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Old 08-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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What's your Personality Type? Briggs-Myers

Most everyone has done this before, but for those who haven't...

What does this have to do with FIRE you ask? It seems to give some insight on the tone of this forum as supposedly "the three most common types among early retirees are ISTJ, INTJ, and INTP." So if you're an ESFP, many members here may seem (very) "different" to you.

Here's the free online test, only takes a few minutes and no one will see your results but you. Personality test based on Jung and Briggs Myers typology

Sharing is entirely optional, I'd have done a poll if I was encouraging replies/results.

I took it again just to see how I've changed over the past 20 odd years. I've always been an INTJ, but more extroverted (good IMO) and sensing now than when I was younger.
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INTJ

Introvert(22%)**iNtuitive(38%)**Thinking(88%)**Jud ging(67%)

You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (22%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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INTJ
Introvert(100%) iNtuitive(12%) iNtuitive Thinking(38%) Judging(44%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)


Shocking, isn't it?
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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Very similiar to the result I received when I took this test at w*rk years ago:

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INTJ


Introvert(44%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Thinking(25%) Judging(56%)
  • You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
  • You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)
  • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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I assume everyone has read this link

Is There a Retire Early Personality Type?

It occurs in the website (www.retireearlyhomepage.com) which is an older sister website to our beloved www.early-retirement.org website. Much on the retireearlyhomepage is familiar to us here but much of it seems kind of dated by a decade or so now.

The link provides a detailed analysis of the Myers Briggs personalities that make-up the early-retirement type person.

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(For those familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) the three most common types among Retire Early board participants were ISTJ, INTJ, and INTP.)
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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Still an INTJ. Softened up on the J over the years and stronger on the I by this test (I used to split it down the middle - turned the intro and extroversion on and off as necessary is the way it was described to me), but since the real test is like 750 or so questions I would lend more towards its results.

I remember when I first took the test - the proctor (forgot his name) used me and another person (ESFP) as test subjects to show how two extremes reacted in situations presented to them. He told our reactions to the group prior to us entering the room and we were isolated while he did the other - he hit the nail on the head with his descriptions of what our reactions would be.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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I usually score INTJ, but I scored ISTJ this time around.

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Introvert(89%) Sensing(12%) Thinking(88%) Judging(67%)
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%)
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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Briggs Meyer is such an important classification to US folk. I never had the privilege of being tested - and feel so deprived. And confused. I just don't know where I fit...

Please, no links to free tests.This sense of freedom is empowering
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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I didn't need to take the test, DW says I'm a PITA, what ever that means.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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I didn't need to take the test, DW says I'm a PITA, what ever that means.
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I've met this guy and his wife, and he's telling the truth!
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I didn't need to take the test, DW says I'm a PITA, what ever that means.
Well isn't that something. My DH is the same thing
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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Yo! INFJ here
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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I didn't need to take the test, DW says I'm a PITA, what ever that means.
Why do I think my DW would say the exact same thing?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #13
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Interesting.
Had a test administered by a previous employer almost 20 years ago. I was ENTJ then. But the E was so close to the line.

This test put me at INTJ.
Introvert(44%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Thinking(38%) Judging(44%)
  • You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
  • You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
  • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)
I think that puts me as fairly typical for nerd engineer. (My chosen profession.)

Oh - and DH would put me in the PITA category as well.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #14
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How does an ER answer questions like this one? "You like to be engaged in an active and fast-paced job". Pul-eeze! I'd rather not be engaged in any job at all, but a slow and inactive job is even worse.

As for the outcome: no surprises here, ,either. I always come out as an INTJ of some kind.

INTJ


Introvert(89%) iNtuitive(75%) iNtuitive Thinking(62%) Judging(67%)
  • You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (62%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
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Still same as previous results.... I may have mellowed since the early 80's

INTJ
Introvert(100%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Thinking(100%) Judging(56%)
  • You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
  • You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (100%)
  • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #16
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INTJ. Never been in another group that thought so much like me, and this helps explain why. There is one poster in particular who, when he posts before I can, writes just what I was going to.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #17
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Extravert(33%) iNtuitive(25%) iNtuitive Thinking(75%) Judging(22%)
You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (33%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)
You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (22%)

C'mon, there must be some more extraverts. I wonder how haha comes in on this.
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I was typically INTJ during my slave days and there were a number of "opportunities" in those years to take this test.

ISTJ
Introvert(67%) Sensing(1%) Thinking(1%) Judging(67%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
  • You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)
  • You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
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INFJ
Introvert(78%) iNtuitive(12%) iNtuitive Feeling(38%) Judging(33%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)
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Introvert(67%) iNtuitive(12%) iNtuitive Thinking(50%) Judging(11%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
  • You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
  • You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (50%)
  • You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)
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