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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2013, 11:15:26 PM »
Another INTJ female. I'm a software developer.

I'm not surprised that many of the people here are INTJ :)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2013, 10:32:19 AM »
Wow, results seem rather one sided so far. I've taken the test a few times over my life and each time I've come out pretty strongly INTP.

Often times for me the most appealing aspects of Mustacianism is the general simplification of one's life, with financial gain being a useful side effect. I get a fun little game of seeing how many mood-neutal expenses I can cut and encouragement to try new things when I might have otherwise kept up routine on autopilot. Biggest shift for me has been discovering a love of playing around with cooking (though probably do need to craft a love of doing dishes afterwards too :P)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2013, 01:04:57 PM »
Oddly enough, this came up during a meeting/talk today.  It was said that our field attracts a certain personality, and Myers-Briggs was mentioned.  No one in the room was an extrovert, and one person said, oh you know we're probably a group full of INFJ's, to which another (woman) added well I'm INTJ.  So I guess I know at least one, and FWIW we get along really well.
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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2013, 09:14:26 PM »
I looked up a site and it described what each letter was for, then you picked what fit you. I picked INTP. Had my wife double-check me, she said the last one should be a J. Then I took the actual test where it asks you questions and you answer them. It indicated I was strongly I and N, moderately T, and slightly J. So...my wife does indeed know me better than I know myself.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2013, 05:42:19 AM »
INTJ/ISTJ.

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« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2013, 07:02:51 AM »
INTJ/P

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2013, 11:15:04 AM »
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INTP

don't judge me...

Js aren't necessarily judgmental, but they make decisions quite differently.

...you see....actually......oh nevermind.

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« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
I seem to be the only ESTP here. The personality type is sometimes described as "the ultimate realist" and that certainly fits. I am frugal because I accept the reality that we all grow old and we had better darned well be prepared for it. On the job I function as an ESTJ. That is fortunate - ESTJs seem to be tailor-made for corporate America. I do agree that this typing has its limitations. I am just about on the line between E and I and function as one or the other depending on the situation. I have no trouble at all speaking to large groups, but do not like parties, except when I host them. I am friendly with many people but have only a few close friends.  I belong to many groups and enjoy them, but am probably happiest reading a good book.

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« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2013, 02:12:17 PM »
pbkmaine - You complete us.     

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2013, 06:45:46 PM »
Footenote: aw shucks!

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« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2013, 07:12:53 PM »
I also find it's like a horoscope. The questions make it obvious what "type" you'll be so it's difficult not to be biased when taking the test.

I've been considered ENTP, ENTJ and INFP/J.


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« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2013, 07:19:28 PM »
I think footenote is actually infj...

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« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2013, 08:52:15 PM »
I'm INTJ as well. Someone should create a MB matchmaking website.
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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2013, 09:28:31 PM »
I'm INTJ as well. Someone should create a MB matchmaking website.

There are a bunch of websites that use MBTI: http://www.quora.com/Have-any-dating-sites-tried-to-rely-primarily-on-Myers-Briggs-Type-Indicators

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
INTP here

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« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2013, 11:06:59 PM »
For those who want to learn more about the introvert-extrovert dynamic, I suggest that they read "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking".  It's an easy read and really goes into what introverts are truly like and how they try to function in a society that rewards extroverts (the US).

As far as personality types and forums are concerned, it's really not surprising that introverts would dominate here - they tend to thrive in an environment that allows / encourages long-form discussion and plenty of time to think about their answers - particularly when they can do it alone.  If this was converted into a face-to-face discussion group of 20+ people meeting somewhere every week, I'd guess extroverts would become the dominant type.

Regarding the M-B testing, I think the I/E category is by far the most important one as someone expressing strongly one way or the other on that will reveal a lot about their comfort zone socially.  As a strong introvert, I much prefer small groups / one-on-ones and feel very out of place once the group size goes above 5-6 people. 

Oh, and for the record, I am yet another INTJ (and have typed as such since taking this test for the first time about 10 years ago).

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« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2013, 05:25:01 AM »
I'm a strong INFP here. I will note that you can get different results using the free online Myers-Briggs tests versus the paid official name-brand one. Using the free online test I used to get INFJ but when I took the official test, I was very strongly P.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2013, 11:47:33 AM »
I just took the free test - INFJ - my N and J are just slight.  I have and always will be an I but the others have changed over time.

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« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2013, 02:26:26 PM »
Solid INFJ and I prefer doing something to actively solve concerns, instead of just thinking.
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« Reply #69 on: May 29, 2013, 07:25:42 PM »
I always find stuff like this interesting. I have to add that Fs are a lot more common to be women an Ts men. Also, "E" personalities are each generally around 10% of the population while "I" personalities are usually less than 5%.  Maybe that is why most of the general public is not into this lifestyle? I am an INFJ woman. I've always felt like a weirdo.

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« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2013, 07:40:24 PM »
I've scored INTJ's of various strength since the first time I was subjected to it in college. I suspect I over-select I, but the general rules normally suggest 'try to pick quickly... and honestly'---> which as an INTJ I must add, is really not possible heh

Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(69%)  Thinking(50%)  Judging(11%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (69%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (50%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #71 on: June 07, 2013, 01:40:25 PM »
ENTP or INTP  for me

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

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2013, 04:51:17 PM »
INFJ

The J is a bit odd, every other time I've taken this it's come up P. The older I get the closer I and E get.

Introvert(56%)  iNtuitive(75%)  Feeling(38%)  Judging(33%)

    You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
    You have distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%)
    You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)
    You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)


Edit: just told my boyfriend I took this again. His comment, "oh god, i could type you right now. ENTP."
go figure.
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« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2013, 09:20:55 AM »
Solid INFJ and I prefer doing something to actively solve concerns, instead of just thinking.

Ditto to both.

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« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2013, 08:05:22 PM »
Have others read this article http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/15/myers-briggs-problems/?iid=obnetwork ?

That's where most of my concerns come from. It's real easy to draw lines and say these people are on that side and those people are on the other side. Rarely does that distinction actually mean anything.

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« Reply #76 on: June 08, 2013, 09:14:48 PM »
I've gone full circle with MBTI - from gleefully embracing the revelation that I'm an INTJ, to joining a message board dedicated to that type, to becoming its moderator, to quitting it after seeing too much infighting and too little progress (I was known as Night Runner, in case any other expats are here), to accepting it all as something that may have some validity for some people but, like most good things, is overrun by overly enthusiastic dummies. (I've kept my penchant for run-on sentences, though.)

Scientists will always mock MBTI because it's a self-reporting system. Very few are honest with themselves. Fewer yet can accept the results of their honesty. Or, to quote a horrible movie whose only redeeming quality may be this quote, "It's more of a guideline, anyway." ;)

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2013, 09:23:14 AM »
Just to add a little diversity into the mix, I scored as an ESFJ.

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« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2013, 11:20:01 AM »
INTJ myself . . . not surprised to see many of the others here are similar.

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« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2013, 12:46:51 PM »
Another INTJ female...



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« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2013, 06:06:37 PM »
Another male engineer/software person..

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YOUR TYPE: ENTJ

Extravert 68% ----- 32% Introvert
iNtuitive 79%   ----  21% Sensate
Thinking 83% -----   17% Feeling
Judgemental 78% -----22% Perceptive

Sometimes am INTJ depending on the test, though. Go figure :)





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« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2013, 10:54:07 PM »

INTJ female....but I am moderate, slight and marginal in all of them. Basically, it's situational, I think.  I rarely think in total absolutes.

I do need human interaction, though. I didn't think I did until I went to a job where I don't get to work directly with anyone. I feel like I'm going to die some days. But too much "team" kills me, too. I need balance!

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #82 on: July 27, 2013, 08:10:18 PM »
Yet another INTJ female here.  I think we found the INTJ hiding place.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2013, 08:28:46 PM »
Female ESTP here - wonder why the S'es are so rare around here. The group of about 40 I was in when I took it only had about 5 N. The S didn't seem rare at all. Now I wonder :)

Oh, and I notice there are very few P's here. There were very few P's in the training class I was in too. And I am an engineer, P's are probably very rare in that population, indeed (as well as E's for that matter lol)
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« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2013, 10:07:04 PM »
I have no trouble at all speaking to large groups, but do not like parties, except when I host them.

Haha. That sounds verrry familiar.

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« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2013, 10:10:01 PM »
Maybe all of the E's are out being extroverted (and so not posting), and the I's are mostly here because we don't have to deal with each other in person. ;-)

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« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2013, 11:16:33 PM »
I'm a strong INFP here. I will note that you can get different results using the free online Myers-Briggs tests versus the paid official name-brand one. Using the free online test I used to get INFJ but when I took the official test, I was very strongly P.

I am also scoring INFP on that online test, and have scored similarly for about 10 years, taking the test in different forms/settings. The P is (and has always been) only a slight preference.

I actually share the concern that the test just divides people between a set of questionable variables (not only arbitrary, but potentially biased in a way I'm not quite comfortable with, given that they stem from Jungian "archetypes"--ugh). On the other hand, discovering the E/I thing helped me come to terms with my introversion at a time when I considered it to be a crippling disability... AND I met my husband via a long chain of coincidence started by another MBTI test (taken for my job years after the first). So my NF side will not let me talk smack about this test :p

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« Reply #87 on: July 28, 2013, 12:13:57 AM »
Solid ENFJ over here! :)

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« Reply #88 on: July 28, 2013, 07:58:40 AM »
INTJ Female here.

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« Reply #89 on: July 28, 2013, 08:25:01 AM »
INTJ female here, married to an INTP male.

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« Reply #90 on: July 28, 2013, 09:25:46 AM »
ENFP female and wondering what the heck I'm doing here. Maybe my dedication to mustachianism is that phenominal! ;)
But seriously, my version of constant optimisation is very random, because I enjoy changing things up, but completely directionless. Early retirement resonates with me because I value freedom and flexibility.
I think MBTI has value on an individual level, but not sure that it translates well into larger systems.
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« Reply #91 on: July 28, 2013, 10:20:22 AM »
Another INT? here - I used to think INTJ, but now maybe more P than J - or am I now just relaxing as I ease out of the work place? (I wasn't at all sure I was ready for retirement,but as it looms closer I am starting to really appreciate the loss of "I have to"s and deadlines not of my choosing.)  N and T are not that strong either - the I is me for sure, I need my quiet times to recharge ad love living alone.  Hated teaching large classes, really liked being able to work with students one-to-one or in small groups.


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« Reply #92 on: July 28, 2013, 01:32:48 PM »
ENFJ female married to an ENFJ male. I'm on the border with E/I. I crossed over to the extrovert side when I started staying home with the kids and spending less time with adults. NFJ are all strong preferences, with my J being off the charts. My husband is an extrovert with a capital E with a mild preference for the NFJ.

I think the F explains why I have such a love/hate relationship with this forum. Sometimes I just want to yell "Shades of grey!" at all of you INTJs.

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« Reply #93 on: July 29, 2013, 03:50:29 AM »
Sometimes I just want to yell "Shades of grey!" at all of you INTJs.

Yep, I hear ya...

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« Reply #94 on: July 29, 2013, 05:18:45 AM »
I just re-did the test for the first time since reading Quiet

INFJ Introvert(33%)  iNtuitive(62%)  Feeling(6%)  Judging(44%)

Much higher scale on the Introvert vs Extrovert than I've ever had, as expected because my key take away was to stop acting extroverted (which I'm good at) and just relax.

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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2013, 05:33:53 AM »
I just re-did the test for the first time since reading Quiet

INFJ Introvert(33%)  iNtuitive(62%)  Feeling(6%)  Judging(44%)

Much higher scale on the Introvert vs Extrovert than I've ever had, as expected because my key take away was to stop acting extroverted (which I'm good at) and just relax.
Oooooh... you're my hero, nk. Over the years I worked on "adapting" my introversion with extroverted behaviors. The behaviors eventually became so auto-pilot that no one believes I'm an introvert. Good advice to "just relax"!
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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2013, 05:52:49 AM »
I just re-did the test for the first time since reading Quiet

INFJ Introvert(33%)  iNtuitive(62%)  Feeling(6%)  Judging(44%)

Much higher scale on the Introvert vs Extrovert than I've ever had, as expected because my key take away was to stop acting extroverted (which I'm good at) and just relax.
Oooooh... you're my hero, nk. Over the years I worked on "adapting" my introversion with extroverted behaviors. The behaviors eventually became so auto-pilot that no one believes I'm an introvert. Good advice to "just relax"!

It was a fascinating book to read. I felt like I was being given permission to just be myself for the first time since middle school. Here's the book if anybody is interested. It's become something of a sensation.

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Re: The Principle of Constant Optimization: What's Your Myers-Briggs?
« Reply #97 on: July 29, 2013, 03:55:29 PM »
Sometimes I just want to yell "Shades of grey!" at all of you INTJs.

Yep, I hear ya...

As an INTP, I totally blame that behavior on the J preference.  :P

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« Reply #98 on: July 29, 2013, 04:40:51 PM »
Sometimes I just want to yell "Shades of grey!" at all of you INTJs.

Yep, I hear ya...

As an INTP, I totally blame that behavior on the J preference.  :P

Yep, absolutely, I can argue with INTJ friends but they always think they are right.  Whenever I start to argue something I realize there's no way I can know all the variables, I start to see both sides of the argument, and just conclude that we will never know the answer.  Although sometimes I will continue to argue as if I think I'm right just or the sake of it.

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« Reply #99 on: July 30, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
INTP.