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    I must say that watching the local news tends to enrage me more than anything else. On that note, I was wondering what the general opinion about what MBTI type that your stereotypical news anchor would be? I would have to say ESFJ. A further analysis would be to question weather or not this person's actual type is that shown to the public, or an emulation based upon what would be most acceptable as a public informant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalWounds View Post
    I must say that watching the local news tends to enrage me more than anything else. On that note, I was wondering what the general opinion about what MBTI type that your stereotypical news anchor would be? I would have to say ESFJ. A further analysis would be to question weather or not this person's actual type is that shown to the public, or an emulation based upon what would be most acceptable as a public informant.
    You seem close. I think it would be ExxJ, in general, actually. It does seem E and J, but most of the other letters could be made to fit.

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    I noticed this, because no matter where you are, or what station you are watching, every "news personality" (Ironic isn't it?) seems to be the same as the last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    You seem close. I think it would be ExxJ, in general, actually. It does seem E and J, but most of the other letters could be made to fit.
    An omission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    An omission.
    xx = NF
    You think most newscasters have an ENFJ persona, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    You think most newscasters have an ENFJ persona, then?
    I wish I could comment, however, most of the ENFJs here already hate me.
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    My guess would have been xSTP
    It is not because you are on TV that you have to be E.
    Factual and slightly detached make me think of S and T.
    And as to the P... improvising seems like a constant challenge to anchors and that may suit a P better than a J.
    The action-driven SP probably flourishes better in hectic environments than any other type.
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    News anchors are plastic puppets blessed only with a breadth of emotional range, who happen to nevertheless, also be challenged by the shallows of both their intellectual and emotional depths.

    Plus, they've increasingly become downright scary looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    News anchors are plastic puppets blessed only with a breadth of emotional range, who happen to nevertheless, also be challenged by the shallows of both their intellectual and emotional depths.

    Plus, they've increasingly become downright scary looking.
    I can't say I agree on this.
    Is this a US-EU difference? The anchors of "my" news share an image of intelligence, reliability and detatched friendliness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mippus View Post
    I can't say I agree on this.
    Is this a US-EU difference? The anchors of "my" news share an image of intelligence, reliability and detatched friendliness.
    I think it's more an issue of transference. The evening news here in the US generally stinks, so people shoot the literal messenger. While every profession has its scoundrels and dim bulbs, I don't think that just because the news stinks the anchors must be both.
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