My Favorite Facebook Apps Part 2: MyType

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This post has stuff about politics and a previous relationship. My perspective has changed

In part 1 of this 2 part series of posts, I talked about a cool Facebook app called The Political Compass. In this post I wanted to give props to the excellent app called MyType. MyType is a Meyers-Briggs/Jung personality type questionnaire, but unlike other free personality type tests on the web, it has the ability to compare you with your friends, and even better, tell you how you releate to your friends.

I believe that the concepts of personality type relationships are based on a study called Socionics, which is based on Carl Jung’s work on Psychological Types, Freud’s theory of the conscious and unconscious, and Antoni Kepinski’s theory of information metabolism”, according to “http://socionics.com.

I’ve taken several of these tests and this seems to be just as accurate as anything else. Even the relational parts seem accurate. This grid is pretty intimidating but it will help you to identify what type of relationship you have with someone else. I’d recommend adding the MyType app to your profile and looking at their super-nice graph instead.

How do I relate?

Like the last post, I thought I’d give you a little insight into my inner workings. I’m an INTP :

My Personality Type

And here’s a pretty darn accurate explanation:

INTPs are logical, individualistic, reserved, and very curious individuals. They focus on ideas, theories and the explanation of how things work. They are especially adept at discussions and debate. They have the ability to focus intently on a subject. They appreciate and respect intelligence in others.

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The (not so) funny thing about my personality type is that it is the EXACT opposite of Mary’s, which would explain why we butt heads so much. Go figure!

If you’re someone I interact with on a regular basis (coworker, friend) ping me with your personality type so we can see how we line up.