Myers-Briggs Personality Types

Mine is INTP with a risk attitude of 76% and risk type of Inspired-45%/ Adventure-32%.


Taking this test several years ago helped me understand why I was so unhappy stuck in my “cube” all day and encouraged me go back to school for a new career more suited to my personality…

"Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs. "

I find these tests to be very general, but it is always interesting to see what the results are…I’m impulsive that way.


That was interesting.


Used to be INTJ a while back, now it seems


[quote]Midwest_Man wrote:
Do you know the basis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Do you know who Myers and Briggs were or their qualifications to create such a test? Or are you just another victim of the Forer effect because your MBTI type sounds just like you?

Check out this link to learn the answers:

I do business consulting and facilitation and I refer to Myers-Briggs as “astrology for business.” A lot of consultants and facilitators sell MBTI testing to their customers - my conscience won’t let me.

It’s a shame that Myers-Briggs is better known than Bertram Forer. Kind of like how Dr Phil is better known as a “fitness expert” than any of the T-Nation staff/writers.[/quote]

This is on par with what two of my profs were saying a few weeks back. I’m only repeating what they said, but (put politely) it has limited support empirically and is a poor predictor of behaviour at work.

Out of curiosity, what do you think of the “Big Five” dimensions? It seems to make more sense to me (the guy who’s only basing this on two of his business courses and some cramming he did for a project on the matter). From what I found, it’s far better supported than the Myers-Briggs model.


The more people with whom you speak, the better you feel: NO.

(Is that the Estrogen test question ?)

These quiet, no-nonsense Guardians have a distaste for and distrust of fanciness in speech, dress, and living space. Their words tend to be simple and down-to-earth, not showy or high-flown; their clothes are often homespun and conservative rather than of the latest fashion; and their home and work environments are usually neat, orderly, and traditional, rather than up-to-date or luxurious. In their choice of personal property (cars, furnishings, jewelry, and so on) price and durability are just as important as comfort or appearance. Classics, antiques, and heirlooms are especially valued, having achieved a certain time-honored status?Inspectors prefer the old-fashioned to the newfangled every time. Even on vacation, Inspectors tend not to be attracted by exotic foods, beverages, or locales.




ENFJ - a teacher apparently. I am going to sew leather patches onto my jacket immediately.

INFP…tested the same 20 years ago

Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the United States Population


INFJ The description is pretty damn close to how I see me. Interesting.


[quote]Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition, it is the contingency planning or entailment organizing role that reaches the highest development in Masterminds. Entailing or contingency planning is not an informative activity, rather it is a directive one in which the planner tells others what to do and in what order to do it. As the organizing capabilities the Masterminds increase so does their inclination to take charge of whatever is going on.

It is in their abilities that Masterminds differ from the other Rationals, while in most of their attitudes they are just like the others. However there is one attitude that sets them apart from other Rationals: they tend to be much more self-confident than the rest, having, for obscure reasons, developed a very strong will. They are rather rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population. Being very judicious, decisions come naturally to them; indeed, they can hardly rest until they have things settled, decided, and set. They are the people who are able to formulate coherent and comprehensive contingency plans, hence contingency organizers or “entailers.”

Masterminds will adopt ideas only if they are useful, which is to say if they work efficiently toward accomplishing the Mastermind’s well-defined goals. Natural leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command of projects or groups, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once in charge, however, Masterminds are the supreme pragmatists, seeing reality as a crucible for refining their strategies for goal-directed action. In a sense, Masterminds approach reality as they would a giant chess board, always seeking strategies that have a high payoff, and always devising contingency plans in case of error or adversity. To the Mastermind, organizational structure and operational procedures are never arbitrary, never set in concrete, but are quite malleable and can be changed, improved, streamlined. In their drive for efficient action, Masterminds are the most open-minded of all the types. No idea is too far-fetched to be entertained-if it is useful. Masterminds are natural brainstormers, always open to new concepts and, in fact, aggressively seeking them. They are also alert to the consequences of applying new ideas or positions. Theories which cannot be made to work are quickly discarded by the Masterminds. On the other hand, Masterminds can be quite ruthless in implementing effective ideas, seldom counting personal cost in terms of time and energy.

Interesting. Only 1%?

Moderately expressed ISTJ.

They are a bit like horoscopes, I agree. Things like being a good citizen and loyalty to friends fit me pretty well. Other parts about working hard or having an immaculately maintained home had me shaking my head “no”.

As an aside, I’d like to pat myself on the back for making my first purchase at the T-Nation store last night. Low-Carb Grow!, can’t wait!

Also, I’d like to refer everyone to Bittabit’s avatar on the first page of this thread. It’s nice, I like it.


But I don’t care about the I or J; it’s the NT that makes me who I am. (My wife’s an INTJ; thank god we’re both NTs: it makes discussion/decision-making MUCH easier in a marriage!)

[Edited because I unthinkingly reversed my and my wife’s scores. And may I say I find it hard to believe that so many of the people here come across as Introverted.]

INFP - Never taken one of these before. I’m in 1% of the population. Wonder if this T-Nation survey will reflect that?


INTJ - Life’s Independent Thinkers. It makes sense, seeing that I am a scientist.