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Myers-Briggs test, personality test

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hampus Andersson, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. When i did this test, i laughed a little bit, then got scared at how right it was.

    I´m an INTJ, basically if you read about the INTJ personality you will pretty much know me and how i work.
    Bit scary i have to say.


    description of me,

  2. ignore, posted the INTJ one up in the first post instead. It covered some more areas,
  3. *Looks at the computer monitor: you talkin' to me? *

    Wow. I have 2 friends who (oh my) are Psychologists. Scary beings, psychologists. Psychologist friends are even scarier.

    Going to an interview where 2 fellas in the the panel are psychologists must be terrifying...Never happened to me, but the thought is scary...and some companies use them. Yikes.

    So, how do you feel now? Is the abyss staring back at ya? :D
  4. Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
    by Marina Margaret Heiss
    Profile: ISTP
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 26 Feb 2005
    Like their fellow SPs, ISTPs are fundamentally Performers (note the capital 'P' ), but as Ts their areas of interest tend to be mechanical rather than artistic like those of ISFPs, and unlike most ESPs they do not present an impression of constant activity. On the contrary, they lie dormant, saving their energy until a project or an adventure worthy of their time comes along--and then they launch themselves at it. The apparently frenzied state that inevitably ensues is actually much more controlled than it appears--ISTPs always seem to know what they're doing when it comes to physical or mechanical obstacles--but the whole chain of events presents a confusing and paradoxical picture to an outsider.
    ISTPs are equally difficult to understand in their need for personal space, which in turn has an impact on their relationships with others. They need to be able to "spread out"--both physically and psychologically--which generally implies encroaching to some degree on others, especially if they decide that something of someone else's is going to become their next project. (They are generally quite comfortable, however, with being treated the same way they treat others--at least in this respect.) But because they need such a lot of flexibility to be as spontaneous as they feel they must be, they tend to become as inflexible as the most rigid J when someone seems to be threatening their lifestyle (although they usually respond with a classic SP rage which is yet another vivid contrast to their "dormant," impassive, detached mode). These territorial considerations are usually critical in relationships with ISTPs; communication also tends to be a key issue, since they generally express themselves non-verbally. When they do actually verbalize, ISTPs are masters of the one-liner, often showing flashes of humor in the most tense situations; this can result in their being seen as thick-skinned or tasteless.
    Like most SPs, ISTPs may have trouble with rote and abstract classroom learning, which tend not to be good measures of their actual intelligence. They tend, sometimes with good reason, to be highly skeptical of its practical value, and often gravitate towards classes in industrial arts; part-time vocational/ technical programs can be useful to even the college-bound ISTP. In terms of careers, mechanics and any of the skilled trades are traditional choices, and those ISTPs with strong numerical as well mechanical gifts tend to do extremely well in most areas of engineering. Working as paramedics or firefighters can fulfill the ISTP need to live on the edge; they are at their best in a crisis, where their natural disregard for rules and authority structures allows them to focus on and tackle the emergency at hand in the most effective way.
    ISTPs with more sedate careers usually take on high-risk avocations like racing, skydiving, and motorcycling. While aware of the dangers involved, they are so in touch with the physical world that they know they can get away with much smaller safety margins than other types.


    This is scary, for I see myself in that :S
  5. @Chronus so you were a INTJ?

    Yea isn´t it cool William. If i had a company i would probably hire people based on this sort of stuff rather then what you have done before.

    Especially if you have a big company with many different sectors where you need different types of people.
  6. ISTJ

    Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
    by Joe Butt

    Profile: ISTJ
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 27 Feb 2005

    "It is in keeping with tradition throughout our history that I should express simply and directly the opinions which I hold concerning some of the matters of present importance." --Herbert Hoover, Inaugural Address, Monday, March 4, 1929.
    ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.
    As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.
    ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,") the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.
    ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.
    His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military, churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ. "We've always done it this way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs. Threats to time-honored traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.
    Functional Analysis

    Due to their natural strengths ISTJs often find themselves in occupations that involve effective control of production process, good understanding of details, clear-cut planning, require responsibility and being an efficient worker. They are found across a wide range of industries and verticals, in organizations of all sizes. ISTJs succeed as military and police workers, engineers, auditors, lawyers, surgeons. They are found in technology companies among those who deal with practical aspects of technology (e.g. implementation specialists). ISTJs make good project managers, mid-rank managers, department heads.

    Famous Personalities Sharing Your Type

    - Michael Schumacher, a Formula One racing driver
  7. Profile: ENFJ
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 23 Feb 2005
    ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it's usually not meant as manipulation -- ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are.
    ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.
    ENFJs are, by definition, Js, with whom we associate organization and decisiveness. But they don't resemble the SJs or even the NTJs in organization of the environment nor occasional recalcitrance. ENFJs are organized in the arena of interpersonal affairs. Their offices may or may not be cluttered, but their conclusions (reached through feelings) about people and motives are drawn much more quickly and are more resilient than those of their NFP counterparts.
    ENFJs know and appreciate people. Like most NFs, (and Feelers in general), they are apt to neglect themselves and their own needs for the needs of others. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear.

    Can't find myself in all, but some things are right
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  8. No.

    This, on face value, seems appropriate.

    It may be used, however (I'm sure it is), to prevent perfectly able people from being hired because, in theory, they "will not adapt well" to the social space.

    Human nature is too complex to be so conveniently categorized (judged).
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  9. do the test and see then.
  10. I did.

    I would offer that the test hit (in a broad way) close to home. Nothing astonishing, though - many years ago I did a couple of tests for the airforce and results were convincing enough.

    I mistrust Psychology, I admit, probably many hard sciences men and women feel the same way about it.

    The results are interesting indeed.

    The point I was making was related to the point you made earlier, though.

    I took the test, and what do I see now? Same thing: human nature is too complex to be so conveniently categorized.

    You are asked to draw a car in 15 seconds, you draw 2 circles for the wheels, a rectangle for the body and a small cube or rectangle for the greenhouse. There is nothing specific about that car representation; people can see that it is a car, certainly will not be able to tell which make it is, which model. Just a car.

    Same thing with these tests.

    The thought of, as you said, using these tests to decide which people to hire is (no matter how correct it seemingly looks from the standpoint of company management) scary if not outright wrong, and to be honest runs against what we have been saying in 3 other threads. With a twist: it looks logical and "right" if you are the owner of the company or some HR manager, but what if you're on the other side and you really want that job...and find out you've been excluded because some "human-metrics expert" decides you're a loud mouth or too much of an introvert?

    Which reminds me: how many geniuses would never be hired (including one A. Einstein) because they are either loners or "too" happy?

    My 2 simple and honest cents.
  11. On the other hand, it is also interesting to understand how our choices (or how we think about ourselves) impact on how the models try to categorize us.

    For self knowledge...hmmm...maybe these Jung-based metrics can help a little? Probably. :)
  12. Why so reluctant to saying what you got?

    And the hiring part i would easily do, obviously the people searching for the job must have the correct education for it but i would not budge using this to choose who i think would fit for a job.

    Interviews is even more uncertain because people will lie out of their own ass if they can.
    They will do whatever it takes to get the job, that doesn´t mean they are in any shape or form suited for it.
    CV´s is even worse. People are masters at fudging their own CV.

    If you think that is bad. Wait until we start with DNA testing.
    People won´t hire you if your granddad had a decease that might have been transfered to you etc.

    Just as you won´t get a rocket scientist job if you have 80 in IQ,
    it doesn´t matter how much you want the job.
  13. Do not jump to conclusions so fast, Hampus, my advice to you. I'm not reluctant on anything, I was and still am a bit puzzled how someone who posts so vehement posts about the status quo (powers that be, bankers, Illuminated) would think it is perfectly fine to hire people on the basis of some psychological test (hey, why not a Rorschach test?). Hence my posts focusing on that and not on the test itself (which I find interesting nonetheless).

    Btw, INTP. Satisfied?


    People who fudge their CVs sooner or later stumble on themselves and are kicked out.

    As for DNA testing...Some insurance companies are already using DNA testing to judge whether a person is insurable or not - or how much will it cost the person to get an insurance. I think this has been one of the worst moments in human societies, allowing people to go without insurance because the company is allowed to peek into their DNA.

    Which is totally different from having an IQ of 80 for a top science job. You either have your qualifications for the job or not. If you haven't, you still get a chance (for a lot of companies) if your track record proves you have the knowledge and experience in that area of expertise (I know psychologists and teachers working as programmers at R&D for Siemens and Alcatel). An IQ of 80 will certainly prevent you from grasping complex concepts and the mathematics that go with top science jobs - such a person would find it extremely hard to get a career in IT let alone in science related fields.

    As this is your thread, and this thread is about the test, I will again say this is an interesting test with some curious...er..twists.
  14. Yes!
    And i don´t jump to conclusions fast. It felt like i had to drag it out of you.

    For example, "Were you INTJ?" "No..." "Did you do the test?" "Yes..."
    Any other person who did the test would say "No, i was a XXXX" or "Yes i did the test, i was XXXX"

    We know you found it interesting but somewhat useless, that´s fine, all i wanted to know was what you got.
    No more no less.
  15. INTP (Chronus)

  16. Ah, shame on you, now I can't go out on the street... :D
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  17. Errr....I don't want to cast a cloud here but....
    OK, Ive not done this test yet, BUT, reading the quote boxes of differing results, I see a bit of myself in each of them....
    Which has me thinking it's kind of like Astrology- written in such away as to have you thinking, "hey that sounds like me", "dunno about that bit", "oh, I'm definitely that!" & "hmmmm....sometimes"....
    Has anyone else read through this but not done the test & feel the same way?
    Just curious is all....

    BTW, why did you give in so soon Chronus?
    I was having a grand old giggle seeing how far you could put off the big reveal!:p:sneaky:
    Kept me coming back for the next night's episode....
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  18. Do the test and see. And answer as honest as you possibly can.

    Sometimes people have a tendency to answer stuff where they "want it to be" like that.
    Instead of just saying how it really is and what you really would have done.
  19. Hmmm...I see what you mean. After taking the test I looked at several profiles and I think it's most likely we share traits with several types.

    Ah! :laugh:

    Hampus is blindingly powerful, I had to give in...
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