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Would anyone like to be part of my personality type social experiment?

Asked by aanuszek1 (2280 points ) December 26th, 2009

After asking this question, I began to think. I asked myself, “Self, do the people who make up fluther all share a common personality type? If so, is this common personality type the cause for fights and arguments on fluther? Are peoples personality types to blame for their intolerance to new ideas?”

So, I have decided to conduct a little experiment. I’m asking Fluther users to take a personality test and then report their results back to me. I’m mainly interested in the four letter name. For example, I am an ENTJ.

This is nothing serious, but I’m just a curious person.

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smashbox's avatar

oh sounds fun, going now to take it.

DominicX's avatar

I’ve taken those tests before and I always get ENTP.

I have gotten ENFP before, though, it’s close on those sometimes, but more often than not, I get ENTP.

delirium's avatar

INFP, and there’s an old question where we all answered this, if you want more data.

aanuszek1's avatar

Ah, research! ENTJ’s “enthusiasm for verbal debates can make them appear argumentative”.

casheroo's avatar

sure, let me take the test!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I don’t see where it gives you the 4 letters, just the descriptive name of the personality type.

delirium's avatar

I vaguely recall a large # of INTJ and INFP.

smashbox's avatar

I’m a laid back doer. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.
Those careers don’t sound to keen to me.

aanuszek1's avatar

@Dr_Dredd: There are four bars at the bottom of the results page and those are the letters that I’m looking for.
@delirium: I keep searching for the question but I can’t find it. Could you provide a link?

delirium's avatar

I wish that I could, but I am on my iPhone at the moment.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

An “energetic doer”? Meh. I disagree. I hate tests like these. I didn’t see any letters.

casheroo's avatar

It just says I’m a “laid back doer” but no specific letters.

Grisaille's avatar

“Determined Realist.”

Didn’t get an acronym, unless we’re just using how close the far end of whatever spectrum.

In that case, I’m an ESTJ – though just barely, as I’m quite in the middle with regards to certain traits.

P.S. This is bullshit.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I’m an INTJ (independent thinker). According to the Wikipedia article I just read, so is Dan Aykroyd!

aanuszek1's avatar

The site does not tell you letters. Near the bottom of the page should be four lines, whichever the tick is closer to, that is your letter. For example, “Sensitive Doer” would be ISFP.

jonsblond's avatar

Harmony-seeking Idealist haha…I like

INFJ

delirium's avatar

Ps. I suggest looking up types. There aren’t that many reasons to write “ISTP” that I can think of.

gailcalled's avatar

Reliable realist. These questionnaires are always loaded..I could have predicted the results.

faye's avatar

EIFJ Engaged Idealist – so I must have answered wrong somewhere!! They said I would be good at leading group discussions! I am a participater! And they didn’t list nursing as a profession for me. This is Meyers-Briggs right? I did a course in it and have the booklet somewhere!

CaptainHarley's avatar

EITP – Your personality type: “Groundbreaking Thinker”

Creative, resourceful and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues and may be into ‘one-up-manship’. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

Arisztid's avatar

ISTJ

Your personality type: “Reliable Realist”

Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.

bennett's avatar

“Harmony-seeking Idealist”

Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

dpworkin's avatar

Most of these trait analysis metrics are not very valuable. They have perhaps marginally more meaning than a horoscope, but except for Jung’s work (also flawed) not much more.

bennett's avatar

@pdworkin Are you familiar with one that is more valuable? I find them to be really interesting.

dpworkin's avatar

The Meyers-Briggs inventory is based on Jungian theory, and is still somewhat widely administered, but it is not a self-scoring quiz on the internet (although there are many sites which claim to be based on it.) It is an extensive evaluation that must be administered and scored by a trained operator.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

ISTJ and one ot the suggested career fields (Mechanical Enginner) is my educational background. I have read though that this type of test is unreliable with people in the autism spectrum (Aspergers Syndrome), but it seems to be a pretty close fit. This test is probably better than the “enneagram” thing that seems more like a horoscope. I’ve taken this test several times before and always come up with the same result, ISTJ.

Mrgelastic's avatar

EIFP a spontaneous idealist.

laureth's avatar

I’ve come out as ISTJ for years.

Macaulay's avatar

EIFP; spontaneous idealist.

Open_Your_Mind's avatar

These are the results I received;

Engaged Idealist:

Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

Careers that could fit include:

Teachers, consultants, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, clergy, sales representatives, human resources, managers, events coordinators, politicians, diplomats, writers, actors, designers, homemakers, musicians, religious workers.

troubleinharlem's avatar

Oh. I already know mine. I’m ENFP.

SABOTEUR's avatar

ISTP

Your personality type: “Individualistic Doer”

Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who they live for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Uncomplicated in their desires. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

absalom's avatar

I always usually get INTP. I’ve taken it in numerous psych classes. I don’t think it’s worth much more than a horoscope.

Edit: I took it again and got INFP, “Dreamy Idealist”. I’m almost in the middle of “Feeling” and “Thinking”.

naivete's avatar

Harmony Seeking Idealist – INFJ

Sarcasm's avatar

I know I’m an IxTJ. but I’ll take the test for teh lulz.

Reliable Realist. Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.

Maximillian's avatar

ISTJ Reliable Realist that pretty much sums it up for me. I’d add the description, but Sarcasm already did that.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

ISTJ seems to be the reliable “plodding pack mule” that employers like. Give them a task and a deadline and you don’t have to watch over them.

missyb's avatar

I took the full version of this test 10 years ago, administered and scored by a professional, and I got the same result I did today, with this abbreviated version: INFP.

After reading the description I feel flattered, that’s just the kind of person I’d like people to see me as. It’s neat, of the list of carrers I have actually done two of them (Musician and Librarian) for a living, and aspired to do most of the rest, especially a writer, artist and psychologist!

I’ve noticed that quite a few of the responses here are I rather than E.

sakura's avatar

Your personality type: “Engaged Idealist”

Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

Careers that could fit you include:

Teachers, consultants, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, clergy, sales representatives, human resources, managers, events coordinators, politicians, diplomats, writers, actors, designers, homemakers, musicians, religious workers.

Guess what I am a teacher- well done computer quiz you guessed what I do for a living :)

tinyfaery's avatar

INFP or INFJ. I’ve taken it 3 times and I came up P twice. I’m pretty much exactly in the middle of the last category.

I’m not sure how this came determine what you are seeking.

Dreamy Idealist

Jeruba's avatar

Hmm. Maybe I am mellowing. My scores on these things always come out INTJ. This time, however, the third dimension was midway between thinking (T) and feeling (F)), and the description says this:

Your personality type: “Harmony-seeking Idealist”

Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence [sic] in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

Careers that could fit you include:

Counselors, clergy, missionaries, teachers, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, psychologists, psychiatrists, writers, musicians, artists, psychics, photographers, child care workers, education consultants, librarians, marketeers, scientists, social workers.

(Pretty broad spectrum there, I’d say.)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I’m FINE. Sometimes I’m just OKAY. Once I was GOOD, but I think that was because I was drunk, and I lied on the test answers.

SuperMouse's avatar

I’m an EIFP also called a “Spontaneous Idealist” I’ll take that.

phillis's avatar

I didn’t see the letters everyone else is referring to. It tells me that I am an “energetic doer”. Not ironically, it says that one of my career choices I’d be great in is a paramedic. Do tell.

http://www.41q.com/index.41q?a=1

Silhouette's avatar

I used the link phillis posted, Thanks phillis, this is what they say about me…“Dreamy Idealist”

Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people. They recommend a career as a missionary. <Snort> That makes me laugh, missionary lol.

phillis's avatar

HAHAHAHAH!! Yeah…..missionary position, maybe! I fully agree with the rest of it, though. You DO have a strong humanitarian bent.

stouthearted's avatar

@aanuszek1 ‘Defies categorization’ is usually the way I prefer to be categorized, but I don’t mind the ENTJ label I’ve been given by the assessment. Thanks for the link!

delirium's avatar

People: EIFP isn’t a valid type.

Sarcasm's avatar

It’s safe to assume that they mean ENFP. Since, y’know, the N come from the word “Intuitive”.

Silhouette's avatar

@phillis…Did you find your letters yet? I think you’re AOK.

phillis's avatar

I can’t figure out where you guys are seeing them :(

Silhouette's avatar

@phillis I can’t find them either.

missyb's avatar

Scroll down a little bit, it doesn’t give the letters, there are lines for each of the four catergories, with a mark somewhere along each line. Whichever end you are closer to is the letter for you.

Sarcasm's avatar

To anyone having difficulties finding the letters, here’s some help. (red = emphasis = mine)
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4756/lettersr.jpg

Silhouette's avatar

@Sarcasm Thank you. I ride the short bus.

My letters are INFP

phillis's avatar

Well, I’m screwed now. I didn’t know that the link I posted showing the results of my test would omit the results completely, and take everyone back to the home page.

Nevertheless, thank you, @missyb and @Sarcasm for your help. That was very nice.

Freedom_Issues's avatar

About half the time I come out as an ENFP and the other half INFP

LKidKyle1985's avatar

ESTP energetic doer
Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. ‘Doers’ who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they’re risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.

Sounds about right, alot of the career things matched up pretty well too. A couple of them I have already done and a few of the others I have had a strong interest in.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

The Myers-Briggs personality test is easy to administer but must be used with many other assessments such as the MMPI and in person interviews to make any valid conclusions about a Fluther type.

Good luck with that!

NUNYA's avatar

Your personality type: “Good-natured Realist”

Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.
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This describes me to the “T”!
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I don’t see the letters to which others are refering to though.

NUNYA's avatar

OH I think I know what you mean by the letters now. I am a ISFJ.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

I just took it again. Some of those questions are surprisingly difficult. This time I got Reliable Realist. The description somewhat fits me… not so much in some places, though. I found the letters! ISTJ

HasntBeen's avatar

I’ve done the test several times in the past, it came up ENFP.

Allie's avatar

I’m also an ENFP.
In the color one, I’m a blue.

sndfreQ's avatar

@Allie I’m an Orange in true colors :)

DominicX's avatar

Wow, there are a lot more “E“s than I was expecting. Usually I’m the only one… :\

phoenyx's avatar

INTP
Almost 100% on the N and the P; almost right in the middle for I and T.

tinyfaery's avatar

Where do I find my color?

phoenyx's avatar

However, this is how I feel about personality tests: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect

Jude's avatar

ESFJ

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

No idea where to find those letters you speak of but the test said I’m a “Good-natured realist”.

answerjill's avatar

I didn’t take your test, but I know that I have gotten INFP on other tests.

Adagio's avatar

I’m almost bang in the middle of ISFJ and INFJ, slightly more Sensing than iNtuitive.

Nullo's avatar

I got EITP, but I don’t know how accurate that is.
Looks like some use ENTP to avoid confusing the Is.

Lorenita's avatar

I’ve taken the test three times, I’m INFP

snowberry's avatar

My label is “Groundbreaking Thinker” Hmmmm.

monocle's avatar

My result said “Independent Thinker”

According to Myers-Briggs, I’m ENTP.
bada bing, bada boom.

Coloma's avatar

EITP Groundbreaking Thinker.

Coloma's avatar

Well..all you other Ground breaking Thinkers…pick up your shovels and get to digging! lol

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Dunno if this is still going, but the test said that I’m a Spontaneous Idealist.

Jabe73's avatar

Did it out of curiousity, INFJ or INFP, i took 2 tests to be more accurate and that’s what i got for each one. Holy mackerals, never heard of all this terminology before, maybe because i just brought this computer not too long ago or i spend too much time working.

Seaofclouds's avatar

EIFP “Spontaneous Idealist”

nyc_air's avatar

Reliable Realist

ISTJ

ednaalex's avatar

So, what are the careers suggested for the ‘energetic doers’???

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