Personality Types: J's vs. P's. was :final results of extropians

Paul Huges (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 19:14:54 -0800

Robin Hanson wrote:

> >Date: Sat, 27 Jan 96 16:46:19 PST ( Nov 16, 1998 repost)"
> >Subject: How many ENTP here?
> >
> >>From 16 responses I have 7 first born and 7 not, 7 E vs. 6 I, and 9 P
> >vs 4 J, and all NT. So extropians seem to be first born XNTP, with P
> >and first born weaker tendencies.
> >
> >Reading the desriptions of ENTP, INTP, and first borns, it makes sense
> >to me that these would be the people most attracted to an
> >individualistic gungho inyourface optimistic group which, if the truth
> >be told, pretty much accepts the dominant scientific theory in most
> >fields.
> >
> >The personality pages I pointed to give stats on online takers of the
> >test, and XNTP is definitely a small minority.

This is more in line with I expected of a transhumanist personality type - an XNTP. The NT is no surprise, however the predominance of the J's over P's in the latest survey is most surprising. I would have thought that Transhumanists would be more likely to suspend 'judgment' in favor of a more objective 'perceiving' style.