Myers Briggs (10)

1 Name: ... : 2010-08-15 00:51 ID:zWR1xYKW

For those who don't know, it's (basically) a personality test, but it's actually a halfway-decent one. One can take a simplified version at http://humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp to find out one's personality type. Alternatively, one can take a simplified version in role as an existing character or OC, hence my posting on this board. Apart from anything, it will help one get into role as said character, as the questions will make one think. Also, if one's character is cynical, one will have a riot.

2 Name: ... : 2010-08-15 01:15 ID:zWR1xYKW

(I, predictably, am an INTJ type. I also took the test in role as an OC (the man on whom this persona is loosely based, as it happens), and was relieved to see that he too was an INTJ, despite some very different answers (I say 'relieved' as when I saw the list of types, I thought, 'that's him', and I like to think I know my characters and their thought-processes reasonably well). His opinions amused me, at any rate, and he drew my attention to several things I had failed to notice. He's brighter than me.)

3 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-08-15 21:57 ID:YE6BVzpG

This is supposed to help you with existing characters, how?

4 Name: ... : 2010-08-15 22:24 ID:zWR1xYKW

It makes you think about their answers to the questions, and learn what makes them tick. It's not about the 'yes' or the 'no'; it's about the process of getting there. It's about a character remarking on the loaded nature of a question about 'placing oneself' in a room (by this I refer to the supposition of artifice). It's about a character remarking that while they have a wide circle of acquaintances, their misanthropy prevents them from enjoying it. That sort of thing. Empathy aids convincing writing.

5 Name: eco111 : 2010-08-16 13:19 ID:/NJ1STy4

I am an ISTJ or Guardian Inspector type. That sounds about right for me. Always the conservative type hehe. But I won't take the description I got too literally; I don't believe a personality test can diagnose who I am wholly or truthfully.
Wow, an INTJ Mastermind. You're a rare one.

6 Name: Bola : 2010-08-16 14:01 ID:rBwHJbNr

# slightly expressed extravert - more introvert, but...
# moderately expressed intuitive personality - Yup.
# moderately expressed feeling personality - Yup.
# slightly expressed judging personality - I try hard to be unbiased, but...

7 Name: ... : 2010-08-16 17:18 ID:zWR1xYKW

@5- Heh, I've only a 12% preference for T and a 1% preference for J. I think judgement and perception are of equal value, so this suits me. I also find it so easy to empathise that I don't do it unless I must (a defence-mechanism, else I drown), while most INTJs supposedly find empathy difficult. The description fits me well in most ways, though ('leader in a crisis', especially). It's only a guideline.

@6- Have you tried the links to the description of your type? They say far more than numbers do.

8 Name: Jen : 2010-08-16 17:19 ID:r1UombxH

INTJ. Moderate, slight, moderate, slight.

9 Name: ... : 2010-08-16 17:21 ID:zWR1xYKW

(Also, I recommend reading several descriptions of a type, to get a more rounded view.)

10 Name: ... : 2010-08-18 21:33 ID:zWR1xYKW

Now here's a question for you all: how did you go about doing the test?

I say this because, when checking my result and puzzling over a question along the lines of, 'Do you consider the scientific approach to be superior?', I suddenly realised that my paper (divided into H/W/S, to counterract the effects of different personae, with space underneath each for 'n' or 'y') held the answer, and I don't mean 2+ "y"s .

Joking aside (though I am serious, and I did laugh very hard), I'm curious.

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