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If you're vegan : what's your type ?

  • INFP

    Votes: 23 42.6%
  • INFJ

    Votes: 10 18.5%
  • INTJ

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • INTP

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • ENFP

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • ENFJ

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ENTP

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • ENTJ

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • ISFJ

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • ISFP

    Votes: 5 9.3%
  • ESFP

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • ESFJ

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ISTJ

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ISTP

    Votes: 2 3.7%
  • ESTP

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So I don't intend to debate or convince anyone here, I'm just curious about which type is the most common among vegans. I googled that and found a few threads on reddit and other forums, and it showed that a large majority of vegans who answered the question were INFPs, followed by INFJs, INTJs, INTPs and some ENFPs. Basically, introverts intuitives.

My entourage seems to confirm this tendency, since my best friend is a vegan INTJ, an INFP close friend tries to avoid animal products, the guy who inspired me to go vegan is probably an INFJ (I don't know for sure the mbti of many people) and the one I inspired to go vegan is probably an ENFx. Many other intuitive friends are vegetarians, and all of the people I mentioned took that decision for ethical reasons, because they love animals and don't want to harm them.
An ENFP girl who used to be my friend also used to be vegan (not the reason why she isn't my friend anymore lol. But I wasn't surprised she didn't care about animals and just sought validation from my friend and I, until we weren't her friends anymore and she felt free to eat raw ham and stuff). And as you can see I'm an ENFP and I've been vegan for more than 4 years.

I want to check if the results are the same here, so here's a poll! The more data the better. If you're vegan or on your way of becoming so, please check your type!
Do you think it makes sense that most vegans seem to be INxx ? How can it be explained by the mbti functions and all ?
 

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I do respect vegans/their decisions to cut out all animal products. Im not a great cook by many means though, it's easier if you know how. Ill stick to being veggie though :brocoli:
 

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I'm an ENFP and I'm currently vegetarian, but this is just because I'm 17 and my mum don't want me to be vegan. When I will move next year I'm planning to become vegan and this is an ethical decision based on videos and documentaries I've seen lately.
 

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I'm an INFP and have been vegan for almost a year at this point.

For me, it was for almost entirely ethical reasons. I've always identified as an animal lover, but I didn't want to have to confront the reality of what happens to them and give up my way of life. After looking into the topic more, I began to see everything for what it really is and gradually transitioned over the better part of last year, and it's so much easier than I thought it would be. It's not difficult whatsoever. The best part for me is that I'm living more consistently since my actions are now in line with my beliefs. I don't have to deal with the cognitive dissonance anymore of loving animals but also paying for what happens to them.

I think that generally, you'll see a higher correlation to veganism both through intuitive functions and Fi (and maybe Ti, to a lesser extent). In general, intuitive types are less content with maintaining the status quo and are more likely to ask questions and seek out answers to them. Then with Fi and Ti, both come to their own beliefs largely independently of social and cultural norms, preferring to let their internal compasses be their guide. I'd guess that typically, high Fi types would be motivated more by the ethics of veganism, while high Ti types would be more motivated by the environmental and logistical arguments behind it.

With all of that said, my hypothesis is that xNFP's will be the most highly represented, followed by xNTP's, INxJ's, and xSFP's. I'm interested to see whether or not your poll will confirm it.
 

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Um my ENFP best friend is 'vegan' kinda right now :laughing:

Eh her words, "after I hit my goal weight I am going to order a giant steak"
She said she is doing it to be 'healthier' (grabs another French fry). And because she wants to contribute less to the meat industry.
Eh ok but you're going to celebrate your goal weight achievement with a steak :laughing: (I am so confused).

I personally tried to encourage her, if she was trying to do healthier to consider vegetarian or low animal intake and consume less red meat but have a high protein diet. Whatever her choice, I sincerely just find it confusing and contradictory.
 

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Um my ENFP best friend is 'vegan' kinda right now :laughing:

Eh her words, "after I hit my goal weight I am going to order a giant steak"
She said she is doing it to be 'healthier' (grabs another French fry). And because she wants to contribute less to the meat industry.
Eh ok but you're going to celebrate your goal weight achievement with a steak :laughing: (I am so confused).

I personally tried to encourage her, if she was trying to do healthier to consider vegetarian or low animal intake and consume less red meat but have a high protein diet. Whatever her choice, I sincerely just find it confusing and contradictory.
id google ketogenic diet, its the parent diet to Adkins and paleo. Best for you imo, vegans come off malnourished because of lacking amino acids in their diet.
 
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Speaking as a Vegan INFP myself, I've gotta say INFP's. We take ethics very seriously most of the time - I've found other INFP's including myself love to take the time to think over all these social issues - therefore more likely to change their lifestyle depending on the internal conclusion they've made from their thoughts on a matter.
 

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id google ketogenic diet, its the parent diet to Adkins and paleo. Best for you imo, vegans come off malnourished because of lacking amino acids in their diet.
Dude, first of all this isn't the place for debating Veganism, it's about who is more likely to gravitate towards it.

There are no amino acids lacking in a Vegan's diet...I've been Vegan for a year now and I'll tell you this is the healthiest I've ever been. Best blood work I've had. The Ketogenic diet is basically starvation for your body and disrupts it's natural way of obtaining and storing energy.

I think the biggest evidence as to why Keto diets don't work lies in their creator - Dr Robert Atkins, creator of the 'heart-healthy' Atkins diet, died of a heart attack. That's pretty much all you need to know. Creator of the Vegan Society, Donald Watson, died aged 95 from old age.
 

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Dude, first of all this isn't the place for debating Veganism, it's about who is more likely to gravitate towards it.

There are no amino acids lacking in a Vegan's diet...I've been Vegan for a year now and I'll tell you this is the healthiest I've ever been. Best blood work I've had. The Ketogenic diet is basically starvation for your body and disrupts it's natural way of obtaining and storing energy.

I think the biggest evidence as to why Keto diets don't work lies in their creator - Dr Robert Atkins, creator of the 'heart-healthy' Atkins diet, died of a heart attack. That's pretty much all you need to know. Creator of the Vegan Society, Donald Watson, died aged 95 from old age.
There are actually a couple of essential amino acids that vegans have a harder time getting (methionine and lysine), but throw in some soy or eat a more varied diet with plenty of legumes and you're golden. Protein deficiency is rarely a problem even for vegans, so people really need to stop with that line.

And ditto on the health part. I've been told my bloodwork is some of the best the person had ever seen, lol. My cardio and strength endurance is also better and I feel energetic throughout the day. I only wish I had done it sooner :tongue:
 

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I know an isfp who is vegan. I am an intj who would not even consider it. Too bothersome. I like food and for me chicken bran is not food.
 

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@Wild health is definitely a good reason! it's cool to see that the old stereotype of deficient vegans starts to be deconstructed. How do you feel it affected your body and your well being? In my case, even if ethics matter the most, I'm obviously glad to be healthier and better at sports :proud:


@Atypicalflower wow congrats! It's a very good decision and I encourage you to follow your heart! It's indeed difficult when we aren't independent, especially if the parents aren't open to this idea. Until then, I hope your mom will accept your choice, she might just be afraid of veganism being unhealthy, you'll prove her wrong with your future blood tests ;) Anyway, if you ever need some support and advice, I'm here and there are plenty of good tumblrs (acti-veg, necessaryveganism to name a few) and websites to help!


Thanks @Ardielley for your insightful answer! Same for me, it must be a Fi thing (yet behaving according to my values isn't that important to me ; I mean, I give more credit to the result in itself, if that makes sense). You remind me of my INFP friend who struggles with cognitive dissonance and does his best to avoid it. He studied cognitive science so he's also very interested about the animals cognition and sentience, which determine his will to avoid to eat/exploit them.
I agree with your explanation of the mbti functions, and for now the poll confirms your suppositions! except there are more SFs than NTs (where are you vegan NTs?? I know you exist). I'm actually surprised to see that many SFs, good thing!


@metallic yeah thanks! I didn't know about Robert Atkins and Donald Watson, now that's one more argument I could use!


@lolalalah oh you know, vegan food isn't chicken bran! We can cook many tasy meals only with plant based products. You should try a vegan restaurant once! (Yeah, I said I wouldn't try to convince anyone here, so I sincerely advise you this as a food lover!)
 

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@Wild health is definitely a good reason! it's cool to see that the old stereotype of deficient vegans starts to be deconstructed. How do you feel it affected your body and your well being? In my case, even if ethics matter the most, I'm obviously glad to be healthier and better at sports :proud:
Definitely!

I should mention that the ethics part is nice as well, and I believe in the cause - it just wasn't my reason for switching over. Evidence is continuously mounting that going vegan can do wonders for a person's health, and I did my research. That's what made me switch, even though I love the animals too.

Personally I've noticed quite a few changes. First is that my skin has cleared up without help from medicine. I had been using the same antibiotic for YEARS to keep my skin clear; I tried going off of it multiple times, and the acne would always come back no matter how well I cared for my skin. Went vegan, got off the antibiotic, and my skin is clearer than ever. It's kind of insane how big of a difference it made there.

Secondly is that I actually don't have to sleep as much. That sounds crazy and I'm in no way saying this is something everyone should expect when going vegan, but I used to need about 10 hours of sleep and a nap during the day to feel fully rested, not even kidding you. This is the first time in my life I've been able to feel good on 8 hours. I think eating animal-product-containing meals made me tired too, so I'd want to take a food nap after I ate a big meal. I never feel tired after meals anymore.

And then yeah, I'm more athletic. I don't get worn out nearly as quickly, and I've lost weight without even trying since I first went vegan. I was already pretty thin, but I lost 10 pounds over a few months while also building muscle - because I had more energy to work out. The difference took awhile to kick in, probably a few months at least, so I wouldn't tell anyone to expect immediate changes. Still was a drastic difference though.

So yeah, pretty cool stuff. I'd never consider going back, it's the most worth it thing I've done in my life.
 

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@lolalalah oh you know, vegan food isn't chicken bran! We can cook many tasy meals only with plant based products. You should try a vegan restaurant once! (Yeah, I said I wouldn't try to convince anyone here, so I sincerely advise you this as a food lover!)
Ha, thank you for the suggestion. I know vegans are creative with their food and I don't mean to insult your taste. But imagine trying to feed a sour fruit to a hungry dog. I am so much a carnivore that food without meat doesn't have much appeal to me.
 

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@Wild of course ! it goes together :proud: On top of that, it's also good for the environment, so that's a lot of advantages ! And whatever reason convinced us, the result is basically the same and that's what matters.

Wow I'm so glad to hear how positively it changed your life ! :D Unfortunately some people can react differently and be prone to digestive disorders, which can be enough to deter them. Fortunately it wasn't my case. I noticed the same thing as you about acne and weight loss without any effort. However, my sleep is still as random and sometimes troublesome lol. But my immune system seems better, I have been sick only once in 4 years, and only for 1-2 days (okay, even before I went vegan I got rarely sick, but still.)
It reminds me that I haven't done any blood analysis yet (I should just in case).


So yeah, pretty cool stuff. I'd never consider going back, it's the most worth it thing I've done in my life.
Aww this is so cool !! :carrot: I'm so happy :crazy:



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Okay INFPs are truly veganism heroes. Well done guys! you rock! :happy:
 
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