Monday, July 02, 2007

I always knew I was a crackpot

I've taken the Myers-Briggs personality test innumerable times, first in high school, and I've always been a clear INTJ--but back then I was very strongly each one of those components, and now they're more moderated. Still, I enjoyed this assessment:

Your Score: Crackpot - INTJ

30% Extraversion, 65% Intuition, 60% Thinking, 73% Judging

People hate you.

Paris Hilton hates Nicole Richie. Lex Luther hates Superman. Garfield hates Mondays.

But none these even rates against the insurmountable hate people have for you.

I mean, you're pretty damn clever and you know it. You love to flaunt your potential. Heard the word "arrogant" lately? How about "jerk?" Or perhaps they only say that behind your back.

That's right. I know I can say this cause you're not going to cry. You're not exactly the most emotional person. You'd rather spend time with your theoretical questions and abstract theories than with other people.

Ever been kissed? Ever even been on a date? Trust me, your inflated ego is a complete turnoff with the opposite sex and I am telling you, you're not that great with relationships as it is. You're never going to be a dude or chick magnet, purely because you're more concerned with yourself than others. Meh. They all hate you already anyway.

How about this- "stubborn?" Hrm? Heard that lately? All those facts which don't fit your theories must just be wrong, right? I mean, really, the vast amounts of time you spend with your head in the're just plain strange.


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Sisyphus said...

Heh. I've always come out an INTJ on the Myers-Briggs, but on this particular one I came out "Borefest." Must say your picture was more interesting.

Propter Doc said...

Welcome to crackpot city. There seem to be quite a few in blogland!

Fretful Porpentine said...

Good Lord, is everyone in academia a J except me, or just all the ones who have blogs???

Flavia said...

FP: it does seem that way. . . but take heart: the stereotype of the absent-minded professor couldn't exist without some Ps.

Doc: funny, but all the INTJs out there seem to be actual scientists! I remember being concerned about this predicted career path when I was in high school.

The most affirming sentence I've found about INTJs from other sources is something to the effect that we have that rare combination of imaginativeness and reliability. I can get behind that.

Tenured Radical said...

Welcome home Flavia -- funny, yous truck me as just the opposite of a crackpot.

Oh well.


sakthi said...

It is nice to take personality tests, it'll help you to evaluate and understand yourself..But I had always problem in personality test, I thought I'm answering those questions on the basis of what I want to be rather than what I'm now..
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