View Poll Results: What is Your Type?

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  • Artisan - ISFP, ISTP, ESFP, ESTP

    6 7.23%
  • Guardian - ISTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ, ESTJ

    12 14.46%
  • Idealist - ENFP, INFJ, INFP, ENFJ

    23 27.71%
  • Rational - INTP, ENTJ, ENTP, INTJ

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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Considering we're supposedly only 1% of the population, there sure are a lot of us on this thread!!!
    There's 3. DiAnna, Smoke & Mirrors and Serenity. So this is where you've all been hiding. I guess I was just looking in all the wrong places. And your type really is very rare.

    I am ENTP and my natural match is INTJ or INFJ. And I think the female INTJ is just a myth.

    It took me decades to find my INFJ match and when I finally did I popped the question before the month was over.

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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    I am a textbook ISTP (the Mechanic).

    Its a fairly rare personality type. I haven't read through the entire thread so I am not sure who else on here is one.

    This describes me almost perfectly: https://www.personalitypage.com/ISTP.html I am definitely good logical analysis and technical skill (work in IT), I am great in a crisis, have a hard time expressing my feelings, not much of a rule follower, an endurance athlete and big into fairly extreme sports, never had a "gut feeling" about anything, I make few judgments based on personal values, not much for laying around and always needing to be up doing something.

    The Strengths and Weakness Section for ISTPs describes me well:

    ISTP Strengths

    Good listeners
    Usually self-confident
    Generally optimistic and fun to be with
    Practical and realistic, they handle daily concerns
    Are not threatened by conflict or criticism
    Able to leave a relationship with relative ease once it is over
    Able to administer punishment, although they're not interested in doing so
    Likely to respect other's needs for space and privacy

    ISTP Weaknesses

    Living entirely in the present
    Not naturally good at expressing feelings and emotions
    Not tuned in to what others are feeling, they may be insensitive at times
    Tendency to be overly private and hold back part of themselves
    Need a lot of personal space, which they don't like to have invaded
    They thrive on action and excitement, and may stir things up to create it

    Famous People With ISTP Personalities

    A number of famous individuals have been described as having an ISTP personality based on analysis of their lives, works and behaviors. Some of the possible famous ISTPs include:

    Tom Cruise, actor
    Keith Richards, musician
    James Dean, actor
    Clint Eastwood, actor
    Zachary Taylor, U.S. President
    Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force officer
    Alan Shepherd, astronaut
    Amelia Earhart, aviator
    Frida Kahlo, artist
    Tiger Woods, golfer
    A few fictional characters that fit in with the description of the ISTP personality type include:

    Hans Solo, Star Wars
    Butch Coolidge, Pulp Fiction
    Blondie, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Wolverine, X-Men
    Jason Bourne, The Bourne Identity
    Maggie Fitzgerald, Million Dollar Baby

    My wife is an ISFJ (the nurturer). Our two types together complement each other well as parents.
    Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 02-03-14 at 01:17 AM.
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    It would be interesting to see what personality types corresponded to what ideologies on this forum. For example, I would imagine that most ISTPs are Moderates or Liberals (with libertarian leanings) and most ISTJs and INTJs are fairly Conservative. I also know that certain personality types are much more likely to be religious than others.
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It would be interesting to see what personality types corresponded to what ideologies on this forum. For example, I would imagine that most ISTPs are Moderates or Liberals (with libertarian leanings) and most ISTJs and INTJs are fairly Conservative. I also know that certain personality types are much more likely to be religious than others.
    Interestingly, we INTJs actually seem to swing to both sides of the spectrum. We simply do so at extremes a lot of the time.

    Karl Marx and Ayn Rand, for instance, were both INTJs.

    We seem to account for a lot of the "angrier" variety of philosophers in general, as a matter of fact. Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Luther, and Christopher Hitchens were all INTJs to name just a few.

    A certain degree of curmudgeonly radicalism simply seems to come with the territory.
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Kind of funny how that works, isn't it?
    It's uncanny. There has been a lot of research on the subject and I think it's completely valid. But it still surprises me how accurate it can be.

    For example;


    ENTP Inventor | Oddly Developed Types

    This is spot on regrding my leadership style.

    Keirsey (1998) has note that ENTPs (indeed, all NTPs) do not tend to give orders, i.e. "Do this," "Go here," or "Do not do this." Rather, they provide suggestions, information, or advice to those under their command. "It would be a good idea to do this because..." or "We need to get this done..." and "It's not a good idea to..." For this reason, Keirsey called the NTPs the Role Informatives.
    "We need to get this done" sure does ring a bell. That's what I always say when the guys are slacking off a bit. Instead of saying "Get back to work", I'll say "C'mon guys, we need to get this done".

    In general, ENTPs would rather tell people what to do than how to do it. This may be frustrating for types who like clear, detailed instructions.

    Many ENTPs have voiced the sentiment, "I lead because I don't like to follow."
    I'm not a bossy boss. I'm easy going. I maintain my authority on a jobsite via my crews' respect for my knowledge and skill rather than by being a tyrant. I only bark out orders when it's absolutely necessary and when I assign someone a task I tend to let them do it whatever way they are comfortable doing it. Like the article says, I prefer to advise rather than order people around. As long as they get it done in a timely manner and the results are acceptable I don't really care about the methods they use to do it. The only exception being that if I see someone doing something unsafe I'll immediately stop everything and call everyone together for a safety meeting.

    An underling's ability to follow directions really isn't that high on my priority list like it is with most people in leadership positions in this business because quite frankly I'm not going to give them a lot of directions. If I have to micromanage someone all the time it will frustrate and irritate the hell out of me and I'm afraid I might bash them with a hammer or run them over with a backhoe or something. And I don't want to go to prison so I simply can't use them.

    The Lie Detector Type

    One study found that the more like an ENTP a person is, the better they are at detecting lies (Sanchez, 2011). As Extraverts, ENTPs focus their attention on other people. As Intuitives, they notice patterns, which researchers have noted is correlated with a higher abillity to pick up on falsehoods. As Thinkers, ENTPs test how self consistent information is rather than relying on the emotional content of a message. As Perceivers, ENTPs will keep their hypotheses about truth-falsehood open longer than a Judger, allowing them to take in the maximum amount of information before settling on a decision. All of these factors, suggests Sanchez, explain why ENTPs are so good at human true or false questions.
    I am notorious for that and have been called a human lie detector by several people. My kids always hated that about me.

    My employer recognized this ability years ago and takes advantage of it by having me either do the job interviews myself or at least sit in while someone else does the interview. For example, if we need to hire a carpenter the lead carpenter will do the interview to judge whether they will be compatible with his crew and I'll sit in to advise him on whether or not I think the prospective employee is being truthful. If I suspect that they're not being truthful about something I'll cut in and start grilling them to get to the bottom of the matter. When someone lies at an interview while I'm there, they're in for a very uncomfortable experience and will often keep looking at the door like they want to escape.

    You'd be surprised at how many people lie at job interviews. They lie about their skills, their criminal record, their employment history, whether they've stolen from an employer in the past, etc, etc.

    One of my favorite things to do at an interview is pick up the phone and say "If I call your former employer right now, what do you think they're going to tell me about you?" and see whether they'll answer that question truthfully or not. Or if they try to avoid the question altogether.

    I think that's why I like watching C-SPAN so much. It's like a comedy channel to me. It cracks me up when I hear politicians tell all those ridiculous lies.

    But this special ability can also be a curse because I hate being lied to and practically everybody is a ****ing liar. When I was a teenager that made me resent people a lot. But as I matured I realized that you can't go through life hating everybody and you can tell just as much or even more about a person by the lies they tell as you can by the sincere things they say.

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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Interestingly, we INTJs actually seem to swing to both sides of the spectrum. We simply do so at extremes a lot of the time.

    Karl Marx and Ayn Rand, for instance, were both INTJs.

    We seem to account for a lot of the "angrier" variety of philosophers in general, as a matter of fact. Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Luther, and Christopher Hitchens were all INTJs to name just a few.

    A certain degree of curmudgeonly radicalism simply seems to come with the territory.
    That makes a lot of sense. The few INTJs I have known have been very conservative, but I could see where INTJs would be very whatever they are. I doubt there are many INTJ moderates out there. The INTJs I have known were very religious, but it was much more about doctrine and scriptural knowledge with them than spiritualism.

    My wife is an INFJ which is statistically the most likely to be religious, while my type ISTP is statistically the least likely to be religious. It really is interesting how much a person's personality type explains about them. I know with me, I have never seen any point to philosophy at all other than naturalism. The world to me is just this physical place, governed by physical laws, where there is ultimately a fully rational and logical explanation for everything. I sometimes am envious of people that can see spiritual dynamics to the world around them. My type has a disproportionate number of endurance athletes and thrill junkies in it. I regularly run 40 to 60 miles a week, and when its not bitterly cold ride a 100 miles a week or more (and strength train on top of it all), its just a compulsion with me. There is just something in me that wants to push myself all the time like that.

    That all said, supposedly an ISTP and an INTJ have similar thought processes. They are both types that do well in science / technical fields with INTJs being good at theoretical science while ISTPs being good at applied science.
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It would be interesting to see what personality types corresponded to what ideologies on this forum. For example, I would imagine that most ISTPs are Moderates or Liberals (with libertarian leanings) and most ISTJs and INTJs are fairly Conservative. I also know that certain personality types are much more likely to be religious than others.
    I'm an ENFP, and I don't have a particular lean, as I can lean one way or another depending upon the issue. I could never understand how a person can agree with every platform that his/her party supports anyway.

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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    An unexplainable from writing alone one. That is my personality!
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'm an ENFP, and I don't have a particular lean, as I can lean one way or another depending upon the issue. I could never understand how a person can agree with every platform that his/her party supports anyway.
    I am largely the same way, I don't understand how anyone could be extreme in any of their beliefs, but some people of course are.
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    Re: What's Your Personality?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am largely the same way, I don't understand how anyone could be extreme in any of their beliefs, but some people of course are.
    Define "extreme."

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