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#31 Special_Boy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

We shall henceforth rename this game to "Introvert Wars 2".

"Introvert Online" sounds interesting too, if only I can get enough funding to start my own studio.

#32 Heart Collector

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

View PostMidnight_Tea, on 22 November 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

It's a misconception that introverts don't like being around people. It's just that interacting with people for long periods can be very mentally draining on them. That said, it can definitely be a handicap if the game doesn't have some sort of automated grouping system. Introverts use up a lot of their mental energy in the process of putting together the pug in the first place. This doesn't leave them in a good position to focus on the dungeon's challenges.

Truthfully, part of why I throw my lot in with GW2 in the MMO market is precisely because it's a lot more introvert-friendly for various reasons. Notably that befriending people through actions in the game world itself happens much more naturally. It also helps that introversion and soloing isn't "punished" with being limited to subpar-performing PvE gear.

Very true, I like being around people. I think people wrongly confuse "introvert" with "antisocial" more often than not. A person can be introverted without being antisocial.

Your post also puts a finger on why I enjoy GW2 as much as I do, because its social model fits my own social pattern a lot: I like being around people without necessarily interacting with them though I will help them if they need it (open world/dynamic events), I only feel comfortable in my own circle though I'm open to meeting new people as long as they're not overbearing (casual and social guilds), and I prefer smaller, warmer gatherings to big groups (dungeons vs raids).

Edited by Heart Collector, 22 November 2012 - 12:17 PM.


#33 Redhawk2007

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

I didn't take the test as I have 4 different toons but I like killing stuff in game so I must be a psychopath or a serial killer :)

#34 Fenice_86

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

INFJ - Elementalist

#35 Eleril

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

ISTJ - Thief

#36 yMM

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

ISTJ - Changed from warrior to mesmer a couple of weeks ago.

#37 Arquenya

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Soooo .. the average GW2 player is something like INTJ?

Quite surprised about the amount of "I" (24 vs 5) - but perpaps the majority of people are?

#38 Dasryn

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

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***** my extroverted/introverted marker was practically right in the middle with maybe one tick over towrds introverted.  soooo  take that how you will, i personally think im pretty extroverted, im usually the life of the party so to speak, but i avoid bars and big parties and im a rather home body.  but i love company and cracking up and talking casually with folks so i hate to put down that im introverted when im really just in between.

anyone else have this problem?

#39 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

View PostSpecial_Boy, on 22 November 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

We shall henceforth rename this game to "Introvert Wars 2".

"Introvert Online" sounds interesting too, if only I can get enough funding to start my own studio.
That's called a singleplayer game :lol:

#40 Dasryn

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

View PostArquenya, on 22 November 2012 - 01:10 PM, said:

Soooo .. the average GW2 player is something like INTJ?

Quite surprised about the amount of "I" (24 vs 5) - but perpaps the majority of people are?

honestly i think it does take a bit of introvert to be someone who is playing these types of games.  think about it, these games are designed to be a time sink.  you've got to LIKE to be couped up in your house on the weekends.  thats a level of introvertness.

in my above post, i was saying that at the job and whenever plans are made for a lot of us to hang out, im the life of the party, usually the loudest and most funny and most charming (HAHAHAAHAHAH DATS RIGHT!!!) but on a day to day basis, im a rather home body who avoids social scenes like clubs and bars.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

INFP - warrior pve ele pvp

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

INFP - Guardian

I'm social in games, because for me it doesn't drain my energy so much as being with people in real. But I definitely hate doing PvE over a long period of time with someone. It's so draining it makes me crazy.

Edited by Cube, 22 November 2012 - 02:23 PM.


#43 Liberis

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

We're not quite 12 hours into the poll, and we're at 550+ responses. <3!

Edited by Liberis, 22 November 2012 - 02:12 PM.


#44 Ojikes

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

ISTJ, Thief-Engi

#45 Taruvoyant

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

ISTJ - Ranger

#46 Gartean

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

reliable realist-guardian
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#47 Liberis

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Giant pivot table of 500+ respondents:
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http://i.imgur.com/WqLbx.jpg

This is just preliminary data, and I don't see any real correlations, but it is interesting that ISTJ's seem to slightly lean toward the Guardian profession (though that could just be attributed to sample size/randomness). ISTJs are part of the Guardian Keirsey Temperament, and are described as being super-dependable, persevering, and dutiful. I'm probably just reading too much into it though. :D

Also, I have not yet figured out how to include the people with borderline personalities or multiple/all/no mains, so this chart does not include those.

Edited by Liberis, 22 November 2012 - 03:18 PM.


#48 ObscureThreat

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Determined Realist - Warrior - Guardian

#49 Arquenya

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

View PostLiberis, on 22 November 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

Giant pivot table of 500+ respondents:

http://i.imgur.com/WqLbx.jpg

This is just preliminary data, and I don't see any real correlations, but it is interesting that ISTJ's seem to slightly lean toward the Guardian profession (though that could just be attributed to sample size/randomness). ISTJs are part of the Guardian Keirsey Temperament, and are described as being super-dependable, persevering, and dutiful. I'm probably just reading too much into it though. :D

Also, I have not yet figured out how to include the people with borderline personalities or multiple/all/no mains, so this chart does not include those.
Oh come on you can make comparisons between I and E, S and N and so on. Not just "full" types!

Edited by Arquenya, 22 November 2012 - 03:29 PM.


#50 Liberis

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostArquenya, on 22 November 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:


Oh come on you can make comparisons between I and E, S and N and so on. Not just "full" types!
Oh man, that would be so complicated/time consuming. I'll probably to do that eventually (once I close the poll), but I just wanted to toss out a preliminary chart for people who are interested. :D

#51 RaoulDukeHST

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

ISTJ - Ele
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#52 DidYouSeeThat

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

I am: ENTJ - Warrrior, Thief, Mesmer

#53 tangoesp

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

INTJ mesmer. Wow so many intj mesmers around

#54 Red_Falcon

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

I believe this test is mostly bullshit, at least the introvert/extrovert part.
I'm largerly known to be very extrovert and direct with both friends and complete stragers, I lead people in sports/games, but since I hate being in big chaotic crowds I said no to all those questions like "don't you just love being surrounded all day by 8000 goats farting, sweating and making noise?" the tests says I'm "slightly introvert".
Guess the test was made when population density wasn't this high, lol.

#55 Skaald

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

INTP elementalist

#56 Linfang

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Determined Realist  INTJ Guardian.

#57 Katreyn

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Very interesting thread. Haven't taken a personality test since I got out of college.  Glad to see I haven't changed. lol

INTJ/Realiable Realist - Elementalist

I've always loved being Healer/support if that adds to anything interesting.  :P

Edited by Katreyn, 22 November 2012 - 07:37 PM.


#58 TymX

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

ESTJ - Guardian

#59 Wensbane

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

INFJ - Warrior.

#60 Sponx

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

ENTP - Ranger

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