Just trying to get a general feel, here…



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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’ll go first:
    Enneagram: 5
    Myers-Briggs: INTP

    Oh, and I’m a Libra.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I suppose I should also say that I appreciate that there are many readers out there who may have never commented on our site before. Please understand that I am *MOST* interested in your results.

    “But I’ve never commented before and I don’t want to use my real name!”, I hear you say.

    I can appreciate that. As such, I’m going to suggest you use the handle “Reader”, “Grippytape”, “Stoopgnome”, “Bradleycooperfan151”, or something that you’ve always *WISHED* that your nickname was as your handle for when you leave the comment telling us your Enneagram and your Myers-Briggs.

    I’m trying to figure something out, you see… and I need your help to do it.


  3. Avatar Tod Kelly says:


    MB: ENFP

    It probably will do no good for me to go over once more why I think these tests are inherently flawed, so I’ll hold my tongue, except to say that 3/ENFPs totally rock.Report

  4. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Enneagram: 4/9, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think 6 was most on-target.

    MB: INTJ (I didn’t take that test, but heaven knows I’ve taken it a great many variations of it and with rare exception, it’s INTJ)Report

  5. Avatar Don Zeko says:

    Enneagram: 5/7
    MB: INFPReport

  6. Avatar MaxL says:

    yep, INTP. Nothing novel or new to see over here.Report

  7. Avatar Alex Knapp says:

    4. ENTP.Report

  8. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Enneagram 9

  9. Avatar wardsmith says:

    I was ENTP on a MB test that was personally given by Mrs. Katharine Meyers. Somewhere around here I’ve got the original score sheet. The letters supposedly aren’t as important as the numbers but I don’t remember why. It has been at least 20 yrs.

    My friend tried to license the MB test for something that he was going to do online and the foundation refused. In the end they were copied without royalties as far as I can tell, although my friend wasn’t the culprit by any means. He just brought me along to the meetings as the “internet expert” but she was very interested in me. When she asked if I was going to be involved in the new company I said “No, perhaps as an investment”. That might have been the deal killer I don’t know. I’ve taken /lots/ of tests in my life, they don’t mean that much to me. I am an inventor and an entrepreneur and she was very “See how accurate this is?” I said I could game the test and produce any outcome she wanted, she tested me verbally and agreed after she saw how I answered. She asked how long I’d studied their system and I said, “never”, which was entirely true. MB isn’t an intelligence test (of which I’ve had many) but it is a preference delineator.

    Even though I think of these things as largely hocus pocus, there is a part of me that is wide open to them, because I like to believe there’s a bit of truth everywhere. Supposedly that’s my ENTP trait.Report

    • Avatar ktward says:

      MB isn’t an intelligence test (of which I’ve had many) but it is a preference delineator.

      No one here has suggested that M-B is an intelligence test. It’s a safe bet that we’re all aware that it is a personality test. I would hope that your entrepreneurial friend was equally aware of this fact but in light of your anecdote, maybe not. Perhaps that explains why the M-B foundation refused their request. (That, and maybe your friend’s endeavor was seeking to make a profit from MBTI’s official online instrument for which they already charge a tidy $60)

      In any event, personality test has long and ubiquitously served as an easy moniker to remember, so I’m not sure that “preference delineator” will catch on.Report

    • Avatar Chris says:

      One thing that a full version of any serious personality test, including the M-B, does is include questions that are designed to detect response sets. It’s impossible completely prevent people from gaming the test, of course, and researchers expect that (it’s noise), but unless you’re really paying attention, it’s more difficult to do so than it might at first seem, because they throw questions in there to trip people up.

      This is also what validity and reliability measures are for.Report

  10. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    E: 6 points in “7”, 5 points in “1” and “4”

    MB: INFP, but none more than “slight” or “moderate”.Report

  11. Avatar Zac says:

    I am both a lurker and someone who reads this site thoroughly on a near-daily basis.

    Enneagram: 6/5
    MB: INTJReport

  12. Avatar Murali says:

    Ennegram: 5
    Myers-Briggs: INTPReport

    • Avatar Roger says:

      I scored the exact same as Murali and JB. Who’d of thunk?Report

      • Avatar James Hanley says:

        That makes 4 of us.

        While I know there’s great skepticism about Myers-Briggs I tend to put some faith in it wholly on the basis of my reaction to it. When I read the section about INTPs, it all makes perfect sense, whereas reading about the others makes me feel like I’m an anthropologist studying a strange culture with mysterious rituals. At the extreme, the thought of being some of those types is positively repulsive (I’m sure they’re actually good people, I suppose). MB was really helpful to me, an awkward kid who didn’t fit in well, in coming to grips with myself at a time when I was deeply unhappy.

        I’m deeply suspicious of the Enneagram because I found the questions really badly written. I’m suspect they weren’t written by an NT.Report

        • “I’m deeply suspicious of the Enneagram because I found the questions really badly written. I’m suspect they weren’t written by an NT.”

          Allow me to rewrite that sentence as: “I’m deeply suspicious of my present biology course because I find the questions really badly written. I suspect they weren’t written by an NT. God, I miss orgo.” and you’ll have captured my exact thoughts on the prospect of spending the rest of today studying for my upcoming exam.Report

  13. Avatar Lurker87 says:

    Enneagram is all over the place:
    Types 1, 5 and 6 get 6 points each
    Types 7 and 9 get 5 points each
    I don’t want to judge it myself which ‘describes’ me best.

    MB: INTJ (but “You have marginal or no preference of Judging over Perceiving (1%)”)Report

  14. Avatar StevetheCat says:

    Enneagram: 5/4
    Myers-Briggs: INTJ

    Read quite often but never comment.Report

  15. Avatar Johanna says:

    Enneagram 2/3/7 (another three-way tie person here) and Myers-Briggs ENFP.Report

  16. Enneagram: 7, followed closely by 2.

    I didn’t bother to retake the Myers-Briggs, because I am always ENFP.Report

  17. Avatar Michelle says:

    Enneagram–somewhat all-over with 8 as the most frequent.

    I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs numerous times and generally come out INTJ, sometimes ISTJ. My “I” score is always quite high.Report

  18. Avatar Paleoprof says:

    INTP no matter the instrument. And I may have commented before, I’m not sure.Report

  19. Avatar Liberty60 says:

    Dunno from Ennegram; INTPReport

  20. Avatar Anne says:

    Enneagram 2/5/ followed closely by 6 MB ENFJReport

  21. Avatar Robert Greer says:

    I’m a pretty stable INFP.Report

  22. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Enneagram: 7 closely followed by 2 (no surprises)
    Myers-Briggs: ESTJReport

    • Avatar Miss Mary says:

      My E and S were really high but it looks pretty close on the last two. My E will never change but my thinking and feeling will no doubt.Report

  23. Avatar mcmillan says:

    Enneagram Type 5,
    Myers-Brigg INTPReport

  24. Ennegram: 3-Way Tie: 3/5/7
    Myers-Briggs: ENTJReport

  25. Avatar zic says:

    MB: ENTP, extreme on the N scale.

    E: 7 on 7 (; 6 on both 1 and 5.

    I’ve read sporadically for a few years; comment occasionally. I came because of blog-roll links from several blogs I do read/participate in. I return because there’s discussion, and not so mich out-and-out trolling for trolling’s sake; the occasional worthwhile book review, etc. And there’s some sense that the majority of men here are at least willing to confront their male prerogative and misogyny; I commend the group for that.Report

    • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

      Thank you so much for saying that. After these past few days I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this.Report

      • Avatar zic says:

        It’s not worth putting in the effort, not worth taking the risk, it there isn’t some hope of being heard, of effecting change.

        Particularly given my personality profile.

        So thank you.

        And you’re welcome.Report

        • Avatar BobbyC says:

          I was going to write “you have lady parts?” … meant as a humorous reference to the whole Kazzy/TVD kerfuffle, but too easily unappreciated/misunderstood.

          I’m curious though – there’s plenty of preening going on at the LoOG – what does it say that (1) not many women are prominent in the discussion and (2) the men, esp the lefties from what I gather, are fairly self-conscious and concerned about it? For my part, the whole there-are-only-men-commenting reality wouldn’t even have occurred to me had it not been pointed out repeatedly.Report

          • Avatar Plinko says:

            Thing is, a mainly male commentariat is pretty common all over the Internet. So, this being yet another male-dominated space isn’t really surprising. It also means there aren’t many good templates out there for shifting the balance.Report

          • Avatar zic says:

            Does saying “I was going write,” and then writing it with the addendum that it would be easily misunderstood mean you didn’t write it?

            But yes, I do have lady parts. It’s not questions like ‘do you have lady parts,’ that offend; it’s the suggestion that someone else knows best what I should do with those lady parts that offends.

            Because they’re my lady parts. And they’re every bit as important to me as your man parts are to you. Including the mass of gray matter at the top of it all.Report

            • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

              “And they’re every bit as important to me as your man parts are to you. Including the mass of gray matter at the top of it all.”

              I would like to caution our male readers that if they do find a mass of gray matter on top of their man parts, they should consult a physician.Report

            • Avatar BobbyC says:

              I think the verbose preamble mainly served to reduce the risk of being misunderstood (like some person who doesn’t know you making a borderline offensive catcall – I moved up a rung with the preamble, just a rung).

              As for telling others what to do, I’m not so inclined – libertarian generally, pro-choice, and secular bordering on anti-religious.

              I do take issue with much of pro-choice politics, such as the uncharitable view of pro-life folks that they want to control women and don’t value freedom. That’s just not a view that takes seriously how ANYONE would feel and behave if they felt that fetuses were full-fledged human beings, albeit weak and legally unprotected ones. Take the Democratic party’s talking points after Republicans tried to block provisions in PPACA that would require all insurance companies to cover birth control. This is a blatant new restriction on everyone’s economic freedom. Instead, the bat-shit-crazy right presented it as an assault on freedom of religion, which is absurd since the govt can raise general taxes to fund whatever already and this in no way restricts religious practice proper. The get-women-angry left declared, repeatedly, that the right was trying “to restrict women’s access to healthcare” which is absurd; it is absurd to call an attempt to prevent a new regulation from taking effect, one that has never been in effect during the whole of modern birth control, as an attempt to restrict “access” to healthcare. You can say that the right is trying to stop Democrats from expanding access, but you cannot act like they are trying to change the status quo when their position is to keep access, funding, and regulations the same as they have been for decades.

              Anyway, I don’t have a dog in that fight, since for me it’s just the govt trampling economic freedoms, but not ones that matter much to me (since I don’t run a Catholic non-profit or depend on employer provided healthcare). But anyone who tends to root for arguments to be based on facts and truth-telling had to be fairly disgusted with both sides this spring.Report

            • Avatar Liberty60 says:

              This is, perhaps, the only blog anywhere on the entire Internet where “Do you have ladyparts” would not be offensive.Report

              • Avatar Brandon Berg says:

                I’ve had enough of these baseless allegations. I do not and never have had ladyparts.

                Especially not in the freezer in my basement.Report

        • Avatar Kazzy says:

          Thanks for participating, Zic. I hope you stick around.Report

  26. Avatar James B Franks says:

    Ennegram: 1 followed closely by 5.
    Myers-Briggs: INTJReport

  27. Avatar aaron david says:

    Enneagram 9
    Aquarius (on the cusp of Cancer*)

    *Used to work with a lady who REALLY believed in this stuff, did a whole chart on me, taking my birth time, longitude and latitude etc and all I got out of it was that I am on the cusp…Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      I actually have a theory about astrology and how it might not *ENTIRELY* be crap.

      It dates back to when the majority of civilization all lived in more or less the same place more or less and more or less every year was the same as every other year… and how food impacts personality and the first few months of life outside of the womb either being swaddled from the cold or allowed to kick free in the warm sunlight would result in various personality traits. A mother who ate a great deal of ripe fruit during the first trimester and had a baby who spent the first month swaddled but after that was allowed to kick around would have these traits… and a mother who ate salted meat and preserved foods during the first trimester and went on to have a kid who had his earliest days wrapped up for warmth followed by months of being wrapped up for warmth would have an entirely different personality.

      And using the stars as a clock is just an example of mistaking the map for the territory.

      “Ah, Jaybird. What about the Chinese Zodiac?”, I hear you ask.

      “Dude. I have no idea.”Report

      • Avatar James Hanley says:

        Oh, yeah, Chinese Zodiac. I’m a snake. And I hate that little twerp Harry Potter.Report

        • Avatar James h. says:

          Heh, just read the following about the snake.

          “People born in the year of the Snake often have a good temper and a skill at communicating but say little.”

          How far off from me is that?

          Maybe it doesn’t fit because I’m not Chinese.Report

        • Avatar Kimmi says:

          Snakes are gay. At least so says fruit basket (and it’s reasonably accurate).
          I love how people don’t know the sexual meanings behind these animals.

          People should read more Chinese New Years cards.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

        And since hunting lessons began in the spring of the year a boy turned one-less-than-many, prowess at it was strongly correlated with being almost many rather than barely one-less-than-many.

        By the way, I’m a Gemini/pig.Report

        • Avatar wardsmith says:

          Hah, knew you were a pig. Me too, which might mean we’re only 12 yrs apart or you’re older than I thought you were. Leo and like Saunders have a Leo brother but his personality is similar to mine. Have a Libra brother and his personality /might/ be similar to Jaybird’s.

          BTW pig in Mandarin sounds like Ju.Report

      • Seems reasonable. Also, rabbit on Chinese zodiac — if what I just read online is “accurate,” a complete miss for me.Report

        • Avatar Kimmi says:

          Rabbits are nurturers (Drogo from Game of Thrones)… I’d say being an pediatric doc fits nicely.
          (also, they’re more likely to fixate on younger features as being “hot”).Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        East Asia climatological processes and then agricultural practices had less seasonal variation but had more year to year variation.

        Alternatively, there is seasonal and year to year variation all over the world, but some cultures stumbled into and emphasized the seasonal aspects, while others stumbled into and emphasized the year to year aspects. (and some did a bit a both, probably the Mayans, because they’re good for this sort of thing).

        Or it’s all made up.Report

      • Avatar Kimmi says:

        Chinese zodiac ensures that men are about 5 years older than women when they get married. Simple objective, clearly realized.Report

      • Avatar Brandon Berg says:

        There do appear to be generational cycles as well, though I doubt they’re anywhere near regular enough to line up with the Chinese zodiac.Report

  28. Avatar Robert Greer says:

    Not surprising to see so many NTs here. NTs love to systematize and synthesize information, and so they’re overrepresented in the sciences, including the kind of social science talked about on this site. Many economists and virtually all programmers and engineers are NTs. But I’m surprised to not see as many NFs here, because they gravitate toward the social sciences and the humanities (especially philosophy). Personally, I’m an INFP who has bouts of INTP-ness — one of my best friends is a personality researcher and an INTP who says I’m his favorite INFP because I’m still capable of conversing in scientific terminology.

    I can also confirm that Ns and Ts are overrepresented in the legal field (from which this site draws many members, I wager). The career services center at my law school gave us a list of MBTI types showing that Ns and Ts are each overrepresented compared to the general population by a factor of 2-1 or 3-1. Being an NF in law school is interesting because we tend to gravitate together: Almost all of the people in my law school friend group are NFs, and we’re one of the most tightly-knit social groups at the school.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      If that’s the case how do you explain all the liberal arts majors? Where do econ geeks fit in?Report

      • Avatar Burt Likko says:

        Whoops. Sorry, Mr. Greer. I went back and read your comment again while there wasn’t a big play on the TV. You addressed all of those points already.

        I shall endeavor to comprehend the whole comment in the future.Report

      • Avatar Robert Greer says:

        It’s the iNtuiting and Thinking that are apparently valuable traits for lawyers, which is why NTs are so overrepresented. But NFs are also fairly well-represented in law school (which is where you get your stereotypical lib-arts majors), as are STs. And because SFs are a pretty large portion of the general population, there are a lot of them in law schools even though NTs are overrepresented.

        I’d guess most econ quants are NTs, but the more philosophical econ-y people would trend NF. I’d guess people like Murray Rothbard or Amartya Sen (and maybe Hayek) would be NFs, while the Milton Friedmans and Austan Goolsbees of the world would be NTs.Report

      • Avatar Robert Greer says:

        I’ll add that the NFs in my friend group are an ENFJ film major, an INFP philosophy major (me), an INFJ polisci/Russian literature major, an ENFP physics econ major (which seems less incongruous when you learn he attended a liberal arts college) and an ENFJ polisci/history major. The sole NT studied finance/econ.Report

        • Avatar James h. says:

          I’d venture to guess my NF students are the ones who dread my methods class. I had a math/Pesci major I’d bet my bippy was an NT and he just grooved on methods. Now working in an advanced degree in mathematical finance, I think.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      NTs love to systematize and synthesize information

      And Vistas love to garble it.Report

  29. Avatar J_A says:

    rare commenter, avid reader

    INTJ, with the T and J always “slightly”, and the I and N lnways “strongly”, no matter how many sites I go and take the test.

    In the Eneagram, I am all over the place. it’s easier to say what I am not:

    Type 8: zero
    Type 2: one

    Types 3 and 6: six
    Types 4, 5 and 9: five
    Types 1 and 7: four

    which I take to mean taht I am a total mismatch of anything that is not 8 or 2.

    I find the M-B quite accurate, including the almost being an F and a P, but I don’t find myself being really a not 8-not 2. It must be my strong N that has a problem with the Eneagram 🙂

    That, or being a Scorpio, with Aquarius rising, and a Water Tiger, both of which, I am scared to say, are quit accurate descriptions of my personalityReport

  30. Avatar Fluffybunny says:

    Enneagram: 1/5
    MB: INTJ

    OG: Infrequent reader, complete lurker.Report

  31. Avatar BobbyC says:

    Enneagram: 1/3
    Myers-Briggs: INTJ

    Next we can test IQ and see how the libertarians dominate … that’s a joke … sort of.Report

  32. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Enneagram: 3/7, though also high in 5 and 6
    MB: ENTJReport

  33. Avatar Plinko says:

    Oh, don’t tell me I’m the only INFJ!!

    E: equal 3 and 5 at 7 each. I don’t know much about this test, but the blurbs seemed kinda accurate to me.

    While we’re at it, I’m a Capricorn and a dragon (metal), both if which seem eerily accurate to me.Report

  34. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    FTR I think nearly all of this is of minimal to negligible value. But you’re looking to accumulate data and I’m happy to help out a friend.
    My enneagram was very well-balanced. Type 3 was only one point ahead of types 6, and 7 and two points ahead of types 1, 2, and 9.
    My Myers-Briggs is ENTJ. E scoredat 1%. J scored at 78%.
    Today is my birthday. Which astrological sign that makes me depends on which sorcerer you ask. My Voight-Kampff confirms that I am nonsynthetic.Report

    • Avatar wardsmith says:

      Happy Birthday Burt! Open a nice bottle of hooch to celebrate 🙂Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Happy Birthday, Burt! (And, from what I understand, Voight-Kampff doesn’t confirm nonsynthetic status as much as it merely confirms synthetic status. While the early models weren’t very sophisticated and could be outed after a handful of questions, the new models require hundreds of questions to confirm and there’s reason to believe that the test just doesn’t work anymore. So I have been told.)Report

    • Avatar Miss Mary says:

      Happy Birthday!!!Report

  35. Avatar Mary G says:

    Tie between 4 & 5, INFP. Very surprised to find other INFP’s here; I seem to remember being told it’s really rare years ago when I took the test.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      I seem to recall the numbers being something like there is a 75%/25% E/I split, a 75%/25% S/N split, a 50/50 T/F split (but there is a gender bias insofar as men are 60/40 T/F and women are 40/60 T/F), and a 50/50 J/P split.

      So if you’re an IN, you’re one of the really rare types no matter what your T/F or J/P happens to be.Report

  36. Avatar George A. Chien says:

    Enneagram: 4
    M/B: INFP

    A regular reader.Report

  37. Avatar Stillwater says:

    5. ISTP.

    (Dude, I have an inkling of where you’re going with this. If I’m right – I LIKE it.)Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Oh, crap! Maybe I am and maybe I’m not! (rot13 your guess for me… I was thinking about qbvat n yvggyr fbzrguvat nobhg gur qvssrerag pbzzhavpngvba fglyrf gung gur qvssrerag crefbanyvgl glcrf unir, qvssrerag nhgbzngvp nffhzcgvbaf gung graq gb or znqr, naq qvssrerag jnlf gung qvssrerag glcrf gnyx cnfg rnpu bgure. But nothing’s gelling.)Report

      • Avatar Stillwater says:

        Lrf. Gung’f rknpgyl jung V gubhtug. V ubcr lbh trg fbzr vagrerfgvat erfhygf jura lbh pbzcvyr gur qngn. Bar guvat V zragvbarq va gur pbzzrag guernq nobhg GIQ vf gung gubfr bs hf (be … jryy … zr, ng yrnfg) jub unir n graqrapl gb guvax nanylgvpnyyl, erqhpgviryl, rgp, pna orpbzr bireyl vafvfgrag gung *gung* glcr bs pbzzhavpngvba vf gur bayl rssrpgvir jnl gb trg gb gur Gehgu Bs Guvatf. Jr pna orpbzr vasyrkvoyr engvbanyvfgnf nobhg vg. Ohg vg’f cerggl nccnerag – boivbhf, ernyyl – gung bgure crbcyr ner gelvat gb qb fbzrguvat ryfr jvgu gurve pbzzragf orpnhfr gurl’er nccebnpuvat qvfpbhefr sebz n qvssrerag cbi.Report

        • Avatar Stillwater says:

          Ogj, jura V fnl vg’f boivbhf gung crbcyr ner gelvat gb qb bgure guvatf, V zrna *abj gung V ernyvmr vg* vg’f boivbhf. Cngevpx trgf gur perqvg sbe cbvagvat bhg gung oyvaqfcbg va zl guvaxvat.Report

      • Avatar zic says:

        This seems like an invitation:

        I suppose I should also say that I appreciate that there are many readers out there who may have never commented on our site before. Please understand that I am *MOST* interested in your results.

        Speaking in tongues, however, does not. I admit to confusion on the invitation front.Report

        • Avatar Kazzy says:


          Rot13 is a basic “code” that is used to avoid “spoilers”. If you follow the Rot13 link, you can copy-and-paste what’s typed here and it will translate it for you. If you’d rather not have anything spoiled, you don’t have to worry about accidentally reading something. It’s not intended to render things “private”, as its usage is almost always accompanied with the link to the translator; it’s simply used to avoid inadvertent spoilage.Report

          • Avatar zic says:

            Thanks, Kazzy and wardsmith. I’ll keep it in my virtual cracker jack box.

            /Abe C ydrgidy cy ,ao yflcbi cb Dvorak; but there were too many vowels.Report

            • Avatar Jaybird says:

              Qwerty <-> Dvorak is an awesome one, but it has a direction. Rot13 lets you jump back and forth without having to know which direction you need to go in. There’s only one: 13 letters around.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird says:

          Sorry, Zic. It’s something we use a lot on the Mindless Diversions site when we’re talking about books or tv shows or movies or whatnot.

          It allows people who have seen whatever it is to talk about the stuff without ruining everything for people who haven’t but intend to.

          For example, “The butler did it” translates to “Gur ohgyre qvq vg” (and vice-versa) when you put it into a rot13 encoder.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater says:


      Cripes. I don’t know why I wrote that down, Jaybird, and I’m not sure it matters, but I actually tested as an INTJ.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        This makes much more sense but I didn’t want (and fully intend to not) ever write a comment that says “really, you’re this personality type? You strike me more as a that!” when it comes to someone that I speak to only via ascii.

        But I was tempted to.Report

  38. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    Eenegram: 4/5/6/9 tie. Yeah, I don’t know.

    INTJ (I 89, N 31, T 12, J 22)Report

  39. Avatar Fnord says:

    INTP. Enneagram is a three-way tie, with two others only one point behind: mostly I’m not type 2 or 8.Report

  40. Avatar Fish says:

    Enneagram: 2/4/9
    Meyers-Briggs: ESFP
    The M-B test made me feel like I was giving the answers I wanted, not the answers I thought were correct (does that make sense?). I didn’t get that feeling with the Ermagerd…er…Enneagram test.Report

    • Avatar Fish says:

      Extravert(44%) Sensing(38%) Feeling(38%) Perceiving(44)%Report

    • Avatar James h. says:

      The M-B test made me feel like I was giving the answers I wanted, not the answers I thought were correct (does that make sense?). I didn’t get that feeling with the Ermagerd…er…Enneagram test.

      That’s exactly what I thought, too.Report

      • Avatar Will Truman says:

        Same here. On the other hand, with the full Enneagram test, I might have felt more comfortable skipping the questions that didn’t have good answers.Report

        • Avatar Maribou says:

          I felt the opposite – the MB makes sense to me after about a decade of coming out the same even when I’m not expecting to, while the Enneagram generally seems to function as a mood test for the last 2 or 3 weeks rather than as any kind of personality assessment.Report

  41. On Myers Brigg I am a INFJ, and on the enneagram, I am a Type 6.Report

  42. Avatar Jason M. says:

    Enneagram: 9 (7pts)/ 6 (6pts)/ 2 (5pts)

    Briggs Myers: INTJReport

  43. Avatar Jason M. says:

    “Your actions are frequently influenced by emotions – Y/N”

    I answered “yes”, because I think anyone who answers “no” is fooling themselves. Did anyone else have a problem with this question?Report

    • Avatar aaron david says:

      I think that shows you answered the question right for yourself. For others, it may be different.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy says:

      I think it depends on how you define “frequently”, which will vary from person to person.Report

    • Avatar Fnord says:

      Well, it’s a matter of degree. And also how likely differently personality types are to believe/admit to it.Report

      • Avatar Jason M. says:

        I get the gist of the question; I just object the superficial framing of “influcence by emotions”. Someone else might jump up and down, hooting and hollering for joy after a stranger told them they just won the lottery. I, on the other hand, would give that guy a Spock-like eyebrow raise, and go into detective mode to first determine if I had really won the lottery, or if Ashton Kutcher was hiding in bush somewhere ready to punk me. I could claim I was “not influenced by emotions (in this case, joy), but that would be wrong, since I am being influenced by the fear of “inappropriately reacting” to misinformation.Report

  44. Avatar Kazzy says:

    It seems as if people tend to be strong either E or I, but many of the other things seem much closer to the middle. Is this accurate? If so, why?Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      I come out 50/50 (or darn close) every time on the E/I, and way over on the P side of J/P almost every time…Report

    • Avatar James h. says:

      Not me. I’m very strong N, T and P as well.

      In recent years, with our kids’s schedules, and traveling with kids, I’ve had to act a lot more J (more planned, less spontaneous). It works really well, and at times is a big relief. But it’s not natural, and I look forward to the day when the wife and I can get back to winging everything.Report

  45. Avatar Chris says:

    Enneagram: 5

    Briggs Myers: INTJ

    But only the N is strong, everything else is moderate.

    I prefer the Big 5.Report

  46. Avatar Dan Carroll says:

    enneagram: 4 | 6
    Briggs Meyers: INTJ

    The Briggs Meyers even nailed my career, how depressing. I guess I’ll keep my engineering job as I’m not cut out to be a bartender on a beach in Australia.Report

  47. Avatar b-psycho says:

    Ennagram: 5
    Briggs/Meyers: INTJ, STRONG on the I.Report

  48. Avatar Bert the Turtle says:

    Hi everyone! Long time listener, first time caller.

    MB: Didn’t take that version, but I’m consistently an INTJ.
    Enneagram: I scored 5 or 6 points in all categories except Type2, Type 7, and Type 8. So I guess that makes me a type 1/3/4/5/6/9
    Zodiacs: Aquarius/Sheep
    Political leanings: libertarian-ish with a preference for social safety nets (and yes, my Autism Quotient score was 24)
    Career: Chemical EngineerReport

  49. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    Ennagram: 7

    Briggs/Meyers: ESTJReport

  50. Avatar Maribou says:

    Enneagram: 2, by a hair more than everything other than 8; very very much Not-8

    Meyers/Briggs: XNFP (50/50 split on E/I)

    Mostly I agree with Tod, although, as you know, I also find my face-to-face gut-level attraction toward (and thus ability to identify) INTPs rather disconcerting. (I think it’s because they often remind me of Jaybird…)Report

    • Avatar Johanna says:

      I have to say, I notice that too. I can generally pick out the INTPs but I admit I have a hard time distinguishing with the other personality types.Report

  51. Avatar Bob2 says:

    INTJ as always, but the Internet draws introverted NT types like crazy since they seem to appear in high ratios in certain types of strategy/videogaming forums whenever Myers-Briggs goes around.

    Frequent lurker, and for those concerned about lack of minorities and women. It is a general thing that happens with the Internet, Libertarians and Republicans unless you specifically cater to their viewpoints. It is rather illuminating to see what people who don’t live so much in abstract thought actually do btw.Report

    • Avatar James H. says:

      It is rather illuminating to see what people who don’t live so much in abstract thought actually do btw

      If you can call that living. 😉Report

    • Avatar Bob2 says:

      I should point out that there’s a rather big INTJ mailing list that’s been around for years and years. NT types tend to attract each other in person as well, since I have a disproportionately high number of INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP friends despite their % of population.

      Yes, I have a problem with Myers-Briggs just like all the other INTJs above probably do.Report

  52. Avatar scott apisdistra says:

    INFJ. Lots of N, lots of J, medium on F/T.Report

  53. Avatar mark boggs says:

    Enneagram: 1/4/6

    MB: INTJReport

  54. Avatar Eva says:

    Enneagram: 5/9
    MB: INTP, strong I, moderate N and T, slight P
    Zodiacs: Cancer, Sheep
    AQ: 32
    Career: Bookbinder/business owner
    Lurker extroardinaireReport

  55. Avatar Mr_Wabbit says:

    Enneagram: 5
    MB: ESTJ
    Gentleman lurker & wall-to-wall reader of blogReport

  56. Avatar Non-Commenting Reader says:

    Enneagram: 4
    Myers-Briggs: INFPReport

  57. Avatar North says:

    Enneagram: 6 Points in types 5&6; 5 points in types 1&9.

    MB: INTJ but every single one is only slightly (single digit differences).

  58. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    Enneagram: Type 7, with Type 9 in close pursuit.
    MB: INTPReport

  59. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    Enneagram 3/5/7 tie (with 6 right behind)

    M/B: slight E, marginal S, moderate T, slight PReport

  60. Avatar Reformed Republican says:


  61. Avatar Kimmi says:

    ENTP, but I’m actually more of an Introvert than Myers Briggs suggests.
    I am that peculiar personality type that codes as “introvert pretending to be extrovert.”
    If you’re one, you’ll know what I’m talking about.Report

  62. Avatar NoPublic says:

    INFP/J (Depending on the phase of the moon)

  63. Avatar ktward says:

    Wouldn’t you know it, just when I’m looking for some engaging distraction from a necessary but icky task (one that involves the wearing of household gloves- ’nuff said), y’all come through. In what is probably an unimagined sense of the word, you are indeed Gentlemen.

    Enneagram: 1/5/6/7 all tied, followed closely by 3.
    Using my toes as a rough metric: I’ve got six little piggies in The Thinking Center, two in The Feeling Center, and two in The Instinctive Center.

    It’s not news to me that I’m kinda complicated, but I suspect my scattered results are best translated as: fork over 10 bucks for the full ride.

    M-B: INTJ
    Professionally administered, I’ve taken this test several times since the late 1980’s. In more recent years, I’ve taken it as many times online. The end result has never changed, although the degree to which I lean has ever been in flux. Apparently I’m now straddling the fence between T & F with only the teensiest lean toward T, that’s new. Plus, I’m used to being on the E/I fence and I think I lean more heavily I than before.

    In the spirit of complete disclosure of arguably useful personality assessments:
    Gemini, Virgo rising. Strictly speaking, I’m not on the Taurus/Gemini cusp, but had I been born on my official due date I’d be a Taurus.


    Well then. No more goofing off for me.
    I’m off to read the referenced Kazzy post, and I don’t even have to pretend like it’s more important than the icky task presently haunting me. (Sure, I’m still procrastinating, but it feels more defensibly constructive.)Report

  64. Avatar mike shupp says:

    Enneagram: Type 5 (with a score of 7; I had scores of 6 for Types 4, 4, and 6)

    Myer Briggs: INTJ with a “weak” J. Plausible — in the past I’ve invariably been scored as an INTP with a weak P, but it’s been a decade or more since I last took the test.Report

  65. Avatar mclaren says:

    It proved impossible for me to take either the Enneagram or the Jung personality (Meyer-Briggs) test because the answers to all questions were both YES and NO. In all cases.

    This suggests a test format so poorly designed that, regardless of the pseudoscientific basis of the test criteria, the tests have no meaning.Report

  66. Avatar Random Geek says:

    I realize you’ve already finalized and collated your results but just for the heck of it, I scored 1/5/3 (with respective scores of 8/7/6) on the Ennegram (RHETI Sampler) and I usually come out as an INTJ on the Meyers-Brigg test (occasional variances to INTP or ENTJ depending on mood).Report

  67. Avatar Marshall says:

    The RHETI Sampler test is no longer offered by the Enneagram Institute. 🙁

    However, here is another free enneagram test that you can use.Report

  68. Avatar Jaybird says:

    And I updated the post again with a link to where we tallied up the numbers.Report