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Sunday, 25 January 2009


I did this recently and came out as a Mechanic:
"The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.
The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters".
Some of it is definitely right but I have never considered joining the police or the fire service!

A comment to Mr Cornflower, I note that Cornflower's two weblogs bring up very different results! I know which one I think is closer to the author of those weblogs but I was interested at how different the results were.

Dark Puss doesn't have a weblog, so I put in my personal web page and I am also INTP. Like Lindsay and Mr Cornflower I have also taken Myers-Briggs as part of my professional development, and this is a pretty good attempt at characterising me.

Somehow it managed to miss my obsession with the Lady M... (an in-joke I'm afraid for those who know me and by website well!)

I don't know what to think. I got the result that I am "a doer".
"The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time."
In my dreams maybe. lol I am ill and disabled, I sit still all day and read quietly, it's my only activity, besides blogging. Have a nice Sunday.

Like you I have had to take Myers-Briggs for professional reasons and despite inveterate scepticism about the unspoken conceptual assumptions behind it I have to admit - rather grudgingly - that in a number of respects it was painfully accurate. It is perhaps like the paradox of caricature - that by exaggeration and simplication it captures what in some sense can be seen as the 'essence' of a personality.
I can also confirm for wider audiences that the results for both BDFAR and Cornflower give a fair idea of both Lindsay and Mrs Cornflower....

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