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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #200 on: December 13, 2014, 12:54:38 PM »
INTJ!  Woot!

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« Reply #201 on: December 16, 2014, 09:24:24 AM »
ISFP
Introverted 57%
Observant 18%
Feeling 28%
Prospecting 21%

Interesting result, as an IT Software Developer I don't really see myself as an artist.  I went in expecting INTJ as it seems everyone else is here.

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« Reply #202 on: December 17, 2014, 11:57:18 AM »
Last time I took it I was borderline INTJ-INTP.  They had me re-take it and then I tipped slightly into the INTP box.  Given the amount of salt with which these things should be taken, both categories seem to be descriptive enough.


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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #203 on: December 22, 2014, 08:06:57 PM »
INTP for this guy, and relatively solid based on taking one back in school for a class, then just a few months ago for a workshop at work. 

Not sure what that says about me.  Most people think I'm judging them when I ask "why?" questions alot, my friends all know better thankfully :). 

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #204 on: December 22, 2014, 08:22:26 PM »
INTJ male, and my gf is an INTJ female. They're supposed to be rare, but not around here.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #205 on: January 04, 2015, 06:29:14 PM »
I'm ENTP or ENFP depending on the test.
Husband is one of those reliable, highly agreeable ones. Introverted too. It's a lot of fun in our house.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #206 on: January 10, 2015, 01:00:46 AM »
Retook the test because of a comment on MMM

INTJ
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(1%)  Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

Apparently I have found our super secret lair.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #207 on: January 10, 2015, 05:14:35 AM »
Female, ENFP (but almost INFP).

Quite common I guess?

I don't think any personality type is that rare and only shows the extremes in that personality type to be rare.



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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #208 on: January 10, 2015, 07:53:19 AM »
Retook the test because of a comment on MMM

INTJ
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(1%)  Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

Apparently I have found our super secret lair.

Are you me?!   Identical percentages :)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2015, 04:35:37 PM »
Retook the test because of a comment on MMM

INTJ
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(1%)  Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

Apparently I have found our super secret lair.

Are you me?!   Identical percentages :)

O.O So which one of us is the evil twin?

So do any other INTJs feel like they think in computer code? I remember taking Intro to Programming and just breezing through everything because I apparently think in Python. I'm taking web development on Treehouse right now to possibly do a career move/side hustle.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #210 on: January 10, 2015, 05:33:59 PM »
Retook the test because of a comment on MMM

INTJ
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(1%)  Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

Apparently I have found our super secret lair.

Are you me?!   Identical percentages :)

O.O So which one of us is the evil twin?

So do any other INTJs feel like they think in computer code? I remember taking Intro to Programming and just breezing through everything because I apparently think in Python. I'm taking web development on Treehouse right now to possibly do a career move/side hustle.

When you draw, does it turn out very mechanical?

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« Reply #211 on: January 10, 2015, 07:38:33 PM »
I have tested INTJ as well as INTP. I only took the free online tests FWIW. My SO, who is ENTJ, and studied Social Psychology says that makes sense because either way I am a controlling ass! I really do love her honesty.

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« Reply #212 on: January 11, 2015, 07:57:46 AM »
Female INTJ.   Thinking that my preference for INTJ is also connected to my preference for MMM lifestyle.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #213 on: January 11, 2015, 08:35:21 AM »
INTJ. Just took the test for the first time. Have no idea what it means.

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
You have strong preference of Intuition over Sensing (88%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)

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« Reply #214 on: January 14, 2015, 09:24:03 PM »
When you draw, does it turn out very mechanical?

No, but I usually go through a ton of sheets of paper due to rampant perfectionism.

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« Reply #215 on: January 15, 2015, 03:16:17 AM »
So do any other INTJs feel like they think in computer code? I remember taking Intro to Programming and just breezing through everything because I apparently think in Python. I'm taking web development on Treehouse right now to possibly do a career move/side hustle.

Nope. I'm an Aerospace Engineer and undertook the obligatory programming subjects at Uni, but they weren't a natural fit for me. I;m on the cusp of INFJ though, so find that I'm a lot more about  'big picture' thinking than details. I hate details, which is why I sucked at coding.
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« Reply #216 on: January 15, 2015, 04:59:47 AM »
I (INT/FJ) don't think in computer code either, but I thought that was because I'm not an engineer :P

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« Reply #217 on: January 30, 2015, 08:57:35 AM »
Strong ENFP -- very N, very F, very (very) P.

Though I think the ENFP type isn't the most obvious fit, I think I can point out a couple facets of the type that, for me, seem to contribute to my interest in FI:
  • I mentioned I'm a very strong P -- I like to have all the possibilities at the same time. I need a great deal of freedom -- FI is all about freedom, possibilities, options.
  • ENFPs are creative types -- the FI path (pre and post) provides a lot of opportunities for innovation.

I'll also say that I'm a magnet for INTJs -- i.e. the software engineer types that seem to make up a large proportion of MMM's readership. I'm even married to an INTJ and managed to get him on board for FI by showing him MMM's blog -- I think he needed to hear it in his native tongue ...

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #218 on: February 01, 2015, 05:08:03 AM »
Strong ENFP -- very N, very F, very (very) P.

Though I think the ENFP type isn't the most obvious fit, I think I can point out a couple facets of the type that, for me, seem to contribute to my interest in FI:
  • I mentioned I'm a very strong P -- I like to have all the possibilities at the same time. I need a great deal of freedom -- FI is all about freedom, possibilities, options.
  • ENFPs are creative types -- the FI path (pre and post) provides a lot of opportunities for innovation.

I'll also say that I'm a magnet for INTJs -- i.e. the software engineer types that seem to make up a large proportion of MMM's readership. I'm even married to an INTJ and managed to get him on board for FI by showing him MMM's blog -- I think he needed to hear it in his native tongue ...


Yep, INFP here, and I think you nailed it.  It's not about the wealth, ultimately, it's about FREEDOM.   Plus I've been a SAHM for 6 years, it's not as fun without my husband here to share the freedom with me.  My hubby is an INTJ.  ;-)


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« Reply #219 on: February 04, 2015, 10:19:49 AM »
They gave the test to everyone in my department.  I initially tested pretty much on the INTJ-INTP border, so I was re-tested and tipped slightly over into INTP.

Interesting to see the number here of groups that supposedly aren't prevalent as a whole.




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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #220 on: February 04, 2015, 01:05:15 PM »
Can we add a poll to this thread?

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« Reply #221 on: February 06, 2015, 07:34:36 AM »
Can we add a poll to this thread?

I was just thinking that!

I'm very strongly INFP. I approach FI very differently from the main writers out there, Jacob and MMM. It's about freedom and upholding personal values rather than finding efficiencies for me. I start with the inner personal goals and then have to work backwards to figure out how to implement them. So the efficiencies are necessary for the freedom I want, but that's not a natural tendency for me -- budgeting and watching expenses. Getting better at it, though.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #222 on: February 08, 2015, 06:59:13 PM »
INFJ.

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« Reply #223 on: February 08, 2015, 07:11:50 PM »
INFJ - sometimes INTJ - always N

INTJ, I was borderline E on the most comprehensive MB test I took when I was late 20s and working.  I think the descriptions are pretty accurate for me and frankly many early retirees.

INTJ is by far the most common MB personality on FIRE forums.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #224 on: February 12, 2015, 08:52:29 AM »
ENTJ male here. Seems like I was born to rule over you peasants! Don't worry though,


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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #225 on: February 12, 2015, 03:55:32 PM »
ENTJ male here. Seems like I was born to rule over you peasants! Don't worry though,



No worries, the INTJ's humbly submit to their ENTJ overlords. While secretly plotting their demise.

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« Reply #226 on: February 13, 2015, 08:45:53 AM »
INTJ - optimize, question, build systems, break systems and rebuild better ones. Introvert so I generate my energy and self-identify without need for others.

It's an ideal personality type for ER stuff.

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« Reply #227 on: February 20, 2015, 02:06:22 PM »
Apparently INTJ is fairly optimal for earnings too, though the ENTJs beat all:



At least according to yahoo finance http://finance.yahoo.com/news/personality-types-most-least-amount-140826566.html
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« Reply #228 on: February 20, 2015, 08:02:33 PM »
Aha!

I should have looked at this before I married my husband.   This explains a lot.   Hmmm,  maybe my artistic daughter just needs to like male ENTJ's to be all set?
(jk,   she is getting tired of my "innovative" constant prompts, though, about how she has to plan to be self sufficient if she wants to be a starving artist!)

Thanks for the Link, I had not seen this yet.  It's a great hoot.
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #229 on: February 20, 2015, 11:54:31 PM »
 ENFP
Extravert(1%)  iNtuitive(38%)  Feeling(25%)  Perceiving(11%)

I think my Myers-Briggs is entirely dependent upon what I've been doing most recently. I'll swing around all those categories with relative ease.

As an adult, I've always thought of myself as an extroverted introvert. I'm happy to put on the silly suit and dance around to get people's attention...but only if it is in service to something greater than myself - and then I need to go chill and read a book and have some nice quiet time.

But seriously, real people and their real stories are ever so much more interesting than TV.

And everything I do I judge and optimize. So what is up with that Perceiving score? Maybe because I live with adolescents and am working really hard to accept life as it presents itself and not how I wish it would be? ;-)

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« Reply #230 on: February 21, 2015, 12:05:13 PM »
Humor me if you will, but I find "N" is the hardest thing to test for**, given how it relates to nonlinear connect the dots function it is. Therefore, I'm willing to bet that about 50% of the people who test "N" actually turn out to be "S". So far my hypothesis has proved true nearly 100% of the times, so I tend to believe it to be true until proven otherwise. :)


** Based, for instance, on this test, where there are may be three questions that test for "N" vs "S":

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Okay, people, the online tests try to come close, but they are not rigorously vetted / tested for test - retest and internal consistency like the official Myers Briggs Forms.   It is very difficult hard to write questions that test / retest across a wide population.

If you want to critically discount MBTI, great.  We can all discuss that, but realize that anyone can put anything on the internet. 

Regarding the article that someone posted, I was fine with the opinion (disagree with its viewpoint though, as 16 personality group types offers a huge amount of variation).  But the claim that 50% test / retest changes is misleading....

According to the MBTI Manual , third ed., 1990 Isabel Meyers et al.   (I have an older copy), the Test - Retest across 4 weeks is close to 90% and up to 97% for each individual letter (Form M) and n=424.  Test - Retest comparing Form G for under and over 9 months, and a population of n=1698 has each letter of retest at 59% (T-F) to 84% (E-I).  Form M has higher reliability, but both are much higher than chance.  Other controlled tests shows that mood did not significantly affect test-rest.

 Over a 50 year time, starting in high school, test respondent (n=39) had 54% remain within one letter of the original.  (Form G and restested on Form M).  Given that MBTI theory allows for people maturing and the early test forms were not intended for people under the age of 18, this is very good for psychometrics results.  (It is a fuzzy soft science, after all). 

Organisms are not hard science and test statically like physics.  Heck, even my hand measurement will change over 6 months, so why should we expect psychometrics to not have variation?  As long as the correlations are strikingly high, across a large sample, then I am good with the statistics that support it.

So,  the MBTI Test- retest reliability is quite high, not perfect, but much much higher than chance.   T-F is the most likely scale to change.  The recent question form "M" is better than the original form "G".   

Oh, and college students show much higher test - retest correlations than high school students, or than lower achieving students, and ethnicity did not have a factor.  So if you took the official Form G or Form M, and are a college grad, your retest consistency is likely very high.

The reason I like MBTI is that it allows for a lot of complexity across populations, has a huge sample base, and has a deep depth of research (statistical) to support it.   All psychometrics at best self selected correlations, not cause and effect, but as a tool for thinking about life and what you want out of it, and why you want / do / say different things than others, it is great!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #231 on: February 26, 2015, 09:44:43 AM »
ENTJ, apparently we only make up 2-3% of the population. These boards are heavily INTJ, I'm not that different than most of you, just a lil more extroverted =D

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« Reply #232 on: February 26, 2015, 10:52:17 AM »
INTJ- looks like I'm in the right place!

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« Reply #233 on: February 26, 2015, 11:17:36 AM »
INTP

Introvert(78%)  iNtuitive(50%)  Thinking(62%)  Perceiving(11%)

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« Reply #234 on: March 04, 2015, 11:39:18 PM »
I have always rated as an INTJ.  I have taken the test a few times over my life and just for giggles, I took the Keirsey test which is (based off of my understanding) is a slightly more detailed version.  That also came back INTJ: Mastermind. 

Link:
http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/mastermind.asp
It is nice to see many similar mindsets.

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« Reply #235 on: March 05, 2015, 12:11:26 AM »
I use to think I was a special unique snowflake, nope, turns out my quirks are because I am textbook INFJ

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« Reply #236 on: March 05, 2015, 01:47:59 PM »
I use to think I was a special unique snowflake, nope, turns out my quirks are because I am textbook INFJ

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INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.

There are worse things to be... ;)

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« Reply #237 on: March 10, 2015, 08:49:09 AM »
ISTJ

Introverted (64%)
Observant (29%)
Thinking (5%)
Judging (15%)

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« Reply #238 on: March 10, 2015, 09:45:00 AM »
I use to think I was a special unique snowflake, nope, turns out my quirks are because I am textbook INFJ

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INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.

There are worse things to be... ;)

Yeah just wished it paid better in general ;) but hey...forum modding..that's helpin' people learn how to fish, right? :)

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« Reply #239 on: March 17, 2015, 01:26:40 PM »
Female ISTJ. The introversion/sensing parts show only a slight preference, but the thinking/judging parts are strongly expressed.

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« Reply #240 on: March 19, 2015, 11:54:36 AM »
ENFP here. So many IxxJ here, explains why so many posters seem borderline-autistic, arrogant and judgmental.

Seems like with the sweeping judgements you just made, you don't fully understand the nuances of the Myers-Brigg classifications.  Or, you are interacting with the people/threads on this forum in a very superficial way.

Spend some time getting to know the regulars around here (the journal section is a great place to start) or perhaps this is not the right community for you.

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« Reply #241 on: March 19, 2015, 12:16:46 PM »
ENFP here. So many IxxJ here, explains why so many posters seem borderline-autistic, arrogant and judgmental.

They're the judgmental ones?



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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #242 on: March 19, 2015, 04:10:50 PM »
ISTP (at least this time).

Heavily I and P while S/N and T/F are borderline and my results vary from test to test.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #243 on: March 22, 2015, 07:01:27 PM »
ENTP or INTP  for me

NTP are pretty strong; I and E hover around the middle.

Hey, same personality!

*high five*

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« Reply #244 on: March 22, 2015, 09:22:02 PM »
ENTP or INTP  for me

NTP are pretty strong; I and E hover around the middle.

Hey, same personality!

*high five*

I feel left out of this ENTP/INTP high five fest. Virtual high five to you as well.

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« Reply #245 on: March 23, 2015, 01:28:24 PM »
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« Reply #246 on: March 23, 2015, 01:38:02 PM »
ENFP here! Someone should post a poll.

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« Reply #247 on: March 23, 2015, 02:05:09 PM »
ISFJ here--I'm a little jealous of all you INTJs. In no way, shape, or form do I want to be characterized as C3PO.


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« Reply #248 on: March 28, 2015, 06:18:48 PM »
Another INTJ (though the last time I took it I was borderline T/F, which was a shock as in previous tests I'd always been off the charts T).

Today's post totally resonated with me.  I am also a relentless optimizer.  Have some stuff goign on at work that is playing to that aspect of my personality, and I'm grooving on it.  I think as long as there are systems and processes I can be continually tweaking and improving, most jobs are going to be pretty engaging for me.  Put me in a position where I'm told what to do and how to do it and not given that freedom and I probably wouldn't last a week.

lhamo

PS:  I just redid the test on the humanmetrics site and came up INFJ, with the following breakdown

INFJ
Introvert(78%)  iNtuitive(62%)  Feeling(50%)  Judging(89%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (89%)

Interesting.  Nearly 2 years and a lot of painful stuff at work later, I took the test again and still came up INFJ, but with different percentages:

INFJ

Introvert(78%)  iNtuitive(75%)  Feeling(50%)  Judging(78%)

•You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
•You have distinct preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%)
•You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
•You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)

More intuitive and less judging. 

And what I said above about needing freedom to do my own thing?  Pretty much sums up why the last 18 months has been sooooooo painful -- way to much "here is the system learn it and put your data into it" and not enough room to be creative. 

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #249 on: April 15, 2015, 12:52:28 PM »
Relevant article: Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

Hat tip to Lifehacker, who summarize, saying:
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The Myers-Briggs test is based on personality types developed in the 1940s that have little connection to any real data. More problematic, though, is that it classifies personalities by a binary preference for a particular trait. In reality, however, most people exist on a spectrum between the two and can vary between them from week to week.

It can be amusing to look at, but don't take it too seriously, basically.  Something to keep in mind.  :)
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