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Old 06-11-2018, 16:24   #46
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Ive seen that before
what it means is you are on the cusp between Sensory and iNtuitive ...
Must be because of my zodiac sign; I’m on a cusp there as well. It’s great, b/c I can read two horoscopes, and then pick the one I like the most .
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FWIW, some thoughts on the matter from a psychologist.

The MBTI is based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types and like many psychological assessment tools has a role in the toolkit, especially for normal functioning personalities, but it is limited and obviously won't predict marital happiness or lots of other things.

I think one of the primary limits is that it dichotomizes personality features when they should be conceptualized on a continuum.

It does measure Introversion-Extraversion which has been recognized since ancient times as a fundamental personality trait that is quite important, very stable and measurable (as is neuroticism). It doesn't measure neuroticism.

The main contemporary model of personality used in clinical psychology is the NEO-PI. It has a great acronym for sailors to remember the personality factors: OCEAN. (A "factor" (based on factor analysis) is a fundamental dimension, generally stable personality feature, not situational behavior or tendency that varies considerably across situations).

You can take a version of it here and see your results:

https://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/IPIP/

It'd hypothesize that sailors generally are typically higher on Openness and tend to be lower on Neuroticism. Introversion/Extraversion would likely predict if you like to sail alone or with others (perhaps obvious). Most of the sailors I've met are quite agreeable but I'm sure there others who are not! Generally, I’d prefer to sail with people high on conscientiousness.
I just took the test and I score as high in conscientiousness and openness and a whole lot less extroverted than my self perception. Being married to a very intelligent introvert has convinced me that the last word may carry more power than the first.In the past as a counselor we folunf the myers-briggs to be a helpful self-awareness tool. Any test taken to be the end all fundamentally misuses testing.
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Must be because of my zodiac sign; I’m on a cusp there as well. It’s great, b/c I can read two horoscopes, and then pick the one I like the most .
tests vary
the quality of test by a psychologist (who are required to pay MB per test) will offer a different question set than a free online resource avoiding copyright fraud. If you find yourself a few percent into the Intuitive field just one question on a lower quality resource can make the difference.

Either that or something to do with complete idiots making mistakes, which we see all the time here
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Juststart.
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I just took the test and I score as high in conscientiousness and openness and a whole lot less extroverted than my self perception. Being married to a very intelligent introvert has convinced me that the last word may carry more power than the first.In the past as a counselor we folunf the myers-briggs to be a helpful self-awareeness tool. Any test taken to be the end all fundamentally misuses testing.
300 items.. Buga that I thought so clicked the short version which came up at 120 items.. Buga that as well.
If I dont know what I am after 70yrs life experience and need the reassurance of pycho babble then I'm one of those stoopid people Zulu refers to..
To quote a famous sailor "I am wot Oi yam..!!!"
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Looks like ISTP but could easily see traits in other categories
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According to the actual Myers Briggs test, I'm an ISTJ
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I'm INTJ
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Re: Personality types of sailors

In case anyone is interested, here’s the breakdown so far (as of Nov. 9):

Too bad this wasn’t set up as a poll.
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Add one INFJ...
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INFP. (in the middle of I/E) Love to race at the club level, and cruise some, too, when the weather's nice. Former theatre professor, now retired....
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Can't recall the methodology, but I was told I was JERK.
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ESTP, which wasn't a choice.
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Am I the only ESTJ?

Maybe that's why they call me Captain Cranky. I keep telling 'em, I ain't angry, I just speak loud so I can be heard up on the bow...
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