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As of the past year, I haven’t been discussing much of the theory on many formats apart from forums, and with a couple of friends. The theory I find has become of very little use to me anymore apart from enjoying to teach people about the theory.
I don’ t think any of the theories based off Jung’s work has become much use to me in real life. In fact, if anything at points it has over complicated parts of my life as to which don’t need to be. You shouldn’t place people into boxes, and assume that they think or value things according to it. The theory does more harm than good. There is far too much seriousness invested in to the theory, and people take things too literally. It has only allowed me to explore more aspects of my personality by looking more inwardly about myself.
There has become a point where I have also given up on teaching people about it, because of the amount of rubbish information out there confusing people over something that is pretty simple if you read the original writings about the functions via Jung’s work. Am I always right? No. I’m not saying that at all. I am saying that I am fed up of explaining the most simplest of things because there are people out there with larges voices than myself who teach it poorly.
To cut a long story short, I’ve given up on the theory. The information runs in the back of my mind, but I don’t think I will be discussing it anymore or bothering to even entertain the idea of it.
Keirsey takes the 16 MBTI types and places them into four groups of people, believing that the people in these groups share similar mindsets. These groups are:
- The Guardians – ESFJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ISTJ.
- The Artisans – ESFP, ESTP, ISFP, ISTP.
- The Rationals – ENTP, ENTJ, INTP, INTJ.
- The Idealists – ENFP, ENFJ, INFP, INFJ.
This is my first post of many others where I hope to help people understand the ins and outs of Typology. Starting from beginners issues to the more advanced. Here’s what I believe is some sound advice to start you off.