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My own problems with the MBTI


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Posted by RAz62 (12.108.99.30) on September 11, 2003 at 12:04:47:

I'm definitely an Introvert, an Intuitive, and a Perceiver. I score tie quite often, or just slightly one way or the other, with Thinking and Feeling.

My problem is this -- how do I know which function I am using as my dominant introverted function? I suspect it is Intuition, but it may be Feeling or Thinking -- HOW DO I KNOW? Do I have to observe myself in group situations where I am extraverted and then try to figure out where my head is?

I'm also confused because I thought that according to the Jungian system, your primary EXTRAVERTED function determines whether you get the "P" or the "J." So, if I am primarily introverted, and I am primarily perceiver, doesn't that mean that my actual letter stacking will be I N TorF J? (Because, presumably, your secondary function has to be E if your primary is I, and vice versa, and I believe I'm primarily intuitive and a perceiver in my introversion.) Because I'm pretty open-ended when I'm alone and mulling things over, but I'm pretty upset when all of a sudden unexpected stuff is thrown at me from the external world -- I stress out easily -- I need some kind of definition of things outside of me -- but I spend most of my time INSIDE of me so I always test as P (I'm in a state of introversion when I take all of these personality tests).

I always test as INTP or INFP but wonder if that accounts for the Jungian "flip" based on extraversion.

Thanks for letting me post this utterly confusing but totally truthful question!!!!!




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