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What do you think of cognitive types and MBTI? What type are you? What do you think is the percentage of the 16 different personality types on LessWrong?

by NikoTM 18th Jul 20196 comments


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My own feelings on MBTI are similar to this SSC post - it's unscientific but manages to kinda work as long as you don't expect too much of it. I wouldn't make any life decisions based on it!

For the third part of the question we don't have to guess - the 2012 lesswrong survey included an MBTI question. Of the people who answered, 65% were INTP or INTJ, compared to 5-9% of Americans according to the MBTI website.

MBTI is basically nonsense.

(My MBTI type is, of course, Twilight Sparkle.)