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

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I recently retested Meyers-Briggs to determine how it would classify my personality type (I hadn't done this since college). I'm an INTJ, which turns out to be the rarest type, and even more rare among females (less than 1%).

That said, having read the INTJ characteristics, I couldn't help but muse to myself that I probably know quite a few INTJs (or close similar personalities) in the paleosphere; it takes a certain willingness to chuck conventional advice while demanding evidence. I'd wager that the proportion of INTJs is larger in the paleo population.

Just for kicks: What is your Meyers-Briggs personality type? If you haven't ever taken the test, there are lots of Meyers-Briggs type tests available. Here's a reasonably brief one.

And: Do you think your personality helped to adapt your paleo/ish lifestyle, or actually hindered the adaptation?

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on February 06, 2013
at 02:42 PM

This is HILARIOUS. INTJ female here too..

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

(1074)

on February 06, 2013
at 09:30 AM

I'm INFP the "idealist" :P

973c21f7bc31c09d12675c1ba45df153

(145)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:32 PM

Well I just took it again after I got INTJ last month but now I'm ENTP. I have change a lot since then.

973c21f7bc31c09d12675c1ba45df153

(145)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:22 PM

I'm INTJ as well, although I don't post much I was saying today how I get on well with people from Paleo Hacks. :)

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(1981)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:21 PM

Yep, me too. Thx for the link

973c21f7bc31c09d12675c1ba45df153

(145)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:19 PM

INTJ as well :P

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on December 12, 2012
at 08:30 AM

ENFJ here to, bro. but from an online test that seems to be pretty consisitent

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 25, 2012
at 08:27 PM

So true that pic. My ESFP daughter cannot understand me, and hates it. So I laugh at her stupid teenage jokes and take an interest in all her minutely detailed conversations outlining the exciting for her stuff in her day, just so I can maintain a good relationship. Thank goodness for understanding how others see me. I have to put in effort or my family relationships suffer and being 'in' on teenage kids life if a necessity.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 22, 2012
at 03:44 AM

See what I mean? LMAO

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on November 21, 2012
at 08:31 PM

ENTP here too...

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 05:05 PM

not sure where what happened with the "textarea" thing. Oh well.

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I think what the OP was getting at is that people who like chocolate and crave nicotine are low serotonin, not high. I think there would possibly be outliers that like chocolate for different reasons, but I think that those with dopamine deficiencies or resistance might also be a good factor to consider. Serotonin and Dopamine deficiencies often go hand in hand, that is why some of the new anti depressants slow the re-uptake of both of those hormones.

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 04:49 PM

And yet another here!

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on November 21, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Hmmm... another INTJ here!

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 20, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Exactly - we need to recharge by having alone time. I used to be a shy introvert, but learned not to be shy. (Being shy is very debilitating) I used to be scared to speak in front of a group, I learned to do that too. I go crazy with no human interaction, but do not need it nearly a much as an extrovert. After a certain length of time - I need my space. I like crossfit because it is a familiar group of people, and the support and community, it also has a time limit! (very important for an introvert) I hate exercising in the gym alone.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Haha! Apt description! I am an ENFP right on the line between I and E and I see a lot of this in myself :)

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I'm dating an ENTP :)

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:28 PM

My ENTP husband describes it as 'always sharpening the axe, but never cutting the tree down' He's good at reminding me to get on with the job, stop researching!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Introverts aren't shy, anti-social, or anti-community (although some of course might be). We just have a naturally inward-focused and self-reflective approach to life, compared to extroverts who are much more in tune with the outside world. Also, a lot of people on this site aren't Crossfitters..

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(4878)

on November 19, 2012
at 08:38 PM

OMG, you just described my parents' marriage...Dad loved the chocolate and Mom was a natural born card counter and damn good seamstress. There is balance in life and love, isn't there?

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on November 19, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Another INTP here!

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Another INFJ here.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Absolutely agree! INTP FTW

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Lol, that is funny. I love stats and graphs and science. The more the better. Sometimes I get carried away in my seminars, and overwelm those who aren't as interested as I - I need reminding!

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on November 19, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I think the reason paleohacks can sometimes prove so compulsively addictive is because we are all genuinely fascinated/pursuing optimal diet and health via paleo frameworks. When you get a bunch of superanalytical contrarian introverts together on a forum for a topic on which there are already a few major consensus points, it's a recipe for a lot of challenging, engaging discussion. :-D

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 19, 2012
at 07:10 PM

I think the reason paleohacks can sometimes prove so compulsively addictive is because we are all genuinely fascinated/pursuing optimal diet and health via paleo frameworks. When you get a bunch of superanalytical contrarian introverts together on a forum for a topic on which there is already a few major consensus points, it's a recipe for a lot of challenging, engaging discussion. :-D

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

(243)

on November 19, 2012
at 06:47 PM

I'm INTJ too... lol

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on November 19, 2012
at 06:41 PM

That's perfect, lol. I'm INFP too, and dealing with macros, micros, stats and studies makes my brain melt down.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on November 19, 2012
at 06:26 PM

What's the personality type for someone who got bored and stopped taking the test by question 13?

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Word! So true, LOVE sticking it to the man!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Sorry, but I have to disillusion you. People that love chocolate can be iron deficient with liver problems and SIBO. Serotonin people love to count, do embroidery (girls) and wear patterns (plaid shirt). They eat at regular times. People with dopamine get addicted to stuff.

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(3225)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:41 AM

LOL! I'm an INFP, too, and that pretty much describes me, as well.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 18, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Good point on the over thinking/INTx.

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(524)

on November 18, 2012
at 08:37 PM

haha, seems to be so. I'm INTJ female and here I am

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 18, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Everyone on the internet is INTJ, lol.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 18, 2012
at 08:21 PM

Yes, "what paleo is best for us" boundary determination (for me an for my kids) has been my biggest challenge.

A913bf93cf3bb8351481414d1218c441

(170)

on November 18, 2012
at 08:06 PM

"it's all like they're referring to the same book of bullshit." I think I said something quite similar in my high school art class :) INTJ here

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on November 18, 2012
at 11:05 PM

There is an extremely high chance that anyone who is a big presence on internet forums (or World of Warcraft.. among other things) will test as INTx. And almost everyone who sits around on their computer over-thinking things instead of just living life is an iNtuitive. :p

I'm a Jung/MBTI nerd, and I also am a woman who most often tests as INTJ.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 18, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Good point on the over thinking/INTx.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:28 PM

My ENTP husband describes it as 'always sharpening the axe, but never cutting the tree down' He's good at reminding me to get on with the job, stop researching!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I'm dating an ENTP :)

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7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2040)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:02 AM

I'm an INFP, I try to be like you guys and search for hard evidence but I just end up with folders full of half read studies. Often I don't make it through the abstract. What I do enjoy is reading all the responses and questions and generally make up my mind on diet by what I feel is best for me. It gets me into trouble sometimes, hence my adventures in veganism but after a lot of trial and error I've come to an understanding in my own way. But in classic infp fashion I'm still not really sure!

Sorry I must go contemplate the meaning of life now, I hope I didn't offend anyone with my post:)

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:41 AM

LOL! I'm an INFP, too, and that pretty much describes me, as well.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Haha! Apt description! I am an ENFP right on the line between I and E and I see a lot of this in myself :)

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

(1196)

on November 19, 2012
at 06:41 PM

That's perfect, lol. I'm INFP too, and dealing with macros, micros, stats and studies makes my brain melt down.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Lol, that is funny. I love stats and graphs and science. The more the better. Sometimes I get carried away in my seminars, and overwelm those who aren't as interested as I - I need reminding!

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on November 19, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I consistently test INTP, which is the obviously the most badass personality type. Sorry, guys. ;)

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on November 19, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Another INTP here!

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Absolutely agree! INTP FTW

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 04:49 PM

And yet another here!

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0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:07 PM

I'm an INTP, I too have done the long test and the shorter tests - always the same.

I'm a lot like an INTJ, but collect lots of information and find it hard to finish things. I have to make external deadlines for myself to get things done - like schedule a seminar to take - then I have to get into action. I love problem solving, big picture stuff, finding connections, beling flexible with time, cramming and finishing things at the last minute (not as bad as I used to be with this though!)

INTP's are also notorious for losing interest in things just as they get really competant.

The frequently have many career or interest changes. My first training was a nurse second - went to design school - trained as furniture and interior design. Speciallised in furniture Next Post grad in desisn for people with disabilities - wheelchair seating Next went back to school and did 1.5 years at art school Decided I didn't like art Started own business in nutrition - as I'd just got enthusiastic about zone diet. Got a bit tired of Zone diet - went back to university and did post grad to get to degree level in nutrition. somewhere in there my husband and I adopted 2 kids from Russia which had a whole lot more learning and a new interest Fortunately discovered paleo - which spawned a whole new enthusiasm Now teaching paleo and doing post grad nutrition science part time, plus writing my blog and doing a range of nutrition seminars Cant see any change ahead currently

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on November 19, 2012
at 02:46 AM

This is getting freaky... Given that INTJ is one of the rarest personality types, I wasn't expecting to see so many of them here. I'm also an INTJ female.

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on November 19, 2012
at 07:13 AM

INFJ male here. Then again, I'm from Singapore, we have an extremely solid grounding in mathematics and hard sciences education, though I must admit I don't do as much sustained research as I'd like to.

INFJs are also love fighting for causes and sticking it to the man, so all the food-industries-are-making-us-sick suit us just fine. :)

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Word! So true, LOVE sticking it to the man!

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:14 AM

Rather than Myers Briggs I would go for Helen Fisher, my favorite biological anthropologist. She actually explains the personality types from a predominant hormone in your brain.

I am estrogen (passionate) and dopamine (novelty seeker) type. I am INFP (a very weak I, a moderate N and a very strong F).

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on November 18, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Another INTJ female here. I think it's helped paleo adaptation. I'm very logical/scientifically minded, so the whole self-experimentation thing kinda comes naturally. Also, it's an easy choice for me to prioritize my health over socializing with pizza and beer like most college students. I like to plan my meals ahead of time. The only thing is I like having really clear black/white, yes/no rules, so the "sometimes" foods, or compromises I make to eat with others kinda throw me off. So I have "what I eat at home" which is basically whole30/nearly AIP + high quality chocolate, and then "what I eat everywhere else" is gluten/casein/egg/soy-free.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 18, 2012
at 08:21 PM

Yes, "what paleo is best for us" boundary determination (for me an for my kids) has been my biggest challenge.

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5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 05:04 PM

INTP here. " INTPs have little regard for titles and badges, which they often consider to be unjustified. INTPs usually come to distrust authority as hindering the uptake of novel ideas and the search for knowledge. INTPs accept ideas based on merit, rather than tradition or authority. They have little patience for social customs that seem illogical or that obstruct the pursuit of ideas and knowledge. "

from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP

It makes a bunch of sense that I would embrace the concepts of Paleo, and true to form I am one the less dogmatic about it.

The rest of this was pretty much on the mark as well.

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5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

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on November 21, 2012
at 05:05 PM

not sure where what happened with the "textarea" thing. Oh well.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 25, 2012
at 08:27 PM

So true that pic. My ESFP daughter cannot understand me, and hates it. So I laugh at her stupid teenage jokes and take an interest in all her minutely detailed conversations outlining the exciting for her stuff in her day, just so I can maintain a good relationship. Thank goodness for understanding how others see me. I have to put in effort or my family relationships suffer and being 'in' on teenage kids life if a necessity.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:30 PM

Oooh, this is fun (for an INTJ) ;-). Also female.

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on November 19, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I am an INFP - I visited a friend who told me he was doing LCHF and I dumped the carbs that afternoon and have been figuring it out since (almost two months). I feel better generally though at the moment am feeling under the weather. When I need answers I pick my friend's brain. Today he told me about this site. So... here I am to see

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:33 PM

I have a degree in Biological Anthropology and know Neuro Linguistic Programming etc I find Helen Fishes work really fascinating. I have a theory people that love chocolate also love nicotine (Serotonin).

I have tested quite consistently as ENTP/ENTJ and think this INFJ swarm on PaleoHacks does have to do with how people consume/process information.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Sorry, but I have to disillusion you. People that love chocolate can be iron deficient with liver problems and SIBO. Serotonin people love to count, do embroidery (girls) and wear patterns (plaid shirt). They eat at regular times. People with dopamine get addicted to stuff.

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(4878)

on November 19, 2012
at 08:38 PM

OMG, you just described my parents' marriage...Dad loved the chocolate and Mom was a natural born card counter and damn good seamstress. There is balance in life and love, isn't there?

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on November 21, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I think what the OP was getting at is that people who like chocolate and crave nicotine are low serotonin, not high. I think there would possibly be outliers that like chocolate for different reasons, but I think that those with dopamine deficiencies or resistance might also be a good factor to consider. Serotonin and Dopamine deficiencies often go hand in hand, that is why some of the new anti depressants slow the re-uptake of both of those hormones.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on November 21, 2012
at 08:31 PM

ENTP here too...

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on November 19, 2012
at 11:02 AM

I have found my personality type to change over time. I've done this about 3 times and most recently, I've found that I'm more balanced than I used to be, and some things have switched around. I used to be INTJ, but have transformed into ENTJ, with a very balanced E and T, at 1%.

I'm surprised to see so many people with an introverted personality type, considering that Crossfit is based on the idea of community and being around others.

Interesting! Never thought to look at personality types related to paleo.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on November 20, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Exactly - we need to recharge by having alone time. I used to be a shy introvert, but learned not to be shy. (Being shy is very debilitating) I used to be scared to speak in front of a group, I learned to do that too. I go crazy with no human interaction, but do not need it nearly a much as an extrovert. After a certain length of time - I need my space. I like crossfit because it is a familiar group of people, and the support and community, it also has a time limit! (very important for an introvert) I hate exercising in the gym alone.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Introverts aren't shy, anti-social, or anti-community (although some of course might be). We just have a naturally inward-focused and self-reflective approach to life, compared to extroverts who are much more in tune with the outside world. Also, a lot of people on this site aren't Crossfitters..

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on November 18, 2012
at 08:35 PM

INTJ! Good Call.

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(1213)

on November 18, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Mine is also INTJ, and I am also female! I think that the propensity to be very confident in my intellect has helped, in both fields in which I have/almost have a degree (MA in a humanities field and BS in nutrition, respectively). I certainly "know what I know" and do not allow AND (formerly ADA) doctrine to influence my clinical philosophy.

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on November 21, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Hi, INFP here. Nice to be in the company of other intuitives. A little more extroverted these days, moderate N, borderline T/F and unmistakably P. I gotta get tested again to see if these percentages have changed, lol. I think as intuitives, we are more apt to adopt a regimen such as this because we are so unconventional.

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on November 21, 2012
at 12:18 AM

Great question! It's fun seeing where everyone falls.

I am also ENFP but right on the I/E line.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:40 PM

ENFP (right on the I/E line) There seem to be a lot of us and a lot of INTJs here. My husband is an INTJ haha.

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on November 20, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Im an INTJ also....

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on November 19, 2012
at 05:51 PM

INFJ. Yeah, made Paleo easier for sure. As Kotsii mentioned, sticking it to the man is so satisfying. I think it might be why I skew more toward food activism now.

I'm also ultra-interested in the intersections between what we say and what we do, which makes for fascinating people-watching in a dietary framework. I'm interested in the difference between what we think/believe and how we behave, how our philosophies get applied to daily life. I could do this study within any topic really, like politics, sports, or religion, but for some reason Paleo is the spark that captures my attention.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 19, 2012
at 07:10 PM

I think the reason paleohacks can sometimes prove so compulsively addictive is because we are all genuinely fascinated/pursuing optimal diet and health via paleo frameworks. When you get a bunch of superanalytical contrarian introverts together on a forum for a topic on which there is already a few major consensus points, it's a recipe for a lot of challenging, engaging discussion. :-D

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 19, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I think the reason paleohacks can sometimes prove so compulsively addictive is because we are all genuinely fascinated/pursuing optimal diet and health via paleo frameworks. When you get a bunch of superanalytical contrarian introverts together on a forum for a topic on which there are already a few major consensus points, it's a recipe for a lot of challenging, engaging discussion. :-D

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(831)

on November 19, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Another INFJ here.

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on November 18, 2012
at 09:07 PM

ISTJ per your link. I did this in college and pretty sure it was similar, at least the I and J part. Interestingly, the S and T were borderline so I guess I fit in fairly well with the rest of the nerds and geeks here. I believe there was another thread along the same lines here.

ETA: forgot to add that being more thinking/judging over feeling/perception certainly helps in forming and maintaining good habits based on evidence.

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on November 18, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Interesting question! I took the legit 3 hour test at school.

This might be off-tangent: I never really believed in the idea of personality tests but the MBTI results seemed to match my friends' and my own behaviour so well. Plus, I remember the trainer divided the room into two between the Ss and the Is (or was it the Ts and the Fs?) and showed us an abstract art piece. My half of the room had no trouble spotting dancing peanuts and knights. Meanwhile the other half of the room just saw splotches. I was amused by this guy remarking dryly "it's like they're all referring to the same book of bullshit". So anyway, this is a long-winded way of saying I do believe our MBTI type has an impact on our decisions and behaviour!

I'm an ENFJ. Description here: http://www.personalitypage.com/ENFJ.html.

  1. "ENFJ's tend to be more reserved about exposing themselves than other extraverted types. Although they may have strongly-felt beliefs, they're likely to refrain from expressing them." I tend not to be open about my paleo lifestyle in case it makes my companions uncomfortable (stupid I know), for example I generally just say that I want to have meat & veggies for lunch. Thankfully, I do get my way most, if not all, of the time.

  2. "ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and will work hard at maintaining structure and resolving ambiguity." True. I plan my meals and workouts almost obsessively.

  3. "They get excited about possibilities for the future, but may become easily bored and restless with the present." Also true. I'm all geared up about my plans until the time to fulfil them actually comes.

I'd say this can be a good thing though. Reading all the Paleo success stories online - and there are LOADS - always keeps me motivated and excited about staying paleo. In fact, these stories were what made me go paleo in the first place.

A913bf93cf3bb8351481414d1218c441

(170)

on November 18, 2012
at 08:06 PM

"it's all like they're referring to the same book of bullshit." I think I said something quite similar in my high school art class :) INTJ here

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on December 12, 2012
at 08:30 AM

ENFJ here to, bro. but from an online test that seems to be pretty consisitent

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on January 27, 2014
at 08:44 PM

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on January 25, 2014
at 02:39 AM

I'm an ENFP, which means that I'm all about Paleo...this week. ;)

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on January 25, 2014
at 12:29 AM

another ITNJ female here, too! very interesting theory, here.

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on January 24, 2014
at 10:00 PM

So many Ns on here!! I'm an ISFP.. so no :) I'm a very laid back person, but my health does matter to me which is what lead me to paleo

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on January 24, 2014
at 08:28 PM

ISFP here. The respect toward "ancestral wisdom" and the desire for "evidence" that paleo nutrition provides appeals to my Sensing nature.

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on August 20, 2013
at 10:30 AM

I'm an INTJ male.

I think obsession is one of best virtues and worse flaws. We can be very meticulous with our plan execution and not easily tolerate anything less than 'perfection' (whatever that concept really is).

I've found that this stubbornness, obsession, drive and motivation capacity in sticking to plans that make sense for us, the way we get involved in things that can spawn our curiosity, is what has significantly contributed in reaching the goals I'm most proud of.

So, in answer to your question, a motivated INTJ who 'buys' the science, logic and reasoning behind Paleo has a very good chance to stick to it and radically change his/her nutritional approach.

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on August 20, 2013
at 10:27 AM

I alternate between ISTP and INTJ depending on the test. Myers-Briggs typology is to be taken with a grain of salt, though. Brian Dunning who runs the Skeptoid website has a really good analysis of it here: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4221

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on August 20, 2013
at 10:02 AM

ENTP female. Not a very common type in women, apparently

" Following through on the implementation of an idea is usually a chore to the ENTP. For some ENTPs, this results in the habit of never finishing what they start"

The worst part of being ENTP. Queen of unfinished projects

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on August 20, 2013
at 05:47 AM

Yet another INTJ female here.

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on February 06, 2013
at 02:47 PM

INTJ female here too. Engineer by training. Funny, my CrossFit box is full of engineers, accountants, and teachers ... are we all INTJ too, I wonder? Maybe that's why the community thing works so well, lol.

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on February 06, 2013
at 01:02 PM

INTJ female here. I cant say Im a mathamatician or engineer, I am an artist. Though I dont get along with other artists well, I do not relate to their air-headedness and spiritual imaginations. I am a logical thinker, sometimes I piss off friends by questioning their logic insessantly. I Think it has helped transition me to paleo, it wasnt that hard. I was already hunting, fishing and eating bloody raw liver before i heard of this movment.

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on February 06, 2013
at 10:55 AM

INFJ male. Paleo definitely appeals to my sense of injustice at the business model applied to food and the influence of agriculture and big pharma on our health. To me civilisation itself seems to be toxic! I'm hoping paleo is the final stage in a long process of researching nutrition and health and looking for what is optimum. It has definitely been something of an obsessed pursuit at times.

I've jumped around careers as well, from criminology and philosophy to psychotherapy and teaching. My next jump after teaching English in Asia is going to be retraining in biomedical science. I just want to keep learning new things :)

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on February 06, 2013
at 08:57 AM

INFJ with a borderline I/E tendency. No effect on adaptation to Paleo. Although...I don't care much for things like clubs and bars, so...made it easier?

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on February 06, 2013
at 08:44 AM

I have taken these tests several times over the years and usually test as an INTJ (I am female). I have always tested as an introvert and thinking, but have tested as sensing and/or perceiving once or twice. This is what I got this time:

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)

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on February 05, 2013
at 06:36 PM

I'm an ENTP/ENFP. Leaning more towards ENFP at the mo'.

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on November 18, 2012
at 08:28 PM

MBTI is junk "science." There's too much of junk like that here already, but just for kicks: INTP here.

I'm also a Capricorn.

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