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Speedyserd
06-13-2006, 04:42 PM
I needed to do this for my work and I got curious: what are other people like in here?
Here's the link. Do the test (takes less than 10 minutes), and see what percentages you are and what category they place you (you may need to follow another link to find out)

Myers-Brigg test (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm)

If people are curious, I was 1% extroverted, 38% sensing, 1% thinking, and 56% judging. They categorized me as a supervising guardian.

marae
06-13-2006, 07:28 PM
I took this many, many years ago, and tested as INFJ. A few years ago, I tested as INFP in an online version. Just now I tested INFJ again -- I am borderline for the Judging/Perceiving characteristic. Here's what I got:

Your Type is
INFJ (Strength of the preferences %)
Introverted (44%) Intuitive (62%) Feeling (62%) Judging (11%)

You are:
moderately expressed introvert
distinctively expressed intuitive personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
slightly expressed judging personality

On the Keirsey.com page I was categorized as a Counselor Idealist.

Toztabud
06-14-2006, 05:44 AM
I'm 11% extroverted (whatever that meens) 50% sensing 1% thinking and 67% perceiving.

marae
06-14-2006, 08:07 AM
Toz, an extrovert is someone who likes being around people, for whom being with people is an energizing thing. An introvert is someone who finds being around people somewhat draining -- they get energized from periods of solitude.

Both introverts and extroverts can like people; the difference is in how they handle large numbers of people, either simultaneously or in sequence. An introvert can get just as burned out having a long string of encounters with one or two people as being stuck in a crowd. They will want some time alone afterwards to regenerate, in a sense. An extrovert, on the other hand, will feel either situation to be stimulating and enjoyable. They would feel long periods of isolation to be most unpleasant.

An extrovert would be more likely to strike up a conversation with a stranger or be the life of the party. The introvert would be happier sitting in a corner with one or two close friends, or curled up alone with a good book.

I think the percentages can be explained like this:

Imagine a scale with 0 at the center and 1 to 100 extending to either side of it. At one end is a characteristic, or mode; at the other is its opposite. The four sets of mode opposites are: Extrovert/Introvert, Sensing/Intuiting, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving.

I think the percentage for each mode indicates how far beyond dead center 0 you are, in the direction of that mode. It doesn't mean you are say, 11 percent extrovert and 89 percent introvert (or you'd be classed as the latter instead!). It means you swing towards the extrovert side of perfectly balanced, about 11 points on a scale of 1 to 100. So you're pretty balanced between extrovert/introvert, and almost dead center between thinking and feeling. You have a stronger preference for following your senses than your intuition (you like to see things demonstrated) and you usually prefer to make decisions based on what's going on at the moment as opposed to following rules, habits, traditions, or your own presuppositions.

Does that sound like you?

Kestryll
06-14-2006, 08:27 AM
INFJ - Introverted 44%, Intuitive 25%, Feeling 12%, Judging 1%

You are:
moderately expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
slightly expressed feeling personality
slightly expressed judging personality

(This is how I am when I first wake up I guess... I took one of these a loooong time ago, and recall that I scored higher in intuitive and feeling. I vaguely recall being scored as an ESTJ. Wonder if I really did change that much, or just need mah coffee to wake up enough to look at the questions more closely... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif )

marae
06-14-2006, 08:56 AM
Hmmm. From INFJ to ESTJ is quite a flip flop, Kes. Although I'm not sure how scoring higher in intuiting and feeling would have made you go that way... You must indeed be in need of your morning pickmeup. Isn't it amazing what chemicals can do to the brain? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Footprint
06-14-2006, 09:55 AM
INFJ Introverted 44 Intuitive 38 Feeling 54 Judging 44

You are:
moderately expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
moderately expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed judging personality


-= looks very moderate... and closest to Marae so far? =-

DebbieDec2003
06-14-2006, 09:59 AM
Okay $100 Canadian to guess what I am? Extrovert or introvert?

The rest of it is SFP
Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
44 38 62 56
are my results.

this is cool to see all your results!!!



Wiki article on MYERS-Briggs Test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers_Briggs)

A quick overview of the 16 types are here (http://www.capt.org/mbti-assessment/type-descriptions.htm).

The Personality Page (http://www.personalitypage.com/home.html)

Yeah, I've done a lot of reading up on this, and talking to diff. people about it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kestryll
06-14-2006, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by marae:
Hmmm. From INFJ to ESTJ is quite a flip flop, Kes. Although I'm not sure how scoring higher in intuiting and feeling would have made you go that way... You must indeed be in need of your morning pickmeup. Isn't it amazing what chemicals can do to the brain? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Not sure... I have taken this at multiple times and tend to score all over the place. Though, this is the first time I've scored as an Introvert. Might be dependant on where the test is coming from. I usually stick with http://web.tickle.com/ (http://Tickle), previously EMode (http://www.emode.com)

Can just tell, I'm seriously NOT a morning person! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Toria... You're an Extrovert. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DebbieDec2003
06-14-2006, 10:14 AM
Toria... You're an Extrovert. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HOWEVER did you guess that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

ESFP

For ESFPs the dominant quality in their lives is their enthusiastic attention to the outer world of hands-on and real-life experiences. ESFPs are excited by continuous involvement in new activities and new relationships. ESFPs also have a deep concern for people, and they show their caring in warm and pragmatic gestures of helping. ESFPs are typically energetic and adaptable realists, who prefer to experience and accept life rather than to judge or organize it.

cathyk
06-14-2006, 10:22 AM
I haven't bothered with the link Speedy posted as I'm accredited to administer Myers-Briggs (I used it when I was a training officer to counsel people about career choices). I'm an INTJ: Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging. I don't recall all my scores from when I did it during my accreditation, but both introversion and intuition were around 90%.

Marae, that was a very good explanation of how the scales work in Myers-Briggs, and of the difference between introversion-extroversion. On the scales, I would add that no-one is ever 100% in any direction. For example, although I'm 90% introverted, I have over the years nurtured the small amount of extroversion I have in order to manage public speaking and getting up and teaching a class. It's exhausting because it's not my natural preference, but public speaking no longer terrifies me like it used to.

Kestryll
06-14-2006, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by ToriaUru:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Toria... You're an Extrovert. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HOWEVER did you guess that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>It was a feeling. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

marae
06-14-2006, 10:56 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif @ Kes

Thank you, Cathyk. I have gone through testing in one job situation, and since then have read the book Please Understand Me and taken the test a few times over the years, just for kicks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A funny thing about me and the introversion/extroversion thing. Although I am happiest at home alone with my computer, ninety percent of what I do on that computer has to do with interacting with other people. I don't do instant messaging though (except in Second Life), but usually prefer e-mail and forum posting -- a little more distance and privacy that way. On the other hand, I have always tended to be the social organizer among my offline friends, and I was the one who usually organized parties in high school. I love performing, also, and I was interested in drama and theater in school. I don't tend to get stage fright/anxiety, although I do worry about how I'm coming across and really crave positive feedback, or I feel insecure.

But as much as I love the attention a performer commands, as much as I love my friends, and as much as I enjoy a good party where there is lots of social interaction and togetherness (as opposed to just loud music and dancing) I always feel drained afterwards. I think I'd hate to be a literal hermit -- I enjoy people too much. But too much interacting -- even online -- and I just want to go away and play solitaire for awhile.

Thietris
06-14-2006, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by cathyk:
I would add that no-one is ever 100% in any direction.

Cathyk, I beg to differ - or, at least, Myers-Brigg does. My score came out as:

Introverted 100%, Intuitive 25%, Thinking 75%, Judging 11%.

Keirsey categorizes me as "Mastermind Rational".

DebbieDec2003
06-14-2006, 01:04 PM
Somehow Thietris, I can definitely see that in you! Interesting how many of us are Introverts, and yet, still post regularly. A good friend Matrix is a INTJ too.

marae
06-14-2006, 06:37 PM
I think introverts are drawn to this kind of discussion format, because you can pace yourself, manage how much contact you have, and log out at any time. You can have a social life without having to actually face people; or, if facing them isn't the problem, you can still interact on your own terms.

Speedyserd
06-14-2006, 07:09 PM
Thanks for the explanation on how the test works, Marae and cathy. I took this senior year in high school in order to find good college fits for me since I had no idea where I wanted to go. I remember being an introvert and judging, but that is about all I remember. I guess I was sensing as well, but I am not quite sure on the thinking. I was amazed when the test called me an extrovert though.
The results I posted were from me taking the test the second time for the day. The website doesn't remember scores and I didn't write down my original ones, so I had to retake it. All I can remember is what I was 11% extrovert and 67% judging.
Ok, I know this is cheating, but I took the test for a third time (extrovert is the same but judging is higher):

E S T J
1 38 1 67

I am:
slightly expressed extrovert
moderately expressed sensing personality
slightly expressed thinking personality
distinctively expressed judging personality

I guess I am finally understanding some of the meanings to the questions now, since some of the numbers are becoming more consistant... but is this allowed? Or should I only take it once?
And cathy, in what situations do you give this test?

marae
06-15-2006, 01:54 AM
The numbers aren't critical, Speedy. What the test indicates is your preferred mode of operation, not how you will operate in any given situation. There is a continuum between the opposite qualities, and most people will approach a situation from somewhere between. The numbers aren't that critical; they just give you an idea of how strong your preferences are by showing you more or less where on the continuum you fall. Think of it as a measure of probability, not an absolute.

On the extrovert/introvert continuum and the thinking/feeling continuum you are pretty much spang in the middle, operating equally well in either mode. You have a preference for sensing as opposed to intuiting, and a stronger preference for judging over perceiving. But you will still sometimes follow your intuition rather than waiting for the facts to come in, and sometimes go with the flow rather than planning ahead. So if you take this test at a different time (when you're in a different mood) or take a different version of the test, your results may vary. Since it's a measure of preference, there are no right or wrong answers. The idea that there might be is your sensing and judging preferences coming to the fore. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thietris
06-15-2006, 04:02 AM
Well, I seem to have the same mix as Cathyk with INTJ, and completely opposite to Toria's ESFP. I'm glad to hear the numbers aren't too critical, Marae - though any higher than 100% on the introversion scale and I would have been worried.

When I park the car at the supermarket, as an INTJ I always try and find an empty, little-frequented area at the far side. And when I return my car alway's surrounded by a group of ESFP vehicles.

Tora_Neko
06-15-2006, 09:38 AM
I'd like to point out some of the questions:
"The process of searching for solution is more
important to you than the solution itself"
Can anyone say "Uru"?
"A thirst for adventure is close to your heart"
This one was hard - do they mean real life adventures or adventure games like Uru?
Actually a whole lot of these I could take different IC than OOC. Which is why I went back and took this twice, just in case.

Me (OOC): ISTJ - 100% Introverted, 62% Sensing, 25% Thinking, 78% Judging
very expressed introvert
distinctively expressed sensing personality
moderately expressed thinking personality
very expressed judging personality

Tora (IC): INFJ - 44% Introverted, 38% Intuitive, 25% Feeling, 22% Judging
moderately expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
moderately expressed feeling personality
slightly expressed judging personality

I actually had to change a good number of answers for Tora.

cathyk
06-15-2006, 10:04 AM
Cathyk, I beg to differ - or, at least, Myers-Brigg does. My score came out as:

Introverted 100%, Intuitive 25%, Thinking 75%, Judging 11%.

Keirsey categorizes me as "Mastermind Rational".

Well, it's been a while since I did my training and we were taught that no-one is ever 100% on any scale - but with you and Tora both hitting 100% on the introvert, obviously I need to revise that to "very rarely". Certainly I've never come across 100% scores when administering it.


And cathy, in what situations do you give this test?


Primarily in two situations: when doing a training needs analysis to get a general feeling for the staff involved and their longer-term career interests; and when someone is in a career rut. In the latter case, I would do it in more detail in order to help the individual find a new career direction.

And it's interesting that Tora mentioned IC and OOC responses and results being different. I have often have to work to get people out of "work" mode in order to get their true preferences because learned responses can mask their true preferences. For instance, I would advise them to complete their test at home, after dinner, having switched off from work.

I have also used it in team-building situations, to help people understand the different types and how all the types can work together to produce good work,


I guess I am finally understanding some of the meanings to the questions now, since some of the numbers are becoming more consistant... but is this allowed? Or should I only take it once?


It's not a good idea generally to take the test too frequently - it can suggest that there is an ideal type that you should be aiming for. There isn't. But certainly you can take it at different times in your life and you will get different results depending on what has happened in your life. For example, one time when I took the test, I came out very strongly perceiving, where normally I am moderately judging. But that was during a very difficult period in my life when I had cause to seriously question my judgment. A sign that I was recovering from that was when I reverted back to my normal preference.

DebbieDec2003
07-31-2006, 06:18 PM
Not quite the same. but. close is the Johari window.

Toria's Johari window (http://kevan.org/johari?name=ToriaURU)

Please, feel free to click and to pick 5 or 6 words that you feel "best" suit me and my personality, as you think you know me.


A Johari window is a metaphorical tool intended to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise. Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window) on it

Achenar625
07-31-2006, 06:56 PM
Eh, why not...
INFJ
Introverted 22%
Intuitive 25%
Feeling 12%
Judging 67%

I am:
slightly expressed introvert
moderately expressed intuitive personality
slightly expressed feeling personality
distinctively expressed judging personality

Keirsey says I'm a "Counselor Idealist", did anybody else get that?
For anyone who's curious, here's the full description of that type:
Counselor Idealist (http://keirsey.com/personality/nfij.html)

As for Achenar, I gave it a try. No real idea how accurate it'll be, though:
ESFJ
Extroverted 67%
Sensing 75%
Feeling 62%
Judging 1%

Achie is:
distinctively expressed extrovert
distinctively expressed sensing personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
slightly expressed judging personality

Keirsey says: Provider Guardian (http://keirsey.com/personality/sjef.html)

marae
07-31-2006, 07:16 PM
I'm INFJ also, Achenar. I'm on page one, second post. There are a few more of us -- not too surprising, I think, considering what we seem to have in common. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And yup, that sounds like our Achie. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Achenar625
07-31-2006, 07:32 PM
I'm INFJ also, Achenar. I'm on page one, second post. There are a few more of us -- not too surprising, I think, considering what we seem to have in common.
Then again, it's rather interesting when you consider the fact that only about one and a half percent of the population is INFJ...
*checks something*
Apparently Gandhi and Elanor Roosevelt were INFJ. That's an interesting backdrop...

Grassie the ferret
08-01-2006, 04:07 AM
Here's my score.....

Introverted 100, Sensing 38, Feeling 12, Judging 33.

very expressed introvert

moderately expressed sensing personality

slightly expressed feeling personality

moderately expressed judging personality

Kersey says Protector Guardian (http://keirsey.com/personality/sjif.html)

I don't mind being around people, but preferably on my terms(not too much at the same time).
As a security officer behind a receptiondesk that is sometimes hard, because I can't get away if it gets too much.
What I do then is put on my mental mask, and take it off when I get home.
That's where I curl up behind my pc or on the sofa.

DebbieDec2003
08-01-2006, 05:03 AM
Lovely to see you back here Grassie /wave

Yeah, I can imagine for an introvert that would be hard, being a security guard. There you go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

marae
08-01-2006, 05:35 AM
Grassie! Hi! It is good to see you around here!

You've been absent for so long, I'm not even sure if we've met personally. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif If not, it's very nice to meet you.

Grassie the ferret
08-01-2006, 05:43 AM
I've never been truly "away", but I haven't posted in quite some time.
Been trying to keep up with the news here though, as well as on the urulive site.

PS. nice to meet you too, Marae and every other person around here.

DebbieDec2003
08-01-2006, 05:58 AM
Yeah, I hope that as the news of Uru Live being reborn spreads throughout peoples email lists, that we will see people returning whom haven't been here in ages. BoatingGirl, Natika, and FrontMullet all come to mind. C'est la vie that they float away.

You're welcome Grassie, and hope to hear more from you, too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Speedyserd
08-01-2006, 06:01 AM
It's my favorite ferret!!!!

((((((((Grassie!))))))))

Wow, it's been awhile. I hope all is well with you!

Achenar625
08-01-2006, 08:52 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I finally get to meet the famous Grassie, creator of Acorn Mead... it's an honor.

Speedyserd
08-01-2006, 10:00 AM
And explorer extraordinaire. I've done a few expeditions with him and they were always fun.
Don't make him do his ferret warrior dance on you! It's lethal. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

zarnic1
08-01-2006, 10:43 AM
I'm a Leo and will always be a Leo, but I took the test anyway and found that I was also ISTJ, an Inspector Guardian. Ummph...

Breakdown is:
Introverted (78%), Sensing (38%), Thinking (75%) and Judging (33%)

Speedyserd
08-01-2006, 01:07 PM
What do astrological signs have to do with your results? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

zarnic1
08-01-2006, 02:22 PM
Absolutely none!

Speedyserd
08-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Ok, since your post seemed to indicate that there should be some correlation, which is why I was confused.
Nah, I remember looking up some information on Cancers and it says that they are extroverted. Doesn't seem too correct since they (Cancers) tend to hide in their shells, particularly after very hard episodes in their lives.

marae
08-02-2006, 10:26 AM
To risk straying a bit from the Myers-Briggs topic...

An astrological chart in its entirety is quite a complex map of a human persona. The sun sign alone (which is what most people think of when they think about astrology) is but one facet of a personality revealed by the chart. If folks are interested, we could start a thread on astrology (I don't want to hijack this one). For here, suffice it to say that the positions of the sun and each of the other planets against the zodiacal constellations reveal various aspects of a person's personality, behavior and mode of being; the position of the constellations themselves relative to the horizon further reveal information relating to different areas of a person's life, and the relations of the planets to one another reveal still more...

Um, that is if you give credence to that sort of thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Short answer: Not all Cancers (or Leos, or Tauruses) are alike...

DebbieDec2003
08-02-2006, 11:01 AM
Yeah, the moon phase has a lot more to do with your personality, I gather! Many Geminis are quite different than me.

I'm open to starting a new one, or continuing in this one. Why don't we let our dear Speedy dictate what she wants, k? If she wants us to start a new thread or not i mean.

Edit: To add in link to my Nohari window (http://kevan.org/nohari?name=ToriaURU) Would love to hear what some of you think about my weak/negative areas.

Speedyserd
08-02-2006, 01:46 PM
If you want to start an astrology one, any of you are more than welcome to do so.
Toria: your Nohari square isn't compatable with firefox. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DebbieDec2003
08-03-2006, 08:54 AM
Actually Speedy, your comments came through fine on my Nohari window. Weird! I use FireFox exclusively, and didn't have any troubles with it. What trouble did you have?

Okay, will start a new astrology thread then.

Speedyserd
08-03-2006, 10:33 AM
The issue I was having was that when I clicked submit, I would keep on getting a window saying "You must choose at least five words", even though I had chosen six. Weird.

DebbieDec2003
08-03-2006, 06:54 PM
Hmmm, that's is a weird one. Because I've done 4 different ones for different people and not got that error. /shrug. Oh well, c'est la guerre