How to Test Accurately

MMR asked: The whole Myer-Briggs Theory is interesting but how does one know if it is accurate. I have taken the test multiple times over the past year to be sure of my type. I was typed each time as an INTJ; I however am afraid I am being biased, trying to be original, or just answering the same way from memory. In reading the other types it is easy to find small traits to identify with in all INxx types. I strongly agree with most typing a for INTJ and feel, if I can say that, that it is my personality type. Wanting to be sure, my question to you is, how does one know if they are being biased when typing themselves?

That’s a good question, and one that I can’t teach you the answer to. I can however, give you a starting place to learn from.

  • Do your answers to the questions match up with your behaviour?
  • In other words, are you answering questions about who you are, rather than who you’d like to be?
  • Do you fully understand the question that is being asked?
  • Are you answering ‘yes’ on questions that only occasionally apply to you?

In general –and I have stressed this time and time again– I suggest not trusting the test as your guide to MBTI. READ. LEARN. INTROSPECT. That is the only way to know yourself.

Are INTJs Asexual?

Note to Shippers: Please keep your opinions to yourself. Non-shippers with objective viewpoints are welcome to comment and correct me if they think I’m wrong.

INTJ Asexual

I am, but no, not all INTJs, or even most, are. (That was an embarrassing quantity of commas).

Once again, there is a stereotype going around. A large number of people have latched on to the idea that INTJs are asexual, or at least lacking in sexual motivation. In reality, however, this isn’t true of most INTJs.

As a mental visual, I’ve compiled for you a list of INTJs, organised by their sexual orientation. You might have to pay really close attention to notice, but in this list, the number of straight INTJs far exceeds that of asexual INTJs. Continue reading

MBTI School Subject Stereotypes

“Could you do some of the stereotypical school subjects each type might be likely to have interest in?”

ENTJ: business, law

INTJ: chemistry, physics

ENTP: computer science

INTP: philosophy, maths Continue reading

ISTJ Stereotypes in “The Imitation Game”

ISTJ Stereotypes in

ISTJs are frequently stereotyped as whining, OCD, rule-obsessed intellectuals with no social skills. Either that, or they’re portrayed as evil, emotionless cyborgs with no sense of humour. As someone with a close ISTJ friend, I understand exactly how terrible those stereotypes can be on a person. Unfortunately, such stereotypes are ever present in the media, and have found their way needlessly into the recent film, The Imitation Game. Continue reading

On Differing from INTJ stereotypes

INTJ: How I Differ from the Stereotypes

Surely, you’ve looked at the personality description for your Meyers-Briggs type at one point and thought, “that’s not me. I don’t do those things.”

Well, guess what? You’re not alone. I can’t tell you how many times I look at the INTJ stereotypes and think to myself, “How can anyone assume that you must be exactly the same as all other people who share your type?” Continue reading

Introverts Need People Too

Introverts need people too

Contrary to popular belief, introverts need people just as much as extraverts do –just in different ways. Introverts don’t necessarily get their energy from being around people the way that extraverts do, but we still need people for emotional/psychological reasons.

Why Everyone needs people:

#1 We need to know we’re not alone

At some point in life, everyone wants to know they’re not alone –even if they don’t want to admit it. When you’re isolated for too long, you can’t help feeling that isolation –either that or you just start to feel empty inside. Continue reading

Stereotypes

“You mention stereotypes a lot  in your posts. Could you tell what you think are the main stereotypes of each MBTI type?”

Obviously, the stereotypes don’t accurately describe each type. Some of the types have mainly positive stereotypes, while others get negative stereotypes.

Here goes.

ISFJ

boring, shallow and traditional, doormat, clingy, demanding, motherly, gentle

ESFJ

extremely shallow slut, obsessed with image, insincere, stupid

ISTJ

obsessive compulsive disorder, cop where no cop has been appointed, robots with no feelings, un-creative

ESTJ

control freak who judges everyone, workaholic, incredibly biassed, strict, don’t know how to have fun, obsessed with keeping the rules, teacher’s pet

INTJ

sociopaths, secretly plotting to overtake the world, most likely to kill you in your sleep, geniuses, arrogant, always the villain, robots with no feelings, incapable of being in a relationship

ENTJ

entrepreneur manipulator, bully, power hungry, narcissistic, have no ethical code, bossy, doesn’t care about you

INFJ

empath who loves everyone, are ethically perfect, have a psychic understanding of everyone,

ENFJ

gullible sweetheart, cuddle bunny, naive and innocent, smiley and overemotional

INFP

ultra-creative emo, loners, non-confrontational, emotionally unstable, day-dreamer

ENFP

super smiley happy person with dreams, ADHD, constant mood swings, childish, concerned with social image

INTP

philosopher that can’t make decisions, gamer, geniuses, atheists, computer wizards, robots with no feelings

ENTP

ADHD lunatic, can’t take anything seriously, gets their kicks from seeing people’s reactions, no feelings

 

ISTP

James Bond, criminally insane, into extreme sports, likes cars, risk taker

ESTP

I’m going to jump off that cliff and see what happens, hyper-sexual, doesn’t think before acting

ISFP

incredible artist, animal lover, over-sensitive, disorganised and terrible at planning, pushover

ESFP

easily entertained goof-off, party animal, hypersexual, attention whore, flow, dumb, thinks they’re INTJs