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The OP might as well turn this thread into a 3-word story.
That might be more interesting.
Here are 90 posts on the topic, starting roughly 2 years ago --
Don't stop there. There has been formal research on the topic for at least 29 years! (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327752jpa4903_13?journalCode=hjpa20)
Check out the results: ...
Compiling the numbers is utterly boring (a Sensor pastime). Hence this thread has gone to bed. No rhyme intended.
Now explain why you were begging the question in Post #1, @Reedy, since you already knew the answer you were seeking. Duh ??
The short answer is because it's fun and new people might find it interesting.
The longer answer is that people who post on this forum are obviously not a representative sample of chess players in general, and I didn't ask for other relevant information like rating. From that, you might have deduced (correctly) that the point of this thread is not to do basic research on chess player psychology, but rather to pass time talking about something chess-related.
@zborg, unless you're planning on being inconsistent or lazy, I expect that you'll post similar concerns on other threads like "HURT HEAL openings 2", in which some misguided amateurs are attempting to do basic research on chess openings by crowdsourcing their opinions on various lines...
Alternatively, if it's the psychology-oriented threads that really bust your buttons, you might like to inform the participants in "chess intuition, how its work?" that there is already a rich body of scholarly research on chess intuition, for example, "An Active Symbols Theory of Chess Intuition" by Linhares (2005) and the classic work, "Perception in Chess" by Chase and Simon (1973).
Finally, another alternative is that you could realize that this is a public forum on a board game site, where people come precisely to waste time talking about nothing in particular.
I recommend the last one.
I recommend you learn to write concisely, and stop hiding behind your statistics degree, @Reading-and-writing-poorly.
ISTJ - I
INTJ - IIII
INFP - I
INTP - IIII
ENFP - I
ENTP - I
In total 54 answers; 19 INTP, 9 ISTJ, 7 INTJ, 5 ENFP, 4 ENTP, 3 INFJ, 3 INFP, 2 ISTP 1 ESTJ and 1 ISFJ; 0 in the remainig six types.
I've the merged data from the two threads. Thanks to RomyGer for tabulating the other thread's responses.
For easier comparison, I've also included the U.S. population percentages [in brackets] next to the MBTI type (http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/my-mbti-results/how-frequent-is-my-type.asp).
MBTI type [% U.S. pop.] - chess.com tally (count)
ISTJ [11.6%] - IIIIIIIIII (10)
ISFJ [13.8%] - I (1)
INFJ [ 1.5%] - III (3)
INTJ [ 2.1%] - IIIIIIIIIII (11)
ISTP [ 5.4%] - II (2)
ISFP [ 8.8%] -
INFP [ 4.4%] - IIII (4)
INTP [ 3.3%] - IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII (23)
ESTP [ 4.3%] -
ESFP [ 8.5%] -
ENFP [ 8.1%] - IIIIII (6)
ENTP [ 3.2%] - IIIII (5)
ESTJ [ 8.7%] - I (1)
ESFJ [12.3%] -
ENFJ [ 2.5%] -
ENTJ [ 1.8%] -
Hey all -- this thread is still open.
Feel free to add your results:
I thought the "Is" were the minority in the US.
I's are the minority, and the minority are playing chess instead of going to parties.
I got infj
ISTJ- IIIII IIIII II
INTJ- IIIII IIIII I
INTP- IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIII
ENFP- IIIII I
Extravert(78%) iNtuitive(62%) Feeling(88%) Judging(33%)
You have strong preference of Extraversion over Introversion (78%)
You have distinct preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
You have strong preference of Feeling over Thinking (88%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)
INTJ- IIIII IIIII II
NTs and SJs have a very big lead.
At roughly 4 posts per month this thread is still utterly boring.
But don't let that stop you...
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