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17 January 2011 @ 05:41 pm
Myers Briggs chart  
Posting this as it's a very good reference for the 8 points of the Myers Briggs. It can help out for those that get iffy results on their tests like a 1%. It really explains the difference between E vs I, S vs N, T vs F and P vs J quite well. And for those wondering iNtuition is writen with an N because "I" is already used for Introversion. The "i" in iNtuition is usually lower case and the N is capitalized.

Extrovert E

Talk first, think later
Like going to parties and prefer to talk with many versus a few
May read or have conversations with noise or distractions in the background
Find listening more difficult than talking
Verbally find their way back when they lose their train of thought
Express views
Seek social contact
Interact with the environment
Develop ideas out loud
Need affirmation from friends and associates

Introvert I

Think first, act later
Share special occasions with one person or perhaps a few close friends
Enjoy the peace and quiet of having time to themselves
Are perceived as great listeners
Rehearse things and prefer that others do the same
Keep opinions to themselves
Seek privacy
Concentrate on thoughts
Express conclusions
Believe talk is cheap

Sensing S

Practical, detail oriented, here and now
No-nonsense, factual, sensible
Prefer specific answers to specific questions
Get frustrated when people do not give clear instructions
Like to concentrate on the moment and generally not wonder what’s next
Think that fantasy is a dirty word
Believe that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
Literal in use of words
Look at facts
Acquire details first, then build overview
Enjoy the present
Tend toward realism
Use what’s there
Use trusted solutions
Ask what is real?
Ask where do I start?

iNtuition N

Big picture, concept oriented, time is a river
Innovative, imaginative, absent-minded
Tend to give general answers to most questions
Seek connections and interrelatedness behind most things rather than accepting at face value
Tend to think about several things at once
Believe that “boring details” is a redundancy
Like figuring out how things work for the sheer pleasure of doing so
Are prone to puns and word games
Look for possibilities
Acquire overview first, then fit facts
Look to the future
Tend toward idealism
Change what’s there
Invent own solutions
Ask what might be?
Ask where do I want to go?

Thinking T

Problem first, people second
More important to be right than liked
Are impressed with and lend credence to things that are logical and scientific
May be accused of being cold-hearted
Objective Logic
True vs. False
Right vs. Wrong
Detached objectivity
Logical analysis
Seek to understand and apply universal principles
Make logical connections between ideas and concepts

Feeling F

People first, problem second
Prefer harmony over clarity
Consider a “good decision” one that takes other’s feelings into account
Often accused of taking things too personally
Subjective Values
Like vs. Dislike
Good vs. Bad
Personal involvement
Seek to promote and uphold personal values/ethics
Evaluate personal worth of ideas and concepts

Judging J

Wake up in the morning knowing what the day will look like
Thrive on order
Don’t like surprises
Keep lists and use them
Plan work and then follow the plan
Work things through to completion to get them out of the way, even if it means doing it over later
Meet deadlines with time to spare
Make decisions
Ready? Fire! Aim!!

Percieving P

Like to see what the day will bring and act as events unfold
Are easily distracted
Love to explore the unknown
Don’t like to be pinned down on most things
Don’t plan a task, wait and see what it demands
Depend on last minute spurts of energy to meet deadlines, incorporating decisions based on new or additional information
Leave things until the last minute
Acquire information
Go with the flow
Turn work into play
Act in haste, Repent in leisure!

Current Mood: curiouscurious
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Silvolf Spritesilvolf on January 18th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Yes, this makes me very sure of my type!
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on January 18th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Good I'm glad. I like this chart as it's very helpful that way. I was confused about my S vs N for a while and it helped me out a lot.
actipton80actipton80 on January 18th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Well, I do lots of things in pretty much every box except the E box, the fewest after that would be the N box. The T/F boxes are pretty balanced, as are the J/P boxes. Of course I can't plan anything for beans until I have tons of information. I think it comes back to me not even being able to plan my own body's movements very well.
Des: Hummmthagirion on January 18th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
My strongest are my I and my T. I picked everything out of those and none from the other boxes. More J stuff than P but some P stuff and kind of even on S and N but just enough more on the N side.
actipton80actipton80 on January 18th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I do stuff in both the T/F boxes, but the T boxes are usually considered first when I make decisions. As for S and N, I do use both, and the "fantasy is a dirty word" is just plain wrong since I've had several imaginary worlds to escape into. The most current one just doesn't get shared because it's private until I build it up some more.
Des: Mr. Burns INTJthagirion on January 18th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
For me it's everything out of the N box except "Tent toward idealism." YARG! NO! I'm a realist all the way and idealistic fools irk me. And I'd say I take about 70-75% out of the S box. Hey it's good to have an imagination. That might be your J not wanting to share your stories (I guess I do think of fantasy as a dirty word as I don't consider myself to have them, but to have ideas and stories or daydreams) until they are perfectly worked out. That's what drives me to not share my plans until they are enacted and done. EDIT: I also don't like surpirses but I LOVE to surprise others with my what seems to them sudden finished product. I enjoy their WOW factor.

Edited at 2011-01-18 01:50 am (UTC)
kabuldurkabuldur on January 18th, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for putting that up again. I think Gyro is ISTJ, but does not fit the mould perfectly. He is definitely I and S, but he does have intuition and also has fantasies and like watching certain kinds of fantasies. His T and J are less firm. Although he is a thinking type, he is gentle hearted. And although more J than P, he often starts the day without a plan, and when he does things, he will leave them unfinished so that he can do them properly the first time, rather than completing something and then having to come back later and fix things. No, wait, sometimes if something is difficult, he will do what he can, then come back the next day to make it better, and sometimes repeats this process quite a few times.

I am still halfway between P and J. I do like to have a plan, but then don't beat myself up if I don't stick to it. I do like to have some kind of self-imposed basic structure but have my freedom. It's true that I don't like surprises, mostly, even good ones! It tends to 'rock my boat'.

I should save this to somewhere so I can refer to it :)
Desthagirion on January 18th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
No prob. That's cool. I get along well with ISTJ's. It's rare to find anyone that's 100% in all the points. So that's normal actually. I handle good surprises better than bad ones of course. I'm like that too and don't know what I'm going to do when I wake up. But usually figure it out after standing around over the sink a while. I'll make a plan but most of the time don't stick to it or meet all my daily goals.

There's a link at the top that says "Memories", you could click that and add it to your memeories here on LJ. You can access it through your profile as there's links to what you've saved there at the top.