTJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
You are:

  • very expressed introvert
  • distinctively expressed intuitive personality
  • slightly expressed thinking personality
  • moderately expressed judging personality

It seems to think that I don’t think! I assure you that I *do* think :-). Really!

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  1. April 19, 2009 at 02:35

    Greetings Steven,

    “Thinking” in Jungian terms doesn’t mean “thinking” in common terms. Of course you “think”. We all do — we just have different intellectual styles. But “Thinking” in this context refers to your making decisions according to logical, impersonal criteria (either objective or subjective) as opposed to personal or group values (which is “Feeling”).

    Those on the cutting edge of this field are getting most leery of the “strength of expression” approach inherent in MBTI results. It’s pretty misleading at the end of the day. All it reflects is your contextual self at the moment. Much more useful is an in-depth look at what order the cognitive processes have in your personality and what archetypical roles they play. Even more useful is going through an analysis of your “best-fit” temperament and interaction style first.

    I was mistyped consistently by the MBTI for decades as an INTJ. On occasion (recently) I’ve been mistyped as INTP or INFP. Having gone through a much more complete program of guided self-assessment, I’ve learned that I’m none of these. I’m an ENFP who (in reaction to both encouragement and to stress) happens to have developed a lot of skills more “natural” to INTJs and such. But my predominant temperament, interaction style and cognitive processes are those that define an ENFP. Likewise the eight processes fill the archetypical roles one would expect in an ENFP. And no INTJ ever had the ENFP “silly switch” that lurks below my surface (crocodile-like), ready to trap the unwary.

    Best wishes,
    John Wheeler

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