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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #41
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At the gathering all us INTJs will relish in confirming each other's obviously great life/career/FIRE decisions, then grow bored because there's no one else to convince, and wander off to do our own things.
Some of us will be trying to figure out how to sneak out as soon as we say hello.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #42
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You would never guess what I am.

But I'm coming out of the closet now: INTJ

P.S. Still analyzing what this means.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #43
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C'mon, there must be some more extraverts. I wonder how haha comes in on this.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #44
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I usually score INTJ, but I scored ISTJ this time around.

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You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
Hum, you and I must be twins!

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #45
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Hum, you and I must be twins!
Yep, pretty close!
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INTJ as always

Strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
Moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (50%)
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Moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)
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Have I mentioned I'm an extrovert?
Imagine me as an Engineer amongst a bunch of Ixxx types.
WOOOOOO

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #48
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INTJ, as always. INTJs are the best IMHO! not that I want to judge anyone......

You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
You have strong preference of Intuition over Sensing (100%)
You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)
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INTJs are the best? Yes. We could rule the world if we wanted to.

But nah, we go into ER instead.
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INTJs are the best? Yes. We could rule the world if we wanted to.

But nah, we go into ER.
Yes, but I seem to be a much stronger INTJ than you are. Compare the numbers. No wonder I am having difficulty relating to all those touchy-freely colleagues at w*rk!
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I came up INTJ.

Introvert(100%) iNtuitive(12%) iNtuitive Thinking(12%) Judging(67%)
  • You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
  • You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
  • You have slight preference of Thinking over Feeling (12%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
However, I did find myself answering some questions differently that I would have in the past.

Once was the question about do I prefer generalities vs details. In the past, details, details, details...now (maybe being FIRE'd.. has something to do with it) ... I'll take the Cliff notes .
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Some of us will be trying to figure out how to sneak out as soon as we say hello.
that would be me.
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Surely, I have noticed myself getting "softer" over the years. Part of it may be because I am no longer working in the dog-eat-dog environment, so can afford to be a bit more empathic. Part of it is the rubbing-off effect from family, meaning wife and children.
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I did not even know about Briggs-Myers personality typing until I read about it in this forum a few years ago. That was when I found out that I had always been INTJ.

It was discovered some time ago, whether on this forum or not I do not know, that the concentration of INTJ is higher among early retirees than in the general public. Statistics show that only 2.5% of males are INTJ, while it is only 0.5% for females.

Counted among INTJs are scientists like Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Nikola Tesla. But, but, but Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber) and Anders Breivik (the 2011 Norwegian mass murderer) are also INTJ.
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I did not even know about Briggs-Myers personality typing until I read about it in this forum a few years ago. That was when I found out that I had always been INTJ.

It was discovered some time ago, whether on this forum or not I do not know, that the concentration of INTJ is higher among early retirees than in the general public. Statistics show that only 2.5% of males are INTJ, while it is only 0.5% for females.
Same here. While I don't recall the 4 individual percentages back then, I recall I was INTJ. Now, they are.....

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Well that, too. But still an INTJ, though like FiREd, I get an ISTJ sometimes.

I think it is useful to some degree in the workplace-we've asked a few potential hires to take it and it seems the closer they are to the rest of us, the better they fit in. My sister worked for a lady who used the MBTI to seat people at work events-totally over the top ridiculous.

I think it serves a purpose in identifying why we perceive things differently. DH and I took the test as part of our premarital counseling, and the minister used the results to explain how we might overcome conflicts brought on by his E to my I, which continues to be helpful, 19 years later.
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Well that, too. But still an INTJ, though like FiREd, I get an ISTJ sometimes.

I think it is useful to some degree in the workplace-we've asked a few potential hires to take it and it seems the closer they are to the rest of us, the better they fit in. My sister worked for a lady who used the MBTI to seat people at work events-totally over the top ridiculous.

I think it serves a purpose in identifying why we perceive things differently. DH and I took the test as part of our premarital counseling, and the minister used the results to explain how we might overcome conflicts brought on by his E to my I, which continues to be helpful, 19 years later.
Thats an enlightened minister. DW and I are mostly opposites in all four of those categories, which has led to some interesting situations. I bet a minister would have told us not to get married.
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I think it is useful to some degree in the workplace-we've asked a few potential hires to take it and it seems the closer they are to the rest of us, the better they fit in. My sister worked for a lady who used the MBTI to seat people at work events-totally over the top ridiculous.
Had a boss a while back that while he would never admit to it would use it to see who he could get the most overtime out of...

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Thats an enlightened minister. DW and I are mostly opposites in all four of those categories, which has led to some interesting situations. I bet a minister would have told us not to get married.
Except for the I (she is a mild I) we are also complete opposites - that is what has kept our marriage interesting...
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