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#1 Liberis

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hey all!

Here are the results of the MBTI/GW2 Profession Choice poll.

Background Information
- 989 raw responses
- 985 useable responses
- 746 introverts (does not include borderline/unknown)
- 206 extroverts (does not include borderline/unknown)

Main Profession
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MBTI Personalities
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MBTI Personality by Profession
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Profession by MBTI Personality
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Extroverts vs Introverts
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Graphs by specific MBTI personalities
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The raw data is available here:
http://tinyurl.com/gw2mbti

Notes/Terms
- It doesn't look like their were any real correlations (or at least the sample size is too small), though there may be slight trends
- Perhaps some of you statistics people can make better graphs?
- Unknown == People who entered questionable data (e.g. iitj - mistype, borderline, other?)
- For the most part, I had no idea what I was doing :D
- Yes, I know that the MBTI is inaccurate, inconsistent, and can be gamed. This was more for fun than for anything else. I may try to do a similar poll in the future with something like the Big5.
- If you want a more academically accepted assessment of your personality, try taking the Big5 (full version). Click here for the shorter (but less accurate) version.
- There are also a ton of other good personality tests out there if you're interested.
- If I made any mistakes, let me know. My brain is gone after working on this for so many hours ahaha.
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Cool graph by bieledac (from Reddit):
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If I made any mistakes, let me know. My brain is gone after working on this for so many hours ahaha.

Edited by Liberis, 25 November 2012 - 03:05 AM.


#2 RaoulDukeHST

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

gz on the effort

#3 Raani

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

View PostLiberis, on 24 November 2012 - 07:28 PM, said:

- For the most part, I had no idea what I was doing :D
Haha!

Thanks for posting your results. I find the distribution of personality types to be interesting. Some of the rarest in the overall population are among the most common in the people you surveyed.

#4 Arewn

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Ha very interesting, used to be borderline obsessed with MBTI. Looks like I'm a tad atypical for an INTP in my choice of profession.

Not surprised to see the tables flipped, with the majority of the player base being introverted rather then extroverted. Introversion doesn't mean you hate socializing, just that being around people is draining and being alone is rejuvenating. MMORPGs are one of the few great grounds introverts can come to to socialize without being as subject to the usual drain of interacting with others.

Edited by Arewn, 24 November 2012 - 08:16 PM.


#5 deitiesforce

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

thank you so much for the effort. As a psychology/neuroscience student, this is really interesting to me :D

#6 Faelun

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

View Postdeitiesforce, on 24 November 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

thank you so much for the effort. As a psychology/neuroscience student, this is really interesting to me :D

As a personality psychologist in training, this has me pulling my hair out of my head. STOP USING THE MBTI its not a good measure!!

#7 Crantson

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

Considering that INTJs are supposed to be only 2-3% of the population it is interesting they are so highly represented.

#8 Dominique de Lombre

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

View PostCrantson, on 24 November 2012 - 11:03 PM, said:

Considering that INTJs are supposed to be only 2-3% of the population it is interesting they are so highly represented.

This is strange to me too. On the original poll thread someone posted (pg 3) that these online personality quizes tend to favor INTJ, no idea if that's true. I got INTJ and I think it fits me. Anyway, the same poster said that a better way would be for people to read about different personality types and choose which one they felt was them.

However, it could just be that the sample pool for some reason actually has a high pop. of INTJ personalities. I had a friend take the test (41q.com) and she got ISFP (41q's "Sensitive Doer") which we felt fit with her XD. So who knows what caused the irregularities.... it may just be common personalities in gamers since this survey wasn't just "anyone."

#9 Valkaire

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

View PostFaelun, on 24 November 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:

As a personality psychologist in training, this has me pulling my hair out of my head. STOP USING THE MBTI its not a good measure!!

What would you consider as being a good measure? I took the MBTI test a few years back for an extra class and it was interesting to me at the time, curious if there's anything else I could read up on or check out :o

Edited by Valkaire, 25 November 2012 - 01:36 AM.


#10 MrCats

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:44 AM

I would like to thank you very much for the effort you put into making this for us all to see. Thank you very much.

#11 Liberis

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

View PostValkaire, on 25 November 2012 - 01:36 AM, said:

What would you consider as being a good measure? I took the MBTI test a few years back for an extra class and it was interesting to me at the time, curious if there's anything else I could read up on or check out :o

The MBTI is inconsistent and easily gamed, and there are much better tests available. I mostly used it because it's well known, simple, and quick, and since I wasn't doing this "for real". The MBTI has also been compared to astrology, in that the personality descriptions may be vague enough to apply to lots of people.

Related:
http://en.wikipedia....icator#Validity

Edited by Liberis, 25 November 2012 - 02:32 AM.


#12 ScoutMATH

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

the most telling part of the whole survey is the number of introverts vs extroverts which is quite expected.

Edited by ScoutMATH, 25 November 2012 - 02:36 AM.


#13 Valkaire

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

View PostLiberis, on 25 November 2012 - 02:24 AM, said:

The MBTI is inconsistent and easily gamed, and there are much better tests available. I mostly used it because it's well known, simple, and quick, and since I wasn't doing this "for real". The MBTI has also been compared to astrology, in that the personality descriptions may be vague enough to apply to lots of people.

Related:
http://en.wikipedia....icator#Validity

Yeah, I understood that but I was wondering if there was an example of which tests are better considering it's something I'm interested in.

#14 Dasryn

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

wow! you put a lot of time and effort into this, i hope its what you were looking for and you can use the data you collected!

#15 deitiesforce

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

View PostFaelun, on 24 November 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:

As a personality psychologist in training, this has me pulling my hair out of my head. STOP USING THE MBTI its not a good measure!!

Does it have to be super accurate to be fun? no. Stop being so darn serious. It is not a controlled experiment. So continue to pull your hair out of your head not like anyone would care lol...

#16 Faelun

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

View PostValkaire, on 25 November 2012 - 03:30 AM, said:

Yeah, I understood that but I was wondering if there was an example of which tests are better considering it's something I'm interested in.


The MBTI was literally one of the very first attempts at developing a measure of personality. No measure is perfect, there are only better or worse as compared to one other. Using the MBTI to measure personality is like pulling a branch off a tree and using it as a ruler. You might get something close to what you were looking for but it wont be quite right.

Most pervasively used model of personality is called the 'Five Factor Model' of personality, or the 'big five' if you will. There are free versions of it everywhere on the internet.

If you're genuinely interested in personality assessment I would like to direct you to this website. http://ipip.ori.org/ This is a website full of FREE, SCIENTIFICALLY validated measures of personality. If you have any additional questions feel free to PM me.




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