OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Wednesday, August 6

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QUESTION: Is anybody here interested in MBTI (Myers-Briggs) and cognitive functions (Carl Jung)?

63 comments

  1. Yes but only because then I can see what category i am in according to my personality. It makes me feel like a special snowflake when I am one of the personality types that makes up less than 10% of the population.

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    1. Everyone's a "special snowflake". Your type just means that you favour using certain functions over others!

      ISFPs are awesome :)

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    2. Obviously SF as randomly allocated dispositions would correspond to 6.25% of the population.

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  2. 10%? get on my level faggot, 2%
    INTJ and my overdeveloped ego and underdeveloped social sense chiming in.

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    1. ^ The most sour, obnoxious "snowflake". This kind of person probably brings disgrace to the other INTJs.

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  3. Yes, I'm quite the MBTI addict! - ENFP

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  4. I'm an ISFJ. Anyone else?

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    1. My roommate is one!
      - ENFP

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  5. Wow I didn't know there's a population % breakdown of this. I'm INFJ. Now I sure feel special.

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    1. I'm INFJ too! It's weird that there are at least two of us checking in here even though INFJs make up such a small % of the population.

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  6. CAN EVERYONE HERE PLEASE POST THEIR MBTI TYPE ALONG WITH THEIR PROGRAM and MAJOR?

    I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT EVERYONE'S STUDYING AND IF THE STEREOTYPES ABOUT THE 16 TYPES REALLY HOLD TRUE HERE.

    (HAD TO CAPITALIZE SO THAT IT DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED.. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE PROBABLE EYE-STRAINING)

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    1. I'll start off myself.

      ISFP, Biology Honours (Math minor)

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    2. ENFP, Environmental Studies

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    3. INFJ, math.

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    4. ISFJ, science, psychology. About the stereotype thing, it's definitely true that I can't say no when someone asks for help and I get super stressed out if don't/can't/don't want to.

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    5. ENTP, Political Science

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    6. INTJ, Knowledge Integration. Most of us are actually.

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    7. ENFP, Environment and Resource Studies

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    8. INXP (I switch between INFP and INTP), Psychology.

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    9. 6h - you need to study the cognitive functions - introverted feeling and introverted thinking. Maybe that will give you a better idea. A lot of INFPs test as INTP. It doesn't matter what results a test gives you, you can only know your type for sure if you study it!

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    10. INFP - Social Development Studies. I can never find anyone with this type.

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    11. INFJ, English Lit.

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    12. ISFJ - Rhetoric and Professional Writing

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    13. ENFP Mathematical Physics

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    14. ENFJ Engineering

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    15. XNFJ (either INFJ or ENFJ), ARBUS RPW/Econ.

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    16. ESFJ - Biology

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    17. INTP - Computer science

      Not a lot of thinkers here eh?

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    18. ISTJ - Physics

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    19. ESFJ - Library and Information Technician

      (Not a UW student, BTW.)

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    20. INFP; FORMERLY AFM; GRAD. I HAD TO CAPITALIZE SO THIS DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED BY YOU...APPARENTLY, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, INFP IS ACTUALLY THE RAREST TYPE. THERE SEEMS TO BE ONLY ONE OTHER ONE SO FAR HERE...

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    21. INFJ - Engineering

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    22. 6.u - I THOUGHT ESFPs WERE THE RAREST TYPE.. NOT A SINGLE ONE EXISTS HERE...ALL CAPS SO THAT IT DOESNT GO UNNOTICED

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    23. @ 6w: I THOUGHT SO TOO. BUT THEN I CAME HERE AND OMG! MY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS OF MBTI DISTRIBUTIONS WERE TOTALLY DEMOLISHED. AND THANK YOU FOR FLATTERING 6 AND I. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT :).

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    24. Lololol. I'm impressed, marry me 6.u

      -6 and 6a

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    25. Just for the record though, I wanna make one thing clear:

      My sole reason to get others to post their type along with their major was to see how a person's MBTI type corresponds to their academic interests.. "to see the trends", as my ENFP friend liked to put it. It's interesting!

      In no way was this to confirm if the world % distribution of each type corresponds to the distribution within OMGUW lurkers.

      Thanks to everyone who took their time out to respond. Don't forget, no snowflake is the same - we're all unique. :)

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    26. @6 and 6a: No forever alone for me...yay

      6u

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    27. Arts & Business, Speech Communication
      ENTP

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    28. INTJ - pure math

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  7. INFJ, psychology (science faculty). I'm going into a rehab science field (e.g., physio/occupational therapy) in the fall.

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    1. ^ I meant this to be a reply to 6.

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  8. Pretty sure the Meyers-Briggs is a total sham of a personality test. Most people won't fall into the same category if they take the test even a week later.

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    1. I dunno. I'm biased, obviously, but I find it quite apt in describing my personality.

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    2. I totally thought it was like horoscopes and people think it works because of confirmation bias, but once I read some of the descriptions, it was obvious to me that the one I got fit way better than any of the others.

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    3. I think some of you skeptics (who are completely uneducated in mbti - and thus shouldn't be judging a book by its cover) should read up on this:
      http://www.celebritytypes.com/blog/2014/02/mbti-for-skeptics/

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    4. I took the test several times, and consistently tested INTP.

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    5. I read the link that 8.c provided, and despite its obvious bias in favour and despite the sketchiness of the domain name it actually is a very fair assessment of the MBTI. I recommend everyone read it. And also read fair assessments that are critical of the MBTI.

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    6. Completely agree with 8.e, the domain name is quite sketchy, but the argument was very well written, that I had to share it. If any of you are interested, I recommend looking up Dario Nardi's Neuroscience of Personality study. Theres a pretty good presentation that was done for google and it's available on youtube.

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  9. Anyone else feel like this is them? If so, that's amazing! I felt like I was kooky all by myself.
    http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/infj

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  10. INTJ. I always thought this was an appropriate assignment, especially after reading about other types

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    1. Same, perhaps we should team up in order to rule the universe?

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    2. @10.a,b Only if your introverted feeling is well developed. Otherwise the rest of us will begin the rebellion.

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    3. Hahaha, +1 to 10.c.
      A full fledged rebellion!

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  11. ENTP. Before moving to Waterloo I was classified as INTP, people can change. I would say this is a fair assessment personally.

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    1. LOL you didn't really change you know that (at least cognitively speaking)? A fair amount of ENTPs test as INTPs because they, like the ENFPs are the most introverted extroverts. I'm an ENFP and I sometimes consistently test as an INFP. ENTPs and INTPs use both extroverted intuition and introverted thinking as their dominant functions, just that INTPs use introverted thinking as their dominant, extroverted thinking as their auxiliary. Basically you just went from being a more introverted ENTP (due to your lifestyle before university) to becoming slightly more extroverted in university. Its supposed to be impossible to change your cognitive preferences because they are so innate, though we can definitely build on our weaker functions and that could potentially impact our test results. If someone changed from an ESFP to an ENTP though, they obviously are not taking assessments honestly, or they are not being honest with themselves.

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    2. What program are you in, 11?
      Also, +1 to 11.a. Well explained!

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  12. INTJ engineering

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