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Thanks to Chipsboss it looks like we can do our own study of what presonality type is most likely to be a successful early retiree. Here's how:

Go to the following web site and answer the four questions. You'll get a four-letter "type." Mine was "INTJ".

http://www.haleonline.com/psych/


Next, respond to this message with the answers to these two questions:

1) What is your four letter type?



2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


I'll tabulate the results after we get a large enough sample.

intercst

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Intercst asked:
1) What is your four letter type?

INTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Dory36
101 weeks and counting
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ. But it changes every few years. That's true for a lot of people.

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

phantomdiver
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INTJ-and I REALLY like being retired

arrete
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1) What is your four letter type? ISTJ

A) I retired early and like it.

That is, I retired somewhat early (53) and like it immensely.

Chips, who is so systematic, thorough, painstaking, and <strike>hard-working</strike> hard-loafing, you knew he couldn't give just a simple answer

<grumble>When's TMF going to let us use HTML??</grumble>
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISFP


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


Mark :-)





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INTP

A)retired early and likes it
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sorry messed up

I'm INTJ

A) retired early and like it.
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1) What is your four letter type?

INTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Paul
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1. ESTJ

2. A)
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1) INTJ
2) C (and working very hard to make it happen ASAP!)

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INFJ and part C, I'll let you know for sure in a few months :-)

DLF (who wonders what I would have gotten if I went with column A in Part 2 of the quiz, since it was really a 50-50 thing with me)
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DogLovingFool asks,

INFJ and part C, I'll let you know for sure in a few months :-)

DLF (who wonders what I would have gotten if I went with column A in Part 2 of the quiz, since it was really a 50-50 thing with me)


If you went with column A in Part 2, then you'd be an ISFJ.

intercst
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1)INTJ
C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Im in Mensa.

Wow..this is so freaky...!!!!!

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INTP
C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
45 weeks to go (maybe less, market willing)

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INTP

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

About 4 years to go!

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1. INTP
2. C
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2) A
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To more fully answer Intercst: I am an INTJ and I retired early and, so far, like it. Have no intentions of returning to work.

Wife and I both Mensa qualified, but chose not to join.

NowInMaui
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1) ISFJ

2) C
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1) What is your four letter type?
INTP


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

(Been looking forward to retirement ever since I started working!)
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1. 4 letter type: ISTJ

2. A. Retired early and REALLY like it.

PS: I notice #2 looks like almost all A's and C's. Not very surprising!


BRG
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2) A) I retired early and like it.
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INTJ

c
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C)
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ISFJ

C. Know I will like it.
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INTJ - and I thinkk I'll like retiring when I get there! :)

Cindy
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I'm an INFP.

Definitely a "C", but only for 5 more months and then an "A"!
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Intercst asked:
1) What is your four letter type?


ISTJ

(2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


Not a member of Mensa, but are there any other CPAs out there?
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1) ISTJ

2) I retired early and like it.
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1) What is your four letter type?
ENFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?
D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.

The reason I'm here is because I will soon be making less money and I'm not in love with the corporate life, so some of our interests overlap. But I don't want to retire from working.

KB




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1. INFJ (heavy on the I and the J) -- seems like many of us here are very inner-directed, or is that just a coincidence?

2. (C) -- not retired, but working toward it!

Anna :-)
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1) INFP

2) A - retired early and like it
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Me?

1) INTP

2) C

Chuck
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I did the Myers Brigg test about 6 years ago before quitting to raise our boys. I had a split personality the tester had never seen before. He said I was either an INTJ or an ENTJ. I'm not quite sure how one can be a split personality between introvert and extrovert, but there you are.

Unfortunately, I am also not sure which way to answer your question. I no longer do the 9-5 thing and LOVE that, but I do work 24/7 at home and while I don't get a pay check it sure is work. Additionally, I've taken on the responsibility of family investor and have been putting in conservatively 4 hours a day 6 days a week, since last April. What can I say, sharp learning curve. I don't forsee stopping this either, although I should be able to spend less time at it as I get better schooled.

So I guess my question would have to be how do you define retirement and how do you define work? If you define retirement as no longer being part of the rat race, then I heartily pick A) Retired early and like it. If you define work as taking care of my family and being the financial engineer, then my choice would be D)I'm not retired and want to work as long as I can.

Ah, there is that split personality again!

Happily,

InParadise
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ. But it changes every few years. That's true for a lot of people.


I did not know that, so I went back and took the test. I was quite surprised to find the test was only four questions while the test I took 7 years ago was pages worth.

Even more amazed to find that the 4 questions came up with ENTJ, one of the original test scores. Leave it to my old company to waste a whole day testing us when 4 questions would have done it!
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ISTJ A.
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1) - ISTJ
2) - A (at 47 last November.)
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A. ISTJ

B. (E) Retired early, like it, but still choose to work -- on my terms.
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ISFJ

C

zzlay
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Intercst asked:
1) What is your four letter type?

INTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


Comments:
1) Already did MB twice, but took this test again anyway. Same result. Easy to see the choices when all the questions are stacked against each other in 2 columns.
2) I read the first reply, from Dory36. Just cut and pasted his response above.



Best wishes,
DrPopcorn


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1) ENTP

2) C


Kevin
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1. ISTJ

2. C - with target date in my sights.


Dave
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1) What is your four letter type?
ISTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?
C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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1) What is your four letter type?

INFJ


C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


Gracefully Savage
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1) What is your four letter type?

INTJ.

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

Definitely C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.



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C
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inparadise wrote,

<<<<But it changes every few years. That's true for a lot of people.>>>>>

I did not know that, so I went back and took the test. I was quite surprised to find the test was only four questions while the test I took 7 years ago was pages worth.

Even more amazed to find that the 4 questions came up with ENTJ, one of the original test scores. Leave it to my old company to waste a whole day testing us when 4 questions would have done it!


Only pages worth? The "goat roping" event I attended lasted a full week in a hotel with several mandatory evening meetings.

The funniest part of the week was the Soviet style reeducation sessions where they tried to prevent the J's from imposing inflexible structures on the P's, or stop the T's from ignoring the "feelings" of just about everyone else.

It was hilarious, but I'm glad I'm retired. <grin>

intercst
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>>1) What is your four letter type?<<

ISFJ



>>2) Which of the choices below best describes you?<<

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISFJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


cf


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ISTP

A



Windhoven - (lucky stock option bozo since 1902)
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intercst wrote:
1) What is your four letter type?

INTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Piz

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Only pages worth? The "goat roping" event I attended lasted a full week in a hotel with several
mandatory evening meetings.

The funniest part of the week was the Soviet style reeducation sessions where they tried to prevent
the J's from imposing inflexible structures on the P's, or stop the T's from ignoring the "feelings" of
just about everyone else.

It was hilarious, but I'm glad I'm retired. <grin>

intercst


You are starting to awaken some of those corporate memories I was successful in repressing! We got the 5 day hotel treatment too, but the actual test only took a day. IIRC, I chose to inflict this on myself, because it meant getting away for 5 days without taking vacation time. Does this apply for the 3 for 1 rule? I promise I got nothing out of it other than well fed and lots of alcohol. It was a fun group.
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1) What is your four letter type?

INFJ

2)Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired. I feel a need to add here, if ever I say that I didn't like retirement and want to go back to the corporate world, you'll know that the Blue Meanies have captured me and are forcing me to say these awful things. Also, I'm part of that difficult group that defines "retired" as continuing to work, just harder and for less pay.

What a great topic! I much enjoyed intercst's descriptions of the Stalinist techniques used by corporations trying to employ these tests to their manipulative advantage. Whenever someone objects to an argument that is "judgmental," I am tempted to note that "It's my personality. I can't do anything about it!"

It's not the fault of the test, though, that people misuse it. I've found Myers Briggs to be of great value in trying to understand why some people can never "get" something that I'm trying to describe (or why I fail to "get" things obvious to others). The 16 categories probably don't cover ever quirk possible in human nature, but they cover a surprisingly large amount of ground.

It does appear that there are certain personality types more drawn to Retire Early ideas than others (lots of introverts out there talking to strangers on a public message board!). We should not assume, though, that types not well represented at this time will not be drawn to the message as it becomes better known.

My type (INFJ), for example, seeks out "causes" to give life meaning. That's why money had no meaning for me before I discovered these principles. A bank balance was just a bunch of numbers. But change the purpose of saving from "being rich" or "being secure" to "being independent," and an INFJ becomes not just a follower, but a passionate one.

I think we can use people's designations to gain insight into their posts. For example, intercst is a "INTJ" in contrast to my "INFJ." It's that "T" in the third slot that explains why he has so much more money than me. And, if I may suggest so, it's probably the "F" in the third slot than explains all the exclamation points in my posts!

Anyway, it's just like an INFJ to not be able to answer any question, even a simple survey, in two paragraphs or less. Don't blame me, my personality made me do it!
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1) What is your four letter type? INTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you? Not retired yet, but on my way.
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1) INTP
2) C
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Next, respond to this message with the answers to these two questions:

1) What is your four letter type? ESTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

Art



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1) What is your four letter type? INTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?
C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Additionally, here's a link to a funny site about Meyers-Briggs type prayers. For example,
INTP - "Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way."


http://www.cyberhighway.net/~transnet/humor/qtypepray.htm



















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ISTJ

C

Also a Mensan

Claudia
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1) What is your four letter type? INFP



2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.
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1. ISTJ, 2.A
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Next, respond to this message with the answers to these two questions:

1) What is your four letter type?

.......ISTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) ...... I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


I'll tabulate the results after we get a large enough sample.




Loafer409

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1) What is your four letter type?

I'm also an INTJ. Our theme song could be "I Did It My Way."


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

I'm an A.


A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


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INTJ

C

Harley
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1) What is your four letter type?

I tested as an ISTJ this time. The last time I took
a test like this, in 1982, I tested as an INTJ.

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

Kork
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2) C
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


C

wmhughes


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Heh.

I just took the 4 question test -- it came back ESTJ (I'm actually INTJ). The synopsis at the end was way off, too -- I didn't think I'd changed that much. If this stuff interests you, I'd recommend finding someone to administer the real tests -- probably a lot more accurate.
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</lurk>

ISTJ

C


This should be interesting.

<lurk>
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1) What is your four letter type?

ESTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C

volchris
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intercst-

This is amazing. There were responses from people that I have never heard of before. Must be a lot of lurkers out there. And your ginning up the MBTI page on your home page was awfully fast work. Amazing what those INTJs can do when they put their minds to it.

The preponderance of Ixxx explains why people we work with think we're looney when we start spouting off about RE. They literally don't think the way we do. It might also mean that after a few tries, you might as well give up trying to convert them. They just can't comprehend what we are saying.

It would be interesting to see what someone with appropriate credentials would say about all this.

arrete

who was relieved to find that INTJ females are just rare, not crazy
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Personality type - INTP
Answer to question - C
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Intercst asked:
1) What is your four letter type?

"INTJ", practically off the charts

(2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

"C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired."

Regards, JAFO

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Another lurker.

1. INFJ

2. C

Could have joined Mensa, didn't.


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1) What is your four letter type?

INFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired
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1) ISTJ
2)C

A brief comment-I'm an engineer who works closely with salespeople daily, and I would generalize their personalities as being definite 'E's-some moreso than others.

With that said, IMO, based on my close working relationship with them 'E's tend to like 'status symbols'. Expensive cars, big homes, are things they admire-and strive for. Eating out and entertaining is important to them. Saving money and ER is NOT a priority. If asked directly, 'would you like to retire early?' they would reply 'of course' but when the necessary sacrifices are discussed to do so they would recoil. I'm speaking from experience-not theory.

Now, my comments are STRICTLY my opinions WITH strong gross generalizations. But I think they do have more than a grain of truth.

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istp and (d) or almost (d) my goal right now is to work as long as I can but not get paid for it. That way I figure I'll be doing what I really want if I'm not doing it for $$$.
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1) INTJ

2) C

Looks like the "I's" are having it. If I remember correctly, we make up only 25% of the population, but over half of the early retirees, according to the first results.
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1. ESTJ

2. C

Looking forward to the results.

Don
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1. ISTJ

2. A
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1) INFP

2) C (I give it until January)


Virginia
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Well, its time for my first post to this board!

Thanks Intercst for taking away the lurker in me, this was too interesting NOT to be quiet about! ;)
Will there be a tally on this in the end??

1) What is your four letter type?

ISFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
eagerly awaiting the day when shes free to unleash the artist within!

haft2b
who just received her copy of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" in the mail today, THANKS to the recommendations from the people at this board! ;)


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1) ISTJ
2) A (at AGE 44)
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ENTJ

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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1) ISTJ

2) C I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

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INTJ
A

retired at 59, scientist
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2. A (retired on my 50th birthday, about a 1 1/2 ago).
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Wow, tons of posts!!!

This was pretty accurate, though I was somewhat close to being an S instead of an N.

1) INTJ

2) C

4aapl

(Thanks intercst....interesting test and fun to see how we all rate. I think I have some of this stuff from 10+ years ago....I'll have to see if I've changed)
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1) What is your four letter type?

INTP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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Only pages worth? The "goat roping" event I attended lasted a full week in a hotel with several mandatory evening meetings.

The funniest part of the week was the Soviet style reeducation sessions where they tried to prevent the J's from imposing
inflexible structures on the P's, or stop the T's from ignoring the "feelings" of just about everyone else.

It was hilarious, but I'm glad I'm retired. <grin>

intercst

We did the same. Mine lasted two weeks (day and night with programmed mid-term conjugal visits) in a mountain retreat. Our director was a pretty cool guy and exhorted us, at the beginning of the course, (and referring to the instructors) to "bleed these people for all they are worth." Sorry to see him go. I had a lot of fun with the teachers and I think they were pretty glad to get out of there at the end.
-- John
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1) INFP. Formerly ENTJ after college, and INTJ during it!

2) E. So I have something useless to complain about to others, balance the portfolio when the market tanks, and make me appreciate the dog all that much more!

More Myers-Briggs sites:
http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Psychology/Branches/Personality/Myers_Briggs/

Who needs Mensa when you have MI?


Washu! ^O^
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C
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C
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2) C
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1) What is your four letter type?

INFJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.


C

Aloha from Maui!

~Jeri
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1) What is your four letter type?

Yet another INTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A-I retired last month at 57 and my feet haven't touched ground yet.
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1) ISTJ

2) C
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1. I'm an ENFP

2. I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it!
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1. INTP
2. C (Actually sort of test driving ER at the moment)
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1) What is your four letter type?



2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A) I retired early and like it.

B) I retired early, didn't like it, and went back to work.

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

D) I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can.

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Sorry about that!!


1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

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IsTp (Strong I and T, the others are a toss-up.)

C, soon to be A.
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1) What is your four letter type?

INFJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


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ESTJ, but I am having trouble accepting the E...

What do the letters stand for? I get the first one is introvert/extrovert, but can't figure the others!

Definately C.

And another engineer, by the way.
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ESTJ, but I am having trouble accepting the E...

Remember, that's a fairly pathetic version of the test (highly unofficial too). There are much better ones that can do a significantly better job.

What do the letters stand for? I get the first one is introvert/extrovert, but can't figure the others!

IIRC:

Introvert / Extrovert
Sensing / iNtuiting
Thinking / Feeling
Judging / Percieving

Note: do not make the assumption that the dictionary definitions for these words apply here. Intro/Extravert is a good example. The MBTI has its own vocabulary.

You can find more information on the web -- a quick search turned up this site with links to a better test:

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~cusumano/MBTest.html

Enjoy...
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1) What is your four letter type?

ENTP


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

Does retired on the job count? If not then, C.

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1) ISFJ
2) C
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

A
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1) What is your four letter type?
ISFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

D. I'm not retired, and want to keep working as long as I can
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1. ESFJ
2. C

tvsotelo (it's been a while since I checked the board, so you may have already put together the sample, but here's my response anyway)
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1) What is your four letter type?
iStJ -- I'm becoming more I and less T as time goes by.


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?
A) I retired early and like it.

Actually, like inParadise, I'm a full-time mother so I'm not sure my answer is accurate. I retired from engineering (Structural) at 40. Now, if I can get the Mr. to retire. . . .


Vickifool
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1) What is your four letter type?

ENTJ

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C

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1. ISTJ (have also tested in the past as ESTJ with relatively low E)

2. C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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1. INTJ
2. C

--malakito.
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<delurking>

1. INFP

2. C

P.S. Love this board!

P.P.S. Counting down 9 months and 5 days to Independence Day if all goes according to plan!

<relurking>

P.P.P.S. My husband is an INTP and is also a "C" if you will accept anecdotal evidence for your survey.
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INTJ

C
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ISTJ

c
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I'm an ISTJ borderline to INTJ.

I know I will enjoy early retirement and am working on it with both Plan A and Plan B.

Plan A happens (or not) in 2003. The IPO is later this year.

Plan B is the old fashioned way; LBYM, saving, and investing. This would be in about 6 to 8 years from now resulting in much less wealth.

As an aside, I get mildly perturbed at people who make posts saying or implying that those who retire early via an IPO do it the easy way just lucking into it with no appreciation for LBYM, saving, etc. I have worked very hard and long, made deliberate decisions, and persevered to get to this position where I am highly likely to pull it off in a big way.

Mensa dropout married to a shy Phi Beta Kappa.

Have a good one,
IndianaStrong

"I tried to contain myself, but I escaped!"
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INTJ

And not retired, but sure I will like it when I can
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Sorry if I'm late, this retirement stuff is hard work... Just can't seem to keep up with these MF boards as well as I could at work ;)


1) What is your four letter type?
I got an "ISTP" from the website.

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?
A) I retired early and like it.

Just shy of 38 yo, only been RE for 3 weeks, so far so good.

One thought I had as a long time lurker: Is there also a "type" that is more likely to post to boards?

"I See The Problem",
azholmes.
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azholmes asks,

Sorry if I'm late, this retirement stuff is hard work... Just can't seem to keep up with these MF boards as well as I could at work ;)......




One thought I had as a long time lurker: Is there also a "type" that is more likely to post to boards?


(1)You're not late. I'll total the responses to the MBTI survey before the end of April and post an article to the REHP web site on May 1st.

(2) I'm also wondering about whether our "Retire Early" survey is actually measuring a propensity for early retirement or rather just frequent use of Internet newsgroups. I found a few studies on the personality types of computer programmers. Both the programmers and the Retire Early group are heavily weighted towards "I" rather than "E" types. ("E"s make up 70% of the population as a whole.) The dominant personality type among programmers was ISTJ, the INTJ type was fifth. INTJ was a close 2nd to ISTP as the most frequent type for the Retire Early group.

intercst
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Here's a link to the results for the computer science personality types.

http://www.geocities.com/cspersonality/results.html

I particularly liked their one-word description of the INTJ personality type, MASTERMIND. <grin>

intercst
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INTP

A.

Suggest calculating each position to come up the the most predominate rather than the frequency of the whole. I think you would get a more accrurate result.

Paul
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1. INTJ (no matter how many of these tests I take they are always INTJ!)

2. C
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1) INTJ

2) C

regards,

Bob
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1) ISFP

2) C

Retirement cannot come soon enuf.....pac
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1) What is your four letter type?

ISPF

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

Definitely C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.



Barbara

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1) What is your four letter type?
INFP


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?


C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


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1) What is your four letter type?

ISTJ (though according to the "real" test I'm equally as much an N as an S.)

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.
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INTJ

A
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1) What is your four letter type?
ISTJ

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

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1.ESTJ
2. C
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1) Type INTJ

2) C
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Add another ISTJ...and my answer is C (not retired but sure I'd like it)
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1 ISTJ

2. Retired Early from my utility repairman's job a year ago, and am operating my furnace repair business in the winter time and taking May-August off.

Bestn decision I ever made!
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ISTJ
C
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INTJ, C
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Response

#1 INTP
#2 A

I'm really interested in the results as I completely agree about correlation of RE and personality type. Small sample size but people who I know who have retired early are generally more independent, individualistic, reflective, and don't see the value of work in the scheme of life's bigger issues. People I know who could financially RE but choose not to tend to be more extraverted (need attention and people), structured, control oriented, perhaps a little more materialistic (need to keep earning $ for additional toys) and like to pay attention to details.
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1) What is your four letter type?

E/I NFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.




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LLNunn says:
1) What is your four letter type?

E/I NFP

2) Which of the choices below best describes you?

C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.


Intercst? Maybe you should post the poll again. For the newbies. Don't let anyone who voted before vote again - but it's so old that you couldn't find the poll on a search. LLNunn should be commended for diligence in reading old posts.

arrete - INTJ :)
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arrete writes,

Intercst? Maybe you should post the poll again. For the newbies. Don't let anyone who voted before vote again - but it's so old that you couldn't find the poll on a search. LLNunn should be commended for diligence in reading old posts.

Good idea. Here's a link to the survey on the Retire Early web site:

http://home.earthlink.net/~intercst/mbti.html

I still get one or two e-mails per month with an individual's Myers-Briggs results.

intercst
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1) What is your four letter type?
ISTJ


2) Which of the choices below best describes you?


C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

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I got ISTP, though in the past I have gotten
INTJ and INTP... thought I probably am really IXTX.

I think C> not retired yet, but will likely retire early
to persue other interests.

Though I have been lucky enought to love a couple of my jobs
(including my current one)

0xF00L
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1) ENFJ

2) C
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Is this still going, or am I a bit slow?

ITNP
2 C) I'm not retired, but I'm sure I'd like it if I were retired.

There's lots of stuff I'd like to do, but working 40+ hour weeks gets in the way ...
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1) My four letter type is INTP
2) I am best described as A) I retired early and like it.
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INFP


C)
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ISTJ

C
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If the poll is still going on, I'm an ESTP, retired and there is nothing better. Thanks, David
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1. ISTJ
2. C
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1. INTP

2. A - retired for three year years in late May. I only work until I realize I'm having a recurring nightmare and wake up terrified! Not that bad, but it does shake me up a bit...
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Interesting thread.

1. INTJ
2. C
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Wow! You certainly looked far back in the postings. Welcome aboard. Looks like you fit right in . <g>

arrete
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Interesting thread.

1. INTJ
2. C


I agree. When this thread started in 2000, I was just a lurker.

My answers are:

1. ISTJ

2. C

Sure are a lot of ISTJs here.

Mike
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I believe INTJ and ISTJ are the most common among FIREd folk. Doesn't mean others can't do it. It's just less likely to be one of their goals.

arrete
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Interesting thread.

1. INTJ
2. C


Welcome!
It's always nice to get someone who reads the whole board to get up to speed.

When would you like to retire?

Vickifool
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Vicki,

Hmm, I've taken the Myer's-Brigg's 3 times.

I got:
ENTJ
ENTJ
INTP

The outlyer was taken at home. The other two were taken at work. Seems like I'm working on a split personality disorder ;)

I also answered "C" to question 2.

Jim
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I got:
ENTJ
ENTJ
INTP


some of the tests place you on a scale--you are 45%I, 55%E.

I'm near the E/I border, myself.

Vickifool
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