Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama, me, and the Myers-Brigg (updated)

According to some dude's non-scientific assessment, Obama and I share the same Myers-Brigg type: ENTP (extravert, intuition, thinking, perceiving). If I remember correctly, us ENTP'ers make up approximately 1% of the population.

I would like to believe this guy's assessment is 100% accurate, because by air-tight and flawless logic, it means I too am charismatic and presidential.

Update: Chad of Homebrewed Christianity, in a buzz-killing-like fashion, found an unscientific assessment in which Obama has his personality type: ENFP.

9 comments:

mberenis said...

Bush has a new $10 billion dollar grant for us.

Bush's New Grant

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Drew said...

Pretty sure that is my first spam comment. Dammit.

Drew said...

Out of curiosity, do you all know your Myers-Brigg type?

JCWhite said...

Couch potato

Chad Crawford said...

My type is enfp, right on the border of infp, and this article unscientifically assigns Obama my personality type, "the Idealist". Hmm... I'm not gonna try to guesstimate where he lands on the t/f scale, so I'll leave it at that.

Matt F. said...

I'm an INTP, "the thinker". The wife is an ENTJ, "the executive". I sit around thinking and she gets stuff done.

Katie said...

Oh, just ignore Chad with his ENFP business. You can still be charismatic and presidential. After all, this is America.

:-)

Darren Staley said...

I have taken the MB twice, once when applying for a job at work and again when I began college. One was 15 years ago and the other quite a while as well.

In both cases, I was ISFJ. I don't know anybody in this room but Drew, but I think he will agree that this is me 100%:

ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their "need to be needed." In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them

ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted--even take advantage of them. Admittedly, the problem is sometimes aggravated by the ISFJs themselves; for instance, they are notoriously bad at delegating ("If you want it done right, do it yourself"). And although they're hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they're getting, it's somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself). (And as low-profile Is, their actions don't call attention to themselves as with charismatic Es.) Because of all of this, ISFJs are often overworked, and as a result may suffer from psychosomatic illnesses.

In the workplace, ISFJs are methodical and accurate workers, often with very good memories and unexpected analytic abilities; they are also good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others.

Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice.

Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it. One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven't known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ's unexplained moodiness.

Tripp said...

I am an ENTP, so I guess Obama loves killing Wookies on Star Wars Battlefront too.