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Steve Jobs MBTI

Myers Briggs type and personality details of 'Steve Jobs'
Steve Jobs MBTI type

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ISTP - 32
ENTP - 16
ENTJ - 9
INTJ - 5
INTP - 1

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7W8 - 14
8W7 - 6
3W4 - 3
1W9 - 2

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I read his biography, written by Walter Isaacson. Jobs was definitely TP because he lavishly ignored etiqette and regulations. Probanbly he was introvert. And his sense for design=Se.

MBTI type of Steve Jobs

. ISTPI know real INTJs sooo it's easier for me to see that in him. Tested by themselves as INTJ, not me.

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.Bonita, do you think you could be projecting your crush onto him? Genuine questionOh yea and INFPs will take any attack on their poor thinking and reasoning skills as an attack on them personally. When you fight with an INFP you have to fight them in their imaginary world.Information about Myers Briggs Type Indicator of Steve Jobs.Yoy attacking me personally proves that you're doubting he's ISTP. I get it.Which of the 16 personality types is Steve Jobs?.INFPs like Bonita will often use the typical Te defense of not having a valid/objective enough source. Also the Ne defence of spewing out random connections that make no sense. A lot of the times they will just say things they think sound smart. Since Ne looks at what is being implied rather than the literal. If they say good sounding things that implies they are right then that's just as good as being right. How else do you win an argument?Only in your silly INFP fantasy world.No, I say he's INTJ because he is indeed an INTJ.I don't care about the dude nor his type, but inf Se doesn't make sense for him. Seriously, if you wanna say he's NTJ at least go with ENTJ!definitely Sx last and a 3. My old ESTJ teacher reminds me of him. ESTJ and ISTP have the same function order anyways. Obviously uses Ti, Se, Ni and Fe though but like I said for the other reasons he can look ESTJ except for the fact that he's creative and untraditional. ISTP.And cy is ISTP. Seeeeeeeeee? :)Dude didn't had inf Se, that's for sure (...the "mystical experience" part tho what the fuck HAHAHAHAH that sounds ridiculous to anyone that's sober)The guy is obviously ISTP to the bone everything else is just wishful thinking. If you read his biography you would know he was an introvert and he liked to build things with his own hands. He was also aggressive with the way he ran the company - INTJs and ENTPs are not nearly that aggressive. The distortion field is also steve jobs imposing his own version of reality on you it's his Ti - Se.Exactly. INTJs don't have sexual partners.Yes, INTJ. I even remember reading he would call one of his sexual partners by telephone like 10-20 years after they had sex to thank her for the mystical experience that it meant to him. Would an ISTP do that? I don't think so.Steve jobs is obviously ISTP he is even listed as ISTP at celebrity types. People are just idiots who don't know how to type.Even his voice is INTJ, according to recent article. Like the INTJ I know, the most nerdy one who also is a succesful startup founder, high pitched and INTJ-fast as I said in my pevious post: "Steve Jobs’ speech has an exceptionally high pitch that actually falls within the lower end of female speakers. His pitch level is high variable. This means that Steve Jobs’ speech has extensive up-ward and down-ward melodic movements. Second, Steve Jobs’ speech has a large loudness range. That is, his vocal effort is extensively waning and waxing both within and across parts of speech. Third, Steve Jobs’ speech parts are much shorter than typical public speech. In addition, his speech rate is faster. Although he paused a lot, his speech is perceived quite fluent." Source: Jobs fast talking, know-it-all like a true INTJ #visionvision: the NTJ typings are dead wrong, at this point I'm pretty sure he was an ISXP, I've just need to see arguments for which judgement axis he was on.I've mulled over it and I've come to agree with the ENFP typing being wrong, but I'll talk about what I meant with Fi & aesthetics. It's not necessarily that being an aesthete made him an Fi (after all, this is more of an Se trait), but rather that Jobs was willing to sacrifice objective performance over aesthetics that made me realize he was most likely a thinker. IIRC, During the development of the Apple 2, Jobs wanted to simplify the number of ports while Wozniak and the other engineers wanted the standard amount. During the development of the NeXT, Jobs wanted it to be purely cubical even at the cost of the PCBs being more expensive & harder to develop. Everywhere you look, Jobs sacrificed product quality for aesthethic, and it is difficult for me to imagine any thinker, Ti or Te, who would sacrifice value and product quality in order to make to make something LOOK better. As a thinker, it makes me shudder. I've switched my typing to ISFP because I actually agree with your arguments that he was an Se-Aux, but I find it hardpressed to think he was an Ti-dom just because he was so horribly illogical and because his leadership style was much more motivational & marshalling, rather than analytical & uniting like you would expect from someone on the Ti-Fe axis.Lol!! Sadly probably true. I haven't watched it myself though.This basically means that the Ashton Kutcher portrayal was closer to reality than the Michael Fassbender one? :/I think his Ni and Se are pretty clear. He's also mainly about these stubborn visions and how everything looks and feels. Since he believed in nature medicine (even refusing cancer treatment), didn't know a lick of programming (?), several times ran his company into the ground with crazy risks before he finally started succeeding near the end of his life which seems to suggest he enjoys the action and isn't very analytical, and seems kind of out of touch with his emotions, like his relationship with his dad and own daughter, I'd go with Tertiary Ni and Inferior Fe, which is to say I agree with the common ISTP typing. In the Danny Boyle movie he is very combative and intense though, which might explain why many people think he is ENTP or ENTJ or something? That's basically how Aaron Sorkin (ENTP) writes his movies though (Zuckerberg was pretty NP in The Social Network too). It's apparently a surrealistically inaccurate film.focus on aesthetics has nothing to do with FiDude is not Ne-dom, everything about the dude goes against exploring a multitude of possibilities. Wozniak is the xNTP, he came with the ideas, and Jobs focused them on a path that could work. He made the Mac as minimalistic as possible, contrary to Wozniaks's wishes (Ni vs Ne), and when he came back to Apple, he reduced the number of products developed in order to focus on the Mac and later Apple. Where does this ENP non-sense comes about? What's Ne-dom about the dude, except his eccentricities? If you want to argue the guy was P type, then he had to ISTP: perfectionist, minimalistic, design focused. Also, ENFP? Really. Have you watched interviews with this guy. Let's pull types out of the box, shall we. Also, I don't wanna hear about how his perfectionism is inferior Si, typing the most defining characteristic of a person and the one that brought him success, based on the inferior is nonsense. The inferior can explain things about a person that don't fit the normal picture, but the defining characteristic of a person and the ones that brought him success can only be explained by his higher functions, and it's either Ni supported by Se, or Se and Ni being close together.Glorious and purest INTJ that ever existed, at least when young.@Songbird I agree. People tend to focus on the aspect of him working hard to build Apple and many other companies and picture that as Ni. At first, he didn't really worry about his future, and instead decides to drop out of college, yet continues to only take the classes that he likes, such as calligraphy. After that an idea comes to mind and he realizes he can become an entrepreneur with his new skills. Total Ne dominant. He also has lots of Te, so he's most likely an ENFP is an Ne-Te loop 7w8 sx/so@Songbird I agree. People tend to focus on the aspect of him working hard to build Apple and many other companies and picture that as Ni. At first, he didn't really worry about his future, and instead decides to drop out of college, yet continues to only take the classes that he likes, such as calligraphy. After that an idea comes to mind and he realizes he can become an entrepreneur with his new skills. Total Ne dominant. He also has lots of Te, so he's most likely an ENFP is an Ne-Te loop 7w8 sx/soAfter reading this biography, I don't think he is a judger at all. He dropped out of college without any plans what so ever on the belief that it would work out in the end. This is in contrast to NTJ Gates who dropped out because he had a definite plan on how to succeed. I actually think that he's a Kanye West-esque, unhealthy ENFP. His focus was primarily on artistry and design rather than pragmatism, which is more of an Fi trait than Ni-Te. Furthermore, his greatest strength was not commandeeing, but motivating. Jobs talent was that he could make people believe in magic through sheer charisma, which is a feeler trait and not a thinking one. People really think he was a great "business" person but he really wasn't, he was a marketer-artist that got people to buy his products because he knew how to paint an image and sell it to people, which is a radically different style of business than Musk & Gates who are both INTJs.Too esoteric and unconventional to be ENTJ. So it's INTJ. You have to see the whole picture sometimes. Sometimes? No, always.Aux Te + Tert Fi = More Fe than inferior Fe.INTJ. He was sort of an asshole towards people in his life so he can't be ISTP. ISTPs are rude to people but in a much sensical way (ISTPs at least have Fe). And he looks like the stereotypical INTJ in his photos when young. Many other reasons to think he's INTJ too, but those are the obvious ones.I agree that there are some good points for INTJ over ENTJ but what do you think of inferior Se vs Fi? I can acept that his demand of efficiency and immediate results comes from a philosophical Ni basis and isn't actually dominant Te with non-inferior Se, but by all accounts he seems absolutely atrocious with Fi.didnt vote but Jobs can be intj, but gates n wozniak are intps. jobs is an introvert.didnt vote but Jobs can be intj, but gates n wozniak are intps. jobs is an introvert.Huh there's not even an INTP vote? Jobs - ENTJ Gates - INTJ Wozniak - INTPJobs, gates n wozniak intps.Jobs, gates n wozniak intps.Jobs and Wozniak were the perfect ENTJ/INTP duo.How can anyone see him as a Ti-dom or Ne-dom? I continue to be amazed. I understand that everyone is an STP according to Speed, but the rest of you?"like to be given tasks and execute them" so essentially ISTPs are mindless labours who do what they are told to do. Welcome to MBTI community where S types are relegated to mediocrity everyday...ISTPs are craftsmen. they like to be given tasks and execute them. Jobs was a juggernaut who would take what he wanted and lived to argue and destroy his enemies. ISTPs when triggered will fight back, but aren't the war lord types. might as well throw a comedy vote for ISFJ in there...Same thing for being fearless about pluddging his headfirst. That's very ISTP.I did not refer to his hyppie period, but as him being a fantasist guy ready to jump from one thing to another and very versatile and even scattered. tes, he happened to become a boss. That does not make him a J. STP are bossy and decisisive, so they can look J. NTJ are not stoci or carver, that's an IS trait, not an NTJ trait. Being confident and then change your min completely is a TP trait, not an NJ trait. He was an entrepreuneur, so yes he believed that his project could win and therefore sticked to them, but SP who are into entrepreuneurship behave this way.what about his early life is inconsistent with xNTJ? Yeah he was a hippie for a while and so what? Really, being "stoic, detail oriented, carver"? What does that even mean in regards to typology? Jobs had a lifelong history of becoming extremely confident in decisions, going all in on them, and then changing his mind completely. That's the essence of Ni. He was a man of commitment to his visions with his full being. Absolutely fearless about plunging in headfirst. That is pure J.People here assume he is a J just because he was a bossy CEO. Though that's nothing strictly related with Jness. Steve J was an hypomanic Explorer, and it's very obvious that he was a P when we study his life before Apple and even at the begining. He was stoic, detail oriented, carver. Very IS. T is obvious. So ISTP.And lol CT vs Keirsey. The only way you make one look good is by comparing them to the other.If you aren't convinced he's an xNTJ from reading what others have to say about him then I don't know what you can ever be convinced on. He is not S. He is J to the extreme. The only reason anyone votes P is because he was known to change his mind. But what he really did was rush to a different new judgment every day and treat his judgment as the word of God. P is ludicrous.I don't know. I find CT having much better grip on Jung, MBTI, Keirsey & other Jungians than most "experts" however their research on some individuals is underwhelming despite a very solid typing criteria. Their case for Jobs as an ISTP os though not convinsing but well researched nonetheless. I have yet to see a real well argued case for either ENTP, ENTJ and INTJ.Whenever there's a totally random typing, you know who is to blame.The debate, imo, should be ENTJ vs. INTJOk upon reading more he was definitely an xNTJ. Look at all the criticism about his "dark side". They are pretty much the stereotype of an unstable ENTJ. Hands-on managing controlling every aspect, domineering to the extreme. This is all the opposite of what an ISTP would be like. I missing something here? Why ISTP? He seems like an ENTJ.I could same for ISTP. Couldn't an ISTP use tertiary Ni to achieve visionary goals to move the world forward? It seems to me that you're letting your anger get in the way of your reasoning. Why do you want Steve Jobs to be ENTP so badly?"Oh, and couldn't Jobs's "teriarty Si" explain why he values practical, tangible achievement?" That would be dominant Si. ENTP use Si to recall ideas, facts, and other bits of information to reinforce their Ne achievements. And ENTPs do not have tertiary Si; you're talking about inferior Si.Oh, and couldn't Jobs's "teriarty Si" explain why he values practical, tangible achievement? And why could he not be an ESTP rather than ISTP? How do you explain the famous "reality distortion field?" Isn't that "Ne?" God, the pseudoscience expressed so confidently is hilarious.You're right. No "Ne" user is interested in practical achievement. So what then would you call, say, Walt Disney, or any other NP who values success? Jobs was an innovative entrepreneur who "thought different" and designed an array of innovative achievements. There is no actual argument for "Se." Anything you clain, and you of course never would have had CT not suggested it first, I can easily counter with an "Ne" argument, and around the merry go round we go getting nowhere. Think different. Don't think stupid.he was Se, not Ne. He was about practical achievment, not abstract speculationWow, Celebrity Types admin posing as "impeccable," you better go tell all the IxTPs that they are all rude as hell and lack social skills because of their "inferior Fe," including Abraham Lincoln and, if you have the balls, Clint Eastwood. Seriously, what kind of nonsensical way to type is this? Any type can have poor social skills or be rude. That's a matter of development and healrh, not type. In general, a T type when unhealthy will be more likely to be a dick, but that's about as far as you can take that line of reasoning. And what does this have to do with "Se" anyway? ISTP is a completely absurd typing. I find it surreal that it is leading this poll. ENTP all the way.Ti Se and Ni. Not Ne. If a company is Ne, it's Google. Jobs was rude as hell and lacked most social skills. Inferior Fe. ISTPYou guys are crazy. Jobs is the definition of a well developed INTJ.