Thanks for the article!
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Thanks for the article!
As a new a member among others, I definitely agree with your point. I recently started getting into this whole MBTI personality type thing and like all "personal identifiers" (for the lack of a precise term) such as horoscopes, blood types (particularly in Asia), races, colors, college majors, etc. people fall into the whole this notion "I am this, you are that, and that is only how I see you." There seems to be an unconscious need for belonging within individuals to find a group that they can fit in with. It probably stems from our ancestral need to form communities and be wary of outsiders in order to stay alive. That being said, we are no longer in that time but still the need to find belonging will always be a part of our lives. However that does not excuse individuals to use the MBTI type to label others as only as their dominant cognitive functions allow. I find this especially true among some other "self-proclaimed" INTPs (not just in PC), this whole notion about being the dominant Ti, Ne somehow makes us better than others makes me roll my eyes. Confidence and pride in oneself is fine, but arrogance is just annoying. Prestige and achievement in my point of view, is secondary to the pursuit of truth, wisdom and knowledge (and of course, efficiency). Which often makes me question some of my colleagues, TAs, and professors... they can often be arrogant bastards, who only care about appearing to be right rather than pursuing the actual truth in research and questioning.
Sorry for the unintended rant. I like your post! You make very good points. Kudos to you!
As a newcomer to reality and self-discovery, I find this piece very encouraging. Thanks for sharing!
I'd like to add that I've noticed some people seem to violent defend themselves being a certain type over another, which is a bit confusing to me. I understand being proud of your type, but you also have to accept evidence/theories that you may be another type. After all, it's not the end of the world if you're an ENTP I instead of ENFP for example, and if you are in fact an ENTP that would allow you to develop yourself further, more so than if you still considered yourself ENFP.
For example, I'm constantly bouncing between ENFP and ESFP as types, and consider myself as a person some kind of weird combination of the two ;) Best of both worlds it seems like but meh ahaha.
Really interesting read though, thanks :D
As for people defending their type or trying to puzzle piece themselves into a type, that's sad. This should be a tool to see what you actually are and then put to good use in your life. Not to make you feel special quite frankly. ;) Thanks for reading the article!
~Mango / Laguna
Basically, its a re-verification and rediscovery tool. Confidence tool.
Bravo. Before I took the test I felt as though I had to do something to change the way I act (of a sort, it was just one in a thousand ideas bouncing around my head at the current time) since it was just so different from the people I knew. Random was my middle name, on the outside. But people just couldn't understand the way I put things together so quickly in my head from the tiniest connections.
That was just one of the reasons, until I discovered the MBTI test. And when I read the "ENTP" description I was so shocked it almost seemed as if somebody had been living inside my head and decided to write an article about it.
I have found the whole personality type deal so incredibly interesting that I need to take a step back and realize that yes, this may be so and so's type, but they are still a person. The four letter code is just a base to each person, you make it unique.
Really interesting thread!