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How Do You Best Relate to the World?

Carl Jung identified four ways to understand the world around us, and each of these corresponds to one of the four elements. Which one do you think best fits you? Sensing people relate to the world as revealed by their five senses, whereas intuitive people tend to operate on gut feeling. Thinking people examine the world rationally, and feeling people evaluate their experiences on the basis of whether they are left with a good or bad feeling. If you have ever taken a Meyers-Briggs personality test, the sensing type is represented by an S in your four-letter personality type. The intuitive type is an N. The thinking type is a T. Finally, the feeling type is an F. You'll notice that you have two of these four letters in your personality type, but as we can only vote for one option I am asking everyone to choose just one they think best represents them. Later, we'll talk about the correspondence between each type and its element. | | | | | | |

I am a sensing person. I explore the world with my five senses.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I am an intuitive person. I like to follow my gut feelings.

3 votes / 27% 3 votes / 27 %

I am a thinking person. I like to examine things rationally.

4 votes / 36% 4 votes / 36 %

I am a feeling person. I tend to judge things by whether they feel pleasant or unpleasant.

4 votes / 36% 4 votes / 36 %
This poll has received 11 vote(s) so far.

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Ruby3881 wrote on July 1, 2015, 5:38 PM

I'm an INFJ - heavy on the introversion, and heavy on the judging! But I identify most strongly with the feeling type emoticon :smile:

LindaCPearson wrote on July 1, 2015, 7:39 PM

I took the Meyers-Briggs test years ago and don't remember exactly how I did. I know I was intuitive and all the sensitive stuff. I think I was introvert and non-judgmental.

bestwriter wrote on July 1, 2015, 7:48 PM

Although I have voted for the 3rd option I could have a leaning towards all the options there. (lol)

Feisty56 wrote on July 1, 2015, 7:52 PM

Although I am both intuitive and feeling, I chose feeling as the stronger of the two for me because it is the impression that a person or situation leaves with me that lasts the longest. I don't do well with recalling names when I first meet someone, but I will not forget what I sensed and felt about him or her.

CoralLevang wrote on July 2, 2015, 1:48 AM

The J in the MBTI does not mean one is "judgmental" from what our society has termed judging.

CoralLevang wrote on July 2, 2015, 1:49 AM

I am an ENFP/J. Fairly extreme on the continuum on the first three. Just to the P side of center on the P/J.

kcmaice wrote on July 2, 2015, 10:15 AM

I voted Intuitive, as I tend to go with my gut. I also took a MBTI test and the results: INFP: The Idealist.
After reading the personality traits of my results, I have to say, Pretty Spot On

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 7:20 PM

Sounds like INSP, Linda. Maybe try reading the description online, and see if it sounds like you emoticon :smile:

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 8:16 PM

Not in this type of categorizing, but I am like that in other type sorters. When I did the career interest survey in grade 8, my guidance counsellor made me do it again. He thought I'd not understood the instructions, because my answers were unlike any he'd ever seen. I'm a consummate generalist!

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 8:27 PM

I'm very much like that, myself. I don't even remember faces until I've met someone a bunch of times, but I always remember the feelings they left me with.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 8:42 PM

I've had a couple of tests that claimed I scored an E (I am most definitely introverted!) and occasionally I'll get a P instead of a J. Like you, I tend to be in the middle of that continuum. The N is always very well fixed, as is the F.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 2, 2015, 8:44 PM

I've come up with that one on occasion because I tend to be middle of the road for P/J as far as the tests are concerned. But I am most definitely INFJ.

kcmaice wrote on July 3, 2015, 1:26 PM

To be completely honest, I have a split personality. I am Introverted most of the time, yet there are rare times that I thrive in the crowds? I am sure the rest of the areas vary from time to time as well.

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Ruby3881 wrote on July 4, 2015, 12:59 PM

Lettie, do you need alone time after your time in the crowd? If so, you are still an introvert. That's the thing: a lot of people think that introverts don't like crowds or are shy. It's not an aversion, at all. I'm extremely introverted, but I have delivered speeches in front of hundreds of people. I have appeared on TV and radio. And on the rare occasion, I absolutely adore getting lost in the crowd on a busy urban street. I can actually feel the heartbeat of the city, and it's an awesome experience!

But even with all of that, I lose energy (overall) after being with people, and I need to be alone to recharge my batteries. An extroverted person will feel a loss of energy when there aren't enough opportunities to socialize or to be in large crowds. I just feel at peace when I'm alone.