you are wrong,twilight sparkle is INTP,applejack is ESTJ,rainbow dash is ESTP,pinkie pie is ENFP and rarity is ENFJ.Spoiler (click to show/hide)(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Uji2P-HjUCc/ThX5qS2vn-I/AAAAAAAABo4/IpAg-ReSvI4/s1600/Myers_Briggs_Pony-%2528n1309917846337%2529.jpg)
Can someone explain this thing to me a little please?
So I guess the Meyers-Briggs personality scales are an extension off of Carl Jung's work on psychology. They tried to categorize people using four measures and then determine what people with certain combinations of measures would be like. It was originally used to study compatibility between people and also study which jobs a person might be good at.
The first measure is pretty important, and I'm a little off when I say that it measures how people like to interact with each other. I'd say more that it measures the attitudes a person shows. A person who is more extroverted prefers having a wide range of knowledge, frequent interactions with people, and getting their mental energy from hanging out with people. An introvert prefers a deeper range of knowledge, longer interactions with people, and getting their energy from spending time alone. Extroverts are action oriented as opposed to thought oriented.
So the first measure is important since that sets up the basis for understanding the other three measures. The next two measures are interrelated heavily, measuring how a person goes about understanding the world. There is the sensing vs. intuition measure, which tries to determine how a person gathers information and looks at it. The thinking vs feeling measure tries to measure how a person makes decisions.
The last measure is judging vs perceiving and tries to measure which of the previous two measures the person prefers to use in order to understand the world. Does a person value being able to make a sure decision (judging) or is there more value in being able to create a clear basis of knowledge (perceiving).
INTP: The Architect. Great precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. They are good at logic and math and make good philosophers and theoretical scientists. 1% of the total population.
These seem kinda vauge, if you ask me. Personally, from what I know of myself, I always considered myself a INFJ, mostly cause I tend to act on my feelings and instincts rather than honest thinking while simultaniously being very critical of things.
There are extended desriptions for each type. Here's the main page with all the short descriptors:
Here's your page:
An introvert, as I think I am, may enjoy hanging out with friends and spending time alone, but the key is where I find energy from. I find myself drained after spending time with friends, as much as I enjoy it. Maybe I'm not drained completely and all in one day, but it happens. An extrovert likewise may understand the importance of self-reflection, but will ultimately seek out people.
From how you described your feelings, you say you like hanging out with friends, but then need time to be alone. So I'd say you have a mild introvert leaning.
Your friends clearly agree that you love to analyze knowledge eh? In that case, sensing seems to be the more dominant trait. You recognize the importance of other people's views and of debate, but in the end it comes down to how you interpret the facts. You're a very logical, analytical thinker from what I can tell, even if it comes off as abstract. I'd definitely say sensing.
There was a statement related to the next measure that particularly caught me. You think before you empathize with someone. Again, your logical thinking comes into play on how you make decisions, and there's a strong relation between this measure and your previous one. I'd say you're a thinking type.
And finally, your friends seem to have a consensus that you love analyzing facts, and from what I can see you take in facts and like concrete answers. I'd say you value your perception function a lot, and thus value sensing over thinking. Perceivers value creativity and spontaneity over rigid plans and deadlines, so if that seems to describe you, all the more to support my thoughts.
Though I prefer the first test more. If you take it, I'd be interested to hear how little I understand you : P
ISTPs also tend to not hold strict goals and rules, and we all know how much Twilight loves her checklists. Their source of conflict often comes from defying authority, whether unintentionally or to release tension that they feel was put on them "unfairly" by rules and regulations. They tend to be more flexible than ISTJs.
So THAT'S my thoughts for Twilight Sparkle.
Hmm, you seem to be having the same problem I had when I tried to test myself. The 4 measures try to find a leaning towards each of the sides, and if you feel moderate on a scale, it can be hard to place yourself.I have to say, I think that's a problem that's commonly encountered. I feel like arguing that personality is a product of innate tendencies as well as societal pressures; there's probably social forces keeping one in moderation anyway...
Sorry for the necro :awkward:
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