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Backwards Myers-Briggs

I am positive that I once took a Myers-Briggs Personality Test because I remember talking to my parents about the results, but I have zero clue right now which personality type I fit and only a modicum of interest in re-answering all the questions in order to get the result.

But I was thinking about this because I read a humour piece on what everyone wishes I would stop doing based on my Myers-Briggs personality type.  I thought that maybe I was an INFP (“Acting like your dark, brooding thoughts make you superior to other people because you’re deeper and more complex than they are.”) except that I really fit the annoying qualities of an ISFJ as well as an ISFP.

Rather than take the test, which would directly reveal my personality type, I decided to check this chart and figure it out by the description.

I know that I’m definitely an I and not an E, so that eliminates 8 possibilities.

I think I’m more S than N.  Maybe.  I don’t know.  Maybe I’m more N.

I think I’m more T than F.  Like I make quick decisions and move on.  That sounds more T than F, right?

And I know I’m definitely a J and not a P.  I am the least flexible and spontaneous person that I know.

Which makes me an ISTJ.  Or an INTJ.  (Or maybe an ISFJ or an INFJ).

So I think I’m an INTJ.  Maybe.  I should probably just take the test, right?  What are you?

And if I am an INTJ, that means my most annoying quality is “Talking to everyone like you’re a wise sage from the future, sent back in time to lecture them on the foolishness of their actions and thoughts.”

Yep.

7 comments

1 Linda @ Circle of Daydreams { 08.08.17 at 7:56 am }

I’ve taken the test multiple times for work and just for myself to check…. INFJ, every time. And, I’ve just read what I should ‘stop’ doing… cracked me up. I do kinda take some absurd sort of pride in being in the rarest group – hehe. I don’t usually mention it though… not an easy thing to bring up in casual conversation without sounding ridiculous.

2 Nicoleandmaggie { 08.08.17 at 8:47 am }

I’ve taken it twice, once in high school and once in college. I got intp once and intj once. But I was really close to 0 for most.

Funny story–I failed the meyers Briggs the first time I took it because I didn’t fill in enough answers. 3 people in my class did the same thing. They placed me as a roommate with one of them, and reader, I married the other.

3 a { 08.08.17 at 9:12 am }

I am an INTJ and that definitely sounds like me. 😀

4 Working mom of 2 { 08.08.17 at 9:46 am }

INTJ, then ENTJ. I must be on the borderline of I and E, although I see myself as an I. Perhaps I was particularly outgoing that day.

5 Kristina { 08.09.17 at 2:17 am }

I’m an INFP – I totally describe myself as complex lol. I use the Myers-Briggs in my career counseling work and also for fun – I’m weird like that. I love talking about it with friends and trying to guess what type people are. Sounds like you did a good job of finding your type backwards. The ability to make quick decisions sounds like J. The T and the F functions are about how you make decisions – more subjectively or objectively, considering your values and the effect on people or evaluating the facts. Here’s an online test if you haven’t seen it: http://www.humanmetrics.com

6 Lori Lavender Luz { 08.09.17 at 10:36 pm }

I have you pegged as an INFJ. Ts don’t care as much for people’s feelings, so I think you are more of an F than a T.

I am, too.

It’s nice to be on a high horse of statistical rarity with you, lol.

7 Cynthia Coleman { 08.10.17 at 7:26 pm }

I”m an INFP. The frustrating part for me is that I am mildly disabled and have chronic illnesses so I’m always around somebody. Some times you just need privacy. Do you find it hard to blog because you are an Introvert? Sometimes, I do.

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