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Old 05-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #81
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My score is ISTJ, I-100 S-38 T-50 J-67. Im not exactly sure what it means, other than I am perfectly suited to be me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #82
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Nui, don't even start on the left-handers--not only is this forum disproportionately INTJ and ISTJ, but lots more lefties than the expected populace.

I'm right handed, but I golf and do archery left-handed. Does that count
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BTW - I've warned my staff that there is to be no retirement party for me when the time comes. They can have a party if they want to - but I won't be there.
I also requested no luncheon on my last day of working in late 2008. Instead, my best friend/coworker took me out to lunch, as we had often done in my last several years of working. I have never gone out to the farewell luncheons of other coworkers, so why should they have one for me (which I would not attend)? Instead, to my surprise, they took the money they would have spent on my luncheon and gave it to me in cash, about $160 worth. That, and a box of Devil Dogs (inside joke). I was quite pleased.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:33 AM   #84
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He was sociable but not social. Unlike me.
I'm an ESTJ but the E/I is pretty close (don't remember the actual numbers). The quote above is a good description for me. I don't mind talking with people or being in new situations but don't go out of my way to find them. I'm the guy that has the long conversation in the parking lot with a stranger but very seldom goes to a party if I can avoid it.

I didn't have a retirement party either, just a nice lunch with a couple of my closest coworkers.
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I'm the guy that has the long conversation in the parking lot with a stranger but very seldom goes to a party if I can avoid it.
....and I thought I was the only one who was like that. You just described me to a tee
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That test called me an INTJ, most say ISTJ. I guess it depends on who wrote the test, the alignment of the stars, and what I ate for breakfast.

And I didn't have a retirement party, didn't want one, didn't miss it.
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Hi Nuiloa,
I've been wanting for days to reply on this thread but I was getting ready for a trip and had to get a zillion things done. But now I am where I was going to and have time to write.

Like you, I'm single and an introvert. I forget the exact numbers but I think among early retirees in general and here on E-R the percentage of INTJs (I'm one too) is something like ten times what it is in the general population. I'm planning to join the "garden, read, knit, noodle around on the computer and play with the cats" brigade when I retire, with an occasional genealogy research trip thrown in for variety. I really think going to church on Sunday mornings and choir practice one night a week will be just about enough social interaction for me, but if not I can always take a class, or volunteer for something, or ask the vicar over for tea.
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I made ISTJ. Should I be concerned?
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No, but if you were an "E" anything, we'd have to give you the silent treatment
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No, but if you were an "E" anything, we'd have to give you the silent treatment
Oh, who are we kidding? We're all I's, we give everyone the silent treatment!
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Oh, who are we kidding? We're all I's, we give everyone the silent treatment!
Some of the most opinionated, vocal, factual thinkers I know... and if we threw a party it'd be some muttered hellos, maybe some brief discussions, then a few hours of looking at watches before wandering off to go home.

I'll bring the ice.
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Some of the most opinionated, vocal, factual thinkers I know... and if we threw a party it'd be some muttered hellos, maybe some brief discussions, then a few hours of looking at watches before wandering off to go home.

I'll bring the ice.
Ain't it the truth!!! The only way around it that I've ever figured out is to have a "theme" for the get together. For example, the X-files group I still belong can have long and loud debates about whether respirators are accurately portrayed in TV shows. :-)
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Hi Nuiloa,
I've been wanting for days to reply on this thread but I was getting ready for a trip and had to get a zillion things done. But now I am where I was going to and have time to write.

Like you, I'm single and an introvert. I forget the exact numbers but I think among early retirees in general and here on E-R the percentage of INTJs (I'm one too) is something like ten times what it is in the general population. I'm planning to join the "garden, read, knit, noodle around on the computer and play with the cats" brigade when I retire, with an occasional genealogy research trip thrown in for variety. I really think going to church on Sunday mornings and choir practice one night a week will be just about enough social interaction for me, but if not I can always take a class, or volunteer for something, or ask the vicar over for tea.
Glad you found time to join the discussion.

That gives me an idea for another thread about volunteering.
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