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Psychology "Personality Profiles" to explain how you behave - possible relation to veganism and vegatarianism?

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Andy_T, Oct 20, 2015.

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  1. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Allow me to share something with you that I personally find very interesting.

    Last week, I participated in my workplace in a leadership training that I regard as one of the best I have attended so far in my roughly 25-year work life.

    One very interesting part of that was to find out what kind of “personality” the participants are – how we interact with others, what is our approach to problem solving, what motivates us, which aspects of leadership we find challenging and what comes to us easily. This was done with a test called “Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)” that is based on C.G. Jung’s psychological theory.

    To make a long story short – I was impressed by the results and found them quite compelling. Ironically, the result was that my personality might actually be the exact opposite of the personality that my company would typically be regarding as most attractive for my job.

    However, it got me thinking that this “personality type” also explains (to me) why it would make more sense to me to become vegan than to continue to use animals.

    So … if any of you are interested to take a similar test and find out more about who and what you are (likely), the moderator who led the workshop shared with us a website where you can take such a test free of charge.

    What I would find interesting is, if any of you would take that test, and share the result you achieved, whether the result would be that – as in most things – we vegans (and vegetarians) are a heterogeneous lot with few things in common, or if there was some kind of statistical relevance that some orientations might be more common among vegans and vegetarians than others.

    Mind you, it is clear to me that with the limited number of people in this forum, there is little likelihood that those who are interested in taking such a test amount to anything approaching statistical relevance, but possibly some of you find it interesting :)

    So if you are interested in taking this test, take a look here (mind you, this test takes about 15 minutes):

    If you want to share your responses, I have added a poll to the thread. Unfortunately the forum only allows for 12 answers, so I could not give all 16 different possibilities to select from.

    Best regards,
    Andy


    BTW, there are actually already some discussions on this subject …

    Here: Common personality types that go vegan? • /r/vegan
    And this for a slightly more humorous take on the subject...;)
     
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  2. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    The "Personality Type" that I was quite strongly associated with, both in the single-choice-questionnaire that we went through in the training, and also in the online test was "INFP - Mediator", which is - on the website and in other ressources illustrated by either a friendly girl running over a meadow with a flower in hand and chasing butterflies, or a rainbow on the horizon.

    This is what got me thinking about this as a possible link to my veganism :???:.

    And the other link actually intensified that feeling :
     
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  3. beancounter

    beancounter The Fire That Burns Within Forum Moderator

  4. Mischief

    Mischief Addicted Poster

    ISFP - adventurer
     
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  5. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    It said I was an ISTJ (ISTJ-A). Last time I did a test like this, it said I was an INTJ, I believe. Apparently, I'm now significantly more 'observant' than 'intuitive'.
     
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  6. Calliegirl

    Calliegirl Deity

    INFP - Mediator
    I would say it's about 60% correct in the description.
     
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  7. Poppy

    Poppy Ankle Biter

    ESFJ - Consul

    "At their hearts, ESFJ personalities are social creatures, and thrive on staying up to date with what their friends are doing."

    That's probably a pretty fair description of me.
     
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  8. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    ISFJ The Defender.
    Introvert Sensing Feeling Judging

    "As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system.

    ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best."

    Probably exaggerated but I'll take it, ha.
     
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  9. Danielle

    Danielle Hopes and Dreams

    Location:
    Illinois
    I got isfp
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  10. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Hopeful...

    Location:
    UK
    I've done this a few times and I always get INFJ.

    ETA - Just took it again -

    Your personality type is:
    Advocate (INFJ-T)
     
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  11. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    So, as I was thinking, all kinds of vegan and vegetarian personalities here.

    (However, still waiting for the first "Analysts")

    Nevertheless, so far it seems there are more "F"eelers than "T"hinkers here (which makes sense to me)...
     
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  12. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Hopeful...

    Location:
    UK
    Yes, I would think vegetarians and vegans would be more feeling types.

    On one hand I think it is like reading a horoscope as you can identify with certain traits :D but then I would think there is some truth to the test. I get INFJ and occasionally INTJ.

    When I'm not on VV I hang around personal finance forums (like a geek) and they have done the Myers-Briggs test to see what most people on there are and there are always a huge majority of INTJ people on there. I think it's a certain way some people think and plan to get that INTJ personality result.
    I definitely do not like spontaneity, I like everything to be ordered and routine. :oops:
     
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  13. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Haha, so maybe my INFP-ness can explain my moderate financial successes so far ;)
     
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  14. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    I am an ENFP:

    ENFP Personality (“The Campaigner”) | 16Personalities

    The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, 7% of the population .

    I dont know if I am the life of the party- unless I have been drinking, and then, yes I am...
     
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  15. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Re vegetarianism... I like to spend time with animals, they are a lot of fun, so I guess that leads to feeling that animals are as good as people and deserve to be treated well.
     
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  16. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Re finances which people are talking about... I sort of veer to extremes with finances, and often beyond basics I spend absolutely nothing, because it makes life less complicated not to have certain things.

    I dont like to think about money because I dont like dealing with numbers and I dont like to count, so I tend to pretend money doesnt exist, and this is often not a good thing. I have so little money at the moment anyway that it just makes me feel worse to think about it.

    I really dont understand that muppet, The Count, who sits there counting. WTF, who would do that with their time?
     
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  17. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

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  18. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Cool... though I kind of think you strike me as more of an INTJ than an ISTJ, not sure why... or maybe you are somewhere in the middle. Still, it is pretty opposite.. :) .
     
  19. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    Haha, lol.

    Someone with OCD, perhaps? :)
     
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  20. Freesia

    Freesia not my business.

    Someone who really likes numbers, I think :) .
     
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