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Analysts - INTJ 105 48.61%
Analysts - INTP 16 7.41%
Analysts - ENTJ 12 5.56%
Analysts - ENTP 4 1.85%
Diplomats - INFJ 8 3.70%
Diplomats - INFP 13 6.02%
Diplomats - ENFJ 8 3.70%
Diplomats - ENFP 3 1.39%
Sentinels - ISTJ 28 12.96%
Sentinels - ISFJ 4 1.85%
Sentinels - ESTJ 2 0.93%
Sentinels - ESFJ 1 0.46%
Explorers - ISTP 7 3.24%
Explorers - ISFP 3 1.39%
Explorers - ESTP 1 0.46%
Explorers - ESFP 1 0.46%
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:31 PM   #41
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INTJ strengths are: imaginative and strategic thinkers, ambitious, confident, independent, logical, persistent and determined, open minded and jack of all trades. I think these are great traits for early retirement.



Just to be fair, weaknesses are: arrogance, judgmental, overly analytic, a dislike of structured environments, and clueless in romance.



i don't need to take the test, but i do need to find where in my house you put the camera's.

Actually, turns out i'm ENTJ.


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Old 10-23-2014, 08:38 PM   #42
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Well, not always engineers or math majors. I'm certainly not, retired law enforcement and the first time around I flunked algebra I in high school. (Cracking a book might have helped.) But what I see consistently on the board is either no debt or low debt in relation to one's resources.
Good point. I have an old book on how to live frugally, written by a guy who used to deal in antiques and settle estates, and he was always surprised at how fast the heirs could make $100K disappear on purchases like vacations and luxury goods.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:51 PM   #43
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My intense dislike of structured environments motivated me to persistently analyze the possibility of a strategic plan for the ER that I had imagined.
+3 INTJ here. Was tested at megacorp during one of our week long management workshops. I was always made leader of our sub-group. Boy did I hate those things.
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The trend in this poll that screams out to me is the overwhelming dominance of Introverts, 85% (63/74) are I's. It suggests to me that extroverted folks may enjoy the work place and or need the social contact it provides and they may be less anxious to escape it.
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The first time I was given the Meyers Brigg test was when I was working for a small engineering corp. The owner/president's wife was a psychologist - so this was a way for him to throw her some paying work - test his employees. It had soooooo many questions rephrasing the same thing over and over.

I was so frustrated by the test because I felt the answers weren't black and white - I wanted to answer "it depends" to so many of them. I still want to do this - even on dumbed down versions of this test - like the one linked in the OP.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:52 AM   #46
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The trend in this poll that screams out to me is the overwhelming dominance of Introverts, 85% (63/74) are I's. It suggests to me that extroverted folks may enjoy the work place and or need the social contact it provides and they may be less anxious to escape it.
It suggests to me extroverted folks don't like staring at anonymous screens and typing on a keyboard taking on-line tests, like I do

INTJ again. Used to test INTP quite consistently, J/P is only 7% preference though.

The turbulent thing is new to me. I wish I was more "assertive" though, used to be I think too. My professional training shifted it I guess.

50% so far in this poll while statistically speaking that type is 0.8% of the population. INTP is 11% here and only 3% in the population, so a bit likewise.

I guess this explains why I like this forum so much and find it quite unique.
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The trend in this poll that screams out to me is the overwhelming dominance of Introverts, 85% (63/74) are I's. It suggests to me that extroverted folks may enjoy the work place and or need the social contact it provides and they may be less anxious to escape it.

It was my experience at MegaCorp with Meyers-Briggs and a similar Social Skills tool that when we were told to use these tools to better understand our coworkers to become more productive, the extroverts took it upon themselves to try to change us into extroverts


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Old 10-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #48
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I am revealed as an ISFP on the MB scale.
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I have always tested as INTJ, except once when I was interviewing for job for which I knew they were looking for "people people". Didn't end up getting the job, which was probably a good thing.
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Do we have the distribution number for that overall population? Otherwise the poll totals don't have a benchmark.
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Do we have the distribution number for that overall population? Otherwise the poll totals don't have a benchmark.
This link was in an earlier post, it has the distribution breakdown from several studies in table format. INTJ is ~1% of world population per the tables.

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I found out I was personality typed with Robin Williams and Carol Burnett.
I'll settle for that.
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Been quite a while since I last took such a test - I think the last time I did, the results were INTJ. Results just now say ISTJ, although I was near the mid-point on the N/S category.
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Entj - don't really fit the mold but never was a fan of categorizing either. Retired early at 58 - 5 years now (w/o the good fortune of a megacorp/govt pension).
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Being the packrat I am, I still have the original test taken some 30 yrs ago at megacorp. It wasn't the MB, but something called the DiSC system by William Marston, Personality Profile System. It's still around, https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc/overview/

I found a couple of online versions

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Old 10-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #56
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I'm an ISTJ and have always tested that way. Fortunately, I always held the kinds of jobs listed on the career section of the linked test. I liked the reading about parenting styles. That sounds like the way I parent. Lucky for me, I seem to have a similarly-wired kid. However, I do often forget about positive praise, so it's nice to have that reminder. DH is an ENTJ. Apparently, we aren't that compatible, but we get along fine.
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ISTP here, according to the linked test. I've taken variations of this quiz numerous times over the years, and only the 'I' portion of the assessment remains consistent.
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INTJ or ISTJ for me, usually INTJ. Kind of fits well with me being an engineer.

My experience with the use of the test at corp was just to try and make us realize that people view and think about things differently.
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I've just posted a complementary thread on the anti-introvert bias regarding retirees:

ER: Revenge of the Introverts - Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community
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Interesting. Yesterday I was INTJ. Today I'm ISTJ. Dunno what I did different.
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