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

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@jayebaby:  Hahah oh it can be a good “descriptor”…because you answer all those questions and it says a bit back about what those answers are in summary form.  Where it fails is at predicting…it can say stuff about the present (what you like, what your interests are) but is terrible at looking to the future (i.e., job performance).

I’m an experimental psych PhD and the Meyers-Brigg is one of those tests that many psychologists hate because it doesn’t do much more than provide a giggle, it really can’t be used to help people or employers because it lacks predictive validity.  It’s sort of a fun quiz, much like those found in Cosmo lol, but I wouldn’t want anyone basing real-life decisions (like hiring or promotion) based on it (which sadly some companies do, despite lots of evidence that that is a bad approach)

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@bearlove:  We studied this in psychology in college. At the time, several Professors were testing blood type against personality and job performance predictors. I’m sure they are still working on it, but they had been very successful at the time (4 years ago). Blood type, though, really?

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m ESTJ. I think it’s a pretty good representation of me. I’m super organized and hard working. I’m curious what DH is now.

I’ve taken this test a lot and I either get ENTJ or ESTJ.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@aliavenue:  whaaaaaaaaaaat?  I know some researchers in Japan once tried this but it was sort of a huge failure.  Your blood type can’t predict that (unless they were doing genotyping, but that is usually with saliva samples).  Crazy world!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

I also got INFJ.  Misskarianne already posted the description, so I won’t. It was correct though. The only thing that I thought wasn’t me was that it said I am very careful to not hurt someones feelings when I give my opinion, and that tends to not be true. I am a very sincere person and tend to not sugarcoat things. l try not to be rude, but to some people I might come off as that. I haven’t had someone call me out on it other than my sisters. Maybe im just like that with them. I’m working on it. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@bearlove:  That’s where they had started their research. I helped them a bit because I thought it was crazy cool. They had come very close creating a statistical correlation between blood type and certain job performance indicators and were working on personality indicators in some way. Unfortunately, I was an undergrad and not very involved and it was also their personal, not really supposed to work on the clock, project.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I took the test that expanded on this one called the Keirsey Temperament test and I got rational fieldmarshal, but I actually tied between 4 personality types. These things never describe me very well…

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m ISTJ, which from previous tests I’ve taken, is quite different!  But I think it’s a close representation of me!

You are:

  • distinctively expressed introvert
  • moderately expressed sensing personality
  • slightly expressed thinking personality
  • moderately expressed judging personality

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It said I was INFP, which is a healer personality… and in some ways it’s true… but in some ways not as much.

I’ve taken other personality tests that were more accurate all the way around.

This bit about the INFP personality seems to fit better: http://www.personalitypage.com/INFP.html

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Haha! Fiance just took it and got the same result as me. Hehe

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am an ENFJ which is spot on!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thank you for sharing this- I took this test many years ago and forgot where I was placed and today I am ISFP- this discription could not pint point me better- nice to know I’m not crazy, but totally intune with myself 🙂

 

ISFP

 Composers   They climb the mountain because it is there.

The Artist

As an ISFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in via your five sense in a literal, concrete fashion.

ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they’re living their lives in accordance with what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. They’re likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.

ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.

ISFPs have a strong affinity for aesthetics and beauty. They’re likely to be animal lovers, and to have a true appreciation for the beauties of nature. They’re original and independent, and need to have personal space. They value people who take the time to understand the ISFP, and who support the ISFP in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way. People who don’t know them well may see their unique way of life as a sign of carefree light-heartedness, but the ISFP actually takes life very seriously, constantly gathering specific information and shifting it through their value systems, in search for clarification and underlying meaning.

ISFPs are action-oriented individuals. They are “doers”, and are usually uncomfortable with theorizing concepts and ideas, unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a “hands-on” environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws.

ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others.

ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.

ISFPs have no desire to lead or control others, just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others. They need space and time alone to evaluate the circumstances of their life against their value system, and are likely to respect other people’s needs for the same.

The ISFP is likely to not give themself enough credit for the things which they do extremely well. Their strong value systems can lead them to be intensely perfectionist, and cause them to judge themselves with unneccesary harshness.

The ISFP has many special gifts for the world, especially in the areas of creating artistic sensation, and selflessly serving others. Life is not likely to be extremely easy for the ISFP, because they take life so seriously, but they have the tools to make their lives and the lives of those close to them richly rewarding experiences.


Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

INFJ

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Apparently I’m an ISFJ. Feel like it kind of fits, kind of doesn’t. But it’s cool, apparently Jane Fonda is in my circle.

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