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    INFP - The Idealists

    Best Questions to ask someone to determine personality Type

    Do you have questions you tend to like to ask people? Which questions get the most accurate typeing?
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Ive been wondering about the same thing........

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers


    oh yes, I always like to slyly ask people questions to figure out type!! usually i try to incorporate them into the topic of the conversation so it's not weird....

    but if I am not sure about E/I I'll usually ask something to the effect of 'so what kinds of things do you like to do with your friends for fun?" and that will usually lead to a better idea or more possible questions


    for S/N- I dunno how I would ask.... I might just throw out some really random/abstract idea and see how they respond to it or ask them what they think about it


    for F/T- ask them about their interests and see how much emotion they describe it as opposed to a simple or direct answer


    and for P/J- usually this one if pretty obvious for me through observation- maybe you could as them what their plans are for tomorrow and see if they know or not :P




    but as always, the answers will probably not give you the best idea of their type... you may have to figure it out over a longer time
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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Frannyy View Post
    and for P/J- usually this one if pretty obvious for me through observation- maybe you could as them what their plans are for tomorrow and see if they know or not :P
    Thanks for sharing. But doesn't MBTI deal with what a person prefers to do? Not what they actually end up doing? Or is it less black and white than that?
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Hey Buddy! Want to take this "survey" with me so we can get some Mcbucks from McDonald's?
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    Unknown Personality

    You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? OK.
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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers


    Quote Originally Posted by atomisedmonk View Post
    Thanks for sharing. But doesn't MBTI deal with what a person prefers to do? Not what they actually end up doing? Or is it less black and white than that?
    I was half joking- I meant it by J's like to plan things and P's usually just go-with-the-flow

    * as in a J would probably know what their plans are and P might run away from the thought of having plans

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I find that most people don't really know their own personality untill they sit down and think about it, which most people don't really do naturally. That's why I think observation/getting to know someone is the best way of determining someone's type :P
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    I heard that Extroverts sometimes hesitate when you ask them whether they're extroverted or not, but that Introverts usually know, and I find that to be true. I also read that most people can accurately guess whether a stranger is introverted or extroverted by just looking at a picture of them. Extroverts are usually smiling, and look more confident. Introverts usually look more uncomfortable, and their smiles often seem forced. I spend a lot of time walking around trying to guess E/I of random strangers on the street.

    I'm a pretty blunt person, so if I can't be bothered to be smooth/don't think I'll see the person again, I might ask MBTI questions straight out. Most of the time I get a curious reaction and people become eager to let me type them and tell them about themselves. Some people are difficult though, and seem to find almost all the questions confusing, or are dodgy about answering them truthfully. But quiet observance is making me better at typing them without asking apparent questions, and noticing when their answers don't seem to fit.

    I like making up scenarios when typing a T/F and I like using this story: (For those of you who don't know, "crashing" a class means showing up hoping to get a spot, instead of signing up in advance)
    "Last semester my room-mate was taking a psychology class and on the first day tons of people showed up wanting to crash it. The teacher, wanting to be nice, said 'I know you all need this class, and that some of you will drop during the semester, so I'm going to add all of you.' There were so many students adding the class that there wouldn't be enough seats for everyone. My room-mate (an ENTJ) was outraged that she might have to sit on the floor since she had paid her fees and reserved her seat months in advance."
    And then I ask them what they think. Ts, I find, tend to react quite strongly, saying it was their seat and they reserved it, and shouldn't have to sit on the floor. Some Ts say that though they may not agree with the teacher, they can understand her point of view. Fs on the other hand might instead exhibit empathy for my room-mate, or for the other students trying to get into the class, some (like myself, thinking of my first semester running around trying to add classes) say that it was nice of the teacher to let those poor students add the class. We have a saying in Sweden; "Where there is heart-room there is butt-room." I'm pretty sure that applies here.

    As for the N/S questions I usually say "Do you daydream a lot? Do you live in the now or do you have your head in the clouds?" If they say that they do daydream a lot, ask what they daydream about. Ss mostly daydream about things that are happening in the present, whilst Ns as you know, tend to daydream about everything except the present.

    You can usually tell if someone is a P/J by whether they are always early and get annoyed with waiting, or are always late and not bothered about it, and are indecisive about everything. But the general question would be "Do you like making plans? Like planning parties/dates/ or do you like just going with the flow?"
    No one likes planning boring stuff, not even a J, but Js do like planning fun things, while Ps get anxious about it and feel the fun being sucked out of the party with every plan.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I find if I try and do it, as impartially as possible, everyone wants to be a J. Most of the people I have done this on have been Ps. They almost all try to deny it.


 
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