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    Quote Originally Posted by lauranna View Post
    I'm not sure T and F specifically effect athletic ability but I play rugby at a high level and the majority of females you see playing top level physical sport are Sensors and Thinkers. In fact I would say about 80-90% of the team I play for are *ST*

    There are exceptions to the rule and obviously this is a very physical sport so could be different in different sports.
    lol, even I would tire of Rugby. In American football, I like playing wide reciever (which entails things that I don't exist in most rugby rules.. like forward passing?). My mentality wants to remain elusive in most sports. It pisses off the defense to hit me harder, but there are less hits overall. I get the impression that Rugby players take more pride in endurance? Maybe I'm totally off on that. I get some image of a toothless guy with cauliflower ears laughing at the dozen of guys on top on him.

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    This is one of the few things that I think are decently type related, as I have seen so many INFJ's(Inferior Se) with no coordination at all. They're just so slow and fragile...it hurts to even look at. And the worst part is how obvious it is that they are trying their best. INTJ's can be somewhat average, but they also look very "goofy" when they move around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    lol, even I would tire of Rugby. In American football, I like playing wide reciever (which entails things that I don't exist in most rugby rules.. like forward passing?). My mentality wants to remain elusive in most sports. It pisses off the defense to hit me harder, but there are less hits overall. I get the impression that Rugby players take more pride in endurance? Maybe I'm totally off on that. I get some image of a toothless guy with cauliflower ears laughing at the dozen of guys on top on him.
    They have these things called gum shields which generally ensure you keep your teeth. And my ears are still fine thanks. In rugby league there are big hits and lots of running- you should watch/ try it sometime. I love the hits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craft View Post
    This is one of the few things that I think are decently type related, as I have seen so many INFJ's(Inferior Se) with no coordination at all. They're just so slow and fragile...it hurts to even look at. And the worst part is how obvious it is that they are trying their best. INTJ's can be somewhat average, but they also look very "goofy" when they move around.
    Sounds kinda true. It seems to me that INFP's generally aren't too into heavy athletics.

    But these are only based on small numbers of people observed, not large representative samples. So who can know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    So, the only MTBI-specific research I'm aware of is Niednegal's Brain Types, but I think they are a bit dubious as far as published evidence. Here's a very short summary of Niednegal's claims of type-related strengths:

    • SFs: Gross motor skills (that is coordination of large muscle groups)
    • SFJs: Control of body movement (practical, step-by-step learning)
    • SFPs: Rhythm/graceful flow and quick reactions (holistic sports learning)
    • STs: Fine motor skills
    • STJs: Dexterity, especially hands/fingers and hand/eye coordination, and defensive strengths
    • STPs: Positional awareness, and offensive strengths
    • NFs: Oral, verbal and hearing skills
    • NFJs: Word/meaning oriented, better at sports where creative calculate pays off (not quick reacting). Give great interviews and commentaries.
    • NFPs: Intonation oriented, excel at artistic interpretation (diving, figure skating, etc)
    • NTs: <ental/logical abstraction skills
    • NTPs: More fine motor skill oriented, with strengths at planning and analysis
    • NTJs: More gross motor skills and goal-oriented;more step-by-step, mechanical and controlled than NTPs (although can react very quickly with practice)
    This is exactly what I was looking for. +1 I'm going to read that book.

    As for me:
    SFs: Gross motor skills (that is coordination of large muscle groups)
    SFJs: Control of body movement (practical, step-by-step learning)
    SFPs: Rhythm/graceful flow and quick reactions (holistic sports learning)
    STs: Fine motor skills
    STJs: Dexterity, especially hands/fingers and hand/eye coordination, and defensive strengths
    STPs: Positional awareness, and offensive strengths No.
    NFs: Oral, verbal and hearing skills
    NFJs: Word/meaning oriented, better at sports where creative calculate pays off (not quick reacting). Give great interviews and commentaries.
    NFPs: Intonation oriented, excel at artistic interpretation (diving, figure skating, etc)
    NTs: Mental/logical abstraction skills
    NTPs: More fine motor skill oriented, with strengths at planning and analysis
    NTJs: More gross motor skills and goal-oriented;more step-by-step, mechanical and controlled than NTPs (although can react very quickly with practice)

    Decent at all of these except these. Very good at hearing skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by Owlesque View Post
    I'm generally terrible at sports, with the exception of badminton (but only singles, doubles never ends well). I like trying to anticipate the strength or direction of my opponent's next move, but at the same time preparing to instantly react to any possibility.
    I love badminton. I took a class for an hour credit, and it was a lot of fun. I was actually good at it.

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    I think I'm always in a state of positional awareness and think offensively. In sports I definitely do. I can't say I'm very rhythmic (which is being said about SFP). I don't even dance.. but then, I think that's social misgivings..or something.

    I've seen some of Neidnagel's writings though. He apparently tests and works with pro teams, as a sort of consultant and scout. Danny Ainge used him for the Celtics.

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    Agreed with everyone on Se, but as an armchair typologist I feel like I also notice a lot of Te in professional athletes. Te is so goal-oriented I can see how it would be conducive to reaching the highest levels of athletic excellence, so it makes some degree of sense.

    I doubt there's a strong T/F association, but if I had to guess, I might expect Thinkers, on the whole, to be slightly better athletes. If nothing else, the female/male divide among Feelers and Thinkers would support that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I think I'm always in a state of positional awareness and think offensively. In sports I definitely do.
    This ties in well with Se-Ni, Ni mainly because "positional awareness" is about instant perspectives. But maybe positional awareness requires high attention to detail? Anyways, Ni-Se is very much fit for dynamic perspective(s) of objects in 3D space. And then the role of Ti is something like a crucial catalyst (Se--Ti-->Ni), kind of similar to how TiNeSi molds abstractions into concrete knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    STPs: Positional awareness, and offensive strengths No..
    How come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craft View Post
    How come?
    I am aware of proportions, and spacial concepts mentally; it's just that my mind is somewhat disconnected from my body so it sometimes takes conscious effort to "feel" my position. And I am more disconnected from the outside world, so even when I am aware of the relationship my body parts have to each other it takes more conscious effort to sense my position in relation to my environment, and objects such as the ground and things I might bump into.

    But once I get everything coordinated, I can be pretty good.

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    in team sports, i'd put my money on an xSTP any time, more for their Fe then their Ti .

    on more individual achievement sports, i can see how xSFPs might be able to push themselves further "on the principle of it"... i'd gamble on a victory followed by a tragic injury which they will then get paid to write a book about.

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