"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy
"Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős
INTJ (I = 100, N = 100, T = 88, J = 43)
Solitary/Idiosyncratic, 5w6 sp/sx
RL(x)EI (RlxE|I|)- Inquisitive Dominant
Reserved Idealist
ILI-Ni/INTp
His rebellious personality is very ISTP, as didn't he renounce America and move to Iceland? However a sensor probably would not find something intangible like chess to be very interesting.
Given the fact that one could memorize many strategies (Si?) you could build a strong case that he was an ISTJ.
"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy
"Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős
INTJ (I = 100, N = 100, T = 88, J = 43)
Solitary/Idiosyncratic, 5w6 sp/sx
RL(x)EI (RlxE|I|)- Inquisitive Dominant
Reserved Idealist
ILI-Ni/INTp
Perhaps intangible is the wrong word. Bear with me on this, firstly it's a game. As such it has little use beyond itself. You can't do anything with it. Playing chess will neither cure AIDs nor find the origin of the universe. It's impractical. Hmm ... I cannot offer an adequate explanation of intangible.
To be honest I just can't imagine an artisan sitting around playing a complex board game.
Ah, I see. Well, SPs aren't always into "usefulness." Take ESFPs, for instance. They often prefer to spend their time partying and living a hedonistic lifestyle. This is has no pragmatic result whatsoever. The same may be applied to ISFPs and ISTPs, if you catch what I am trying to say. INTJs, on the other hand are very much into pragmatic application. I honestly don't think that it is all about S vs. N.
"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy
"Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős
INTJ (I = 100, N = 100, T = 88, J = 43)
Solitary/Idiosyncratic, 5w6 sp/sx
RL(x)EI (RlxE|I|)- Inquisitive Dominant
Reserved Idealist
ILI-Ni/INTp
Chess is a game which relies heavily on strategy, at which the Rationals excel. I vote INTJ.
Jae Rae
Proud Female Rider in Maverick's Bike Club.
"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics..." - G.H. Hardy
"Another roof, another proof." - Paul Erdős
INTJ (I = 100, N = 100, T = 88, J = 43)
Solitary/Idiosyncratic, 5w6 sp/sx
RL(x)EI (RlxE|I|)- Inquisitive Dominant
Reserved Idealist
ILI-Ni/INTp