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What's your MBTI personality type?

Commented on February 14, 2014
Created February 06, 2014 at 5:06 AM

I'm curious what "type" of people are active on paleohacks. The only other forum I've been seriously active on was based on personality type. That was when I was much, much younger.

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on February 14, 2014
at 09:21 PM

I like ENTP's I'm an INTP and together we can rule the world!

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on February 10, 2014
at 07:38 PM

haha that means your ancestors did the nasty with neanderthals. Well, more likely that neanderthals abducted your great-great-500-times grandmother and copulated with her, and she later escaped back to her own tribe who raised the half-neanderthal child as one of their own. It's kind of a cool thought actually, though some will compare it with bestiality or something. Seeing as they were literally divergent species (two closely related groups descending from a recent shared ancestor) it's really just a re-mix of diverging gene pools, and any beneficial mix up would be passed on.

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on February 07, 2014
at 06:52 AM

reminded me of this question from some time back;

What proportions of Meyers-Briggs types exist in the paleosphere? Did your personality type help or hinder your adapation of a paleo/ish lifestyle?

(as i write) that Q has currently accrued 38 answers & boatloads of comments

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on February 06, 2014
at 06:25 PM

I feel for 'ya man, I don't like to fit into any mold either. None the less, the MBTI system is very robust and you will tend to fit one of the profiles at any given time. The tendency to regularly shift from one to another is not uncommon. Personally, I find I almost always fit very nicely into the INTP pigeonhole, whether I like it or not. And sometimes it can be a real pain in the ass being an INTP, especially when it comes to people skills and organizational skills.

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on February 06, 2014
at 12:26 PM

Same for me :)

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on February 13, 2014
at 10:56 PM

ENTP

I have to say all the descriptions I've read on ENTPs are pretty accurate lol. There's not many of us but we're pretty distinct to say the least.

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on February 14, 2014
at 09:21 PM

I like ENTP's I'm an INTP and together we can rule the world!

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on February 07, 2014
at 06:42 AM

Yes, very widely distributed so far - as I said I am ENFJ.

There may be links between those who cannot stop eating sugar once they start and their personality type and their genes I really mean as studies show the genetic link - lower seratonin levels, brain lights up more once it feels the sugar hit etc and links between that and propensity for depression too so those links would interest me more and I think be more scientifically likely than links to the Myers Briggs test results.

The other interesting research I saw the other way in the UK was a link to Neanderthal genes and addiction. I have reddish hair and freckles and very white skin. Those with my characteristics are more likely to be nearer 5% Neanderthal genes than other whites where 2.5% is more typical (and in Africans none). I would like to see more studies on that. They did find good things too from the mixing of homo sapiens and neanderthals too - not all bad.

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on February 10, 2014
at 07:38 PM

haha that means your ancestors did the nasty with neanderthals. Well, more likely that neanderthals abducted your great-great-500-times grandmother and copulated with her, and she later escaped back to her own tribe who raised the half-neanderthal child as one of their own. It's kind of a cool thought actually, though some will compare it with bestiality or something. Seeing as they were literally divergent species (two closely related groups descending from a recent shared ancestor) it's really just a re-mix of diverging gene pools, and any beneficial mix up would be passed on.

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on February 06, 2014
at 07:19 PM

I'm an ISTJ and it sounds pretty close.

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on February 06, 2014
at 04:58 PM

I'm an INFP. Studies show that the INFP's spend more time on the internet than other types. Don't know that that's a good thing.

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on February 06, 2014
at 04:56 PM

BSIG - I am none of the things on that chart, maybe have a few traits cherry picked. I am a bs'er in general - Chameleon-like I can change with the wind. I don't fit into any mold.

I suspect that many of us exist.

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on February 06, 2014
at 06:25 PM

I feel for 'ya man, I don't like to fit into any mold either. None the less, the MBTI system is very robust and you will tend to fit one of the profiles at any given time. The tendency to regularly shift from one to another is not uncommon. Personally, I find I almost always fit very nicely into the INTP pigeonhole, whether I like it or not. And sometimes it can be a real pain in the ass being an INTP, especially when it comes to people skills and organizational skills.

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on February 06, 2014
at 04:49 PM

Interesting. Very widely distributed so far but we need more data points. I'm an INTP. Any other takers?

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on February 06, 2014
at 11:11 AM

ENFJ

It is very accurate.

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on February 06, 2014
at 07:35 AM

I'm an ISTP, based on this chart:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/MyersBriggsTypes.png

Sounds about right.

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on February 06, 2014
at 07:21 AM

I'm an INFP: http://www.personalitypage.com/INFP.html

The description actually describes me 100%.

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on February 06, 2014
at 12:26 PM

Same for me :)

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