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Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Paul » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:13 pm

I was wondering what most people on the board would be on the Myers-Briggs personality scale and how that relates to dharma practice.

Here's a good test site: http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

As for me, I'm (obviously, to anyone who knows me IRL) an INTJ
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:31 pm

INFP

Some of the questions were hard to answer though, and I could have honestly gone either way.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby rachmiel » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:45 pm

INTJ when I took the test 20 years ago.

INFJ when I re-took it recently.
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Fruitzilla » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:49 pm

I always get INFP on those tests, and usually score especially high on the N and F parts. Which in practice means I can't stand rigid dogmatism, lists and authority. It means I always have to piece together my own way in whatever I do, which is always quite difficult, but all the more rewarding.

It also means I always operate on the fringes of whatever system I need to function in ( and sympathize with the ideas of "teachers" who do likewise). It also means I can usually criticize existing structures/plans/whathaveyou without people getting defensive for some reason which I don't quite comprehend, but it's a nice extra.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby DGA » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:12 pm

INFP. Which means I'm really skeptical about the Myers-Briggs scale.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Ayu » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:17 pm

:tongue: The results are very flattering. I am "ENFP".

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Jesse » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:22 pm

Also Infp
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby LastLegend » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:22 pm

ISFP what this means?

I am an explorer :lol:
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Grigoris » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:55 pm

IFNJ.

Seems to be a preponderance of "I's" around here. :thinking:
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Ayu » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Intellectuals all around. :geek:
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Grigoris » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:43 pm

I thought that the "I" was for "introvert".
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby deff » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 pm

I used to get INTP with this, but more recently I've gotten INFP - which seems to be a popular one here :)

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby emaho » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:25 am

INFP. But some of these questions really had a wide scope of interpretation. Sometimes I felt I might as well toss a coin.
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Kim O'Hara » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:59 am

Sherab Dorje wrote:I thought that the "I" was for "introvert".

Quite right:
The 16 types are typically referred to by an abbreviation of four letters—the initial letters of each of their four type preferences (except in the case of intuition, which uses the abbreviation N to distinguish it from introversion). For instance:

ESTJ: extraversion (E), sensing (S), thinking (T), judgment (J)
INFP: introversion (I), intuition (N), feeling (F), perception (P)
This method of abbreviation is applied to all 16 types.

That's from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

I've done the test a few times and found it reasonably useful and accurate, but it's important to remember that there is a spectrum between E and I, between S and N, etc. The difference between someone near the middle and someone out on the end of the range is pretty important but it is not revealed by the four-letter summary.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:15 am

Greetings,

rachmiel wrote:INTJ when I took the test 20 years ago.

INFJ when I re-took it recently.


Similar story here. I transitioned from an INTJ to an INFJ and I put that largely down to Buddhist practice, although I also have a non-Buddhist friend named Sally who has made the same transition too.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Sherab » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:03 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

rachmiel wrote:INTJ when I took the test 20 years ago.

INFJ when I re-took it recently.


Similar story here. I transitioned from an INTJ to an INFJ and I put that largely down to Buddhist practice, although I also have a non-Buddhist friend named Sally who has made the same transition too.

Maitri,
Retro. :)

Interesting. I got an INFJ.

According to the summary for INFJ personality, it is supposed to be very rare, making up only 1% of the population. Looks like Dharma Wheel forumers have got more than its fair share of INFJ personalities. :oops:

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Rakz » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:04 am

INTP here. Known to be very analytical which is pretty true.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Punya » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:34 pm

INTJ about 15 years ago now INFP. Quite happy to have lost the J but I can't imagine losing the I in this lifetime. :smile:
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Ayu » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:53 pm

Punya wrote:... Quite happy to have lost the J but I can't imagine losing the I in this lifetime. :smile:


Just step on some stages from time to time and speak or sing out loudly. :emb: ---> :meditate: ---> :smile:
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Punya » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:07 pm

I have to admit to being quite attached to the I. I think of an introvert as drawing strength from being alone rather than being with other people. Not a bad quality for a meditator, I would have thought.
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