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Emergy Maxfell

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2013, 07:24:51 pm »
ISTJ
Introvert(89%)  Sensing(25%)  Thinking(62%)  Judging(78%)

You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition (25%)
You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (62%)
You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2013, 12:38:56 am »
INFP
Introvert(67%)  iNtuitive(38%)  Feeling(12%)  Perceiving(56)%

    You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
    You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
    You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)
    You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (56%)

Only INFP so far... In fact, it seems nobody else is even --FP. I'm not sure if the fact that I may possibly have Borderline Personality Disorder strengthens or weakens this INFP outcome.

I've a number of issues with this test, but I won't bore you with my criticisms.
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 12:50:04 am »
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Only INFP so far... In fact, it seems nobody else is even --FP. I'm not sure if the fact that I may possibly have Borderline Personality Disorder strengthens or weakens this INFP outcome.
Cottonpicken is also -FP.... you should get married.

I was wondering about the mental health issue part to be honest, as someone (diagnosed) with anxiety issues and OCD, compulsions which severely affect the choices you make, I have to wonder whether my behaviour on that makes a difference or whether it accounts for it. No picture perfect memory but I answered one question saying I like to spend time with large groups of people, because I do, but another one saying I spend most of my time alone because I feel compelled to stay in my flat unless I have something planned beforehand, etc.
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2013, 12:59:43 am »
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I have to wonder whether my behaviour on that makes a difference or whether it accounts for it.

I wondered the same thing. I think it's also very important to consider gender as well with something like this and the way in which people perceive their own behaviour in a gendered way. Gender stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and how we present ourselves to others. To an extent we define ourselves by them and judge ourselves according to them. I think this could effect the result massively. But perhaps this is taken into account and that's why you are asked male or female at the end. I'd like to know more about that though.
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 01:08:39 am »
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I have to wonder whether my behaviour on that makes a difference or whether it accounts for it.

I wondered the same thing. I think it's also very important to consider gender as well with something like this and the way in which people perceive their own behaviour in a gendered way. Gender stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and how we present ourselves to others. To an extent we define ourselves by them and judge ourselves according to them. I think this could effect the result massively. But perhaps this is taken into account and that's why you are asked male or female at the end. I'd like to know more about that though.
I think gender is taken into account, as theirs plenty of sites and references which discuss the different proportions of each role within each gender, there are some massive swings involved
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johnobrow

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2013, 01:12:21 am »
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I have to wonder whether my behaviour on that makes a difference or whether it accounts for it.

I wondered the same thing. I think it's also very important to consider gender as well with something like this and the way in which people perceive their own behaviour in a gendered way. Gender stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and how we present ourselves to others. To an extent we define ourselves by them and judge ourselves according to them. I think this could effect the result massively. But perhaps this is taken into account and that's why you are asked male or female at the end. I'd like to know more about that though.
I think gender is taken into account, as theirs plenty of sites and references which discuss the different proportions of each role within each gender, there are some massive swings involved

But in what way is gender considered and what of transgendered and genderqueer people?
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2013, 01:16:51 am »
For people who identify physically with one gender and mentally with another, I suppose they'd struggle to classify them as what they experience is outside of the majority by quite a way, it would be difficult to get accurate data on their proportions I would've thought.
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2013, 07:31:55 am »
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perhaps this is taken into account and that's why you are asked male or female at the end. I'd like to know more about that though.

I think that might be so they can get a demographic as in 83% of 20-25 Males are ENTJ or w/e

Malkaiser

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2013, 01:58:25 pm »
ISTJ but it's changed over the years, most of the percentages are quite low so it won't be very accurate. I think I was a INTJ like 95% of internet people at the start.

Oh and it's psudoscience and just made up so it won't tell you too much!

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« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2013, 03:01:06 pm »
"Just made up"

Verified by numerous tests. Unless you just want to make all psychology a pseudoscience.
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2013, 07:36:51 pm »
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Unless you just want to make all psychology a pseudoscience.

Kinda is...





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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2013, 08:18:50 am »
It's not really. It's not a hard science like physics, but even physics was mostly based on guesswork in the early days. And the mind is a lot more complex than basic cosmology.
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Malkaiser

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2013, 08:51:04 am »
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Unless you just want to make all psychology a pseudoscience.

Kinda is...

Yeah we don't know nearly enough about the brain to categorise people like this.

I was perhaps too harsh, it's like experimenting with fire and thinking it is an element in the 19th Century (which happened) rather than scientology e meters (made up).

Jamie2721

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2013, 10:43:00 am »
ENTJ

Extravert(1%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(25%)  Judging(11%)


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Iain Keers

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2013, 01:35:27 pm »
categorising people by their behaviour is not a pseudo science

If I said "upon joining a new social group would you introduce yourself or wait to be introduced"

you give one of two answers. From that we can easily infer how you might behave in other situations. However most psychologists will ask a lot more questions to make sure. From this you can group people as "extrovert" or "introvert". That's not a pseudoscience it's just understanding other people, something most of us do instinctively
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2013, 02:12:27 pm »
I agree, human beings are very much creatures of habits, and this makes their behavioural patterns predictable. It's not so nonsensical that we can deduce more clearly defined personality types based on how these patterns unfold in the actual world.

johnobrow

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2013, 03:46:24 pm »
Only people who have never bothered to seriously look into psychology call it a pseudoscience. Having said that, I am very skeptical of any practical uses of a test like this. Trying to measure how introverted/extroverted etc. someone is and categorise them is a pretty foolhardy thing to do. The test does allow for self-reflection though and is useful and interesting in this sense. It is also kinda fun.
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Malkaiser

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2013, 03:54:14 pm »
We are assuming that Introvert/Extrovert are the only two choices.

It's also been shown that some of the Myers-Briggs personality aspects correlate with each other (which means that there are actually less than 4 things measured). Other studies have found more than 4 things to measure. I think maybe it's slightly more complex than this!

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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2013, 02:10:38 pm »
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It's not really. It's not a hard science like physics, but even physics was mostly based on guesswork in the early days. And the mind is a lot more complex than basic cosmology.
Early physics pretty much was pseudoscience though :|

I also agree that the test is rather bad. Many of the questions are kinda transparent, and IIRC Jung is considered pseudoscientific by psychologists.

Also:

INTP
Introvert(44%)  iNtuitive(25%)  Thinking(75%)  Perceiving(67)%

    You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
    You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)
    You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
    You have distinctive preference of Perceiving over Judging (67%)
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Re: Myers-Briggs test
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2013, 04:50:02 pm »
ESFP

Extravert(22%)  Sensing(12%)  Feeling(10%)  Perceiving(1%)

You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (22%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (10%)
You have marginal or no preference of Perceiving over Judging (1%)

Hmmmm, not sure

 

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