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Evolution and MBTI. This can include, but is not limited to:
Which types are better at different time periods.
Historical types and how society dealt with them.
Why sensors are more abundant than intuitive people.
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I don't think this has to do with evolution.

This probably has to do with that is socially excepted in the given society.

As an example women are taught (socialized) to be by the book, submissive, and "feelers" in a lot of societies. Hence there are a lot of women that are ESFJs and ISFJs.
 

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See, I do not agree. The more I talk about type, the I see that people think that this is a nurture type of thing and don't give the nature side any attention. If we evolved from monkeys, at which point did the facets develop? How did they develop? And if they are PURELY societal (which I can't imagine is true), when did society develop to encompass mbti? On a phylogenetic tree does the **** genus encompass feeling? Extraversion? Others? I have yet to do research on the topic, so the only evidence I have is that that I can think of, such as brain size, parts of the brain, development of logical areas, emotional areas, etc.
 

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See, I do not agree. The more I talk about type, the I see that people think that this is a nurture type of thing and don't give the nature side any attention. If we evolved from monkeys, at which point did the facets develop? How did they develop? And if they are PURELY societal (which I can't imagine is true), when did society develop to encompass mbti? On a phylogenetic tree does the **** genus encompass feeling? Extraversion? Others? I have yet to do research on the topic, so the only evidence I have is that that I can think of, such as brain size, parts of the brain, development of logical areas, emotional areas, etc.
I am a sociology major, unlike you I have done a lot of research on this topic. The mind is an amazing thing, you wouldn't believe what some societies believe and hold as customs. I'm not saying that it is purely nature or nurture. But from what I have seen in my studies nurture seems to have a mush stronger impact.
 

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Evolution and MBTI. This can include, but is not limited to:
Which types are better at different time periods.
Historical types and how society dealt with them.
Why sensors are more abundant than intuitive people.
ANYTHING ELSE.
Natural selection on MBTI types does not pass on cognitively desirable traits to the next generation.

Define better?

Select a time period. Look at the distribution of political roles and conflict, senior management roles, management roles, R&D, sole traders, businessmen, arts, communication enterprises against the total population. The more controlling the government, the less fluid a personality type can be to reach it's ideals (and become best). The more valued industries, specialisms and war practice, vs education, social governance, imagery (required in times when power is with the people) etc the more certain types that fit those sections will excel,
Myeh, i'm not going to go through every time period.

Sensors are more populous than intuitives because Myer did not draw a line down the centre of the population bell curve. It was based on different ways of thinking. I'm not going to hypothesize sources for deductive logic to reach the sensing preference conclusion. Intuitively, I feel that the importance-amount and direct nature of sensing-information available pulls our cognitive attention more strongly than the lures for intuiting.
 
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