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What type of personality do libertarians have?

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al gore the idiot Posted: Wed, Jul 22 2009 9:27 PM

Just curious. I'm an introvert. I do not like socializing. I do not root for any specific sports team, but enjoy watching sports like football. In general, I do not watch much movies or TV - although I have to watch TV sometimes to put me to sleep. I enjoy reading non-fiction books. I have no religious belief. I also suffer from OCD. I feel I'm different from most people. Do other libertarians share some of these traits?

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wombatron replied on Wed, Jul 22 2009 9:47 PM

There seems to be a tendency for libertarians to be "Rationals", in the Myers-Briggs typology.  At least in my experience.

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Not very social myself either, but I doubt there's any common personality type we share other than being more focused on logical reasoning than most people.

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asusenior:
Just curious.

That's cool

asusenior:
I'm an introvert. I do not like socializing.

I like to whip it out, people are drawn to me....

asusenior:
I do not root for any specific sports team, but enjoy watching sports like football.

I enjoy a Futbol game, but I enjoy watching teams of great ability....

asusenior:
In general, I do not watch much movies or TV - although I have to watch TV sometimes to put me to sleep.

My television is there for no reason....

asusenior:
I enjoy reading non-fiction books.

I eat books

asusenior:
I have no religious belief.

Mine are private

asusenior:
I also suffer from OCD.

I do not suffer

asusenior:
I feel I'm different from most people. Do other libertarians share some of these traits?

Many live in the wake of my presence...

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majevska replied on Wed, Jul 22 2009 10:50 PM

wombatron:

There seems to be a tendency for libertarians to be "Rationals", in the Myers-Briggs typology.  At least in my experience.

Do you any idea of the specific types? I would guess INTP and INTJ would be pretty common. Though keep in mind that not all libertarians post on message boards, which tend to represent the introverted thinking types much more than any other medium.

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wombatron replied on Thu, Jul 23 2009 1:19 AM

majevska:

wombatron:

There seems to be a tendency for libertarians to be "Rationals", in the Myers-Briggs typology.  At least in my experience.

Do you any idea of the specific types? I would guess INTP and INTJ would be pretty common. Though keep in mind that not all libertarians post on message boards, which tend to represent the introverted thinking types much more than any other medium.

INTPs and INTJs are definitely over-represented on the Internet (I'm INTP myself).  But most of the libertarians that I have met apart from online interaction seem to be Rationals as well.  Again, this is just in my experience.

 

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Conza88 replied on Thu, Jul 23 2009 2:16 AM

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=114134

And...

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=151918

May be helpful...

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McDuffie replied on Thu, Jul 23 2009 7:44 AM

I'm a man!

I spell 'M'!

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'N'!

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