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Sephus 10-30-2005 02:41 AM

Re: Myers-Briggs type for a successful poker player?
 
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I am INTj/p ... my perceptive judgemental score is almost dead even

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exactly the same.

Piper Tim 10-30-2005 08:33 AM

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I would bet that a number of internet players are INTP. It seems to fit the mold.

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Maybe, but INTP is the least common of the personality types.

DCWildcat 10-30-2005 02:05 PM

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Well put, Sir, it has no validity and no reliability. You should see the way teachers embrace it. It's quite depressing.

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benkahuna 10-30-2005 08:55 PM

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There was a big thread about this quite some time ago. You can probably find it in the archives. I believe the findings were that a high number of members of this forum (at that time) were iNTj. Wether or not they are good poker players is a whole different story.
For the record, I'm an iNTj and fit the description 100%.

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INTJ is by far the most common type. Rather than making it the case that INTJ is good for poker, the fact INTJ is the most common overall could also suggest that poker players, good or otherwise, come from a representative cross section of the populace.

10-31-2005 12:38 AM

Re: Myers-Briggs type for a successful poker player?
 
According to the following research from Google Answer, INTJ is not only not the most common MBPI type, it's the second rarest. Where did you get the idea that INTJ was the most common type?

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I found the percentages at "The Center for Applications of
Psychological Type." (CAPT)

ISTJ: 12-16%
ISFJ: 10-13%
INFJ: 2-3%
INTJ: 3-4%
ISTP: 5-7%
ISFP: 5-7%
INFP: 4-5%
INTP: 5-6%
ESTP: 5-7%
ESFP: 6-9%
ENFP: 6-8%
ENTP: 4-7%
ESTJ: 10-12%
ESFJ: 10-12%
ENFJ: 3-5%
ENTJ: 3-5%

The website also breaks these numbers down for Male and Female
Americans.
http://www.capt.org/The_MBTI_Instrum...requencies.cfm

CAPT was co-founded by Isabel Briggs Myers, the author of the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and Mary H. McCaulley, Ph.D
( http://www.capt.org/About_CAPT/Home.cfm )

Presumably, these statistics are from the paper of the same name,
cited elsewhere ( http://www.capt.org/Using_Type/Education.cfm ) as
"Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the United States Population"
by Charles R. Martin, 1996
Developed by Mary H. McCaulley
Published by Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc.
2815 N.W. 13th Street, Suite 401
Gainesville, Florida 32609.
Toll Free 800.777.2278
Copyright 1998

(Charles R. Martin, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Research and
Development at CAPT.)


Additional Links:

An explanation of the different types can be found here.
http://www.capt.org/Using_Type/Education.cfm


Search Strategy:

Myers-Briggs percentage "United States"
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=Myers%2DBriggs+per centage+"United+States"

"Charles R. Martin" CAPT
http://www.google.com/search?num=20&...R.+Martin"+CAPT

"Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the United States Population"
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&amp;q="Estimated+Frequen cies+of+the+Types+in+the+United+States+Population" <br />
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lorinda 10-31-2005 05:24 AM

Re: Myers-Briggs type for a successful poker player?
 
From the SNG forum.

What personality type did the test assign you?
Users may choose only one (130 total votes)
ENFP
8 06%

INFP
2 2%

ENFJ
5 4%

INFJ
6 5%

ESTJ
4 03%

ISTJ
13 10%

ESFJ
0 0%

ISFJ
2 2%

ENTP
8 06%

INTP
19 15%

ENTJ
18 14%

INTJ
34 26%

ESTP
3 02%

ISTP
4 03%

ESFP
1 1%

ISFP
3 02%

Lori

The Yugoslavian 11-06-2005 05:56 AM

Re: Myers-Briggs type for a successful poker player?
 
Guh...thanks for reminding me....How the [censored]! am I an ENFJ?!/!

Myers/Briggs is rigged...

Yugoslav

Kellermann 11-06-2005 09:04 AM

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Is there one Myers-Briggs category that best fits a poker player?

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Of the eight letters (IE NS FT PJ) in that psychology test there is one that stands out.

There is a strong correlation between being a skilled poker player and being introverted. I would say that out of ten top poker players at least 9 are introverted.

yeau2 11-06-2005 12:46 PM

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nh

but see Kellermann's post

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There is a strong correlation between being a skilled poker player and being introverted. I would say that out of ten top poker players at least 9 are introverted.

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homebrewer 11-06-2005 01:24 PM

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The Myers-Briggs is a quick and dirty test that does not measure much of anything. It was created in Isabel Myers' head and normed on no one. It's junk gutter social science.

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The above bears repeating.

The MBTI is not considered a valid psychological instrument by mainstream psychologists. Too many problems with the instrument from a theoretical (Jungian/Freudian perspective) and psychometric standpoint (measure is too crude to be meaningful).

It is likely to be productive to consider your behavioral and cognitive reactions to poker situations. The goal being that you can better understand how your reactions influence your current and future decisions during a session. However, it is probably not productive to use the MBTI for this purpose.


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