I don't accept it as dogma because it says that artists are SPs and I'm an artist of NT temperament. But I have been in touch with my shadow aspects (ESFP).
Herman Hesse has a point. Like I said earlier, I'm in touch with the other aspects of myself thus making me a better musician with a liking for the novel and the intellect. Being down to earth but getting your head in the clouds, learning to think logically but letting your emotions flow through, learning to interact with others but also understanding what it is to be by yourself and doing things ALONE, and learning to take action but keeping options open; that's what Jung is about: holistic self-actualization. I've known this all along about Hessianism but I enjoyed doing this process. It is rather interesting how we seem to all be about the same type.
In response to Onan: Yes, these tests do seem a bit plastic but it seems to have a bit of accuracy. I've taken the Keirsey temperament sorter test (from keirsey's actual book) and I got XNTJ, but the rules follow that if you have an X then you find the personality type that best fits, and INTJ best fits.
If anyone has any apprehension for the test, they are free to go to an actual $60 M.B.T.I. workshop where they learn in-depth about one's personality. But then again these tests are always going to be geared towards the rampant individualism that seems to shadow society today.
I know the answer (after all, an INTJ always knows lol) but somehow I feel the need for substantial proof. Is it wrong to look for this?
I think that these tests are only 70% accurate, if I'm not mistaken. But also these tests don't tell you your intelligent. They simply tell you how you behave. I seem to behave like a scientist. But does it also hurt to know that you are similiar to great people? On the contrary; it boosts self-confidence, something we lack in modern times.