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Myers-Briggs

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by buckeyegrad, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Okay, so it is Friday afternoon and there is less than two hours until the end of the work week....obviously I'm not about to start any new projects and I'm trying to pass the time.

    So, anyone here ever take a Myers-Briggs test for school or work? What do you think of it? I took a class on the subject for my M.A. and give it a lot of credibility. If you don't know your type, here is an on-line test to take:

    http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm


    Personally, I'm an INTJ.
     
  2. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    I've lost track of how many times I've had to take this, and agree that it has merit. Anyway;

    INTP.


     
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    It's good for wiping my ass with and that's about it. It told me I should be a musician, WTF???
     
  4. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    No surprise then that you created this web site. INTP's are commonly known as Architects.

    What was your type? Sounds as though the results were applied poorly as one profession is too narrow.

    My type, the INTJ is said to usually be research scientists and engineers...two topics that I could care less about. Regardless, the description of personality traits fit to me to the letter.
     
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I'm an ISTJ.

    I'm referring to when I took it my freshman year of college.
     
  6. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    estj... so what does that mean?
     
  7. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    INTJ (however all the other ones I've taken say ENTJ... however it is usually a slight extrovert, not hard core extravert... this one says slight introvert...)

    slightly expressed introvert

    very expressed intuitive personality

    moderately expressed thinking personality

    moderately expressed judging personality
     
  8. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I have absolutely no clue on how they got muscian out of an ISTJ, commonly known as Insepctors. Typical careers for these types are examiners, auditors, accountants, tax attorneys, librarians, dentists, optometrists, legal secretaries, law researchers, high school and college teachers.

    Check out the profile of the inspector at http://keirsey.com/personality/sjit.html, it appears pretty close to me.

    ESTJs are commonly known as Supervisors.

    Supervisors are squarely on the side of rules and procedures, and they can be quite serious about seeing to it that others toe the mark—or else face the consequences. They do not hesitate to give their stamp of approval, nor do they withhold their directions or suggestions for improvement. Like seasoned, stalwart umpires, Supervisors will set their jaw and make the call on anyone who steps up to bat. They even feel obligated to do so, and they’re sometimes surprised when others don’t seem grateful for being set straight.

    The rest of the profile for them is here: http://keirsey.com/personality/sjet.html
     
  9. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    "It is in their abilities that Masterminds differ from the other Rationals, while in most of their attitudes they are just like the others. However there is one attitude that sets them apart from other Rationals: they tend to be much more self-confident than the rest, having, for obscure reasons, developed a very strong will. They are rather rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population. Being very judicious, decisions come naturally to them; indeed, they can hardly rest until they have things settled, decided, and set. They are the people who are able to formulate coherent and comprehensive contingency plans"

    To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

    Well the bold parts are right on... AKAK can atest to that :wink2:
     
  10. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    INTP, as well.

    Famous INTPs:

    Socrates
    Rene Descartes
    Blaise Pascal
    Sir Isaac Newton
    U.S. Presidents:
    • James Madison
    • John Quincy Adams
    • John Tyler
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Gerald Ford
    William Harvey (pioneer in human physiology)
    C. G. Jung, (Freudian defector, author of Psychological Types, etc.)
    William James
    Albert Einstein
    Tom Foley (Speaker of the House--U.S. House of Representatives)
    Henri Mancini
    Bob Newhart
    Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator (D.--NM)
    Rick Moranis (Honey, I Shrunk The Kids)
    Midori Ito (ice skater, Olympic silver medalist)
    Tiger Woods
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2004
  11. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    gbearbuck,

    What about the personal side of things? As an INTJ, this description hits me dead-on when it comes to relationships:



    Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations. This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete, expecting inexhaustible reasonability and directness.
     
  12. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    same here
     
  13. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    INTP. Hmm....seeing a lot of similar personalities on this board.
     
  14. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Yep.. that's gbear.
     
  15. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    eNTp, or the Inventor Rational? Wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf? I've never invented anything in my life. I'm an engineer pimp. :(
     

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