What do you think about the results and how have they helped you personally? If at all.

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Guest (not verified) says...

Hi

regan2581 says...

HI.

samuemarlowe says...

I think that the results are really acurate when it comes to reflecting on my self. I like the fact that the majority of the things i thought about my self were correct and that there is indeed reasons for why i react and intereact the way i do.

Hillaker99 says...

The results help me understand why I act the way I do and improve on myself

Anna Du Bois (not verified) says...

Well, my first results were INTJ and, at the time, I just completely embraced them without giving them much thought, I think because the description of INTJ made me feel smart. Then many months later I felt like I changed a bit (or maybe just accepted certain traits I already had) and became a bit skeptical of the personality test, and so retook the test; I got INTP.
That was a while ago. After reading more and more about the various different personality types, I found that I identified with many different traits of many different personality types. I also think that I thought I identified with the INTP and INTJ because I liked how it made me sound like I was this highly intelligent and complex and misunderstood genius, when, in reality, I'm far from it. Yeah, in a sense, I kind of fit the INTP "daydreaming" and "disconnected" description, and I like to read and what not. But I'm not a math genius, nor am I destined for any type of career that involves math, like engineering or anything even close. But probably the thing I identified with most was how, as I heard from an INTP video or forum or something, that INTP's often have a hard time in high school because it's so uninspired and lacks any intellectual stimulation.
Overall, I'm really skeptical of the entire personality typing. I feel like one can't cram all 8 billion people in the world into 16 simple personality types. People are too complex.
But maybe I'm wrong about the test. Maybe most people can pretty much categorized into one of the 16 types and there are only few people who identify like me. I recently retook the test again - for the first time on Truity - and the results said that I was only definitively Introverted; I'm on the border of all of the other traits. Sigh.
Screw boxes, I s'pose. '-'

lexie.white says...

I agree that the MBTI test would never be able to completely define somebody's personality because in the end, four letters is not nearly enough to encapsulate somebody's behaviours or motivations or tendencies. However I do think that MBTI can be a helpful tool when trying to figure out who you are and what you want from life - I tend to look at MBTI as a sort of loose guideline about my own personality rather than a strict, dogmatic description of what I am and am destined to be. I'm an INTP, and despite the fact that I'm fairly good at mathematics and science I'm not particularly passionate about it. Instead my interests lie more primarily in history, philosophy, and creative writing, and I'm very passionate about all these topics and go to great lengths to learn and understand them. However I think that's the beautiful thing about MBTI - everyone is completely unique in their own individual way. I enjoyed reading your response!:)

Mr_Fish001 (not verified) says...

Well if you wanted to you could categorise the entire planet into two types of people, ones that can count, and ones that can't. The actual descriptions of the personalities will get some things wrong (as an INTP I'm actually quite sure if myself despite what the description says) but the actual I/E N/S T/F P/J bits are correct, because people are either one or the other and in that sense there are only 16 types of people on this planet.

nmoungo says...

I'm fairly critical and skeptical of these personality tests myself. I think people get a little too carried away with using this as a means to define themselves, and have briefly participated in INTP/ENTP online groups and was not pleased with the astrology like pop culture cult vibe. I am equally introverted/extroverted, and thus identify as an XNTP.

bassamkd98 says...

an Eminem fan? :p :p

The Dude (not verified) says...

Obviously a few things have to be taken into consideration. 1) To be accurate, you have to be honest. People have a hard time with that. They like the idea they are something else. Usually the idea covers a flaw. 2) Nobody will be 100 percent defined by a personality type. That’s because these overlap slightly with other traits and your individual personality and experience help widen that overlap.

For me I felt as though it helped not define me but reassure me that the way I though and acted was normal. The biggest benefit to this has been knowing that and the fact that there are other personality types. So instead of having 8 billion possibilities I can categorize people into 16 and work from there. If you add this info to a profiling and social engineering background (if you haven’t looked either of these up, do it, you’re welcome) it really helps speed up the analyzing of people and events. Besides even being an introvert I like to know I'm not alone.

Guest (not verified) says...

I took various tests, and I kept getting INTP. The results on each of these tests tend to describe my personality perfectly. I feel like the results will help me to improve myself, and understand why I act the way I do.

Sup (not verified) says...

I used to be an ENTP and recently retook the test to find out that I'm an INTX. I guess we can never expect ourselves to conform to a single personality (much less the rest of the world) and take the results and advice with a pinch of salt. I did benefitted from the results and realized why I have been leaning more towards analytical and computer studies in my recent years. This interest never surfaced in the past and I guess it goes to show how our personality is always shifting. The results simply help us cope with the changes and organise our thoughts.

TheDarkOverlord666 says...

The test really helped me because no one really understood me when I was younger because I was distant and didn't like to be social. I grew up in a house full of Extroverts, so I was always seen differently. And the test helped me understand who I was and why I should love it. And it's a good feeling to know there are others out there like me. I went from questioning who I was, to accepting myself.

Hike (not verified) says...

You articulated my thoughts perfectly. I am also glad that this website exists. I feel as though this forum will help me grow more as a person. It's much easier to accept myself now that I have a better understanding of who I am.

lexie.white says...

I find MBTI so fascinating and especially the cognitive functions behind them - INTP's being Ti-Ne-Si-Fe - and I find it equally interesting how someone can have the exact same functions as you even despite the fact that their four letters are completely opposite (ESFJ, for example, is completely opposite INTP according to the letters, however they have the same functions, just in a different order). I think this is why when I was younger, I found myself feeling incredibly disconnected from my peers and others, my inferior extraverted feeling becoming a source of hopelessness and struggle in my life. I wanted to fit in but found it difficult to relate to others. It was only in high school that I really began to accept who I am - a highly introverted, critical, and logical person - and the MBTI test definitely helped me to come to terms with myself! I am proud to be an INTP.

shiva1005 says...

I agree with most of the results and as a true skeptic I was surprised by the amount of accuracy. The one I have the biggest problem with is the suggestion that I have a lack of empathy. Nothing could be further from the truth. My response is utterly dependent on the situation so the questions on the test can be hard to answer accurately. The option for 'it depends' is not there. I believe that many people confuse pity with empathy. The two are very different creatures. Empathy is a deep knowing - pity is usually feeling 'sorry' for someone and can be done without any depth at all. It's a typical social response that's often done on auto-pilot. Empathy requires something deeper - it takes one to a place that is anything but comfortable. To truly place ones-self in a situation that is usually horrible requires a great deal of imagination - which supposedly INTPs have in spades. I am very careful about what and who I feel 'sorry' for because there is a responsibility to 'do no harm' but that does not mean that I don't feel empathy. You might even say - that because my mind is in a constant state of imagining - I feel empathy most, if not all of the time. I am just very particular about how I act on it. If the test writers want a more accurate test then they should find a way to define this area better. I don't think it's done very well.

A. (not verified) says...

Well I took all test together today and I am sort of INTP. And it was great to find out that I am a real "green dog". All my life felt that I quite didn't fit anywhere and Female INTJs are only 1% of world population and INTPs are 2%. Great to know you are "normally rare" ;)

Tatiana (not verified) says...

I think the semantics of the test and the results are misconstrued. For example, I am a deep thinker as an INFP. I have a brilliant analytical mind according to my biology professor and I excelled in college and graduate school receiving all As, so you cannot tell me that I am not rational or logical. This part of the analysis is untrue and bothers me because some of the greatest thinkers alive were INFPs. We are the philosophers and though Einstein was a scientist he was an INFP. SO I think there is a problem distinguishing between Feeling and thinking. just because I choose to base my life around MY thoughts does not mean I cannot stoop to the level of the ordinary "rational"thinker which is really just someone who follows society's commonly held belief systems and not really a true THINKER at all.
The overall description about values and not conforming is true for INFPs but he relegating us to the incapable of being rational category annoys me. I can function perfectly well in academia-I am just more intelligent and think better than they do.

Hike (not verified) says...

I am utterly confused. I think there may be a mistake in your second sentance. Would you please clarify and we can revisit this? I am having a difficult time deducing your argument: or rather your example. Which is supposed to help me understand the argument, but it isn't.

An INTP (not verified) says...

In response to Tatiana, the belief that rationalaty is a someone following the accepted beliefs of society, I would like to say that thinking rationally is much more. It is irrational to save your child and let 10 strangers die, but that doesn't mean that if you asked a parent they would say they would abandon their child. Yes it is true that in order philosophize the many concepts we are yet to understand one must put rationality aside, but that doesn't you need to abandon it completely. Rationality, and logic have strong ties to math, and almost everything is about value. It can be used only to determine something with an answer, and to say Albert Einstien didn't use logic would by a lie, and to "Base your life on your thoughts" would mean that you qualify as an INTP to. Being an INTP. It seems that you may be mistaken, for to be an INFP would meen you based your life on your feelings and emotions. Pls contact respond if you would like to have further discussion. Because although I am only thirteen this really interests me, and I would like to get the opinion of others in this conversation.

IN(3%)TP (not verified) says...

The first time i took the test i got INTP and i do every time..then i accidentally took a slightly different version of the test and got INFP...i realized im only 3% thinking over feeling...just interesting! when i first took this test and read it it seemed so spot on but now im less sure.

Guest (not verified) says...

I understand the reason I've been acting the way I do. I'm relieved it's because it's who I am and not because I'm a secret sociopath. Like seriously relieved.

Guest (not verified) says...

Spot on.

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