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    Default ENTJ's and aggressive avatars

    A quick survey of the avatar choices of prominent ENTJ's I've seen around various boards:

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    - drill sergeant
    - smarmy James Dean with a cig
    - western gunfighter
    - ugly mean-lookin dude
    - lone ranger

    I notice a pattern. Do they see themselves as being like these people, or are they playing up the stereotype to make fun of themselves?

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    I would guess the latter. Do these people have similar avatars on forums that aren't about personality theory? If not, then they're probably just saying "hey, guess what, I'm an ENTJ! I'm supposed to be all mean and bossy and stuff, so here's a stereotypical image of that!"

    If they truly pick avatars based on their actual personalities or things they identify with, wouldn't other types tend to have similar avatars?

    Just a thought, OT...is there a type most likely to have a photo of themselves as their avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissgiggles View Post
    Do these people have similar avatars on forums that aren't about personality theory? If not, then they're probably just saying "hey, guess what, I'm an ENTJ! I'm supposed to be all mean and bossy and stuff, so here's a stereotypical image of that!"
    My first inclination is to say they idolize these types of people and want to be like that, so they choose based on that. Making fun of themselves doesn't seem ENTJ to me. On the other hand, I could see them trying to get a rise out of people though.

    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissgiggles View Post
    If they truly pick avatars based on their actual personalities or things they identify with, wouldn't other types tend to have similar avatars?
    Probably different types tend to choose for different reasons. Like how lots of F's have bunnies, fairies and mermaids because they just like that stuff. I chose mine to disgust people, kind of like how boys throw bugs on girls they like.

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    We must do a study on this!

    Stratified random sample based on type of the chosen avatars... umm...

    I think my statistics class has invaded my brain. Either way, why don't you mosey on down to the NT rationale and ask? Or do they scare you too much?

    Then again, there are some people who just pick stuff they like rather than what they think fits them. Again, F types might like bunnies, while 'mean looking' stuff might have appeal to ENTJs rather than them actually comparing themselves to them. I've personally never based avatar choice on 'what suits me' and just go by what I like.

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    Never had such an avatar, I think drill sergeants are not cool enough. Neither are cowboys.

    Often, I have my face as avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    Here's the breakdown for ENTJs with 11 total avatars:

    Aggressive/Angry: 5
    Staring Eyeballs: 2
    Miscellaneous: 4

    Personally, the eyes are coming off like they are challenging me so I'll lump them with the aggressives. That means 64% of all ENTJ avatars are aggressive. In fact, that cartoon dude looks like a warrior so maybe it's higher. Not sure what's going on with the "bikes" avatar but I'm guessing there was a fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Or do they scare you too much?
    Not at all, in fact if the mods want to, they should move it.

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    I like avatars I think represent ENTJ well, and often they reflect on my character as well.

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    I know! This one guy has this cartoon figure with a big cigar in his mouth..quite intimidating, if I may add.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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