MBTI Personality Type Theory

MBTI and Personality Changes Over Time

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I regularly encounter people on online MBTI groups who state that their personality type has changed over time. This is incorrect, as per MBTI theory, but there are explanations why those people perceive their type to have changed. As I understand it, MBTI personality type (defined by preferred/ideal cognitive functions) is static from the age […]

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MBTI – Mistypes in Denial

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How we “identify” ourselves is primarily the ego (sense of self) constructing the ‘persona’ (projected image of self). As such it’s formed and influenced by all manner of conscious and subconscious compulsions. Our self-identity appeases and comforts our insecurities. It’s shaped by our aspirations, whether realistic or not. Our fears and traumas influence it greatly. […]

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MBTI Testing and Self-Identity Skew

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MBTI Testing and Self-Identity Skew MBTI self-testing without counselling/guidance is problematic. It’s very easy to let your self-identity sway your answers. Self-identity changes, whereas personality, in the MBTI/Jungian sense, does not. Self-identity is who we aspire to be. It’s how we choose see ourselves and how we want others to see us. For many reasons, […]

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How To Accurately Identify your MBTI Personality Type

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Cognitive Function Theory Links Tumblr – MBTI Type Basics Guide Tumblr – Cognitive Function Guide If You’re Confused About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Read This: An Intro To Cognitive Functions by Heidi Priebe Personality Type Basics (Typology 101), By Dr. A.J. Drenth The 8 Functions (Typology 201), By Dr. A.J. Drenth The “Functional Stack” (Typology 301), […]

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ENTP or INTP?

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With only a superficial understanding of MBTI theory, the differences between two similar-seeming types may seem very simple. This stems from over-simplistic belief that the type 4-letter name designations indicate how the types function. For instance, someone might believe that the difference between INFP and INFJ was slight – and focused around whether the person […]

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Advice If Your MBTI Results Vary

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There’s a “knack” to how you take online MBTI-based personality tests. Firstly, take time to identify how you’re actually COMFORTABLE behaving, rather than how specific circumstances or contexts dictate you must behave. There are frequently aspects in life that demand we use inferior (less natural) cognitive functions – in work, study or when we might […]

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Testing Accurately on MBTI

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As I understand it, MBTI personality assessment answers need to derived by understanding what we find most natural, easy and success-inducing. We have to answer test questions based upon what we’re most comfortable with. Not what we actually might have to, or choose to, do… Here’s my perception of it: I’m an INFJ. I used […]

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MBTI Function Loops

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Firstly, “loop” behaviors aren’t a feature of authentic MBTI theory – although they have become somewhat popular in derivative theory strands as an explanation for certain unhealthy cognitive manifestations. The essence of a “loop” is that an individual of any type is somehow influenced to suppress their auxiliary supportive function. In that case, the much […]

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INFJ vs INFP use of the Feeling Function

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INFJ vs INFP use of the Feeling Function There are almost infinite uses for any supportive (auxiliary and tertiary) function in assisting the dominant. Every individual has a unique context in the world, through which they apply their preferred MBTI type functions. Among the most diverse and variably applied functions is Feeling, which can be […]