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  • ENTJ

    1 2.22%
  • ENTP

    25 55.56%
  • ENFJ

    1 2.22%
  • ENFP

    8 17.78%
  • ESTJ

    0 0%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    1 2.22%
  • INTJ

    12 26.67%
  • INTP

    21 46.67%
  • INFJ

    7 15.56%
  • INFP

    17 37.78%
  • ISTJ

    0 0%
  • ISTP

    0 0%
  • ISFJ

    0 0%
  • ISFP

    6 13.33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkw View Post
    In your personal opinion, which type(s) do you think would be viewed as the most eccentric? Being specific, which type to you think would be most likely to have unusual (perhaps bordering on even heretical) opinions and views, a lack of concern or complete disregard of social norms and their appearance, cultivate odd and obscure interests and hobbies, have a very individualistic bent, and to display an array of uncommon habits, obsessions, fixations, phobias etc.?
    Wouldn't the INTP come in in first place in that contest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    ... REAL eccentrics are the way they are through a lifetime of strange experiences and suchlike, and they've known since childhood the pain and other sides that come with the attention or whatever, of being known as 'odd' or 'different', and so have generally learned to cap it somewhat, and to appear normal-ish. ....
    I agree with this. So true.

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    In my mind the stereotypical image of an eccentric person is that of an extreme ENTP. The stereotypical "crackpot," on the other hand, seems to be an extreme INTJ or INFJ.
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    Actually I changed my mind. INTP's and ENTP's tie for eccentricity. INTP's are just more low key about it.

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    Eccentricity is related to N, yes, but I also believe that introverts tend to be more eccentric than extroverts, due to their relative indifference to the vagaries of the outside world and what may, by extension, be considered socially 'acceptable'.
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    I say INTJ. Even though I am one myself, I can't say that I'm in sync to the norm. INFJ as well.
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    In my travels I met a chap, an American.
    We were not exactly friends. Suffice it to say we had mutual friends, and we came along.
    For a time we worked in the same enterprise. Another time we shared an apartment.

    I left the scene and moved to another place.
    One day I came back to stay for a while. I had some urgent business in the town.

    We met in our old club. He wanted to buy me a drink or two. I said no. I had business to attend to.

    Later in the night I returned to the club. He was still there, the only client.
    He was not exactly drunk. I think he was tipsy.

    I ordered Scotch and water. We talked about this and that.

    Suddenly he said: wildcat, you are a bizarre one.

    I did not comprehend.
    I had learned not to ask. I said nothing.

    It lingered in my memory what he said though.

    You see, an Englishman would never use the epithet "bizarre" .. in place of plain English.

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    I would say INTPs would be the oddest of types, at least in the way of not caring how they appear to others or what people may think of them. Also, because they're often detatched from everybody, they may develop odd habits (such as constantly scratching their ear, or sucking on their toes, something offbeat like that) because there's nobody around to influence them in any way. Plus, their often off in their mind (off thinking... I don't mean loco), so they won't be paying much attention to what their body defaults to doing whenever their thinking. Last, but not least, INTPs like thinking about how they can improve themselves to be compitent and eliete in many things, so they'll try out new (and often viewed as "eccentric") activities to possibly boost their thinking power and/or aid in improving hobbies and techniques. For example, if you've seen Death Note (the anime), you would know who the character L is (he's an INTP)... He'd isolated himself from the social public and had developed odd habits, such as constantly eating sugary foods and holding objects with only his index finger and thumb. He's also hunched over when he walks and sits with his knees drawn to his chest. These are byproducts from being alone and constantly working on improving his inelligence and mental being. L also constantly wears jeans and a plain white shirt, and his hair is uncut and messy, meaning he could care less how people see him and only cares about the function and compatibility of his body with his clothes. So, I do believe INTPs are oddest of the types; INTJs may also share some equivalent qualities.

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    From experience/observation, the SJs around me, who seem to see themselves as the experts on "normalcy" :rolli:, routinely refer to all INPs they know as strange, weird, and odd. Now, they have certainly encountered other SJs whom they found strange (and I find MANY SJs strange), but the pattern to nearly always find INPs strange is much stronger. INJs are often found strange, but because of having Je aux functions they seem to hide it better. Of the INXXs, INFJs appear the least strange (which is not saying much), IMO, because their Fe can help them adapt a bit. ISFPs can appear quite strange, but it varies more between individuals.

    Looking at this from a theory standpoint, I is less common than E (or at least less desirable in society), N is less common than S and more prone to abstraction, and Pe is less structured & more haphazard than Je (although very extreme J can seem bizarre). T/F may seem subtly strange if paired with the less common gender, but otherwise I see little correlation. That also "supports" INPs as coming off the most eccentric to people, and INJs at a close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerkW View Post
    In your personal opinion, which type(s) do you think would be viewed as the most eccentric? Being specific, which type to you think would be most likely to have unusual (perhaps bordering on even heretical) opinions and views, a lack of concern or complete disregard of social norms and their appearance, cultivate odd and obscure interests and hobbies, have a very individualistic bent, and to display an array of uncommon habits, obsessions, fixations, phobias etc.?
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