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Old 06-15-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Myers-Briggs and early retirement - the spinoff

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We are both INTJs (I scored very high for I)
What is an INTJ and why do they keep score
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What is an INTJ and why do they keep score
Google "Myers-Briggs personality types" and score a few points of your own...
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Google "Myers-Briggs personality types" and score a few points of your own...
hhmmm.. maybe a spinoff thread...
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Google "Myers-Briggs personality types" and score a few points of your own...
I'm an INTJ as well.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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I'm an INTJ as well.
All I know is that when the HR guy found out I was a INTJ, he said "huh ho, that ain't good"...

IIRC, early retirement correlates strongly with 3 MB types: ISTJ, INTJ and INTP.
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IIRC, early retirement correlates strongly with 3 MB types: ISTJ, INTJ and INTP.
I am ENTJ; however as I remember the E was not too far from a possible I. I think of myself more as a people needing introvert rather than a true extrovert. Groups energize me rather than tire me, but I also have quite a few solitary pursuits that I would not want to trade for more party time.

Both my kids seem the same.

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"I can relate since my job was also very demanding and when the grueling commute was added in life was just a blur."(Purron)
I think this is huge. People want to live where they want to live, or where they find the house they want. Often it would be a happier choice to pick someplace close to work, and look for the best house/condo/apartment available very nearby. Ideally, walking.

IMO people almost always underweight how much stress is added to their lives by a long or difficult commute. Add in bridges or other bottlenecks and it is just like adding another job.

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I'm an INTJ as well.
Yeah... Judging by the info I found about 60% of the working population is also.

Careers INTJs Might Consider

Administrator
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Computer Programmer
News Writer
Electrical/Electronic Technician
Pathologist
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Probably a separate thread but here is more MB personaility profiles & info for those interested. There is also a short survey you can you take on the site to determine yours as well.

The Sixteen Personality Types - High-Level

I'm an ESTJ but also lean towards ISTJ.
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Yeah... Judging by the info I found about 60% of the working population is also.

Careers INTJs Might Consider

Administrator
Manager
Architect
Dentist
Computer Programmer
News Writer
Electrical/Electronic Technician
Pathologist
Environmental Planner
Psychiatrist
College Professor
Neurologist
Investment/Business Analyst
Cardiologist
Biomedical Engineer
Pharmacologist
Attorney. Litigator/Commercial
Inventor
Management Consultant
Strategic Planner
Judge
Chemical Engineer
Astronomer
Scientific Researcher
Military Officer
Auditor
Psychologist
Aeronautical Engineer
City Manager
Human Resources Manager
Social Scientist
Designer
News Analyst
Photographer
Design Engineer
Computer Systems Analyst
Physical Scientist
Life Scientist
Architect
Education Consultant
Engineer
Mortgage Broker
Writer/Editor
Corrections Officer
Artist
It doesn't mean that all administrators or architects or engineers are INTJs. Those are some of the jobs that INTJs tend to gravitate to. Only 2.1% of the population in INTJ. It is one of the rarer type.

My MBTI Personality Type - My MBTI Results - How Frequent Is My Type?
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INTP according to the quickie test on line...

Found another online test and now I'm INFJ. Hmmmmm.
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INTP according to the quickie test on line...

Found another online test and now I'm INFJ. Hmmmmm.
IMO. I tend to view these fuzzy tests and the results like reading your Horiscope?
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IIRC, early retirement correlates strongly with 3 MB types: ISTJ, INTJ and INTP.
Yippee!!!
Another INTJ
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Yippee!!!
Another INTJ
ISTJ last time I checked
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ISTJ, maybe somebody can create a poll with all 16 choices..
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John Greaney ("intercst"), the founder of the Retire Early Home Page (which first got me into early retirement thinking) has an interesting Myers-Briggs survey/study on his web site:

Is There a Retire Early Personality Type?

In the spirit of full disclosure, the last time I took the Myers-Briggs I was an ESTJ with an "E" so low that it could easily be an "I" if I had answered a couple of questions differently.
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Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen so many INTJs in one group. I'm usually the only one.
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Almost a firewalled ISTJ

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ENTJ, but everything is either "moderate" or "slight," no obviously strong tendencies in any of the four indices.
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I'm a pffffttttttt...or PFFT for short.

Ok...so I took the test. I'm an ISFP.

So....there you go.
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