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2-28-2009 @ 6:21PM
This is persnickety of me, but the INTJ is, under Myers-Briggs, an introverted intuitor. Its cognitive functions are introverted intution (Ni), extroverted thinking (Te), introverted ethics/feeling (Fi), and extroverted sensing (Se). It's the INTP that's the introverted thinker: introverted thinking (Ti), extroverted intuition (Ne), introverted sensing (Si), and extroverted ethics/feeling (Fe).What appears to be a single-letter discrepancy in theory can be, in reality, quite a difference in personality — very different motivations make stereotypical INTJs and INTPs tick, and that's before one considers individual deviations from type theory.Still, what you've presented will be very helpful to players who have an interest in interpersonal and group dynamics, have noticed patterns among their teammates or guildmates, but heretofore lacked any system to clarify it all.The following is a reasonably accurate test for Myers-Briggs:http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
2-28-2009 @ 7:39PM
The problem I have with these kind of tests is that there's no way to differentiate between "meh, I guess" and "OMG that's so me", so the description I get at the end always reads like a very extreme example that doesn't really reflect how I see myself, or how others see me. Take, for example, "You have good control over your desire and temptations" - surely the answer for everyone is "some yes, others no"? That doesn't tell you anything about me as a person, other than I'm a human being.
2-28-2009 @ 8:55PM
First, good reply. I am a psychologist and I use Jungian psychology all the time. Your correction is spot on. @azizreal. Anyone who uses just the test should be shot in the head. I am an INTJ but I test as ENTJ because of American cultural bias (ESTJ male society, for the most part). I despise MBTI people who perform the test without doing a proper and full evaluation (and yes, I am looking at you CAPT). On-line tests in particular are suspect for non-Americans. The MBTI is a powerful tool when used within its proper context by a skilled practitioner. If those two conditions are not met, the test results are nothing but a bunch of gobbledygook and psychobabble. OP. I have never thought of using MBTI for raiding mostly because I don't raid (he he). The results might be interesting but I am skeptical because type falsification would be so easy. I certainly wouldn't attempt to predict type from in-game actions.
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