We took gaming’s version of the Myers-Briggs test—and you can, too

Page 1 of 2. Originally Posted by Tuma i couldn't care less what psych "researchers" claim about intro and extroversion. The type that you get at the end of the test is just your main type. That's really not what I vs. Send a private message to Kurn, son of Mogh. These types are more likely to excel at live rather than online poker and are also more likely to excel at short handed rather than full ring play. It's really not an indicator of much, but introversion is best for online--extraversion best for live if you ask me.

Five-minute test ranks gaming tastes on six separate axes; Ars staff runs the gamut.

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But it seems like everyone on a forum like this has no interest in it, and they seem to think it's only a waste of money and time. So I was wondering if there was any relation at all between gambling and type. And if not, I was wondering what other factors would lead to some people liking to gamble and others not. It seems like NTs would be against it unless they saw some logical way to gain an edge and then it's not gambling any more, it's advantage play. Stereotypically you would think SPs would value it more, but it seems like the SP threads were full of people uninterested in it.

For me, I do it all for the social experience. That's why I love playing craps So I like to play because you get to connect with and have a good time with total strangers or friends if you choose to play with them. I have an ESTJ friend who likes to play poker because he's very competitive and likes the idea of beating others. I think it's fascinating that I like more cooperative games and he likes more competitive ones. It seems like there's an Fe vs.

So I was curious to hear what others thought, even though I know there have been similar threads to this one before. Last edited by teddy; at I think it also depends on the age group.

I would approach it similarly, I would gamble with a set budget in mind going in. I'd expect to lose all of it. I don't generally enjoy gambling and don't seek it out actively. I gamble nearly every day of my life, however the method that I use is not a conventional one and happens to be inside of a online game. The virtual gambled currency can be exchanged for real life money. However I do not participate in 'coin flipping' or giving out a house advantage.

I am INTJ by the way and 18 years old. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. You may want to look into those with an addictive personality or impulsive and reckless.

Gambling in casinos is not a meaningful or fun activity for me - mostly because I understand the mechanics behind it so it's a turn off for me. Certain gambling activities like the slot machines in the casinos are rigged and designed in a way that is described in B. Skinner's operant conditioning, where the person performing certain actions i. Because people like being rewarded, they continue doing it - this is also true for many of the apps on mobile phones where you spend a large amount of money to buy virtual tokens to gamble for a certain virtual "prized" item.

These kinds of gambling have shifted to the newer generations, where kids would spend their parent's real currency for virtual currency or virtual prizes that has no significant impact in the real world. Thus, these kids are trained and conditioned from a young age to perform in a certain way for instant gratification.

Another explanation would be that the majority of people aren't well educated or living in a delusional fantasy. This is similar to poor people in impoverished areas buying up a lot of the lottery tickets and hoping that they can "hit the jackpot," which would lift them out of the current life that they have when the chances of them winning the lottery is close to null.

That's the entire premise on lottery tickets, yet people buy and gamble with them. It gives them a false sense of "hope. Originally Posted by RedPandas. Originally Posted by teddy I think there's a big difference between those that are addicted to gambling and those who do it for entertainment, though I know the lines can become blurred sometimes between the two.

I also know everything about the games are set up to make people lose more than they plan to. Super Mario 64, Hearthstone, Spelunky. Starflight, Sentinel Worlds, Freespace 2. Civilization 2, World of Tanks Blitz, Elite. The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham City, Pac Man. Advanced Warfare, Titanfall, Portal.

Tetris, Super Smash Bros. Not enough axes pl. For example, I don't really enjoy social aspects of gaming, but I do like competition, but the two are mashed into one axis. Wait, does this mean it's just as bad at any sort of validity pick your axes, even as the Myers Briggs, too? He has journalism and computer science degrees from University of Maryland. He is based in the Washington, DC area.


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