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07-06-2013, 03:38 PM
The many personalities of TTA
I've seen a lot of topics discussed here at TTA. I already know more about many of your religious/political beliefs than I do my own family. Always interested in discovering the wrinkles in my assumptions, I had an idea that I thought may be helpful for better understanding one another. Its called the Jung Personality Test and it is employed by psychologists, schools ad employers throughout the world. I thought it might present an interesting opportunity to learn something about one another and maybe even something about ourselves.

Here are my results:

INTJ
Introvert(56%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(75%) Judging(67%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

A quick google search of "INTJ" yeilded the following result called the Portrait of an INTJ which I found to be remarkably accurate in the areas where I scored highest.

As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically.

INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, they have similar expectations of others.

With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. Unlike the INTP, they do not follow an idea as far as they possibly can, seeking only to understand it fully. INTJs are driven to come to conclusions about ideas. Their need for closure and organization usually requires that they take some action.

INTJ's tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ scientist gives a gift to society by putting their ideas into a useful form for others to follow. It is not easy for the INTJ to express their internal images, insights, and abstractions. The internal form of the INTJ's thoughts and concepts is highly individualized, and is not readily translatable into a form that others will understand. However, the INTJ is driven to translate their ideas into a plan or system that is usually readily explainable, rather than to do a direct translation of their thoughts. They usually don't see the value of a direct transaction, and will also have difficulty expressing their ideas, which are non-linear. However, their extreme respect of knowledge and intelligence will motivate them to explain themselves to another person who they feel is deserving of the effort.

INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. When they are in leadership roles, they are quite effective, because they are able to objectively see the reality of a situation, and are adaptable enough to change things which aren't working well. They are the supreme strategists - always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.

INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings. Unless their Feeling side is developed, they may have problems giving other people the level of intimacy that is needed. Unless their Sensing side is developed, they may have a tendency to ignore details which are necessary for implementing their ideas.

The INTJ's interest in dealing with the world is to make decisions, express judgments, and put everything that they encounter into an understandable and rational system. Consequently, they are quick to express judgments. Often they have very evolved intuitions, and are convinced that they are right about things. Unless they complement their intuitive understanding with a well-developed ability to express their insights, they may find themselves frequently misunderstood. In these cases, INTJs tend to blame misunderstandings on the limitations of the other party, rather than on their own difficulty in expressing themselves. This tendency may cause the INTJ to dismiss others input too quickly, and to become generally arrogant and elitist.

INTJs are ambitious, self-confident, deliberate, long-range thinkers. Many INTJs end up in engineering or scientific pursuits, although some find enough challenge within the business world in areas which involve organizing and strategic planning. They dislike messiness and inefficiency, and anything that is muddled or unclear. They value clarity and efficiency, and will put enormous amounts of energy and time into consolidating their insights into structured patterns.

Other people may have a difficult time understanding an INTJ. They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire. That doesn't mean that he or she doesn't truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically feel the need to express it. Others may falsely perceive the INTJ as being rigid and set in their ways. Nothing could be further from the truth, because the INTJ is committed to always finding the objective best strategy to implement their ideas. The INTJ is usually quite open to hearing an alternative way of doing something.

When under a great deal of stress, the INTJ may become obsessed with mindless repetitive, Sensate activities, such as over-drinking. They may also tend to become absorbed with minutia and details that they would not normally consider important to their overall goal.

INTJs need to remember to express themselves sufficiently, so as to avoid difficulties with people misunderstandings. In the absence of properly developing their communication abilities, they may become abrupt and short with people, and isolationists.

INTJs have a tremendous amount of ability to accomplish great things. They have insight into the Big Picture, and are driven to synthesize their concepts into solid plans of action. Their reasoning skills gives them the means to accomplish that. INTJs are most always highly competent people, and will not have a problem meeting their career or education goals. They have the capability to make great strides in these arenas. On a personal level, the INTJ who practices tolerances and puts effort into effectively communicating their insights to others has everything in his or her power to lead a rich and rewarding life.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Extraverted Thinking
Tertiary: Introverted Feeling
Inferior: Extraverted Sensing


So, if you're interested, play along. Post your results and tell us if they nailed the description or not. Higher scores in the areas listed tend to yield more accurate results in the personality portrait. Keep in mind this is a short quiz that is intended to serve as a general point of reference. The real Jung Test is longer and considerably more expensive. My results on the real Jung Test were almost identical to the results of the quiz, which is why I chose this site over others.

I look forward to learning more about all who choose to participate!

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07-06-2013, 03:51 PM
RE: The many personalities of TTA
INFP according to me, INTP according to my wife.

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07-06-2013, 03:54 PM
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ENTJ Drinking Beverage

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07-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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Very quick responses. I'm assuming that you've both taken the Jung test before. How accurate did you find the personality description? Has it been useful in your day to day occupation (and does your occupation fit with your description)?

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07-06-2013, 04:20 PM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2013 04:26 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: The many personalities of TTA
(07-06-2013 04:01 PM)FYAstronomy Wrote:  Very quick responses. I'm assuming that you've both taken the Jung test before. How accurate did you find the personality description? Has it been useful in your day to day occupation (and does your occupation fit with your description)?


Psssst ... click on the little blue thingy in my post. A bunch of us already took it a while ago. Might want to resurrect that thread instead. Wink

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07-06-2013, 05:10 PM
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(07-06-2013 03:51 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  INFP according to me, INTP according to my wife.

Me too.



Minus the wife part. Weeping

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07-06-2013, 06:03 PM
RE: The many personalities of TTA
Not recently, but somewhere, there are at least two other threads in which we answered this question, (I say that only to explain the quick responses).
I think we established INTJ is by far the most common among us, (including me).
But the older I get the less "I" I am. Weeping

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07-06-2013, 06:11 PM
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INTJ

In fact last I took the test I was 100% introvert.

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07-06-2013, 06:31 PM
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(07-06-2013 06:03 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Not recently, but somewhere, there are at least two other threads in which we answered this question, (I say that only to explain the quick responses).
I think we established INTJ is by far the most common among us, (including me).
But the older I get the less "I" I am. Weeping

Why do you consider less "I" to be a bad thing?

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07-06-2013, 06:38 PM
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(07-06-2013 06:03 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Not recently, but somewhere, there are at least two other threads in which we answered this question, ...

Psst ... you can click on this little blue thingy in my post and maybe resurrect that thread.

(07-06-2013 05:10 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(07-06-2013 03:51 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  INFP according to me, INTP according to my wife.
Me too. Minus the wife part. Weeping

Or we can just run with it here and hope some mod realizes the threads should be merged ... or not.

INFP: "Questor". Idealistic, self-sacrificing, and somewhat cool or reserved. They are very family and home oriented, and have a high capacity for caring. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 1% of the total population.

That don't surprise me, Hellbound, 'cause you was a preacher and shit and now you a counselor and shit. What surprises me is that your self-assessment was on the mark, ManlyGirl just laughed at my self-assessment.

"When my wife saw it I couldn't get her off the floor. Thought she was having a seizure or something. Ready to call 911. She redid it for me and I came back as:

INTP: "Architect". Great precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. They are good at logic and math and make good philosophers and theoretical scientists. 1% of the total population."

I started as a PHIL major and took a shitload of both symbolic and mathematical logic at uni, then Manly got all preggo and shit and I realized that even a mediocre CS major is likely to command a higher salary than a very good philosopher. Manly's assessment seems more on the mark than my self-assessment. Perspective is everything. Tongue

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