Austin

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INTJ
Aries

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Myers-Briggs Faith

How much faith do you have in the Myers-Briggs compatibility rating? Do you use it to make decisions about who you reach out to? If you have gone against the recommendations, how has it turned out for you? I'd love to hear about your experiences.

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Elijah

1mo

INFP
Cancer

2w1

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When it comes to blank profiles, it might be the deciding factor in swiping left or right. In posts and comments, i really enjoy what ENFPs have to say. In terms of the chats i do have, most of them are yellow or blue. Most are fellow INFPs. Only one red. Jackqulen 🤣 But he's cool, and has a really cool taste in music

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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Yeah, having things in common reads way more important than anything a personality test has to say, I think. At least for friendship's sake. It's interesting to me that you've managed to associate certain behavior with the MBTI. I mostly disregard them after I make a decision to engage with someone, but you seem to have validated its usefulness, at least personally, by detecting the pattern. I like your profile btw. Very clear expectations, and I appreciate your philosophy on protecting life

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Elijah

1mo

INFP
Cancer

2w1

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@Austin Thanks! I like how yours is about a particular experience. You, being a mastermind; i have no idea whether or not there is something beyond the story, as reading between the lines is something i tend to fail at. But yeah, while extensive research has been done with MBTI, we can't let it define everything. It's just a useful tool to make predictions.

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Lysa

1mo

ENFP
Cancer

1w2

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Not necessarily a predetermined factor in reaching out to someone based on MBTIs. However, I have noticed patterns on the depth and longevity with the connections made, based off MBTI compability. My chats are mostly blue and yellow. In fact, I don't have red.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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Honestly, I get a little shock when I see the red label of other "masterminds." I think to myself, "they must be the evil one!" Joking aside, I do wonder if the color coding doesn't impact how we approach interactions with others. Like, you being a blue for me, I have an expectation that we'll get along, and so I don't withhold my thoughts or take as many precautions with how I share them.

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Lysa

1mo

ENFP
Cancer

1w2

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@Austin Most often than not, the blue ones... We tend to feel each other out and empathize what the other is saying. Hence, easier to get along with. So far, I've only clashed with one red and that's way back then. But I can't generalize, people are changing habits as we discover more of ourselves, when dealing with others or different situations. I know I have, whilst being here. I will likely retest next year for a self check. I am hoping my percentages would change cause I do feel a shift within me.

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Luke

1mo

INTP
Virgo

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You have 3 letters under 70% which means your results probably came down to what mood you were in at the time. Your personality descriptor and the compatibility nonsense doesn't take into account whether your are 51% E or 100% E. Know what I mean? It's one of the reasons why the test is such a flawed thing and it's good to be skeptical of it. Especially with near 50% scores which means you really could have gone either way depending on mood.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

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It could be just as easily said that the difference between a strong score and a weak score was mood at the time, or even just the context of the questions. Plenty of introverts go to concerts or conventions, which would seemingly fly in the face of their anticipated behavior. If I asked you "do you enjoy participating at conventions" and you replied, agree strongly, that could very well be the difference between a 75% and a 65%. Ultimately, I agree with your point, but not that the number is necessarily hovering around the margin between the two qualities. Of course, the sample size of questions here was also far smaller than in a typical test, so the assessment has significant inaccuracies there as well.

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Luke

1mo

INTP
Virgo

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@Austin So if you were to answer strongly against somthing, that should be to say that you'd probably never find yourself agreeing with that thing, where as if you answered weakly, then it's more of a toss up. Somtimes you might, somtimes you might not. Again, the compatibility nonsense along with the descriptors don't take that into account. Your scores are hugely dependent on mood, and you bring up another good point: your interpretation of the vague questions asked.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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@Luke I gotta admit, my first instinct was to defend my designation. I had to stop and ask myself why, and it does feel oddly personal. Probably because a small part of me is relying on the curation that those four letters yield. Thank you for sharing your opinion! I'm about to retake the test just to see what happens next.

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Luke

1mo

INTP
Virgo

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@Austin I getcha. You should look at it like this: some people are alot more complex then what 16 personality types can accurately describe, and they share more of a mix across them all. That's what I tend to interpret from low percentage scores. There is probably alot from the INTJ designation that is true to you, and at the same time you could probably find other things from other personality types that are also true. Anyways, all this mostly to say I wouldn't worry about the compatibility thing. I hope others don't also.

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Briana

1mo

INFJ
Aquarius

I go on my own experience with the types and functions more than the compatibility rating. I mainly use typology as a neater/cleaner way to identify mind frames that are already deal breakers to me. But if I’m being honest, if the compatibility rating shows up red or indicates a really high chance of difficulty I’m likely to take heed. If it says “has potential” I’ll consider it even if it’s not a “perfect match” on paper. I factor my own goals and experiences.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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I can see you use it as a tool, the way it was intended. One thing that I've been considering recently: if someone reaches out to you with a request to converse and you notice you share some common interests or are otherwise curious about them, but have no interest in them either romantically or sexually for whatever reason, should you accept the request? I hope you can relate to where I'm coming from. I was reminded of this when you said you used the MBIT to make those decisions.

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Briana

1mo

INFJ
Aquarius

@Austin I do take those requests because I’ve stated on my profile that my primary reason for being here is to study mbti and make friends from other cultures. I also stated that I’m possibly open to dating, but it’s not my main goal here. Still sometimes I question if I should stick to this forum section for chatting and stop taking requests for chatting/friendship. Because what I said in my profile could be confusing/unclear and people have certain expectations with the app. My purpose for this app is really more academic than anything else. I want to observe but also connect with people with lightness and humor. And learn more about personalities.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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@Briana Ah, I wasn't sure what you meant by typology at first, but I get it now. Do you just find the methods of categorization fascinating, or do you intend to try to create your own system?

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Briana

1mo

INFJ
Aquarius

@Austin it’s funny you should ask. I’ve never heard anyone else mention the creation of a new system but it’s always something I had in the back of my mind that I’ll possibly embark on one day. I tend to find methods of categorization fascinating in general. I like to examine the overlap in categories. And alternate options for categorizing. I found that the mbti functions pinpointed differences in people and communication styles in way that I found pretty accurate and helpful. It opened the door to zoom in on more exploration and refine how people understand each other. The cleaner the communication the faster we evolve into potential.

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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@Briana Hope I'm giving you some useful data as well then. I would have to put a lot of concious effort to make the logical connections that you must be doing. I'm more fascinated by the evolution of the categorization systems. This app is exciting because you have references to astrological signs, what I would personally consider to be a primitive form of categorization with lots of error, to the Enneagram, which I had not even heard of prior to this experience. As an aside, I have to say how much I love your writing style

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Briana

1mo

INFJ
Aquarius

@Austin @Austin Wow, thank you. And yes I appreciate your engagement. I was drawn to astrology first, and I now realize it wasn’t necessarily because of the “mystical” elements. Regardless of accuracy, it’s a layered system of indexing traits. I like how it builds on itself. Your placement in broader categories(planets, houses, constellations) deduces to the specifics of you. I like the variety in combination and I do see that with the different wings and categories of Enneagram. I don’t know a lot about enneagram yet but it seems to be more about values and motives than cognitive function. It doesn’t feel as cerebral as mbti. Like you, I’m curious about how all these systems will evolve into more complete insights about human expressions.

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Chris

1mo

ISFJ
Leo

4w5

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I have more faith in Briggs and Stratton

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Austin

1mo

INTJ
Aries

2w1

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I'm not familiar with that one, demon red! 😆 What's the difference in your experience?

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