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    This is something I noticed recently and I wonder if it means anything or not. For some of the more mathematically inclined (pt? economica? ygolo?) is this higher than chance?

    I noticed that 8 of the top 10 posters with the highest reputations have Fe somewhere in their conscious functions (ENFJ, INFJ, ENTP, ESTP, INTP, ISTP). As much as people say Fe annoys them, it seems to work quite well on the forum and it's paying off. This isn't about the reputation system, just about the use of Fe on the forum (birthday threads, baby threads, meetup threads, etc.).

    Would people say the use of Fe here at MBTIc is negative? Positive? Are there any collective manifestations of other functions on the forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Would people say the use of Fe here at MBTIc negative? Positive?
    Positive for me. Fe is not one of my tendencies and I'm here searching for information. It's all part of natural behavior. Here, we get to see explicitly identified Fe in action.
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    Frankly, it's my dominant function and I like it, and I've gained so much knowledge from other Fe's.

    But I like to experience the relief of non-Fe users.

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    quite an interesting topic! (and your signature is making me hungry ) is it one of your administrative powers though to see what lies behind our black boxes?

    I'd think that Fe and popularity would be a logical link since it would be the people who are most likely to think about things in relations to other people! (yes- I just looked up Fe so what- I have a hard time with theories! )

    I would think that it was a plus to have Fe around here! It keeps us more community like and is quite welcoming of new members and such!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    quite an interesting topic! (and your signature is making me hungry ) is it one of your administrative powers though to see what lies behind our black boxes?

    I'd think that Fe and popularity would be a logical link since it would be the people who are most likely to think about things in relations to other people! (yes- I just looked up Fe so what- I have a hard time with theories! )

    I would think that it was a plus to have Fe around here! It keeps us more community like and is quite welcoming of new members and such!
    I agree. And you're one of the biggest users of Fe, Whatever.

    I'm Fe also. I understand Fi much less, and this is why I have questions about my INTJ friend.

    As for other collective functions, I'm still considering their effects on this forum, but I'd love to hear what others think.

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    Fe isn't negative, that's for sure, but there are too many factors to know if a conclusion can be drawn from this sample. I'd say three things are required -

    - the source of the reputation, since dealing with a small amount of people, if a significant amount of reputation comes from a very small amount of people, then the sample probably doesn't reflect broad-Fe superpowers. (A small but active group may like Fe posts, which would mean something different.)

    - the amount of posts, per day since the reputation system was started. For example, quite a few of those in that group have 20+ posts per day. This gives significantly more opportunity to a small number of people. If, however, it was found that non-Fe types also posted at a similar rate, then it probably doesn't matter.

    - And of course, you'd have to tabulate how many non-Fe participants are present on the board, with some threshold on posts since the inception of the reputation system.

    I would think that within that time frame, the xxFJs, xxTPs outnumber the xxFPs and xxTJs somewhat in posts fairly significantly, and this alone might explain the difference. I would also assume that there are huge spikes of reputation givers, both because of the exponential increase in reputation-giving/different levels of reputation giving and due to existing relationships between members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    This is something I noticed recently and I wonder if it means anything or not. For some of the more mathematically inclined (pt? economica? ygolo?) is this higher than chance?

    I noticed that 8 of the top 10 posters with the highest reputations have Fe somewhere in their conscious functions (ENFJ, INFJ, ENTP, ESTP, INTP, ISTP). As much as people say Fe annoys them, it seems to work quite well on the forum and it's paying off. This isn't about the reputation system, just about the use of Fe on the forum (birthday threads, baby threads, meetup threads, etc.).

    Would people say the use of Fe here at MBTIc is negative? Positive? Are there any collective manifestations of other functions on the forum?
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    It seems that a more obvious effect is that people who write lots of posts that are either social talk or about common stuff that most other people know about are the ones with higher rep, and it makes sense that types using more Fe would be more likely to write about stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zergling View Post
    It seems that a more obvious effect is that people who write lots of posts that are either social talk or about common stuff that most other people know about are the ones with higher rep, and it makes sense that types using more Fe would be more likely to write about stuff like that.
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    I don't think it's Fe exclusively, although yes, those with higher rep's tend to have Fe. I think it's more just those who post more often and/or 'know' and maintain relationships with other mbti members outside of the main forums, via email, PM'ing, or chat.

    Edit: And those with higher reps ARE pretty likable and have good/interesting things to say! So it's definitely not just Fe.
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