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    I came across this MBTi writer. She has written her book around the testimonials off people who are a clear example of there type. By this she doesn't built up her theory on her own perception (and therefore not always unbiased) ont he type but she let tell the people themselves in there own words what it is to be them and that I think is a interesting way of getting to know the types much better

    for everyone who is interested, a part of her descriptions are written on this site
    http://www.bestfittype.com/infp.html
     
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    I actually have the book that that description comes from. I like Linda Berens's approach because it is integrative and holistic. She asks you to read descriptions about what it's like being each of the 16 types to see which one you most identify with. Of course, being that it is rather anectodal, it does have some considerable downsides to it for those who want to delve further. I'd really only recommend it for someone who is having difficulty figuring out their own type, rather than for typing others or learning more about what it means to be a specific type.
     
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    this is a compilation on how each type interacts with others in a work context, written in there won words. It is very interesting!
    for me reading testimonials in there own "language" makes it much easier to place myself in there shoes. And also to type people in my environment because I have this reaction "oh god, this guy talks exactly like my collegue at work" :D


     
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    The INFP description is ok. I am concerned how others feel when I am around them... even when it has nothing to do with me or they don't even know I'm paying attention.. and the concern is insignificant.
    I am occasionally overcome with feelings of warmth and caring and well-wishing for strangers and I couldn't even tell you what brings those on.

    I despise inconsistency and hypocrisy in myself and others.. but I use metaphors and sarcasm to veil myself when I'm expected to give an answer I don't feel like sharing.
     
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    This site was one of the many that made me consider that I was an ENFJ

     
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    This is great, thank you, Morgain! Here is also some self-description of an ISTP:


    I think I relate to all the NFP/STJ to some extent. Or rather, I see very very well the point of INFP and ESTJ the same way they do, but would not emphasize it the same way, and probably approach it indirectly, by metaphors and such.
     
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    Meh, the ENTP one seems stupid.
     
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    i was kinda meh about the intp one until i got to the last sentence:

    that's totally me.
     
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    Hehe. There are so many directions to take this. My feeble Ne can't pick one.
     
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    Berens is definitely one of my favorites. I have most of the books from the Best Fit type series. If you're ever not sure of type and you've gone too far in the morass of overkill, they're good basic books to have.

    Now, are they complete? I don't think so, because i think they do raise some dichotomies. But the book can help you explore more if you ever feel "between" one or more types.
     
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