“That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.” ― Gene Wolfe
reminder to self: "That YOU that you are so proud of is a story woven together by your interpreter module to account for as much of your behavior as it can incorporate, and it denies or rationalizes the rest." "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain" by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Why is the US being pitted against Japan? Seems kind of random.
Probably where the test gets the most hits. Plus it accounts for West-East representation. Western citizens would be more inclined to focus on the average that is closest in nature to their own culture/nation. Same for Eastern.
I'm curious as to the amount of factors that can affect results from the test other than the iNtuition and Sensing dynamic. For instance, short-term memory must be paramount to the test, and thus people with longer short-term memories will thus score higher on both sections. People with photographic memory, as well, would be expected to score 95-100 for both sections I would imagine, not to mention other basic factors such as general fatigue, where the test taker's concentration is focused, general eyesight, the screen of the computer administering the test, etc.