Myers Briggs type on your profile

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    Jun 16, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    I've been seeing more guys adding their Myers Briggs personality types on their profiles here and on gay apps. Does it really attract the type of guy you're looking for? Do you get messages from guys saying, "Hey me too! We're totally compatible and should meet!".

    For those that have it on your profiles, what was your reasoning for doing so? And did it meet your expectations?




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  • mcbrion

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    Jun 16, 2016 4:28 AM GMT
    Knowing your Meyers Briggs is a way of indicating traits, such as empathy, practical, feeling (or not terribly emotional). I put it there for those who recognize it. There is a book called "Please Understand Me, " which chronicles the MBTI and who you will be most attracted to - as well as whom you might want to avoid (even though you may be attracted to them).
    It only works if the other person knows what you are likely to be like. I, for instance, and an INFJ. The INFJ could be akin, to, oh, say, Cassandra, a seeress in Greek mythology, given her powers by Apollo - until she pissed him off and he altered them so she could only predict certain events (like the Trojan Horse debacle. She wasn't too popular after that one!) INFJ's abilities? Able to foresee past, present and future events, sense intention (both good and evil) in others and be the highly romantic type. But that would not a good match for say, an ESTJ, the used car salesman type - although that is who the INFJ might find appealing - for all the wrong reasons. I'd go for a nice ENFP and double that if he was short, Jewish, and hairy (hey, there has to be SOME sex appeal in this for me! Man cannot live by sainthood alone!) :lolicon_smile.gif I'd imagine Steven Jobs was an ISTJ. Trump is likely an ESTJ/ESTP.

    It is a fascinating branch of psychology. Wish more people knew about it. As to why one would put it on their profile? It's no different (for an INFJ) than saying you have a big heart, or you're the perceptive type. Of the expectations part? I don't put it there expecting anything. It's just a sort of shorthand for those who know it. Others will ignore it because they don't know what it means.
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    Jun 17, 2016 4:38 AM GMT
    mcbrion saidKnowing your Meyers Briggs is a way of indicating traits, such as empathy, practical, feeling (or not terribly emotional). I put it there for those who recognize it. There is a book called "Please Understand Me, " which chronicles the MBTI and who you will be most attracted to - as well as whom you might want to avoid (even though you may be attracted to them).
    It only works if the other person knows what you are likely to be like. I, for instance, and an INFJ. The INFJ could be akin, to, oh, say, Cassandra, a seeress in Greek mythology, given her powers by Apollo - until she pissed him off and he altered them so she could only predict certain events (like the Trojan Horse debacle. She wasn't too popular after that one!) INFJ's abilities? Able to foresee past, present and future events, sense intention (both good and evil) in others and be the highly romantic type. But that would not a good match for say, an ESTJ, the used car salesman type - although that is who the INFJ might find appealing - for all the wrong reasons. I'd go for a nice ENFP and double that if he was short, Jewish, and hairy (hey, there has to be SOME sex appeal in this for me! Man cannot live by sainthood alone!) :lolicon_smile.gif I'd imagine Steven Jobs was an ISTJ. Trump is likely an ESTJ/ESTP.

    It is a fascinating branch of psychology. Wish more people knew about it. As to why one would put it on their profile? It's no different (for an INFJ) than saying you have a big heart, or you're the perceptive type. Of the expectations part? I don't put it there expecting anything. It's just a sort of shorthand for those who know it. Others will ignore it because they don't know what it means.

    But has it helped with you meeting more guys? Or more guys that are in line with your personality traits?
  • mcbrion

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    Jun 18, 2016 6:03 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    mcbrion saidKnowing your Meyers Briggs is a way of indicating traits, such as empathy, practical, feeling (or not terribly emotional). I put it there for those who recognize it. There is a book called "Please Understand Me, " which chronicles the MBTI and who you will be most attracted to - as well as whom you might want to avoid (even though you may be attracted to them).
    It only works if the other person knows what you are likely to be like. I, for instance, and an INFJ. The INFJ could be akin, to, oh, say, Cassandra, a seeress in Greek mythology, given her powers by Apollo - until she pissed him off and he altered them so she could only predict certain events (like the Trojan Horse debacle. She wasn't too popular after that one!) INFJ's abilities? Able to foresee past, present and future events, sense intention (both good and evil) in others and be the highly romantic type. But that would not a good match for say, an ESTJ, the used car salesman type - although that is who the INFJ might find appealing - for all the wrong reasons. I'd go for a nice ENFP and double that if he was short, Jewish, and hairy (hey, there has to be SOME sex appeal in this for me! Man cannot live by sainthood alone!) :lolicon_smile.gif I'd imagine Steven Jobs was an ISTJ. Trump is likely an ESTJ/ESTP.

    It is a fascinating branch of psychology. Wish more people knew about it. As to why one would put it on their profile? It's no different (for an INFJ) than saying you have a big heart, or you're the perceptive type. Of the expectations part? I don't put it there expecting anything. It's just a sort of shorthand for those who know it. Others will ignore it because they don't know what it means.

    But has it helped with you meeting more guys? Or more guys that are in line with your personality traits?

    It doesn't help if other guys don't put it on their profile, but it helps that I know an "I" (Introvert) from an "E" (Extrovert); An "S" (Sensation - in other words, stoics who don't believe what they can't see) from an "N" (intuitive. That would be me); An "F" (feeling type who lives in the heart) from a "T" (thinking")living more in the head than the heart; and a J(Judgement - not judgmental. In this case it means "task oriented") from a "P" (someone who thinks things through and might be called a procrastinator). I assess off of years of training. But does it make it easier to meet the right guys? Only if the guy KNOWS which personality type he is, and then I can almost immediately decided to pursue or not to. If they don't, then I just ask the standard questions about family relationships and how they felt about siblings, parents. I can assemble a Meyers Briggs reasonably accurately from that. I guessed Donald Tumps type without ever seeing it and then looked it up.
    So yes, it helps. But you can't be someone who tries to interpret your Meyers Briggs differently than the reading shows you: thats how people decide they know better than those who devised the tests.