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    Default INTJs and gaming?

    I often spend some time lurking over at The Escapist, which - for those who don't know - is basically an online magazine and forum with focus on gaming. Anyway, I happened to notice that someone had made a thread on personality types and I was interested to find that most people were getting an INTJ result. I expected plenty of NTs, but for some reason I'd anticipated more INTPs.

    It got me wondering: are people with INTJ preferances more likely to enjoy gaming than others? Or is it just that people with INTJ preferances are more likely to enjoy sitting around and talking about gaming than others? I suppose I'm just curious about how many people enjoy gaming around here and whether there's any link to type. So I created a thread about it. Obviously.


    As an aside: I'm not a huge gamer myself but I do enjoy a good RPG or horror game, something that can draw me in emotionally. I bet that's totally unheard of coming from an INFJ. Shocking, I know.
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    I very rarely play games. As a kid, though, I played the good Nintendo games (Mario World, Mario Kart, Zelda).

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    Because they're the best strategists.

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    I had an Atari when I was a kid and I loved it, but the games now are too complex to be fun in the same way. They require an investment of time that I don't care to give because both the games and controllers are more complicated than in the past. Twelve buttons? Really?

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    I play in-person RPGs. My INTP SO does as well, in fact is the DM for our group, and enjoys wargaming as well.

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    i only know one INTJ and he plays computer games pretty much.
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    My micro is large.

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    I only play SC2 these days. Add me if you like.. nickname: Berserk

    Im crap tho.. my strategies are decent but i don`t know the timing so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I very rarely play games. As a kid, though, I played the good Nintendo games (Mario World, Mario Kart, Zelda).
    This.

    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Because they're the best strategists.
    And this.
    Used to be really good at video games when I was a kid (set up a 100-person Goldeneye tournament at my high school and took second ), but decided to drop it in college cuz it didn't seem compatible with achieving my long-term goals.

    It's like creating a little fantasy world where real-world necessities (i.e., capital) aren't important, and an INTJ can just put his mind fully to work.

    Also, similar to FMW said, there are just too many games nowadays, and video games are just such a time sink.

    I can see how it would be easy for many an INTJ to get addicted to gaming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    but decided to drop it in college cuz it didn't seem compatible with achieving my long-term goals.

    I can see how it would be easy for many an INTJ to get addicted to gaming...
    this... i played GT3, GT4 SO much! i had 99% in GT3 and 200cars+ fully speced and perfectly tuned to my preferences. much the same with GT4.

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