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Postby Pdyx » September 9th, 2011, 4:46 pm

So, in the past year or so I've become more aware of Personality Type tests and labels (in particular the Enneagram and the Myers-Brigg). I've discovered that I am a 7 and an INTJ, according to these frameworks.

Of course, one of my mantras for life is the map is not the territory (very similar to the finger pointing to the moon is not the moon thing that's been discussed here) and these tests can only provide so much and are a specific way of viewing things, but I've learned a bit about myself from using theses lenses.

I'm curious if others have taken such tests and what they've come out to be and if anyone has any opinions on them or if it's been helpful to use these frameworks.

If you have no clue what I'm talking about, heres some places to take the tests (for free) and learn more:

Enneagram

Myers-Briggs

If there are better (free) tests out there you know of please post.
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Postby Spots » September 9th, 2011, 5:13 pm

That was fun, Knisely! I'm a fan of any science that puts me in the same category as Mark Twain.

ENFP


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journalist, educator, actor, writer, film producer, public relations, marketing


nailed it.
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Postby zyrain » September 9th, 2011, 6:11 pm

Patrick,
I'm also an INTJ and have been studying it for years. Here's a link to my results:

http://www.tibrewala.net/personality/

I'm happy to talk all about applications of this stuff in real life sometime. :)
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Postby wiggies » September 9th, 2011, 7:37 pm

INTJ.

I'd say more but I've got stuff to do.
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Postby Spaztique » September 9th, 2011, 8:19 pm

Every Myer Briggs test I take seems to place me as an ISTP or INTJ.
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Postby valetoile » September 10th, 2011, 2:05 am

I used to be ENTP, now I'm ENFJ. The iNtuitive is always really strong, the Extrovert used to be just barely, but now seems fairly well expressed, though the Judging just barely wins out over Perceiving. I guess the switch from Thinking to Feeling is most reflective of my change in personality over the past ten years or so.

Though as I read through the descriptions, I still feel like ENTP resonates with who I am more.
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Postby Kayla Lane » September 10th, 2011, 9:01 am

I've registered as ENFP the last couple of times I've taken the test. I feel like it's pretty accurate in how it describes both my strengths and my weaknesses.

I think these sort of tests are fun, because they give you a little bit more self-awareness of your flaws and appreciation for your strengths. It's sort of affirming to read a statement allegedly about my type and feel it resonate as true. It's strangely comforting to have a computer screen tell you that the things you think about yourself are not purely delusional. I also believe that these things are fluid and will likely change at some point as we adapt to new experiences and perceive the world differently.

I think it's tricky and dangerous, though, when people start investing themselves in these tests to the extent that they second guess their choices, interactions, or relationships. At the end of the day, people are far more complex than a personality diagnosis.
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ENFP

Postby Ryan Hill » September 10th, 2011, 10:38 am

Haven't tested in a while, but I've always tested as an ENFP in the past.
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Postby MitchellD » September 10th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Greetings Human. I am a human as well.
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Postby sandray » September 10th, 2011, 5:32 pm

Thanks for sharing the links. I haven't taken a personality test since I graduated from high school. Results show that I test as INFJ which closely describes me but not my current career. :)
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Re: ENFP

Postby Kayla Lane » September 11th, 2011, 1:35 am

Ryan Hill wrote:Haven't tested in a while, but I've always tested as an ENFP in the past.


... I am not surprised.
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Re: ENFP

Postby Ryan Hill » September 11th, 2011, 1:51 am

Kayla Lane wrote:
Ryan Hill wrote:Haven't tested in a while, but I've always tested as an ENFP in the past.


... I am not surprised.


Yeah I wasn't surprised when I saw yours either. :-)
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ENFJ

Postby PaGeN » September 11th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Howdy,

I have been an ENFJ for about 17 years. I have used MB, along with our management team to help us all better understand what motivates and works best with each other.

For instance, I have coworkers that 'fear' communicating in public or with multiple people via email. Once identified, we work together to find solutions for all.

http://www.personalitypage.com/ENFJ.html

Thanks,

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Postby kaci_beeler » September 11th, 2011, 3:12 pm

I am also ENFJ.
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Postby hujhax » September 11th, 2011, 11:05 pm

I'm an INFJ, although INFJ would probably be more accurate typography.

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