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bekah's picture
bekah
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How did they think a group of engineers would score on the Myers-Griggs test? 

 

ENGINEERS!!!

KingRadical's picture
KingRadical
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Working as intended.

scrub's picture
scrub
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Every school I go to introduces this like we've never heard of it before.

I'm doing a Computer Engineering degree at the moment and they introduced this thinking/learning styles thing as  revolutionary new things, when actually I first did it about 6-7 years a go in High School >_>

miasaki666's picture
miasaki666
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cuz NOBODY saw THAT coming. XDDD

aj2x's picture
aj2x
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I remember doing some MB things at Polaroid in the '80s.  It wasn't QUITE as one-sided as this, but pretty much.  Even us engineers have SOME feely aspects of our personalities (such as they are).  It was an interesting process though, if not exactly as helpful in daily worklife as the proponents hoped.

Feely's picture
Feely
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a.k.a., "why I always felt awkward in my engineering classes"  :/

I find it a bit odd that of all the imbalances in engineering, this one is the most one-sided, yet also one that nobody seems to want to do anything about.  In retrospect, I probably should have founded the SFE (Society of Feeler Engineers)!

Jam's picture
Jam
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I would definitely put it in the "challenge" category rather than "asset". If we had more feelers it might help us get our ideas across to other, more feely groups that we often do have to interact with. Balance is important.

You aren't alone, though, I have met other Feeler engineers :)

idothisdaily's picture
idothisdaily
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Conversely, I've met plenty of engineers with feelers.

Jokes aside, there really is a lack of 'feeler' types, but it's probably in proportion to a lack of 'thinker' types in a more artistic environment, such as music. 

Most of the feeler people I have met tend to be designers, but I've cut some pretty impressive code in my career, and I'm a feeler type, and I've seen thinker types create masterpieces of design.

 

tl;dr: meh.

feenix140's picture
feenix140
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Artist and thinker, hello! You just can't put people in boxes, no matter how hard you try...

IcyMidnight's picture
IcyMidnight
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I'm putting you in the artist-thinker box! Hah!

:P

Emanresu's picture
Emanresu
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Truly you work with only the best engineers.

classam's picture
classam
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I'm doing a Myers-Briggs style test next week at work. (After doing something even similar-er a few months ago.)  I think they're silly, but hey - 2 hours I get to spend not workin' .

Here's my take on the whole thing, in COMIC FORM! ( http://www.curtis.lassam.net/?p=1534

Jam's picture
Jam
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Nice :)

Catalyst's picture
Catalyst
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I fear for the project with a group of "Feelers" in it. Your bridge might collapse, but it would feel really bad about it!

On an aside, it would probably be too sentimental to congratulate you for 500 comics. So I won't. However, I may, perhaps, suggest that one should be congratulated for half of a thousand works... just a suggestion.

Jam's picture
Jam
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Hey, it's alright as long as everyone feels okay and is happy about the decision to let the bridge collapse ;)

Thank you for suggesting such a thing without outright stating it, otherwise it would make me feel awkward!~

OneUniverse's picture
OneUniverse
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Here's to the next half-a-thousand!

hDart
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I like the high-fiving receiving guy's expression.

 

I8T

ben_zen's picture
ben_zen
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In an Epistemology course in my senior year at high school, we took a few learning style quizzes; one was specifically related to intuition versus methodical process-based thinking. The median on this quiz was supposed to be near 15, out of 30; the class was shifted closer to 12, but I had the oddest score of any. Where 0 is absolutely non-intuitive, and 30 is absolutely intuitive, I scored a 28—not only the most intuitive, but the most anything. No one was quite sure what to make of it.

Ronald Riehn
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I've taken five minor variations on the Myers-Briggs test. Differences in the wording and order of the questions. I got five different results. Personality tests are just a ridiculous attempt to measure a person and label them.

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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The trouble with Myers-Briggs is that once you've done it once (and possibly learned in the process that engineers are 'supposed' to be a certain way) you start believing it - and next time you do the test, your results - in other words what you honestly would like to believe about yourself (and self-report) as an engineer - start to get even more that way. IOW, the test becomes a self-fulfilling phrophesy, to an extent. So what it might mean as far as the cartoon is concerned is simply that everybody has been tested too much!

Aside from that, it's good for engineers to have feelings, even about engineering; here's an example. Over here, where we have a lot of cars with stick-shifts, sensitive engineers 'feel' their way through gear-changes, thus preserving somewhat the gears and linkages. A non-feeling person might just say 'I want it in second gear NOW!" and slam it in, regardless, which really doesn't do much for the synchomesh at all. And that varies somewhat according to how the state of the oil is, especially whether it's warm or cold. So, having some regard for how the gearbox 'feels' when you change gear is a good thing, no?

I'm a perfectly rational engineer, and yet I still talk to the car. I even encourage electrons to flow through transistors. SO WHAT?

Feely's picture
Feely
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The trouble with Myers-Briggs is that the names for the dichotomies lead people to read things into them that's not there.  "F" people are not illogical, "N" people are not insensitive, and so on.

Jam's picture
Jam
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That's kind of a different meaning of "feeling"... :) Of course everyone has feelings.

BobIsAPerson's picture
BobIsAPerson
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What are you talking about? Aren't T's emotionless robots from the future?

zem's picture
zem
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Hey! I took this test in high school and was marked as INFJ (that's introverted, intuitive, feelings-oriented, judgmental FYI), which is apparently the exact opposite of what an engineer should be. Then again, what do I know about engineers besides the fact that all y'all are apparently like Dilbert? :D (I kid, I kid.)

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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I find Dilbert to be only frighteningly well-observed on a large number of occasions!

Alexander Henderson's picture
Alexander Henderson
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ENTJ

Extraverted 1% Intuitive75% Thinking62% Judging56%

That 1% is.... *rubs eyes and sighs* Whatever... never again. 

Rob Cottingham's picture
Rob Cottingham
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This was terrific, Angela. Hope you don't mind - I'm sharing it with the crew on Noise to Signal's Facebook page tomorrow.

shadowreaper5's picture
shadowreaper5
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I'm actually an INFJ according to the test I took. Apparently I'm a Feeler because I'm sensitive to people's emotions. Of course, that doesn't stop me from trampling all over them if they get in the way, but I still instinctively know if what I am doing is going to hurt someone's feelings.

shadowreaper5's picture
shadowreaper5
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I'm actually an INFJ according to the test I took. Apparently I'm a Feeler because I'm sensitive to people's emotions. Of course, that doesn't stop me from trampling all over them if they get in the way, but I still instinctively know if what I am doing is going to hurt someone's feelings.

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