Myers-Briggs Types and Chess

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #101


    We'll put you in the long-winded category.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #102


    nemo ?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #103


    or maybe a relative.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #104


    Hello folks. I'm an INTJ. I'm also a personality-theory hobbyist. The first post I noticed here outlined four dichotomies (NF, NT, SF, and SP) which doesn't really do well to differentiate types of people in chess or in any other matter. But anyways, figured I'd chime in on a topic that you all may find interesting.


    Some people focus on a logical "way of thinking" called "Ti." This is a focus on logical systems, rules, and laws. xNTPs, xSFJs, xSTPs, and xNFJs all share this focus, and thus will often perform better playing positional as opposed to tactical games; they will identify systems of attack (openings) and general principles (passed pawns, outposts, etc.) as strategic rules to achieve, and pursue them accordingly.


    The other half of the people will focus more on "Te." From this vantage point, rules and laws are less important while points of efficiency and leverage are focused. These individuals will often perform better tactically, and play more varied games. They will likely try gambits and sacrificial plays. xNTJs, xNFPs, xSFPs, and xSTJs are all Te-types.


    Neither Ti nor Te has anything to do with training, memory, IQ, or other arbitrary factors which people like to try and associate with personality--so anyone can be successful playing any way. But there will be tendencies and patterns if you know what to look for!

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #105


    I'm an EIEIO. I have an oink oink here and an oink oink there.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #106


    I'm an ENFP any other NF chess players out there? I realize this is an NT past time.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #107


    ENTP and INTJ would be best at chess in my opinion because both have inuitive functions at the top of their functional stacks, hence seeing the bigger picture better than other types, whilst also having a thinking function second on their functional stacks, giving them a rational mindest to each problem. ENTJ and INTP as well as ENFP and INFJ would also be quite good, but not as much as the first two, I would imagine. I am an INTP and MBTI types are more than a mixture of just 4 dichotomies. You must look at the functions to truly understand MBTI.  

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #108


    Well said krazy21.  As an INTJ, and having been a programmer/analyst now cataloging librarian, you describe the levels of functions well.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #109


    Chess obsessive and INTJ. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #110


    Depending on the test, I'm either an ENFJ or INFJ. I'm not an outgoing person, but I get energized after being around a lot of people.
  • 3 months ago · Quote · #111


    Thus the E or I question
  • 3 months ago · Quote · #112


    I don't believe there's any logic in classifying all personalities into sixteen types. Doesn't make sense to me. I don't think everyone is necessarily either clearly introverted or clearly extroverted, or some of these other things. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #113


    I'm a Myers-Briggs guy - I regularly shop at Myer and I frequently use trains like Biggs did.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #114


    I am ISTJ.
  • 3 months ago · Quote · #115


    XNTJ. I think any NT type would be drawn to chess because of the competitiveness and and problem solving. Any type could be good at it.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #116


    dpnorman wrote:

    I don't believe there's any logic in classifying all personalities into sixteen types.

    I'm inclined to think there is rather too much logic in it!

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #117


    The best of the world was probably ENTJ

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #118


    Haha, of course you're all INTPs. I play chess in a club and every person there is either an ENTP or INTP. Occasionally you'll get the odd ENFJ or INFJ (like me) in there because we fancy the Ti aspect of chess, but, I can never beat the XNTPs.

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