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What is your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?  (DON'T vote unless you know!)

ISTJ
59 (9%)
ISFJ
18 (2.7%)
INFJ
67 (10.2%)
INTJ
230 (35.1%)
ISTP
11 (1.7%)
ISFP
5 (0.8%)
INFP
40 (6.1%)
INTP
88 (13.4%)
ESTP
8 (1.2%)
ESFP
1 (0.2%)
ENFP
15 (2.3%)
ENTP
33 (5%)
ESTJ
16 (2.4%)
ESFJ
3 (0.5%)
ENFJ
10 (1.5%)
ENTJ
52 (7.9%)

Total Members Voted: 635

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2018, 12:46:26 PM »
My intent really is not to dump on anyone who finds Meyers-Briggs interesting, but for those who are interested in personality traits and want to learn what science has to say about them you may want to look at the Big 5 personality traits.  M-B has long been discredited because of a complete lack of supporting evidence, but the Big 5 are actually supported and the subject of ongoing research.  More here:
https://www.livescience.com/41313-personality-traits.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Five_personality_traits

Again - if you have fun thinking about M-B, have a blast.  But if you are interested in it then you might also enjoy learning about the Big 5. 

goalphish2002

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2018, 06:46:53 AM »
INTP for the win.

clifp

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2018, 04:22:45 AM »
My intent really is not to dump on anyone who finds Meyers-Briggs interesting, but for those who are interested in personality traits and want to learn what science has to say about them you may want to look at the Big 5 personality traits.  M-B has long been discredited because of a complete lack of supporting evidence, but the Big 5 are actually supported and the subject of ongoing research.  More here:
https://www.livescience.com/41313-personality-traits.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Five_personality_traits

Again - if you have fun thinking about M-B, have a blast.  But if you are interested in it then you might also enjoy learning about the Big 5.

The Big 5 looks interesting, but I didn't see much data to show that it is any more predictive than M-B for job performance,

Frankly, I don't really care how good M-B is at predicting job performance.  The reason my company used it was to help, the largely INxx group of engineers communicate with everybody else and vice versa.  But the whole point of FIRE is not to be working.  The Big 5 very well maybe better for this role.

Obviously, this survey suggests that all personality type can be part of FIRE movement.  It would be interesting to see the difference folks who have actually done it vs those are aspiring to become FIRE. The fact that INTJ and INTP are ~5% of the population and yet 50% of the FIRE movement too huge a discrepancy to be mere chance.  I am sure there is some ESFP who has retired earlier, I just have yet to meet the person. We have 3 people say they are ESFJ (.5%) vs 12% of the population again a massive difference.  It is entirely possible that only M-B is good at predicting at being able to retire early.. 

As a practical matter, I think it is moderately important. If somebody who is a ESFJ, is expressing doubts that will be happy in early retirement, I'm not going to encourage them, an INTJ, expresses doubts I will share stories about how I as INTJ really enjoyed not working.

Cassie

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2018, 12:35:29 PM »
I have used the MB professionally to help people communicate better in the workplace and in marriage. I have also used it as one tool among many for career counseling.

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2018, 12:37:56 AM »

As a practical matter, I think it is moderately important. If somebody who is a ESFJ, is expressing doubts that will be happy in early retirement, I'm not going to encourage them, an INTJ, expresses doubts I will share stories about how I as INTJ really enjoyed not working.

Really? All you need to do with an ESFJ is remind them of all the volunteer work and event planning (fund raising perhaps?) that they can do in FIRE.

Roots&Wings

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Re: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
« Reply #105 on: December 06, 2018, 06:24:57 AM »
My intent really is not to dump on anyone who finds Meyers-Briggs interesting, but for those who are interested in personality traits and want to learn what science has to say about them you may want to look at the Big 5 personality traits.  M-B has long been discredited because of a complete lack of supporting evidence, but the Big 5 are actually supported and the subject of ongoing research.  More here:
https://www.livescience.com/41313-personality-traits.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Five_personality_traits

Again - if you have fun thinking about M-B, have a blast.  But if you are interested in it then you might also enjoy learning about the Big 5.

Another one is Signature Strengths, which assess 24 universal character traits. One practical application being workplace satisfaction and ideally doing work that engages at least 4 of your top 7 "signature strengths". I found this interesting and helpful too (http://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/52486/340_ways_to_use_character_strengths.pdf)
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