Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My personality type

INTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Not that I give much credence to personality tests (is that INTP thing to say?), but here's the Jung Type as derived by a test I took (see link above.)

Further description:
loner, more interested in intellectual pursuits than relationships or family, wrestles with the meaninglessness of existence, likes esoteric things, disorganized, messy, likes science fiction, can be lonely, observer, private, can't describe feelings easily, detached, likes solitude, not revealing, unemotional, rule breaker, avoidant, familiar with the darkside, skeptical, acts without consulting others, does not think they are weird but others do, socially uncomfortable, abrupt, fantasy prone, does not like happy people, appreciates strangeness, frequently loses things, acts without planning, guarded, not punctual, more likely to support marijuana legalization, not prone to compromise, hard to persuade, relies on mind more than on others, calm

And from Wikipedia:
INTP types are quiet, thoughtful, analytical individuals who don't mind spending long periods of time on their own, working through problems and forming solutions. They are very curious about systems and how things work, and are frequently found in careers such as science, architecture and law. INTPs tend to be less at ease in social situations and the caring professions, although they enjoy the company of those who share their interests. They also tend to be impatient with the bureaucracy, rigid hierarchies, and politics prevalent in many professions, preferring to work informally with others as equals.

Sounds about right, though.


  1. Hi Dom,
    INTJ - "Mastermind". Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

  2. Wow, Bob, that's even rarer than mine.

  3. I'm going to try an in-depth posting about intj tomorrow.

  4. I got INTP. I get to swing between INTP and INTJ when I take these testst. With the I part being really high.

  5. oooh, i love these things.

    great, you made me steer away from work...

    hehe :P

  6. Hi Dom, i took the 53-question test and got the same results.

  7. Now this is interesting: most of my friends would probably fall in this category. Could it be that INTPs and INTJs actually gravitate towards each other and shy away from the E's?

  8. Q: How do you tell when a software developer is exroverted?

    A: When he talks to you, he looks at *your* shoes.

  9. I agree. I believe that when it comes to platonic relationships, like-personalities tend to cluster together.

    Happy Easter Dom!

  10. My Dear,

    Your personality type can easily swing to the "creepy serial killer" type!!! hahahahahha!!!!

    Keep up the thoughts on the science and writing stuff. =)..