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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Logician (INTP-t)

What crap, I am just a miserable sod.
 
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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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ISTJ-A (the Logistician).
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ADVOCATE (INFJ-A)
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ESTJ executive
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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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INTJ - have taken this test a half-dozen times and this is invariably my result.
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Still INPT. Not expecting any changes.
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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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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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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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ENFJ-a The Protagonist
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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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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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INFP - Mediator. Usually this. Occasionally end up as a INTP.
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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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“THE DEBATER” (ENTP-A)

Yep . That's me.
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INTP-T Logician as well
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ENTJ - but I know what I want to be, and I'm pretty good with tests...
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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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Architect (INTJ-T)
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INTP and female-not sure that's exactly the one you're asking where the females at, but.....
EDIT: It had been a few years so I took it again. Still INTP(-A) whatever the A means.
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