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Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

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At two points in my life, such as between undergrad and grad, I've taken the Myers-Briggs Personality type test.

Mine came in both times as ESTJ (that's extrovert - sensing - thinking - judging)

It is the classic profile of someone who is traditional, just-the-facts, analyzes everything, and in a management-type job. It is also the personality profile of 16% of the male population. I've seen my chart and I only slightly tilt toward extrovert, as I can be introverted at times.

The polar opposite would be INFP (introvert - intuitive - feeling - perceiving) - this type of person would probably drive me nuts and I've had a couple of people of INFP types work for me who were highly conceptual, but didn't have any aptitude for details or carrying through.

There are all kinds of blends of these factors. There are therefore 16 types in all. They actually say the ENTJ becomes the leader, whereas the ESTJ (me) becomes the manager because we are more apt to chase down the details, and that somewhat pisses me off.

What is your personality profile, per Myers-Briggs, if you have taken this test?

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INTJ at an off-site retreat in '96 where 4 other campers went missing and were never accounted for.

Oh, to be Jung and in love.

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I've taken it twice, once scored an ISTJ, once an INTJ. I'd say the INTJ description best fits me, but on both tests, the sensing-intuition dimension is the one that I'm the most balanced on.

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I forget. I'm sure that says something about me.

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I'm an ESTP, but my S-N is the least pronounced. I definitely think I am a little bit more sensing than intuitive, but I do have a really good intuition about myself, so I guess I'm well-rounded?

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DICK

That sums up my personality nicely. :P

Yes. It does. :smilewide:

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:mind-blowing: This was way too much Fun. So Now I know why I ended up taking my hobby and working as a software engineer. :D

Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator Test Link

Your Type is

ENTJ

Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

33 38 38 78

Strength of the preferences %

Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition it is marshaling or situational organizing role that reaches the highest development in the Fieldmarshal. As this kind of role is practiced some contingency organizing is necessary, so that the second suit of the Fieldmarshal's intellect is devising contingency plans. Structural and functional engineering, though practiced in some degree in the course of organizational operations, tend to be not nearly as well developed and are soon outstripped by the rapidly growing skills in organizing. But it must be said that any kind of strategic exercise tends to bring added strength to engineering as well as organizing skills.

Hardly more than two percent of the total population, Fieldmarshals are bound to lead others, and from an early age they can be observed taking command of groups. In some cases, they simply find themselves in charge of groups, and are mystified as to how this happened. But the reason is that they have a strong natural urge to give structure and direction wherever they are - to harness people in the field and to direct them to achieve distant goals. They resemble Supervisors in their tendency to establish plans for a task, enterprise, or organization, but Fieldmarshals search more for policy and goals than for regulations and procedures.

They cannot not build organizations, and cannot not push to implement their goals. When in charge of an organization, whether in the military, business, education, or government, Fieldmarshals more than any other type desire (and generally have the ability) to visualize where the organization is going, and they seem able to communicate that vision to others. Their organizational and coordinating skills tends to be highly developed, which means that they are likely to be good at systematizing, ordering priorities, generalizing, summarizing, at marshaling evidence, and at demonstrating their ideas. Their ability to organize, however, may be more highly developed than their ability to analyze, and the Fieldmarshal leader may need to turn to an Inventor or Architect to provide this kind of input.

Fieldmarshals will usually rise to positions of responsibility and enjoy being executives. They are tireless in their devotion to their jobs and can easily block out other areas of life for the sake of their work. Superb administrators in any field - medicine, law, business, education, government, the military - Fieldmarshals organize their units into smooth-functioning systems, planning in advance, keeping both short-term and long-range objectives well in mind. For the Fieldmarshal, there must always be a goal-directed reason for doing anything, and people's feelings usually are not sufficient reason. They prefer decisions to be based on impersonal data, want to work from well thought-out plans, like to use engineered operations - and they expect others to follow suit. They are ever intent on reducing bureaucratic red tape, task redundancy, and aimless confusion in the workplace, and they are willing to dismiss employees who cannot get with the program and increase their efficiency. Although Fieldmarshals are tolerant of established procedures, they can and will abandon any procedure when it can be shown to be ineffective in accomplishing its goal. Fieldmarshals root out and reject ineffectiveness and inefficiency, and are impatient with repetition of error.

Hillary Clinton, Napoleon, Margret Thatcher, Carl Sagan, Bill Gates, Golda Meir, Edward Teller, George Benard Shaw, and General George C. Marshall are examples of Rational Fieldmarshals.

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Your Type is

ENTJ

Yours is the best type for the "Big Cheese" state in life.

Ha ha...heavy on the J...a judgmental bas***d like me!

The only person on the list that REALLY annoys me is Hillary...you know she needs some jumbo-sized batteries. :lol:

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Your Type is

ENTJ

Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

Strength of the preferences %

56 88 1 67

Same as DFELT, and I am also a software engineer. Interesting...

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I have taken this test on a couple prior occasions...I just took it again and scored INTJ, which seems familiar...In fact, I believe I have scored that each time. The description fits me very well, but I don't go by tests to direct my life. It does help to offer a bit of insight, though.

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The description fits me very well, but I don't go by tests to direct my life.

My occupation/schooling is definitely not ESTJ. It's an I-ish kind of job. Still, I like it and wouldn't be happy in most of the classic ESTJ jobs...things like bankers, consultants, and all that.

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ISTJ w/e that means...

all i know is i'm the first to make the decision and it was the right decision!

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ENFJ

And I'm not in bad company! Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Clara Barton (Founder of the American Red Cross), Ronald Reagan are famous people of my particular type. Happy to see Presidents Clinton and Reagan there. :)

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Yours is the best type for the "Big Cheese" state in life.

Ha ha...heavy on the J...a judgmental bas***d like me!

The only person on the list that REALLY annoys me is Hillary...you know she needs some jumbo-sized batteries. :lol:

Like Bill Clinton, i would have taken the BJ from monica too over Hillary doing it to me. In regards to her ability to work, I do respect them as they are well educated thinkers. It does not mean they always do the right thing but IMO they have done better than Shrub did for this country.

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Your Type is

ENTJ

Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

Strength of the preferences %

56 88 1 67

Same as DFELT, and I am also a software engineer. Interesting...

Interesting as I remember visiting my old High school and talking about career paths in the late 80's and I mentioned about that little software company in my backyard called Microsoft. Many students laughed, made fun and even some of the people I graduated with also made remarks about my choice of career. Course then into the 90's and I finally go to one of my highschool reunions and listen to a nuch of the people talk about how great it is to work for Microsoft and yet these were the same idiots who made fun of my choice before it was cool to be a nerd.

Just chalk it up to being on the bleeding edge of society. At least it has been a very interesting journey. :D

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Like Bill Clinton, i would have taken the BJ from monica too over Hillary

Monica's weight ebbs and flows...she is probably a fatty hiding out somewhere.

What's her Myers Briggs?

I-S-B-J ?

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Monica's weight ebbs and flows...she is probably a fatty hiding out somewhere.

What's her Myers Briggs?

I-S-B-J ?

Actually Monica has a clothing line and purse line that is selling and she went in 2006 to England to work on her masters. She has actually become very successfull on her own.

Lately she did a boat cruise and here are more current pics of her. Not bad looking but has put some weight on. Keep in mind that her mouth could suck all including the balls in one shot I am sure. Another Julie Roberts type with that toothy smile, but would anyone pass on a free offer from her?

Monica Lewinsky Cruise photos

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Former President might have his own personality - BUSH

Where can the test be taken?

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Former President might have his own personality - BUSH

Where can the test be taken?

Back on the first page I included the link to the test in my post. Go there and you can take it.

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The percentages I favor my INTJ-ness, according to the test dfelt linked to:

Introverted--100

Intuitive--50

Thinking--25

Judging--33

No real surprise there. I'm a hardcore introvert.

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