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    Default What is America's MBTI type?

    So when I ask that question, I don't mean what is the type for the average American Joe, but if America was a person, our government being the brain, the people being the body, what would the type be?
    tee hee

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    Type cannot be determined due to high level of neuroticism.

    I think it changes substantially over time. At this particular point in time I would say America is...

    E - Because its out there making a lot of noise with its wars and whatnot
    S - Because its still polarized from 9-11 and only interested in the here and now
    T - Because it isn't showing a tremendous amount of empathy for the rest of the world.
    J - Because it has elected rather authoritarian leaders.

    ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce "the rules," often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.
    If that doesn't sound like Evangelical-Christian, Conservative ruled America, then I don't know what does.

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    WWJD
    Still using a needle to break apart a grain of sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallsPioneer View Post
    WWJD
    lol. Clever.

    Hardly true though, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    lol. Clever.

    Hardly true though, IMO.
    Yeah, moreso what America thinks Jesus would do. Which turns out to be pretty different.
    Still using a needle to break apart a grain of sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallsPioneer View Post
    Yeah, moreso what America thinks Jesus would do. Which turns out to be pretty different.
    America seems to be getting more and more secular though. At least in the way we live. As far as attendance at church being down and stuff like that, I dunno. But of course church =/= faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    America seems to be getting more and more secular though.
    LIBERAL MEDIA SLANDER!

    I think you are right, and, considering the other two points you made about church attendance, the "traditional/stereotypical" God-fearing American population is probably dwindling, at least. Tons of people are Christians in different styles too, like the faith =\= church thing.
    Still using a needle to break apart a grain of sand.

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    Many think America is ESTJ-ish... although there are other reasons.

    E because of our ties to other nations.

    S because we tend to be interested in preserving political traditions like the constitution, and have legal precedents.

    T because there is a sort of work ethic in place, and focus on getting things done, just getting through.

    J because efficiency and timeliness are strongly expected.

    I almost always heard it typed as ExTx.

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    I think the type really has changed over time too.

    1776-1790s = INTJ (Stong libertarian ideals, individualism, and desire to build something new that works)
    1860s = ESTP (north) vs. ENTJ (south)
    1920s = ENTP (roaring twenties, a time of great inovation and experiementation)
    1930s = INFP (great depression, a time of great sadness and idealization about the future)
    1940s = ISTJ (isolationist country stirred into a war machine)
    1950s = ESTJ (ruled by strong, conservative forces)
    1960s = ENFP (Love and peace baby)
    1970s = ENFJ (women's movement and recession)
    1980s = INTP (apathetic nation with focus on education)
    1990s = ENTP (roaring 90's and the Clinton fiasco)
    pre 9-11 GWB years = ESFJ
    post 9-11 = ESTJ

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    Kiddo is pretty much right, except the hippie culture of the '60s was totally ESFP. They were the prototype of the sensation-seeking personality, with ideals too naive to be dominant N.

    Those damn hippies...

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