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Meyers-Briggs INTJ

Freewheeling on your interests may lead to interesting discoveries.
Today I wanted to add some meat to my FoaF file and discovered in the
vocabulary the foaf:meyersBriggs

The foaf:myersBriggs property represents the
Myers Briggs (MBTI) approach to personality taxonomy. It is included in
FOAF as an example of a property that takes certain constrained values,
and to give some additional detail to the FOAF files of those who choose
to include it. The foaf:myersBriggs property applies only to the
foaf:Person class; wherever you see it, you can infer it is being
applied to a person.
The foaf:myersBriggs property is interesting
in that it illustrates how FOAF can serve as a carrier for various kinds
of information, without necessarily being commited to any associated
worldview. Not everyone will find myersBriggs (or star signs, or blood
types, or the four humours) a useful perspective on human behaviour and
personality. The inclusion of a Myers Briggs property doesn’t indicate
that FOAF endorses the underlying theory, any more than the existence of
foaf:weblog is an endorsement of soapboxes.

Okay, but
how to determine your MB-type (after all there are just 16 such types)?
Clearly, you can consult the official Myers-Briggs page. You
can also follow the online Test,
but by far the quickest way to determine your type is to look up the Myers-Briggs
. One makes four choices between 2 options (pretty obvious, at
least to me). In a few seconds it was clear to me that I had to be an
INTJ-personality. But, what does this mean? There is an excellent
page The
Personality Type Portraits
explaining what kind of information is
contained in your MB-type : ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers
The Guardians
ISFJ – The Nurturers
ESFJ – The Caregivers
ISTP – The Mechanics
ESTP – The Doers
ESFP – The
ISFP – The Artists
ENTJ – The Executives
INTJ – The Scientists
ENTP – The Visionaries
INTP – The
ENFJ – The Givers
INFJ – The Protectors
– The Inspirers
INFP – The Idealists
This may look like a
self-fulfilling phrophecy but I swear I didn’t know any of these types
before. Still, let’s have a look how a typical INTJ is
supposed to interact with others

Other people may have a
difficult time understanding an INTJ. They may see them as aloof and
reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their
affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support
as others may need or desire. That doesn’t mean that he or she doesn’t
truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically
feel the need to express it.

sounds familiar? Another

When under a great deal of stress, the INTJ
may become obsessed with mindless repetitive, Sensate activities, such
as over-drinking. They may also tend to become absorbed with minutia and
details that they would not normally consider important to their overall

Fortunately, I ended up with a common career for
my MB-type…

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