(Closed) The Myers-Briggs test! Do it!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got INFJ, and oddly enough, it IS really true!  It said this – sorry for pasting the whole thing, it would have ended up pretty long if I just listed things anyway.

Counselorshave an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others, and find great personal fulfillment interacting with people, nurturing their personal development, guiding them to realize their human potential. Although they are happy working at jobs (such as writing) that require solitude and close attention, Counselors do quite well with individuals or groups of people, provided that the personal interactions are not superficial, and that they find some quiet, private time every now and then to recharge their batteries. Counselors are both kind and positive in their handling of others; they are great listeners and seem naturally interested in helping people with their personal problems. Not usually visible leaders, Counselors prefer to work intensely with those close to them, especially on a one-to-one basis, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes.

Counselors are scarce, little more than three percent of the population, and can be hard to get to know, since they tend not to share their innermost thoughts or their powerful emotional reactions except with their loved ones. They are highly private people, with an unusually rich, complicated inner life. Friends or colleagues who have known them for years may find sides emerging which come as a surprise. Not that Counselors are flighty or scattered; they value their integrity a great deal, but they have mysterious, intricately woven personalities which sometimes puzzle even them.

Communication tip for INFJ employee with a Rational boss –> Counselors tend to work effectively in organizations. They value staff harmony and make every effort to help an organization run smoothly and pleasantly. They understand and use human systems creatively, and are good at consulting and cooperating with others. As employees or employers, Counselors are concerned with people’s feelings and are able to act as a barometer of the feelings within the organization.

Blessed with vivid imaginations, Counselors are often seen as the most poetical of all the types, and in fact they use a lot of poetic imagery in their everyday language. Their great talent for language-both written and spoken-is usually directed toward communicating with people in a personalized way. Counselors are highly intuitive and can recognize another’s emotions or intentions – good or evil – even before that person is aware of them. Counselors themselves can seldom tell how they came to read others’ feelings so keenly. This extreme sensitivity to others could very well be the basis of the Counselor’s remarkable ability to experience a whole array of psychic phenomena

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve taken this test before & I am an INTJ, which I think is accurate. INTJs’ strengths are in their reasoning and analytical skills, but they are often perceived as rigid or lacking compassion (due to a tendancy to communicate reason rather than affection & emotions).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

ENTJ:

  • moderately expressed extravert

 

  • distinctively expressed intuitive personality

 

  • slightly expressed thinking personality

 

  • moderately expressed judging personality

WTH does that mean? Seriously?

Edit: I continued reading their explanations and it seems pretty accurate. Apparently, I plan things and people follow – Do something. Tongue Out

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m INFJ and I think it’s pretty accurate

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Here’s an INFJ description from Wikipedia :

INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding themselves and others. Using their intuitive skills, they develop a clear and confident vision, which they then set out to execute, aiming to better the lives of others. Like their INTJ counterparts, INFJs regard problems as opportunities to design and implement creative solutions.

INFJs are quiet, private individuals who prefer to exercise their influence behind the scenes. Although very independent, INFJs are intensely interested in the well-being of others. INFJs prefer one-on-one relationships to large groups. Sensitive and complex, they are adept at understanding complicated issues and driven to resolve differences in a cooperative and creative manner.

INFJs have a rich, vivid inner life, which they may be reluctant to share with those around them. Nevertheless, they are congenial in their interactions, and perceptive of the emotions of others. Generally well-liked by their peers, they may often be considered close friends and confidants by most other types. However, they are guarded in expressing their own feelings, especially to new people, and so tend to establish close relationships slowly. INFJs tend to be easily hurt, though they may not reveal this except to their closest companions. INFJs may “silently withdraw as a way of setting limits”, rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset.

INFJs tend to be sensitive, quiet leaders with a great depth of personality. They are intricately and deeply woven, mysterious, and highly complex, sometimes puzzling even to themselves. They have an orderly view toward the world, but are internally arranged in a complex way that only they can understand. Abstract in communicating, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. With a natural affinity for art, INFJs tend to be creative and easily inspired. Yet they may also do well in the sciences, aided by their intuition

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m an ISFJ.  ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their “need to be needed.”  They are quick to be there when a friend is in need.  They avoid confrontation.  They are notoriously bad at delegating.  

I’d say it definitely fits me to a T!  

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve taken this same test a few times, even through work.  I’m an ENFJ and it’s always the same result.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ohhhh Myers-Brigg.

It is one of the most widely used tests, especially for career counseling. It is also of shockingly low value.  It has terrible predictive validity, and sadly low reliability.  Lots of employers use it to see how well you’ll perform at a specific job–which is bad since it can’t predict that, was not intended to predict that, and it’s own manual specifically says not to use it for that purpose because it won’t work.  As a mild tool of personal amusement it is fine lol (I guess it beats a horoscope? You say what you like/dislike and it reports back…what you like and dislike doing)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@bearlove:  I think personality tests in general are poor tools for employers to use. I think the only thing it indicates is how good you are at reading the purpose of the test & answering appropriately. Chain restaurants are really the worst- their “personality test” is effectively to prove how docile an employee you are and it’s obvious that that’s what they’re doing when you take the test.

ETA: I agree that the Meyers-Briggs is a great tool for personal amusement ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

HOLLER to the ENFJs! I had to take this during a conference for my sorority in college. It was pretty spot on, but the older I get, the more introverted I get. So I really think that in a few years I’ll probably be teetering on the INFJ line…

ENFJ

Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

Click here for a detailed description of ENFJ.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@LizLemon:  Holla back!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m ESFJ it is very accurate!

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