For a long time ago, I did my first (of many subsequent!) personality test, as part of some mgmt/leadership training program I was more or less forced to do. It was the classic Myers-Briggs Personality Test. I came out then, as well as in all subsequent ones, as INTJ (later on, when they added one more letter, as INTJ-T).
Just the other day, when I was listening to Physics Professor Tom Murphy talking about energy, climate etc, he mentioned that he some time ago invited readers of his very popular blog, “Do the Math” to do the Mayers-Briggs test, and that the results blew his mind : some 75% were either INTJ (“Architect”) or INTP (“Logician”) !
That result is amazing, since according to the various sites that do personality testing, INT*’s represent just 4% of the population!
So whatever you think about the validity of personality tests, there seems to be at least some interesting signal in that finding, i.e. that people that spend their spare time trying to understand complex issues like energy, climate etc come from a very small fraction of the total population.
So, since my ramblings on this blog are pretty much about various aspects of science, I’m curious about whether (the few) readers of this blog also are fundamentally INT*’s (which I suspect is the case).
In order to find out, I’d be very happy if you, dear reader, would take the few minutes it takes to do a free Mayers-Briggs test provided in the link below, and posting your overall result (INTJ/ENTJ/… etc) in the comments section.
Here’s the link : Mayers-Briggs Personality Test