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Neurotype Test: 1A, 2B Are Equal


#1

I’m having trouble uploading the image of my results so I will type them out.

Type 1 A
59
26
19
104

Type 1B
10
24
-4
30

Type 2A
0
22
5
27

Type 2B
54
24
26
104

Type 3
33
32
33
98

I’m actually really surprised by the results of this test. I thought for sure I was a 2A prior to taking the test. The thing I’m confused about is that my results are pretty much equal for 1A and 2B and then Type 3 is super close and very even across the board. What can you infer about these results?

Personality wise I am 90% 1A based upon your description but I definitely resonate much more with the lifting protocol for 2B. I don’t respond well at all to low rep strength work and I’ve never really done any explosive work. I was a cross country runner for years, not a sprinter, and never really did much dynamic explosive types of sports. I seem to make my best gains with higher rep pump work, high volume, high speed workouts but I burn out in 2 weeks unless I pace myself with an accumulation phase and intensification phase and then I can go 4 weeks tops.

As a random side note that might be helpful, and might speak to my nervous system. I’m 5’8, 158lbs currently. It’s taken a lot of dedication and work to even get to that weight btw. A few weeks ago I did a 200lb, 20 rep breathing squat. Yet my max is only about 230ish. It’s like I can recover very quickly and the 20 reps were just 20 singles with a little break in between. I’m not sure if that helps at all.

Thanks for any insight.


#2

That is very similar to my results, pretty much high for 1A, 2B and 3, and low for 1B, but I am higher in 2A answers too. I suspect your results are still an indicator of type 2A, but interested to see what CT says.

Without starting another thread, I was hoping CT could tell me what it means when a 2A has a low score for 1B and high in 3 (basically high in everything but 1B but particularly what are the implications of having a high type 3 score?


#3

Thanks for the response.

I was looking back on the thread with Ierazo and CT from a while back and I’m wondering if it was a similar scenario that CT said at the end about himself. That he thought he was a 2A but is bad at knowing himself and later realized he’s more of a 2b.
I find this trait to be true. I don’t think I read myself very well. My wife will often say “You don’t even know what you like”. I will think I won’t like something like a new food, a trip, clothes, a new netflix show etc. and then we go somewhere or order something, or watch something and more often than not I like it.


#4

Actually my call would be 2A for the reason that you have 3 scores that are virtually equal (1A, 2B ,3) which indicates in90% of the time a 2A. It bascially shows a moderate level of dopamine and adrenaline sensitivity, fairly high glutamate, low GABA and moderate serotonin.


#5

So my initial instincts were correct. I really appreciate the clarification!