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Although people of all categories can be found in all careers, there are strong statistical correlations with certain lines of work. Scientists/inventors are often INTJ or INTP types (introverted, intuitive, thinking, and either perceiving or judging). People in the helping professions are often ISFJs. Sales people are often ESFJ, and so on.
Here's a simple version of the Myers-Briggs [humanmetrics.com] (the real thing is many pages long and is licenced only to professional psychologists). What types to we have here at WebmasterWorld? I would guess something of a bimodal distribution with the more computer-geekish people in the INT- area and the e-commerce/sales people in the ESF- area. But that's a guess.
OK ... I've read it "to some degree" and its not far off! I was amazed by the list of people who have had similar results:
Mary, mother of Jesus
St. John, the beloved disciple
St. Luke; physician, disciple, author
William Shakespeare, bard of Avon
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline)
A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
Helen Keller, deaf and blind author
Carl Rogers, reflective psychologist, counselor
Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
Dick Clark (American Bandstand)
Donna Reed, actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Neil Diamond, vocalist
Tom Brokaw, news anchor
James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small)
Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek)
James Taylor, vocalist
Julia Roberts, actress (Conspiracy Theory, Pretty Woman) Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap)
Terri Gross (PBS's "Fresh Air")
Amy Tan (author of The Joy-Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife)
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Lisa Kudrow ("Phoebe" of Friends)
Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years")
At least I'm not entirely insulted! Since I am in the same classification as the Virgin Mary, I suppose I shouldn't complain too much. I just want to know when she took the test and how it was given? ;) Was she in Nazareth, Bethlehem ... where? What make of computer was she using? Was Joseph off running errands? Had she given birth or was this an impending event?
[edited by: Liane at 4:02 am (utc) on Dec. 19, 2002]
I'm an INFJ too. That things scary, has me down to a tee.
I'm pretty happy about sharing a personality type with Ghandi and Eleanor Roosevelt though :)
After reading the INTP descriptions I'm not surprised there's so many here, looks like a perfect match for web work. Sadly I'm going to have to give it up and go into counselling.