Personality

Panel Discussion

Posted July 9th, 2017

Randy, John, Heather, and Tom are joined by Personality Type leadership trainer guy David to discuss the Myers-Briggs personality types of each of the nine Infants on Thrones.

Here’s is a link to the personality test:
https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

Heather

John

Randy

Tom

  • MJ

    That was a very informative episode!
    However (and this might be the ISTJ talking), there was one obvious thing missing from the discussion: how the similarity of most presenters affects group dynamics and group think. What are the benefits from the current group composition? And what are you ´missing´ due to the lack of sentinels and explorers? Perhaps an idea for a future episode?

  • aerin64

    I’m not surprised that the majority of the infants fall into the N category. It’s my (non scientific) theory that there is a higher population of former mormons who are N, or perhaps former/current mormons who spend time on the internet in various communities. There are quite a few (including myself).

    So it would be interesting to find out if it’s true that mormons with faith crises/disaffected mormons are more likely to be N’s, and to figure out why. I’ve seen a few threads over the years in various places that would support the theory. Or perhaps just that the people who respond are typically N’s.

    A good definition of N that I heard was upon being shown a picture of a deserted island with palm trees and asked to describe it, S would typically describe what was literally in the photo. N might think about a vacation or that an island would be a relaxing place to be.

  • Jay

    As an introvert, I see some misconceptions that introverts are always quiet. I’ll talk all day long about a topic I know a lot about and care about. But I can’t stand small talk.

    Here’s the best article I’ve found on introversion: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/

  • Paul T

    Glenn’s INFP and not INTP!? I liked the explanation Glenn gave, I think during Sunstone, that INTPs show their love for a thing by researching the hell out of it to understand it from all angles.

    The MBTI you guys were talking about was like some kind of RLDS version to me — the “Kiersey” variant (the true and living variant!) divides people into NF (Idealist) / NT (Rationals) / SJ (Guardians) / and SP (Artisans) … meaning if you’re an N then the two middle letters determine your major group, but if you’re an S then the last letter determines it. The SJ guardians are made for the church: They like tradition and are happy with structure and following authority. In my personal experience I almost never find SP (Artisans) in the church. They value fun and excitement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artisan_temperament
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardian_temperament

    I’m INTP. I once talked to a well known LDS relationship therapist who said “Oh yeah, I know a bunch of INTPs, even have one for a brother. And… (optimistically) uh… (pensively) yeah… (with resignation in voice) they’re all out.” (i.e. all the INTPs she ever knew had left the LDS church)

    Interesting side-paths might remain about MBTI – here’s one or two thoughts…

    * It’s use as a psychometric tool in electioneering. (Adam Curtis’s documentary “The Century of the Self” has some mention of it, and some recent info is out about how someone found a way to profile your personality just on the basis of around 60 things you’ve ‘liked’ on FB, and how this kind of knowledge was used to help elect Trump, since it enabled a more pinpoint targeting approach with FB ads to potential voters. If you were identified as more neurotic (worried) then a gun rights ad might show up with a thief’s gloved hand smashing through a window to grab a doorknob, but if you’re a family man and low neurotic you might be given an ad showing a father and daughter out duck hunting…)

    * MBTI analysis of early leaders in the LDS church compared to today.

    * Put out a survey to IoT listeners to self-report their MBTI letters, see if it really is predominantly the ‘N’s who chose to follow satan’s plan and listen to the infants. 😉

  • AnotherClosetAtheist

    I got scored as borderline I/E but deep into NTJ.

    “This may be expressed with the charm and finesse of a world leader or with the insensitivity of a cult leader.”

    brb, starting my own theocracy. The first 12 people to follow me get VIP status

  • Perry Porter

    When Heather said “I feel like this was like Fortune telling”, I was thinking the same thing moments before, so when she said it, I Yelled “Bam !” I was walking my dog at the time and I thought, I hope no one else is on the street at the time, they will think I am Crazy.

    I have taken it several times once 35 years ago, and then again 20 years ago and then a few times 10 years ago. Each time I got totally different types.

    When I took it two weeks apart from each other, I realized that I was putting different answers and I truly felt each time it was a true answer, depending on the mood I was in.

    This is Astrology bullshit end to end ! Bullshit, Bullshit, BULLSHIT ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40cc0a2fdfc73ae2bc3e2a1c3d45cfd6704ef9d4336abebceea068be264df3b6.jpg