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Old 02-16-2005, 01:06 PM   #21
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I'm a right-handed INTJ living with two left-handed INTJs.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:19 PM   #23
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Yeah, I'm married to one and trying to parent the other. Wild, certainly, but probably not what either of us has in mind...

Know how to tell an INTJ from an ENTJ? An INTJ looks at his own feet while he's talking to you. An ENTJ looks at YOUR feet while he's talking to you.

Or maybe that's supposed to be about introverted & extroverted actuaries.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:26 PM   #24
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Actually the description was pretty good. Since we usually don't see ourselves as we really are, I wonder if it describes what I want to think I am?
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Man, that was a CHP, and I am not a member so I can't change it

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:29 PM   #27
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I think this came up before a few months back.

I'm a left handed INTJ. Same as unclemick, if I'm correct.
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I could've sworn JG would be an "E".

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Not so fast. We must plan this carefully, but be sure we (pause) will (pause) get him in the end.

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Funny thing is that after ER I took the test again. Now I'm ISTP!
Taking the test from the Keirsey book I came up as "S" after being "N" in all the quickie online tests, but the description severely branched away from my identity. But the book said that N/S confusion on the tests is sometimes a problem and there was a more thorough supplemental test for N/S where I came as N, and the INTP description matches me near perfectly.
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Ewwww...I'm not into that sort of thing at all!

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Move over CT, I border between I and E STJ.
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Right handed INTJ, married to a another right handed INTJ - my father is also a right handed INTJ.
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INTJ, determined by psych. testing from the age of 13.
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I just took the test and I'm an ESTsomething...can't remember. I could be a DOPE and not know it.


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It's amazing how many report being INTJs every time this question is asked. SalaryGuru pointed out earlier in the thread that the intercst survey was not scientific, and I don't believe that intercst has ever said any different. Still, the same result comes up over and over again on a variety of boards. There is something to this idea that there is a connection between early retirement and possession of the INTJ personality type.

The implications to this are large, in my view. What this means is that much of the standard money management advice does not matter too much. There is one thing that matters more than all the rest--Develop the ability to do what a good number of INTJs do, and you will achieve a level of success with your money management strategies that few attain.

This is not at all the result that one would expect intuitively. One would not think that one particular personalty type would possess such an edge. But I think we have (admittedly non-scientific) grounds to believe that there really is something to this. In my mind, it is one of the most exciting findings in the six-year history of our boards (and I'm not even an INTJ!).
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Hello ***** and everyone. Good post!

I think the INTJ thing is kind of fascinating also.
Even though I am an anomaly (in several ways ),
it may be significant that I (a solid INTJ) retired with
basically no planning at all and still made it work.
If INTJs do have an "edge" as ***** hypothesized,
perhaps my case offers some support to that.
Food for thought?

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How do we know they aren't really ENFJs just trying to fit in?
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It's amazing how many report being INTJs every time this question is asked. SalaryGuru pointed out earlier in the thread that the intercst survey was not scientific, and I don't believe that intercst has ever said any different. Still, the same result comes up over and over again on a variety of boards. There is something to this idea that there is a connection between early retirement and possession of the INTJ personality type.

The implications to this are large, in my view. What this means is that much of the standard money management advice does not matter too much. There is one thing that matters more than all the rest--Develop the ability to do what a good number of INTJs do, and you will achieve a level of success with your money management strategies that few attain.

This is not at all the result that one would expect intuitively. One would not think that one particular personalty type would possess such an edge. But I think we have (admittedly non-scientific) grounds to believe that there really is something to this. In my mind, it is one of the most exciting findings in the six-year history of our boards (and I'm not even an INTJ!).
Exactly what I have wondered about since stumbeling onto this board about 2 years ago.
I remember thinking I must be the only non-computer, engineering type on board.
Here's my take on the overabundance of INTJ's on board.
Since the mid 80's, with the explosion of technology, and very good income, along with a good possibility to share in stock options, the engineering/computer types put themselves in a very good position to be able to retire early.
Along with the fact that most of them were INTJ's, they have been able to parlay that into a lifestyle that allows them not to feel deprived.
I personally am afflicted with EST(Last number not sure of), and although we could survive, about 2 years into not playing golf, and traveling for tournament play, both my wife and I would be ready for the "funny farm".
Hats off to all the INTJ's. (You impulsive devils)
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I may be the only INTJ here who is married to an ESFP. Yep, completely opposite. Pretty interesting.

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I'm a pretty extreme example of an ISTJ. Maybe that's why I'm known as...

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