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    Default Which are better athletes, thinkers or feelers?

    Which do you think is more conducive to athletic ability? Or are they totally unrelated, and they have different strengths and weaknesses in the athletic department? I'm thinking it's the latter, and I'm interested in the differences between the two. I think thinkers and judgers would be better at goal oriented tasks and strategy, and feelers and perceivers would be better at creative and expressive physical activities. Also we would have to define "athletic" activities; some would say it more applies to the competitive and goal oriented sports, others strenuous physical activity.

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    I doubt T/F has any relevance here. But I'd expect to find a lot of strong Se users in this field.
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    I don't think type has much to do with how athletic one's body is genetically.

    I do however think, that Se may play a role in how much of one's athletic potential is realized.

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    I'm a feeler and very competitive at the sports I'm good at.

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    The whole competitive and physical nature of sports appeals far more to T, particularly STP, ESTP being more active but ISTP being more focused on the game.

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    Feelers are too nice and easygoing to get completely riled up in the competition the way the indomitable drive of thinkers impells them to do, the feeler's willpower to win being far weaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    Feelers are too nice and easygoing to get completely riled up in the competition the way the indomitable drive of thinkers impells them to do, the feeler's willpower to win being far weaker.
    As long as you think that way, it makes it easier to beat you.

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    Sensors, obviously.

    But in all seriousness, I would say Thinkers because their tough-mindedness allows them to handle competition better.

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    I really don't think it matters.

    I don't even think Se is all that important or influential except perhaps as providing a motivation to actually play and practice, but even then it's murky since Se can find expression in a lot of different activities besides sports.
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