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jared's post from yesterday got me curious about taking the myers-briggs / jung test again just for fun [and also because i just don't feel like going to bed yet]. i wondered if my istj status had changed any since i last took it a few years ago. lo and behold, i think it did change... in the sense that i think every single category shifted into even HIGHER percentages. i'm not surprised, but i'm highly amused.


Introverted (I) 81.25% Extroverted (E) 18.75%
Sensing (S) 70.27% Intuitive (N) 29.73%
Thinking (T) 69.7% Feeling (F) 30.3%
Judging (J) 73.53% Perceiving (P) 26.47%
ISTJ - "Trustee". Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time-honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.  

here are a few links describing the istj:

most unfortunate-but-what-i-imagine-is-probably-true statement: "As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold."
most vehemently-agreed-with statement: "ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments."
most accurate statement... : "They care deeply about those close to them..."
...that's continuously in progress: "...although they usually are not comfortable with expressing their love."


most humorously accurate statement: "These quiet, no-nonsense Guardians have a distaste for and distrust of fanciness in speech, dress, and living space."
most hopefully unsurprisingly accurate statement: "The idea of dishonoring a contract also bothers an Inspector—their word is their bond—and they naturally communicate a message of trustworthiness and stability, which can make them successful in business."

it's all really very boring to read about. at least, until you figure out YOUR type, and then suddenly it's all highly fascinating. or maybe i'm just narcissistic. at any rate, i think it would be interesting [nice open-ended adjective there] to learn about my blogging audience's standardized personality traits [see, i'm drawing you in, is it working?]. click here, or your googled mbti-type personality test of choice, and let's all learn way too much information about each other.
Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 01:15AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments16 Comments

Reader Comments (16)

Apparently I am more unusual than you. Here are the results: INTJ
Introverted (I) 72.73% Extroverted (E) 27.27%
Intuitive (N) 63.89% Sensing (S) 36.11%
Thinking (T) 57.14% Feeling (F) 42.86%
Judging (J) 55.56% Perceiving (P) 44.44%
INTJ - "Mastermind". Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.
I think that's pretty accurate. Why do I have a feeling that is one that usually describes men more than women?
Jan 15, 2006 at 05:52PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel mcH
Extroverted (E) 59.26% Introverted (I) 40.74%
Sensing (S) 59.52% Intuitive (N) 40.48%
Thinking (T) 64.86% Feeling (F) 35.14%
Judging (J) 55.88% Perceiving (P) 44.12%

ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.

I think it is right. I know I used act like an introvert, I think from lack of confidence over really being an introvert... so I see alot of me in the ISTJ as well.
Jan 16, 2006 at 12:20AM | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
Introverted (I) 71.88% Extroverted (E) 28.13%
Sensing (S) 56.25% Intuitive (N) 43.75%
Feeling (F) 55.88% Thinking (T) 44.12%
Judging (J) 55.56% Perceiving (P) 44.44%

ISFJ - "Conservator". Desires to be of service and to minister to individual needs - very loyal. 13.8% of total population.
Jan 16, 2006 at 12:41AM | Unregistered Commenterjoy
i plan to take this and post about it... but I struggle as I can never answer the questions! I don't know what I like... a sure sign of disfunction.
Jan 16, 2006 at 08:01AM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
I showed up as an ISFJ this time. I'm not sure about this. I think I liked INFJ, but maybe this makes more sense.

Introverted (I) 61.76% Extroverted (E) 38.24%
Sensing (S) 56.25% Intuitive (N) 43.75%
Feeling (F) 51.35% Thinking (T) 48.65%
Judging (J) 68.75% Perceiving (P) 31.25%
Jan 16, 2006 at 08:22PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
and you're not "off-the-charts" introversion, either...

you have to admit it makes more sense that you're not an ENIGMA to me!
Jan 16, 2006 at 08:40PM | Registered Commentermdog
so, for the record [and my love of consistency], the test i took for my initial entry was http://similarminds.com/jung.html . fyi. i just realized i only gave the main personality test link before.

interestingly, i took the jung word test [ http://similarminds.com/jung_word.html ] and got these results:

Introverted (I) 76.67% Extroverted (E) 23.33%
Sensing (S) 81.82% Intuitive (N) 18.18%
Thinking (T) 55.26% Feeling (F) 44.74%
Judging (J) 74.29% Perceiving (P) 25.71%

sensing went up ten points and thinking went down fifteen...

there's a joke in there somewhere.
Jan 16, 2006 at 09:09PM | Registered Commentermdog
Extroverted (E) 87.1% Introverted (I) 12.9%
Intuitive (N) 56.67% Sensing (S) 43.33%
Feeling (F) 60.61% Thinking (T) 39.39%
Judging (J) 58.33% Perceiving (P) 41.67%

This is from the Word test. The phrase test flipped the J and P, but they are the closest to the middle for me. I don't think I'm in any danger of becoming an introvert.

My favorite question was, "I frequently come up with ideas/solutions out of nowhere." How does the test know me so well?
Jan 17, 2006 at 08:55AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
I didn't retake the test, but I always come up as ENTP, which describes me to an absurd degree.

The stuff on similarminds.com can be somewhat interesting. I blogged about that a little while back.

Jan 17, 2006 at 11:45AM | Unregistered Commentermeegs
I first took the MBTI over 12 years ago. Since then, I've taken it several times and am always INFJ. It's the most startlingly accurate personality description I've ever seen.

The thing I love best about the Jung/MB tests is that the books help you to learn how to relate to others within your personality type in every kind of situation - family, work, friendship, romantic relationships, dealing with conflict, etc.
Jan 17, 2006 at 12:33PM | Unregistered CommenterTB
So... the short answer one said I am an...

Extroverted (E) 57.14% Introverted (I) 42.86%
Sensing (S) 51.85% Intuitive (N) 48.15%
Feeling (F) 64.71% Thinking (T) 35.29%
Perceiving (P) 60.71% Judging (J) 39.29%

Your type is: ESFP

ESFP - "Entertainer". Radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever. Fun to be with. Very generous. 8.5% of the total population.

This is very funny as the last time I took this I was exactly opposite. Seriously. I was an INTJ. What the heck does that mean? I'm a sicko and need therapy? It mean I have NEVER been able to take these tests. My wife took this with me and she had trouble. Really, these tests really bother me.
Jan 17, 2006 at 06:53PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
i have no idea what that means! did you take the other one very long ago? are you one of those people that just don't test well? :P

also: if your wife comes out as an "e" then maybe you're all doing it backwards or something. :)
Jan 17, 2006 at 07:35PM | Registered Commentermdog
Paul, I think it means you're balanced.
Jan 17, 2006 at 08:00PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
I'm an ESFP. It fits me perfectly. I can't remember my exact percentages but I'll take it over again when I have time. I know that I was like 90% Extraverted... or something like that.
Jan 18, 2006 at 01:17PM | Unregistered CommenterMels
kt, are you serious? do you know much about this test? Can you email me? I would like to ask you some questions and I don't have your email. thanks
Jan 18, 2006 at 08:37PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I love this stuff! I took the "real" test several years ago and I'm an INFJ (hello TB!). Strong drive and enjoyment to help others. Complex personality. 1.5% of total population. I love the personality page description, but I am not as touchy-feely as the description makes my type sound (much to some people's dismay and others' entertainment!). mdog is my type enigma. :)

paul - inability to make decisions can be a sign of which type you are. LOL i'd recommend reading the descriptions and seeing which one you think fits you. then ask someone close to you to look it over and see what they think.

Oct 15, 2007 at 07:40PM | Unregistered Commentersjw

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