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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #150 on: December 25, 2013, 06:18:43 AM »
INFP. Now what?
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #151 on: December 27, 2013, 09:31:16 AM »
ENTP / ENTJ

Strong NT all my life
As a kid, was more middling on E/I, turned stronger E as an adult
Borderline P/J through my life

Assessments on paper or computer, and one "professionally" scored in 2010

More specifically from the 2010 assessment:
Extrovert: Very strong enthusiastic, strong initiating, expressive, gregarious, less strong active (lean a bit reflective)
Intuition: Very strong theoretical, a bit less so strong abstract, conceptual, original, lean (mid-zone) sensing for realistic over imaginative
Thinking: Very strong logical reasonable, strong critical, questioning, less strong tough
Perceiving: Strong pressure prompted, lean (mid-zone) causal, emergent, borderline judging/perceiving on planful v. open-ended and methodical v. emergent.  I vaguely think the interpreted said this is probably situational.

Apparently ENTPs are intuition first, thinking next, feeling, then sensing least

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« Reply #152 on: January 07, 2014, 09:28:28 PM »
ISTJ
Introvert(67%)  Sensing(12%)  Thinking(25%)  Judging(22%)
•You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
•You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
•You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)
•You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (22%)


I feel like the Sensing and Intuition could be a coin flip. Really, the only questions I felt an obvious answer to were: Are you an introvert or extrovert. The rest aren't so easily chosen, at least for me.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #153 on: February 07, 2014, 03:07:00 PM »
ENFP
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/champion.asp

This is a perfect description of me, I know very few others that think like me.  Champions seem to be good sales people, the strange part is our distinct care about the problem/person we are selling to, so most clients are thrilled to work with me.

I've been absolutely fascinated with this stuff the past few months.

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« Reply #154 on: February 13, 2014, 07:39:16 AM »
INFJ here.  For all you skeptics (I'd bet my retirement you are NTs), the MBT types are spot on accurate to human temperament, but problems arise with testing.  Yes, people test inaccurately.  I, for example tested 2x, over the course of 8 years, as an INTJ.  That inaccurate result stemmed from my desire to be more of a thinker (T) than a feeler (F) as well as adaptive behavior. 

Until about 3 years ago, I thought MBT was marginally helpful.  I read the description of INTJ and INFJ and didn't feel I had been pegged or truly identified.  Then, a friend of mine, a fellow INFJ, read a book and met with a coach/counselor who identified her as an INFJ even though she'd tested as an ISTJ. Suddenly, his description of the INFJ and help in identifying her as such, opened the floodgates for her to understand herself.  She, in turn, helped me understand my temperament and it has changed my life dramatically.

Not all types struggle with their temperament (most sensors (S)) are perfectly content and are not in a search for meaning or categorization.  Many N's are curious.  Almost all NFs have a great need for self understanding and self actualization.

It is true that N's are in the minority in the general population and appear to be in the majority on the MMM forums.  That doesn't surprise me at all.  Ns love the world of ideas and concepts.


I just discovered this thread and I've been really enjoying the discussion.  ENFJ here: Extravert(1%)  iNtuitive(75%)  Feeling(25%)  Judging(56%)

Looks like N is my strongest tendency hence the interest in MMM/FIRE etc.  I'm not at all surprised to see so many other N's on here as well. 

I did this test a few years ago as a team building exercise at work and my results were very similar.  When I read the description I feel like it describes me pretty well albeit without a strong preference towards either I or E.  Carrie your remark about NF's looking for self understanding and self actualization hit home as well.  I think these reflective activities can really provide a lot of value for someone interested in personal growth.  Great thread!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #155 on: February 14, 2014, 10:19:59 AM »
I test somewhere between INTJ and INTP.

I am most definitely INTP, though. I fit the whole "absent-minded professor" stereotype to a tee.

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« Reply #156 on: February 14, 2014, 12:03:39 PM »
Another female INTJ here. ::waves::

Introvert(67%)  iNtuitive(38%)  Thinking(12%)  Judging(78%)
•You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
•You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
•You have slight preference of Thinking over Feeling (12%)
•You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #157 on: February 18, 2014, 04:00:13 PM »
INTJ - female, not an engineer

From what I remember, averaging out taking free version a few times told me:
 I was moderate,
 N was extremely strong,
T and J were low.

The over-all INTJ description seems fairly accurate.

My response is really about the question in the original post about whether INTJ's with their / our constant drive for optimization are missing the benefits of other lifestyles. I believe that it is common for INTJ -ish people to miss out on things like pleasure and beauty, and the importance of abstract ideas that do not relate to utility. This is not an across the board critique, but considering a few issues that I have seen in a short time following this blog and reading occasional random articles gives me the idea that a lot of people who comment on MMM do miss out on certain things.

For example, I recently read the article about selling silverware antique silverware to be melted down, and the idea seemed to be very widely considered to be a great idea. Although in some cases I think it could be, I suggest that using the solid silverware is a better approach. Eating with solid silverware is a pleasurable experience hat no other metal can deliver in my opinion, and the way in which frequent use ages silverware is beautiful. Are people simply not noticing this? why are people only using theor silverware twice a year? silverware responds well to use. If you sell it, you get a few hundred bucks, or a few thousand. That money is soon gone, probably on something less lasting with less potential to provide beauty and pleasure. The thought of melting down that beautiful old silver makes my rational heart sad.

Maybe silverware isn't your thing, and this is just a example.

But I believe that learning to appreciate experiences like eating with real silverware or using expensive handmade pottery, or buying a provocative or lovely piece of artwork, would enrich the lives of highly logical, analytical/ INTJ /engineer types. I have noticed that people with whom I share rational traits tend to really struggle to appreciate things that don't relate to science and money. Other things are also often used as means rather than appreciated as ends. I hear things like " music is good for kids because it will make them good at math" or "art is a waste of money, " and I think those people are not living a optimized life.

This might just be a curse, but I also hate bad wine and can tell when I'm served it. Sadly, cheap wine is often bad. I also can't stand to drink the same exact wine week after month after year. Even to this, there is a rationale, though: I don't drink much, and if I'm going to out alcohol in my body, I want to enjoy it a lot. I will choose tap water over wine I don't like. Drinking an interesting wine is an experience and a luxury; so is going to a concert to listen to classical music. So is reading a poem or novel, or looking at a sunset-- and those things can be free. My thought, though, is that INTJ oriented people are often extraordinarily narrow minded about what kinds of experiences they are willing to learn to appreciate, regardless of what they can afford and regardless of cost.

My suggestion, for anyone interested, is to set a challenge for yourself to appreciate something that seems useless to you. You can even pick something free :)
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2014, 05:21:47 AM »
I'm not a MB expert but from my reading, both INTJs and INFJs have Se as their inferior function ( which is often subconscious). That is, sensing which is extraverted. So like ESPs where sensing is extraverted, both INFJs and INTJs are drawn to material comforts, novel sensations, aesthetics, and are lovers of fine things and experiences.

So I humbly disagree with you.  INTJs will certainly appreciate beauty. I think your response is a Se reaction. I don't mean this as a personal attack, I'm just trying to explain why I think you posted what you did and why I disagree.

Jacob from ERE certainly is a lover of fine things/experiences, but his T auxilliary has found a logical way of dealing with this. He likes leather coats,  Rolex watches and sailing. He buys second hand and argues that when is he finished with the item he can sell it for close to as much as he paid for it. He crews on other peoples sailboats:free. Seems like he's figured out good compromises to honour both T and Se.

The reason why this is important that the inferior function,  is a kind of Jekyll characteristic, and because its subconcious can cause strife.  When I look back, there are periods of my life when I've flipped into an ESP party mode, overtaken by sensate indulgences such as beautiful possessions and fine dining. Something will bring me back to ground and I look back and go "What was I thinking?". If you are an INTJ or an INFJ, and you are trying to learn frugality, then being aware of the negative potential of unfettered inferior Se is helpful, IMO. I had to spend some time sorting this out for myself since I seemed to be torn in different directions at times.
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #159 on: June 15, 2014, 02:30:42 PM »
I love Myers-Briggs.  Been fascinated by it for a few years.  I am a solid INFP.  I am amazed at the amount of INTJ's there are on here.

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« Reply #160 on: June 15, 2014, 04:06:21 PM »
Yet another INTJ woman here! I've taken the test a number of times and I always come up INTJ. I work as a lawyer and it feeds into my problem solving, organized, and strategist strengths but sometimes dealing with so many people everyday can be exhausting. I completely understand why FIRE appeals to so many INTJs, it uses organization, planning, long term goals, continuous optimization and re-evaluation of expenses and investments.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #161 on: June 15, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
Interesting thread - didn't know there was a strong correlation between MMM and INTJ personalities. I've taken the text a few times, and usually test as an INTP - not so many of those here.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #162 on: June 17, 2014, 07:41:41 AM »
ENTJ female here.  I never thought much about MB myself, but it was revelatory for someone close to me.  It really helped her grasp that not everyone sees the world from the same perspective. 

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« Reply #163 on: July 18, 2014, 04:08:28 PM »
ENFJ here, with very balanced N and S -- depending on what job I had, I've also tested ESFJ.

Strong E, strong F, and super strong J. I'm never late for a movie! ;)


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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #164 on: July 19, 2014, 09:59:52 AM »
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #166 on: July 19, 2014, 02:55:25 PM »
+1 female INTJ.

Also I am sceptical both about personality and IQ tests, MB can`t be completely off if a voluntary assembly of strangers on the net gravitate so heavily to one type among 16.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #168 on: July 23, 2014, 06:24:53 AM »
I'm an ISTJ.

However the test did say I have little to no preference for introversion over extroversion, the rest are atleast moderate preference. (This is from memory, I did the test a little while ago)

So surprising that so many INTJ's are here though, I couldn't really imagine it before I came to this thread!

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« Reply #169 on: July 30, 2014, 04:00:37 PM »
INTJ here - tested it straight over the past 4 years when I first heard of it. The concept of course isn't incredibly scientific, but it definitely makes explaining a lot of human actions easier.

My guess is MMM is ENTJ. Has anyone actually see some confirmation from him?

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« Reply #170 on: August 28, 2014, 04:52:43 PM »
INTJ like 40 or so percent of this forum. We are way over represented. Male if that is important. SO is complete opposite (ESFP). Somehow the little (she's short) hedonist has always been somewhat frugal. Not MMM frugal. It wasn't hard to get her on board because she hates seeing people go through money issues, though she'll let me handle the investing as long as she can be a free spirit. I love the planning and the investing and the optimizing aspects of FIRE. I'm also impossibly bad at doing things if I don't plan enough. I get really lazy with a lack of planning/structure and tend to be bad at making the structure I need unless I put my mind to it as a separate task. FIRE should be about 15 years away for me (24).

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« Reply #171 on: August 28, 2014, 05:50:01 PM »
INTJ is the rarest type for a woman with ENTJ right behind. I'm an IN(t/f)J. I'm really strong on the INJ parts but more iffy on the thinking a feeling.

Me too. INJ are solid. I'm on the border with T and F. I was quite a solid INTJ when I was younger, but recently tested INFJ.

I'm an Aerospace Engineer but currently completing a Masters of Philosophy where I get to sit by myself and think all day. Love it!
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« Reply #172 on: August 28, 2014, 06:55:37 PM »
INTJ/ISTJ male here.  Pretty strong on everything but the S and N which can go either way. 

The MBTI has always fascinated me but this is an amazing number of INTJ s on this site.

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« Reply #173 on: August 28, 2014, 09:44:32 PM »
INTP here.  Just kinda watching the thread . . .

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« Reply #174 on: August 30, 2014, 05:11:45 AM »
It doesn't surprise me that there are quite a few INTJ people on this forum.

I'm a female INFJ, it made me laugh when I read INFJs like to exert control by planning, organizing and making decisions as early as possible as it's very accurate.

I just got my husband to do the test and he is ISTP which is named The Mechanic which is weird as that describes his job.

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« Reply #175 on: September 11, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »
I was just wondering this!  I am INFP and have been since 18 with small changes.  This means that I have the perfectionist tendency without (for me, at least) the judgment that leads to consistently rational choices.  The "P" is low--1%--so I have tested INTJ before, but not often.  I do the test yearly with my students.

As my friends know, and the type description suggests, I can be wholly engaged in and talented at chosen projects, but also struggle to finish them occasionally.  Details are not my strong suit, which is consistent with the INFP profile.  However, I appreciate MMM's statements regarding personal choice and habit-forming, and definitely believe people can change. While I have heard that it helps to have a partner who complements you if you're more impulsive, I have read many "success stories" from single Mustachians.

How would you suggest re-entering the Mustachian mindset if you've been gone?  I'm in a new place and find myself unusually concerned with what people think, since I have yet to meet a Mustachian.  Any tips as to how to re-integrate Mustachian ways into my life without giving a crap what others think?  Any tips on how to socialize with more spendy expats (I am in Beijing)?  And how much do you think personality has to do with frugality and early retirement--can people succeed at it who are not INTJ? ;-)

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« Reply #176 on: September 11, 2014, 09:45:53 PM »
Another INTJ female here.  I think we have found our niche!

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« Reply #177 on: September 11, 2014, 10:00:38 PM »
Another INTJ female here.  I think we have found our niche!

IMO we INTJ's are constantly looking to optimize our lives, so Mustachianism is the next logical step.

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« Reply #178 on: September 11, 2014, 10:08:18 PM »
ENTP

It's been a long while since I took this test. From what I remember, my N and P were very strong. I can go either way on the E/I and T/F. I think the older I get, I get more F than T. I wonder what I would test as today.

But my NP is super strong and I don't think will ever change.

Am I in the minority here?

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« Reply #179 on: September 11, 2014, 11:17:02 PM »
I was just wondering this!  I am INFP and have been since 18 with small changes.  This means that I have the perfectionist tendency without (for me, at least) the judgment that leads to consistently rational choices.  The "P" is low--1%--so I have tested INTJ before, but not often.  I do the test yearly with my students.

As my friends know, and the type description suggests, I can be wholly engaged in and talented at chosen projects, but also struggle to finish them occasionally.  Details are not my strong suit, which is consistent with the INFP profile.  However, I appreciate MMM's statements regarding personal choice and habit-forming, and definitely believe people can change. While I have heard that it helps to have a partner who complements you if you're more impulsive, I have read many "success stories" from single Mustachians.

How would you suggest re-entering the Mustachian mindset if you've been gone?  I'm in a new place and find myself unusually concerned with what people think, since I have yet to meet a Mustachian.  Any tips as to how to re-integrate Mustachian ways into my life without giving a crap what others think?  Any tips on how to socialize with more spendy expats (I am in Beijing)?  And how much do you think personality has to do with frugality and early retirement--can people succeed at it who are not INTJ? ;-)

Interesting questions ajhostet.
(I am an INF/TJ - I tested as F when younger but now repeatedly test as a T, but only just. )
For me the best mindset is to regard the whole thing as a real life game to see how I can reduce expenses without reducing happiness ( and preferably increasing it). Automate savings if you can and just live on the rest.

Whilst it dovetails nicely with INTJs, I think any personality can do this if they want: MB is about preferences, not absolutes and  one school of thought is that one should try to develop the opposite axis so you become more versatile and balanced FWIW. For example I find  bothering with details such as tracking tedious, but I do it anyway. An S will probably be fine with detailed tracking.

As an INFJ I've always known I am different to most people but tried to blend in - The logic of the T now assists me to be more comfortable in being different.  "I don't have to pretend to be like them, because I'm not and thats OK. If they have a problem with that, that's their problem not mine".

There are a few mustachians in Bejing on the forum - Llamo is (and Expartist I think is in Bejing). Why don't you start a thread on expat life in Bejing and see what comes up
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #180 on: September 12, 2014, 05:21:45 AM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

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« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2014, 03:02:08 PM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

I've found it's most forum folks are  INTJ, quest for knowledge and all.  I rarely come across any ENFP's in the online world...i'm unique :)

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« Reply #182 on: September 15, 2014, 07:07:49 PM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

I've found it's most forum folks are  INTJ, quest for knowledge and all.  I rarely come across any ENFP's in the online world...i'm unique :)

Hey there - I am an ENTP, bordering on ENFP. I read both descriptions in your link and I think I fit both!

I like these parts of the description that fit in with FIRE:

ENTP:
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With their innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, Inventors are always on the lookout for a better way, always eyeing new projects, new enterprises, new processes.

Inventors are keenly pragmatic, and often become expert at devising the most effective means to accomplish their ends.

They are the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that's the way they have been done.

Inventors are usually non-conformists in the workplace, and can succeed in many areas as long as the job does not involve too much humdrum routine.

Inventors display an extraordinary talent for rising to the demands of even the most impossible situations. "It can't be done" is a challenge to an Inventor and elicits a reaction of "I can do it."

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Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say three or four percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life.

Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity

I figured I had to stand up for ENTPs and ENFPs since everyone says you have to be an INTJ to go after FIRE. Sigh...

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #183 on: September 16, 2014, 06:55:39 AM »
For example I find  bothering with details such as tracking tedious, but I do it anyway. An S will probably be fine with detailed tracking.

ISFJ here, and I LOVE detailed tracking. To each their own, right?

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« Reply #184 on: September 25, 2014, 04:49:35 PM »
INFJ here.
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« Reply #185 on: September 25, 2014, 05:06:17 PM »
I am a female ISTJ...only on this forum, would so many people know their Myers-Briggs type!!! A large % of the population have probably never heard of it.

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« Reply #186 on: September 26, 2014, 09:36:39 AM »
+1 INTJ, female.  See?  I'm special!  Just like everyone else!

Married to a ESFJ, which makes for some very interesting conversations.  I'm an architect ( guess I should be a INTP) and he's a massage therapist.  We actually label ourselves as 'head' and 'heart' based on our different thinking and communication styles.  Traditional gender roles are almost completely reversed in our relationship, but it works for us.

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« Reply #187 on: September 28, 2014, 06:04:40 PM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

I've found it's most forum folks are  INTJ, quest for knowledge and all.  I rarely come across any ENFP's in the online world...i'm unique :)

Huh well according to the Chinese restaurant placemats I'm a rooster and they also quest after knowledge so that makes sense.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #188 on: October 05, 2014, 02:00:20 PM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

I'm an INTJ also...very happy to have found my tribe! I scored pretty high as INFJ, but T is stronger especially the older I get (and the less I try to make myself someone I'm not).

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2014, 07:49:30 PM »
+1 female INTJ..... See? I AM trendy!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #190 on: November 07, 2014, 07:32:28 AM »
I have consistantly tested ESTJ, maybe that is why I have trouble cutting my "entertainment" budget. I have a strong desire to be involved in outtings with friends/family/co workers.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #191 on: November 09, 2014, 05:24:42 AM »
Yet another INJ (nearly even T and F) female. Researcher married to a psychologist, so we balance each other nicely.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #192 on: November 09, 2014, 05:33:47 AM »
I only discovered this matrix fairly recently,  and scored a solid INTJ.  I've never considered myself an introvert, just anti social (in no small part to people telling me that's what I am).

I guess as humans we crave a label,  but it has given me some pause for thought.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #193 on: November 09, 2014, 05:42:43 AM »
I'm an INFP and married to an INTJ.  MMM appeals to my idealism and my desire to get hubby retired very early (I don't work) and it appeals to my husband who loves efficiency. 

And if I can be so lucky to never grace a cubicle again, so be it.  I'd rather be an Aldi's cashier than work a desk job again.  Ugh. 

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #194 on: November 12, 2014, 03:35:31 PM »
My wife and I are both INTJs, which makes for an interesting dynamic. I'm more into MMM and frugalism (if that's a word...) than she is, but she's also into it a little.

In case folks are interested, a few famous INTJs are: Augustus Caesar, Peter Jennings, Rudy Giuliani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Presidents Jefferson, Polk, Kennedy, and Wilson.

I think the INTJ's tencency to be systems thinkers and see a bigger picture fits very well with the idea of FI. The theory is simple yet complex, and we can conceptualize out 10-15 years into the future to see where our actions now take us. Add 2 to the INTJ tribe!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #195 on: November 12, 2014, 04:40:16 PM »
Yet another INTJ female.  Fun to be part of the crowd seeking out and applying Mustachianism!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #196 on: November 12, 2014, 06:33:19 PM »
E(33%)N(62%)F(38%)J(1%)

Seems to be quite uncommon in these parts.
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #197 on: November 13, 2014, 02:53:57 PM »
I am an INTJ, which according to the test, is rare among women.  I think this personality type must be suited to Mustachianism somehow!

I've found it's most forum folks are  INTJ, quest for knowledge and all.  I rarely come across any ENFP's in the online world...i'm unique :)

Hey there - I am an ENTP, bordering on ENFP. I read both descriptions in your link and I think I fit both!

.......

I figured I had to stand up for ENTPs and ENFPs since everyone says you have to be an INTJ to go after FIRE. Sigh...

Another ENFP here!!

I also think FIRE suits us ENFPs just fine :)

"ENFPs prize individuality and often consider the pursuit of happiness to be the highest priority in life, both for themselves and for others. They place great importance on personal freedom and self-expression, and want to be able to go wherever inspiration leads."


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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #198 on: November 18, 2014, 08:49:28 AM »
James Polk and Augustus Caesar took the Myers-Briggs test? I bet they fist-bumped when they realized they got the same type!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #199 on: November 25, 2014, 10:53:19 PM »
ENTJ up in this.  What a thoroughly concentrated group of rare types.  If only we could focus the energy and skill into a cohesive mission.  My vote is making the very best beer ever.  Failing that world peace and prosperity should be easy.  I think one precludes the other however, and first things ought to come first. 


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