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ENFP 3 1.80%
INFP 3 1.80%
ENFJ 1 0.60%
INFJ 8 4.79%
ESTJ 5 2.99%
ISTJ 48 28.74%
ESFJ 1 0.60%
ISFJ 6 3.59%
ENTP 4 2.40%
INTP 22 13.17%
ENTJ 4 2.40%
INTJ 52 31.14%
ESTP 2 1.20%
ISTP 6 3.59%
ESFP 1 0.60%
ISFP 1 0.60%
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Personality Poll

So you wanted a poll, you get a poll.

There is a link to a short-hand version of the Myers-Brigg personality test on the retire early home page at http://www.retireearlyhomepage.com/mbti.html. The personality test itself is here: http://haleonline.com/psychtest/

The theory is that people are primarily introverted or extroverted, sensing or intuitive, thinking or feeling and judging or perceiving.

Many early retirees are INTJ (introverted, iNtuitive, thinking, judging), ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking, judging) or INTP (Introverted, iNtuitive, thinking, perceiving) personality types, based on a 2000 survey.

Your type?
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ISTF should be ISTJ? Or have I gone completely crazy.


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Your right, ISTJ, not ISTF

Let me see if I can edit it.

Yup, fixed. I knew I would end up with a typo getting in all those combinations of letters. That is because I am not an a "thinking" person.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:25 PM   #4
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ambidextrous INTJ here.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:34 PM   #5
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Strong INTJ here (i score to the extreme on each of the 4, no borderlines)
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INTP here, not yet ER'd but have been ready for it since the day I started working

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Left-handed INTJ.
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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What's up with the handidness information? lol

I'm right handed.
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INTP here.

Considering that INTPs are statistically one of the least common types in the overall population, the disproportionate number here really is interesting.
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INTP here.

Considering that INTPs are statistically one of the least common types in the overall population, the disproportionate number here really is interesting.
intercst had run a similar survey some time back with high INTP/INTJ numbers.
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So far only one extrovert, I assume Laurence. Though Cut throat has to be an extrovert too.
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I think INTP's have way too many interests to be satisfied with 8 hours per day of the same stuff (i.e. a job), hence the desired to ER.

That's the case for me anyway. Give me a library over a job any day

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So far only one extrovert, I assume Laurence. Though Cut throat has to be an extrovert too.
Yep, that's me! You'd think we'd be the first to volunteer information, maybe I am all alone here!

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Introvert/pervert... :P
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Keep this quiet...ISTJ

After several drinks...dunno something else
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I seem to fluctuate between ISTJ (50.3%) and ESTJ (49.7%).
It took me days to come up with the exact breakdown. :
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Strong INTJ here (i score to the extreme on each of the 4, no borderlines)
Me too!

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:30 PM   #18
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ISTJ this time but have been INTJ in the past
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I have actually thought about this one a bit and the other day, trying to think of a smart, introverted successful guy in the work world. The one that came to mind is Bill Belichick, the Patriots Head Coach and huge success, but he had to work under Bill Parcels for many years and helped him win the Super Bowl. Belichick also failed in his first head coaching job in Cleveland. Is there a moral? Maybe these folks are better off in FIRE or working for themselves since they have the ideas and are just going to have a harder time talking themselves up in an organization?

Another issue, if so many on this board are introverted, what allows them to be so brazen in their posts. Alcohol? and/or frustrated?
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