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A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
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(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker on 08/23/2011 10:17:33 MDT Print View

Another INTJ 78/25/12/22.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker on 08/23/2011 11:26:03 MDT Print View

I took the test and came up with: P.E.R.V.

What does that mean?

And why to women on the trail keep spraying me with mace?


Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
INFJ on 08/23/2011 15:59:25 MDT Print View

I- 89
N - 100
F - 25
J - 44

In the past I was usually an INTJ. Interestingly I am currently reading a book on Jungian psychology, so this is perhaps something of a synchronicity.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
re: profile on 08/23/2011 16:11:34 MDT Print View

Well, Tony, I think they have a saying: if you have to ask the question, you probably won't understand the answer. :)

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
eNTP on 08/23/2011 22:12:51 MDT Print View

eNTP here. Notice the small e. I sometimes test as INTP or INTJ too, but I identify most with the ENTP preference.

Alice Hengst
(Moondust) - MLife

Locale: Southern Sierras
Whatever on 08/25/2011 17:43:05 MDT Print View

Your Type is
Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
22 25 62 33

Whatever that means. It didn't ask a question about whether I care what this means.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
INTJ's on 08/29/2011 07:47:17 MDT Print View

i think the bulk of backpackers would be INTJ's to a degree given the nature of the hobby. gadgets, analysis, isolation, resourcefulness, and self reliance are core components of backpacking. anyone can walk in the woods, but to do it for days on end alone with all your gear strapped to your back... that's a different animal all together.

my profile:

I - 11%
N - 38%
T - 62%
J - 11%

Edited by asciibaron on 08/29/2011 08:00:40 MDT.

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
ENTP on 08/29/2011 08:40:56 MDT Print View


Extrovert - 1
Intuitive - 100
Thinking - 1
Perceiving- 22

I found my scores interesting and pretty dead on. The fact that I scored a (1) in two categories, Extrovert and Thinking. I am an individual who is energized by others and being extremely social at times, also I am quite content to be introverted for extended periods of time. Also I believe that I do go back and forth between thinking and feeling with relative ease. Also its pretty bad ass I scored a 100! :)

My girlfriend (backpacker) is another INTJ

There is another thing called BrainTypes. Here is the questionnaire below. It used to be free, and the interesting thing about it was they would have a corresponding BODYTYPE that went along with your brain type. I found that very interesting and accurate.

The questionnaire below is free, it gives you your results with a brief description and corresponding jung-meyers, see if you match up, I did. Wish they still had free access to Bodytype section :(

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Jung shmung! on 09/02/2011 19:38:48 MDT Print View

I taught psychology in high school for many years. Carl Yung is a pioneer in psychology and for me that's where it ends. I have found absolutely nothing scientifically based in Jungian psychology and even less merit in his philosophy.

That's why I avoid any test based on Jung's ideas.

Meyers-Briggs is not bad but quite outdated and has been morphed into many personality "tests" like "True Colors.

Based on my own observations I've found a wide range of personalities among backpackers, almost as wide as the general population - excluding psychopathic personalities, that is.

Edited by Danepacker on 09/03/2011 12:46:16 MDT.

J. Lopes
(Jay_NJ) - F
INTJ on 09/07/2011 20:37:06 MDT Print View

Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
22 12 62 56