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  • I'm an NF and good at managing money.

    6 14.63%
  • I'm an NF and so-so at managing money.

    7 17.07%
  • I'm an NF and poor at managing money.

    3 7.32%
  • I'm an NT and good at managing money.

    11 26.83%
  • I'm an NT and so-so at managing money.

    6 14.63%
  • I'm an NT and poor at managing money.

    0 0%
  • I'm an SJ and good at managing money.

    1 2.44%
  • I'm an SJ and so-so at managing money.

    1 2.44%
  • I'm an SJ and poor at managing money.

    0 0%
  • I'm an SP and good at managing money.

    3 7.32%
  • I'm an SP and so-so at managing money.

    3 7.32%
  • I'm an SP and poor at managing money.

    0 0%
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    Default Temperament and money habits in practice...

    Okay, I've decided to take a practical approach with this next question. I'm using the polls to determine how people of each temperament are with handling money.

    Please vote and then post, stating why you voted for your category.

    The stereotypes say:
    • The NTs are the strategists -- they make long-range financial plans.
    • The NFs are the identity seekers -- their spending habits revolve around whether their purchases are meaningful.
    • The SJs are the spendthrifts -- saving money and spending it only on practical things.
    • The SPs are the frivolous spenders -- blowing their paychecks on clothes, jewelry, a new car, and things that look nice.
    Now let's put these stereotypes to the test.

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    I think I fit the "strategist" but find the descriptions lacking. I will spend freely on not only practical things but luxuries, as well as, meaningless items also but only if I'm certain doing so won't cause any financial problems.

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    Well, we'll start with me.

    I'm very shrewd. I do not like spending money. I have buyer's remorse before spending. And I also look at long-term outcomes before spending it. I always question if this is stuff I really should get or if it's going to become obsolete in a week. If I get money for Xmas or my birthday, you can be sure that I plan on saving it for the future, for some expensive toy that I've been planning on getting for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanan View Post
    I think I fit the "strategist" but find the descriptions lacking. I will spend freely on not only practical things but luxuries, as well as, meaningless items also but only if I'm certain doing so won't cause any financial problems.
    Well, I had to limit myself because there is only room for 20 options. I know I could have put more in, but I didn't think any further options would make much of a difference. I'd vote for the "I'm an NT and good at managing money" category, because based on what you wrote, you seem to look at long-term consequences.

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    Oh I'm sorry... still getting the hang of this. I only read your post... you can whip me if you want.

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    I only spend things I need to get things done. I'm very tight with my money. It basically goes toward food and computer parts. I always have some spare cash just in case, which I guess is a sign of being good with my money.

    However, this should be taken with a grain of salt. I still live with my parents. I am not entirely independent.
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
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    I suppose I'm good at managing money, at least, for a sixteen year old. I obviously do not have to worry about having enough money, as I don't have to worry about paying rent, for food, and other random things.

    However, that being said, I have a fair amount of money for a teen. I have had a job for two summers, and I have yet to touch the money from that, or from my Bat Mitzvah a few years ago. I'll need it when I travel though. ^.^ I tend to spend money from holiday and birthday gifts, but even that has yet to run out, as when I find something I want to buy, I try to decide if I really want it, and promptly decide it's unnecessary. I might be in more trouble if I had to buy food though, as I usually do decide that good food is worth the cost. (clothes and tchotchkes never are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    [*]The SJs are the spendthrifts -- saving money and spending it only on practical things.
    Most of the SJs that I know are the Joneses with whom(ses) I have so much difficulty keeping up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive A Turkey View Post
    Most of the SJs that I know are the Joneses with whom(ses) I have so much difficulty keeping up.
    I'm having trouble what you mean by this...

    I'm actually very stingy, but I don't think I'm the only NT that is!

    Although I am thinking that thriftiness has to do with IxTx, at least that's how the results seem to be playing out.

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    To the extent that an SJ will spend money on practical items I can clearly identify with this. I will agonize over a purchase that is for my own pleasure or indulgence for literally hours and then if I actually make the purchase I feel very conflicted...So actual enjoyment of the indulgence is sometimes diminished.

    Though to be truthful when purchasing the practical (groceries) I am still comparing the relative price per ounce while also integrating the quality of ingredients to achieve the best bargain for the money that I spend...but it is not agony, just being thorough. I feel in control of this...and it is a "justified" expense....I will not purchase cheap groceries just to save a buck...I will splurge on quality foods and not feel a trace of guilt.

    However I voted "so-so" for an SJ because my ability to make and retain my income (as an independent artisan) is very challenging and perhaps my business sense or education is sorely lacking.
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