Last edited by tereg; 05-07-2010 at 10:15 PM. Reason: Edited by user request
Actually, the more I think about it, dichotomous thinking is bad, because I find that certain personality attributes correspond to individual types. Like, it's hard to attach any specific behavior to a function because it changes with each type.
Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)
I agree.Originally Posted by Cone
I think it holds more true when younger . . . but people gradually synthesize the opposites of the dialectic as they grow older.Originally Posted by discojoe
That people become less and less obviously their type as they grow older due to consiously developing their weaker functions, understanding the positive and negatives of their strengths, thus understanding opposites aka dialectics. In a nutshell, people change and grow as they get older, ideally at any rate.Originally Posted by Diana
Ah, ok, gotcha. I'd agree with that (at least in most cases )
This says INFp.
....and on a rainy day, INTp.
I think I'm going to join the random 17th type club - save me the trouble of going round in circles looking for a type which I'm not sure is even there (Yes it's yet another type indecision)
i agree with blaze. i think there really is a base type for a given person, but then again people are able to strengthen their weak traits, and can sometimes even stifle their strengths. i think the idea is that by knowing your base type in the first place, you save energy and a lot of grief in the process of self-development. not swimming against the current, so to speak. :wink: