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Meyers-Briggs? [Mar. 19th, 2007|10:40 pm]
I am occasionally fascinated by personality tests. I discovered the Myers-Briggs test in high school, and really liked it because not only did it describe me pretty well, the book I had explained the motivations of people who are different than me quite well. (The enneagram, on the other hand, makes no sense at all to me.)

What do you think?

Do you think the MBTI is accurate?

It's got me pegged
it's pretty good
it's totally worng
I don't know what you're even talking about

What do you test as?

(I tested as crossover INFP/INTP/ENFP/ENTP back then, which still seems pretty accurate to me. I have a difficulty taking it any more because I like that classification and have a hard time not trying to game the answers, and because my answer to many of the questions is "it totally depends" -- which is consistent with being split on the related scores.)

[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-03-20 05:16 pm (UTC)
What I realized when I was looking at it most recently is that whether I gain or lose energy being around people depends on the people. Usually I'm extroverted -- because I'm usually surrounded by the right people, and I get plenty of alone time at work. But when I'm on business trips, I sometimes need to hide in my hotel room for a while.
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From: hapaxeslegomena
2007-03-21 03:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you’re and introvert, then. An extrovert wouldn’t need alone time at work in order to deal with people; in fact, it would probably drive them crazy.

Introverts also tend to have a small handful of people that drain them less quickly than the average stranger/coworker.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-03-21 04:45 pm (UTC)
I really think I'm bimodal.

I do need some time alone, but I can get too much of it and really NEED to interact with people. And I have quite a few people that don't drain me at all, but energize me. My friends generally think of me as quite extroverted, but I found out that my boss thinks I'm something of an introvert.

So I think I go back and forth. Living with two real introverts, I've learned to believe them when they tell me to go socialize with people and leave them at home, really it's okay.
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