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Re: Anything else to declare?

From:Patrick Littell <puchitao@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 15, 2005, 4:38
> Just for the record, like Andreas I'm an ENTJ (78-75-12-44), although > the particular test I just took probably exaggerates my extroversion > somewhat. I've always been a J, though.
ENTJ here, too, only slightly E and J. It says we (the "Field Marshalls") are only 2% of the population, so perhaps we're overrepresented here: three of a couple handfuls of respondants. The trouble with the I/E questions is that I answer all of them positively. Are you content to be alone? Yes. Are you comfortable being the center of attention? Yes. You enjoy socialization? Yes. You can sit there and read a book alone for hours? Yes. Anyway, I'm a little bit skeptical of this whole "parameters" approach to personality, if I may call it that. How about an "optimality theory" of personality: all people have the same set of conflicting priorities, and we define personalities as different orderings thereof? Of course, these descriptions of Myers-Briggs tests seem to stress that you're not only T or F (or I or E); it's just that you give one greater priority and thus it's more practiced. So maybe my idea isn't all that original after all. -- Patrick Littell Voice Mail: ext 744 Spring 05 Office Hours: M 3:00-6:00