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    Default Neanderthals and MBTI

    according to sequencing of recently uncovered Neanderthal DNA, non Africans share as much as 1-4% of their genes with Neanderthals.
    so that begs the question;
    1) did Neanderthals have cognitive functions similar to ours?
    2) could one give a neanderthal an MBTI type?
    3) did the Neanderthals contribute any sort of cognitive abilties that were before not known to homo sapiens sapiens?

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    LOL..you're cute with your hyperactive Ne..and it is an intriguing question, I admit
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    You might want to read this:

    http://www.rdos.net/eng/asperger.htm

    There's a theory that Neanderthal DNA is linked to varying degrees of autistic behavior. If this is the case... that might give you a clue as to what personality type they would have been.

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    ... and what would that mean in, say, 500 or even 5000 years, would we need totally new categories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    You might want to read this:

    http://www.rdos.net/eng/asperger.htm

    There's a theory that Neanderthal DNA is linked to varying degrees of autistic behavior. If this is the case... that might give you a clue as to what personality type they would have been.
    I stumbled upon this recently and found it fascinating. I score very high on aspie strengths, the back of my head is point and my nose is pretty big, maybe I'm more neanderthal than I thought. hahaha

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    I imagine that Neanderthal had some similar cognitive functions like us, but their brains were shaped so differently than ours it isn't really possible to tell though.

    Haven't read through that document yet, but I certainly enjoy the idea of Apsergers (which I have) being tied in with Neanderthal. Might explain why I have hairy flat feet.

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    There's a theory that Neanderthal DNA is linked to varying degrees of autistic behavior. If this is the case... that might give you a clue as to what personality type they would have been.
    if that's the case, it's likely most Neanderthals were N (which would be pretty freaking ironic lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    if that's the case, it's likely most Neanderthals were N (which would be pretty freaking ironic lol)
    Why? Autism is not necessarily linked to MBTI characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    Why? Autism is not necessarily linked to MBTI characteristics.
    it's not, but almost all of the autistic people I've met online were N. the more I think about it though, my experience with aspies is incredibly unreliable when you take into consideration the tremendously disproportionate number of Ns there are on the internet in the first place

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    That's because some people think they're autistic because it goes hand in hand with the myth that Ns are speshul.

    I've spent time with real autistics. Unless you're bouncing around in place and humming tunes in the back of your throat, and you've caused extreme anguish to your families, who've basically sent you off to hospitals because they can't take care of you anymore, then you're not autistic.

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