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Re^2: My Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is ...

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Apr 08, 2010 at 04:40 UTC ( #833435=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I and N are both unlikely in the general population. (1/4 for each.) Both are strongly selected for in computer programming. Programming also selects for T over F, but T is not rare in the general population. Therefore INT? is over-represented in programming.

As an extrovert I'm painfully aware of how my personality and profession don't always get along...

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Re^3: My Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is ...
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Apr 24, 2010 at 20:10 UTC

    You are ENTP, I wager?

    FWIW, the statistics I saw indicated that I/E is nearly evenly split as well, and that only the S/N axis shows a significant skew (at 3:1, as you said).

    There is also an interesting nature/nurture question posed by the data in that T/F is only evenly split overall, whereas if you break it down by gender you get a 3:2 split on both sides – in favour of T for men while in favour of F for women.

    (I also have to note here that the names “Thinking” and “Feeling” are very misleading. This axis not about thoughts vs emotions, it’s about one’s rational decision-making priority – objectivity vs values. In Socionics, which is similar to MBTI but not identical, that axis is termed “Logic” vs “Ethics”.)

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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