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November 2, 2011

myers-briggs everything

Filed under: General — Xero @ 3:11 pm

So, as of late I got back into the myers-briggs type indicator. I was a little into it a few years ago when a friend of mine had introduced me to it. I used to not care as much about it and my scoring was a little more inconsistent back then, but overwhelmingly I was always an ISTP and it fits me pretty well these days, back then I wasn’t as sure as I am now.

Now I’m making everyone take it. Friends, family, coworkers, etc. I’m just on a mission to understand people better and find out what kind of people excite me and what kind of people I just don’t get along with. I don’t really take it so seriously as to think of it as an absolute indicator of everything, but certain things ring particularly true as of late and I’m learning how to use parts of my personality better.

On the other hand, while you can sometimes read my inner emotions from my external gestures, it’s often amazing how well I conceal my thoughts and feelings. I can so easily lead people to believing various things about me or the situation at hand, often times coming off as mysterious or what not, but really, I just pick and choose who gets to know me, and it changes constantly. I’ve also started to realize how well I can pick up on other’s insecurities and emotions, because I’m often so emotionally detached from conversation, I’ve started being able to see when others are not.

While I generally have a sense of honesty, loyalty, and righteousness, if I don’t like you, I am worried I may start using my new found abilities in all the wrong ways. I’m realizing how easily I can manipulate people’s thoughts about me by simply acting a certain way outwardly, even if I’m thinking something entirely different. I’m also just calling out people’s bullshit more frequently, bullshit that I often wouldn’t have noticed in the past. I think doing the latter is probably the more honorable route, even if it makes me more enemies.

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