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Old 09-13-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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We haven't talked about this topic for a long time. 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.

So, with many new people on this site, what is your type?

I didn't take the test until today, when Azanon mentioned he was a INTJ. It turns out that I am an ISFJ, but I was close to half and half on a lot of the factors.
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Classic ISTJ
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Should we do a poll?
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Should we do a poll?
Finally, a poll with a max of 16 options and no exceptions...
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ISTJ.
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ISTJ, with INTJ leanings.
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I waffle between ISTJ and INTJ.
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I have taken it many times.

Sometimes INTP, Sometimes INTJ - very close on that last one.
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INTJ / INTP. *

Every time I take the test (even years apart) I come out INT with a tie-breaker between J and P.

Having said that, my best friend for the past 20 years is a social psychologist. *He'd argue that one's behavior is FAR more determined by the situation one finds oneself in than by personality type. *Research seems to bear this out...

Probably a mixture of personality and situation...

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It turns out that I am an ISFJ, but I was close to half and half on a lot of the factors.*
Same here: *ISFJ but on a couple of sets, close to half-n-half.
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I agree, that would be a great poll, Martha. If memory serves me, I think I'm the exact opposite of the archetype ER person. So if I can LBYM, anyone can.

EDIT: Yep, hard core ENFP :P
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ISTJ.

Sometimes veering into INTJ.
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Another ISTJ
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started poll on another thread http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=4210.0
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Any more room for an ISTJ ?
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On this test I am INTJ - however, when I took a longer Meyer's-Briggs version, I am INFJ.

I would* say I have a "practical enthusiasm" or "enthusiastic practicality." I also like to keep my options open as well as have a "skeleton" structure to adhere to in the meantime. I would also say that I'm "thoughtful in my feelings." How's that for screwing up the results?*

Billy is hard core INTJ

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