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Heidi
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I find this whole personality type thing intriguing. I've taken numerous tests and keep coming up with either ISFJ or ISFP  but have had one ISTJ result too. (The ISFJ vs ISFP is pretty much a 50/50 split with the tests)

So I don't really know what to think.  

The results don't change my GT in any way so I guess it really doesn't matter. I just find it odd that I'm so inconsistant  



Rh-, ISFP, Super Taster, Non-Secretor 52% SWAMI-XP'd Explorer.

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Jumari
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Nice to know that I am not alone. I have to do it more than once. At least you can confirm two aspects of your test. All your results are IS__ which at least confirms those two aspects of your personality. You are Introverted and Sensitive. If it doesn't affect your Genotype result then I guess it doesn't really matter like you say.
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ESFJ------that is what I am, according to this test, in all three places
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paul clucas
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Hi, Jumari.

In terms of the diet you should not ignore C_sharp.  Its a different thinking you need once you take Swami.  Genotypes are locations until you do your Swami, then genotypes become directions.  You are on the borderland between Explorer and Teacher.  That's fine because that is you.

Since no one else has mentioned this: you should read up on type development as the person matures.  "Do What You Are" by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger has a section on the maturation of the functions.  Others have written about this as well, I'm sure.


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Almost every time I've taken a M-B test, I've come up slightly different. I'm sure that it is the way I answer the questions...One thing I know to be true is that I used to be an Introvert, but through years of practice, I am now, surely, an extrovert!


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Jumari
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Paul...thanks for the book recomendation, I'll look into it. And yes I do take C-Sharps advise seriously. I am an Explorer-Teacher, a bit of both and not totally one or the other.

Drea...I guess that makes you an exintrovert hey..
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Kumar
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The interface between biology/physiology and psychology/personality is often very complex. The way a questionnaire (eg, personality test) is designed (its language, underlying assumptions and so on) is highly culture-specific and the same question is likely to be understood and interpreted in different ways by people in different society. So trying to relate the two (eg, food and your decision making style) is full of risks and subjectivism. There is a word "temperament", which is more biological than personality as such. May be if we were to relate food intake with temperament (with appropriately defined physical or more objective indicators), we could perhaps get a better result. As one person has remarked here on this thread, there is not much variation in food recommended except for the genotype label.

My advice on the personality test would be to use it repeatedly on certain intervals without refering to the earlier test at all and ascertain your type first, before you enter the information into the SwamiXpress.



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Quoted from Jumari


I have to be honest and say that I'm not 100% sold on it. There are too many variables at play. Such as changing moods or state of mind while taking the test. And like you say, external factors influencing your personality / inclinations.

This is the way I felt and have taken so many tests and not just coming up differently each time but reading the summaries felt they just weren't me!

I went and bought a book "What Type Am I?" by Renee Baron.  A very easy read and reference book with some comic pictures in situations.  She also was Co-Author of "The Enneagram Made Easy".  I came at it from the big picture first before going into details and found my type more easily - INFP shows the world a T side.  I always 'believed' my type to be a T and this made it hard to box myself in.  Funnily enough INFP is smack bang Explorer anyway.  I didn't believe myself to be an introvert - can be assertive and loves a chat but so is this type.  

It is how these four categories work together which make our personality and I think we can tend to fixate on each category name especially as we get older and come more towards a middle ground with each opposing type name.

When one of my sons did this test for a psychologist, we were told that the Myers-Briggs test is the inherent personality that does not change but our behaviours can though, through the Enneagram.


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Quoted from shells

This is the way I felt and have taken so many tests and not just coming up differently each time but reading the summaries felt they just weren't me!

I went and bought a book "What Type Am I?" by Renee Baron.  A very easy read and reference book with some comic pictures in situations.  She also was Co-Author of "The Enneagram Made Easy".  I came at it from the big picture first before going into details and found my type more easily - INFP shows the world a T side.  I always 'believed' my type to be a T and this made it hard to box myself in.  Funnily enough INFP is smack bang Explorer anyway.  I didn't believe myself to be an introvert - can be assertive and loves a chat but so is this type.  

It is how these four categories work together which make our personality and I think we can tend to fixate on each category name especially as we get older and come more towards a middle ground with each opposing type name.

When one of my sons did this test for a psychologist, we were told that the Myers-Briggs test is the inherent personality that does not change but our behaviours can though, through the Enneagram.




Interesting
I keep changing between INFP and ENFP  
At first I thought it was because I did the test in English ( not my native language)- but then I tried it is Danish - and again- I came out as ENFP
I have always been vey close in the I/E about 51 % E and 49% I
- so I am not surprised that I at the moment switch to INFP.
BUT I do think that ENFP is more me  


ENFP -naturalist, visual/spatial and musical/verbal/chatty Dane- living with DD Emma age 19,
0 rh- secr ( Hunter or explorer )
Diamonds, superfoods, Neutral,*black dots, avoids
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Amazone I.
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11:19am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
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still swifting between intp and intj.....


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Bekki Shining Bearheart
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Facinating discussion. Not having my SWAMI (yet) I didn't realize there was a Personality type component. Could some one explain this?

I had taken one of these tests a month or two back because of something in one of the forums, but re-took it tonight based on the link above-- I too like the more complete one. Same result though- ENTP.
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The Myers Brigg Personality Profile is an optional parameter on the data intake form. If you choose to include Myer-Briggs Indicator data SWAMI will use your  Myers-Briggs personality inventories in your GenoType calculations.   When included they only play a minor role in determining GenoType (but it does in some cases switch the calculated GenoType).


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Hi folks!

After trying different versions of the personality test, I was wondering if my personality has chaged significantly in the jungian dimensions. I got different results with different tests. I was a bit perplexed as previous tests had been consistent and I have been an ISTP all through. So finally I decided to locate and do the same test that I was used to and I was successful too. This particular test is the one I like best: it is by R Craig Hogan and David W Champagne. The one thing I like about this particular version is that you will score yourself on 32 sets of preferences, each preference containing two contrasts and the total score on each preference is five but divided into two contrasts in any proportion that you think applies to you (such as 5+0, 3+2, 4+1 and so on and no decimals or fractions). I am now sure that this gives us a very consistent result. I am a bit relieved too that I have remained ISTP till date since I started this test during the mid-80's. So I am an ISTP!



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Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
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What's that particular test Kumar? Got a link?
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Oops. must have been tired when I tired when I wrote that--- Actually I am ENFP--but my scores on F/T are close-- closer than any of the other values.

Extroverted (E) 64.52% Introverted (I) 35.48%
Intuitive (N) 57.58% Sensing (S) 42.42%
Feeling (F) 52.94% Thinking (T) 47.06%
Perceiving (P) 62.5% Judging (J) 37.5%

Interestingly, I always thought of myself as an introvert but nobody who knows me agrees...
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Golfzilla
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Indeed this is very interesting... Does anyone have the link? I would like to take it - thanks!




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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jeanb
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Here is a free one from Similar Minds:

http://similarminds.com/pref_jung.html

When you answer the questions, make sure you answer as you want to answer, not as you should answer as a spouse, worker, child, parent or sibling.  
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Thanks jeanb!




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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