syntheid: [text] the intp (myers briggs) (intp)
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Something that came up lately in a different personality typing community I'm still part of was the idea of typing people, literally, by the way they type (in this case into MBTI types). Personally, I find it interesting, and as a linguist, do think there could be styles of speech/typing that are common to particular types, but I have a hard time seeing this as a good means of typing itself. There are many types who would be inclined to deliberately change the way they type or who have the ability and tendency to mimic other types, for one, and various other environmental variables could affect the way you decide to interact on a particular community.

For an example, there is the website Typealyzer that tries to automatically type you by your blog text that you can play with, but I know at least for me, it's very far off on what it types me as.

So what I'm curious about is whether or not you think your writing reflects your type-- I know mine doesn't always, because I'm one of those who deliberately manipulates style for affect. Does the Typealyzer get it right for you and if it does, do you think it's a fluke or if there seems to be some truth to the algorithm's analysis? Also do you feel you can type others using the way they write?

Additionally, if your typing system of choice is MBTI/Jung, do you put more value on functions or individual letter dichotomies? Have you found a correlation of methods to types (like I've noticed INTx types have a tendency to prefer functions)?
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So to kick off some discussion, our poll results are showing a high percentage Intuitive people joining, which is interesting because more broad distribution statistics haven broken it down such that Intuitives seem to usually make up about 25% of the population, opposed to the Sensing's 75%. Introverted and Perceiving types are also minorities, but by much less of a gap, so it's kind of fascinating to me that we're sitting at 85.7% Intuitives right now and no one being strongly Sensing.

I find in my personal life, I associate with a lot of Intuitives as well, despite the fact that we're supposedly outnumbered 3 to 1. I believe this is mostly self-selection tactics of being drawn to those similar to myself, but what about you all? Do you find yourself mostly surrounded with and dealing with Sensing individuals in your personal friend group?

On the Enneagram end, we're showing a large preference for 5 in primaries, and 4 in wings, though as there were no 3s, that was mostly just that the 5s were mostly 5w4. So otherwise, we had (in primaries) two 4s and two 9s, with the second highest wing being... 5 (well, technically "unsure" but of those who know, the secondmost seems to be 5). Which kind of leads me to believe there might be something in personality typing that draws in people with 5-leaning personalities-- what do you think? Why do you like personality typing?

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