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    Why do people continue to take MBTI quizzes when they know the result already?

    Why? Is it boredom? Affirmation (because INTPs are wonderful)? A desperate need for validation? Lack of identity?

    I do it. Maybe one of these times, something interesting will happen. For instance, some quiz will spit "ESTJ" at me, and I will experience a moment of shock followed by laughter.

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    I'm prolly not looking for new readings, but a new angle may yield a new insight.

    We're lifelong learners as you well know.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latch View Post
    I'm prolly not looking for new readings, but a new angle may yield a new incite.

    We're lifelong learners as you well know.
    But isn't repetition boring?

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    Aye it is. Which is why I take those tests less than once a year and by then, its like a fresh pair of eye's on it. I don't think I would take the same test again on purpose.
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    Wishful thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polemarch View Post
    Wishful thinking
    So, affirmation. I guess it bothers me that people hinge so much of their identity on a self-reporting test.

    I think it would be awesome to get a really bizarre result, then analyze what the hell was wrong with the quiz designer(s).

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    I don't personally take MBTI quizzes anymore, so I can't really comment - but in the beginning, I took a number of them over 1-2 year period, just to get different perspectives from different tests, especially around the ways the questions themselves differed, and how those differences impacted the result. It was more that I was using the test to understand the methodology than anything else.

    I used to test out as INTP, but I've decided on my own that I'm borderline E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polemarch View Post
    I don't personally take MBTI quizzes anymore, so I can't really comment - but in the beginning, I took a number of them over 1-2 year period, just to get different perspectives from different tests, especially around the ways the questions themselves differed, and how those differences impacted the result. It was more that I was using the test to understand the methodology than anything else.

    I used to test out as INTP, but I've decided on my own that I'm borderline E.
    This is one of my motivations as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polemarch View Post
    I don't personally take MBTI quizzes anymore, so I can't really comment - but in the beginning, I took a number of them over 1-2 year period, just to get different perspectives from different tests, especially around the ways the questions themselves differed, and how those differences impacted the result. It was more that I was using the test to understand the methodology than anything else.

    I used to test out as INTP, but I've decided on my own that I'm borderline E.
    Now that I know a little bit more about MBTI I would do this to analyze the test itself. I had a client call me Friday night to analyze him because I gave him a bunch of information about himself a few months ago that helped him. It was just observations. So Friday I typed him based on questions I asked him on the spot. Then I verified my guess by reading a couple summery write-ups. Then he had me type his girlfriend.

    Anyways, honing the process would make me sound more like I know what I'm talking about. I've been secretly typing everyone I know.
    Stand clear of the closing doors, please.

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    I think, just in general, INTP-ish folk have a thing for psychometrics. And as has recently been demonstrated by a 10 question test I posted here, we like to critique the questions' validity in measuring whatever it is.

    /2 cents

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