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My personality type is
INTP 23%
LNUX 11%
STFU 35%
Bitter Crack Baby (TM) 29%

Votes: 17

 Myers Briggs Type Indicator

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 15, 2002
I came across this interesting link in a recent comment. While I'm sure that the personality inventory has good, hard science behind it, the descriptions of the different personality types leave much to be desired. I was hoping the intelligent, handsome and sexy readership of Adequacy could help me properly categorize the following:

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  • Retard
  • Career Criminal
  • Crack Whore
  • Layabout
  • Terrorist
  • Sociopath
  • Asshole
  • Granola Head
  • Liberalist
  • I look forward to your responses with great interest.


    Required Reading (none / 0) (#1)
    by First Incision on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 07:25:07 PM PST
    We may all want to refer to an earlier Adequacy article on this subject.
    Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

    HAXOR! (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ben Reid on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 07:53:29 PM PST
    or INTP, same thing.

    Internet Nuclear Testing Pact (none / 0) (#9)
    by because it isnt on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 02:50:58 AM PST
    or INTP, same thing.

    Yes, haxors get in via the Internet News Transport Protocol.

    Watch your back, Yoshi. -- because it isn't

    Dude, you are clearly l33t (n/t) (none / 0) (#10)
    by Ben Reid on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 02:59:20 AM PST

    This is not science at all. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by elenchos on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 08:39:24 PM PST
    It doesn't take into account the vital role played by the Id, the Ego and the Superego, for example, nor does it even mention the Oedipus Complex. There is nothing of the subconscious, and nothing in this Meyers-Briggs type indicicator measures the level of anal-genital psychosexual development. If you don't know if someone is stuck in the oral or anal stage, then what do you know about them at all? And what about the interpretation of dreams? What about displaced eroticism, or smothering mothers? If they claim to have any understanding of how the mind works, they should at least be conversant with the basics.

    It never ceases to amaze me what sort of flim flam people will believe. Not that your sources are any better. Clearly they suffer from a transferrence of father-figure rebellion towards Dr. Freud and compulsively attack him in order to hide their homosexual impulses. Sick fuckers.

    I do, I do, I do
    --Bikini Kill

    Dr Freud eh (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Ben Reid on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 09:19:10 PM PST
    If this psychoanalysis stuff is so good, how come Freud never had a single functional relationship with a woman and spent most of his life pumping coke into his nostrils to get by?

    Dr. Sigmund Fraud... (none / 0) (#5)
    by The Mad Scientist on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 09:27:07 PM PST the psychiatry version of T.D. Lysenko.

    Am I supposed to take Elenchos seriously?

    If you take anything on this site seriously, (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by because it isnt on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 04:00:19 AM PST
    especially Refutation, then you deserve everything you get. -- because it isn't

    elenchos, my man, (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by tkatchev on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 09:42:43 PM PST
    You are about a century too late.

    Peace and much love...

    Freud.. (none / 0) (#8)
    by DG on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 02:12:50 AM PST
    Bah,Freudians, are pompous windbags, they need to step into first the 20th century then into the 21st, it amazes me you can sit there and claim that it has to do with some oral-anal fixation or fear of daddy?, what year are you living in? we have made many advances to psychology, not disproving freud but more like making his teachings less likely, than others, jung had better ideas,
    2002, DG. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

    Your anger... (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by elenchos on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 11:05:08 AM PST
    ...can be a healthy thing. Why do you feel so much emotion about Dr. Freud, do you think? Please, share with us.

    I do, I do, I do
    --Bikini Kill

    elenchos, (4.00 / 2) (#14)
    by tkatchev on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 12:43:46 PM PST
    You must have a very small penis.

    Do you wanna play the "whose bigger" game? I promise I won't bite. :)

    Peace and much love...

    Sex, sex, sex! (3.50 / 2) (#15)
    by elenchos on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 02:01:58 PM PST
    It always goes back to sex, doesn't it? Once you realize that, you have to admit that Freud was right, don't you?

    I do, I do, I do
    --Bikini Kill

    So, (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by tkatchev on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 10:58:25 PM PST
    Is that a "yes" or a "no"?

    Don't make me wait. ;)

    Peace and much love...

    What about (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by alice on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 04:49:55 PM PST
    the Electra Complex? Why do fans of Freud, such as yourself, always seem to ignore that? As if the only people who have complexes are men. Hrmph.

    What do women want? (none / 0) (#17)
    by elenchos on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 06:29:58 PM PST

    I do, I do, I do
    --Bikini Kill

    Don't you know? (5.00 / 2) (#18)
    by alice on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 10:49:12 PM PST
    Women want to be adored, but only by the right men. These men must also say and do the right things at all times -- in practice this may not be as simple as it sounds, because sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing, since an assortment of flaws (of the right kind) is endearing.

    That's all.

    Not simple,... (none / 0) (#20)
    by The Mad Scientist on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 02:07:01 AM PST
    ...maybe even impossible.

    A typical RTFM issue, but complicated with unavailability of the manual in question. If there would be a HOWTO, or at least a HOWTO-lite...

    Can one at least rely on that all women want at least basically the same, so experimental results could be reused safely?

    RTFM! (none / 0) (#21)
    by nathan on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 08:26:38 AM PST
    Here ya go!

    Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

    Unfortunately (for you), no... (none / 0) (#22)
    by alice on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 12:56:47 PM PST
    Your experimental findings with one woman are not applicable to all others. Maybe it would help for you to think of a woman as a machine learning problem; she is a profoundly complex being, and you must construct a machine which will become progressively more capable of decision making with every piece of input it garners from her (through some form of communication). The woman is the input for your learner (say, a decision tree or neural network). And after processing voluminous input you may build up a reasonably reliable framework for responding to her, but a different woman will amost certainly require a new framework. Each woman is a whole new mine of complexity which you must "learn".

    Just wondering. (none / 0) (#23)
    by derek3000 on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 01:07:42 PM PST
    Is the implication here that men aren't complicated?

    "Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

    Not to be harsh, dear, but... (5.00 / 3) (#25)
    by hauntedattics on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 03:19:24 PM PST
    take a look at your recent diary entry and then answer your own question.

    (You still rock, though.)

    (In case you were wondering, yes, that's "you" in the singular and the plural.)

    I hope you know... (none / 0) (#26)
    by derek3000 on Thu Apr 18th, 2002 at 06:10:51 AM PST
    that I'm not like that in real life. The bravado is there to lighten the burden of my newly-single status and everything that comes with it.

    "Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

    Sorry... (none / 0) (#27)
    by hauntedattics on Thu Apr 18th, 2002 at 07:30:18 AM PST
    that you view single life as a burden. It can be quite interesting and growth-inducing if approached in the right way. Of course, I'm not really one to talk about single life. It's been an awfully long time since my single days.

    And yes, I know you're not like that in real life. I just wanted to have some fun and tease you a bit. Teasing is a habit of mine that I think is charming and everyone else probably thinks is annoying.

    And remember that I did say that you - and men in general - rock.

    It's not that it's a burden... (none / 0) (#28)
    by derek3000 on Thu Apr 18th, 2002 at 07:38:25 AM PST
    it's just that my relationship of 3 years ended on Sunday. There are a lot of changes happening all at once right now.

    "Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

    See my email. n/t (none / 0) (#29)
    by hauntedattics on Thu Apr 18th, 2002 at 07:11:02 PM PST

    I didn't get it. (none / 0) (#30)
    by derek3000 on Fri Apr 19th, 2002 at 06:09:27 AM PST
    Sorry. Maybe you should try here.

    "Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

    Tried again just now. n/t (none / 0) (#31)
    by hauntedattics on Fri Apr 19th, 2002 at 06:28:00 AM PST

    Women's Complexity (none / 0) (#24)
    by jvance on Wed Apr 17th, 2002 at 02:27:20 PM PST
    is the true test of a man's intelligence. If you can't get laid, you're a friggin' idiot.
    Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

    I can ID a few off the top of my head (none / 0) (#7)
    by nx01 on Mon Apr 15th, 2002 at 10:51:46 PM PST
    Terrorist is INFJ.

    Granola-head is INFP.

    And sociopath is definitely INTP.

    "Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
    -- James Gosling

    Good analysis (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by Ben Reid on Tue Apr 16th, 2002 at 03:25:54 AM PST
    Here's the rest ...

    Career Criminal: ISTP (Crafter)

    Crack Whore: ENTP (Provider)

    Layabout: ENFP (Champion)

    Asshole: ISTJ (Inspector)

    Liberalist: elenchos


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