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  • once

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  • twice

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  • thrice

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  • four times

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  • five and a half times

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  • six times

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  • somewhere between 8 and 7,362 times

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  • just about every time i wash my hair

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  • n^2*c (where c = 3x10^8 m/s and n = 1, 2, 3, 4 ...)

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  • every time i meet someone new and cute who really SHOULD be my dual ...

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    Default How often have you changed your mind on your type?

    Since studying MBTI and/or socionics, how many times have you changed your mind about what your type is?

    If you want to count simply via how many types you have thought you were, already, feel free ... this poll is hardly scientific. :wink:

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    You should include something like "I've considered alternatives, but only one has ever truly fit me."
    yes, i know that technically this fits under "never"
    but there are meaningful differences
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    Never MBTI, seriously for socionics, once. Even then I would say it is more a lack of understanding, rather than me actually wondering about my type.


    It is misleading, because, it seems that type does not "change", but your application and strength of functions (within the ordering) does.
    Pre-2013 post are written with incomplete understanding.

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    One.

    In MBTI tests I most often test as INTJ and I identify with the INTJ profiles in typelogic and personalitypage.

    Coming to socionics (and also misled briefly by the Oldham bits), I just assumed that I was INTj.

    As I started to learn about the relationships and functions, I increasingly saw that INTj made no sense and that ENTj or INTp made much more sense. Also, even a very simple look at the most known dichotomies and groups - Narrator, Dynamic, Victim - about which I had no doubt, pointed to ENTj or INTp.

    Looking at my relationships (especially with ESFj and ISFp) and PoLR (Si made much more sense than Fe, although it was tricky), I decided on ENTj.

    Since then, this typing has only been confirmed, however I look at it, as I have learned more.

    I say "one" because I never really decided I was INTp; it was INTj ---> ENTj or INTp? ---> ENTj.

    Some have suggested ESTj. Has someone suggested ISFj? Anyway, I disagree.
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    all the time. I don't like thinking about my own type very much, and it is not something I am good at analyzing despite knowledge of socionics/others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anndelise
    You should include something like "I've considered alternatives, but only one has ever truly fit me."
    yes, i know that technically this fits under "never"
    but there are meaningful differences
    I see what you're saying, but maybe (sooner or later) what you've described is an implicit norm for those who'd select "never."

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    Quote Originally Posted by UDP
    It is misleading, because, it seems that type does not "change", but your application and strength of functions (within the ordering) does.
    I agree.

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    I have never changed my mind in this regard, though I do entertain possible alternatives from a rather small list of other types.
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    never changed my type, i was always puzzled why others do have a difficulty finding their type. But I'm getting used to it.

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    A couple of times. If I read into it, i can identify with every type but ISTP is the closest match.

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    When in doubt, the best confirmation is probably to look at your relationships.

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    What happened to the main site 16types.info? It had the best descriptions i think i've found as of yet and the relations with other types...

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    I've never *truly* settled on a type. I've been pretty sure that I was ENTp, ISFp, ESFp, and ENTj though. (ENTp and ISFp before I understood anything about information elements, ESFp before I understood temperaments.) INTp has been a possibility for a while, too, but I've never been "pretty sure" that I was INTp for any amount of time.
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    I changed from being tested as an INTJ on a website, to reading the INTP description and deciding it better fitted me.

    But never changed my Socionics type.
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    Never. I went easily from INFJ to INFj and have remained here. To my knowledge, no one's seriously questioned my type, either.
    INFj / EII / FiNe
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    I'm questioning it right now..

    I've considered (somewhat in order from what I can remember) -- INFj (the first), ENFp, INFp (for a very long time), ENFj (just recently, ESFp (still considering that, strangely enough) and again I am thinking of ENFp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarlettLux
    again I am thinking of ENFp.
    Didn't you find Delta generally boring and you generally like the Beta style?
    , LIE, ENTj logical subtype, 8w9 sx/sp
    Quote Originally Posted by implied
    gah you're like the shittiest ENTj ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minde
    Never. I went easily from INFJ to INFj and have remained here. To my knowledge, no one's seriously questioned my type, either.
    I know the feeling. I think a few people have questioned my type here and there, but it has never gone anywhere substantial or at least no one has started a thread since around the time I got here about my type.
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    I've bounced around all of the EPs, along with the Ni-ego types and ESE. Although once in a while I have my doubts, they're mostly only because of single events or external circumstances, and I haven't seriously considered myself anything other than ILE for about 9 months.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat
    One.

    In MBTI tests I most often test as INTJ and I identify with the INTJ profiles in typelogic and personalitypage.

    Coming to socionics (and also misled briefly by the Oldham bits), I just assumed that I was INTj.

    As I started to learn about the relationships and functions, I increasingly saw that INTj made no sense and that ENTj or INTp made much more sense. Also, even a very simple look at the most known dichotomies and groups - Narrator, Dynamic, Victim - about which I had no doubt, pointed to ENTj or INTp.

    Looking at my relationships (especially with ESFj and ISFp) and PoLR (Si made much more sense than Fe, although it was tricky), I decided on ENTj.

    Since then, this typing has only been confirmed, however I look at it, as I have learned more.

    I say "one" because I never really decided I was INTp; it was INTj ---> ENTj or INTp? ---> ENTj.

    Some have suggested ESTj. Has someone suggested ISFj? Anyway, I disagree.

    Interestingly enough the ENTj Ti subtype that I know underwent a similar process except that in MBTI he started off with INTp, then at first with socionics he moved to INTj upon reading the first few basic descriptions, then after having more information available to him (i.e. relations and functions) he realized he was actually ENTj. I think that this might be a general difficulty for people coming to socionics from MBTI as MBTI seems to generally exaggerate extroversion in extroverted types, whereas in socionics many extroverted intuitives actually have smaller, more intimate social groups. I find that Lytov's correlation of socionics with Eysencks (sp?) introversion/extroversion has been useful in this regard. I'm not sure about how introversion and extroversion are perceived in europe but in North America Eysenck's definitions seem to hold most sway: IN types are "introverted", EN and IS types are in between and ES types are "extroverted"

    I started out with MBTI as INTP. I felt pretty confident of this cuz I would post and debate things on the INTP message board and have fun whereas i found the INFP message board to be too polite for my tastes - I'm quite sarcastic and prone to be a bit nihilistic at times (Ni's frustration I suppose). Also my good friend was INTP in MBTI and I noticed we had tons of similarities. Slowly though, upon coming to socionics I was confused and didn't know what to think. So for a few months I avoided mbti and socioncs and got into the enneagram. After exhausting all enneagram sources (while procrastinating more important things) I realized that type 4 didn't seem to correlate with socionics INTps. At first I tried to avoid this fact, thinking "maybe I'm just a special rare INTp 4 (lol only a 4 would use this justification)". I think that I didn't want to associate myself with MBTI INFPs (which in hindsight makes sense as in socionics many of them translate into ENFps, INFjs and ENFjs, and the most vocal, noticeable ones in MBTI forums would be extroverts lol). Anyways after a couple months of denial my INTp friend informed me he thought I might be INFp and that unleashed the floodgates so to speak. I read everything I could find, provided my friends with this information and we re-typed everyone. It turned out that I was INFp 4w5 and my friend was INTp 5w4, lol.

    Anyways socionics made MBTI seem obsolete - you know when you're driving in the middle of nowhere in a car and you pass some Amish dudes in horse-drawn carriage? Do you ever feel an overwhelming sense of pity? Like wow we used to be like that, it must have sucked balls! Anyway yah the MBTI community became the Amish dudes and I was the Amish dude that found a car and was like "peace out bitches!"
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    LOL Gilgil, you considered yourself ESE once? Hahahahaha

    Yeah, Expat.. it's an unlikely option but EP temperament fits me so well, and being an Ennea 7.. it's just weird


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    For God only knows what reason, yes

    And why didn't you say hi to me in your video? I was totally offended
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I went through a few type-swings. At the suggestion of other people, I seriously considered EII for a while. A few other possibilities mentioned: ESI, LII, SEI and EIE.
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    ESI?
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    lol, yeah. I think it was CuriousSoul who suggested that one.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Figures...
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    It's because we're all waiting for you to say SEE!
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I was an ENTP in MBTI. Then a socionics ENTj. I switched to ESTp after awhile, and now I'm reconsidering ENTj.
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    You shouldn't be.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You shouldn't be.
    You should have seen with my eyes what I've seen.
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    Naked fat chicks?
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    Naked fat chicks?
    I'm sure you have already seen that with your own
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    I must've been wearing some pretty fucking thick beer goggles if I have...
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    I must've been wearing some pretty fucking thick beer goggles if I have...
    So you have fucked fat chicks while wearing beer goggles? I think you are worsening your condition...
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    Fabio, put that away! Your bad Ne is showing again! RAGAZZO DIFETTOSO!
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    Fabio, put that away! Your bad Ne is showing again! RAGAZZO DIFETTOSO!
    ahahahahahahahaha i loved the last line, what did you want to say? spoiled kid?
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    "Defective child" was the initial goal.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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