It occurred to me that a lot of "type me" threads mention that the people being typed typed people.
Here's a paraphrase: "Hi, I just joined this forum and wonder what my type is. Let me tell you about myself. Every day, I meet someone and want to know what his/her type is. I also spend a lot of time researching Socionics. Anyhow, here's my picture. Oh, did I mention that I type people a lot? Please let me know what you think my type is."
I'm exaggerating of course. But there does seem to be a trend.
Of course the vast majority on the forum type people. So any quick type deduction ("He's typing something...must be Ti," etc.) is quite tenuous.
But here's a question to ponder (my apologies if this has already been asked): Why do you type people? Whether or not the response says much about ones type, it may indicate something about ones personality. I'm not saying that people will only have one reason, or that their reasons will necessarily be consistent. I just thought this is an interesting way for people to reflect on a rather ubiquitous behavior in this community.
Here are a couple of different hypothetical responses:
"It gives me something to do when I have to be around them."
"It gives me a way to understand them; otherwise I'd be lost."
"I'm just so fascinated by people; I want to know as much as I can about them."
"It helps me understand people so I don't judge them negatively."