MP X10L wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:48 pm
I took the test twice ... because statistics yk
I got INFP-T
I got INTJ with low confidence on J.
I am a little irritated by that N. I demand solid arguments and proof most the time ... also from myself. I never take a strong position based on a gut feeling.
Or am I just misreading this letter? (Got a solid 1 in the second test.)
It's always worth mentioning that most online "tests" are badly constructed -- they run you through a bunch of forced-choice questions then demand that you "create a profile" (to get your email address) before revealing what you "are."
A few aren't completely awful. The 16personalities one isn't entirely junk, BUT I think they've made it worse by tacking on the Assertive/Turbulent thing which is nothing more than a renamed version of the Neuroticism index from the Big Five model.
Really, the best way to see which type pattern you're closest to (notice that I don't phrase this as "what type you are" because no one is merely a pattern) is to just read the descriptions from a good source and point to the one that seems most right. There's nothing so scientific about any of the online tests that make them more accurate than this.
One of the best sources of MB type descriptions I've found is David Keirsey's Please Understand Me II
, but the original Gifts Differing
by Isabel Briggs Myers is fine.
Now, that said, the iNuition/Sensing split -- the best way to think about this is not so much "How do I decide what's right/true?" which is more a function of the Thinking/Feeling preference, but rather "Who needs to approve of my choices?" iNtuition (N) says, "trust yourself"; Sensing (S) says, "trust the world and other people."
For most people in the normal range of human psychological function, this isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. Most people put some trust in their own opinions, and most people put some stock in the opinions of other people.
But most people do have a preference here. Some of us naturally resist arguments from authority; we want objective evidence that satisfies us personally and we're prepared to be the only person in the world who believes a thing if we're sure it's right. At the same time, some of us are uncomfortable without the stability of traditions and hierarchy and relationships and group membership; these are systems that help us know our choices are probably good.
This is the N/S split -- it's how I think of it, anyway.
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