Personality Types

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Registered: 04-22-2004
Personality Types
Sat, 05-01-2004 - 5:50pm
I have notice that some peoples stories sound similar. Such as the affinity that I feel with MidnightBlue.

I was just curious as to if a persons personality type influences what kind of situation that they get themselves into.

You used to be able to get the full results at but not anymore. There are some other sites that let you take the test. If you have taken it and its been a while you should retake it mine used to be INTP when I was younger. Then it was INTJ I just took it and got INFP

So which is it?


Mine is INFP the Idealist Healer

- B

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Registered: 07-20-2003
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 10:06am


Normally I don't read the Off-Topic column but I happen to read it this morning. Thank you for the compliment. I have an affinity with you too. You just seem to understand my sometimes ecclectic way of thinking (actually I find that a compliment to myself and it's a part of me that I really love. In the past I have always put that part of myself in hiding)

Anyway, I have taken that test you mentioned and my results are the same as yours, I am an Idealist Healer also. I do believe it is a window into the types of situations and people we get involved in. I also believe it is only a small portion of the overall big picture. I have had extensive counseling/inner child work/a lot of reading and always wanting to learn why I am the way I am and why I am here and what I am supposed to be doing in this life. You would think with all that I have mentioned I would have chosen NOT to get involved with a MM. But I know that it's all part of this journey I am on...called life!


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Registered: 04-22-2004
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 12:57pm
Hey we are also the only two that read this far down on the board. I guess I should have posted it to general if I was looking for any kind of response, lol.

>>I have had extensive counseling/inner child work/a lot of reading

>>and always wanting to learn why I am the way I am and why I am

>>here and what I am supposed to be doing in this life.

That is a very common trait of the personality type.

email me sometime and we can talk about all this a little more. Perhaps even talk about happier things :)


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Registered: 07-20-2003
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 3:35pm


I would love to email you. I had trouble sending you one, but I will give you mine, I don't mind posting it. It's Hope to hear foem you soon.


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Registered: 03-02-2004
Tue, 05-04-2004 - 12:59pm
I'm an ESTJ...always have been.
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Registered: 11-18-2003
Wed, 05-12-2004 - 8:59am
Funny....I'm an ENFJ--a Teacher. Hmmm....exMM and I used to refer to each other as Teacher and Student both at the same time. I don't find myself to that extroverted, though. Interesting.


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Registered: 03-03-2004
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 11:10am

i'm an ISTJ the duty fulfiller... loyal and all.

that's why i have trouble deciding what is good for me, ie whether i want to stay in the marriage because i took a vow and don't want to hurt my husband... or because i still want him...
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Registered: 07-18-2004
Mon, 12-20-2004 - 8:30pm
I'm an INFJ and I have been one ever since I first took it at age 35, over 20 years ago. (Be careful, Ladies, we often take the test incorrectly. The first time I took mine, under the instruction of a therapist, I had to take it again.)
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Registered: 05-21-2004
Sun, 12-26-2004 - 10:19pm

Do you know where I can find a personality type test?


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Registered: 07-18-2004
Tue, 12-28-2004 - 3:50am

One of the tests (the first one ever created, I believe) is in a book entitled "Please Understand Me" and (I think), "Please Understand Me II."

Just remember: when you take the test, pretend that the question you are answering is the only question in the test. Do think that because you answered a question one way you have to answer a similar question the same way. There are similar questions but they are phrased differently for a purpose. Don't feel a need to be consistent in your answers. Just answer each question truthfully, and, like I said, as though no other questions were asked before the one you are answering.

I had to do my first one all over again because I kept trying to be consistent. For example: "Well, if I answered Question No. 5, about flowers, that way, then I need to answer this question, Question No. 21 (a similar question), the same way." Nope. Answer Question 21 as though there weren't 20 questions preceding it. Answer each question as though it were the only question in the test. You will get a far more accurate result that way.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 12-31-2004 - 2:40am

Here's a freebie online with explanatory links to Kiersey

I just tried it and it proclaims me an ENFJ *shrugs* I really don't know anything about it, just read here and did an online search.

Here's another freebie Enneagram personality test.

This one deems me a Type 7 or Enthusiast. *shrugs*

And just found this link with a whole boat-load of freebie tests (Ask the Oracle is interesting lol)

Have fun!