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    Arclight:

    I appreciate the photo. It's not the ideal photo because your arm covers up where your anatomical waist should be. The photo is primarily to determine the Trunk Index which is calculated by dividing the area of the throracic trunk by the area of the abdominal trunk. Also, I need to know where the torso ends at the bottom (crotch or if it is a dorsal photo the sub-gluteal folds (or bottom edge of the butt).

    Anyhow you appear to be a :

    Endomorphy: 4.5
    Mesomorphy: 3.0
    Ectomorphy: 2.5

    This would place you in INFJ territory but toward INFP so you are probably an INFJ with some INFP characteristics mixed in.

    Now it is possible you may be a little bit different maybe a half degree endo either way or half a degree more mesomorphic. What is interesting is that you got up to 160 by the time you were 20 and then you actually lost weight as you got older. Did you eat a lot of carbs (chips, bread, junk) when you were a kid? You are certainly keeping your endomorphy in check.
    “Sheldon considers human beings as they really are - psycho-physical wholes.”

    “the first serious advance of the science of man since Aristotle”

    “For the first time the old insights and intuitions about the different kinds of human beings have been clarified and put on a firmly objective and measurable basis.”
    ___“Aldous Huxley/ A Biography” Sybille Bedford, 1974

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    Here is an example of a properly posed somatotype photo. It has been edited with a tracing feature that removes anything that might be identified as prurient.



    Notice the full torso is visible. Gotta see the bottom of the butt to do this right. The white strip patches are band-aids that are placed to identify

    1. the bottom of the ribs (top edge of band aid should be in line with the bottom of the rib cage).

    2. the top of the pelvis (bottom edge of band aid should be in line with the top of the pelvis - also called the "illiac crest".
    “Sheldon considers human beings as they really are - psycho-physical wholes.”

    “the first serious advance of the science of man since Aristotle”

    “For the first time the old insights and intuitions about the different kinds of human beings have been clarified and put on a firmly objective and measurable basis.”
    ___“Aldous Huxley/ A Biography” Sybille Bedford, 1974

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychdigg View Post
    Arclight:

    I appreciate the photo. It's not the ideal photo because your arm covers up where your anatomical waist should be. The photo is primarily to determine the Trunk Index which is calculated by dividing the area of the throracic trunk by the area of the abdominal trunk. Also, I need to know where the torso ends at the bottom (crotch or if it is a dorsal photo the sub-gluteal folds (or bottom edge of the butt).

    Anyhow you appear to be a :

    Endomorphy: 4.5
    Mesomorphy: 3.0
    Ectomorphy: 2.5

    This would place you in INFJ territory but toward INFP so you are probably an INFJ with some INFP characteristics mixed in.

    Now it is possible you may be a little bit different maybe a half degree endo either way or half a degree more mesomorphic. What is interesting is that you got up to 160 by the time you were 20 and then you actually lost weight as you got older. Did you eat a lot of carbs (chips, bread, junk) when you were a kid? You are certainly keeping your endomorphy in check.
    No I had a little heroin problem in my early 20's and got down to about 125lbs before I smartened up.. I bulked back up but I never had to worry about my weight ever again.

    I have the high carb diet now.. I live off of avocados, falafel pita sandwiches , french fries and Pop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychdigg View Post
    FDG:

    On my web site I give some brief descriptions (very brief) using the functions of the four basic systems.

    People are doers (mesomorphs), thinkers (ectomorphs), feelers (Endomorphs) , and seers (Equimorphs or balanced body types)

    So as a midrange type you are primarily searching (a seer or searcher). You want change.

    The second system in the hierarchy defines your modus operandi or the method you use to get what you want.

    Muscles as represented by mesomorphy and are concerned with action. So you work for change or you take action to bring about change.

    Midrange Ectomorphs "plan change" and get bogged down in analysis. Midrange Endomorphs wish for change and try to position themselves where change will just automatically happen.

    If you want to really sink your teeth into somatotype here are a couple links to an author (not me) who put a couple of his books on line for free - hundreds of pages.

    Tracking the Elusive Human, Vol. 1
    Tracking the Elusive Human, Vol. 2

    He died last year but his widow keeps his stuff on line.

    And there is my web-site in my signature below.
    Thanks. I did read "Tracking the Elusive Mind" before, but I found it too obscure. Your website is much clearer.
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

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    I'm definitely INFP & definitely an ectomorph...5'8, US size 2, small frame for my height - thin, basically. No matter what I eat or do or don't do, I am thin. Although, if I eat very well & work out (ie. yoga, bike riding & strength training), I will gain like 5 lbs, but stay the same size (lose fat, gain muscle). I actually gain muscle easier than fat & have rather broad shoulders, which lands me around the IxTJ territory I guess.

    It's funny, because this all applies to me:

    * self-conscious
    * preference for privacy
    * introverted
    * inhibited
    * socially anxious
    * artistic
    * mentally intense
    * emotionally restrained




    I really don't think body type is related to personality though. I think this plays on a lot of stereotypes. I notice the feeling types are supposed to be fatter :rolli: .
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    Mace:

    Extreme Ectomorphy is rarer than extreme Mesomorphy.

    As to the percentages of each type in the general population/ I have never been able to nail down the source and method of determining the alleged percentages.

    There are too many problems with the mbti to even think that taking the test really establishes the type it claims. And then to jump to the next level and say something about the number of each type in the population....

    Type is just a way to cut up the pie. You can cut a pie into as many pieces as you want depending how large you want the serving to be.
    “Sheldon considers human beings as they really are - psycho-physical wholes.”

    “the first serious advance of the science of man since Aristotle”

    “For the first time the old insights and intuitions about the different kinds of human beings have been clarified and put on a firmly objective and measurable basis.”
    ___“Aldous Huxley/ A Biography” Sybille Bedford, 1974

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    Orange Appled:

    You said:
    I really don't think body type is related to personality though. I think this plays on a lot of stereotypes. I notice the feeling types are supposed to be fatter.
    Sheldon’s somatotype theory both identifies and measures the big systems of the human body. He spent a lifetime looking directly at what is hiding in plain sight. He classifies the very thing we overlook and take for granted - the human body. Look at the connection endomorphy, mesomorphy and ectomorphy have with the big functions of a living organism.

    Endomorphy = Visceral System. An animal needs to eat. There is no life at all without the “big” tube (intestines). Living things must have a metabolism or there is nothing.

    Mesomorphy = Muscular System. An animal needs to move. It needs to move toward food and away from danger.

    Ectomorphy = Nervous System. An animal needs coordinated and rapid movement to capture food and escape danger. The nervous system is an emergency system. It records routines and strategies that can be quickly initiated when needed. It deals with things that suddenly come into view.

    It shouldn’t be too hard to imagine that if a person is structured with an emphasis on the gut, this will have the effect of conditioning a person to be interested in food, and the comfort of feeling full and a desire to arrange a comfortable and relaxing environment conducive to carrying out the work of digestion. If a person is structured with a strong muscular body, wouldn’t you expect that those muscles would want to move and facilitate activity and gain proficiency at dominating their world? A stretched out, lean ectomorph, with a high surface to volume ratio could be expected to be vigilant about protecting that boundary/surface area.
    “Sheldon considers human beings as they really are - psycho-physical wholes.”

    “the first serious advance of the science of man since Aristotle”

    “For the first time the old insights and intuitions about the different kinds of human beings have been clarified and put on a firmly objective and measurable basis.”
    ___“Aldous Huxley/ A Biography” Sybille Bedford, 1974

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    In case anyone is curious I'm

    endo: 4.5
    meso: 4.0
    ecto: 3.5

    That put's me in the ENFP area but closer to the ENFJ area than to INFP or INTJ
    “Sheldon considers human beings as they really are - psycho-physical wholes.”

    “the first serious advance of the science of man since Aristotle”

    “For the first time the old insights and intuitions about the different kinds of human beings have been clarified and put on a firmly objective and measurable basis.”
    ___“Aldous Huxley/ A Biography” Sybille Bedford, 1974

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    Psychdigg,

    could you also help me with my somatotype and my bf's (and the corresponding mbti-relation, because I find the chart somehow difficult to read...)?
    unfortunately I am not able to insert picutures....

    I
    5.15 feet tall (157 centimeters)
    134 pounds (50 kg)
    27 years old
    As I child, I always used to be underweight.... no I guess I'm normal according to this body mass index thingee. I would say I'm pear-shaped, even though I'm not sure (I find my upper part of the body to be pretty lean, in contrast to my thighs). I only gain fat in the lower part of my body, haha. And I have a rather wide (?) pelvis, if that counts.


    bf
    6.14 feet tall (187 centimeters)
    212 pounds (79 kg)
    29 years old
    He can be very skinny, though he also lost and gained weight since I have known him. Even though I'd call him slim anytime. (If I had to describe him bodywise it would be: tall and slim). He has extremely long arms. rather round shoulders, not wide, but wider than hips. if he gains weight, it is only in the abdominal section. extremely good metabolism, can eat a lot without gaining weight.

    don't know if this is enough information and works at all without pictures.

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    5'8" (172cm)
    155lb (70.3 kg)
    26 years old

    Your score is 2.17.

    Your body is closest to a Mesomorph.
    So according to this method, I'm probably one of the extroverted sensing types?

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