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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #300 on: December 18, 2015, 07:53:21 AM »
I'm not sure what's your response and what's not so I'll just give a blanket response.

Statistics is the study of data. It actually doesn't care if the data is bad or good. I could give a test asking people their preferences on food and come up with a categorization that people are either meat or dairy/vegetable or bakery items/fish or fruit. That doesn't mean people actually are those things.

MBTI may not exist without it, but it doesn't prove its validity.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #301 on: December 27, 2015, 08:41:28 AM »
Another blanket response.

Introverts can be social, they can be very social.  They are just not social in the same way extroverts are. Shy people may need to be coaxed out of their shell, but shy does not automatically mean introvert, and introvert does not automatically mean shy.

Added - introverts tend to be more social in small groups and one-to-one interactions, which may be a partial explanation for why we like being on this forum.  Huge noise New Year's Eve parties are only fun in small doses (like once a year), posting on a calm, thoughtful forum is fun all the time.

Birth signs do have some value as information, since they are based on time of birth.  So we can look at them as seasonal indicators - a summer baby has had a different environment than a winter baby - what seasons was the mother experiencing (cold/heat stress, amount of exercise, etc.), what was the weather like when baby was born, what weather was baby exposed to at different ages, etc.  My DD and I were both summer babies, for example, and we were both old enough for long outings in the baby carriage in winter (well bundled up, of course).  If she had been born in January I am not sure either of us would have been up to long walks in February  ;-)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #302 on: February 07, 2017, 09:29:55 AM »
I test very strongly INTP. I know it's pretty rare, especially for a girl, so it's awesome to see so many people in that personality "family."  I might have found my people!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #303 on: February 14, 2017, 07:17:34 AM »
ISTJ, or maybe I failed the test. oh well, life goes on. :)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #304 on: February 14, 2017, 07:42:15 AM »
Usually test INTJ, but always borderline E. However, last time I took it, tested out as an INTP. For sure, at least for me, the descriptions of type ring very true, especially the strong NT way of thinking. I've always liked my type - they've always made more sense to me!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #305 on: August 30, 2017, 08:48:46 PM »
Extreme INFP.

I've taken the test like 5 times over several years when younger.

Never had a job I was happy with...have managed to hold down decent jobs despite constantly being bombarded with thoughts of leaving from something different and more fulfilling pretty much every.single.DAY. 

I'm a true dreamer for sure...I spend way too much time dreaming about what it would be like to live a life filled with creativity and freedom (I would say via retirement now that I've since found this forum).  I do struggle with honing in on the details (think BUDGETING) carefully and consistently enough to make the strides I really want and have the ability to make. 

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« Reply #306 on: October 10, 2017, 07:40:59 PM »
Female INTP.   

All i could think after i took the test like 5 times was "ULTRA RARE!"

Does make it very very difficult at work for me though, I work for a company where all the leadership is extroverted.  Not exactly ideal working conditions for me but I can muster the mandatory happy hours well enough.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #307 on: October 11, 2017, 12:37:38 PM »
INTJ as well.

I hear you, MrsStubble, on the clashes at work. I didn't think about it at the time, but my concerns about one of my prior jobs can easily boil down to my failure to understand the leadership's strong identification with their groupthink. Thankfully, I moved to a position where my individuality/personality style is a better match.

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« Reply #308 on: October 11, 2017, 07:52:54 PM »
Smart.  I know a job change is in my future soon for the same reason. 

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #309 on: November 10, 2017, 01:46:17 PM »
I am shocked, SHOCKED, to find so many other INTJ's here on a not-the-normal-way retirement website. My wife is one also. Apparently, we tend to hang out together.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #310 on: November 24, 2017, 02:41:37 PM »
I'm an INFP, which I think is possibly why I decided I can't even face being an employee for even a small number of years, and am now plotting to make money through self-employment instead. I've usually been able to stick with a full time job for about 3 months before either burning out, reaching the end of a contract, or getting let go for (generally not stated, but I can tell) just being that little bit too weird. I do much better when I can do my work at home, wearing comfortable clothes, and not worrying about how I'm appearing socially except on special occasions where I might have to go and meet with someone. In general, I've definitely incorporated Mustachian principles into my value system, though, to the point where I had five-figure savings at the time when I decided to go self-employed.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #311 on: December 01, 2017, 03:17:39 PM »
I took the test a while back, all I can remember is that I'm an introvert.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #312 on: June 27, 2018, 05:05:17 AM »
Uh oh.... I have to leave the little INTJ club for now.... I took the test again today and this is rather disturbing... result came back ISTJ!

I figured I was always a lay down misere for INTJ. I guess people change lol.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #313 on: October 17, 2018, 01:47:24 AM »
I hear ya Marty - first time I found the test concept 15 odd years ago I was INTJ --- 10 years after that I morphed into INTP,  nowadays im firmly ENFP and loving life.

I sometimes long for the peaceful solitude and certainty of the INTJ/P days but they do say ENFPs are the Extroverted Introverts....