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How can people say that Bruce Lee was an ISTP? I think that he was an INTP or INTJ. I'm actually going with INTJ. Bruce Lee had a degree in philosophy, and that is a very abstract subject, I don't know too many sensors into philosophy. Also he used a lot of metaphors and analogies as well, which is very unsensorlike. Watch this video and see what I mean.......

YouTube - Bruce Lee Interview

Also, Bruce Lee was very planned organized and didn't seem to be impulsive or spontaneous at all. I think that he was a J. I think that Bruce Lee was an INTJ. There is a small possibility that this guy was an INTP though. However, I am almost certain that this guy was no ISTP.
 
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Holy shit dude you make a lot of fucking threads
Yep, I am like the battery that powers this forum. I stopped posting for two weeks one time, and forum completely sucked. Now that I'm posting again, the forum is back on track.
 
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Yeah Yeahs Sensors Suck...

I don't think that an S or an N is going to determine interest. What factor in Bruce Lee's upbringing would lead to him gaining an interest in philosophy? Nature vs. Nuture. I'm guessing any one raised by an intuitive parent would gain certain interest in abstraction. But specifically speaking, Bruce Lee was a performer first, also a business man. He had a world view, something everyone has regardless. So his incredible physical talent of martial arts leads me to type him ISTP. Besides don't martial arts often come with a mental displine too, so perhaps it was the sport that he was into and the philosphy came as a result of practicing martial arts. Not to mention he killed Chuck Norris and the only type to do that would have to be an ISTP.
 

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I don't think that an S or an N is going to determine interest. What factor in Bruce Lee's upbringing would lead to him gaining an interest in philosophy? Nature vs. Nuture. I'm guessing any one raised by an intuitive parent would gain certain interest in abstraction. But specifically speaking, Bruce Lee was a performer first, also a business man. He had a world view, something everyone has regardless. So his incredible physical talent of martial arts leads me to type him ISTP. Besides don't martial arts often come with a mental displine too, so perhaps it was the sport that he was into and the philosphy came as a result of practicing martial arts. Not to mention he killed Chuck Norris and the only type to do that would have to be an ISTP.
Hmm? But, the way he used the analogies and words, didn't that sound like an intuitive to you?
 

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I always thought he was intuitive, what with him and his interest in philosophy. Even in some of his movies the way he talked sounded intuitive.
 

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I always thought he was intuitive, what with him and his interest in philosophy. Even in some of his movies the way he talked sounded intuitive.
Good, than I'm not alone here. I thought that I was a dumbass for a second there.
 

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Honestly I don't know much about him to say. I have a love/hatge relationship with MBTI. I guess maybe that makes me say that. INTJ just somehow doesn't fit in though.
INTP would fit though.
 

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You're dead right he is no ISTP - it's probably a misconception from people thinking athletic = SP.

I think he is INFJ (he's pushing his Ni insights with the social dynamics of Fe through his accentuation in facial expressions, smile, eyes, voice intonations etc.).

Martial Arts attracts quite a few Ni's as it has a more deeper and spiritual context than most athletic endeavours.
 

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You're dead right he is no ISTP - it's probably a misconception from people thinking athletic = SP.

I think he is INFJ (he's pushing his Ni insights with the social dynamics of Fe through his accentuation in facial expressions, smile, eyes, voice intonations etc.).

Martial Arts attracts quite a few Ni's as it has a more deeper and spiritual context than most athletic endeavours.
Umm, I don't think that he was an NF, he used quite a bit of logic and was quite unfeeling. Check this out....

YouTube - Finger Pointing to the Moon - Bruce Lee
 

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INFJ do have Ti as a tertiary function and they are more than capable of using it (some are extremely capable) - Keirsey's temperaments is fine for someone who hasn't got a good hold of their tertiary and inferior functions, but once you've got someone who is proficient all the way down their functional hierarcy it's useless (i.e. there are plenty of NF types that can appear NT or SP like if they have interests and are very skilled in academia or physical activity - but they are still INFJ/ENFP/INFP/ENFJ because of their lead way of functioning).

I don't get how he was 'unfeeling'? He is accentuating and conveying what he's reading about his student with his Fe.
 

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INFJ do have Ti as a tertiary function and they are more than capable of using it (some are extremely capable) - Keirsey's temperaments is fine for someone who hasn't got a good hold of their tertiary and inferior functions, but once you've got someone who is proficient all the way down their functional hierarcy it's useless (i.e. there are plenty of NF types that can appear NT or SP like if they have interests and are very skilled in academia or physical activity - but they are still INFJ/ENFP/INFP/ENFJ because of their lead way of functioning).

I don't get how he was 'unfeeling'? He is accentuating and conveying what he's reading about his student with his Fe.
Well, he was a teacher as well as a philosopher. Plus, he was obviously very planned and organized. Hmm....I could see him as INFJ who used a lot of Ti, definitely.
 

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Yep, I am like the battery that powers this forum. I stopped posting for two weeks one time, and forum completely sucked. Now that I'm posting again, the forum is back on track.
youre right dude, you alone lift up this entire forum. we are dead, stale, and unprogressive without you. you are the beacon of light, and we, collectively as a forum, fail without you.

what would we do without you?
 

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youre right dude, you alone lift up this entire forum. we are dead, stale, and unprogressive without you. you are the beacon of light, and we, collectively as a forum, fail without you.

what would we do without you?
I don't know. Just be glad that I'm here.
 
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I don't know enough about Bruce Lee to comment, but I do question some of these MBTI "identifications" of famous people, especially of those who are long dead. I doubt very much the MBTI "experts" have in every case done enough research.

For example, Thomas Jefferson is often identified as an INTP. He was indeed a famous introvert. In the Virginia House of Burgesses he was known for his writing talents but also his silence...obviously, he was asked to write the Declaration of Independence because of his excellent writing. (He also delivered his first inaugural address in tones so quiet that few could actually hear him speaking). Yes, his wide ranging interests in science, architecture, politics and languages possibly mark him as a T. But we was widowed as a young man, and was a lonely heart who fell in love with an English painter living in Italy, Maria Cosway. And those are some steamy, romantic love letters...the most famous one nowadays is called the "Heart and Head" letter and is actually longer than the Declaration of Independence! T or F? I could see an argument for INFP...
 

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I don't know enough about Bruce Lee to comment, but I do question some of these MBTI "identifications" of famous people, especially of those who are long dead. I doubt very much the MBTI "experts" have in every case done enough research.

For example, Thomas Jefferson is often identified as an INTP. He was indeed a famous introvert. In the Virginia House of Burgesses he was known for his writing talents but also his silence...obviously, he was asked to write the Declaration of Independence because of his excellent writing. (He also delivered his first inaugural address in tones so quiet that few could actually hear him speaking). Yes, his wide ranging interests in science, architecture, politics and languages possibly mark him as a T. But we was widowed as a young man, and was a lonely heart who fell in love with an English painter living in Italy, Maria Cosway. And those are some steamy, romantic love letters...the most famous one nowadays is called the "Heart and Head" letter and is actually longer than the Declaration of Independence! T or F? I could see an argument for INFP...
He was also a ruthless business man. He completely ripped off and stole the idea of AC electricity from the guy who invented it. He did all kinds of other unscrupulous acts as well. Am I saying that all Ti users are crooked and unscrupulous; no of course not. However, I would find it hard for a dominant Fi user to pull this off.
 

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He was also a ruthless business man. He completely ripped off and stole the idea of AC electricity from the guy who invented it. He did all kinds of other unscrupulous acts as well. Am I saying that all Ti users are crooked and unscrupulous; no of course not. However, I would find it hard for a dominant Fi user to pull this off.
Hmm...I'm not aware of Jefferson's pilfering of any concept concerning electricity. Of course Franklin was known for his experimentation and public demonstrations of electricity, especially in the French court.

What were the other unscrupulous acts? Please leave slavery out of it. I have those arguments on the political blogs. I will grant in advance that he was being untrue to republican principles and the Constitution when he engineered the Louisiana Purchase.
 

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Hmm...I'm not aware of Jefferson's pilfering of any concept concerning electricity. Of course Franklin was known for his experimentation and public demonstrations of electricity, especially in the French court.

What were the other unscrupulous acts? Please leave slavery out of it. I have those arguments on the political blogs. I will grant in advance that he was being untrue to republican principles and the Constitution when he engineered the Louisiana Purchase.
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Read this and you will see that Thomas Edison was far from an Fi user.
 
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