Re: Personality Types: J's vs. P's. was :final results of extropians reporting myers briggs survey.

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 00:00:31 +0100

Kathryn Aegis writes:
> I find this thread fun, but it seems to me that sweeping conclusions are
> being made on very little data. I seriously doubt that most extropians

I don't think the data is statistically insignificant. The simplest way to check it would to select participants from the mailing list database and request them to complete and submit the online Keirsey.

> are first-born, nor that any one particular Kiersey temperament sort is

Afair, the first-born (single child?) membership was not tested in the recent informal poll.

> drawn to transhumanist memes. If anything, I expected to find the more
> adventurous minds drawn to it, rather than the more rational. The
> sample size is dreadfully small considering the full data set, not to

Oh, I guess we've sampled 2 or 3 %.

> mention the new groups of people that will be attracted to this in the
> next few years. I also see a slant due to the fact that you are
> conducting the research on an internet list that has gone through
> several membership fluctuations and that probably does not fully
> represent the membership of ExI at this time.

Should be easy to check, but who says that ExI membership is not a yet another bias? (How many ExI members don't have web acess?)