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YearOfThePIg 25/05/2007 11:00 PM

Is this a good way to verify one's type?
Let us say you are split between two alternatives (in my case INTj and ENTp). You show the types' profile desciptions to close friends and family members who have known you for years (but have never heard of socioinics or MBTI) and ask them to choose which of the two fits you very well. After accumulating a large number of responses, the one which most people select is probably your true type.

So what do all of you think of this method? It's not foolproof, but I think it is better than having random people on the net try to type you when they don't even know you personally. What is unique about this is that these people are not familiar with typology, so it gives them an unbiased approach.

Epic 25/05/2007 11:08 PM

I think it is an interesting idea, but in the end you are leaving the determination in the hands of other people. Might be good for experimentation, but I wouldn't take it so seriously.

If you would describe yourself and how you interact with other people I am sure that forum members could be used in a similar manner. Photographs always a plus.

SG 26/05/2007 10:43 AM

It might work for some but might not for the others, same as with all other methods. For example, if your friends and family are as superficial and shallow as Paris Hilton, I don't think you would get any valuable data for your analysis. Besides you would be lucky if you get anything other than "Errrr, could you remind me who are you?"

Dynamicism 26/05/2007 10:54 AM

Getting opinions from your friends and family probably isn't the best way to go about it. Everyone you know is going to single out certain characteristics about you (the ones they like, or something they remember distinctly about you for whatever reason, etc.) at the expense of others. In all, you'll likely find a huge variance in people's perceptions of you.

If you're just debating between whether you're an introvert or extrovert... it's an easy question to resolve as long as you have the correct understanding of what those two traits really are. If you're curious about this, lemme know and I can explain.

YearOfThePIg 26/05/2007 06:08 PM

Ok, Dynamicism. Carefully explain to me the difference between an introvert and an extrovert. I think I know, but I just want to see what your interpretation is.

Something else I had the family or friend do was to underline the parts of the profile(s) they clearly noticed about me. It was quite revealing, in my think you know yourself well, but there are things that even you miss.

shadowpuppet 29/04/2018 05:03 PM

It would be interesting to have them take the test for you afterwards and see if there is agreement.

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