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What Personality Type Are You (MBTI)
There are 16 types and everyone is one of them!

So, I'm big on MBTI. I have been for almost a year now. I use it on the admin-side to better communicate with fellow staffers. In fact, it's one of our requirements for becoming an admin. It's not restrictive in the sense that only certain types are welcome or anything-- it just lets us draw some conclusions about what each admin is interested in, in general, and where some of their strengths may lie.

I am an ENFJ. It stands for Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging.

If you are familiar with MBTI, you know what I mean. If you are not, you may not be very clear on what that means and the Judging part especially might be misleading. It does not mean I'm Judgemental. It means (generally) that given the choice between making a decision (regardless of how much information I have) and postponing making a decision while I gather more and more information, I prefer to make decisions. This can sometimes lead to foreclosing on decisions early! A weakness that I am now aware of and can potentially mitigate or look out for, because I have an awareness of my personality type.

DISCLAIMER: This is not for everyone. Some people are not going to be interested in this, or will feel like they are being put in a box. I understand and empathize with your point of view. Feel free to not contribute to this thread! Nothing wrong with that.

Also, this is for typing YOU, not your character. There should be or will be at some point a thread for IC personality types and discussion.

Over the last year I've drawn some conclusions about role play and personality type. I find it a fascinating study and Sindome is ripe with potential for investigating the psychological and sociological implications of personality type both in a real world setting and a fictional world. And how they relate!

If you want to post your personality type (and percentages) this is a free test that you can take!

www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

My results (I take the test at different times and with different levels of sobriety)

Sober 20 hours, Sept 14th, 2014: E(78%) N(62%) F(62%) J(33%)

Somewhat stoned, Midnight, December 3rd, 2014: E(56%) N(62%) F(50%) J(22%)

Somewhat stoned, 11:30PM, December 15th, 2014: E(67%) N(62%) F(75%) J(33%)

I'd love to discuss with anyone who's interested and so inclined, the various implications of personality type on RP. Also, at some point I may create an [IC] version of this thread so people can take the test as their characters. Note, that this is an OOC thread, and you should take the test as yourself, if you are so inclined.

Some of you probably already know your personality type and you can definitely post it here without taking the test, though I do think the percentages are just as important as the letters.

I will go over the basics of MBTI now, but if you want more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

Also, if you want to know more about my personality type or others a good place to start is 'Portrait of an ENFJ' or 'Portrait of an INTJ' or whatever. Usually the first result is a good place to read up.

There are 16 personality types. Each type is represented by 4 letters. Each slot (for a letter) has two options.

E/I Extrovert or Introvert

N/S iNtuitive or Sensing

F/T Feeling or Thinking

J/P Judging or Perceiving

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E/I is straight forward.

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N's take in information through a 'sixth sense'. Like if you have ever walked into a room and just known there was tension.

S's take in information through their 5 senses in a very literal fashion.

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F's are 66% female usually and make choices / come to conclusions based on how they FEEL about things, generally.

T's are 66% male and usually make choices / come to conlusions based on logic.

^ I believe this male/female divide may be where traditional gender roles developed, but that's just a personal thought on it.

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J's prefer to come to conclusions and make choices and plan longer term

P's prefer to be more spontaneous and tend to adopt a wait and see attitude

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Each type has a functional stack, which is like an order of operations for your personality.

ENFJ functional stack:

Primary: Extroverted Feeling

Auxiliary: Introverted iNtuition

Tertiary: Extroverted Sensing

Inferior: Introverted Thinking

Your primary develops early in life. If you are Introverted it will be introverted. If you are extroverted, it will be extroverted.

Your secondary develops in your late teens to early 20s.

Your Tertiary develops in your 30s usually.

And you develop your inferior later in life.

There are also 4 shadow functions which come out when you are stressed but that's a another topic.

Your middle two letters are your temperament. People with similar temperaments have certain things in common.

More info available here: http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/overview_temperaments.asp

You can also think of each letter you have in common with someone as a bridge of communication. The more letters the (generally) less effort you need to expend to effectively communicate with a person.

Consider that we all (at least most people I know) grew up with 'do unto others as others do unto you' being a big staple of how you treat others. And that is great!

However, that means that we tend to communicate with others how we want to be communicated with. And that leaves us ripe for misinterpretations.

I will give a brief example based on my own experiences on Sindome that actually led me to pick up MBTI and really embrace it.

I spent 4-5 hours working on some admin documentation and about 5 minutes working on the styles for it (to match the website style guide Johnny has us use). I shared the doc with Johnny.

Instead of telling me great job, wow, you really put hard work into this, he started picking it apart. He was very critical of aspects of it that I hadn't put much time into (like the styles) and kept nit picking things.

And I am sitting there like, "FUUUUUUCCCKKKKKK YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU" because I just put in like 4 fucking hours on a Saturday writing documentation for new admin WITHOUT BEING ASKED.

Later that week I was shown a book on Personality Type by a friend. We were skimming through the book when I got to Johnny's personality type (I wont mention it here because if he wants to post it he can). In the book, the example that was used about how his personality type could be misunderstood was:

A person of this personality type believes that one of their biggest resources is their own time and input. If a person of this personality type finds an idea does not have merit they will just tend to ignore that idea or be very unenthusiastic about it.

However, if they find an idea has merit, they will begin to pick it apart, to break it down, to offer their thoughts on it and how it could be improved. This is one of the biggest compliments they can give something. Their own time and thought and contributions to it.

It took me aback. I consider myself VERY in tune with other people and what message they are trying to give and this was a COMPLETELY different take on the interaction. It went from me feeling disheartened that Johnny didn't appreciate my contribution, to me feeling like he had really given me a compliment by wanting to improve my work.

So, without further ado-- I open this up to players who want to discuss MBTI, Jung, Personality Type in general, and specifically as how it relates to RP.

ENFJ is considered 'The Giver' but it's also considered 'The Cult Leader'. A title that makes me smile because on Sindome, In Character, I have done just that. What are all of you? I'm dying to know!

--Slither

Indecision indecision indecision... No high scores for me!

E - 11% - You have a slight preference for extroversion over introversion.

N - 50% - You have a moderate preference for intuition over sensing.

F - 31% - You have a moderate preference for feeling over thinking.

J - 1% - You have marginal or no preference for judging over perceiving.

Further analysis to come.

You have strong preference of Introversion over Extroversion (100%)

You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)

You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)

ISTP

Introvert(56%) Sensing(25%) Thinking(1%) Perceiving(22%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)

You have moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition (25%)

You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)

You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (22%)

This seems.. Accurate. Not much to comment on.

The problem I have these sort of tests is that I never answer the same way, so my result are rather inconsistent.

ISTP

Introvert(67%) Sensing(12%) Thinking(62%) Perceiving(11%)

You have distinct preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)

You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)

You have distinct preference of Thinking over Feeling (62%)

You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (11%)

Extravert(11%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(12%) Judging(11%)

You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (11%)

You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)

You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)

You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

This'll be the third or fourth time I've taken this test, and I need to stop losing my results.

ESFJ

Extravert(56%) Sensing(75%) Feeling(38%) Judging(1%)

You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (56%)

You have distinct preference of Sensing over Intuition (75%)

You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)

You have marginal or no preference of Judging over Perceiving (1%)

I tend to go with my gut instinct when I feel strongly about something, but I analyze the possible consequences of nearly anything I do. I vaguely recall being labeled an introvert when I was a kid, too. I also was really stressed out as a kid though, so looking back I sometimes wonder if they were related.

INFJ

Introvert(33%) iNtuitive(38%) Feeling(38%) Judging(33%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (33%)

You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)

You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)

Heh...surprisingly spot on when I read the breakdown of each.

INTJ

Introvert(22%) iNtuitive(25%) Thinking(1%) Judging(44%)

You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (22%)

You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)

You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)

When you're taking the test it's useful to think about 'your ideal world'. How would you react-- not at work where you NEED to be on time and stick to deadlines, or with your kids where you need that J side to really come out and take charge and schedule and plan and get them to swim practice on time, or in a relationship where you're trying to be what your partner wants.

Take the test as yourself. As your ideal. In your perfect world. That's who you really are. Not what society or the people around you expect.

That's what I tell people as a precursor to taking the test.

To the player who got 100% introverted, that's pretty cool. I've never seen a 100% result before. Did you read your breakdown? INTJ right? Did it jive with how you view yourself?

I would like to ask the Sensing types a few questions. Since you're not what I am-- what are the appeals of Sindome for you?

What frustrates you ICly and OOCly?

What energizes you?

For the iNtuitives, what appeals to Sindome for you?

ENTJ

Surprise.

In the past, I've come out INF(p,j) - usually tending toward P.

I was all set to put INFP here, based on past tests, but I thought I'd take the test again to see if I'd come out on one side or the other of J or P.

Guess what.

My S/N flipped.

So today I'm ISFP

The preference for S (Sensing) is only 12%, not too strong, but I expected a strong preference for N (kNowing/iNtuition), based on how I thought I was, and how I feel like I want to be.

The preference for P (Perceiving) is very strong, 56%. So I've left J (Judging) behind? Also a little surprising.

I'm an INT with a 1% flip on the J/P.

Since it was asked: Initially, I came to Sindome in search of a CP RPI with a matrix. In the time it took me to find out there was just the Grid, I had already convinced myself it was worth trying in spite of it. For me, it's really the level of detail and care taken in the development of an evolving world that hooked me. What keeps me coming back varies from the potential for real and visible impact on the game's future, to getting to be part of the community, to simply just making sure my character doesn't end up on the street during periods of disinterest (which happen frequently with any entertainment source).

I tend to get exceedingly frustrated when stressful events hit. Basically anything that angers my character tends to drive me up the walls if it's a focus for more than a couple of minutes, and when that happens it could take me an hour or more to actually recover and be able to think straight. Hilariously enough, it's usually conflict that does this, but without conflict, I start to get bored.

Humor above all else. I never have and never will shut off the OOC channels just for the laughs that could be had, and the same almost applies to SIC. I'm also really really poor at picking up on social clues, and tend to feel happier and more energetic in the face of simple gratitude.

Since the questions were primarily about sensing vs intuitive, I tend to get very vivid imagery when I stop to read room descriptions in Sindome, and I nearly always like what I 'see'. As well, when I'm paying full attention, every word offered becomes significant, every line hunted for possible insights. This might be a big part of why my RP is almost exclusively reactionary.

ESFJ

Extravert(33%) Sensing(1%) Feeling(38%) Judging(11%)

You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (33%)

You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)

You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)

You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

I have 50/50 on:

ENTJ

ESTP

Basically can be manipulative, cold and callous as well as charismatic, influential and yeah dramatic. As well as an independent, logical thinker who can be very persuasive.

Oh I took this one since I realized its a different one. Anyway I am mostly ENTJ.

You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (33%)

You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (50%)

You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)

I find it interesting, Twisted, that we differ on the first three (I am INT, you are ESF), considering I am quite the opposite, regarding OOC communication. I can't play with OOC channels enabled, as I find them to be a distraction and something that takes away from my enjoyment of the gaming experience. Likewise, when people banter in local OOC during RP, I typically get really turned off. Not sure how much of this difference is simply due to being an introvert instead of an extrovert: ICly, my character has never filtered SIC, and I have no problems ignoring IC banter.

When shit hits the fan for my character, I am usually able to enjoy the story without feeling personally injured/angry/frustrated or, as Slither might say, "kicked in the feels." I can't typically keep up with the emotional energy required for those responses IRL, but maybe for my next character, I'll try my hand at playing someone who does have that kind of emotional charge. I think it would be quite a challenge.

I've taken this before, so I already knew the result, but I figured it would be more appropriate to use the same test everyone else was using.

INTJ

Introvert(33%) iNtuitive(25%) Thinking(100%) Judging(44%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (33%)

You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)

You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (100%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)

[TLDR]

Mine is INFP, which I think is my usual result, though I don't usually keep track.

Details:

67% (distinct) introvert, 25% (moderate) intuitive, (slight) 12% feeling, (moderate) 44% perceiving

I'm not positive how much this all says about me, but the percentages are important, if you use this to get to know me better. Sensing, Thinking and Judging are definitely a big part of my mindset; picture it like a pie chart or Venn diagram even.

[/TLDR]

I think it's great to use all the tools at our disposal to get to know each other's different ways of relating so we can understand each other and maybe even expect that others understand us (though the dynamics of this will probably vary). I look forward to more stuff like this, not as in more MBTI (nothing wrong with it for this purpose, though I could go all JC5 on it right now), but like, more ways we can learn who we and each other are.

I suggest this in all seriousness, although there's a risk it could spark a larger debate: it could be useful to learn each other's D&D-style alignments OOCly. Almost everyone will pick some form of Good or Neutral, I'm sure, but still, which one says something about how we see ourselves and the world.

A Chaotic Good person (like me in my early 20s) values creativity, freedom and their personal sense of justice over rules that have been imposed on an activity without something like consensus; disrupting order by itself can occur to this person as a good thing, if that order hides the suffering of the weak and protects privilege. A Neutral Good person (me now) can be very close to that but willing to accept more restrictions on her behavior if the general cause or activity is mostly worthwhile. It's not necessarily a total improvement - the NG person may be less vocal when she should speak up - just a difference that informs our relationships to systems. A Lawful Good person appreciates order, rules and hierarchy as virtuous in and of themselves. We can definitely see these different ways of relating to interpersonal structures and conflicts among the player base, I think, without going into detail about who. I won't suggest anyone here is Neutral or Evil, though it may well come out that some people embrace that, who knows?

So, now that we've gotten to know each other better... let's talk about what our personality types give us in terms of RP super powers. I think that every personality type has something special to bring to the RP table.

If there are other ENFJ's out there that want to weigh in on this feel free.

For Me:

A good friend of mine calls it 'punching people in the feels'.

It's something that as an ENFJ, I find I am very good at. Extroverted Feeling along with Introverted Intuition is probably a driving factor here. I find it lets me sense on some levels what is going to really let me slip the knife in and twist (feeling wise! unless that feeling is pain and then it's probably an actual knife (ICly)).

What do each of you feel your personality type lends itself towards in terms of a Personality Type RP Super Power?

My INFJ I think allows me to be very intuitive in the game. Sensing 'something off' with a character perhaps or something in the RP that gives me that 'spidey sense' of impending doom. I also have to agree with the portrait of this personality type in that I love enigmas and puzzles inside puzzles. So, I often search out the hidden meaning in actions and situations (even if they aren't really there lol).

ENTJ / ENFJ

(T was1% so it interchanges with F and I find I'm more T now than when younger though, I can definitely be more F many times [up to25%].) :)

E=slight N = Moderate to high T/F interchangeable J slight to moderate

Personality Type RP super power?

Not sure what you mean there but, psychic?

(Certain those of you out there - shush. I know who you are.)

I don't know how this affects RP (I've gone with the flow as I learned) but in various games, each character is different whether I've been a pc or gm/dm. Getting to make another PC pale was a highlight. Pissing off / annoying an entire LARP group - hell yea! (Got 10 bonus exp that night) (Wasn't even a Malkavian.) Trying to be a peace maker when you're a kinfolk who's been turned into a vampire (Old time WOD, not remade).

(I'm getting over some odd cold so I might've misunderstood. Quite possible.)

I can understand Slither's, 'punching people in the feels'. It helps when creating a story concept or piece. I guess having this personality helps, in a way, to see how to hurt others as well as how to help others.

INTJ

Introvert(89%) iNtuitive(50%) Thinking(62%) Judging(22%)

Results don't really surprise me, but it certainly affects how I RP, as I hate myself so much I always try and act a "superior" version of myself, so I can imagine I am that person.

Shallow but ah well.

INTJ

Did it thrice.

There are a TON of INTJs playing it seems.

Can you guys weigh in on what you like most about Sindome?

What keeps you coming back?

What types of RP do you like?

What do you find the most compelling?

What do you find the most difficult?

https://www.16personalities.com/#

This is a pretty comprehensive one with interesting result readings.

I'm the Debater

https://www.16personalities.com/entp-personality

INFJ.

I did it for my character, she's a ESFP. So basically... mostly everything that I'm not.

I got Personality type: “The Mediator” (INFP-T)

Individual traits:

Introverted – 61%,

Intuitive – 63%,

Feeling – 54%,

Prospecting – 75%,

Turbulent – 58%.

Role: Diplomat

Strategy: Constant Improvement

https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/57bf86f99436f

MBTI is my favorite thing ever.

I love using it to make characters.

Is this something people would like to see incorporated into the game? Set of questions that results in the scoring?

It could be surfaced on your @stats to help keep GMs and you on the same page about your character's personality.

It could be something that further defines NPCs and how they are played from one GM to the next too.

somuchyestothis!

WHERE MY ENFJ HOMIES AT?

ISFP

Introvert(41%) Sensing(16%) Feeling(12%) Perceiving(16%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (41%)

You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (16%)

You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)

You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (16%)

My favorite things to RP are tense, one on one conversations - political maneuverings and games of information and alliances and what not. The whys of why things are happening, and how they are effecting the overall whole of the mix. Trying to get the big picture, through the subjective lenses and experiences of different people and events.

I enjoy having an environment where we can be so potentially mean and destructive to each other IC'ly, but OOC strife can be frustrating or disorientating - especially if the reasons for the OOC strife have to be guessed at or aren't clear or muddled in some fashion, whether that be rudeness or otherwise.

The massive length of RL time that it takes to shape a character into a fully formed person, at least with the stats to back them up - is probably the most frustrating aspect, as I would prefer to have the character leap from CG more or less fully formed, but without that aspect, I'd probably lose interest as soon as they took the shape I wanted, without forming the IC relationships to maintain interest.

Keep in mind I'm only using the word frustrating not to complain about the game, but in the spirit of the questions asked above. I wouldn't be playing if these destroyed the experience for me, and I can understand the reasoning behind most.

I don't put toooo much stock in these as they tend to feel a little like astrology for the internet age, but the test says I'm an ENFP and my character would probably be an ENTJ, which should surprise absolutely no one.

eep I got lost in the thread and only just saw Slither's giant warning. A delete button would be great sometimes, just sayin'!

I got INTP while my character got ISTP. Guess that mean's I'm pretty close to my character?

While I'm pretty wary of this when applied to real, actual people, I actually really like what Johnny's proposing for characters. Nearly all of them have the barest fraction of the lifespan of an actual person and anything to help direct their behavior can be potentially pretty useful. Those who don't find it useful, well, if it's optional you can opt out. Being able to retake the test after turning points for the character would also be useful, and I would hope nobody thinks 'gaming' the system to get a desired result would actually be of any use.

INFP, hasn't changed in twenty years, though sometimes it drifts to INTP... when I was a kid, was INTJ.

What do I feel I bring to a roleplaying game? I like to think interaction, I like to tell stories, share them, intermingle stories in, hopefully, a sensible way, so long after someone is gone I can bust out the story of old what's-his-face and remember someone else's contribution.

I like to play pranks, engage in friendly banter, and tell jokes. I like to keep things lively and moving along toward something, especially when things seem somewhat still. I must admit, none of these things seem to be things that ensure a long life-span given the setting, but that's what I try to bring to any game, even if it's just some multi-player bullet-hell grinding spam-fest.

I like to bring people on board, get them involved with something, like in clans for example. I enjoy it when I have the knowlege to give newer players the tools they need to kick ass at something, and the steeper the curve, the more I enjoy being able to show someone the ropes and seeing them get so much better I learn a thing or three from them... that's going to take a while here but sooner or later I'll figure it out.

So it looks like, and I was ridiculous and didn't get the exact numbers, but I am an ISFP.

F = 59% Whicch is describes me to a to the core. I'll have to take this again and see if I'm fairly fluid or not thouh. I have BP so I change. Especially throughout the seasons.

New Test: Big 5.

https://ocean.cambridgeanalytica.org

I am....

INTP

Introvert(19%) iNtuitive(22%) Thinking(41%) Perceiving(3%)

- You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (19%)

- You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (22%)

- You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (41%)

- You have marginal or no preference of Perceiving over Judging (3%)

I find it difficult answering the "in social situations" questions. It really depends on the situation. I small gathering would get a different answer from me than a large one and social interactions with friends and/or acquaintances feel very different that those with strangers or people I barely know. They really aught to be more specific when describing some of these scenarios!

And... I'm a Firecracker:

What Your Result Means

You have strong personal and social beliefs, valuing respect and privacy. You believe that discipline is important and expect everyone to follow the same rules.

Although you experience your emotions intensely, expressing how you feel to others is something that you can find difficult. However, when angered you can sometimes lash out.

Initially you approach others with apprehension, taking your time to form close relationships.

During conflict, you prefer to take time to evaluate and overcome stressful situations.

Sometimes struggling with organization, you prefer to apply yourself practically rather than academically and enjoy solitary activities.

You have a relaxed approach to self-control, allowing yourself to relish the moment.

- Low Openness

- Low Conscientiousness

- Average Extraversion

- Average Agreeableness

- High Neuroticism

I think they are politely telling me I'm a self absorbed slacker!

I'm a Negotiator

(not sure about this result).

I'm a Philosopher.

What Your Result Means

You are strong-minded, but always consider different viewpoints when problem solving. Ultimately you trust your own judgment above other peoples' views.

Sometimes wary of others, you are a very private person who tends to distant themselves from certain situations.

You enjoy a challenge, but prefer to work independently and favor solitary pursuits.

Prone to losing control of your emotions, you tend to be particularly passionate in situations concerning your social and personal life.

You have an imaginative and creative side, tending to avoid social situations that may cause interpersonal conflicts.

High in Openness

Low in Conscientiousness

Low in Extraversion

Low in Agreeableness

High in Neuroticism

Alas.

Does this sound like me?

INTJ

Introvert(62%) iNtuitive(47%) Thinking(66%) Judging(28%)

•You have distinct preference of Introversion over Extraversion (62%)

•You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (47%)

•You have distinct preference of Thinking over Feeling (66%)

•You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (28%)

To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

Functional Analysis Of The INTJ

Introverted iNtuition

INTJs are idea people. Anything is possible; everything is negotiable. Whatever the outer circumstances, INTJs are ever perceiving inner pattern-forms and using real-world materials to operationalize them. Others may see what is and wonder why; INTJs see what might be and say "Why not?!" Paradoxes, antinomies, and other contradictory phenomena aptly express these intuitors' amusement at those whom they feel may be taking a particular view of reality too seriously. INTJs enjoy developing unique solutions to complex problems.

Extraverted Thinking

Thinking in this auxiliary role is a workhorse. Closure is the payoff for efforts expended. Evaluation begs diagnosis; product drives process. As they come to light, Thinking tends, protects, affirms and directs iNtuition's offspring, fully equipping them for fulfilling and useful lives. A faithful pedagogue, Thinking argues not so much on its own behalf, but in defense of its charges. And through this process these impressionable ideas take on the likeness of their master.

Introverted Feeling

Feeling has a modest inner room, two doors down from the Most Imminent iNtuition. It doesn't get out much, but lends its influence on behalf of causes which are Good and Worthy and Humane. We may catch a glimpse of it in the unspoken attitude of good will, or the gracious smile or nod. Some question the existence of Feeling in this type, yet its unseen balance to Thinking is a cardinal dimension in the full measure of the INTJ's soul.

Extraverted Sensing

Sensing serves with a good will, or not at all. As other inferior functions, it has only a rudimentary awareness of context, amount or degree. Thus INTJs sweat the details or, at times, omit them. "I've made up my mind, don't confuse me with the facts" could well have been said by an INTJ on a mission. Sensing's extraverted attitude is evident in this type's bent to savor sensations rather than to merely categorize them. Indiscretions of indulgence are likely an expression of the unconscious vengeance of the inferior.

Famous INTJs:

Hannibal, Carthaginian military leader

C. S. Lewis

Augustus Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus)

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor

Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense

Thomas Jefferson

John F. Kennedy

Woodrow Wilson

Fictional INTJs:

Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)

Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs)

Gandalf the Grey (J. R. R. Tolkein's Middle Earth books)

Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis

And, yes Johnny, this would be interesting to add in game!

Average in Openness

Low in Conscientiousness

Low in Extraversion

Low in Agreeableness

High in Neuroticism

My results:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/psychopathy

I have some time before I head out for physical training so I figured I'd do a quick test, here's what I got: INTP

Introvert(34%) iNtuitive(19%) Thinking(34%) Perceiving(12%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (34%)

You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (19%)

You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (34%)

You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (12%)

I find this entire thread so fascinating that I don't even know where to start. Here are my results, that are completely unshocking to me:

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (28%)

You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (6%)

You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (28%)

You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)

This test really puts in perspective of the conundrum I've faced all of my life. I am a very confident person who has absolutely no qualms sharing my thoughts, ideas, feelings and concerns with everyone. I make decisions based on facts and I move on. There has never been a boss that has intimidated me enough from withholding my ideas. I have challenged authority on a regular basis, so much so that I did not enter the military despite my father's wishes. However, I am a complete introvert. Socializing exhausts me. I have at least one day a week where I do not talk to anyone, including my husband (who thankfully understands these days as my recharge days). I don't enjoy parties, I'm rotten at talking about my feelings and I have said, on more than one occasion, that reason and logic can solve all problems and I get angry when I get emotional.

Even though I am female, I have been mistaken for male online to such a degree that I used to not even bother correcting it. I used to think I was born in the wrong gender (though not so much that I would be transgender). These traits are so strong that it bleeds over into my RP.

It almost physically pains me to make a character that reacts emotionally, that isn't analytical and logical or make a character who is an extrovert. Most of my characters end up being brainiacs that are either completely taciturn or ones who are so verbally frugal that they can get lost in a crowd. Since coming back to Sindome, I have actively tried to make a character who isn't so quiet or so logical.

It's a struggle. I haven't completely succeeded and sometimes I sit there, trying to figure out a response that I have to review my character's history to figure out how she would react. It's an amazing experiment and broadening my creativity in an amazing way. This test really showed the struggle and why it all feels so unnatural and unrealistic to me.

Great post, Slither!

INTJ

didn't really think this personality was going to work,but I guess it knows me.

Introverted 34%

Intuitive 6%

Thinking 22%

Judging 47%

Our psychologist says

You're a Rebel

What Your Result Means

You're the center of attention and like to pursue intellectual and artistic activities.

Challenges excite you, though you can find it hard to control your emotions in some situations, being prone to overthinking.

Your actions are impulsive and you tend to become impatient and frustrated when stuck in a routine. Often making spontaneous decisions, you enjoy taking risks and don't follow others.

You have a tendency to be disorganized and are likely to be easily influenced by others.

High in Openness

Low in Conscientiousness

Average in Extraversion

Low in Agreeableness

High in Neuroticism

Introverted 69%

iNtuitive. 41%

Thinking. 9%

Judging. 44%

INT P, rolling in at a:

57% Introverted

56% Intuitive

67% Thinking

82% Prospecting

68% Assertive

https://www.16personalities.com/intp-strengths-and-weaknesses

what a cool guy amiright

Introvert(47%) iNtuitive(22%) Thinking(66%) Judging(31%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (47%)

You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (22%)

You have distinct preference of Thinking over Feeling (66%)

You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (31%)

Sounds about right, expected introvert to be a lot higher though.

The Five Factor Model (Big 5, OCEAN) is a better approach to personality than MBTI. It's based on empirical factor analysis rather than what Carl Jung and his followers merely believed to make the most sense, and it treats personality traits as continuous rather than discrete. (Imagine measuring intelligence in just a few large blocks.) As a consequence, it has substantially higher reliability (outcomes remain stable under varying circumstances, as when taking the test later) and validity (test measures what it claims to).

More on the deficits of MBTI here:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/give-and-take/201309/goodbye-mbti-the-fad-won-t-die

Anyway:

Usually I score higher on Conscientiousness but for the most part this is pretty accurate.

Caffeine wrote:

WHERE MY ENFJ HOMIES AT?

CAFFEEEIIIINE!

We're here!

I may switch F/T but Slither, myself and I'm sure others are here.

INTP

Introvert(62%) iNtuitive(53%) Thinking(28%) Perceiving(6%)

I personally love the Briggs-Meyers test so I was excited to see this thread! I feel like it's a pretty accurate way of judging personality.

I feel like from a roleplaying perspective I have a pretty easy time endearing my character to other player's characters, and not being judgy really helps with that. Because I have a hard time coming to decisions, my character seek lots of advice.

I'm pretty sure there's an old saying or truism about how one of the strongest ways to influence someone is to let them influence -you-, and I think that's totally true. My character is always genuinely listening to others and synthesizing their beliefs, looking at life through their lenses, and not only has it helped my char navigate the Dome, it's helped her form some really lasting and beneficial friendships.

On the flip side, I feel like playing an extraverted character is really tricky for me, and often my RL introversion bleeds through more than I would want it to for RP, so it's a constant challenge. Good thread!

I did the one on https://www.16personalities.com/ and got INFP. I seem to just get either INFP or INTP when I do these depending on my mood at the time.

Just did this one again and got Logician (INTP-T) this time:

https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/fc749fde34574

The last two times I've done it I got The Mediator (INFP-T

https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/57bf86f99436f ) and Philosopher (Not sure of the code)

Done the 16Personalities one again and got The Logician. Again..

Decided to try the Ocean one and got The Philosopher.

My actual Ocean thing was meh..

High in Openness- Your score in Openness is high, which indicates that you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative and creative.

Low in Conscientiousness- Your score in Conscientiousness is low, which indicates that you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Sometimes you appear disorganized to others but they love your energy.

Low in Extraversion- Your score in Extraversion is low, indicating that you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. You enjoy socializing with a few close friends rather than large groups of casual acquaintances.

Low in Agreeableness- Your score in Agreeableness is low, indicating that you feel people should be self reliant. People tend to see you as tough and committed.

High in Neuroticism- Your score in Neuroticism is high, indicating that you can be agitated by what some people would consider to be routine daily life. People see you as emotionally aware.

Seems somewhat accurate.

Seems somewhat accurate, now with image link!

http://imgur.com/a/tzibr

INFJ

Introvert(34%) iNtuitive(20%) Feeling(31%) Judging(1%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (34%)

You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (20%)

You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (31%)

You have marginal or no preference of Judging over Perceiving (1%)

Spot-on for me to be called an advocate personality type, because I actually spent quite a few years being an activist in Detroit: https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality

INFJs really do have to work to take care of themselves, and learn the value of the long run in fighting for what they believe. Otherwise, younger people in this personality type can experience burnout because they don't have proper guidance.

I missed Slither's questions so I'll answer those, sorry about that:

Can you guys weigh in on what you like most about Sindome?

- I like the immersion. It's very cool! Sindome has a great atmosphere, and it hits the spot for my cyberpunk cravings.

What keeps you coming back?

- I've had some very funny moments here, as well as tense ones. Aside from roleplay with others, I like the minigames too.

What types of RP do you like?

- It varies. I enjoy worldbuilding (although I can't do that here), where I will take a break from my main character to build an npc for a side story or objective. Usually when I find a type of storyline I like, I find an in for it so I can get all types of threads that I want. Anything from romantic, to suspenseful, to thought-provoking. The trick is to find the right person for me to play with.

What do you find the most compelling?

-I keep wanting to explore. The little broadcasts on tv are fun to watch, I enjoy that a lot. I get curious about areas I haven't seen yet, and sometimes I wonder what play tips I haven't gotten yet. I like all the minigames and fun side stuff added to the world.

What do you find the most difficult?

- OOC. I'm strange and I don't get along with everyone. When I see a personality type in OOC that is abrasive, I leave. Sadly, it sucks the enthusiasm out of my rp when this happens and I don't want to play anymore on that day, so I try not to go into OOC chat a lot, and will even stay away from the forums sometimes. Please don't yell at me about this, okay? Sorry. :/

INTP reporting in. For some ways, RP in Sindome is an exaggeration of that. In other ways, it is nice to explore the boundaries of my character. Why they do the things that they do, what the rationale is. It can also be very constricting, and does not leave me many paths from which to operate from and remain true and honest to the character.

It's both extremely challenging as well as fun. And the immersion. To die for.