You asked for a poll, and this is the next best thing..! I tallied it for you. Please open attachment as I can not figure out how to insert an image.
Note: This is for a population of approximately N=178; for:
Of persons on MMM responding with their MBTI type. (e.g., note that I did not post my type, although I am personally very interested in MBTI.)Tally of as June 22, 2015
"splits" e.g., INTJ / INFJ were tallied as 1/2 point for each of two types.
Over half of respondants took an on-line test, which do have somewhat to a lot less "precision", but good enough for a fun thread here.
You don't need to read the rest of this, the chart attached is the cool stuff.... but here is my analysis of how the two MBTI approaches would interpret this.
Meyer's Primary Function Analysis -- would review it like this:
LOTS of people that like using their Intuition to think about / research / strategize and create NEW IDEAS. This group does not conform as readily as other types to tradition and collective "norms" for roles.
The results indicate that persons with the dominant function of Introverted Intuition (INJ) are 4-5X present in higher numbers than the standard population. INTJ / INFJ are 56% of the responses, and both have the same Meyers Dominiant Function, Introverted Intuition, which is essentially pondering new innovative ideas, plans and strategies on one's own (e.g., not talking it over with a group).
ISTJ's are here because they (and ISFJ's) are terrific with details, maintaining progress, creating / completing lists, and naturally, among the best with Budgets. ISTJ's are higher participants than standard population because they tend to like organizing money and item details / data, while ISFJ's prefer details about people, like birthdays and spousal names and likes, so may or may not be here, depending on their values and goals..
ENFP and ENTP are the Extroverted Intuition types -- e.g., often observed talking about out loud about new ideas. Both very much like exploring new ideas... though these types may not persist on the forum for as many months before moving on.
The INTP's have a dominant of introverted thinking (logical ones, those), but also have Extraverted Intuition as their secondary functions.
ENFJ's and ENTJ's have Introverted Intuition as their secondary trait, so fit right in with the INTJ and INFJ's, as they, too, like to think (on their own) about new strategies and ways to move ahead.
Keirsey's Temprament Theory would break it down like this:
(% are total of the N=178 population)
NT- Rationals 62% Strategic. Knowledge Seeking. Engineers and Coordinators of Ideas-- e.g. Mastermind (INTJ)
NF - Idealist 26% Mentoring / Advocacy. Ideas and strategy for People.
SJ - Guardians 10% Security, Practical, Frugal.
SP - Artisan 2% Action. Doing. Tangible creators (I think most of these are off doing something..not here...)
I think these results show that the MBTI, which is a SELF-SELECTED personality type tool, is very valuable at predicting what activities people will self-select into. (such as a MMM forum on early retirement and new ways to pursue personal finance). Yep, this is only one 'case' but wow, the results / statistical significance of this one is very strong.