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Post by Kim O'Hara » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Punya wrote: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.
I agree, although I think it's healthier not to be too far from the mid-point of the scale between any of the pairs of opposites.

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Post by treehuggingoctopus » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:04 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:INFP

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

Role = diplomat - LOL!!!
Same here. How do you feel about being lumped together with both Deanna Troy and Wesley Crusher?
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Post by Fruitzilla » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:22 pm

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Johnny Dangerous wrote:INFP

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

Role = diplomat - LOL!!!
Same here. How do you feel about being lumped together with both Deanna Troy and Wesley Crusher?
I was honestly a bit horrified when I read those names. And why oh why wasn't Edward Scissorhands there?!

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Post by Paul » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:07 pm

Punya wrote:Not a bad quality for a meditator, I would have thought.
Pretty mandatory, I'd think.
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Post by Qing Tian » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:14 pm

INFP here too. Variant: Assertive, Diplomat.

I guess it's reasonably accurate inasmuch as that is kind of how I see myself anyway. And I was fairly confident in all my answers.
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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:09 am

I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
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Post by Punya » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:19 am

I think it's about where you are on the continuum. Introverts can be cast as shrinking violets with no social skills but from what I've read previously about the Myer-Briggs test the I can be simply more about the need for and enjoyment of alone time. I know people who seem to be strongly Es in that they avoid time by themselves and endlessly seek out the company of others.

The results of a few of us seems to confirm that the changes can occur over time, which is what you would expect from a buddhist perspective. There was definitely a couple of questions that I would have answered differently in the past. I'd like to think this is a result of practice but it seems pretty likely getting older (in other words life experience) has something to do with it. :D
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Post by Ayu » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:32 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:...
I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
Me the same. I enjoy being alone. But also I enjoy company to a certain extent. But I was put into the E-box.
It shows, all this "Who am I?" is as variable as clouds in the wind. :smile:
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Post by Concordiadiscordi » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:43 am

It would appear as though I am still classified as an INFJ.
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Post by Ayu » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:53 am

There is a big community of INFP in here.
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Post by Fruitzilla » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:33 am

Ayu wrote:There is a big community of INFP in here.
Indeed! And none of them seem to be quite alike. :smile:

Seriously though, Myers-Briggs is based on Jung's typology, and he says this about it:
One can never give a description of a type, no matter how complete, that would apply to more than one individual, despite the fact that it in some ways aptly characterizes thousands of others. Conformity is one side of a man, uniqueness is the other.

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Post by Fruitzilla » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:30 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
How about this definition for introversion as it applies to the Jungian/Myers-Briggs model?
The distinguishing feature of introversion, as opposed to extraversion, is that whereas the latter relates primarily to the object and data originating in the outside world, introversion finds it orientation in inner, personal factors.
Naturally, an introverted consciousness can be well aware of external conditions, but subjective determinants are decisive as the motivating forms. While the extravert responds to what comes to the subject from the object (outer reality), the introvert relates mainly to the impressions aroused by the object in the suject (inner reality).

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Post by Grigoris » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:51 am

Fruitzilla wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
How about this definition for introversion as it applies to the Jungian/Myers-Briggs model?
The distinguishing feature of introversion, as opposed to extraversion, is that whereas the latter relates primarily to the object and data originating in the outside world, introversion finds it orientation in inner, personal factors.
Naturally, an introverted consciousness can be well aware of external conditions, but subjective determinants are decisive as the motivating forms. While the extravert responds to what comes to the subject from the object (outer reality), the introvert relates mainly to the impressions aroused by the object in the suject (inner reality).
Which, of course, presumes that there is an objectively existing inner and outer.
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Post by Fruitzilla » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:26 am

Sherab Dorje wrote:
Fruitzilla wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
How about this definition for introversion as it applies to the Jungian/Myers-Briggs model?
The distinguishing feature of introversion, as opposed to extraversion, is that whereas the latter relates primarily to the object and data originating in the outside world, introversion finds it orientation in inner, personal factors.
Naturally, an introverted consciousness can be well aware of external conditions, but subjective determinants are decisive as the motivating forms. While the extravert responds to what comes to the subject from the object (outer reality), the introvert relates mainly to the impressions aroused by the object in the suject (inner reality).
Which, of course, presumes that there is an objectively existing inner and outer.
Not necessarily. But that's a discussion which is off-topic here I think.

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Post by Punya » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:24 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
This responds in some way to your comment JD http://www.16personalities.com/articles ... ality-type" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" although I have some inevitable doubts about the assertion that a personality is "fixed".
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Post by Mkoll » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:38 pm

INTP. Turbulent Analyst.

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Post by Lazy_eye » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:27 pm

INFP, and pretty typical in that regard. I'm quite tickled to see this thread as it's a bit unusual to find so many IN__s in one location. This must be the "in" crowd (ha ha).

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Post by DGA » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:17 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:
Fruitzilla wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:I always found the I vs. E part to be confusing, or maybe too broad.

I'm an introvert in that I need recharge time, like some time alone every day etc...but I also feel like some degree of social interaction is needed, and I tend to get weird when I don't have it, and actually miss it.
How about this definition for introversion as it applies to the Jungian/Myers-Briggs model?
The distinguishing feature of introversion, as opposed to extraversion, is that whereas the latter relates primarily to the object and data originating in the outside world, introversion finds it orientation in inner, personal factors.
Naturally, an introverted consciousness can be well aware of external conditions, but subjective determinants are decisive as the motivating forms. While the extravert responds to what comes to the subject from the object (outer reality), the introvert relates mainly to the impressions aroused by the object in the suject (inner reality).
Which, of course, presumes that there is an objectively existing inner and outer.
Samsara involves experiencing things in terms of subject and object, inner and outer, the 8 worldly dharmas, and so on. This is a thread about different styles of experiencing samsara. I think Fruitzilla's post is interesting in that regard.

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Post by kirtu » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:06 pm

INTP - but the result is boderline INTJ also.

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