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    OK cough it up NT's. Who are the smartest people you've met in your life (can be online people i suppose)? Are they snarter than you? What types do you think they are? I'm particularly interested in INTJ answers.
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    The smartest person I have ever met was my old debate partner. He is also one of the only (like two) people I have ever met who are smarter than me.

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    There are quite a few people who are smarter than me. Does this make me less of an INTP? No. It just makes me lazy. I wouldn't consider myself smart, just off the beaten path.

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    Why is this question being asked of NTs in particular?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacuss View Post
    Why is this question being asked of NTs in particular?
    Because I want to see how NT's compare themselves to other people intellectually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai View Post
    OK cough it up NT's. Who are the smartest people you've met in your life (can be online people i suppose)? Are they snarter than you? What types do you think they are? I'm particularly interested in INTJ answers.
    I'm of the view that "smartness" is somewhat subjective and depends on context. I might say that someone else is "smarter" than me if we are discussing their field, and I am "smarter" than them if we are discussing my field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai View Post
    Because I want to see how NT's compare themselves to other people intellectually.
    This just rephrases the question instead of answering it. Why the particular interest in how NTs compare themselves to other people intellectually?
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    Smartest person I know is probably an E N/S TJ. Way too subjective of a variable though because smart is many different things. For instance he probably knows very little compared to many regarding things such as physics or philosophy. Nor is he the most politically suave character. His intelligence is with logic and execution.

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    In matters of overall intelligence, whether it be social, emotional, general, etc. The 'smartest' person I've ever met was an ENFP...but that's just more in well-roundedness rather than intelligence I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacuss View Post
    This just rephrases the question instead of answering it. Why the particular interest in how NTs compare themselves to other people intellectually?
    Oh I see. The fact of the matter is that I'm putting more weight than I'm revealing on the 2nd question. I want to see how many people NT's consider are smarter than them . I want to see just how smart NT's think they are. I'm also guessing that a good majority of the answers will involve other NT's. That is I think that it'll be rare for NT's to think that anyone from the other groups are smarter than them, at least proportionally/comparatively. Of course, this statement alone is nothing more than a blind and crude guess, so I'm testing my theory.
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