Can anyone suggest a good representative graphic for the group page?

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Can anyone suggest a good representative graphic for the group page?

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Out 11, 2007, 5:43 pm

I'd like to put a picture on the group page, but I have no idea what would represent us. Help!

Out 11, 2007, 5:54 pm

how about


Out 11, 2007, 5:57 pm

Hmm. Intriguing.

Out 11, 2007, 6:35 pm

What is the purpose of such a picture?

I'm not saying we shouldn't have one, just that if we are looking for one, we should know what it's for - fun? Information? Attracting prospective new members?

Out 11, 2007, 6:44 pm

2> why ying yang?

Aren't there a notion of balance in the universe? I 'm not sure there is a balance in types ;-)

Out 11, 2007, 6:49 pm


I believe the yin-yang is referring to the fact that there is an I and an E, an N and an S, so on and so forth, and a world composed entirely of I's (for example) would be unconducive to the proper business of being a world.

Out 11, 2007, 7:00 pm

arf, the world isn't equaly composed of the 16 types... INTP represent about 4% of the us population... (1/16 is 6.25%) ^_^

Out 11, 2007, 7:28 pm

chainedwind #4 asks, What is the purpose of such a picture?

I'm not saying we shouldn't have one, just that if we are looking for one, we should know what it's for - fun? Information? Attracting prospective new members?

All of the above? I wouldn't want just information. Just something to give a curious LT-er an idea (even if vague) of what we're about: the differences between people, learning about those differences and so forth. Whatever it is can always be changed, so I'm open to anybody's idea of what our group page should look like and the opinions about the choices presented.

Editado: Out 11, 2007, 8:39 pm

5 > as chainedwind alluded to the opposites in INTJ ESFP

also balance does not necessarily mean even distribution.

I'm an INTj my wife is an eSFP I tell you we do balance each other out

Also this group is for the learning about our personalities and the other one. By learning about others we balance ourselves.

How did that sound?

added P.S. the top one is called an Emergent Tao

Editado: Out 11, 2007, 8:44 pm

Of course, if we wanted to symbolize balance, we could show an actual balance or something, but since yin-yangs have a more spiritualoid, philosophicalish connotation that's closer to psychologistical whatsitthings, yin-yang would probably win over balance if put to the vote.

Someone could Photoshop four yin-yangs representing the four axes? Dunno how that would work though... it's pretty abstract stuff...

Out 12, 2007, 11:13 am

We need a drawing. Perhaps a charicature of each of the 'types' in a room together doing their usual thing, or a picture of a chaotic dance?

Out 12, 2007, 1:57 pm

Really like that idea, seismeis. This weekend I'll look around. And if someone can volunteer artwork...?

Out 12, 2007, 2:41 pm

Of my MTBI books, most of them have simple drawings of people on the covers, often paired up. Type Talk at Work though has a 4 x 4 square (with blue and orange squares) with the 4 letter types in each square which might work. Doesn't say much about what the theory and group are about though.

Maybe we could fill each square with the names given to each type, but there seem to be several different systems of names floating around out there.

Out 12, 2007, 4:32 pm

Some pages with illustrations that may inspire ideas:

Typen (text in Dutch)
TypeLogic mousepads
16 pictures of personality ponds
Medicine wheel - Spirituality - MBTI

Editado: Out 12, 2007, 11:15 pm

I'm the moderator of another group (McGonagall - The World's Worst Poet), and from time to time I amuse myself by changing the stock photo of our eponymous poet according to the season. He acquired a haggis and mistletoe for the Christmas/New Year season, for instance, and was featured inside a big pink heart for Valentine's Day. (Come to think of it, I must slip in a jack o'lantern one of these days.)

We could have some fun by having a different MBTI type represented, say, every month. A person of type X could represent type X; an INTP could contribute whatever piccie s/he thinks represents INTP visually, for example. Alternatively, we could just round-robin and do it randomly.

This could be a cartoon, an "artistic impression", a photo of a famous person who is believed to be of that type - absolutely anything goes. The only criterion, I'd suggest, is that the type of the month be included in text as part of that image.

Who says we have to have one image that represents everybody? ;-)

Out 13, 2007, 1:01 pm

Me gusta esta idea. Less clutter.

Out 16, 2007, 10:58 am

sm5por, I tried your links. I thought the medicine wheel was representative. I had fun with that tv show, too.

chamekke, I like the idea of rotation. I'm inclined to use all of the suggestions in rotation. I still haven't done my own artwork search :-( (too busy reading?)

I'll put up a placeholder (or the first in the rotation) probably later today.

Thanks, guys. If you've got more suggestions...I'm here. :-D

Out 19, 2007, 7:43 pm

If you guys have looked, I put a teeny-tiny placeholder up. It was bigger when I found it :s I tried with the smaller yin-yang first (so pretty), but then I thought it might be confusing and people would think we were about Eastern philosophy. I'll keep at it.

Out 19, 2007, 9:59 pm

48 characters, we're getting to the 64 I Ching hexagrams.

Out 25, 2007, 12:22 pm

Okay. I know what I'm doing now. All this talk about famous people (in other threads) gave me an idea. I've created a "Spotlight on" feature. I'll rotate the types periodically, with a famous exemplar for the picture. We start with the INFJ. Check it out. Do you like it?

Out 25, 2007, 12:57 pm

Now that it is too late, I have finally gotten an idea that I like. A picture of a person made up of tons of tiny phtographs of people. Ive seen this somewhere, I will have to dig it up.

Out 25, 2007, 1:04 pm

I like the idea/photo that you chose, as long as you feel like maintaining it. I know that would be extremely unlikely for me, which is why I posted another idea. Than I thought my last post could be construed to insinuate that I did not like your idea citygirl, BUT that is not the case at all. Hence this post is an explanation of the last.

Out 25, 2007, 2:39 pm

I'm a little mercurial. I could change my mind, so let me know if you find that picture idea you have. And maybe one day we'll have a spotlight on...Everybody! I'm a little sleep-deprived, so a little silly. :-}

Out 25, 2007, 4:46 pm

Well I looked at the mosaic pictures I could find and I didn't like them. The smaller pictures are too small. How about a picture of Jung?

Editado: Out 25, 2007, 5:45 pm

Well, sure. We could use that the next time INFJ rolls around. He was an INFJ, right? Or do you mean a mosaic pic of Jung?

Oh, and chamekke, thanks for the idea. I was just re-reading the posts and now I know where "my" bright idea came from. *smacks self on forehead and whispers "doofus"*

Editado: Out 25, 2007, 5:58 pm

Well, Jung's theories are the whole basis of Myers-Briggs typing (I believe either Myers or Briggs is the daughter-in-law of Jung?).

Out 25, 2007, 8:50 pm

citygirl, I absolutely LOVE your "spotlight in INFJ". That's perfect! And how awesome to start with Martin Luther King Jr.


Out 25, 2007, 11:22 pm

INFJ spotlight! :) I'm biased, of course, but I think he's a great choice for the picture. Speaking as an admirer of the man and a fellow INFJ. *cheers*

Out 26, 2007, 12:29 am

If was not thinking of the picture of Jung based on his type, but because (as jjwilson mentioned) he is the father of personality typing, and Meyers Briggs theories are based on his. As far as I could tell, Meyers Briggs only added to Jungs slightly.

I guess it will be an INTJ or an INTP to tell us the exact cut off. :-)

Out 26, 2007, 11:19 am

I understood. I'm just thinking that Jung's work encompasses much more than this stuff, so to connect MBTI to him I liked the idea of a mosaic. And thanks, guys. :D

Out 26, 2007, 4:38 pm

Sorry citygirl! The idea of explaining something to an INTJ is laughable. Of course you would already know being an INTJ.

Out 26, 2007, 4:49 pm

No, I apologize. I didn't mean to come off pompous. Please don't stop explaining things to me. Since I don't have time to read everything ever written, I have to rely on people telling me things in order to maintain my status as a Know-It-All of the First Order. :-p

Out 26, 2007, 7:16 pm

But that is one the things I dearly love about NT's!

Out 27, 2007, 12:41 pm


According to the LifeExplore list, Jung was an INTP.