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Old 08-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #81
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Many people think introverts tend to prefer cats as they are solitary creatures while extroverts prefer dogs who form packs in the wild are are much more social.

True for me, but I do know plenty of introverts who love their dogs and extroverts who are crazy about cats.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #82
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Wow, looking at the scores, I say we've got some hardcore INTJ here, .

And generalizing from myself, I've always thought INTJs were supposed to be gloomy and cranky. I am obviously way wrong.
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And generalizing from myself, I've always thought INTJs were supposed to be gloomy and cranky. I am obviously way wrong.
Looking at a list of INTJ famous people, there is not an obvious common denominator. Not sure that Michelle Obama has that much in common with Donald Rumsfeld other then scoring the same on this test. And who did the test for them? I know Issac Newton didn't take this test.
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Looking at a list of INTJ famous people, there is not an obvious common denominator. Not sure that Michelle Obama has that much in common with Donald Rumsfeld other then scoring the same on this test. And who did the test for them? I know Issac Newton didn't take this test.
It's not just Isaac Newton who preceded the test, but I doubt that many celebrities would publish their personality types. My guess is that skilled psychologists might be able to deduce a person's type from his writings or memoir.

Also, other than introversion, the characteristics shared by INTJs, meaning the NTJ parts, may not be so obvious to a casual observer. And then, these traits are not measured in black and white but on a gray scale.
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Not just Isaac Newton, but I doubt that many celebrities would publish their personality types. My guess is that skilled psychologists might be able to deduce a person's type from his writings or memoir.

Also, other than introversion, the characteristics shared by INTJs, meaning the NTJ parts, may not be so obvious to a casual observer. And then, these traits are not measured in black and white but on a gray scale.
Perhaps a physicist read Newton's Principia Mathimatica and deduced his answers to Briggs Myers?

Or maybe a psychologist read: An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture .

Forgive me for venturing into the silly space.
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Extravert(56%) iNtuitive(62%) iNtuitive Feeling(25%) Perceiving(33)%
  • You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (56%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
  • You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (25%)
  • You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)
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Many people think introverts tend to prefer cats as they are solitary creatures while extroverts prefer dogs who form packs in the wild are are much more social.

True for me, but I do know plenty of introverts who love their dogs and extroverts who are crazy about cats.
INTJ who adores every dog we've shared our lives with here...cute pic BTW.
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This time I got an ISTJ, but normally I get INTJ. Nearly always I get close to 100% introvert, which is why I hate the part about my job that I have to give some speeches and being the director of our nonprofit, I have to be outgoing to funders, employees, etc. I do it by pretending I'm playing the role of an outgoing, very friendly person. In reality, I am a shy, but kind person and friendly to those I chose for friends. I would usually prefer to be home reading a book with my cat and dogs and husband nearby.
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here's a breakdown of Myers-Briggs personality types by percent of population:
Ah. That helps explain why there are so many idiots in the world.

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  • You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
  • You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
  • You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)
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Wow, looking at the scores, I say we've got some hardcore INTJ here, .

And generalizing from myself, I've always thought INTJs were supposed to be gloomy and cranky. I am obviously way wrong.
The word is curmudgeony. Ya gotta work hard at it every day. Otherwise this ER makes you and do other silly stuff.

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You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (22%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
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The word is curmudgeony. Ya gotta work hard at it every day. Otherwise this ER makes you and do other silly stuff.

heh heh heh -

P.S. Two dogs, one cat AND a sucker fish (Leroy) the lone survivior in my 38 gal aquarium from the local ice storm/power outage of 2007.
You and me both, Uncle! I've got a Pleco and an albino Cory that are ancient, swimming around in my 50 gallon! I had three left, but the blind Boseman's Rainbow died a few weeks ago. I have had the Pleco for 10 years. When these go, I'm taking down the tank!
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here's a breakdown of Myers-Briggs personality types by percent of population:


Note that the three main types that occur in the FIRE population amake up a relatively small percentage of the total population at large

the three most common types among FIREboard participants were ISTJ, INTJ, and INTP.)

ISTJ - 11.6 % of the general populatrion
INTJ - 2.1 % of the general populatrion
INTP - 3.3 % of the general populatrion
So as in past threads the INTJ dominate the population here but what I'm surprised by more is that the "I" overwhelming out number the "E". Why?

Is it that more "I"'s retire than "E"'s? And if so then....

Is it that the "I" don't go out and spend money and can retire sooner or because they can't stand being around people and save more to retire sooner?

I buy that the "E" are out face to face with humans whereas us "I" types prefer to associate with people at our own pace. I was so surprised last time this thread went around that so many people said what I felt and thought i was alone in "people just tire me out and I have to get away to recharge"!

Maybe it is just what someone said that "E" types aren't here preferring to be with people vs this format.
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INFP here . . .

It's amazing I am actually at, . . . what, . . . almost 10 posts?


INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta..
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if extroverting costs more than introverting, could be fewer Es have saved enough to make FIRE
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another Extrovert here....

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  • You have distinctive preference of Extraversion over Introversion (67%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)
  • You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)
  • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)
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