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I'm not sure if this has been already posted before, and I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put it [noobness ftw], but I just want to show you guys this article that I found a few weeks ago:


Religion and Type - An MBTI Perspective

by Stephen DeGrace

Originally posted on the Yahoo Groups INFJ list and reposted on infp-general

Introduction

In the decades since its inception, Myers Briggs personality typing has revolutionised many areas of our lives due to its ability to comprehensively explain human behaviour and interaction. Today, the Myers Briggs-savvy amongst us are using the MBTI to pick the perfect career for them, and the perfect mate. The applications of Myers Briggs typing are truly far-reaching and transformative.

This has naturally been a smashing success. You might think that with all this progress we have tapped out the MBTI for new applications. You would be wrong. Not only can the MBTI pick the perfect job and the perfect mate for you, scientifically performing vital tasks that used to be a matter of brute trial and error, it can offer critical guidance in other areas of your life as well. One such area which has not been sufficiently explored until now is the matter of choosing the right religion for you. In the past, people used to select their faith based on unscientific criteria such as their parents' religion, or if you're an NF which cult all your hippie friends thought was "groovy" that week. This has obvious drawbacks.

Not all religions are suitable for all people. In fact, just as with careers, particular types are best suited to particular religions. And particular religions are best suited to certain types. The result of the present state of affairs is that millions languish in religions that don't suit them, like square pegs in round holes. Similarly, churches are filled with dozens of people who don't fit in and just make trouble.

As a Myers Briggs type expert I am here to fill in this important void and publish a guide that will revolutionise society and contribute to human happiness by helping people avoid wasting years of their lives in religions that aren't right for them. The final draft is not ready yet, but as a service to society I am publishing a quick summary.

Religions by Type

Artisans (SP)

Artisans all have ADHD, and so should select religions which are dramatic, colourful and fun. Something a bit kooky and extreme would be a bonus. Es should select something that they can throw their energy and flair into without having to engage in any discipline and study. Charismatic Protestantism is an excellent example. I's can select something more involved.

ISTP: Select something hardcore, preferably where you get to smite the enemies of God. Extremist Fundamentalist Islam is currently a popular choice.

ISFP: Select a religion based on whether its art or music appeals to you. High Episcopalianism or Catholocism are good for theatre and classical music. Avoid anything tacky.

ESFP: Pentacostalism.

ESTP: You are hellbound anyway, so don't bother. Just sleep in.

Guardians (SJ)

Guardians want to live dry, regimented lives. Guardians should select regimented, controlling religions with lots of rules that they seek to impose on others. The ideal choice would be a religion that is illogical and inconsistent yet impossible to argue down due to the sheer energy and stubbornness of their proponents. In selecting a religion, Guardians should temper the ideal choice for their type by the fact that for Guardians, Mom and Dad's religion is ideal, provided it is a good Guardian religion.

ISTJ: Methodism, or some other form of Protestant Christianity, as long as it is dry.

ISFJ: Judaism, Conservative or Orthodox

ESFJ: Catholocism

ESTJ: Islam, mainstream

Rationals (NT)

These types are basically Godless and evil. Their choice of "faith" should reflect that.

INTP: INTPs are always right, therefore they should skip right to atheism, with an option on immortality as a simulation in a computer of unimaginable complexity at the end of time as proven by the laws of physics.

INTJ: Objectivism. Ayn Rand is your gal.

ENTP: You are also always right, yet like all EPs lack an attention span. Try agnosticism, and try not thinking about it too much.

ENTJ: Religion has its uses. Money, power and easy access to willing sex partners leap immediately to mind. Try starting your own cult. The exact type of cult should be determined by your background and aesthetic tastes, and by the exploitable pre-existing inclinations of the pathetic sheep-people who surround you.

Idealists (NF)

The correct religions for NFs are flakey "spiritual" ones, such as Wicca or Zen. If you are an NF, you should select the proper religion for you from the list below. If for some reason the correct choice for your type is not practical for you, try and compromise by wearing funky clothes, eschewing deodorant, and keeping lots of magic shit around your appartment, like Tarot cards. Smoking lots of weed is a nice touch as well.

INFP: Wicca, especially Celtic paganism. Also possibly Druidism, but not Asatru.

INFJ: Zen Buddhism.

ENFP: "Ecclectic paganism." No one expects you to have an attention span, so just go with the "smoking weed and buying magic crystals" option.

ENFJ: Hare Krishna
 

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  1. Nice. All NT's dismiss the archetypal God with this! Get 'em!
 
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If for some reason the correct choice for your type is not practical for you, try and compromise by wearing funky clothes, eschewing deodorant, and keeping lots of magic shit around your appartment, like Tarot cards. Smoking lots of weed is a nice touch as well.
Haha I love it. Classic.
 

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My ENFP friend actually said to a teacher once that she was pagan, before she got suspended or something, it was a story she was telling us. Personally it seems like she was just trying to show off, in my view, though if she saw this I'm sure she would agree - with the post not with me. Maybe with me, though the post definitely.
 

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Artisans all have ADHD, and so should select religions which are dramatic, colourful and fun. Something a bit kooky and extreme would be a bonus. Es should select something that they can throw their energy and flair into without having to engage in any discipline and study. Charismatic Protestantism is an excellent example. I's can select something more involved.
Hey, I don't have AD... Hey look, someone posted something on Facebook!

ESTP: You are hellbound anyway, so don't bother. Just sleep in.
:crazy:

Oh how true. :tongue:
 

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Eh.

1. I believe in God because evolution can't explain where the scientific and moral laws came from, and because evolution is utterly stupid.
1. I'm a Christian thanks to C.S. Lewis's logic.
2. I would never go into something as fakey and insubstantial as paganism.
3. If anything out of the NF's, I would be a Zen Buddhist, which is NOT flakey.

I'm a philosopher, so have a bit.

Cheers.
 

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ENFP: "Ecclectic paganism." No one expects you to have an attention span, so just go with the "smoking weed and buying magic crystals" option.
hahaha, I'm wondering if I'm ENFP again.
I have been a big flake in the past. googling Wiccan symbols, drawing my natal chart, "WAIT, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR MALIGNED CHAKRAS!" :laughing:
 

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ENTJ: Religion has its uses. Money, power and easy access to willing sex partners leap immediately to mind. Try starting your own cult. The exact type of cult should be determined by your background and aesthetic tastes, and by the exploitable pre-existing inclinations of the pathetic sheep-people who surround you.
Too much work. Utilizing already available cults (religions) is much easier. ; ]

But to be honest, I hope this won't offend people that much; I'm agnostic partly because I've yet to decide which one would offer me the best deal. So far I'm leaning to Catholicism because it's the prettiest.
 
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Hmm...I'm an INTP, and I consider myself Agnostic. But I have considered Atheism as well. Great post! Thanks for sharing!:laughing:
 

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Eh.

1. I believe in God because evolution can't explain where the scientific and moral laws came from, and because evolution is utterly stupid.
I'm not going to get into an argument about if evolution is true or not, as this isn't the place and if I did that all the time I would have no life, but evolution is not a philosophical system. It is a biological system which describes how organisms have changed since the first organism has existed. It would be like saying gravity can't explain where scientific and moral laws come from :wink:.

I myself am an agnostic, and the description for ENTP fits me perfectly :cool:
 

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. =]
Also, I don't want to be a flake either... especially a dandruff flake. Eww. D:

But to be honest, I hope this won't offend people that much; I'm agnostic partly because I've yet to decide which one would offer me the best deal.
I hope it won't offend others too, because I just wanted to post this up just for the fun of it, and to see the reactions from others after reading it. =P

Hmm...I'm an INTP, and I consider myself Agnostic. But I have considered Atheism as well. Great post! Thanks for sharing!:laughing:
No problem!
 

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There there.. It's not that bad being a flake. You can be a snow flake or even a corn flake, the possibilities are endless!
Being a snow-flake sounds fabulous.

And I definitely have a lot of magic "shit" in my apartment. Tarot cards - check.
 

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I'm not going to get into an argument about if evolution is true or not, as this isn't the place and if I did that all the time I would have no life, but evolution is not a philosophical system. It is a biological system which describes how organisms have changed since the first organism has existed. It would be like saying gravity can't explain where scientific and moral laws come from :wink:.

I myself am an agnostic, and the description for ENTP fits me perfectly :cool:
I was about to go on a rant about that but I didn't want to start a fight (yes, that's my Fe talking...).
 

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This is very stereotypical but there is some merit.

The SP believes: "I don't really have much time to think about religion."
The SJ believes: "One religion is true."
The NT believes: "No religion is true."
The NF believes: "All religions are true."
 

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I am a pentecostal, My opposite letters o_O

Though Objectivism rings true as well I suppose... dont know why it's listed as a religion though.

I believe in Evolution (sort of), becuase it is useful. I think the argument of Science Vs. Religion is silly. Once you get past that really, Atheism is a phillosophy, abstract just like any other phillosophy.
 
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