Help us with a theory

The other day, a friend and I were talking on Facebook about personality types according to Myers-Briggs and we noticed that, just in our circles of Duluth friends, there’s a huge proportion of one type of Myers-Briggs personality.

We then wondered if this was just coincidence or does Duluth have a larger-than-usual percentage of this relatively rare personality type.

So we’re turning to you all to help.

Please take this test (it’s free) and then post your results and the city in which you live. Thanks!

HumanMetrics

The test starts underneath the text box at the top of the page.

59 Comments

jessige

about 9 years ago

INTJ, Duluth.

Word.

annklefstad

about 9 years ago

Mildly (every characteristic moderately manifested) INFP. Yeah, Duluth. We're all a buncha introverts here, right?

annklefstad

about 9 years ago

Intuitive Introverts. I'm guessing.

Chad S

about 9 years ago

Another INTJ in Duluth.

ToWaRd

about 9 years ago

ISTJ! ISTJ? Proctor did it....

downhillin

about 9 years ago

INTP. Woodland

EvilResident

about 9 years ago

ENFP Duluth

If the majority of your friends or people you know are a certain type, doesn't that just mean that's the type you prefer to be around?

hbh1

about 9 years ago

ISTJ, but only barely on the last three.

Special K

about 9 years ago

INTJ - Duluth.  I'd say "Introverts Unite!" but it would be contrary to our nature.

kvaro412

about 9 years ago

ENFJ - Duluth.

Kate

about 9 years ago

ENFP- Duluth

Karasu

about 9 years ago

INTJ — Duluth

Sonya

about 9 years ago

INFJ, Duluth.

tamara

about 9 years ago

EvilResident - if we had a lot of overlap in friends, that'd make sense. However, we don't have a huge overlap in friends nor people that we both regularly hang out with. So it got us thinking. 

Thanks for the comments - keep 'em coming!

ethompson

about 9 years ago

ESTJ - Woodland

yoniohno

about 9 years ago

I was INFJ when i took this test 13 years ago (born & raised Park Pointer). I know some of the features of my personality have evolved over the years and was curious if personality "type" changes. I could not, for the life of me, find the book at the Duluth Public Library. So, thanks for the link. I'll let you know.

ms dean

about 9 years ago

ISTJ, Duluth

emmadogs

about 9 years ago

INFJ in Duluth.  Basically, the older I get, the less I want to hang out with people outside of my workday, and the more I want to read/walk/think about things.  I wonder how these ratings play out age-wise and gender-wise?

BadCat!

about 9 years ago

INFP in Duluth

yoniohno

about 9 years ago

This time i came out ISFJ, but with "marginal or no preference for Sensing over Intuition." (Only 1%) I didn't learn the percent of my preferences all those years ago. It seems personality type does remain pretty consistent. So far. I'll have to re-test in another decade or so.

TimK

about 9 years ago

The Duluth chapter of the Misanthropy Club is looking for a volunteer to edit our newsletter - no one has been showing up at any of the meetings.

downhillin

about 9 years ago

Wifey:
INTJ, Woodland

jessige

about 9 years ago

If you're interested in more information about your type, mypersonality.info has descriptions of each type that go a little more in depth.

For example, INTJ is the Strategist, and also clearly the best.

clc

about 9 years ago

ISFJ, Hermantown

mickeypearson

about 9 years ago

Make that ESTP, Duluth. I'm a pre-emptive "submit" clicker and can't find an edit button.

Dorkus

about 9 years ago

So then you are not ESTP you are PESC.

Don Ness

about 9 years ago

Also an INTJ

I think I've read that INTJ's a only 1% of population, but looks like a much higher % of PDD followers.

Emerickson

about 9 years ago

INTJ, as is my husband

[email protected]

about 9 years ago

INTJ, which surprises some folks because I am a career teacher.  But it is teaching that has taught me the strategies that help me survive in a world biased to the Extroverts.

jesusita

about 9 years ago

I'm an xNTP (in Duluth). I'm an "ambivert," so I'm super close in both extroversion and introversion and can go either way. As with emmadogs, as I get older, I am getting more introverted, though. According to Jung's theory, though, your temperament is immutable and should not change over the course of your life. (Your personality will evolve, but your temperament type should be consistent.) However, I've always wondered about that: I've generally tested as slightly more extroverted (on the tests given at jobs or for educational purposes) until the past few years.

girlfromnorthcountry

about 9 years ago

S!!  ISTJ!  D is for duh.

bluenewt

about 9 years ago

INFJ, but not very I. Duluth.

rev

about 9 years ago

INFP in Duluth. Grew up in the Twin Cities, have tested INFP since I was a teenager.

Rae

about 9 years ago

ISTJ - Proctor

FranceneStarr

about 9 years ago

INFJ, Duluth...I found many of the questios hard to answer -- as I felt "in the middle/yes and no" for of a lot of them...

Swan

about 9 years ago

INTJ, former Duluthian, born and raised.

Cameeela

about 9 years ago

ENTJ for me, & John says he got the same type as the mayor--INTJ.

hansel

about 9 years ago

ENTJ, Duluth.

jxndyk

about 9 years ago

ESFJ.  Duluth.  :-)

heysme

about 9 years ago

ENFJ - Duluth

WEMO

about 9 years ago

INTJ as well - left the consultancy to my ENTJ wife for a sales gig, may be time to come back to consulting - Not a fan of small talk.

Barrett Chase

about 9 years ago

I first took this test as part of a homework assignment in college. Before class, I sat next to a woman and we discussed how stupid the test was, and how it seemed like there was really only one answer for each question. You'd have to be an idiot to answer any other way. Then we revealed our temperaments, and she was the exact opposite of me -- she was an ESTJ. For a long time I had a lot of difficulty getting along with SJ temperaments. But now I have several SJ friends. I guess I must have realized that just because you love making plans and I hate making plans, that doesn't mean either one of us is "wrong."

Ben Damman

about 9 years ago

INTJ - Duluth expat

B-man

about 9 years ago

ENTJ Hunters Park, Duluth

BadCat!

about 9 years ago

I had a similar story to Barrett's. Before taking the test, my friend and I looked at the 4-sentence summaries of each type, and agreed we were both INFP. When taking the test, I noticed that all of our answers were on exact opposite sides of the scale - clearly one of us had guessed very wrong. She was secretly an ESTJ the whole time!

Ruthie

about 9 years ago

ISTJ ... on another note, one time my husband and I were both required to take this test.  We scored in opposite quadrants as far apart as you can get ... we've been married 30+ years ... LOL (which my husband would never type in any communique!)

Barrett Chase

about 9 years ago

So, Tamara, will we get a report on what your theory is and whether the PDD crowd's answers support your suspicions?

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