Kevin Price, Editor at Large for USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business Show, has recently become hooked on Quora. In addition to daily hosting the Price of Business, Kevin has numerous writing obligations on this and other sites for which he serves as an editor and with his syndicated column, so we decided that if he’s going to write at Quora, he is going to share that content on this website. If you are on Quora, make sure to follow Kevin. You can check out his page here: https://www.quora.com/profile/Kevin-Price-67.
Kevin’s hot topics on Quora are history, free market economics, philosophy, and Myers Briggs typology, and many others. The following is one of his recent answers to the question in the title.
I took several different MBTI tests to try and to establish some accuracy. A couple on occasion pointed to an INTP, but barely. The vast majority indicated a solid INTJ. I did my homework and I can behave like an INTP, but it is not authentic. It is something I developed that was from my family of origin. My family structure — particularly dealing with my mother — put pressure on me to develop “P” traits, but it was not who I was.
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When I studied the differences between an INTJ and INTP, I’m overwhelmingly the former. It is not even close. I think, also, there was part of me that wanted to envision myself as flexible (as “Ps” are often perceived) and I think that subconsciously affected my answers. Again, after closer review, I was clearly a “J.”
Now, when I look at what your answers show, I am a little confused. The differences between the ENFJ, ENTJ, and ESFP are very profound. My wife is an ENFJ, I have a good friend who is an ENTJ, and my father in law is an ESFP. They are all very different. I would spend some time reviewing the types, read them close, and see what the descriptions tell you. My gut tells me that since they vary wildly, you are depending far more on Feeling than Thinking when you answer the questions, lending to you likely being an “F.” Also, it sounds like you are gathering your views about yourself through heavily external influences (lending to “S” rather than “N”), but that is just based on your short description. However, if I were forced to bet on it, ESFP sounds likely. When I had my ESFP father in law take the test… (read more and while there FOLLOW Kevin on Quora and check out more of his articles).