Saturday, May 02, 2009

The INxJ and the Jungian Function Preferences

I retook the Cognitive Development Survey (I use Group ID "facebook" which works) and came up with these results (they are different from the last set of results but the overall reading remains pretty much the same, that I appear as an INxJ):

In order of preferred function: Ni > Fi = Te > Se = Ne > Fe > Si > Ti

So I finally got it. It's my Te (extraverted Thinking) and Fi (introverted Feeling) that are even, making it hard to type me between T / F. As you'll see later, this ambiguity is consistent with other test results I've gotten.

Your Possible Type Code
According to the traditional sorting method of finding the most-used functional pairs, your type might be:

Possible result: INTJ

We are also trying a new sorting method to try to indicate best-fit type. This method is experimental and may not match your type.

Possible result: INFJ

Your Developmental Curve
This model attempts to graph a 'developmental curve'. Theoretically, people should choose simpler, less sophisticated aspects of the cognitive processes more often than they choose complex, more sophisticated aspects. The simpler aspects of each process are necessary to perform the more sophisticated aspects! However, because the phrases are in development, this measure has questionable validity.

Your self-assessment curve = -1.6

-- A curve less than 0 indicates you checked simpler phrases more often than sophisticated ones. This is expected, although a particularly low number (more than -10) might happen if the phrases were particularly unclear to you, or if you under-estimated your abilities.

-- A curve greater than 0 indicates you checked sophisticed phrases more often than simpler ones. This would be counter to a developmental model and might happen if many phrases are badly written or if you have over-estimated your capabilities.

Your Most-Used Processes
Based on your response, these are your top three cognitive processes in use:

Ni : Foreseeing implications and likely effects without external data; realizing 'what will be'; conceptualizing new ways of seeing things; envisioning transformations; getting an image of profound meaning or far-reaching symbols.

Fi : Evaluating; considering importance and worth; reviewing for incongruity; evaluating something based on the truths on which it is based; clarifying values to achieve accord; deciding if something is of significance and worth standing up for.

Te : Ordering, segmenting; organizing for efficiency; systematizing; applying logic; structuring; checking for consequences; monitoring for standards or specifications being met; setting boundaries, guidelines, and parameters; deciding if something is working or not.


Now, this is remarkable, that I scored dead even (literally 50% - 50%) between the T / F dichotomy and yet I was assessed to be an INTJ by the Kisa Personality Test:

Personality test results
Ta-dah, your personality type is INTJ!

Introverted (I) 79% Extraverted (E) 21%
Intuitive (N) 64% Sensing (S) 36%
Thinking (T) 50% Feeling (F) 50%
Judging (J) 64% Perceiving (P) 36%


On a related topic, I took another Enneagram test at and it's been verified I'm a Type 4 followed by Type 5, making me a 4w5.

You Scored as Type Four: The Individualist
You're a type four: THE INDIVIDUALIST. You're dramatic, self-absorbed and temperamental. You like intensity of feelings. You express yourself creatively and are sensitive. You want to find your significance in this world. You are a very deep person that longs for authenticity of feelings in relationships. Your emotional nature makes you particularly good at any creative endeavor. You are special and unique. You're the one who sets fashion. You are original.

Type Four: The Individualist 86%
Type Five: The Investigator 80%

Here's a crazy awesome directory, a site that lists tons of free online personality tests. Have fun!

Related link: INTP - August 11, 2010 Pink Manhattan

INFJ and the ISTJ Shadow - August 14, 2010 Pink Manhattan