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  • ISFP

    5 3.79%
  • ISFJ

    3 2.27%
  • ISTJ

    15 11.36%
  • ISTP

    13 9.85%
  • ESTJ

    7 5.30%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    2 1.52%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ENFP

    3 2.27%
  • ENTP

    7 5.30%
  • ENTJ

    8 6.06%
  • ENFJ

    2 1.52%
  • INFP

    0 0%
  • INFJ

    6 4.55%
  • INTJ

    31 23.48%
  • INTP

    30 22.73%
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  1. #151
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    Poll results aren't worth much, because the question is too vague and there are not enough measurable qualities.

    I'm not sure I would agree that INTPs are the most emotionally stable type. Personally, I feel my emotions quite strongly at times (music, for instance). They are very invigorating.

    If you truly mean "the highs and lows" of emotion, then all types experience them near equally. We're all human.

    If you are asking which type is most expressive with emotions, maybe ESF? Not sure on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    What exactly is emotionally stability supposed to mean?
    An important question.

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    however, not type related.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    I don't think INTP/J's are emotionally stable, they just think they can think everything through.

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    Better explanation:


    The Big 5 is a test that better suits this need.


    The Big 5 tests for self-reported neuroticism with prompts like:

    -I'm easily emotionally disturbed
    or
    -I have frequent mood swings.

    See:
    Big Five personality traits - Neuroticism


    The MBTI doesn't measure for emotional stability.

    In addition, the correlation between any of the MBTI traits and neuroticism on the Big 5 is the lowest of all the correlations between MBTI and Big 5.

    See:
    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Correlations to other instruments

    These data suggest that four of the MBTI scales are related to the Big Five personality traits. These correlations show that E-I and S-N are strongly related to extraversion and openness respectively, while T-F and J-P are moderately related to agreeableness and conscientiousness respectively. The emotional stability dimension of the Big Five is largely absent from the original MBTI . . .




    If you don't understand this post, here's the simple version:

    MBTI doesn't measure it. It's not type related.

    Stop wasting your time.
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    This is a very subjective opinion based on ancedotal evidence and a small sample size.
    When INTP's are facing intense negative emotion that they just cannot rationalise away and get away from, they are sticky emotional messes, and they hate getting help. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate INTP's for thier strengths but emotional stability isn't one of them. INTP's can be so resistent to change that their whole world could be crumbling down, and they still don't make changes, and then wonder why they are so depressed.
    Did I mention stubborn? This isn't any means the whole INTP population, but you can be stubborn. You stick to your way, come high or hell water, and wonder why no-one's around when you're proven right.

    Do you know why I said S-J's are the most emotionally stable (when healthly), particularly STJ's - because that's what they do. They make everything safe and comfortable, and stable. They strive for this. The STJ at work, is great. She's lays everything on the table. These are the rules, you stick to them I'll do my best by you. If you don't, you better look out. She never gets angry (she can get grumpy but it's predictable what gets her grumpy), but she's dependable, she never flakes out even in a crisis, she just gets on with it. I've never seen ISTJ flake out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    This is a very subjective opinion based on ancedotal evidence and a small sample size.
    When INTP's are facing intense negative emotion that they just cannot rationalise away and get away from, they are sticky emotional messes, and they hate getting help. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate INTP's for thier strengths but emotional stability isn't one of them. INTP's can be so resistent to change that their whole world could be crumbling down, and they still don't make changes, and then wonder why they are so depressed.
    Did I mention stubborn? This isn't any means the whole INTP population, but you can be stubborn. You stick to your way, come high or hell water, and wonder why no-one's around when you're proven right.

    Do you know why I said S-J's are the most emotionally stable (when healthly), particularly STJ's - because that's what they do. They make everything safe and comfortable, and stable. They strive for this. The STJ at work, is great. She's lays everything on the table. These are the rules, you stick to them I'll do my best by you. If you don't, you better look out. She never gets angry (she can get grumpy but it's predictable what gets her grumpy), but she's dependable, she never flakes out even in a crisis, she just gets on with it. I've never seen ISTJ flake out.
    I've provided equally subjective anecdotal evidence explaining why this isn't the case. Also, none of your examples are about emotional stability at all. Your INTP example is about stress response, and how weather a storm until we arise coming out of it being proven correct. How is that indicative of emotional instablity?

    And your SJ example is just bizarre. Basically, you say "Listen to me and I will like you, disagree with how it should be done and I will flip out and become an obstinate, pain in the ass." Which is what I have experienced, and it is something I would not call emotional stability. As INTPs, trust us, we are generally indifferent to you regardless of pretty much anything. If you we like you, you may not notice, and if we hate you, you still probably wouldn't notice. Who has their emotions more ordered and stable in that situation?



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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    This is a very subjective opinion based on ancedotal evidence and a small sample size.
    When INTP's are facing intense negative emotion that they just cannot rationalise away and get away from, they are sticky emotional messes, and they hate getting help. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate INTP's for thier strengths but emotional stability isn't one of them. INTP's can be so resistent to change that their whole world could be crumbling down, and they still don't make changes, and then wonder why they are so depressed.
    Did I mention stubborn? This isn't any means the whole INTP population, but you can be stubborn. You stick to your way, come high or hell water, and wonder why no-one's around when you're proven right.

    Do you know why I said S-J's are the most emotionally stable (when healthly), particularly STJ's - because that's what they do. They make everything safe and comfortable, and stable. They strive for this. The STJ at work, is great. She's lays everything on the table. These are the rules, you stick to them I'll do my best by you. If you don't, you better look out. She never gets angry (she can get grumpy but it's predictable what gets her grumpy), but she's dependable, she never flakes out even in a crisis, she just gets on with it. I've never seen ISTJ flake out.
    What do you consider 'intense negative emotion'? Can you provide an example?

    "INTP's can be so resistant to change"

    Can you provide an example? This is too broad and can run the gamut between changing a preferred brand to changing who you are because someone else thinks you should?
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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    I'm talking about consistency perhaps as opposed stability. INTP's are often far from predicable in thier reactions. In my eyes that doesn't equate with emotional stability. STJ's are a little more predicitable if you know them well.
    Stressful enviroments are a true weather vane to one's emotional stability. He/she who cracks first is generally not stable in a relax enviroment either.
    In my experience, INTP's either withdraw and/or take up a me against the world mentaity neither response is condusive to getting the job done.
    Example the INTP who won't move his desk because HE sees no logical reason for it. Manager asked him to do it so she could move all the new staff closer to her desk, so she could answer thier questions when needed. He sulked, and became particularly uncooperative. He frequently does this when he sees no logic behind things. Yet he'll stay back and work hours into the night if it's one of his little projects, no protest, no argument, and no sulking.
    STJ, in particular ISTJ, in a no fuss manner usually just stick thier heads down and get on with it. No fuss, and usually within the protocols set down.
    One particularly stressful day when both analysers were down, every one was wired, and sniping at each, the ISTJ, cool as a cucumber, started to pull apart the first analyser, then the second one. She was focused, and calm even when the mad ESFJ (not a good example) was making a fuss and carry on. She could have been at the beach, or least quietly meditating going by her demenour. She never snaps, she never has outbursts, never seen her sulk...she just gets on with it. Sometimes she grumpy, but you can olnly tell that because she gets real terse.
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    theres no emotionally stable type, only emotionaly mature person

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    and so it makes sensr for xxxP's to be better at it
    and so it makes sense for xNxP's to be better at it
    and so it makes sense for xNTP's to be better at it

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