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Old 03-03-11, 06:50 AM   #1
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Tandem Forum Members & Personality Types

Just curious how many charter, card-carrying members* of the tandem subforum have ever taken the Social Styles assessment, Myers Briggs type indicator inventory, or a similar assessment and would be willing to share their "type".

*charter, card-carrying members = the folks who routinely and/or exclusively post and engage in tandem sub-forum threads.



Behaviors associated with the four different social styles




Prayers for Myers Briggs Types (humor)


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Expressive/Driver & ISTP/ISTJ, in case anyone was interested

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Old 03-03-11, 08:36 AM   #2
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I'm kind of an Amiable Driver. I can turn the driver on and off but when I'm in driver mode I can be a "hyper" Driver. My wife would say I'm INFP and ENFP around the house...
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Old 03-03-11, 10:13 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-11, 11:18 AM   #4
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Analytical. ISTJ/INTJ. I was going to ask how to know whether one is a "charter, card-carrying member", but that would only reinforce my assessment profile.
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Old 03-03-11, 12:34 PM   #5
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Driver/Expressive. ESTJ/ENTJ. Great tread!!
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Old 03-03-11, 02:24 PM   #6
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It's been a while since I've taken the test but as I recall, both of us (captain & stoker) are ISTJ.

How about your team TG?
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Old 03-03-11, 03:35 PM   #7
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As noted above, but perhaps not obvious....

As for the Myers Briggs: ISTp / ISTj

Very Clear I
Moderate S
Very Clear T
I'm almost dead on the line between J & P, perhaps a 3 on the P side.

If I had to guess, Debbie would probably be an INFJ / INFP, again being in the middle of the J & P.


Social Styles...
Debbie would most likely fall into Amiable, whereas I'm a hybrid based on situation and subject:
- I fall into the lower left part of the Driver Quadrant, right next to Expressive; however,
>> I spend a lot of time in the Analytical in certain situations.. Fact Finding, calculating, precise, etc.
>> But will quickly go to the Expresive quadrant when I'm passionate about something; I use tons of analogies & metaphors
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Old 03-03-11, 05:09 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-11, 05:52 PM   #9
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Old 03-03-11, 07:12 PM   #10
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Old 03-03-11, 07:28 PM   #11
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me INTJ
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Old 03-03-11, 07:39 PM   #12
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Did the Myers Briggs thing about 23 years ago. Don't remeber my specific assesment but I do remember thinking "I am the kinda guy that thinks when your employer starts in with these exercises it's time to get a new job."

Happily self employed for 21 years
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Old 03-03-11, 07:49 PM   #13
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EXTJ - X is the balance between S and N. I use the Enneagram much more than Meyers-Briggs, because it is far more in depth, so I would be interested in anybody who is familiar with the Enneagram and what number you are. I am a primarily a 3, but can easily move to 6 or 9 depending on the situation.

Interesting to note that just about everybody is a T. Only a couple of F's. Do those of you that are F's work in healthcare?
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Old 03-04-11, 05:19 AM   #14
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I can't remember my letter set for the Myers Briggs thing, but on all those personality things I end up being Analytical, Logical, Thinking, Introverted, etc. etc.

I'm the type who likes to sit quietly in a room all by myself working with databases, mathematical formulas, budget information, etc. ... all day long, day in and day out.
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Old 03-04-11, 07:29 AM   #15
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Ha Ha This should be interesting. I am a strong INTP and Terry is the female version (INFP?)

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Old 03-04-11, 08:50 AM   #16
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I do remember thinking "I am the kinda guy that thinks when your employer starts in with these exercises it's time to get a new job.
Kudos on being self-employed (and apparently doing well). If only... (fill in the blank) I probably wouldn't be a 1099 slave with another 10-12 years of work ahead of me before I retire.

Back to assessment tools, I don't believe our company has used them for employment screening or career path development, per se. Then again, I'm not a Driver/Driver or an ESTJ and I'm also not on the fast track to becoming a Vice President either. Cause & effect? Probably not, as the very strong personality types tend to play themselves out in everyday situations.

The value I see in them is they can help you find ways to communicate more effectively once you know how folks are wired. The Social Styles are very good in this regard since they're a lot more simple and easy to apply. For example, certain types don't want to listen to a lot of detail; just get to the point. Others need to be given lots of detail, or are motivated by recognition and rewards. Some need to have their egos stroked before they will come off 'attack and defend' mode and begin to listen. Once you peg your own social style as well as the style of folks you deal with on a regular basis you can learn to filter certain aspects of their behaviors that are distractors to you so you don't miss their message, and you can also try to communicate in a way that will resonate with them. Or, you can also use it for evil purposes to spin-up folks by knowing exactly what buttons to push.


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Old 03-04-11, 10:17 AM   #17
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INTP.

As I recall, E outnumbers I in the general population, so we're starting to see evidence of sampling bias. How much bias there is in tandem folks and how much there is in folks who hang out in forums, can't tell from this experiment.
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Old 03-04-11, 06:46 PM   #18
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Yes, I think E outnumbers I, and therefore majority rules ... and "I"s like me end up in "open plan" offices being driven to insanity. "I"s realise that there is a need for the "E"s to be sociable, and that's why there are tea rooms in most offices. But "E"s don't seem to have a clue that "I"s work so much better when they are left completely and utterly alone.
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My company jumps on the various bandwagons from time to time. I'm sure I've taken a Myers-Briggs at some point, but its been so long I'd be guessing at my result.

The only test which I remember in any detail was my MMPI, which I took over 20 years ago. Hard to forget the ironworkers in my session having a WTF moment over the questions on what color your excrement is. I Didn't fail it, so I got to keep my job.

I'm pretty much a classic engineer analytic type, though with the kicker is I have above average emotional sensitivity (for an engineer). A real plus in dealing with the human aspect of projects and organizations.

In the land of the blind the one-eyed guy is king, so to speak.
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I'm an AA, but don't have the patience to read the MB survey to figure out what I am. My wife is an Expressive.
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My wife would dissagree, amiable
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Analytical INTJ

To the extent that I can tell you that Jung wrote a non-peer reviewed hypothesis, never asserted or enquired that his four dimensions were either exclusive or bi-polar, and that the construct fails reliability and validity enquiry.

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INTJ here, it looks like. I took the test pretty fast and tried not to dwell on the questions too much, going with first reaction.
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ENTP - Constantly tweaking things and more interested in learning a new skill than using it. Drove my stoker (now wife) nuts years ago so now I ride with my ten year old son who is still developing his personality type. Wife and I on same bike was recipe for being single again. Wife can not understand ny need for so many different bikes and my need to change them all of the time.
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I'm new to the forum but am most interested in tandems. I'm high in the analytical quadrant (engineer); my wife is strongly in the amiable quadrant (therapist). We work together well on the tandem as a team because she likes to pedal and sightsee but cares nothing about the gearing, braking, steering, fixing, .... Ralph
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