Re: Gingrich, Moynihan step down

Scott Badger (
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 20:21:49 -0600

From: tsoon <>

>>My hypothesis is that libertarians are partly the confluence of extreme
>>scores on some independent underlying shared dimensions such as hi
>>openness, low agreeableness, low Neuroticism and empathy, and hi
>>intelligence. We have a study investigating this at present, examining
>>the relationship between the major dimensions of personality, libertarian
>>views, and susceptibility to superstition.
>I read somewhere on the web that libertarians are likely to fall in the
>INTJ/INTP/ENTP/ENTJ dimensions on the Myers Brigg test. Any truth to this?

The common elements among those four categories are N and T

Characteristics Associated with the Four Temperaments (Kiersey, 1985)

Intuitive-Thinker Type (NT)

Relating this to Tim Bates reference to the 5 Factor theory (an interesting study that I need to think about), I have conducted research that indicates that Thinking and iNtuitive types are most strongly correlated to the "Open to Experience" factor of personality and least correlated with "Extroversion" (nothing to do with extropy) and "Agreeableness". When Dr. (?) Bates completes his study, we can make some reasonable and testable hypotheses about political leanings and the MBTI.

Scott Badger