Little personal story:
A few years ago a friend had me take a personality test that used the Meyer Briggs system to determine a generalized personality out of 16 seperate ones.
I was given the result INFJ, "The Protector", and read a brief description I felt somewhat fit, but never really looked deeper into it. It did however, stay dormant in my mind, just due to the silliness of how much I loved the title and felt it fit me and who I've always strived to be in life.
I matured much since then, and decided to take the test around a year ago to see the results out of sheer curiousity. I felt like a different person; learning to talk to people, and notice things much more externally. The results of the test were determined by who I was forcing myself to be in order to interact and do what I needed for my intentions, I didn't really feel it fit so I disregarded whatever it's results were and moved on.
Recently I've met a friend who's managed to rip apart a lot of what I thought I was. Around them I've fell from the confident lion to the whining puppy. It's terrified me how badly I want them to understand me, yet I lost any qualities that might help further that desire in their presence.
Gratefully, they've turned out to be one of the most patient and understanding people with my refound social awkwardness toward them. In getting to know me, they've told me they feel protected
with me, which struck memories of that old title that stuck in my subconscious.
So a few days ago I decided to take the personality test listed above, curious as to what it might say after this somewhat of a social crisis. Once again, I was given INFJ, this time under the title "The Advocate"(which sucks). After I read the profile on that site, being much more detailed than my the first test I took, it bugged me how spot on it is.
Intrigued though, I delved into looking at patterns of my personality. After a couple days of constant studying, I find it ridiculious how much it can tell about me, when I've never thought I could be understood(especially through an online test). The patterns an INFJ exhibit include that we have the tendency to emulate a personality in order to help our desires.
I figured it has helped me in personal reflection and seems like understanding of these patterns can be used to help further social understanding, especially if there are any who felt like me frequenting the forums. So I implore everyone to look into their results, along with articles around your type and see how accurate they might be, possibly getting the feeling of understanding I have.
Aside from all that...
What are everyone's thoughts on these personality patterns if you've studied them at all?
How do you think these could be used by corporations and governments in order for their purposes?(and how are they already?)