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(Washington Post)   If your Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ, that means you're introverted, intuitive, thinking, and will probably judge this article to be full of shiat   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 178
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2012-12-16 05:19:42 AM  
Um, 5 pages! Do you really expect the average farker to read that? And what does it have to with INTJ?

/INTP here
 
2012-12-16 05:20:21 AM  
Have to do *
 
2012-12-16 05:33:23 AM  
INTJ, and I don't need to read the article to know it's a piece of shiat.

Meyers Briggs crapola is crapola.
 
2012-12-16 05:43:17 AM  
I disagree, I found it to be spot on not only for me, but for my friends and loved ones I tested.
 
2012-12-16 05:59:38 AM  
It's not the 'gold standard of personality tests.' It's a bunch of Freudian horseshiat that the entire psychological community has discredited.
 
2012-12-16 06:22:05 AM  
Has the psychological community replaced Myers Briggs with anything else?
 
2012-12-16 06:27:59 AM  

giftedmadness: Has the psychological community replaced Myers Briggs with anything else?


Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

Note the terms comprehensive data driven and empirical.
 
2012-12-16 06:38:02 AM  

Tigger: Yes.

Two farking decades ago.


I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...
 
2012-12-16 06:45:14 AM  

dbirchall: Tigger: Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...


I'm sure she won't. They never do. It's strength is it's bullshiat appeal not its empirical accuracy.
 
2012-12-16 07:25:18 AM  

Tigger: giftedmadness: Has the psychological community replaced Myers Briggs with anything else?

Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

Note the terms comprehensive data driven and empirical.


So people are rated based on their percentile on the 5 traits? I think it's a little easier to put people into 16 categories than in infinite categories. After taking this new Big Five test, how do you know anything about yourself? Who decodes it?
 
2012-12-16 07:39:42 AM  

giftedmadness: So people are rated based on their percentile on the 5 traits? I think it's a little easier to put people into 16 categories than in infinite categories. After taking this new Big Five test, how do you know anything about yourself? Who decodes it?


Myers-Briggs is also % based. I'm INTJ but I'm only like 3% J. I've always seen it as astrology with a sprinkling of science added for flavor, but I will say the writeups on my 'type' do hit a few nails right on the head. I also had a coworker who was really into this stuff, and she was able to guess what I tested at just having worked with me for a little white.
 
2012-12-16 07:40:18 AM  
while*
 
2012-12-16 07:57:46 AM  
ENTJ, about two decades ago. Pro'ly still the same.
 
2012-12-16 08:47:29 AM  
I'm INTJ, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

No, just kidding, I think they're full of shiat.
 
2012-12-16 08:50:30 AM  
INTP Personality is Best Personality
 
2012-12-16 08:51:19 AM  
INTJ, and you all are full of shiat.
 
2012-12-16 08:52:45 AM  
Where does UFIA fall?
 
2012-12-16 08:53:53 AM  

bikkurikun: INTP Personality is Best Personality


That's what mine was as well. Though I have no idea what it means.
 
2012-12-16 08:55:36 AM  
I took it twice. First time, I was INTP. Second time, I was ENTJ. And I was actually trying both times. I apparently straddle two different traits, which makes this test useless for me. I'm sure many other people fall into this category, which makes me think this test is BS.
 
2012-12-16 08:56:03 AM  
www.bouldertherapist.com

/INTJ
//Pretty accurate for me, as far as I can tell
 
2012-12-16 08:59:52 AM  

Tigger: It's not the 'gold standard of personality tests.' It's a bunch of Freudian Jungian horseshiat that the entire psychological community has discredited.


FTFY
 
2012-12-16 09:00:36 AM  
The notion that all people can be sorted into just 16 types by the Myers-Briggs test is just as reasonable, logical, and well-supported as the notion that we can all be sorted into 12 types by our zodiac signs.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.
 
2012-12-16 09:04:00 AM  

FloydA: The notion that all people can be sorted into just 16 types by the Myers-Briggs test is just as reasonable, logical, and well-supported as the notion that we can all be sorted into 12 types by our zodiac signs.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.


I have a vague memory of once seeing an article titled
"Meyers-Briggs and Other Astrologies" but I can't remember where.

I always wanted to cross Myers lemons with Briggs lemons and invent a fruit with 16 possible flavor profiles.
 
2012-12-16 09:04:49 AM  
May as well use a mood ring.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-16 09:05:55 AM  

zackthebass: [www.bouldertherapist.com image 850x671]

/INTJ
//Pretty accurate for me, as far as I can tell


I am INTJ and I approve of this message. Spot on and Pretty Damn funny.
 
2012-12-16 09:06:27 AM  
MBTI is fascinating and worthwhile.. I used it as a framework for better planting my own two feet.

In before... haters?

Of course, the author of the article HAD to go and invoke some kind of negative connotation. With no skepticism, it might be a dull article, have to introduce conflict. "Oh, it's a cash cow." "Oh, some people have a cult-like devotion." Well, go check it out next time you're at the library, or don't. It's good stuff.
 
2012-12-16 09:06:35 AM  

FloydA: The notion that all people can be sorted into just 16 types by the Myers-Briggs test is just as reasonable, logical, and well-supported as the notion that we can all be sorted into 12 types by our zodiac signs.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.


Pffft! Typical Gemini
 
2012-12-16 09:07:04 AM  
Yah, what crapola. I never hung with the MBTI crowd. And whenever I was asked what my type was (job interviews included, fark that!), I'd tell them I'm an ESPN cuz I like to watch sports on TV. It was fun to watch them try to decipher it, and then the light go on over their pointy little heads.
 
2012-12-16 09:10:01 AM  

WyDave:

I have a vague memory of once seeing an article titled
"Meyers-Briggs and Other Astrologies" but I can't remember where.



Theology Today October 1992 49: 291-295, by Thomas Long. Pretty good article (and you've got a good memory, recalling 20 year old articles in obscure academic journals!)
 
2012-12-16 09:10:46 AM  

FloydA: WyDave:

I have a vague memory of once seeing an article titled
"Meyers-Briggs and Other Astrologies" but I can't remember where.



Theology Today October 1992 49: 291-295, by Thomas Long. Pretty good article (and you've got a good memory, recalling 20 year old articles in obscure academic journals!)


Just the name stuck with me.
 
2012-12-16 09:11:15 AM  
I've taken the test. It's just bullshiat designed so psychologists can tell themselves they understand how people think.
 
2012-12-16 09:11:51 AM  
Like horoscopes and zodiac signs, if you try you can fit yourself into just about any one of them.
 
2012-12-16 09:11:56 AM  

dbirchall: Tigger: Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...


Why would somebody brag about being INTJ?
 
2012-12-16 09:12:25 AM  
Myers-Briggs is very useful in getting me the job I want. I just study the job requirements and answer this silly test accordingly.

/and slightly alter my name to make the numerologists happy
//and don't disclose (or alter) age, gender, and race to throw off the affirmative action idiots
///finding out the team that the boss likes would have me buying a little team pin down at the local truck-stop
////no need to manipulate, just let others do it to themselves
 
2012-12-16 09:14:14 AM  
ENFP

There aren't many of us around Fark

I've been ENFP every time I've taken the test over 20 years.
 
2012-12-16 09:16:51 AM  

Alleyoop: Myers-Briggs is very useful in getting me the job I want. I just study the job requirements and answer this silly test accordingly.

/and slightly alter my name to make the numerologists happy
//and don't disclose (or alter) age, gender, and race to throw off the affirmative action idiots
///finding out the team that the boss likes would have me buying a little team pin down at the local truck-stop
////no need to manipulate, just let others do it to themselves


Well, you're certainly cut out for a particular kind of work. The problem is that you're going to end up unhappy wherever you go, because you're not finding job that fits you, you're contorting yourself to get a job.

What are you doing with yourself these days, Mr. Romney?
 
2012-12-16 09:19:24 AM  

XveryYpettyZ: dbirchall: Tigger: Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...

Why would somebody brag about being INTJ?


I recall a TF Discussion thread where subby asked people to take the test (well, I recall many such threads). Around 50% of the posters in the thread scored as INTJ, which is supposedly 1-4% of the population. lulz
 
2012-12-16 09:22:45 AM  
INTJ here as well. Granted it is mostly Jungian nonsense that requires a test-taker to self report his or her personality traits, which in itself is suspect given how little self-awareness most people have. We recently all took this test as a 'team building' exercise, I was the only one with my particular combination of letters on the team. Awesome.
 
2012-12-16 09:22:46 AM  

Mjeck: FloydA: The notion that all people can be sorted into just 16 types by the Myers-Briggs test is just as reasonable, logical, and well-supported as the notion that we can all be sorted into 12 types by our zodiac signs.

/Typological thinking is an acquired mental illness.

Pffft! Typical Gemini



I am not a Gemini; I've never had two guys inside me at once.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-16 09:22:51 AM  
i.imgur.com

Gave Big 5 a shot, lined up well enough with any of the other personality tests I've taken (thumb expands; image was pretty huge for the thread)
 
2012-12-16 09:22:55 AM  

FuturePastNow: XveryYpettyZ: dbirchall: Tigger: Yes.

Two farking decades ago.

I'm not holding out any hope that a friend who's always talking about how she's INTJ (so shut up, already, if you're an introvert!) will switch...

Why would somebody brag about being INTJ?

I recall a TF Discussion thread where subby asked people to take the test (well, I recall many such threads). Around 50% of the posters in the thread scored as INTJ, which is supposedly 1-4% of the population. lulz


I am INTJ-- and have been since high school. I just had this discussion with my boss and retook the test. Same set of buckets. Why would anyone brag about it, though?
 
2012-12-16 09:23:49 AM  

Alleyoop: ...
//and don't disclose (or alter) age, gender, and race to throw off the affirmative action idiots


Thing that always tweaks me on this is that if you don't answer the EOE questions, the interviewer is obligated to fill them in for you by making a best guess. Beyond the fact that at the end of an application, you assert to the employer that you've answered all the questions truthfully, I've wondered if there's a penalty for deliberately answering the questions wrong. I doubt it, but can't find a citation to that effect. The main reason I doubt it is that I can't imagine there's a (current) legal definition for "white", "african american" or "asian" anywhere in the United States.
 
2012-12-16 09:26:45 AM  
INFJ - Steven Wright is my comic hero.

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

Link
 
2012-12-16 09:28:16 AM  
INFJ here! And I think the tests have some real practical application ... definitely interesting to apply to dating or close relationships
 
2012-12-16 09:28:35 AM  
Meyers Briggs, is that nonsense still around? What am I saying, of course it is as there is an entire industry of 90-IQ human resources dolts who make money off of peddling this pseudo science.
 
2012-12-16 09:30:04 AM  
INTJ, and I want a better exemplar on the infographic.
 
2012-12-16 09:30:48 AM  
I think 85% of Farkers are INTJ.

all numbers pulled directly from my ass
 
2012-12-16 09:32:45 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I think 85% of Farkers are INTJ.

all numbers pulled directly from my ass


I'm sure there are a lot ENFP's on Fark, so much so that... oops, gym, 26 minutes.
 
2012-12-16 09:34:12 AM  
I've never taken this test.

/KCMO
 
2012-12-16 09:35:18 AM  
If Cybill took the test would she hit all 16 combinations?

16x16 could be a lifetime of work.
 
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