I have been lurking here for the past two weeks of my holiday. You truly are a bunch of interesting people; highly intellectual and forever inquisitive. I am secretly in love with some of you. Looking forward to lurk some more and then, hopefully, dare to join the fun.
I began reading about MBTI a few months ago. I ended up fixating on the functions rather than the possible assembles and hierarchies of them (the actual types, in other words). I am not sure how to differentiate MBTI as a theory, and the culture and discourse sprouted around it. Anyhow, I do find the behavioristic diagnostics problematic and, well, kind of meaningless.
Other than that, I am not acquainted with other typologies. Perhaps that makes it easier to digest CT and its specific typings of real people (since those often seem to conflict with former classifications (although, I do understand that those do not necessarily need to be considered as of comparable qualities, and can therefore co-exist as truths inside separate coherent theories (I have never used parentheses like this before. (I feel like I am pushing the boundaries of linguistics (wow, I am so sorry).).).).).
I think it's super fun to hear your spontaneous evaluation. Thanks!
In the MBTI I scored INFJ. I'm very concerned with humans and their silly, pretty humanness. People (irl) tend to register my empathetic abilities and genuine smiles first and foremost.
However; as I write here, the warmness seem to vanish. And maybe those people like to morph their perception of me so that it fits better with my feminine, soft appearance. I'm also thinking that Ti could, in the right container, give the impression of "soft" because of it's conscientiousness. I dunnooooo.
Haha, oh yes! I actually find the Barnum effect to be a useful tool (the usefulness or destructiveness of a tool is bound to its context). It gives the satisfaction of mirroring, and may act as a portal into the unconscious. You know, when something isn't quite accurate about a palm reading, one can transduce ones perception or pay attention to things that were too demure at first.