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Albert Einstein MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Albert Einstein'
Albert Einstein MBTI type

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INTP - 79
INFP - 7
ENTP - 4
ESFJ - 4
INTJ - 1

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5W4 - 24
5W6 - 5
9W1 - 3
4W5 - 1
7W6 - 1
9W8 - 1

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Michelson, Lorentz, Poincare... One of the greatest frauds in the history of science.

MBTI type of Albert Einstein

. Zionist and misogynist.why the fuck are there 6 votes for esfj?"The real Einstein was his wife who helped him with the math" that was debunked about 4 years ago.

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.You are all condescending bitches!!!!The real Einstein was his wife who helped him with the math. Something along those lines I remember reading.Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Albert Einstein.BTW I never typed Einstein INFP. Context people, context.Which of the 16 personality types is Albert Einstein?.Then INFPs move on to something much better.Even INFPs can be programmers and engineers.ENFJ and INTP match romantically too.I've realized you are all MBTI noobs.ENFJs can be programmers too, for example.@Xavi I've read many times in forums that ENFJs have a small INTP inside and viceversa. And I've read and I know a lot about both.@Synthesized. I see what you did there. :pI know!Tthe only way to tell apart ENFJs from INTPs is the shoes they wear. Rest is all too similar.I was not saying he's ENFJ, but he looked like one in those particular photos in the article. INTP and ENFJ share Ti and Fe. And quiet ENFJ doesn't need too much to repress Se. ENFJ can use Ne well because of that theory of the strong 6th function, so does INTP using Ni (6th). So it's not so crazy to compare INTP to ENFJ.ESFJs have higher Ti than INTPs, because of their extroversion they gain more Ti Xp points. XDIn that article young Einstein look very ENFJ.Teddyjr is silly troll english broken forget him einstein is entj geniusBtw the website arguing for INFP is a hit or miss. Accurate in some cases and totally wrong in others (e.g Cumberbatch ESFP, what?). The site also shows bias for INTJ typings.The thing I am sure of his very developed Si, especially in later years - a fact that dims his Ne somewhat. But I am pretty sure of Ti, the guy disliked inconsistencies, even to the point of fallacy in his earlier disagreements with quantum mechanics.To be honest, I fail to see all the purported Fi in Einstein.From a letter to Freud: ''As for me, the normal objective of my thought affords no insight into the dark places of human will and feeling. Thus, in the inquiry now proposed, I can do little more than to seek to clarify the question at issue and, clearing the ground of the more obvious solutions, enable you to bring the light of your far-reaching knowledge of man’s instinctive life to bear upon the problem. There are certain psychological obstacles whose existence a layman in the mental sciences may dimly surmise, but whose interrelations and vagaries he is incompetent to fathom.'' Yes Einstein was idealistic, but so where Kant or H.G.Wells. What Einstein however says is that he lack insight into the human hearth, and I don't think an INFP with his level of intelligence, would dismiss this about himself, even on the ground of not being their domain. The inner workings of the human soul is one of the top priorities of an intellectual INFP, even if he's a physicist by profession. Also, his work is based on mathematical deductions which works far better with a Ti-dom, INFP would relay on their lower Te, so they would feel more confident on observable facts than pure calculations.Einstein presented his theories and the facts came latter, which for me shows he's more confident and at ease with Ti than with Te.Bob is acutally INFP. And, of course, I actually agree with INFPs as scientists and I would really want people to stop mistyping INFP scientists as INTPs like other cases. But this is not the case and concretely that article is fairly poor argumented. INFP for Einstein doesn't make as sense as INTP.bobnickmad you is probably INTP. Stop that stereotype, man. Scientist's can be a Fi!That guy believes Waldo Emerson is INTJ and David Tennant (an obvious extrovert if anything) is ENFP. I can assume it's safe to say that it's more of a case of that guy being an idiot. His types are poorly explained as well, Einstein is INFP because he married a person his parents didn't wanted? I wasn't aware that everyone who isn't an ISFJ must be Fi-dom by default, lol. All IxxP types value following their own judgements and not faking it too much.He is INFP: ;)Thought it would be relevant here: The differences between Ti and Te and Ni and Ne, as well as Einstein's use of them, were mentioned in the Johannes Brahms thread. You might want to have a look there.They're probably mine; I'll post it in Grace's thread later.If the most recent The Good Wife votes were yours am interested in your list, because I agree with each one, could you post it ? :)You know, when I "studied" MBTI, I thought: "if I have to make one excessively obvious example for each of the 16 types, what would they be?" Well, Albert Einstein is one of them. Therefore, I consider that every vote that is not in favor of INTP is pure trolling, because I have faith in humanity.The other day I was thinking about the nature of Ti and I think they'd be very systematic internally, although in in the outer the user may look chaotic. For example, an INTP may have a very messy room but he knows exactly where each of his stuff is. He's not oblivious that it's messy, but because he doesn't see the point in changing things when it's already functional systematically. While Te user like INTJ can be pretty oblivious and would start cleaning when he can't work any more in that environment.People confuse Ne and Ni all the time that's why they think great minds are INTP actually it's ENTJ.Good explanation bobnickmad. It's also why a lot of INTP get mistyped as INFJ/ISTP because people see the obvious Ti and then the Ne doesn't look like the Ne of ENTP, so they are assumed to be Ti and Ni.So Ne isn't evident in his career?"Tertiary function of Si also helps differentiate INTPs from ENTPs, otherwise with Ne and Ti as two dominant/actibe types, they would basically be same types." No, that's not how I see it : the dominant/inferior axis is, as in your theory, the "proheminent" one, the dominant function guides your mental processing (=> early works of Jung who argued for one function). The auxiliary function supports the dominant one : ex; the extraverted (objective) perception of IXXPs helps them find new expieriences for their judging function to process, analyze, etc.. "draw their own map" It's still the dominant function who rules everything. What I don't get is why people draw the line behind the tertiary function, it makes no sense because types are a mecanism that work because of the balance between dominant/auxiliary, perception/judgement and their introversion/extraversion. When you put a second "auxiliary" function on top of it you just end up with a diform, arbitrary shape, as if one part of the shadow is a part of the enlightened shape. (because that's what it is if I read you correctly; one "more" function each type can "use" by "developping" it (?), whatever that means) It may be fun for you to analyze because you think it's otherwise too simple, but to me it's just nonsense. The tertiary and inferior functions are "shadows", they don't really exist, they're what you can't use, the opposite of your mental architecture, and they'll always "be there"; because you are Se aux you can't be Ni aux too, they exclude each other. You have to be aware you're not a good planner/may be too focused on the present moment (environment)/may be impulsive. It's a lesser shadow than the inferior Ni of Se doms, but a shadow still. I hope I'm clear and was not too agressive :p In the case of Einstein : why look for a tertiary Si when Ti explains it perfectly well ? :)Tertiary functions don't go against the introversion/extroversion preference, unlike inferior functions, so in an introvert it makes sense that they will take an introverted approach to sensing, but not an extroverted approach to feeling.And yes he was open to ideas and brought pretty much the standard model of how universe works.I prefer the system which uses tertiary function as it explains things bette . Also because its a purist approach. Your two dominant, two inferior functional approach may be appealing to you but its not the one followed by Jung and his immediate successors and neither does it particularly interest me. You disagree with it fine. But its a pretty valid and very helpful approach which explains the complexity of cognitive functions better. Tertiary function of Si also helps differentiate INTPs from ENTPs, otherwise with Ne and Ti as two dominant/actibe types, they would basically be same types. Which they are not! So I'm pretty happy with my approach which ia very much in line with classical jungian typology. Ti doesn't explain the retentive nature of Si. Quantum theorist were making logical arguments which were at odds with classical physics."his tertiary Si was very noticeably developed. So while we expect an Ne type to be very open to ideas and we find that Einstein was very reluctant to give way to new ideas that challenged classical principles of physics." Why bring a tertiary function here ? You just make it to mean whatever you want.. Ti wants accuracy, theoretical consistency, of course he's not going "give way to new ideas that challenged classical principles of physics." physics is physics, with rules and principles. It's not a little Si function in the back of his head telling him to be narrow-minded.. His Ti scrutinizes logical accuracy, period. Because calling "very reluctant to new ideas" someone who revolutionizes the domains he works on.. Well you get what I mean :p He's the textbook INTP, he IS very open to new ideas, he brings them himself, but not if they go against what's logical. Ti+Ne, it's that simple.Well I guess I saw more Ne because of his lack of openess to ideas, but your theory on the strong Ti-Si loop definitely explains it. I can't see him as ISTP because an ISTP is not as theoretical as an INTP and I said I couldn't see him as S, so my INTP vote stays :)Also his reluctance wasn't due to some irrational stubbornness. Quantum mechanics was and still is at odds with Newtonian and Einstein's laws of physics. Also because when Ti and Si work together very well, you get a scientist who, while open to them generally, is very critical of ideas that challenge established principles and scrutinizes them accordingly.Remember Einstein was not an Ne-dom and his tertiary Si was very noticeably developed. So while we expect an Ne type to be very open to ideas and we find that Einstein was very reluctant to give way to new ideas that challenged classical principles of physics. He needed alot of persuasion to change his mind. So yes its possible that people miss his Ne but its there. He is a dominant Ti for sure, you'd have to argue for ISTP if you think Einstein lacks Ne. @Kensei16: Why do you see more Ni than Ne in Einstein? I thought people agreed he is a poster child for INTPs.I can actually agree with INTP, because I can't see him as E, S, or F, although I do see more Ni than Ne what the heck. Everyone else seems in consensus of him being Ne and I don't know much about him so INTP it is.Here ^^ it's my sleepy head but I'm actually curious.A dumb question if I may: where can you see his Ne most clearly? (Just asking)The archetypal INTP scientistI concur. Very strongly INTP. LOL at the two ESFJ votes.About as much of a walking definition of a type as possible. INTP.