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    Default Link Between Spelling and Personality Type?

    Hello! This is my first thread, but this is something I have been wondering about for a while:

    Is spelling capability related to personality type?

    My first instinct is that Sensors would be better spellers than Intuitives when it comes to routine words. (I'm not necessarily wondering about the types of the national spelling bee champs, although it would be interesting to know...) However, I do know of many deviations from this theory. The reason I ask is because I am trying to distinguish the S/N preference of my roommate, and I have noticed that she often misspells or asks me for the spelling of words. I have never had a problem with spelling, and I find it interesting when others seem to struggle (or simply don't care). I had the gist that my roommate was a Sensor, but this would, again, contradict the theory.

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    I'm ISTJ, and a natural-born good speller. However, my sister is ISFJ and she is not a great speller. So in this case, the S/N divide doesn't matter.

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    This probably has to do less with MBTI preferences and has more to do with the measure of various kinds of intelligences within people.
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    I've always heard it was a J/P thing. Particularly since one NTP told me that spelling was just "conventional cant" and didn't matter enough for him to concern himself with it. He said that only Js would care about such a thing.

    Of course, what he said makes me think Ps are sloppy and imprecise people who don't see any value in correct spelling, and that they are less likely to learn or apply it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    I think Ps are sloppy and imprecise people who don't see any value in correct spelling, and that they are less likely to learn or apply it.
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    Yes, I'm a very good speller. People get mad when I point out their idiotic spelling mistakes. I just take pleasure in it. It comes naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
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    Might tend to correlate with verbal intelligence, but I don't know about type.

    I would say SJs seem to have the most likelihood of caring about precise spelling, but I know a lot of SJs who slaughter written language
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    I agree that it is a J/P thing.

    I am an English major and I usually make A's, but most of my talent lies in content and creativity, not in things like spelling and grammar. If I ever theoretically were to teach, I would teach reading or literature, not language arts.

    Because, honestly, I don't really care enough about stuff like that to teach it to anyone else. I hate when people are overly picky about stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Of course, what he said makes me think Ps are sloppy and imprecise people who don't see any value in correct spelling, and that they are less likely to learn or apply it.
    Don't sugar-coat it, tell me how you really feel.

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