A friend of mine brought up some points about how the four preferences manifest in games. One of his examples was World of Warcraft.
That brought up a lot of interesting points to me. Is it really possible then that an Extravert would perform better in a raid in WoW than an Introvert? This made me wonder about Type and how it affects gaming.Let me use an example most people are familiar with right now, which would be a game like 'World of Warcraft.' (Bear with me) The more truly introverted a person is, for example, the more likely it is they can't stand that sort of game, not because they don't like playing or because they don't like aspects of it, or can't deal with interaction with a huge group of strangers... Those may all be related to something else. What's going on is that it's more than likely they'll be mesmerized by the blown out colors before they even get anywhere. Or, they'll be more likely to get tired of responding fast enough to play well with a group, NOT because they dislike the action of playing, or the group, or have bad motor skills, but because they are using their normal internalization in unnatural situations, and blowing their circuits, so to speak, by overclocking themselves. (Processing 10 actions a second instead of the expected 2.)
I googled and found this: Yudhishthira's Dice: Myers Briggs and Gaming
Basically, the guy hypothesizes that there are 3 different types that people have. One is their real type, the next is an approach to gaming type, and the last is an "in character" type. That sound a little true.
I'd have to say that I was more ISTPish in WoW. Priest was my favorite class, and it was no surprise. Support classes always appealed to me in games. Is that more of an I thing or an SJ thing? I played Engineer in Team Fortress Classic, medic/engineer in Planetside, Doctor/Combat Medic in Star Wars Galaxies, Priest in WoW and Medic in Quake Wars.
What do you guys think about how type influences how we game? I know there have been other threads about this. I saw some older threads about what types of games each temperament prefers.