View Poll Results: how do you use typology in real life?

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  • Professional development.

    1 8.33%
  • To find a fitting occupation.

    0 0%
  • To influence others at work.

    0 0%
  • At job interviews, picking where to work.

    1 8.33%
  • Personal growth and development.

    4 33.33%
  • To become more accepting of yourself and others.

    9 75.00%
  • To improve your existing friendships and romantic relationships.

    6 50.00%
  • To look for promising friendships and romantic connections.

    4 33.33%
  • To find the ideal partner or date.

    3 25.00%
  • To be able to explain relationships to yourself and other people.

    7 58.33%
  • To observe people out of interest.

    11 91.67%
  • As part of an interest in cognitive science.

    4 33.33%
  • As an addition to psychology major or career, or counseling work.

    2 16.67%
  • As someone who visits a therapist for counseling.

    1 8.33%
  • To figure out people's strengths and weaknesses.

    5 41.67%
  • To manipulate other people.

    1 8.33%
  • As a pastime, to discuss and debate it on forums.

    6 50.00%
  • To search for people to meet with similar interests.

    1 8.33%
  • I don't have any application for it in my life.

    0 0%
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Thread: How do you use typology in real life?

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    Default How do you use typology in real life?

    the question is in the title. if you have found another application for typology in your life that is not up on the poll, tell about it in the thread

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    mostly it gives me more material with which to think too much and overanalyze myself and my relationships.

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    You might decide that this fits under explaining relationships, but I see it differently than that. I've found it helpful that when there is a misunderstanding in a conversation with someone, to figure out what info they are wanting to deal with, vs what I want to deal with. It's not to type the person, but more of to type a particular interaction. This gives me an idea of how to resolve the conflict, or how to help them obtain the info they were seeking. I didn't count it as being under explaining relationships because its not an intertype relations thing that I use it for. For example, my daughter and i had a number of Ne vs Se difficulties, and Ne vs Ni seeking problems. But I didn't approach our relationship as IEE vs SEE, our relationship was mother/daughter, who just happened to regularly conflict over these particular types of communication efforts.
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    It adds to my list of things to do. What else does one do with one's day?

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    I mainly use it as an extra tool to look into my relationships with people. Ironically I usually need to use it when I want to improve things and try to understand where the others are coming from and how they may perceive and evaluate things in ways different from mine, because otherwise I could easily do without. I also resort to typology to avoid potential problems that may come up, so I read around so as not to be taken by surprise.

    I've learnt to almost never use it for intertype relationships, because more often than not they don't hold.
    Last edited by Amber; 11-06-2014 at 01:01 PM.

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