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Mapraputa Is
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There is such an important index as "hospital's average temperature", so why don't we calculate "typical programmer's personality"?
Here is a test (smells like Jung, but Ok...)
My profile: INFP (programming is not recommended )
So by now a world's typical programmer is an intuitively feeling bugs introvert :roll:
Thomas Paul
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Computer programmer was the first on the list for me!


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Michael Ernest
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An explanation of Map's acronym:
I - Introvert
N - Nitpicker
F - Feeler
P - Perceiver
These are the general axes of the Briggs-Meyers Personality Test. Each one of these has an opposite category intended to classify individuals along polar lines. It's always struck me as a "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" way of thinking (i.e., crude but not wholly inaccurate).
And of course, this is self-assessment; you can be what you want to be on such a test, in spite of who you are! Who on JavaRanch would think Map is an introvert?
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]

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Jenn Green
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Turns out I'm:
Intravert
Sensor
Thinker
Judger
And Chief Information Officer was first on my list of compatible careers!
JG
Jim Hall
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Definitely,
INTP
Cindy Glass
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ISTJ - I also get to be a Chief Information Officer .

We actually to about a 30 question quiz at work once to split us up into these group - some sort of self awareness thing :roll: - but it was fun. And interesting to see who fell where.
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]

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Paul Stevens
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ISTJ as well. Although there was 2 questions where it was more 50-50 on the lists. It was just where I weighted them.
It is interesting that Meteorologist was second on that list. I have always been fascinated by weather and Kristina Abernathy
Johnson Chong
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Good lord! I am an INFP!
Massage therapist is reccommended. Guess I will try to take up massage course.


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Matthew Phillips
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INTP.
Computer software designer/developer is top career path. Musician was number 6.


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Nanhesru Ningyake
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INTJ: Introvert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger
#1 Career: Intellectual property attorney!
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]

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Guy Allard
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Looked at the site, did not take the test, so you be the judge.
I could not get past the spelling errors.
The word is 'extrovert' not 'extravert'.
Guy
P.S. And while I'm ranting about spelling, there is a big difference between 'implicit' and 'implicate' .... I have seen that abused in the forums here.
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Who on JavaRanch would think Map is an introvert?

You confuse verbal diarrhea with extroversion
Extro/introversion is an interesting case of a self-proving term. The guy who invented it, C.G.Jung, was an introvert himself. In his initial usage this concept was highly sophisticated and highly unclear. Oversimplifying, an introvert is a person whose inner world defines (often distorts) his/her perseption of the outer world. That makes him/her difficult to be understood by others. Misunderstanding of the "introversion" term as a synonym to "unsociable" demonstrates perfectly what introversion is all about
In fact, introversion does correlate with unsociability, but there is no solid "cause-consequence" link.
One more point of interest. The test above diagnoses you as an intovert if you "have good concentration". I read about it in Keith Devlin's "The Math gene". Speaking about level 4 abstrations, he claims that essentaially they are no more difficult than other, but require significant efforts in concentration. Since concentration is easier for introverts, percent of mathematician-intoverts is unproportionally high. I believe the same theory would work for programmers- 100% of this thread participants diagnosed themselves as introverts.
(spelling was corrected according to Guy Allard )
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Michael Ernest
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A momentary hijack, brought about by Guy:
"The difference between sanguine and sanguinary is a bloody big one."
Also Map still hasn't acknowledged my legend for her INFP. Building up a resistance, are you dear? :roll:
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That would only encourage you, right? :roll:
I did notice your attempt to turn my serious scientific reasearch into a harmless joke by explaining N as Nitpicker when it should be iNtuitive but did not want to attract too much attention to your psychological atrocity.
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My results -
Life as an INFJ
(Intravert, Intuitive, Feeler, Judger)
People of this type tend to be creative, original and independent; thoughtful, warm and sensitive; global thinkers with great passion for their unique vision; cautious, deliberate and planful; organized, productive and decisive; reserved and polite.
The most important things to INFJs are their ideas, and being faithful to their vision.
Great careers for INFJs
Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is INFJ:
Special education teacher
Alcohol and drug addiction counselor
Diversity manager / trainer
Speech / language pathologist
Career counselor
Therapist
Director of religious education
Editor / art director
Writer


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according to this I am INTJ or ISTJ. I like INTJ better since network integrator, software developer, and webmaster were on the career list
brainbench has a similar test that I liked better. they offered it to me free by email. so im not sure if you can just go there and take it or not http://www.brainbench.com


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Jason Kretzer
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I have taken several of these having been a former teacher(HS chemistry). Roughly 80% say that I am INTP and the rest of the time I am INTJ. It is an interesting way to pass the time if nothing else.


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ersin eser
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ENTP
pick your personality type of test LoL ....
Ashik Uzzaman
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A typical programmer is ---
* moody
* don't c what happens around him :roll:
* confident & proud
* always count why there are only 24 hours a day
* thinks of his frnds & colleagues as object of Human
* a little bit


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Intermediate results:
Extravert (1)- Introvert (13)
Sensor (4)- Intuitive (10)
Thinker (10)- Feeler (4)
Judger (8)- Perceiver (6)
So...
Typical JavaRanch programmer so far is
INTJ
(Intravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger)

"People of this type tend to be autonomous, aloof and intellectual; imaginative, innovative, and unique; critical, analytical and logical; intellectually curious, driven to learn and increase their competence and knowledge; socially cautious and reserved; organized and definitive.
The most important thing to INTJs is their independence and being able to live according to their own standards."
Great careers for INTJs:
Intellectual property attorney
News analyst
Design engineer
Biomedical researcher
Network integration specialist
Software developer
Psychiatrist
Cardiologist
Freelance writer...
We have a problem. Software developer mentioned only as # 5. Definitely we need more Perceivers here...
[ January 06, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Dave Vick
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ISTJ for me to although, like Paul mentioned, there were a couple of them where there were items in each category that would have fit for me. So I could have gone either way on a couple of them.
Dave
Axel Janssen
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... same as Dave.
60% Introvert
70% Sensor
60% Thinker
65% Perceiver
Like your explanation about introvert Map. If you write a book "Interesting things from various topics" I would buy.
Hey. Computer programmer is first in the list.
[ January 07, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
Peter Lyons
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INFP...
I'm supposed to be a psychologist. Dang.
Mark Spritzler
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Kind of cool. But you sometimes aren't sure which side to pick, because both sides fit.
ENTJ:
Jobs.
Chief Executive Officer
Network integration specialist
Management consultant
Franchise owner
Financial planner
Real estate developer
Marketing executive
Intellectual property attorney
Investment consultant / planner
Economic analyst
Chemical engineer
Educational consultant
Judge

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ISTJ.

Here are just a few popular and often satisfying careers for people whose Personality Type is ISTJ:
Chief Information Officer
Meteorologist
Database administrator
Healthcare administrator
Paralegal
Accountant
Real estate broker
Construction / building inspector
Police detective
Primary care physician
Biomedical researcher
Office manager
Credit analyst
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Originally posted by Axel Janssen:
Like your explanation about introvert Map. If you write a book "Interesting things from various topics" I would buy.

Meaningless drivel is the book! It's a love novel, detective story, logical puzzles, obscure literature reminiscences and allusions, popular science... Better yet, it is not static, it is being written right now. If it's still not enough: there is no "writer-reader" dichotomy, readers are writers, writers are readers, everybody can participate and change the plot...
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I mean everybody except JR member #290 . He is handling the errata.
 
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