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November 21, 2008


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INTP (The Thinker) for The Dragon's Tales and ISTP (mechanic) for Team Phoenicia. Various posts I feed it always come up with one or another.

I've always been an ENTP/J in my tests I've taken.

Welcome back, Noel.

ESTP - The Doers

>The active and play-ful type. They are >especially attuned to people and things >around them


>and often full of energy, talking, joking >and engaging in physical out-door >activities.

Only during about half of a personal month.

>The Doers are happiest with action-filled >work which craves their full attention and >focus.

Um, I guess that's true. I do like every day to be different, whither paid work or un. Not sure about the full attention/focus part. Breaks are good!

>They might be very impulsive and more keen >on starting something new than following >it through.

While this might be fundamentally true, I've worked to overcome it. Oh crap, I sound like I'm in a job interview.

>They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

Not true at all. Thanks for the diversion, Noel. I'll pass it on.

Oh, and there's a 70 percent chance I'm male.

Annoyingly little known fact: the MBTI is nonsense on stilts. It was devised by Myers and Briggs literally over a dinner table during the Coolidge administration. Both were bright autodidacts, but neither had any training in psychology or statistics. It's been massively and consistently criticized by professionals over the last 25 years; I could list the various problems with it but, hell, you know this already.

(Here's the one that gets me. Not the most damning critique, but it's the one that gets me: not one of the four traits, however defined, has shown the slightest hint of bimodality.)

Anyway. I suspect the analyzer is conflating Carlos' love of pleasure and beauty with my sweet smells. Or something.

Doug M.

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