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Post #1 Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Do you think people of certain temperament are more likely to play Go or other board games? Curious to hear what you think, and I thought it would be fun to share.

I'm INTP - Love Go and currently learning Chess (this is harder than Go for me).

Note: Interesting so far. Looks like most people are I-N-X-X heavy, which i guess makes sense.


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Post #2 Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:42 am 
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Hi,
I don't have an MBTI, but I've been classified as "blue" by one psychologist (among the four main categories blue, red, yellow and green), and as "Left brain / Cortical" by another (in the left/right + cortical/limbic classification).

I think that the first characteristic needed in order to play go is the ability to sit down and be quiet for three hours.

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Post #3 Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:14 am 
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It's been way too long since I took a Myers-Briggs assessment. I think I was INTJ or INTP, but I'm not sure.

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Post #4 Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:57 pm 
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I'm INTx, with the first three values almost off the extreme ends of their respective spectrums. The value in the remaining spectrum fluctuates between moderately P and moderately J depending upon my mood.

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Post #5 Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:42 pm 
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OK, I'll play. I'm INFP. Maybe unusual for go players?

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Post #6 Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 pm 
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I found this I had posted somewhere else in July 2007:

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Jung Test Results

Extroverted (E) 57.69% Introverted (I) 42.31%
Sensing (S) 62.07% Intuitive (N) 37.93%
Thinking (T) 82.76% Feeling (F) 17.24%
Perceiving (P) 50% Judging (J) 50%

Your type is: ESTP

ESTP – ”Promotor”. Action! When present, things begin to happen. Fiercely competitive. Entrepreneur. Often uses shock effect to get attention. Negotiator par excellence. 4.3% of total population.

That says ESTP, but looking at the numbers ESTJ as well.

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Post #7 Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:59 am 
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INFP

I also thought that this may be unusual for Go players... but perhaps not?

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Post #8 Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:26 am 
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Grin Weepa wrote:
INFP

I also thought that this may be unusual for Go players... but perhaps not?

My guess would be that most go players a T rather than F, but of course Fs can be go players too.

If I would have to guess the most common combination between all go players, it would be ISTJ.

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Post #9 Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:50 am 
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ISTJ may be a good guess. A quick search suggests that they are the most abundant of the 16 personality types.

However, I do wonder in what way personality affects our learning and playing of Go.

I also wonder about the accuracy of MBTI theory...

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I also wonder about the accuracy of MBTI theory...

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Post #11 Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:28 am 
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Seeing this video, I am glad I didn't pay to take the MBTI test. It doesn't mean that personality types don't exist, but I doubt that a small list of questions can determine that accurately.

IMO, characteristics of people who are interested in go are:
  • ability to stay concentrated for a long time (although I've seen people walk around in tournaments 5 minutes before entering byo-yomi, and in the midst of a fight...)
  • ability to stick to an activity for several years.
  • being competitive.

Characteristics of people who are proficient in go: I guess I should list qualities that I feel I am lacking.
  • willingness to analyze weaknesses and correct them.
  • paying attention to details.
  • disliking mistakes.
  • good visual memory (or at least memory adapted to a representation of the board).

Probably the MBTI classification is too crude to have a good correlation with the above.

P.S. I wonder if Google, Facebook, etc. have already determined our personality from our internet activity...

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Post #12 Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:04 am 
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And I found “16 personality types” a remarkably accurate outcome based on the input I gave

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Post #13 Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:42 am 
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Fulfilling holidays everyone; this is long multiplied by a little off topic so:

Somehow I feel that a few people are attracted to the idea of people fitting into types while a few others find it repulsive, instead happier in the belief that they're unique. Fortunately, most fall in between, although it may be that the videos' creators are near one end; the idea that giving value on a scale for each process implies you one must must either be A or B doesn't seem quite right, so perhaps they are mixing up MBTI's past origin with its present use. I think the point about positive descriptions however is more than 'not quite right', as they have less to do with the theory and more to do with its promoters since all traits can be spoken of in a positive or negative light.

Granted, I do not think of MBTI as a personality type indicator where you 'fit' someone into a 'type', but rather a tool that measures one small aspect of their personality—their cognitive functions—and extracts it out for us to see. This perhaps is how one might make peace between the two different extremes. To me, MBTI's 'accuracy', if you will, is impressive considering how and when it was made.

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