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Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:Yesterday, I took one of those online personality tests. This one so happened to be based on the Jung - Myers-Briggs typological approach. Anyway, I didnt think the results accurately described my personality, which got me thinking. Now, I know this test is supposed to be fairly accurate for most, so I was wondering how many of you do not think it quite fits you?

I started discussing the issue with some of my friends, and they agreed that it didnt seem to fit me. Then, one person in particular started to say that my personality was very complex and that it changed depending on what type of situation I was put in. He started quoting from the book the results are more explicitly presented in (Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey). Now admittedly, he doesnt know me all that well, and as he proclaimed, he has never been able to read me or figure me out, but he found many different types that fit me well depending on the situation.

So, is it normal for someone to react differently to different situations? If so, why do you think some people do that and others react similarly in different situations?


Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:I thought I had a problem with that too, I was doing an art project and it was about my personality so I got people to describe me in a few words and one guy said I acted differently around different people, being paranoid like I am I thought he meant I was quad-faced or something similar but I just do react to different people in different ways. I can't describe myself in each situation but I'm noticeably different, I don't think it's a problem... I think everyone does it to some extent. I've got some notes on it in my Psych work. I'll dig them out and post them up at some point!

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Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:I think people tend to react differently to different situations, depending on their comfort level.

I know that there are two circles of friends I tend to spend most of my time with, and I probably behave a bit differently in each circle because of the differences in personalities that I interact with.

I think, for the most part, my overall behavior isn't that different, but certain reactions to jokes or conversations may be a bit different between the two groups because of the different dynamics of the two groups. Make sense?

I took that test, as well, and I think it classified me as an Idealist. I have no idea if that suits me or not...but I don't recall being classified as an idealist before.

I also think your responses to quizes like that tend to vary depending on what's going on in the rest of your life...but I could be wrong....psychology stuff isn't my forte, at all.

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I took the test and resulted in my type being ENTJ - Extroverted (33%) Intuitive (44%) thinking (1%) and Judging (11%). Which means that I'm moderately expressed extrovert, moderately expressed intuitive personality, slightly expressed thinking personality, slightly expressed judging personality.

Now I was almost inclined to agree but I would have put my thinking much higher up, I don't stop thinking hardly ever! I think I'm a bit extrovert at the right times, definately intuitive, I always try not to judge without the facts and as I said my brain is always active on the inside wether I'm expressing it or not!! But maybe it's just that I don't know the real me?? These things always get be confused....does my perception of myself meet the perception of myself from others? Are any of us actually right in our perceptions??

Let's relight this forum ubblove

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:moderately expressed extrovert

moderately expressed intuitive personality

slightly expressed thinking personality

moderately expressed judging personality

So I'm a bit of everything, except I don't think.

That's about right! ubblol

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Extroverted 22 Intuitive 11 Feeling 61 Judging 1

ok. that just told me a bunch of crap I don't understand ubblol

Everybody is different, but i think its deffinatly true that some poeple fit into one personality with one situation and another with another situation


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Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:i agree with what spitfire said wink

and heres what it said for memememe:

Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

33 11 33 33

moderately expressed introvert

slightly expressed sensing personality

moderately expressed feeling personality

moderately expressed judging personality

..now i would say thats pretty much mealthough i would have thought my sensing would be higher..but then isnt that kinda the same to feeling?

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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
slightly expressed introvert

moderately expressed intuitive personality

slightly expressed thinking personality

slightly expressed perceiving personality

See? I'm not the noisy little creature some think I am! ubbangel

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

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Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
22 22 22 33

You are:

* slightly expressed introvert
* slightly expressed intuitive personality
* slightly expressed thinking personality
* moderately expressed judging personality

Now...I've been classified as rational before, but never mastermind until I took this one. Interesting.

And another day comes to a close...I shall spend my night as any Mastermind would...planning to take over the world! *queue evil laugh*

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:ive a course on this before. i completed the test and before the results were given to us the presenter asked us to guess what we are... i got a perfect match - ENTP

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:A few years ago I did the full (proper wink) Myers-Briggs test with an instructor as a 2 day workshop. This test, in-conjunction with an instructor, is vastly superior to the on-line gimmicky tests. As a result of doing the test I learnt much about my personality. Its true I didn't fit exactly into some categories, but as a sceptic was impressed by what I learnt, and considered the test to be a worthwhile. In many respects it changed the way I approached things because I understood more about why and how I did things.

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:Its really amazing how complex everyone is, even those who seem so simple have so much more going on then you would quess, its natural to react different around different people and in different situations, everyone does it, evn if they deny it, i have a textbook on personality and there are some test in there, i dont know, it could be that the results are your true self, and you just dont see that in yourself, but its more likely the test just isent reflecting you, dont stress over it, humans are too complex to catogorize>>>peace

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Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Your Type is
Extroverted Intuitive Feeling Judging

44 44 78 22

You are:
moderately expressed extrovert

moderately expressed intuitive personality

very expressed feeling personality

slightly expressed judging personality

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:i definately act differently depending on who im with. some people think im a snob because im so shy and quiet, but when i get with my friends i can be so loud. however at the same time when im uncomfortable i can also get loud...it really depends. however to completely screw over all that i have said, i opened up to someone i had only known for 2 days! which is an amazing thing (my friends would testify to this) for me!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


sumthin sumin smmnm....
Location: home sweet home
Member Since: 4th Sep 2003
Total posts: 372
Posted:I am a ENFP type, and am aperently we make up only about 3% of the worlds population. Cool.

Extroverted- 67
Intuitive- 44
Feeling- 11
Perceiving- 67



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Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:i can't remember what i scored...but i was slightly expressed everything...which really doesn't surprise me!!


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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 60

which is a bit hit and miss

interesting though smile


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I can't even take the test because I don't have yes or no answers for 90% of those questions - just various shades of whatever. ubbloco


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Location: Brooklyn / New York, NY
Member Since: 15th Mar 2004
Total posts: 5
Posted:*very expressed introvert
*moderately expressed intuitive personality
*distinctively expressed thinking personality
*slightly expressed judging personality

My Keirsey/MBTI personality type describes me very well. I think this personality system is accurate because it classifies types according to the underlying process through which they function. The method to one's madness. Heh.

If you're interested in reading a (very) long description of your type, this site is good: http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/

Re: having different personalities in different situtations. I think everyone does/has that. But people have a core personality which is most true to themself and which they would express if not for the sake of fitting in, avoid alienating others, etc.

I don't think I articulated that very well. tongue


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Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:yeah i did that test before, i quite like it!
i bet most here are Ps and not Js!

i know what you mean bout different social circles, here at school they all think im some fat loser (? im captain of school rowing?) cuz thats what i was when i joined the school. i keep myself to myself and only socialise within my boarding house.
in the real world im very loud and extroverted i make friends easily etc. ask either ucof or simian or pink or smallboy or whoever

quite conflicting views on the same person non?
heh heh, i think its quite funny actually, i just wanna meet them in the real world and say "FUK U! U DONT KNOW [censored] BOUT ME!"
i was thinking bout making a movie bout it, just an ickle one tho.

X x X x X

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Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:Ahh I don't like personality tests, being put into groups and stereotyped in that way you really don't want to be. Ick. *Refuses to do the test*
Anyhoo, I found that stuff about different situations and reacting in different ways it's called get this: "Behavioural Specificity, that is their behaviour is specific to certain situations" - studies were done by Mischel to prove his/her theory. Bandura looked at it aswell but I haven't actually got very much information.
NOTE: the imformation I have is from an A-Level Psychology book, and they are only theories!

Monkeys monkeys and bananas


The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:will i ended up with

Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

Strength of the preferences %

56 11 1 1
moderately expressed introvert
slightly expressed intuitive personality
slightly expressed thinking personality
slightly expressed judging personality

which is intresting after reading the documents it passed on.

I that my actions are very diffrent around different groups of people
so much that a while ago and still i am very wary of mixing friends.
nice thread smile

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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