User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 19

  1. #1

    Default What personality types love puzzles?

    the old puzzles, no digital gizmos.

    and what type finds them stupid?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Little_Sticks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,370

    Default

    I think by the nature of sensing, sensors will not have a personal interest in them other than to show someone they are capable, if their intelligence is called into question. That's been my experience between an ISTP and an ISTJ I've known.

    But intuition will be drawn to them more naturally.

  3. #3
    insert random title here Randomnity's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    6w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,489

    Default

    Are they red puzzles or green puzzles?
    -end of thread-

  4. #4
    Administrator highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILI Ni
    Posts
    17,906

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousel View Post
    the old puzzles, no digital gizmos.

    and what type finds them stupid?
    I hate puzzles. Think they are a waste of time. There is nobody to compete against. It's not exciting. Have always wondered if other INTJs think that.

    Please provide feedback on my Nohari and Johari Window by clicking here: Nohari/Johari

    Tri-type 639

  5. #5
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    When i was growing up, my best friend ESFP loved Rubik's Cube. He could do it in minutes. I found it interesting, but never cared to memorize those patterns -- big-picture wise, it seemed to just not have a point. memorize a solution? Just to get a block with same-colored sides? Then again, I did lesser puzzles and found it fun to figure out how to make them work, so....

    I also dislike Sudoku for the same reason, you're just testing and pushing numbers around on paper in order to get a block of numbers that fit together. That's it. What's the point? But I've found a lot of ISJ types in my life enjoy those puzzles -- I guess the puzzles are more concrete and have actual answers.

    Then again, those logic problems that show up in Games Magazine for years? Where you're given five people with five items with five locations and five other stipulations (for example), and a few rules, and have to figure out who everyone is and where they live and what they own just from those rules? I really liked those... but then again, I've found that a wide variety of people (including the ISJs) seemed to like them too.

    Again, like all the other questions here, there might be some loose type connections to TYPE of puzzles, but there's a lot of overlap.


    ...now, if you're talking jigsaws? I liked them when very young, then quickly grew bored. I mean, I'm just looking at pieces and wasting all this time trying things until finally I get a picture... whereupon I have to break it up back to the pieces or frame it or something.

    But my ISTJ father in law really really them and still does them. I knew another IS type who actually made his own out of pictures and wood and a real jigsaw.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  6. #6
    Blah Orangey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    6w5
    Socionics
    SLE
    Posts
    6,364

    Default

    I like puzzles. They're a fun and mildly engaging (if useless) way to pass the time.
    Artes, Scientia, Veritasiness

  7. #7
    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    827 sp/so
    Posts
    20,122

    Default

    I like sudoku and crossword puzzles... and have a possibly unhealthy addiction to playing brick breaker. I really don't enjoy rubix cubes or visual puzzles though... I kind of suck at anything spatially intelligence based

    however, the man thinks that puzzles and rubix cubes and other types of physical puzzles are LOTS of fun- he also enjoys crosswords and sudokus and such to the point where one of our first couple activities was to do crossword puzzles together
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

  8. #8
    Honor Thy Inferior Such Irony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    MBTI
    INtp
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    5,091

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I hate puzzles. Think they are a waste of time. There is nobody to compete against. It's not exciting. Have always wondered if other INTJs think that.
    I like puzzles. Why do puzzles have to be a competition against others? Anyway, I sometimes compete with myself when doing puzzles. I see how fast I can solve a certain type of puzzle and see if I can improve my skills next time. Maybe its a waste of time in the whole scheme of things in the sense of that its not making me a better person overall, except for my ability to solve the puzzle. I still find myself drawn to them though.


    As far as types go, there are so many different kinds of puzzles that its difficult to attribute to one type. Some puzzles like Sudoku and Crosswords seem to be enjoyed by many different types. I guess if you want to look at overall trends, I'd guess IxTx types enjoy them the most. Many puzzles tend to rely on logical reasoning (T), require sustained concentration that you do alone (I). I think the S types go more for the puzzles like Sudoku that have one right answer or things like jigsaws that require attention to visual details. N types seem to prefer the lateral thinking types of puzzles and the brainteasers. Crosswords seem to attract both S and N types. S types seem to rely on their vast storehouse of information, N types more on reading between the lines and realizing that the clues can be interpreted in more than one way. Overall, I'd say N's tend to enjoy them somewhat more than S types because S types are more likely to have the attitude of "how is this useful in the real world?"
    INtp
    5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
    Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
    Neutral Good
    LII-Ne




  9. #9
    ReflecTcelfeR
    Guest

    Default

    My grandfather who I believe is some form of ISTx really enjoys puzzles… 3-D puzzles and everything.

    I find them boring and tedious.

  10. #10
    morose bourgeoisie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    3,860

    Default

    I dislike puzzles. Must be type related.
    I also have a hard time using chopsticks with my right hand. Is that type related?
    I find keyboard typing difficult. Is that type related?
    eagerly awaiting your judicious and well-considered opinions.

Similar Threads

  1. What personality types does popular culture encourage most?
    By FinalFrontier89 in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 10-10-2015, 04:05 PM
  2. Video: Personality Type & Love: What is Function Compatibility?
    By highlander in forum Typology Videos and RSS Feeds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-07-2014, 11:51 PM
  3. [MBTItm] NFs What personality type(s) calm you down the most and why?
    By ReadingRainbows in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 09-13-2013, 10:42 PM
  4. What personality type loves to create databases, lists of various things.
    By curiousel in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-22-2011, 09:17 PM
  5. What personality type is my hamster?
    By Markasin3 in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-08-2010, 02:58 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO