This is a discussion on Will Sensing Types Have Just As Strong An Interest In Type As Intuiting Types? within the What's my personality type? forums, part of the Personality Cafe category; Originally Posted by Functianalyst First as SP or SJ type, do you consider your interest as equal to someone preferring ...
Just wanted to pop in here to say: the more I read about ISTP (and the more I read actual posts from other ISTPs) the more I feel at home. I think they key for me is thoroughness. Incredibly important for me. I have always thought I was an N type. Always, every time I took the tests I thought I was N. NJ or NP, it varied. But there was always something missing... something not quite right about it.
Here's the thing for me with personality type. I go through phases where I am extremely interested in it (usually a couple months or so) until I realize it just doesn't really fit me, or I don't see the practical application of it any more, and get bored with it. Are there a lot of STPs that do this? It seems more the NT rationale to be more interested in a theory, and less interested in how it fits people in real life. To me, that is the difference between the way an S and an N might approach the subject... it might be just as interesting initially, but I have a feeling that once the novelty wears off, and once the practical application wanes, that an SP might get bored. Just a thought.
One more thought: how many of you try to type your coworkers/friends/loved ones? When I am in an MBTI mode, I try to type everyone. :)
I don't think that most ISTPs would consider themselves thorough, in particularly in comparison to an ISJ type. In fact I think ISTPs are some of the most efficient types and may dismiss taking in information if they believe it will not conclude a different determinaiton.
***Edit*** I think that I may have taken your inquiry out of context Photo. Yes we are very thorough in researching and writing. However my initial response was based on how we are when we have accumulated experience in a matter and know the principles of how something works. Then we do not find the need for being completely thorough. We also may be quick to jump into something without reading the instructions thoroughly and only will refer to the particular section when we hit a road block. But to answer your general question, yes we are very thorough. One just needs to look at my writing style on this forum.Always one more thing with you Missy . I personally don't believe in typing others, even when I know them on an intimate level. I think we are forced to play roles and you never truly know whether you are seeing the real person or a role to adapt to the presented circumstances. I am not sure that I referred you to this site yesterday, but this article gives some reasons for the ISTP confusing themselves as INT types.
Last edited by Functianalyst; 04-03-2010 at 11:39 AM.
I catch what you're saying, Funct. Yeah, with typing people, trying to do it doesn't mean I succeed... ;) I usually end up with "Eh, I don't really know... Oh well." But the thought crosses my mind a lot (if I'm in that mode). I guess I just really wonder what makes people tick. I am always curious about why they say/do what they say/do.
And yes... I hardly ever read the instructions first. :) And always looking for efficiency. Gah, this is seriously like a lightbulb went off for me. I'm still undecided on my type for now, because I think it is important to be unbiased in my judgment.
No, you did not link that article, but one like it. Will read it now!
Sorry to hijack this thread with more of my ramblings! Just trying to figure things out, you know? Discussion is a good thing.
In my response, the sensing types won't give a damn about mbti. There are exceptions to the rule, but this is what I've found. I think the proof is in the fact that about 90% of the people on this forum that I see are intuitive.
I think it depends on the Sensor.
Of the sensors, I notice that the Ji doms tend to be the most interested in personality theory. I think it's the conceptual nature of Ti & Fi that may draw them to it. Jung speaks of Ti & Fi doms as both being easily misunderstood types, and I think for ISTPs who fall outside of the extreme sports dude stereotype, this may very much hold true. No doubt that many ISFPs are seen as weirdos
I've already made a thread like this. No most sensors could give less of a shit about it. Some with Fi may take interest in it though, especially the ISFP. Oh, and most SJ's will say that the system is bullshit. Here's the general rule:
SP: Won't deny it's existence, but won't care.
SJ: Will say that it's bullshit.
NF: Will become obsessed with it.
NT: Most will be skeptical at first, then will become obsessed with it. Oh, but I've noticed a lot of ENTJ's don't believe in it, which is odd.