Re: Personality types (was: uncontrollable suffering)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 14:06:06 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 11:37:05AM -0500, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > Amara Graps wrote:
> > >
> > > Many different 'systems' for typing personalities exist. Myers-Briggs
> > > is one typing system. Enneagram is another. I was using the Enneagram,
> > > in my description of the "Artist". The "Artist's are usually much
> > > more in tune with the "suffering" elements of things...
> >
> > I consider myself neutral good, with minor leanings toward chaotic good
> > and true neutral.
> Like many libertarians, I consider myself chaotic good :-)

Yes, hence my minor leanings toward chaotic good. I'm a libertarian
because I consider that good is more often accomplished through
self-organization rather than top-down structures, among us humans
anyway. But I regard that as a means, rather than an end in itself, which
makes me neutral good.

Incidentally, my father is also a libertarian, but is definitely lawful
good rather than chaotic good. I don't think he's an isolated case
either. A lot of the libertarianism I've encountered seems to focus
around the beauty of the small set of underlying laws that remain under
libertarianism, and to see the interference of government as introducing
destructive chaos into what should be a pristine and simple legal
structure, with no particular favoring of individual over group efforts,
or of self-organizing groups over leader-commanded groups. Ayn Rand, for
example, is definitely lawful neutral.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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