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  • ISTJ

    1 3.85%
  • ISFJ

    0 0%
  • ESTJ

    0 0%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ISTP

    1 3.85%
  • ISFP

    1 3.85%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    1 3.85%
  • INTJ

    1 3.85%
  • INTP

    1 3.85%
  • ENTJ

    0 0%
  • ENTP

    4 15.38%
  • INFJ

    1 3.85%
  • INFP

    2 7.69%
  • ENFJ

    0 0%
  • ENFP

    12 46.15%
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    Default What type is the most open-minded?

    Open-minded can mean being open to new ideas or ideas different than your own, trying new things, having new experiences, seeking out people who are different than you, whatever it means to you. Just state the sense in which you define it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppelganger View Post
    Open-minded can mean being open to new ideas or ideas different than your own
    Ne-doms/auxs.

    trying new things, having new experiences
    All Ps, especially ESPs.

    seeking out people who are different than you
    Extroverts and IFPs.
    ...or maybe Fe-doms prefer people like them?

    Having said that, all types can be open-minded.
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    @doppelganger, do you have a hit list?


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    I am open-minded to a fault and I'm an xxxx


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    I think ENFP are open minded in every sense of the term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doppelganger View Post
    Open-minded can mean being open to new ideas or ideas different than your own, trying new things, having new experiences, seeking out people who are different than you, whatever it means to you. Just state the sense in which you define it.
    Choosing "the most" whatever in relation to the types often means choosing types who have a tendency to be whatever to a fault.

    So, for example, open to new ideas to a fault in the sense of being too indiscriminately open to flaky ideas.

    Or, for another example, open to new experiences to a fault in the sense of having to learn the hard way that there are good reasons why no sensible person would try doing the kinds of things that no sensible person would try.

    So I'm going to go with the ENFPs on this one. In my experience, they are the Queens of Learning Things the Hard Way.

    And if I just focus on the "new experiences" criteria, I'd say all the EP types are contenders, but I think NFPs are the top-tier "flaky idea" people. So... taking both criteria into account, I say the ENFPs rule.


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    Revised: ENxP or even ExxP


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    I'm open minded in situations other than socially. New ideas are cool and if something different than what I think comes across me, I give it a good look at and am able to drop a "confirmation bias". That said, I'm really close-minded socially; it's very difficult to get me to meet new people or do new things when I hang out with someone but that is probably related more to my social anxiety disorder rather than my being an (exceptionally strong at 88%) introvert.
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    I've met people of all types who are both, I guess it depends on what they're open-minded about. I don't know what people go on about INTJs being close-minded, in my opinion they're often willing to listen. IxFP can be extremely close-minded.

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    I don't understand open mindedness. OK so being open, insofar as consideration of an unfamiliar and informed idea goes, I can get behind.

    But just being open doesn't seem like a state that's desirable. Most people claim open mindedness in defence of their ideas, usually as an accusation against another idea, without seeing the obvious irony. I mean the term is so ubiquitous that to me it has become meaningless.

    Also if a person was truly open to all they wouldn't make any decisions and would just sit, slack jawed, drooling. Part of humanity's gift is the ability of ignorance, to shut out the endless of EVERYTHING in order to focus on specific aspects. We're fucking lucky to have it.

    Point being that a type is most open to whatever their attention is more naturally drawn to.
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