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MrFid

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03-27-2015 05:11 PM

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Hi all,

The other day I was reading a blog from a friend (non-woodworking friend) who is entering the Peace Corps, and he recommended to readers that we take a personality test (sometimes known as the Meyers-Briggs or something like that), so I did. It’s available for free here:

http://www.16personalities.com/

with a pretty in-depth breakdown afterwards. It takes about 10-12 minutes.

Anyway, I was given the ISTP personality type, a.k.a. “The Virtuoso”, which talked a lot about using your hands and doing things like making, building, designing. So I wonder if there is some sort of loose commonality between the members on this site and our official personality types. If you’ve taken the quiz before, I’d be interested to know what other types of people are on this site, and if there are any other ISTPs out there. If you’ve never taken one, I thought it was actually pretty fun and very accurate.

  • I am in no way affiliated with the 16 Personalities site. I was merely a visitor who found it fun and interesting. I think there are also other sites as well that you can use to analyze your personality, I just found the writeup for this one to be a pretty good read.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.


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SirIrb

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 05:22 PM

INFJ-T
I knew I was an introvert.

Also, the “more politically conservative than liberal”...I am an anarchist. I have no good option for that question.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 05:54 PM

Haha I think maybe just leave the slider in the middle in that case!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 05:58 PM

Easy going and handsome…dat’s me

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 06:05 PM

Didn’t do that one, but have done them before and come down as INTJ. The description of that type fits me to a T and this quote from the website sums it up nicely:

Rules, limitations and traditions are anathema to the INTJ personality type – everything should be open to questioning and reevaluation, and if they see a way, INTJs will often act unilaterally to enact their technically superior, sometimes insensitive, and almost always unorthodox methods and ideas.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 06:20 PM

I got INFJ-A – The Advocate.

One of the things in the article that stood out is how supposedly rare the INFJ type is, and yet there’s SirIrb with a nearly identical result.

The most interesting bit, I thought, was ”...many INFJs struggle to begin a career early on because they see ten wildly different paths forward, each with its own intrinsic rewards, alluring but also heartbreaking, because each means abandoning so much else.” For my own life, this is remarkably accurate – I’m 33 years old, and I still have no idea what I want to do when I grow up.

-- Adam in Minneapolis

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 06:45 PM

Reminded me of when I go to the store to buy something, say mustard. There are 10 types of mustard. I look, I look, [wife pushes the cart away and continues without me], I look at dijon vs amerikan yeller mustard. Stone ground. I cant decide. There are too many options. I HATE YOU MUSTARD!


I got INFJ-A – The Advocate.

One of the things in the article that stood out is how supposedly rare the INFJ type is, and yet there s SirIrb with a nearly identical result.

The most interesting bit, I thought, was ”...many INFJs struggle to begin a career early on because they see ten wildly different paths forward, each with its own intrinsic rewards, alluring but also heartbreaking, because each means abandoning so much else.” For my own life, this is remarkably accurate – I m 33 years old, and I still have no idea what I want to do when I grow up.

- Ashus


-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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MrFid

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 06:54 PM

Haha great comments guys. Interesting that we are all getting I (introvert). Maybe that is the tie that binds us woodworkers.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 03-27-2015 06:58 PM


Haha great comments guys. Interesting that we are all getting I (introvert). Maybe that is the tie that binds us woodworkers.

- MrFid

Not really surprising, the extroverts are out partying or on facebook. I’d bet most of them wouldn’t be able to handle hours at a time in the shop by themselves. Just like I cannot handle hours at a “social function”, much to my wife’s displeasure. :-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#9 posted 03-27-2015 07:04 PM

ISFJ-A
Fit me pretty closely.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#10 posted 03-27-2015 07:09 PM

Like you MrFid, I got ISTP-T (the Virtuoso) also.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 08:53 PM

ESTJ for whatever that is worth? This was a fun test thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 03-27-2015 09:14 PM

Architect – another meaningless test.

If we don’t know ourselves by now, then what is there to do about it?...

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#13 posted 03-27-2015 10:21 PM

INTP – the logician, absent-minded professor….

There is a pattern of “I” with the LJs maybe?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#14 posted 03-28-2015 12:01 AM

Cover me guys …. I’m going in!

( Be back soon with my findings! )

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#15 posted 03-28-2015 12:11 AM

Hmmmm, VERRRRRY INTERESTING!

Mediator (INFP-T)

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