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Have you taken the M-B personality test?
Which of the 16 personality types are you?
I am a minority type: INFP, the Idealist!
You do know that this stuff is considered balderdash by most?
probably, but I enjoyed it
I'm INTP by the way, and I suspect you might be too Pcunix
at least the I T P part
I'm an INFJ- Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.
No, but I took the waynet personality test and it said I was super cool and amazing all in one! Result!
Hi Mighty Mom.
I took that test a couple of months ago. Apparently I'm INTJ...so I like to figure things out on my own...in the most logical fashion. So go away, I'm trying to get this next hub article 'perfect'. Haha! Still..I don't read too much into such things. Everybody's different. Even the Meyers-Briggs people say so.
Actually, I'm working hard to not be so anal about stuff. Most things don't really matter that much, you know... Cheers.
For balderdash, M-B certainly is popular! (see below).
Then again, I don't personally agree with Chinese astrology. But that doesn't stop me from reading about it on the menu every time I go out for Chinese!
"One of the most popular personality tests in the world is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychological-assessment system based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung. Two and a half million Americans a year take the Myers-Briggs. Eighty-nine companies out of the US Fortune 100 make use of it, for recruitment and selection or to help employees understand themselves or their co-workers."
http://www.psychometric-success.com/per … -tests.htm
I took it years ago and have forgotten what I am
I do know creative & independent was part of it.
When I worked for other people, I absolutely refused to work for any company that required that I take any such a test.
Bunch of bullies making an industry out of nonsense.
I think it's wrong for companies to hire based on this test. I did a quiz which was clearly for this, but they didn't interview me properly to see how my qualifications and skills fit the job.
However, I like MBTI as "home psychology" - I found it useful to try and understand how people tick (including myself)
I don't like the idea of employers using the test to judge candidates, either.
If anyone is interested you can do the test for free at various sites. www.humanmetrics.com is one such site.
I just retook the test -- still INFP!
Why take a test at all! Time better spent writing hubs.
As for finding out what makes people tick, go out and have a beer together.
It's really interesting that none of the hubbers who have responded are "E" we are all "I" and all "N" and no "S" types.
Good to know we are all fulfilling our career destinies as WRITERS!
Burst Your Bubble - ENFJ - With Moderate Intuitive and Feeling
Very Interesting and accurate for an Extrovert PD
I was thinking the same thing, Mighty Mom! The so-called "minority personalities" like INFP are probably in much higher numbers here on HP than in the general population.
I administered/scored the test in private practice and vocational settings several years and don't care for it much. We found results didn't seem to match behavior on the job for newly hired employees more than 50% during the years we continued to follow-up with each.
When I took it myself in grad school and for a govt agency earlier, I was given a second analysis instrument for a greater in-depth look; findings being that I was both and equally ENTJ and INTJ.
So, I like to use the Work Values, Job Satisfaction, Work Interests, Volunteer Interests, and Retirement Interests tests for job candidates as needed, because they are shorter and seem more accurate for more test takers I've seen. The Job Satisfaction test is GREAT for pinpointing whatever will lead to job burnout in each individual as well. I love that test. A new one in development helps pinpoint spiritual gifts for those interested and I have not yet seen it.
First time I ever took this test. My personality certainly has changed becuase back in High School I was an introvert. I was the most shy person in school I think.
I took an online version some years back and my result came out as INFJ. Then I joined a forum for other INFJs and realised that I definitely wasn't one! On further consideration, I typed myself as INTJ - with a great sense of relief, I might add. At last, I'd found a non-pathological explanation for why I have always felt like an alien in a lot of social situations
I actually like Myers-Briggs; it's non-judgmental (i.e. it assigns an equal value to all the types and doesn't demonise some and idealise others). And I always find myself secretly "typing" the people I meet and using this as a way to predict how they will behave - usually with a great deal of accuracy. Predictive capability is the proof of any theoretical pudding.
Of course, I'm sure that it gets abused too - e.g. "you can't work in sales, you're an introvert". Whereas it's perfectly possible for introverts to do well in "extroverted" jobs such as sales; they just need to make sure that they spend regular time alone recharging themselves.
-ntj's are an interesting bunch. I don't think he's ever taken the test, but I suspect my husband is an ENTJ and he is like a mini-Napoleon or something. 90% of the time, he can turn somebody from hostile to an ally for life in 10 minutes or less, and the other 10% he'll just trample them underfoot like ants by sheer strength of personality. It's kind of awe-inspiring to watch.
Hi there stranger
That's just a standard Scorpio trait Kerry
ENTJs aren't known as the Evil Overlord type for nothing
Hee! Very true!
He was doing PR for his brother's business for awhile and made the governor, the mayor, most of the city council, and various state and national senators and representatives into allies before he was through.
I'm lucky he's in medicine, because the alternative probably would be politics... and I would be a lousy politician's wife!
A very interesting subject!
After a number of years of reflection, I believe I am an ISFJ.
I never could get the "S" and "J" to fit for me since I keep a messy desk. But I have come to realize that there's far more to it. Like being a long-range planner and very cautious, both of which describe me!
By far, the most frequent rating I get on HP is "useful". In my imagination, I see an ISFJ writing in order to help people in practical, tangible ways.
This forum brought back happy memeroies of being at uni and doing the 'milk round' - endless tests to try and land a job. Little did I know that once I started a 'career' they'd just keep on testing me. Anyway I was happy to sit in a meeting room taking cosmo-style tests on a full days play plus expenses.
Just did the test for fun to see if its changed - I am still ENFP but less extreme on each measure - which is a good thing I think because if I scored the same as I did when I was 21 I would be a little concerned I had not mellowed at all in 8 years.
Thanks for the memories Mighty Mom.
I took it years ago but don't remember.. anyone want to typecast me? actually I think these kind of tests may be useful in certain situations, but I wouldn't base a hiring decision or a relationship match on a personality test. I think anyone can be any way they need to be. we may have dominant characteristics, but if not needed in daily life, they're not obvious. we've all seen or heard about that person that acted 'out of character' and been surprised, but that's my point.
INFP the last time I took the test.
I was once in a situation where I had about three interviews for a job that I was well qualified for, but the guy dithered over giving it to me although he acknowledged that I was the best candidate because some part if their particular psychometric test suggested that I wasn't communicative enough. I took another job during the time he was dithering! Ironically my previous job had been in client relations for a software company and I had spent all my time communicating!
Your story is a prime example of the way tests like this can be misused - glad you had the last laugh and got another job!
I sometimes think that employers use things like psychometric testing and management consultants as a way to avoid taking responsibility for their own judgments.
I am an ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment). For me, the test is incredibly accurate!
INFJ it must be the mood I'm in today.
it definitely lines up with my careers and looking at personalities of famous people, I do admire others in this group, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Nicole Kidman, John Bradshaw.
after reading the description of INFJ, it's very accurate!
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