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Most Brainiac type

  • INTP

    Votes: 48 69.6%
  • INTJ

    Votes: 16 23.2%
  • ENTP

    Votes: 4 5.8%
  • ENTJ

    Votes: 1 1.4%

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INTPs are posited as being the biggest eggheads, though considering how similar they and INTJs come off to people, who would know? I am INTJ and I pursue knowledge for clearer understanding.. though to the observer, it would appear as if I pursue it for it's own sake (which is noble in it's own right, in my opinion)
 

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...yeah, I definitely pursue knowledge for its own sake.

How does one define "brainiac"?
 
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I voted INTJ, but INTPs are certainly close behind. Results may vary according to the individual.
 

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INTPs seem to acquire knowledge for theorizing whereas INTJs acquire knowledge to optimally utilize it for realistic means.
This is the answer.

ENTJs use this to an exaggerated degree (in my case anyway). I suppose I can seem ignorant because I don't see the reason why I should be knowledgeable about a topic unless it's significantly useful to me.
 

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INTPs seem to acquire knowledge for theorizing whereas INTJs acquire knowledge to optimally utilize it for realistic means.
I would add that the acquisition of knowledge itself is often made the same way.
 

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Depends on what you mean by brainiac...

XNTJs are good at creating opportunities for themselves so they are more inclined to become highly proficient in very few areas.

XNTPs like to gain knowledge in almost anything, but it's limited by how far they can take themselves (oportunities) . They can be a jack of all trades and/or a bearer of useless knowledge.

I think it's difficult to compare them because they're all likely to be brainiacs in whatever it is they do.
 

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My vote goes to INTP.

ENTJ is much too matter-o-fact.
ENTP... sorry, you guys just try to hard.
INTJ sure but we tend to put on an ENTJ-like face once in a while.

INTP gets it. When you think typical nerd, it is the INTP.
 

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INTPs or INTJs. More to INTP side for the mentioned reason:

INTPs seem to acquire knowledge for theorizing whereas INTJs acquire knowledge to optimally utilize it for realistic means.
.. Though 'realistic' is debatable. More like.. of determined means?
 
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