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High School and Personality Tests

I’ve been thinking about personality tests and high school lately so imagine my surprise when Julie Miyamoto posts a comment to my blog. I went to high school with Julie and had some classes with her at ETSU during my time in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences there. She has an online comic as well as a blog.

Anyway she took an online Myers Briggs test and remembered that she and I had the same personality type the first time she took one, INFJ. Dr. Countermine, the chair of the ETSU CS dept, was also INFJ. We were both borderline and she is now INTP while I appear to be INTJ.

INTJ – “Scientist”. Most self-confident and pragmatic of all the types. Decisions come very easily. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

Not sure I buy it, but these kind of tests are interesting. BTW, Julie I’m only physically-impaired after drinking too much scotch. 🙂 I prefer “roguishly handsome guy with odd limp” 🙂

6 replies on “High School and Personality Tests”

dude, I’ve totally been talking about Meyers-Briggs crap all weekend. Have I ever given my MB rant to you? (“The whole point of the test isn’t to categorize people, or to categorize yourself… it’s to get the simple fact through thick-headed J’s skulls that other people don’t think the way they do!”)

For a J, you’re ok!

wow! 81% really is no question (even with all of my personal problems with the traits of J, I’m only like 70% P on my best days…).

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