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TED DORNBOS
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For those who are into the "Myers-Briggs" character traits analysis, I'm becoming increasingly curious as to what character type(s) comprise the dominant "geeks" of board games! I am an (I)NTJ, (weak "I") and though INTJs comprise just 2% of the general population and are mostly men (females are extremely rare - "Where are you all, my ladies???"), I am theorizing that a lot of gamers are NT. (The four NTs (ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP, INTP) as a group, represent only 6% of the population.)

This a redo from a previous survey. Let's see if anything has changed.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Myers-Briggs character TRAITS analysis, you can take the test at 16personalities.com. Though I disagree with labeling it PERSONALITY - which can be unlearned - TRAITS tend to be more inherent - basically how one was initially "wired" from birth - and is more resistant to change. There are no right or wrong answers.

What say everybody???

That website again is 16personalities.com
 
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Boaty McBoatface
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Logician (INTP-t)

What crap, I am just a miserable sod.
 
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Meeple Up
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The defender. ISFJ

You should put a poll up in your first post. That would be fun to see the results.
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Bryan Thunkd
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Florence
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Bruce Gazdecki
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Lindsey
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ISTJ-A (the Logistician).
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chris schott
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ADVOCATE (INFJ-A)
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Keith Hammons
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Santa Monica
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ESTJ executive
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April W
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MEDIATOR (INFP-A)

Seems pretty accurate. I have taken the test here and there over the years and never quite remember my results, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't change much.
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Andrew J.
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INTJ - have taken this test a half-dozen times and this is invariably my result.
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Doug Hook
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Lansing
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"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
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Still INPT. Not expecting any changes.
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Alain Curato
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INTJ-T
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Edward Kowynia
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ENTJ - "The Commander". Appropriate maybe...
great question and thread start. I am curious where people fall...
Ed
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Eddy Sterckx
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ESTJ - different test, always the same result, but according to my traits I *have* to take the test when someone brings it up whistle
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TED DORNBOS
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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1079768/what-personality-ty...

This is the link as to what the results tally were to the original post.

Enjoy and credos to the original contributor!

-Ted
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Vita Est Certamine
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I'm a park ranger is a protector. I protect the land from the people, the people from the land, the people from each other, and the people from themselves.
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ENFJ-a The Protagonist
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Thomas Diener
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Still test out as an INFP-T, 'The Mediator',
which hasn't changed since at least Nov 30, 2013 (date of last thread).
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Adam Smith
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ENFP-A... Always a sore thumb round these parts.
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Jonas Gustafsson

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ENTP.

I prefer to read reviews to actually playing games. I'm always thinking about rules and game mechanisms and how to improve them. I love it when a new game comes out. Then I read the reviews and the rules (if posted online) and if it's any good it will provide me with food for thought. I actually buy about two games per year and participate in like ten games. I'm not a collector but sometimes I buy a game just to support it.
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Kris Van Beurden
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INFP - Mediator. Usually this. Occasionally end up as a INTP.
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Eddy Sterckx
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Tegarend wrote:
INFP - Mediator. Usually this. Occasionally end up as a INTP.


Funny how you're the polar opposite of me (ESTJ)
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Jason H
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“THE DEBATER” (ENTP-A)

Yep . That's me.
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Peter Terry

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INTP-T Logician as well
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Gus Logan
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ENTJ - but I know what I want to be, and I'm pretty good with tests...
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Pete Martyn
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INFP -- Mediator -- very consistently. Though my results tend to place me near the middle of most of those categories. It's like I'm mediating myself!
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Jeremy Henderson
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ENFP

I strongly agree with your prediction about a higher prevalence with N preference, and I think you are probably right about NT.
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