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    If you were to write your own descriptions of the types, what would your title for each one be? I'm trying to come up with titles that nail the core competency of each type (aspirational best-ofs, not averages).

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    Personally I am only sure that Keirsey nails one title, notably:

    INTJ Mastermind

    I don't know who deserves credit for this one, but I also quite like:

    ISTP Troubleshooter <-- ISTPs, what say you?

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    INTP = The Definer.
    ENTJ = The Field Marshal.
    ENTP = The Smartass. (this one is more my father's than my own but I've yet to find contradictory evidence)
    ENFP = The Loony ( )
    ISTJ = The Walking Repository of Information (repository is to be swapped out for suppository in the under developed versions )

    errm...
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    INTP = The Definer.
    Hmm... Not bad. What say the other INTPs?

    ENTJ = The Field Marshal.
    I agree that the core competency of the ENTJ has to do with being directive but I dislike the hierarchic connotation of this Keirsey title (same with 'Executive'). I'd like a title indicating that people follow this type out of sheer respect.

    errm...
    Yes, it's hard seeing the ultimate potential of other types, isn't it?

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    ESTJ Organizer?
    ESTP Ambassador?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Economica View Post
    I agree that the core competency of the ENTJ has to do with being directive but I dislike the hierarchic connotation of this Keirsey title (same with 'Executive'). I'd like a title indicating that people take directions from this type out of sheer respect.
    Don't you find that an ENTJ kinda arrives with the manner of a field marshal regardless of whether or not others are prepared to treat them as such?
    Quote Originally Posted by Economica View Post
    Yes, it's hard seeing the ultimate potential of other types, isn't it?
    NTs are kinda easy. I'm never sure with Fs and Ss still kinda confuse me.

    Perhaps ISFJ = ....
    what do they call those people who you can get to train someone in etiquette and such?

    ESTP = Ambassador????
    You mean the same ESTPs who are described by one person as "Every society needs people like this, sociopaths to keep the numbers down" ?

    As for ESTJ = Organiser.. I'm not sure it's a good idea to do that. Kind of like calling Staffies "fighters" they'll only live up to it and we don't want that!!
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Don't you find that an ENTJ kinda arrives with the manner of a field marshal regardless of whether or not others are prepared to treat them as such?
    No, in my experience not all ENTJs suffer from an inflated sense of entitlement. Some do, but remember that this is about:

    Quote Originally Posted by Economica View Post
    the core competency of each type (aspirational best-ofs, not averages).
    ESTP = Ambassador????
    You mean the same ESTPs who are described by one person as "Every society needs people like this, sociopaths to keep the numbers down" ?
    See above. I was trying to think of something combining the smooth operator skill of the ESTP with their promoting activities, though admittedly the title isn't as evocative as it should be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Economica View Post
    I was trying to think of something combining the smooth operator skill of the ESTP with their promoting activities, though admittedly the title isn't as evocative as it should be...
    I'd call them "The Player" or something similar. They're always trying to play the system for max benefit to themselves (or whomever). It's all a big game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'd call them "The Player" or something similar. They're always trying to play the system for max benefit to themselves (or whomever). It's all a big game.
    I think that title is quite descriptive, but not as positive as what I'm looking for. After all, no one likes someone who's playing mercilessly to win.

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    I usually like to think up animal names that I feel suit them.

    INTP -The Owl
    ENTP -The Falcon
    INTJ - The Raccoon
    ENTJ - The Wolf
    INFP - The Mouse
    ENFP - The Rabbit
    INFJ - The Fox
    ENFJ - The Dog

    Unless you are looking for ol' boring names like these....

    INTP - The Clarifier
    ENTP - The Researcher
    INTJ - The Scholar
    ENTJ - The Contender
    INFP - The Visionary
    ENFP - The Consoler
    INFJ - The Foreseer
    ENFJ - The Captivator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'd call them "The Player" or something similar. They're always trying to play the system for max benefit to themselves (or whomever). It's all a big game.
    Hustler.
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    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Hustler.
    Heh, that term has some pretty heavy baggage around these parts.

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