Myers-Briggs Type - page 6

I know this is an often-used test. I've taken it three times since h.s. I am mostly an ENFP, sometimes an ISFP. Anyone else know their type? I wonder what other types people on the forum are, and if... Read More

  1. by   Luv2BAnurse
    Isfj
  2. by   bflogrl
    Hi. I am a pre-nurse, just applying but I volunteer in a hospice doing a lot of hands on patient care. Anyway, I am an ENFP with a strong "P." Now what can the creativity of the "P" bring to nursing?
  3. by   manda1027
    I am ENFJ, which I think is correct for me since I am currently staying at home with my kids....not nursing right now, unless you count all the boo-boos I fix on a regular basis...
  4. by   toons_are_rad
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Ok, I'd like to know if my fellow INTJ's share my troubles.

    I really don't want to know too much about others feelings. I do and I don't. I want to know facts. Facts are superior to feelings. And logic rules. I only care about evidence, reason, and logic.

    I'm not the unfeeling oof that I sound like either. I just have to remind myself to pay attention to, and validate other's feelings when I want to get to the facts of a matter and a logical solution.
    I am a nursing student, and also an intj. Yes I share a lot of the same feelings as you. I feel easily annoyed in situations (IE when my boyfriend's mother has her nightly cry about her terrible upbringing). Emtional people with whom I am an aquaintence with unnerve me. A lot of times I don't know what to say and harbour a great deal of insensitivity. I would rather talk about science and politics than feelings anyday.

    But what my mother mentioned to me only a few months ago was when I was a teenager her and my father sent me to counselling (was a difficult teen) and the counsellor told me to take the same personality test. At that point I was an enfj. (a very giving type prone to sympathy and sentimentality...HA!)

    I also read somewhere ealier that it is almost impossible for a child or youth to be classified as an intj. Intj's only become so usually because of a parent or role model who despises weakness and inability to control their emotions. The traits of an intj are not usual, but rather a result of a (forgive me) jaded and logical environment. Just thought it was interesting. Any thoughts anyone?
  5. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from toons_are_rad
    I am a nursing student, and also an intj. Yes I share a lot of the same feelings as you. I feel easily annoyed in situations (IE when my boyfriend's mother has her nightly cry about her terrible upbringing). Emtional people with whom I am an aquaintence with unnerve me. A lot of times I don't know what to say and harbour a great deal of insensitivity. I would rather talk about science and politics than feelings anyday.

    But what my mother mentioned to me only a few months ago was when I was a teenager her and my father sent me to counselling (was a difficult teen) and the counsellor told me to take the same personality test. At that point I was an enfj. (a very giving type prone to sympathy and sentimentality...HA!)

    I also read somewhere ealier that it is almost impossible for a child or youth to be classified as an intj. Intj's only become so usually because of a parent or role model who despises weakness and inability to control their emotions. The traits of an intj are not usual, but rather a result of a (forgive me) jaded and logical environment. Just thought it was interesting. Any thoughts anyone?
    I don't feel that it has anything to do with how I was raised. My mother did not reinforce or demand "logical" responses from me. I think it's just genetics. I've never been freaked out or impatient with displays of emotion. I just recognize it as something I'm not. I know intellectually that people's emotions (and my own) don't make any sense, but somehow I always expect them to and am often disappointed. What upsets me more is when people hold what I consider to be contradictory beliefs for emotional reasons. For instance, I find it deeply disturbing that so many pet lovers aren't vegetarians. Or that people consider themselves Christians but aren't non-violent (could support a war).
    Last edit by firstyearstudent on Aug 14, '06
  6. by   Aradien
    I used to be an ENTJ, but I was working in the financial industry in accounting at the time. I have since left that job and am beginning clinicals this fall. I took the test again and now I am ISFJ or ESFJ depending on what kind of mood I am in when I take it.

    It is an interesting exercise. I was never totally comfortable in the business world anyway.

    Aradien
  7. by   NurseCard
    I took the shortened Myers-Briggs test and I'm an INFJ. No surprise there at all.
    The last time I took the Myers-Briggs test I was an INFP. I kinda alternate between the two. I'm 50 percent judging and 50 percent perceiving. =)
  8. by   lpnstudentin2010
    enfp
  9. by   nrstob08
    I am an ISFJ, it was the first time i took the test and it was pretty accurate
  10. by   SkateBetty
    Oh WOW, I just took the short test, and got exactly what I did when I took it in 1990 or so...ESTJ! I guess there's no question about it. It was just as fun and interesting as it was over 15 years ago.
  11. by   MT RN
    ISTJ here, same as when I took it several years ago. Hmmmm, shoulda been a doctor!
  12. by   natrgrrl
    I like that short test. I'm INTJ, which I could have told you without the test. One thing I feel guilty about is that my % for Feeling was only 25%. I really do have emotions and I know other people have them, too. But I mean, really...aren't they just a physical distraction for what is actually happening to the person?
    What do other people think about feelings and emotions?

    natrgrrl
  13. by   rach_nc_03
    Quote from natrgrrl
    I like that short test. I'm INTJ, which I could have told you without the test. One thing I feel guilty about is that my % for Feeling was only 25%. I really do have emotions and I know other people have them, too. But I mean, really...aren't they just a physical distraction for what is actually happening to the person?
    What do other people think about feelings and emotions?

    natrgrrl
    Glad to hear from another NTJ! I was beginning to think I was the only one here....

    My Feeling is also low (20%, I think), so I know what it's like. My take on it is this: outside of my close relationships with my husband and closest friends, I almost always respond to situations intellectually, not emotionally. A lot of people will state their opinions by saying, 'I feel that we should spend more time doing x...', while I always say, 'I think we should spend more time doing x'.

    I'm not touchy-feely and I never have been. I'm not cold, though- I really enjoy people (that's my 80% extrovert!), and I develop rapport with people very easily. I just don't get emotionally involved with most people or situations. That being said, when i *do* have a deep relationship with someone, I will move mountains for them, and I'm deeply hurt when they mistreat me. When I give myself emotionally, I do it 100%- I just don't do it often.

    Sometimes it's an impediment, but I do stay calm in emergencies (unless it's involving someone really close to me!)....so yes, I think it can be beneficial.

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