Tests  Types  Diagrams  Books  Forums  Enneagram Relationships  What's hot now  Search
Main | Type 4 | Type 5 | Movie | Care | Chat

Enneagram Type 4 Board Archive

My own problems with the MBTI
[ Boards: Main, Type4, Type5, Movie, Care, Chat ][ Top 10 ] [ HOME ]

My own problems with the MBTI

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Type 4 Message Board ]

Posted by RAz62 ( 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!!!!!

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Type 4 Message Board ] [ FAQ ]