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    I am going to extrapolate and say smarter, because I will definitely say I think the sensors on this forum are much more inquisitive minded than any of the sensors or intuitives I know. And to me, inquisitiveness = intelligence. None of the people I know have any interest in MBTI at all! It absolutely dumbfounds me........I can sort of understand the lack or interest in the S types, but the N's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    So are you implying N's are smarter than S's?
    Not exactly. Each individual has their own intelligence, and there is a large overlap. The best way of putting it is that there are very few low-IQ Ns. I'll add that as a result of using only the top 25% of the population that test along this axis, you also get a lot of... less balanced... individuals. Think of it as being divided into 4 segments of the population. Extreme Ss that everyone finds annoying here? Yah. That's what Ns are, on the other side of the spectrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Not exactly. Each individual has their own intelligence, and there is a large overlap. The best way of putting it is that there are very few low-IQ Ns. I'll add that as a result of using only the top 25% of the population that test along this axis, you also get a lot of... less balanced... individuals. Think of it as being divided into 4 segments of the population. Extreme Ss that everyone finds annoying here? Yah. That's what Ns are, on the other side of the spectrum.
    Alright. So I'm trying to understand here...

    You said it's like there are 4 segments of the human population, each being 25%. And the extreme S's are on the lowest 25% segment of this? And the N's are the highest 25%?

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    Well, because in real life there is very little filter as to who you meet, I'd say the sensors I meet IRL are very different than the ones I meet on TypeC, well, because the ones I meet on TypeC were attracted to TypeC, and the vast majority of sensors probably wouldn't be. o_o

    The sort of friends I make online are usually pretty different than the types of friends I make in real life, so there's that bias, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    Alright. So I'm trying to understand here...

    You said it's like there are 4 segments of the human population, each being 25%. And the extreme S's are on the lowest 25% segment of this? And the N's are the highest 25%?
    Well... this is getting farther and farther from MBTI... MBTI believes that there is a core function - you either have a preference for it (dominance) or not. The test itself is only testing that, and the percentage numbers it gives are really suppose to be confidence levels in the outcome.

    But, no matter how you want to put it, those that test on one spectrum (say, top 25%) end up as N... since only 25% of the population tests as N. And another part will end up on the other side of the spectrum. Intrinsic or not, these are the two populations that express it strongly, one way or another.

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    I've read that Intuitives do better in general on IQ tests, simply because apparently we don't need to be so sure of ourselves, thus taking less time. I dunno. It was pretty unclear, but yeah.
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    I think what ptgatsby is trying to say is this:

    less intelligent SSSSS SNSSS SSNSS SNSNS SSNNS SNSNN more intelligent

    with bold signifying particularly strong-preferenced people. Or something.

    I'm really just talking out of my ass here.
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    I think of it like a pie, cut into quarters (temperaments) the really extreme members are out on the crust but the majority of people are towards the centre, this is part of why typing people is difficult, most people have more balance than mbti gives them credit for. I think when we compare ourselves to the other temperaments, we mostly see the crust, so our intrepretation of what it means to be that type is warped and more extreme than it probably should be.


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    We all have a common interest in Psychology. Having an interest in an abstract topic like psychology brings the sensors here to the middle ground.

    I think if you were to type a lot of the sensors here you'd type them as N.

    Interest in psychology. N
    Interest in MBTI. N

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Mmmmm pie.
    I want pie now.
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