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what's your Myers Briggs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by amandil, Dec 13, 2005.

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what's your myers-briggs type?

  1. ENFJ

    29 vote(s)
    6.4%
  2. ENFP

    21 vote(s)
    4.6%
  3. ENTJ

    54 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. ENTP

    12 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. ESFJ

    17 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. ESFP

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. ESTJ

    23 vote(s)
    5.1%
  8. ESTP

    4 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. INFJ

    57 vote(s)
    12.6%
  10. INFP

    18 vote(s)
    4.0%
  11. INTJ

    120 vote(s)
    26.5%
  12. INTP

    30 vote(s)
    6.6%
  13. ISFJ

    15 vote(s)
    3.3%
  14. ISFP

    5 vote(s)
    1.1%
  15. ISTJ

    34 vote(s)
    7.5%
  16. ISTP

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. amandil

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  3. Dakota

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    Right after I voted I saw the spread pop up and I was like, dang, everyone is an INTJ . . . only to see that yes, everyone who voted is . . . but at this point there is an n=2.
     
  4. ivy91

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    When I took this in college, I was an INTJ, but now that I'm working, I scored ENTJ. I wonder if I am an "E" who didn't let myself get distracted by things while being a nerd in school, or an "I" who is having way too good of a time b/c in less than a year, it'll be back to the books hardcore. Either way, cheers to having a good ole time! :)
     
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    Mine didn't surprise me, ENFJ. Strong E, mild J, Middle N and F.

    I am so damn social, I tried to have a conversation with my M-B test.
     
  6. baby4you

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    im with you, it goes with the name, dont you think, baby? :rolleyes: ;)
     
  7. RayhanS1282

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    ISFJ.

    I am caring but brooding and distant....much needed characteristics to become a superhero. :D
     
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    ENFP - 'the champion' !
     
  9. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy
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    thus far, i'm the lone infp. weak f (tested as a t once), moderate i, strong n and super strong p. we're supposedly healer idealists. i like that. :)
     
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    Scoot over! Theres two of us now!
     
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    NFP rocks \m/
     
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    ENTJ

    as the article said: "I don't care to sit by the window on an airplane. If I can't control it, why look?"

    sounds about right... :D
     
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    Two years ago (before I became a pre-med, actually) I was an ESFP. After graduating, getting a real job, and deciding to try for medical school I just discovered that I am now an ESFJ (but only 11% J). Guess I had to get my act together :rolleyes:

    I think I had more fun when I was an ESFP "diva" though!! :laugh:
     
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    First Architect Rational.
     
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    For years, I always got INTP with these tests, but since about the middle of college, I've been getting INTJ. Seems like the major difference in the descriptions is that INTJs have more confidence... sounds about right.
     
  16. stiffany

    stiffany Hurry up and wait...
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    Haha I was thinking of setting up this poll myself...I used to be INFJ...now I'm an ENFJ, "benevolent pedagogue." College is a time for changes! And apparently now I have something in common with Bob Saget,hurray :cool:
     
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    EXFJ (evenly split between S & N, hence the X)
     
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    ha ha. amazingly, the 5 times i've taken a version of this exam in one of its various manifestations, I've come up as an INFJ... at least I'm consistent. :)
     
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    And then there was this quote:

    "I'm really sorry you have to die."

    Oops.

    Looks like we have a lot of ENTJ and INTJ.
     
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    The description of INTJ claimed that this was 1% of the population... my as*! I thought I was unique for a second.
     
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    But we're already a self-selecting sample... and pre-meds are most definitely less than 1% of the overall population.

    I'm not surprised that premeds are more often XXTJ, but I would've thought that doctors would be more extraverted than introverted?
     
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    maybe all 1% of INTJs are pre med...haha, wouldn't be surprised. We're a special bunch... :laugh:
     
  24. amandil

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    Here are the different "names" for each type:

    ENFJ Teacher Idealist
    ENFP Champion Idealist
    ENTJ Fieldmarshal Rational
    ENTP Inventor Rational
    ESFJ Provider Guardian
    ESFP Performer Artisan
    ESTJ Supervisor Guardian
    ESTP Promoter Artisan
    INFJ Counselor Idealist
    INFP Healer Idealist
    INTJ Mastermind Rational
    INTP Architect Rational
    ISFJ Protector Guardian
    ISFP Composer Artisan
    ISTJ Inspector Guardian
    ISTP Crafter Artisan

    So, apparently the "Mastermind" (INTJ) is the most common M-B type for pre-meds on SDN who respond to polls, with "Counselor" (INFJ) and "Fieldmarshal" (ENTJ) tied for a distant second. "Performer" (ESFP), "Promoter" (ESTP), "Composer" (ISFP), "Crafter" (ISTP) are all still at 0 -- and they are all Artisan (SP) types. Interesting!
     
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    INFJ "counselor idealist" :)
     
  26. OwnageMobile

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    Im the only ESTP suckas (well, at the moment)

    You guys are all the same... oh wait.

    Cool poll idea btw
     
  27. Jon Davis

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    I am ENFP. It says we are only 3% of the population. Interesting...

    I read the descriptions and it seems kind of hoaky. I think I could only relate to about 50% of the description at best. Tests like these are crap, it is hard to gauge a personality and call them a certain type. Everyone is different.

    A famous fictional person I share's my type is Balkie from Perfect Strangers. Now my life is complete. :D

    I'm going to go do the Dance of Joy now.
     
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    INTJ My ego is now extra inflated. I took this in undergrad...same result so I pursued it with success.

    Strategic planning
    Reorganization projects

    General management consulting
    Inventor
    Artist
    Art teacher
    Astronomy
    Academic curriculum design

    Organization development
    Creating and applying technology to complex areas
    Psychoanalysis

    Business acquisitions and mergers
    Investment analysis
    Philosopher
    Systems analysis
    Architect
    Interior design
    ******Scientific research
    Design engineering
    Artificial intelligence
    Neurology
    Neuropsychology

    Biomedical engineering
    housemate
    Human resources consulting


    Famous INTJs:
    Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers)
    Susan B. Anthony
    Arthur Ashe, tennis champion

    Augustus Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus)Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
    William J. Bennett, "drug czar"
    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironsides)
    Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane) (Fletch)

    Phil Donahue
    Michael Dukakis, governor of Mass., 1988 U.S. Dem. pres. candidate
    Greg Gumbel, television sportscaster
    Hannibal, Carthaginian military leader
    Veronica Hamel (Hill Street Blues)
    Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote)
    Orel Leonard Hershiser, IV
    Peter Jennings
    *******Charles Everett Koop FORMER SURGEON GENERAL
    Ivan Lendl
    C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
    Joan Lunden
    Edwin Moses, U.S. olympian (hurdles)
    Martina Navratilova
    Charles Rangel, U. S. Representative, D-N.Y.
    Pernell Roberts (Bonanza)
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
    Josephine Tey (Elizabeth Mackintosh), mystery writer (Brat Farrar)
    Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
    Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense
    General Colin Powell, US Secretary of State
    Lance Armstrong
    Richard Gere (Pretty Woman)
    Katie Couric

    U.S. Presidents:
    Chester A. Arthur
    Calvin Coolidge REALLY LIKE THIS GUY!!!!!
    Thomas Jefferson

    John F. Kennedy
    James K. Polk
    Woodrow Wilson
     
  29. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    I still do a double take when I read that. And it's on my diploma too!
     
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    Hmmmm, in the last poll we found out that 30% of SDN are virgins. On this poll 30% is revealed as INTJs. Coincidence!?

    ;) j/k - we intj-ers are cool!
     
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    hmm... supposedly, INFPs are Healers in the Idealist group. Wonder why they only make up 3-4% of us?
     
  32. amandil

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    :laugh: there was another mbti poll this past summer!!
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=205344

    ...but it had open results :eek:

    Here's another type-determination test:
    http://www.socionics.com/sta/sta-1-r.html?0:::

    Here's an interesting page with type descriptions:
    http://www.sac.edu/students/admissions/placement_testing/mbtitype.htm

    And here are some pages linking mbti type to med specialty (originally from deuist -- thanks!):
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11228862&dopt=Abstract
    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/Success/Who%20does%20what.htm
    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/Success/career.htm
     
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    i think that might have to do with how many of us are probably thinking of going into tough specialties where the critical thinking/leadership roles are going to be more important than the more nurturing connotation of "healer"

    just a thought. that said, i'm a probable primary care guy myself, and i was entj, so almost completely opposite the "healer"

    who knows... :confused:
     
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    ENTP, really xNTx

    Did you notice that >40% of the premeds here are the NT temperment?
    Interesting, since only ~10% of the general population (GP) are NT.
    Also, 76% of SDN posters are N, while only 26% of the GP are.

    http://www.infj.org/archive/typestats.html
     
  35. OrnotMajestic

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    Strong ENFP here.
     
  36. Zoom-Zoom

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    Another INFJ here. I totally agree with the personality description.

    Some famous ones:

    cool ones:
    Jimmy Carter (I love Jimmy Carter!)
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nelson Mandela

    random:
    Mel Gibson
    Carie Fisher
    Nicole Kidman
    Jamie Fox
    Tom Selleck
    Billy Crystal
     
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    as usual, mostly INTJs. i love all the talk of how docs are supposed to be people oriented and blah blah.
     

  38. how did they figure out the ratios on this? also, i wonder if any of these are statistically significant... i'm way too lazy to try to calculate this... not that i can even remember what a p-value is :laugh:

    seriously though if any of you took biostat, is this survey useful?

    it looks like it goes like this: (but they're values are somewhat different).

    1. add up all N for specialty.
    2. divide by 4 (for four temperaments, giving you average n in a specialty per temperament).
    3. then take N for a specific specialty and divide by quantity obtained in step 2 (to give you proportion of N versus average n)
     
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    It's hard to believe that I'm really 11% "J" when I just crammed all my studying for my biochem final into 6.5 hours last night :oops:

    But.... on a brighter note..... I'm DONE!!! No more science classes!!! woohoo!!! *does a little dance*

    well...until med school starts, anyway :rolleyes:
     
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    So I read on my type profile the INTJ often have problems in relationships....any other INTJ have problems in realtionships? I thought it was just me :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, does the failure of my first marriage count?

    I know that many people think me 'arrogant' and tend to feel inadequate around me. I can see the arrogant thing - I'm quite shy and don't say much in large crowds unless VERY nervous (but one on one I'm totally fine with). The inadequate thing totally escapes me. My husband says it's because I project this air of confidence. I don't see it... I truly see everyone as being better than I am at something (and ALWAYS at geography).
     
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    estj here. but i was only 1% S. i don't get that. how am I S if its only 1% but like 68% E. i dont get the percentages.
    -mota
     
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    carie fisher is a raging b*tch in real life. she called me a drunken idiot when i was out her house. and i wasn't even that drunk. and everyone else there seemed to love me.
    -mota
     
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    Your kids are ADORABLE--as are you. Shy, I think we are twins separated at birth. We MUST sit down over some wine and chat about the similarities of our lives!
     
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    ShyRem I need more coffee.
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    gd, we REALLY need to get a CU interview together!
     
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    i'm calling oprah.
    -mota
     
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    INTJ, which does describe me well. I remember taking this test in high school and now I'm curious to see what it was.
     
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    I wonder if other pre-professional groups have a similar tendency to cluster around certain types? Too bad there's no forums.studentlawyer.net or forums.studentbusiness.net :laugh:
     
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    INTJ, hooray for the "Mastermind"!
     
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    Nice job bumping a thread 36 times older than your membership
     
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    INFJ. I remember taking it in high school and I had the same result. I thought it was interesting how the careers listed that I'd most likely enter was very accurate: artist, medical doctor, and psychologist. I've considered all 3 (and obviously plan on entering medicine).
     

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