Saturday, September 27, 2008

One in a hundred, scientifically speaking?

One in a hundred, scientifically speaking?

I took this version of the Keirsey-Bates MBTI personality 70-question test at the The LONG Scientific Personality Test. Explanation:
The test measures you in four different areas. It will measure whether you are more introverted or extroverted I vs E. It will measure if you are more concerned with reality and facts or ideas and intuitions N vs S. It will measure whether you are more logic based or feelings based F versus T . Finally, it will measure if you are more go with the flow or someone who likes to have a plan J vs P.

In "Personal Days" by Ed Park (reviewed by me yesterday here and on Amazon US), one character goes to a NYC shrink who raises his fee to a $100. So, she stops going and sees a life coach in Starbucks instead-- no license, no office, and cheaper. Maybe the competition in Manhattan drives prices down. Computerized psychiatry should further goad the price wars.

No surprises, admittedly. Ideal for me: no cost, objectively rendered, no human interaction, no messy scenes. I took another version on line-- I subbed for a class in which the students in a frosh orientation project had to take it-- somewhere a few months ago. That placed me in the same letters but said I was only 4% of the population; this new one says I'm all of 1 in a hundred. Maybe we are not reproducing and we are dying out. Am I an endangered species?

Your result for The LONG Scientific Personality Test ...
INTJ -The Mastermind

You scored 0% I to E, 16% N to S, 52% F to T, and 32% J to P!
You are more introverted than extroverted. You are more intuitive than observant, you are more thinking based than feeling based, and you prefer to have a plan rather than leaving things to chance. Your type is best described by the word "mastermind", which belongs to the larger group called rationals. Only 1% of the population shares your type. You are very strong willed and self-confident. You can hardly rest until you have things settled.

You will only adopt ideas and rules if they make sense. You are a great brainstormer and often come up with creative solutions to difficult problems. You are open to new concepts, and often actively seek them out.

As a romantic partner, you can be both fascinating yet demanding. You are not apt to express your emotions, leaving your partner wondering where they are with you. You strongly dislike repeating yourself or listening to the disorganized process of sorting through emotional conflicts. You see your own commitments as self-evident and don't see why you need to repeat something already expressed. You have the most difficulty in admitting your vulnerabilities. You feel the most appreciated when your partner admires the quality of your innovations and when they listen respectfully to your ideas and advice. You need plenty of quiet to explore your interests to the depth that gives you satisfaction.

Your group summary: rationals (NT)
Your type summary: INTJ

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