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dhkendall wrote: I get ESPN, what that means is that I could watch football all day if I wanted to.
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I've been told by folks that my type is STFU.

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My e-mail records indicate that I took a short free online version of the test in 2011 and got ENFJ (22% - 62% - 12% - 44%). I just took it again (three years and a day later) and got INFJ (33% - 25% - 12% - 44%). Two of the percentages changed quite a bit (one, enough to flip a letter) and two stayed exactly the same.

While I tend to agree that this test is probably useless, for employers or otherwise, I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions about what valid uses it might possibly be put to, and how one might take a full validated test for free.

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Robert K S wrote:My e-mail records indicate that I took a short free online version of the test in 2011 and got ENFJ (22% - 62% - 12% - 44%). I just took it again (three years and a day later) and got INFJ (33% - 25% - 12% - 44%). Two of the percentages changed quite a bit (one, enough to flip a letter) and two stayed exactly the same.

While I tend to agree that this test is probably useless, for employers or otherwise, I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions about what valid uses it might possibly be put to, and how one might take a full validated test for free.
I will say that in the past few years I've been through two relatively long stretches of unemployment (November 2012 to October 2013 and April to August 2014) in which I applied to hundreds of jobs (generally white collar) and had dozens of interviews, I've never had one where a Myers Briggs was given. (I have had a personality test for a couple - basically a "what would you do in this type of situation", "would you describe yourself as ..." thing - but no Myers Briggs. (At least they didn't spit a Myer Briggs type out at me.) I have a couple of friends in the HR field, I should ask them if they ever use it all or what the industry thinks of it)
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Look up the origin of the test if you want a laugh.

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Robert K S wrote:While I tend to agree that this test is probably useless, for employers or otherwise, I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions about what valid uses it might possibly be put to, and how one might take a full validated test for free.
I took it as part of preparation for some volunteer work I did. I think it can be a useful starting point for a discussion about the personalities of a group or team. For example, it might be helpful to know that someone usually prefers to work alone, and isn't necessarily isolating themselves because they're not getting along with team members. Sometimes people disagree with their results, or are actually different than they seem to others, and those can be good things to discuss too.

One way I've seen it misused is when people interpret it as dictating their destiny, or using it as an excuse for bad behavior - e.g., "I'm an ABCD so I'm naturally bossy, irritable, and short-tempered. People just need to accept that."

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I took the Myers-Briggs test about 20 years ago, and I was a solid ISTJ. I had a supervisor who made everyone on her team (a dozen people) take the test. She thought that if we knew each other's personality types, we would be able to work better together. I worked in computer programming, and nearly all of us tested as ISTJ, INTJ or INTP.

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I remember taking the test years ago as part of a planning committee that I served on. Don't remember what I turned out to be, but I do remember being frustrated at the test only giving two possible answers for each question. I wanted more choices! Which probably says something about my personality. :D

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Solid T.

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N & S depend on the day.

Pathologically I.

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DadofTwins wrote:Pathologically I.
I have noticed that, online, it's hard to tell an introvert from an extrovert.

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bpmod wrote:
DadofTwins wrote:Pathologically I.
I have noticed that, online, it's hard to tell an introvert from an extrovert.

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I actually think that may be because, online, introverts *are* extroverts. Introverts *love* the internet, and it seems to be a well-known fact that they find communicating online much easier than in person. My fellow Is can testify.
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Well, this was pretty much what I expected. Lots of N's and T's and quite a few I's. Which could be Internet/forum self-selection as much as J-fan self-selection, so whatever. Or it's all meaningless because a dozen or so people is not a great sample.
dhkendall wrote:I will say that in the past few years I've been through two relatively long stretches of unemployment (November 2012 to October 2013 and April to August 2014) in which I applied to hundreds of jobs (generally white collar) and had dozens of interviews, I've never had one where a Myers Briggs was given. (I have had a personality test for a couple - basically a "what would you do in this type of situation", "would you describe yourself as ..." thing - but no Myers Briggs. (At least they didn't spit a Myer Briggs type out at me.) I have a couple of friends in the HR field, I should ask them if they ever use it all or what the industry thinks of it)
I've mostly heard of the test being given at corporate retreats and/or to see which underlings could be executive material. I think everyone in the corporate world wants to be/is supposed to be/is converting to ENTJ.
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INTJ.
Years ago a neighbor came back from a 1-day management seminar, where he’d been subjected to a personality test that involved a triangle (yay! 3 choices) labeled hunter, gatherer, and farmer. He shared the test with us, and most people fell comfortably in the interior of the triangle whose vertices were defined by those 3 types. Not me: I was all the way on the vertex labeled hunter. My neighbors were horrified, but decided they still liked me, and nick-named me "Atilla the Hunney". That’s way more fun than INTJ.

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ihavejeoprosy wrote:The type of people that define themselves by their Myers-Briggs personalities are even worse than those that define themselves by their sun signs.
Not quite, yo.

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