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Philosophy MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Philosophy'
Philosophy MBTI type
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INFP - 10
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Yeah I meant basically natural philosophy, which leaves us with the "softer" INFx kind of philosophy not as based in an approach based in pure logical progression. Even stuff like mind-body duality makes no sense to waste time on to most T types like myself, although I would guess INTPs would much rather think about it than INTJs as a general rule.The answer to this question will likely bare different fruits if you ask academic and normal audiences. While much of the old philosophy was carried out by INTx's this philosophy more resembles most people's current notions of what science is in the sense that it starts by asking the same questions science does and goes by with a different approach.

MBTI type of Philosophy

. I think today when people think of philosophy they think of a subject which centers on answering an objective "why" as opposed to "how." Ancient philosophies stressed both of these, and it different times either side has had the advantage over the other.

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. During the time of the scholastics surely it was the mythological explanation of matter that answered a why question more general people would be comfortable understanding as a "philosophy" today than the works of someone like Kant or Cavendish, which tend to sound much more scientific in how we currently conceive of that practice.@Scotty could you define fully "impersonal philosophy.Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Philosophy." I for the most part would agree with you. I think that any remnant of "natural philosophy" has become replaced by science, but philosophy which studies persons and still remains objective by analyzing and assessing them from a distance in an INFx manner still remain incredibly important.Which of the 16 personality types is Philosophy?. The mind-body duality problem still rages on today, and philosophy in the least continues to pose questions which become important to address through scientific means, even if we are yet to have the means to those ends.I think that impersonal philosophy is at a pretty big dead end which is why it's so INFx today. But historically it does seem like it could've been INTx dominated, even.INFJ are more spiritual than philosopher .NTPs are the most philosophical. NTPs think for the sake of thinking. NTJs more so because they want an answer. They'll search for truth in moral questions and things of that nature, discovery. I think because of Te though they just abhor hypothetical questions. In my experience they don't see the point, they view it as a waste of time. NTPs are the exact opposite in this regard.Philosophy is INTP. Are you kidding me? At least Western Philosophy is. Maybe eastern is INFJ. But not Western.Whether you're talking about Analytic Philosophy OR Continental Philosophy, both are INTP. Most philosophers do have inferior Fe excluding Plato and maybe a few others.@bobnickmad you just prefer analytic philosophy (xNTP in my opinion) than continental one (more INFx). But the "world view" is more important than what you think, is the "weltanschauung", is the Meaning, the vertical movement (not horizontal, unlike the debate on the logic and languages). I'm not saying INFJ are better (as philosophers) than INTP: I'm re-evaluating the importance of the weltanschauung.INTPs are an interesting case due to how crucial they are, even when their contribution is not the most ''substantial''. Descartes and Kant are both considered crucial points in the history of philosophy, it's before and after Descartes, before and after Kant. Descartes gave more important questions and his answers weren't the most satisfying, but he changed the way philosophy was done since because one had to go at the foundation of one's reasoning. Kant probably contributed the most of them all, but even then his philosophy was a ''negative'' side showing the limitations of knowledge (''Kant gave it, and Kant took it away''). Yet at the same time INTPs rise up the standards at which philosophy is done, and without them it would have been an easier game. ENTP are like the medium between philosophy and the actual world, either by making it more accessible without diluating its content (like SPs 'philosophers' often do), or by taking on actual issues of the time (Foucault). For INFJ tough I think it's the most important. It's not a matter of sharpening one's argumentative skills like with NTPs, but something more spiritual. For INFJ philosophers, their philosopy is simply their world-view. It's not something they just do for some other purpose or something they can have easily done in another medium, it's an world-view that has both a spiritual basis and an internally logical frame-work. So, I think INFJ it's the ''philosophical'' type, even if not the most frequent.INFJ: Lao Tzi, Siddhartha, Plato, Plotinus, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Heidegger. INTP: Democritus, Descartes, Leibnitz, Locke, Kant. ENTP: Socrates, Hume, Foucault. INTJ: Heraclitus, Hegel, Nietzsche, Sarte. INFP: Kierkegaard, Emerson, Shestov, Cioran. ISxP: Epicurus(ISTP),Camus(ISFP). That's my personal list of philosophers based on which I judge. Like what other profesions/calling, I don't type the majority (since this has to do with the representation in the general population, INFJ being considered rare outside the internet and all), but rather what type it fits best, for what type this fits more with their natural state.Even so, among the MBTI types, INFJ are considered the most likely to be philosophical, most unlikely not to have an interest in philosophy, taking on a 1 to 1 sample. So, let's see what types with more philosophers I would go down from my list. First, the INFPs for the reason that I could see INFP philosophers just as well fiction writers or poets.It's almost like this philosophical INFPs could have been fiction writers or poets instead. INTJ similarly I could see them as political writers or historians instead, as it seems that for INTJ philosophers philosophy is done in order to justify a socio-political agenda, and it relies heavily on interpretation of history. Like someone an admin on CelebrityTypes said it quite well ''for Hegel, Nietzsche and Marx the whole point was an historical analysis in order to justify an initial judgement'' (not quite word for word but similar). Not to say that the world of philosophy wouldn't have been poorer without them, but nevertheless I could see them as an other type of writer. It's also an interesting fact that none of this were typical INTJs. They were either a more artistic inclinated kind of INTJ (Nietzsche,Sartre) or a more mystical one (Heraclitus, Hegel). The more typical pragmatic INTJ would pursue science instead of philosophy and even somewhat look down on philosophy compared to science.So, it seems that the more purer philsophical types remaining are INFJ, INTP, ENTP.Stoicism is completely Si-dom. Stablizing and private up from changes. Not sure if ISTJ or ISFJ.How would you type Stoicism?Spinoza, Heidegger, de Beauvoir, Schopenhauer and probably Hegel are a few more, as well as likely most of those Eastern guys. If you start rounding up INTJs, INTPs and ENTPs, there aren't that many either. INTJ: Nietzsche, Marx, Sartre? INTP: Descartes, Kant? ENTPs: Socrates, Russell, Hume, Popper, Foucault? The other types are small fry. Imo INFJs and ENTPs make the best philosophers (Ti and Fe). INTPs tend to make very obscure and impractical systems whereas INTJs, interestingly, seem to let their passion get the better of them. INFJs always provide the full package with a comprehensive logical system and humane ideals to live by. ENTPs basically do the same, but they tend to be a lot more to-the-point and straightforward.What are popular INFJ philosophers except Plato, Wittgenstein and Bergson? I'm asking out of curiosity, because I followed a two-year philosophy course and most philosophers I was learning about are typed as INTJs and INTPs and being interested in their biographies typed correctly, I believe. There were bunch of ENTPs and INFPs too. And we were doing MBTI test in our group (24 people) and everybody except one girl (ENFP) tested as INTJ, INTP or INFP so I can't see how philosophy is an INFJ thing, but maybe it's my subjective experience. So who is an INFJ philosopher?Intuitive and some ISTP's, however, what really makes more apology to the philosopher's concept would be a xNTP. For me, philosophy relies heavily on the idea of thinking about possibilities and seek the unthinkable and question everything to find the truth. Use reason and deny sophistry. However, my favorite philosopher is an INTJ. :PPure rational philosophy is INTP. Ethical philosophy is mostly INFJ and INFP. Existentialists are INJs and NFPs Political philosophy ENTJs, INTJs and ENTPs. There is no one type of philosophy, nor one type of philosopher. And thus its silly to claim that philosophy is for one type or one cognitive function.Pure rational philosophy is INTP. Ethical philosophy is mostly INFJ and INFP. Existentialists are INJs and NFPs Political philosophy ENTJs, INTJs and ENTPs. There is no one type of philosophy, nor one type of philosopher. And thus its silly to claim that philosophy is for one type or one cognitive function.My second sentence I was comparing Fi to Ti. I don't really see a reason for voting INTP.Ne is more philosophical in general than Ni, especially in aux position. Fi would rather work with concepts that aren't clearly defined which is the case with a lot of philosophy. If you think INFJ, I think INFJ are more of advocates of philosophy than philosophers. But most philosophers don't actually write books about philosophy and a lot of INFJ's do. So I guess it comes down to whether or not you vote for the most philosophical or the most likely to write books about philosophy.