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    Default MBTI Type and Political Affiliation..

    Forgive me if this has been discussed, but the forum search wasn't loading (and even when it does work, it's inaccurate half the time haha).



    But anyways, just stumbled upon this:

    http://www.slayerment.com/mbti-politics


    If you put aside the writer's obvious bias, he seems to make a good point. MBTI and it's relationship to politics is something I've thought about in the past. I've talked to family and friends (that know their type) about their political views over the last year and what I've heard pretty much mirrors this guy's findings:

    SJ - generally conservative/Republican
    NF - generally liberal/Democrat
    SP - split (of people I know, STP lean conservative and SFP lean liberal. The SPs I know were also the least interested in politics.)
    NT - tend to have libertarian views


    Keep in mind I only know the opinions of 4 to 6 of each temperament, but even from that small pool of people, it lined up surprisingly well with the above.
    How does this hold up to what you've seen, and does it describe your view?
    Is this all coincidence/stereotype, or does there seem to be some weight to this theory?

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    I'm self-typed as an NT, and I'm a Humanitarian more than anything.

    One of my quotes related to this topic that I live by is as follows:
    We should ask what is right before commanding. – As the moral arbiters of things, we need to see the good and decide accordingly.

    This basically means that politics at its heart should be about benign systems of justice and understanding.

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    I think there may be correlations, but of course it will vary quite a bit. I'm NF and I call myself an anarcho-socialist; but I vote democrat or (if I thought someone had a chance of winning) possibly libertarian. My mom is SJ and she's as liberal as they come, and my SJ best friend is liberal/libertarian, and her SP husband is the same.

    Other people I know pretty much fit your descriptions though.

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    This NT tends to have libertarian views. So confirmed anecdotally.

    I would have predicted the above outcome (I even thought to myself, SPs would appear mixed because they aree too busy/don't care about politics) - then I read the link.

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    I'm a centrist. Would vote Democrat. Probably NT. Could be SP.

    The easiest connection I see is with the SJs being conservative. Almost everytime, really! I think perceivers are more likely to be on the liberal end of the spectrum just due to their outlook, but that may be too general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapLawyer View Post
    The easiest connection I see is with the SJs being conservative. Almost everytime, really! I think perceivers are more likely to be on the liberal end of the spectrum just due to their outlook, but that may be too general.
    Yeah, that was the most obvious one to me, too. When describing the SJ temperament, you can't help but state ideals that are of a conservative nature.

    It's also interesting you point out the J/conservative and P/liberal thing. With the most recent presidential election, the candidates seemed to line up like that:

    Romney- ESTJ
    Ryan- ENTJ

    Obama- ENTP
    Biden- ESTP

    Of course, there can be endless debate as to what the types of these candidates are, but I've seen them listed this way before and I for the most part agree with it. At the very least with the two Republicans being Js and the Democrats being Ps.

    (sidenote: I don't understand how anybody can see Obama as FJ. His 'hope/change' platform and image is FJ, but he's come off as cold and calculating enough since 2008 for me to see the NT. I read a little of his book a while back and he definitely shows a lot of Ne-Ti)

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    I think one might find a correlation between Te and right wing ideologies and conversely for Fi and left wing ideologies.

    TPs seem like they might have tendencies toward libertarianism too.

    as an INTP I have more moderate views, I try to avoid highly polarized political views, doesn't mean I'm some kind of relativist though.
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    Well, it was right for me. ha. I'm definitely more liberal. But I'm also not very interested in politics. I care about equality.
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    SF: tend the most to be left wing
    ST: tend the most to be right wing
    NF: tend the most to be totalitarian
    NT: tend the most to be libertarian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robopop View Post
    I think one might find a correlation between Te and right wing ideologies and conversely for Fi and left wing ideologies.
    Why would you do that? It would be mistaken.

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