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I'm an ENTJ, what are you?  RSS feed

 
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ISTP here.

Wow, I can't believe how accurate these things are! Big argument against free will there...

The ISTP type has me to a tee, I learned things about me I didn't even know were things! I must admit I was comforted to learn that some things about me I was a bit ... concerned about turn out to be typical for my personality type. Which is a good thing.
 
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ESFJ here
 
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Infj for me. It is a bit interesting to see how the permi community differs from "normal" community.
 
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I'm always NT in the middle, the E/I and F/J bounce around on me, depending on where my life is. This is data from many years of taking it annually or so.
 
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curious, so heres a tally so far -->

N = iNtuitive Types - NF & NT - approx 20% of the population

CONCEPTUALISTS (NT) = 12
INTP = 5
INTJ = 4
ENTP = 1
ENTJ = 2

IDEALISTS (NF) = 11
INFP = 6
INFJ = 4
ENFP = 1
ENFJ = 0


S = Sensing Types - SJ & SP - approx 80% of the population

EXPERIENCERS (SP) = 4
ISTP = 2
ISFP = 1
ESTP = 1
ESFP = 0


TRADITIONALISTS (SJ) =1
ISTJ = 0
ISFJ = 0
ESTJ = 0
ESFJ = 1

also 22 introverts and 6 extroverts.

contrary to most anywhere else in the world, we have the most of the rarest types, and the fewest of the most common types, represented.

with the near tie between the NF and NT types ....all got me thinking about the brown/purple dichotomy that has been discussed.

is this an extension of the differences between the sensitive NFs (obviously more purple) and the more logical NTs ?
and with the NTs thinking being geared towards drawing in much needed SPs, and especially the hard sell to the SJs?
 
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INFP-T. Mediator dreamer

Married to an INFJ-T Advocate

My son is 10 he just got INFP-T too!
 
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ENTJ or INTJ taken at different times.

I think I'm usually more introverted than extroverted, but when I'm forced to socialize I throw myself out into the middle rather than hiding in a corner. I've had some of these tests done professionally and anything that gives you a percentage of the population that shares your traits always puts me in the smallest percent. Just to add to those of you that are noticing this group attracts the unusual.
 
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I feel like this personality test is one of the few worth its salt out there - I'm an ENTJ-A, "The Commander" - haha yeesh!

E - Extraverted 77%
N - Intuitive 61%
T - Thinking 74%
J - Judging 84%
A - Assertive 54%

Super accurate, though I'm not terribly keen to admit it in some respects.
 
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INTP-T ("The Logician")
If I analyze this (which is what my type does), I have have to say it's fairly accurate. They say logician, I've always said "realist". I always call it like I see it and usually do not have much regard for the emotional impact. I don't wear blinders and I don't communicate well with those who do.
That last T (turbulent), I'll own it but I don't have to like it.
 
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That was fun - and eerily accurate!  I finally understand why I do some of the things I do, like want to jump to the next exciting project once the first has become routine but not finished (arrgh!).  It explains a lot about friendships, relationships, just...everything!

I am an ENFP, -A/-T (55% A , 45% T)

No wonder I love doing Improv so much. 
 
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Ha! Ha! Leila yes you are 1% of the general pop. Thanks for reviving this topic on the MD forum. I find this 'stuff' incredibly helpful and it helps sort out potential confusion, insecurities and general (butte hurtness) as in we are all excellent humans, with a different approach to a great pursuit. Each of us can bring brilliance to the community from the perspective of our own strengths. Example? i would be very bad at standing up and running the public end of a permaculture convergence, but really helpful in the background, not wanting that much focus on the self but very happy to contribute towards the success of the goal, and receive the acknowledgement of a thank you behind the scenes. Love person to person conversation, big 'meetings' not so much. INTJ, and partner INTP. totally compatible. Different skills sets, the former with strengths in strategy and sequencing the latter with strengths in 3D thinking, building and engineering.

thank you for bringing this up again

sheila
 
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Defender (ISFJ-t) 

Read it through. The great social life isn't working but mainly because of unfortunate circumstances. People usually like me but I'm a magnet for users, It has made me bitter.

Other than that they were spot on.

And I'm the first ISFJ
 
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INFP T - mediator.
Well, I'm always trying to keep the peace
 
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I've taken the real Myers-Briggs assessment a couple times, and free ones online three or four times--INTP to the bone, apparently. The INTP descriptions are undeniably accurate when applied to me. I'm married to an ISFJ, so that gets interesting.
 
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The Advocate - INFJ-T
Creeepily accurate, that's for sure!
 
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Thanks to Leila Hamaya for taking the effort to tally the temperament/character/intelligence types of persons responding to this post. I’ve been thinking about this exact subject for two years now; what is the difference in ratios between the pc community and the general pop? I have hypothesized; most likely, a thorough study would reveal a distinctly larger ratio of NT’s and NF’s inhabit the world of Pc. It gets really interesting thinking about at what point will a greater number of SP’s and SJ’s join the subject of Pc.

If we draw a square and split it into quadrants, the NT’s and NF’s on the left vertical side share the use of language in abstract word form, while the SP’s and SJ’s on the right, share concrete word use. At the top horizontally the NF’s (idealists) and SJ’s (guardians) share the cooperative methods to achieve their goals and the NT’s and SP’s find commonality in utilitarian approaches to solving challenges. Without this understanding of how language is used to communicate (abstract vs concrete) and the tools (cooperative vs Utilitarian) a whole lot of feathers can get ruffled. BTW that analogy was an example of NT/NF abstract word use.

Now here is where it gets really freaky awesome interesting and could ‘splain’ some things in regards to Mr. Wheaton’s stupefaction (and rightly so) of the infighting and ugliness within the Pc community and that’s for a future comment as I work this out in my brain. The point I’m trying to deliver now is when any two diagonal squares meet each other and try to work together there are some mighty big mountains of communication and tool use to overcome. IF I know where I am on the quadrants then I can truly appreciate why I ‘get along’ with the two other quadrants that are adjoined to mine and understand why ‘not so much’ on the square diagonal to mine.

Whew! That’s a lot of work…let’s go watch TV or something.

Love the MD forum, gotta go,
cheers
 
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I'm an INTJ, I've taken the test several times before and my I, N, and T are always strong, but my J isn't as strong and once in the past I actually tested as an INTP. THis test shows me as being an INTJ-A, I hadn't encountered the A before and will have to look more into it. I've been on a fwe other internet forums where this has been discussed ant there always seems to be many more INTJs and INTPs than the percentages given for the general population, so I'm wondering if those types just tend to be on internet forums more often, or maybe just that those types are most interested in personality typing in general. The high amount of INFPs and INFJs here is different than I've seen on some other forums so may reflect a difference in the permaculture community in general.
 
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INTP/Js are information junkies, which us more likely to frequent forums as regular sources of cutting-edge stuff not published anyplace else. I'm married to an ISFJ, and she almost never reads or posts to them.
 
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INTJ here as well.  I don't think these are necessarily the types attracted to Permaculture, they are just the types attracted to spending inordinate amounts of time on online Permaculture forums... 
 
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INTJ.  Wished I wasn't, tried to get out of it, but it is an unavoidable fact of life.  Married to an ISFP and pretty jealous of his ability to flounce around in a fantastic dream world all the time.  Wish I could stand being so unrealistic; it sure looks fun.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Judith Browning wrote:INFJ    a "turbulent diplomat" 



Robert Ray wrote:INFJ
When you tape an extroverts mouth shut they blow up or get a little more flatulent..... try it.



Me too! We're the rarest type, supposedly. It makes sense, though, that there'd be so many of us in the permaculture movement: "No other personality type is better suited to create a movement to right a wrong, no matter how big or small"  and, "INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life... their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all."



No wonder I love moderating so much--it's my small way of helping others!
 
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ok another tally, the pattern has held -->

N = iNtuitive Types - NF & NT - approx 20% of the population

CONCEPTUALISTS (NT) = 20
INTP = 7
INTJ = 8
ENTP = 1
ENTJ = 4

IDEALISTS (NF) = 16
INFP = 9
INFJ = 5
ENFP = 2
ENFJ = 0


S = Sensing Types - SJ & SP - approx 80% of the population

EXPERIENCERS (SP) = 4
ISTP = 2
ISFP = 1
ESTP = 1
ESFP = 0


TRADITIONALISTS (SJ) =2
ISTJ = 0
ISFJ = 1
ESTJ = 0
ESFJ = 1

also 33 introverts and 9 extroverts
 
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I'm an INTJ. People that know me and are aware of the Myers-Briggs methods will say "Duh" after they know me a while.
 
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Ronnie Ugulano wrote:I'm an INTJ. People that know me and are aware of the Myers-Briggs methods will say "Duh" after they know me a while.



Same here
 
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INTP-A hovering on ENTP.

I only scored 93% Assertive, I should probably work on that ;-)

Hmm, suggested careers "data analysts, mechanical, electrical and software engineers, and even as technical writers and journalists, provided the field is interesting enough."  I've done all of those except mechanical engineer and journalist, might have to consider that if I ever get bored of my current job.

 
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INTJ/P , Somewhere between Yoda and chancellor of doom.  

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So apparently, I tested as an INTP-T. Almost all the observations were accurate, except with the parts about emoting and sympathy. I am perfectly capable of doing that part of it. I cry at movies unabashedly, and readily recognise the need to comfort my significant other, albeit with some computational delay as I shift my mental gears. My approach is usually intuitive, but rational. The part about being socially oblivious for expediency and about not having conversations, but rather using people as sounding boards, and about voicing partly-formed opinions and thoughts to work them out was like looking in a mirror.

I might be in trouble. I will test again in a bit.

Anyone there with me?

-CK

EDIT: I retested. Definitely an INTP-T. I really do care about people, though! It just takes me a second to get there, that's all. It would help if I didn't have to explain every little thing, though... (and here's me thinking, "Gee, I hope sarcasm reads well here...")
 
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Chris Kott wrote:So apparently, I tested as an INTP-T. Almost all the observations were accurate, except with the parts about emoting and sympathy. I am perfectly capable of doing that part of it. I cry at movies unabashedly, and readily recognise the need to comfort my significant other, albeit with some computational delay as I shift my mental gears. My approach is usually intuitive, but rational. The part about being socially oblivious for expediency and about not having conversations, but rather using people as sounding boards, and about voicing partly-formed opinions and thoughts to work them out was like looking in a mirror.

I might be in trouble. I will test again in a bit.

Anyone there with me?

-CK

EDIT: I retested. Definitely an INTP-T. I really do care about people, though! It just takes me a second to get there, that's all. It would help if I didn't have to explain every little thing, though... (and here's me thinking, "Gee, I hope sarcasm reads well here...")



My husband tested as an INTP, but most of the description seemed off. But, everything you just wrote sounds just like him. Every time he uses me as a sounding board, I kind of freak out. One day he'll be like, "We should sell everything and move to Peru" and the next day he'll tell our kids, "Don't worry, we'll never make you move." I don't usually talk about things unless I'm sure of them, or if I'm obviously asking about them. He brings up ideas, mentions them like they're what he's decided on, but in reality he's trying to get my opinion.

He also cries at movies and is full of lots of emotions. He's actually the one that taught me to feel and think things are cute.

Edit: I read this to him, and he talked about how, when he was a teenager, he used to walk up to groups of people and say random things just to see what each individual would say and how they react.  He also says he wishes he didn't have to explain every little thing,  "First and foremost, you're all NPCs."
 
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*Snarf!* I saw this today on facebook. I'm an INFJ. I'm totally a "compassionate weirdo. "And, um, while I don't like snakes, a lot of these jobs are oddly fitting. I write dailyishes...that's kind of like fortune cookies, and I love history. If I liked tacos, snakes, or believed in the benefits of adult diaper cream, I could totally do all of these jobs.



My husband is an INTP....I'm pretty sure he could and would do all of those job descriptions, and merrily. Especially the bed tester.
 
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INTJ

when I was younger it was

INTP

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Jason Silberschneider wrote:ISTP here.



Consistently INTP but very close to INTJ.
 
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Landon Sunrich wrote:However I notice a lot of talk around here about introverts and extroverts and I don't really know if I can wrap my mind around that?



Here are two easy ways to tell if you're an introvert at heart or an extrovert:

1) If you hate it when people start a business conversation with "Hi, how are you" (knowing full well they don't really care), and wish they would just get to the point and tell you why they contacted you, you're probably an introvert.

2) If you find being around people exhausting and being alone gives you more energy, you are definitely an introvert.
 
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iNTP here. my Kuruk (NW CA native) friend told me my spirit animal is a badger. I do love to dig and am not pleasant when backed in a corner, and apparently they are compulsive teachers like me. My PCT trail name was the Lorax, and I bet my namesake cartoon was an INTP badger too.
 
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INTP. Also pretty sure I'm somewhere on the autism spectrum, and that MBTI type seems to correspond with autism fairly often.
 
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INFP-T here.  A lot more extroverted 20+ years ago.
 
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I'm an INFP today. I've taken this test numerous times in different situations and mindset.
Consistently a strong 80%+ Intuitive. Always borderline between thinking-feeling. Trending towards growing stronger on Prospecting. Introvert-extrovert swings wildly and irradically based on immediate attitude towards whatever short-term social situation I find myself in. Routine pushes isolation and introversion, new experiences and discoveries push extroversion.
 
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I don't have an 'apple', but according to the test I am a INFJ-A personality type.

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