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Old Jan 2, '06, 2:02 pm
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Ok folks, here 'tis. As part of a training seminar at work, we had to complete a Myers-Brigg Inventory. I came out INTJ. Now this seminar was almost thirty years ago so I just took an on-line version and am still INTJ. If you know your personality type feel free to comment. If you want to know your personality type go to www.humanmetrics.com for the on-line test. Some people think this is bunk others have developed spirituality workshops about it. What do you think?
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Old Jan 2, '06, 2:07 pm
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Ok folks, here 'tis. As part of a training seminar at work, we had to complete a Myers-Brigg Inventory. I came out INTJ. Now this seminar was almost thirty years ago so I just took an on-line version and am still INTJ. If you know your personality type feel free to comment. If you want to know your personality type go to www.humanmetrics.com for the on-line test. Some people think this is bunk others have developed spirituality workshops about it. What do you think?

As an individual who has taken the Myers-Brigg many times; the California Personality Inventory once, and the MMPI at least three times (and has spent 9+ years in ordained ministry prior to my conversion) I must say . . .

. . . that by themselves ANY and ALL of such tests are worthless. It is ONLY within the context of the test -- and the personal situation of the test-taker, that they can contribute.

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Old Jan 2, '06, 2:15 pm
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I see workshops offered at our diocesan spirituality center on Eneagrams which are based upon Myers-Brigg. And lest you think I'm coming from left field somewhere, I found references to it on the understanding women thread and didn't want to hijack that thread. There were several women who listed themselves as INTJ. Hadn't actually thought about this in many a year.
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I've taken this test many time too. I usually come out as an iNFp or occasionally iNFj (but the "J" score is described as "slightly judging").


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Ok folks, here 'tis. As part of a training seminar at work, we had to complete a Myers-Brigg Inventory. I came out INTJ. Now this seminar was almost thirty years ago so I just took an on-line version and am still INTJ. If you know your personality type feel free to comment. If you want to know your personality type go to www.humanmetrics.com for the on-line test. Some people think this is bunk others have developed spirituality workshops about it. What do you think?
I took it 28 years ago and I remain the same. I am an ESFJ.
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Old Jan 2, '06, 2:28 pm
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Twenty years ago I was considered ISF/TJ. When I took the test one time I was an "F" the next time a "T".
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Yeah Brotherhrolf! This was almost hijacking the other thread, so I'm glad you started this one.

I took the full test years ago when in Engineering school, and was firmly INTJ, as was basically the entire class (stereotypical engineers). I feel that I have since grown a lot in my social skills, and was somewhat surprised to find that I am still INTJ, but more toward the middle range these days (according to the shortened internet version linked above).

I will concur with David above too, such tests are really only useful when properly interpreted and administered for controlled conditions, but they can be fun for a few laughs too, if not taken too seriously. Better than you average Cosmo quiz anyway!
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Scored INTJ here and this is not the first time I have scored that.

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Old Jan 2, '06, 2:48 pm
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I would think that engineers would not be particularly inclined to be intuitive given the exact nature of their science. Archaeologists, like myself, have to rely upon intuition a great deal. But both of us have to pay particular attention to the details and are very task oriented.
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Brother,

Eneagrams are a big no-no in association with the church. (I have heard this from Johnette Benkovic on her Catholic radio show The Abundant Life)

I think personality tests are helpful for some self realization about how you operate, but to base spirituality workshops on it is going too far.

Also, if I am not mistaken, to be required to take such a test as part of the application process to be hired is illegal. (I know your test would have predated anly laws to that effect.)

All that said, I am now going to take the test, and will be back shortly.
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i'm a ENFJ
what the heck does that mean?
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Why does the Enneagram not surprise me Siena? Our diocesan spirituality center is run by a group of very liberal nuns and as a member of the cathedral choir, having to sing at any of their functions always involved having to watch liturgical dancing and maypoles (long story). The test was part of a seminar but not part of employment testing. And where does everyone get these Catholic radio shows? You'ld think down here in south Louisiana we'd have Catholic radio stations (WWL is owned and operated by the Jesuits in NO but it is anything but Catholic).
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ESFJ

Heavy on the extrovert, and feeling aspects. (Not surprised)
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Old Jan 2, '06, 3:13 pm
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Me being an introvert doesn't surprise me at all. DW is the extrovert and opposites always attract. I am perfectly content to stay at home and read a book. She is the social person. There is at least a kernel of truth to these.
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