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"16 Personalities" test

 
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Sarah Koster asked a great question in her topic What's Your Mind Like? and I didn't want to spam her thread, but it reminded me of this test. Actually, I learned about it on Tinder ;) when someone had this "code" for her personality type and I didn't know what it means, so she told me about this test. And I love tests, questionnaires and all that stuff... so I can procrastinate happily (instead of writing a report like I should right now).
Here is the website:
https://www.16personalities.com
the test is free and I'm curious about your results! It has quite a lot of research behind it, so I think it's trustworthy.

Funny thing - when I took this test for the first time and we compared our results with the person who told me about it, we found out that we wouldn't be a good match... so maybe this discouraged us from meeting ;) but I liked that she was so introspective.
So my first result, almost two years ago, was:

Personality type: “The Advocate” (INFJ-A)
Individual traits: Introverted – 56%, Intuitive – 80%, Feeling – 53%, Judging – 58%, Assertive – 51%
Role: Diplomat
Strategy: Confident Individualism

And when I took it today, my result is:

Type “The Advocate” (INFJ-T)
Traits: Introverted – 57%, Intuitive – 62%, Feeling – 68%, Judging – 53%, Turbulent – 51%
Role: Diplomat
Strategy: Constant Improvement


So I'm still The Advocate, but a little different now... funny that I'm so much less intuitive! Not sure what to think about it... ;)
 
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Neat.

I love doing a Myers Brigg test every few years.

As expected, I scored right down the middle except for introvert/extrovert where I was 97% introvert.   Since we have to fall one side or the other, I ended up being an INFP this time.  
 
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r ranson wrote:As expected, I scored right down the middle except for introvert/extrovert where I was 97% introvert.



Wow, that's quite extreme introvert! People often think that I'm more introverted than I really am, because I don't like city life and I'm fine on my own... but I do like being around people, including extremely social environments, such as theatre and some other artistic circles. I just don't like being social just for the sake of it. When I did this test first time I was working more on my own artwork and now I'm more into teaching, so maybe that's the reason for change in "intuition"... maybe the fact that I'm less judging now is also a good sign ;)
 
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I have done the Meyer's Brigg every few years since the 80's. I always score NT in the middle, REALLY strong, the I-E  and F-J are always right near the middle, it swaps around which ones are highest, but only something like 47-53%. So I'm right don the center of them, and solidly NT all the time.

NT is Intuitive Thinker. Architect and  Commander, mostly by that website, with Debater and Logician. (I haven't seen those terms before, I wouldn't use Debater.) I see cool things in my head, and make them real.
Edit: The terms I'm used to seeing: Architect, Commander, Mastermind, Visionary. Those all make sense in my life.

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It's interesting to see the way the words have changed over the years.  The way we use "introvert" is much closer to "shy" than it used to be.

Technically an introvert is a person who gathers energy from being alone.  An extrovert is a person who gathers energy by spending time with other humans.

But an introvert can be great with people and an extrovert can be clumsy.  How they look and act on the outside is not really related to the Myers Brigg definition.  

Technically I am an extreme introvert and I am happy to not see another human for 6-weeks and I only surface because I need to change my library books.  But because the meaning of introvert has changed so much that I tell people I'm a Misanthropic Introvert - and still, they get miffed if I go a day or two without talking to them.  


Likewise with judging/perceiving

This has nothing to do with "judging" as we consider it now.  It has to do with the ability to think of the world in boxes.  Blue.  Green.  cold.  light.  

By the Myers Brigg definition, a Judging person would "The stove is hot".  A perceiving person would say "touching the stove hurt my hand".

Neither Judging nor perceiving is good or bad.  They are different ways of experiencing the world.

 
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Darn, I am still an ENTP.  It appears this old boy isn't changing much.  If I was allowed to go to a gathering and have some nice long discussions I would feel much better.  Do you all know what it is like debating with yourself?  
 
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ISFP-A - the 'Assertive Adventurer'. I doubt many who know me well would argue with that assessment, lol.
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I am also pleasantly surprised to find I'm still an INFJ(T). I occasionally swap the I to E (when I'm feeling kinder toward humanity, maybe?) but the rest generally stays the same.
I do enjoy me some of the Alt Meyer-Briggs schemes: INFJ is Dumbledore in Potterland, and in Star Wars either Obi-Wan or Yoda, depending on who is doing the typing.
 
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I got “Campaigner”.

I think I did one of these 20 years ago, but can’t remember the result.

The description is eerily true!
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I find the questions in tests like these to me maddening ..... even if taken for fun.  An example would be one that leads with, "When you are in a large group ...." Well, when would that be?  I always answer in the negative  because I am never in a large group.  So, if the question is ,  "When you are in a large group, do you seek out a quiet corner?" ... I will answer no. That does not mean, no I am the life of the party. It means I would not be in a large group.
 
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large is subjective in this context.  a large group for me is more than 3 people.  for others, it might be more 30.

it is deliberately vague so it can be applied to the individual.
 
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I really enjoy these sorts of tests. I always test out as an INFJ, and it fits me perfectly.

INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life... their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.



I actually made an Apple Poll on this topic a few years back. So if anyone wants to see what our most frequent personality is, you can see HERE! And put place your own vote on your personality, if you haven't already!
 
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I always score heavy on the Introversion and iNtuition, moderately on Thinking, and split down the middle on Judging/Perceiving.

The INTJ description fits me slightly better than INTP, so I usually go with that, but I'm really an INTx. Or, according to this test, an INTx-A.
 
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I got Protagonist... no surprise. https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality
 
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Very interesting to see changes in results over the years...

In 2013: 50/50 introvert and extrovert... after reading the descriptions I decided to identify myself more as an introvert making me an INFP.

Today: INTP-A... 76% introvert, 63% intuitive, 53% thinking, 63% prospecting, 76% assertive.

Interestingly enough it only gave me 53% thinking, making it just as viable of me still being an 'INFP' as I was in 2013. However, I noticed a big difference in just how introverted I am (from 50% to 76%). Which totally makes sense, I definitely have become a big home body since becoming a mom.
I do wonder how much feeling like you 'fit in' affects your choices for the introvert/extrovert answers. In 2013 I was in a community of very like minded people and fit in quite well, so I was more than happy to engage in social activities and received more energy from it. Now, I don't know as many like minded people so gatherings can zap more energy than they used to.

Back in 2013 when I took the Meyer's Brigg test I was staying at a Catholic religious community as a guest and many of us visiting took the test. I found it very interesting to see that the majority of us were INFP... and those of us that were not INFP found themselves at this religious community more by force than by choice (seminary or another religious community sending them there). It's cool to see how our common personality gave us common interests and thus led us to the same place, especially considering we were people from all walks of life and countries.
This leaves me wondering, are there personalities that are more likely to become permies? (I better head over to the apple poll and find out)
 
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I am an INFJ-T. About 98% of the tests I take bear that out. Occasionally I'll get INTJ or INFP.
 
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Flora Eerschay wrote:Sarah Koster asked a great question in her topic What's Your Mind Like? and I didn't want to spam her thread, but it reminded me of this test. Actually, I learned about it on Tinder ;) when someone had this "code" for her personality type and I didn't know what it means, so she told me about this test. And I love tests, questionnaires and all that stuff... so I can procrastinate happily (instead of writing a report like I should right now).
Here is the website:
https://www.16personalities.com
the test is free and I'm curious about your results! It has quite a lot of research behind it, so I think it's trustworthy.

Funny thing - when I took this test for the first time and we compared our results with the person who told me about it, we found out that we wouldn't be a good match... so maybe this discouraged us from meeting ;) but I liked that she was so introspective.
So my first result, almost two years ago, was:

Personality type: “The Advocate” (INFJ-A)
Individual traits: Introverted – 56%, Intuitive – 80%, Feeling – 53%, Judging – 58%, Assertive – 51%
Role: Diplomat
Strategy: Confident Individualism

And when I took it today, my result is:

Type “The Advocate” (INFJ-T)
Traits: Introverted – 57%, Intuitive – 62%, Feeling – 68%, Judging – 53%, Turbulent – 51%
Role: Diplomat
Strategy: Constant Improvement


So I'm still The Advocate, but a little different now... funny that I'm so much less intuitive! Not sure what to think about it... ;)



Interesting. It names me an adventurer and was quite accurate on almost every point. Any other adventurers out there?
 
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HAhha even I dont know about my personalities
 
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Looks like I am an INFP Mediator tonight!
 
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