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I'm a Personality Prototype. You can tell, can't you. [Jul. 3rd, 2006|08:49 pm]
Douglas Spencer
I sometimes take those Myers-Briggs tests, and usually I'm an ISTP.

Major Clanger kindly links to a new set of interpretations of these basic types...

ISTP: The Psycho Vigilante
ISTPs are quiet, unassuming people, who tend to be mechanically gifted but withdrawn and reserved. ISTPs often need a great deal of personal space and "alone time," which may give others the impression that they are aloof; in reality, this time is necessary to hide their secret identities. [snip] Romantic relationships with ISTPs tend to be drawn-out, tragic affairs, filled with bitterness, longing, and teenage angst. The sex is usually pretty good, however.
Famous ISTPs include Spider-Man and Q.

Sometimes I'm an ISTJ instead, usually when I've been hunting down and executing spammers.

ISTJ: The Thought Police
For an ISTJ, work is very important to a sense of self-satisfaction. [snip] you're most satisfied when you are crushing the population beneath the iron boot heel of oppression on behalf of your masters.

[User Picture]From: missfairchild
2006-07-03 08:09 pm (UTC)

I need a Pussy Galore icon

ESFP: The National Enquirer Headline

An ESFP is a spontaneous, outgoing, charismatic, fun-loving person like the guy you used to room with in college--you know, the one who was found floating face-down in the reservoir with the homecoming queen's underwear in his teeth.

The strongest element of the psychological makeup of an ESFP is his easygoing, impulsive approach to life. ESFPs often build their careers out of dating supermodels, being involved in scandals, and appearing regularly in such newspapers as "The National Enquirer" and "The Weekly World News." ESFPs often die in bizarre circumstances, usually involving jealous boyfriends, exotic dancers, escaped pythons, feather boas, and falls from the penthouse floor of high-rise apartments; those who don't, usually die of veneral diseases.

RECREATION: Everything the ESFP does, whether it's shagging the Brazilian women's volleyball team in a public fountain in downtown New York City or fleeing from their manager in a stolen Ferrari on a winding Milan street, is done for recreation.

COMPATIBILITY: Everyone. ENTPs, INTJs, ENFPs, sea turtles...there's nobody the ESFP won't shag.

Famous ESFPs include every female James Bond character EVER.
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[User Picture]From: lizblackdog
2006-07-03 08:30 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic, thank you!

(ENFP/ESFP depending on the day's mood)
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[User Picture]From: cyka
2006-07-03 09:04 pm (UTC)
i first took it as a teen, and was ENTP. i've taken it several times since then and i've come out ENXP every time.

thanks for posting the alternate interpretations. very interesting. :)
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2006-07-03 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hm, maybe I need to find a persona to enter the Ruler of the Universe contest...

ENTJ: The Evil Overlord

The ENTJ is best characterized by his charisma, his ability to grasp complex situations and to think flexibly and creatively, his keen and active intelligence, and his overwhelming desire to crush the world beneath his boot. ENTJs are naturally outgoing and love the company of other people, particulalry minions, henchmen, slaves, and the others they rule with ruthless efficiency.

ENTJs usually die at the hand of secret government agents in a fiery cataclysm that destroys their entire underground fortress. Often, Evil Overlords will have a secret clone whose implanted memories contain all the knowledge and ambition of the original, stored in cryonic suspension in a safe location. The clone will appear in a sequel.

Famous ESTJs include Ming the Merciless, John Bigboote, and Charles Montgomery Burns.
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2006-07-03 09:19 pm (UTC)
INFJ: The Conspiracy Theorist

Beneath the calm, collected exterior of the INFJ lies the horrible reality of someone who has seen The Truth. The INFJ knows what other people are too naive or too brainwasted to admit: the Conspiracy is real. Mistrustful and suspicious, the INFJ is not easily fooled, and does not take the word of the government-controlled medico-military-industrial complex for anything. Whether it's uncovering the plot by butter-eating Jews to clog the arteries of Christian folk with artificial margarine or discovering the secret laboratory in Tibet that's producing legions of Jimmy Carter clones that will be sent out to seize the manufacturing facilities in the Guangdong Province of China under the pretext of inspecting chickens for influenza, there is no lengths the INFJ won't go to in order to blow the lid off the whole thing.

INFJs can often be found holding down jobs as AM radio talk-show hosts. They can also be found driving taxis in the greater Washington, DC area. Other common jobs often held by INFJs include vagrant, loony, whacko, and writer/director/producer of the television show "Seinfeld." INFJs can also be found feeding that crucial bit of information to determined FBI agents just before they are brutally murdered.

RECREATION: INFJs often come home from a hard day's work exposing conspiracies about how the government is poisoning us with mind-control agents spread by passenger airliners and unwind by spending all night writing Web sites exposing conspiracies about how NASA faked the Bush election.

COMPATIBILITY: INFJs are usually happiest and most successful in relationships with Julia Roberts, though the relationships may not end happily.

Famous INFJs include...well, if I told you, I'd have to kill you.
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2006-07-04 10:06 am (UTC)
Me too!
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[User Picture]From: cobrabay
2006-07-03 11:06 pm (UTC)
I'm usally an INTJ.

INTJ: The outside contractor
The INTJ's combination of analyticial problem-solving skills and complete and utter disregard for the morality or consequences of his actions also make him ideal for the job of hatchet man, CIA operative, and helpdesk operator.
As it happens I did, briefly, do one of those 3 listed jobs.
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[User Picture]From: hazeii
2006-07-03 11:43 pm (UTC)
Do you get a cut for marketing this stuff?

The major failing with such tests is that people inevitably answer to get the answer they want (which is why MB goes on and on; you can never disappoint people by telling them what they want to hear).

Pale echoes of this keep LJ in business.

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[User Picture]From: mhw
2006-07-04 03:09 am (UTC)
So which M-B result is the Cynical Omniscient?
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[User Picture]From: hazeii
2006-07-04 08:56 am (UTC)
Touché! I'd prefer the Universal Sceptic, though.

And I will admit MB has some predictive value - more than, say, horoscopes.
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[User Picture]From: mhw
2006-07-05 02:56 pm (UTC)
*grin* Universal Sceptic, then.

It has its limits, of course. Any 3-point x 4-axis sorter is going to be crude, particularly since I've never seen any proof that the axes are orthogonal.
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[User Picture]From: mhw
2006-07-04 03:07 am (UTC)
Actually, I think that my description as an ENTP is almost exactly spot-on, except that I don't have an iPod, and if I did I'd port FreeBSD to it, not Linux.
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2006-07-04 10:21 am (UTC)
I get a different type depending on which test I take :(
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From: camies
2006-07-04 12:32 pm (UTC)
I just took it and got ISFP. That comes out as:
ISFP: The Crackpot

ISFP personalities are characterized by their impulsiveness, their defiance of conformity and orthodoxy, and their competitive natures. Taken together, these traits make up the ideal crackpot. While an ISFP's personality might seem flighty and their attention span short to an outsider, ISFPs live by the motto "Life is best approach--oh, look, potato chips!"

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[User Picture]From: sharikkamur
2007-08-03 05:53 pm (UTC)
I like this interpretation. So when do I get to build my own Death Star then?

INTJ: The outside contractor

INTJs are solid, competent personalities who may seem aloof and even arrogant, but who are typically highly skilled in any field which interests them. INTJs are confident in their skills and knowledge, self-assured, and imaginitive; their exceptional problem-solving skills make them ideal architects, auto mechanics, and tools of the evil empire. While it requires the driving will to conquer of an ENTJ to imagine the Death Star and the evil genius of an ENTP to invent its devastating weapons systems, the skill and technical prowess of the INTJ is what makes the whole thing work.

The INTJ sees life as a problem to be solved. For that reason, the INTJ is the person a company brings in from the outside to streamline production processes and identify redundant assets for termination. The INTJ's combination of analyticial problem-solving skills and complete and utter disregard for the morality or consequences of his actions also make him ideal for the job of hatchet man, CIA operative, and helpdesk operator.

Famous INTJs include J. F. Sebastian and Sgt. Apone.

I sometimes come up as INTP, so at least I seem to be in the right job:

INTP: The Egghead

The typical INTP is a logical, abstract thinker whose intellect is ideally suited to understanding pure mathematics, linguistics, formal logic theory, and other pursuits unsuited to making a real living. The INTP can often understand even the most subtle nuances of lattice quantum chromodynamics, but cannot perform more concrete tasks such as dressing himself, operating a motor vehicle, or opening a door. An INTP may be able to tell you how to construct a nuclear reactor from a coconut and two pieces of string, but may be completely incapable of fixing a hole in a boat.

The INTP is really only suited to two careers: college professor and game show contestant. Of these career choices, only one offers the financial rewards which allows him to suport himself; for that reason, INTPs often take the other path, and become tenured academics.
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[User Picture]From: tobesv
2007-08-04 11:59 pm (UTC)
First time I've seen this. Christ on a bike, that analysis is so YOU (imo). Not that I know first hand what a romantic relationship or sex with you is like of course.

I know you have some social problems, but if I didn't, I'd never guess, Because your "coping mechanisms" are so successful and you are so intrinsically nice, damn it.
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