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This is my personal opinion on the most intelligent personality type, down to the least intelligent personality type. Now I think that 'intelligent' is a hard word to define, what one person is really good at, another person will suck at and vice versa. Everyone is more intelligent or more knowlagable than another type at one specific thing. But I think what I am really getting at here is intelligence in terms of how much they know, how much information they can store and how quickly and concisly they can solve things.

This is my list and I explain why below.

1. INTJ
2. ENTP
3. INTP
4.. INFP
5. INFJ
6. ENTJ
7. ENFJ
8. ENFP
9. ESTJ
10. ISTP
11. ESFJ
12. ESTP
13. ISFP
14. ISTJ
15. ISFJ
16. ESFP


Okay here's why I listed them in that order.

1. INTJ- They are extremely skilled when it comes to information, storing it and knowing how to use it in the big picture. They waste no time getting things done and no-one else knows 'the world' better than them. They can completely cut out time wasting emotional reactions and see logic, not only that they keep to themselves, storing even more information.

2. ENTP- They are 'big idea' people, they can do what the INTJ's do pretty well, they can store alot of information, the only difference being they outlet it and try and change things by using their information. The only reason I put them lower than the INTJ's is becuase they spend alot of time with people, having fun and influencing people, which wastes time.

3. INTP- INTP's can store SO much information. And they have so many ideas too. They just aren't as pro-active or as consise as ENTP's and INTJ's. The reason I put them higher than INFP's is because they can completely cancel out emotion which can quite often be time wasting, debilitating and can even cloud judgement.

4. INFP- They are like INFP's, they can store a tremendous amount of information and not forget it. I feel like while they have Fi which can make them sensitive, their analytical mind paired up with their ability to see the posiblities means they know answers to things instantly. I put them higher than the INFJ because I feel like their mind is more open to new things. I think they are kind of a blank slate because they can almost become anything if someone tells them to.

5. INFJ- Incredibly 'big picture' people I think they are the smartest when it comes to philosphy in life. I said that the INTJ's were best at 'knowing the world' but by that I mean the logical, factual world. INFJ's are best at knowing the emotional and spiritual world. However if asked to solve a problem their emotion may cloud their speed.

6. ENTJ- They are incredibly smart people and incredibly business minded, they know the world on a business level the best out of all types it seems. I put them lower than the INFJ because they are prone to anger, which can seriously cloud ones judgement. Also they mostly only care about themselves, meaning they are unlikely to store any information which doesn't relate to them.

7. ENFJ- I think they are like INFP's in alot of ways in that they 'know people' so well. But they are so clouded by emotion they cannot help but act on that, sometimes not focusing on the right thing. Although they have the Ni as their secondary function which means they are constantly thinking.

8. ENFP- I put them lower than the ENFJ's because a combination like ENF would entail someone running riot unless they had a J to give it some structure and sense. The ENFP's are fun and smart and know ALOT about people, they are great with new ideas and are quick minded. Only problem being they spend so much time having fun.

9. ESTJ- This type I would say, is the smartest of all the sensors. I think they can seem smarter than alot of the types above. The only difference being they don't know what to do with things. They have no emotional intelligence or intuition to give them an insight into the world. They are good at being in charge and understanding institutions, they are also brainboxes, storing so much factual evidence.

10. ISTP- I think they are so smart because they know the solution to so many things, they are good with their hands and quick on their feet. They could solve any physical thing very quickly. They are not very good with analytical matters but they have a good idea on what to do in most circumstances. I put them higher than the ESFJ because they are more quick on their feet.

11. ESFJ- ESFJ's are intelligent when it comes to people and knowing the right thing to say to make people happy. They are not thick in anyway and are actually smart and sensible people academically. However I feel they have to strong a need to be adored almost always to really be analytical in anything.

12. ESTP- I would put them lower, but I put them here because they are very 'real world' people, they have alot of common sense and do not put up with crap. Although they have little emotional intelligence I put them higher than ISFP because they can get things done much, much quicker than they can. They put logic first, although they are inclined to party alot.

13. ISFP- I put them higher than the others because like many others they have a certain emotional intelligence for visual design. That doesn't help towards storing information but they normally know what to say in all situations, they are lovely people and they can use their charm and innocence to get them forward, despite not have anything at-all that resembles an analytical mind.

14. ISTJ- I put them higher than the ISFJ because they don't just blindly follow things like them. They do follow things alot but they also do know when there is no value or sense in something that's happening. They are pretty sensible people when it comes to how people should live their lives and have a good grasp on right and wrong concepts. They are just not very good when it comes to storing long-term factual data or working things out.

15. ISFJ- The second to bottom, I put them higher than the ESFP because they know what to do in certain situations, they are sensible like the ISTJ's but they know how to heal a person to health, in everyway. They are protective over others who look out for them. They have no time for analysing and often don't know what to say, but they understand human beings and humility which puts them higher than the ESFP.

16. ESFP- The least intelligent type in my opinion. They have no time for analysing whatsoever, they are fashionable and fun and like to party but cannot for the life of them work anything out. They are good at making people feel happy and are natural performers in art, drama or dance. They are the most carefree of all times therefore the least intelligent.
 

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Nice well-written summary of the stereotypes.

Too bad.
 

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There are already a billion topics on this here...MBTI was never intended to predict people's abilities, btw.
 

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I LOLed. I'll just say that some of the ESFPs I know are, in many ways, more intelligent than some of the INTJs I know. Type doesn't have shit to do with anything concerning intelligence. Intelligence has more to do with genes, environment, upbringing, etc.
 

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5 minutes to thread closure......4.....3......2......
 

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After reading the top three I have come to this conclusion

Emotions and Fun= utterly useless and no one should have emotions because emotions are for unintelligent people and fun is stupid its all about work work work that's all anyone should do because that's what you should do to be smart.

Fun does not equal less intelligent. kthxbai
 

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Granted, you didn't say it in a cruel way, but calling an entire type unintelligent is still what I would consider to be typism:

From the perC rules:

12. No Discriminatory Remarks
Discriminatory remarks are unacceptable. This includes racism, sexism, offensive remarks about (or against) religion* or gender identity, physical attributes (size, height, etc.), and homophobic remarks. I'd like to take this a step further and coin a new term called typism. We will not tolerate broad generalizations and/or individual attacks that are meant to degrade by type. Joking is acceptable but should a member take offense they should ask that line of joking to stop. If it does not cease at that point, corrective actions will be taken.

Definition typism (adj. n.): 1. A pejorative where a person is denied a service or opportunity based on their personality type.
2. A form of discrimination and an attempt to explain, validate and excuse their negative behavior.
3. Taking a personality type based on Meyers-Briggs Temperament Indicator and assigning negative stereotypes to a personality type with little to no verification.
4. Assigning stereotypes to a particular type with little to no verification

* - This refers specifically to insults or degradations against groups or specific members of any religion or non-believers (or those who do not subscribe to any label). This rule does not apply to the ideas of any religion or non-belief, and as such, debating those or even speaking against those ideas is fair game.
I will also add that typology cannot predict intelligence level, and the NT stereotype of intellectualism doesn't always indicate intelligence either. I have known some pretty derpy "intellectuals." And I mean if you really want to examine what intelligence means, you might even find that inconclusive.

Anyway, overall this thread has incorrect information, is insulting to several types, and is just in general a horrible idea. Speculating on these things is fine. In my very early days of studying mbti I mused on this too -- but in the ten years I have been studying it, I have learned without a doubt that mbti type is not an indicator of intelligence or lack thereof. I have known some extremely brilliant sensors and some intuitives who don't know their ass from their elbow.. and everything in-between. A preference for Ni over Si for example does not mean that you are somehow a genius. These things indicate cognitive lenses, not smarts.

And I'm closing this thread. Sorry.
 

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You guys are too hard on this guy. I found this absolutely hilarious. :p

Of course if this guy thinks his INFPness can challenge my lowly ISFPness in an intelligent debate, then bring it. Heck, I'd challenge him to debate some of the ESFPs here.
 
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