Thursday, October 16, 2008

Myers-Briggs Meme

Just for a laugh I took the the online Myers-Briggs test as mentioned by DK. As a rule I dislike such tests as they tend to deal in absolutes and for so many answers I would prefer a 'sometimes' or seek clarification of a point.

Ah well I came out as a INTJ and just to prevent the Astrological bias I also read DK's INTP profile which as you might expect having three types in common I had some connection with, however the INTJ description is kind of spooky.

This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age [...] INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. [...] Whatever the outer circumstances, INTJs are ever perceiving inner pattern-forms and using real-world materials to operationalize them.
So nothing like me then :-P


Dan H said...

"Whatever the outer circumstances, INTJs are ever perceiving inner pattern-forms"

That's a bit of a cheaty comment, considering that it directly asks you almost exactly that: "You easily see the general principle behind
specific occurrences."

FTR, I got ENTJ (11/50/62/56), though on previous occasions I have always got INTJ. I think it would be more interesting to find a pair of close friends or colleagues, make them each fill out the test, and then make them fill out the test for each other, and diff each person's results with what their partner thought of them. Just an idea.

FlipC said...

Yet another reason to dislike this test. Your idea about getting a friend to fill it in based on their perceptions of you is a good idea; I'll have to try that.