I'm sure many (if not all) of you are aware of the intuitive-type bias here and at INTPc. This actually isn't a thread meant to discuss the types as much as dissemble the behavior behind it, as well as why "Intuitives" favor this forum so much (and to a greater extent, the internet social scene)
Oddly enough this was something that occurred when I had a more naive understanding of MBTI... at the time, I had incorrectly typed myself as INTJ, and based on my understanding of the difference between S and N, I assumed that S-types would be favored in society. I was a little surprised that people so vehemently claimed xNxx to be superior, and finding that the majority of the population was "S" made this supposition more perplexing.
Based on my observations in the "real world" (for lack of a better phrase) I figured abstract thinkers would actually be at a disadvantage, mainly due to the different communication style. I would think that most often others (S and N alike) would view an individual with that trait as strange, irrelevant, or full of ideas (albeit, not uncommonly, poor ones) and only on occasion as highly intelligent many of them consider themselves to be (their ideas would make sense to them, after all). Of course, they may or may not be right, since the reason remains that this is due to a mismatch in communication style and consequently a roll of the dice whether they can relate and legitimize that person's way of thinking.
It would make sense, then, that the subconcious (and sometimes not so subconcious) self-bias seeks resolution from a largely "S" world. The internet is a logical answer to this, because it is virtual and thus doesn't have the same checkpoints that the "real world" does, naturally making it an advantageous environment for the abstract thinking style. INTPc (and to an extent MBTIc), then, would be the apex of this validation, since it manifests that way of thinking into something overt, where then the skewed population can band together in such a commonality, since it runs contrary to our day-to-day world.
in a grander sense, I wonder if it would follow that some "S" types avoid the internet due to the very same reason... they prefer an environment they can "win" in (visualize your average joe in the INTPc chat room )
are there other examples anyone can think of similar to this, or where the concept of "birds of a feather" then evolves into a self-fulfilling commune? do you think an environmental preference could be tied to other type dichotomies, such as the internet being more favorable to introverts for similar reasons?
considering im bringing this up in the very environment it refers to, i know it might be difficult for people to consider it objectively, im just hoping we can favor the scientists and theorists in us for once and not make it personal.