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Old 21/07/2006, 08:15 AM
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Excuse me if I flood the forums - desperately starved for attention apparently :-)

Are some types more proud of their types than others?

Having read my descriptions from various places including the "ENTP uncovered", I remain quite proud of my type. Seeing various posts about the weaknesses of my type actual affirms (for me) that I am happy to have those weaknesses as I like my strengths.

Is this the case with other types? For example an old gf was horrified by her type descriptions (ESTJ) and was not happy at all - though she agreed it described her fairly well. Is this something that changes from type to type (are some types happier with who they are?) or is it more an across the board variance?

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Old 21/07/2006, 02:04 PM
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Are some types more proud of their types than others?

Having read my descriptions from various places including the "ENTP uncovered", I remain quite proud of my type. Seeing various posts about the weaknesses of my type actual affirms (for me) that I am happy to have those weaknesses as I like my strengths.

Is this the case with other types?
I wouldn't say that I have pride in my type as much as confusion about whether I've typed myself correctly.

I usually turn up as INTj, but I am an ISTj on alternate Tuesdays

Seriously, my academic interests are scientific though I don't see myself as being as creative or imaginative as my colleagues. I like tradition and hierarchical structures appeal to me so long as I am at the top of them; otherwise they bore the crap out of me. I find the detailed data handling common to ISTj types tedious; notwithstanding, I am quite good at it. In terms of hidden agenda, I have no concerns about my health or personal comfort, but neither do I have any difficulty with my introverted intuition (I often score highest on the pattern recognition sections of IQ tests.) but I don't give a flying fig about this ability and therefore don't feel that it is my hidden agenda either. All of that said, I continue to be fascinated by socionics because I have seen it work in social groups.
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Old 21/07/2006, 10:20 PM
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hahaha, how can an ESTJ not take pride in what type they are...I walked around thinkin I was the shit after reading my description...lol
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Old 22/07/2006, 06:19 AM
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I noticed a similar response from an ESTj coworker of mine. This surprised me because I always felt thoroughly unimpressed by ESTj's (no offense, really). But they really do tend to think very highly of themselves.
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Old 24/07/2006, 12:18 AM
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I noticed a similar response from an ESTj coworker of mine. This surprised me because I always felt thoroughly unimpressed by ESTj's (no offense, really). But they really do tend to think very highly of themselves.
No offense taken at all...

I posted this in a thread some time ago when I first started on this site...it kinda goes over why some estj's think as highly of themselves as they do, or how I see it at least...

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The ESTJ confidence: Here's how it works in my head... When I played little league baseball as a kid I played for 3 yrs and by the 2nd year I was second in the league in batting average and stolen bases, this of course made me essentially think, "i'm the best player on my team" because of things like that. When I played soccer I had the most goals in a game, during the season, and pretty much every record in school when it came to offense back in high school, this got me an MVP trophy every year and of course made me think, "I'm the shit" hahaha this is where the logic comes in of the ESTJ...if I'm better than everyone else, then I'm the best and I might as well be cocky about it. That's just sports...
At WORK, same thing happens...I figure out how the place works, learn how to make it work better...tell everyone what I think needs to be done and bam, everything is running considerably smoother than when I got there...no matter what job, that's pretty much what has happened in the past. Next thing ya know, you're back to thinking man "i'm the shit" again...hahahaha Please take this with a little sarcasm...
I was always a total Nerd/Jock back in high school...I played sports but did exceptional in school all the way thru college where I finished with a 3.9 GPA...this is where some of us get the thought that we are super smart or whatever. I think I'm somewhat intellectual but for the most part I know enough to get by and don't really need all the other stuff bottled up in my head, I guess if I need it, it'll come out.
this came from here: http://www.socionics.com/ubbthreads/show...h=true#Post2955
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Old 24/07/2006, 09:01 PM
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I have edited my original post due to it's ill manner

Although I am sure you and all ESTj's have reason to be proud of your successes, there seems to be a tendency to trump up accomplishments or high-points and ignore failures or low-points... which is annoying and excessively self absorbed seeming(to me)
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Old 27/07/2006, 10:08 PM
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I have edited my original post due to it's ill manner

Although I am sure you and all ESTj's have reason to be proud of your successes, there seems to be a tendency to trump up accomplishments or high-points and ignore failures or low-points... which is annoying and excessively self absorbed seeming(to me)
hahahahahaha, exactly what is wrong with that anyways? If i fail at something of course i'm going to try to forget it, and learn from it, if I succeed in something that I feel is worth noting of course I'm gonna think good about it. I guess it's annoying if a person isn't tactful at all and just goes around thinking and bragging that they're better than others. for the record, please speak your mind...I, unlike many others, don't get butt hurt over reading something "mean" or "ill mannered" on a message board.
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