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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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    Default Eccentricity and MBTI

    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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    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.?
    Whoa- this is like an INFJ description all the way!
    This has me nailed at least,lol.

    I'm just going to throw stuff out here to explain.
    I honestly believe that the three true branches of govt. are Hollywood, Corporations, and Military. I always believe in putting the system on trial even if nothing more then for the hell of it. I can easily become a conspiracy theroist but thankfully I am married to a very rational individual who brings me back to reality and better places,lol.

    I puposely wear white shoes after Labor Day and wear flip flops in the winter and summer colors in winter and fall colors in spring. I wear mismatched socks intentionally and am very outlandish. Whatever the style is in any place- I will try to be opposite as much as I can. The more conservative a group is the more outlandish I will be. The more outlandish a place is - the more conservative I'll be. I try to avoid social norms and put them on trial.

    I am very individualistic- I would get completely offended if someone tried to imitate and copy my style. That would piss me off because I want everyone to be different. I will also disagree and be devil's advocate in social settings and discussions in RL because I can't stand complete like mindedness and concensus opinions- I will do this even if I still agree with the consensus but I have to make sure other opinions and POV's are being considered and explored and have a voice.

    I am very neurodic and enjoy and embrace it because hey- it makes life interesting and has prolonged my life. I have to check all the heaters and stove and oven several times before I leave the house. I also have a just in case plan for just about every safety and relationship involved contigency.
    I am scared of just about everything. If I see it on dateline/20/20 or PBS I will develop a phobia of it-lol. I am very impressionable and am very easliy affected. I fantasize about living in a bubble under a cave in the middle of Canada. I can easliy become a hypochondriac.

    I am very obsessive with wanting to know the meaning behind every statement said and every display of body language. What does this mean?
    I want to make sure if I was supposed to be offended or not or if I was supposed to take something as a complimented or not,lol.
    With conversations with people I will obsess and play over and over in my head what I should have said-analyze everything I did say and every possible interpretation the other person could take from what I said and figure out all kinds of interpretations of what the other person said body language included in this analyzing in both parties. Especially if something rubbed me the wrong way or the person I talked to rubbed me the wrong way or I was left feeling unsure about the vibes of what just happened good or bad.

    I have lotd of weird habits but it is hard to explain and remember them at the top of my head- you might have to ask TLL as he has lots of stories I am sure,lol. He is always commenting on how I do things that don't make any sense,lol.

    I am also somewhat of a perfectionist and will obsess with a project. I won't eat-sleep or drink and will be anxious until I get to complete a project that comes from an out of no where inspiration..

    Despite all this I am actually a happy go lucky bubbly and laughy individual. I live for comedy,lol.
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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.?
    INTx, and perhaps ISTP to a lesser degree. Perhaps any Introverted type if significantly neurotic.

    Why do you ask?

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    XNTP. The introverts in a lower-key, geeky, misanthropic kind of way and the extraverts in an exuberant, loopy and slightly obnoxious way that most people nonetheless can't help liking. ENFP are just as crazy, except even more people love them.
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    Idiosyncratic behavior is directly related to N, even the MBTI acknowledges this.

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    Definitely an N type. Personally I would say one of the dominant N types. So have your pick: INTJ, INFJ, ENTP or ENFP. I would not consider ENTJs or ENFJs, at least, maybe INTPs and INFPs.

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    Member 1: "I think INJs are the most eccentric. Ni causes striking, visceral visions of the future, psychic renderings that no force on earth can withstand. That includes reality."

    Member 2: "No, no no! ENPs are the most eccentric! All that crazy Ne bouncing off the walls making connections where there are none! Eccentricity personified!"

    Member 3: "I think INPs have a preponderous predilection towards eccentricity. The indomitable strength and superiority of their introverted judging function causes them to perlustrate every unfathomable facet of an idea and disregard any proof or evidence to the contrary because it has been thoroughly tested against their canonical internal system of values and found to be JUST and RIGHTEOUS. The contagion of sanity dare not enter here."

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    Splittet stole my answer. I'd say the ENxP's and INxJ's are the most "out there" and eccentric. ENxP's may even appear more eccentric because they wear their iNtuition on their sleeve, so to speak. INxJ's are at least as eccentric though (possibly even more eccentric), but it's less obvious since it's introverted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splittet View Post
    Definitely an N type. Personally I would say one of the dominant N types. So have your pick: INTJ, INFJ, ENTP or ENFP. I would not consider ENTJs or ENFJs, at least, maybe INTPs and INFPs.
    ENTJs and ENFJs are more likely the right-wing liberal types. I think they'd technically fit quite nicely into the eccentric boat.

    (ENTJs are the ones I aspire to.)

    INxPs are absent-minded types. Their eccentricity is usually apparent, but usually less of an annoyance to others than the dominant N's.

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    ENTP.

    No, seriously, I don't see how any other type, except maybe INTP, could possibly be as overall "out there" as ENTPs. ENTPs are the ones that do the crazy crap that INTPs think up... in fact, ENTPs are so optimistic about what they can do that they give me the creeps.

    Hell, my favorite ENTP friend introduces himself as "Hi, I'm X, and I'm not crazy, just strange."

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