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Martha 09-13-2005 10:51 AM

personality type
 
We haven't talked about this topic for a long time. There is a link to a short-hand version of the Myers-Brigg personality test on the retire early home page at http://www.retireearlyhomepage.com/mbti.html. The personality test itself is here: http://haleonline.com/psychtest/

The theory is that people are primarily introverted or extroverted, sensing or intuitive, thinking or feeling and judging or perceiving.

Many early retirees are INTJ (introverted, iNtuitive, thinking, judging), ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking, judging) or INTP (Introverted, iNtuitive, thinking, perceiving) personality types, based on a 2000 survey.

So, with many new people on this site, what is your type?

I didn't take the test until today, when Azanon mentioned he was a INTJ. It turns out that I am an ISFJ, but I was close to half and half on a lot of the factors.

grumpy 09-13-2005 11:00 AM

Re: personality type
 
Classic ISTJ

wildcat 09-13-2005 11:08 AM

Re: personality type
 
Should we do a poll?

Nords 09-13-2005 11:16 AM

Re: personality type
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildcat
Should we do a poll?

Finally, a poll with a max of 16 options and no exceptions...

justin 09-13-2005 11:23 AM

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ISTJ.

TromboneAl 09-13-2005 11:31 AM

Re: personality type
 
ISTJ, with INTJ leanings.

brewer12345 09-13-2005 11:32 AM

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I waffle between ISTJ and INTJ.

moghopper 09-13-2005 11:33 AM

Re: personality type
 
I have taken it many times.

Sometimes INTP, Sometimes INTJ - very close on that last one.

Caroline 09-13-2005 11:33 AM

Re: personality type
 
INTJ / INTP. *

Every time I take the test (even years apart) I come out INT with a tie-breaker between J and P.

Having said that, my best friend for the past 20 years is a social psychologist. *He'd argue that one's behavior is FAR more determined by the situation one finds oneself in than by personality type. *Research seems to bear this out...

Probably a mixture of personality and situation...

Caroline

flipstress 09-13-2005 11:34 AM

Re: personality type
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martha
It turns out that I am an ISFJ, but I was close to half and half on a lot of the factors.*

Same here: *ISFJ but on a couple of sets, close to half-n-half.

laurence 09-13-2005 11:34 AM

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I agree, that would be a great poll, Martha. If memory serves me, I think I'm the exact opposite of the archetype ER person. So if I can LBYM, anyone can. :)

EDIT: Yep, hard core ENFP :P ;)

LovesLife 09-13-2005 11:43 AM

Re: personality type
 
ISTJ

HFWR 09-13-2005 11:54 AM

Re: personality type
 
ISTJ

peggy 09-13-2005 12:05 PM

Re: personality type
 
ISTJ.

Sometimes veering into INTJ.

Texas Proud 09-13-2005 12:17 PM

Re: personality type
 
Another ISTJ

Martha 09-13-2005 12:18 PM

Re: personality type
 
started poll on another thread http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=4210.0

Calgary_Girl 09-13-2005 12:34 PM

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Any more room for an ISTJ ? :)

bosco 09-16-2005 06:42 PM

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INTP

FlipnSf 10-02-2005 03:12 AM

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INTP

Billy 10-02-2005 10:14 PM

Re: personality type
 
On this test I am INTJ - however, when I took a longer Meyer's-Briggs version, I am INFJ.

I would* say I have a "practical enthusiasm" or "enthusiastic practicality." I also like to keep my options open as well as have a "skeleton" structure to adhere to in the meantime. I would also say that I'm "thoughtful in my feelings." How's that for screwing up the results?* :laugh:

Billy is hard core INTJ

Akaisha
Author, The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement


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