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Personality Types & Dharma
« on: December 05, 2009, 02:14:33 PM »

Are there links to personality types and traditions one chooses?
Would a Dharma teacher be better if they had a particular personality type?
Would a meditator have a better skill at practicing if they had particular personality types?

I think there are links between my personality type to why I like Vipassana and also am in the DHO Underground. I am INTJ.

I found that i aim tip my scale more to INFJ, and that this also makes a good Dharma teacher in general.

whats your personality type?


  • The Irreverent Buddhist
  • Member
  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Re: Personality Types & Dharma
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 08:27:51 AM »
This test could not accurately determine my personality type as there were too many questions to which I wished to answer "in between" !
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

old dead wood

Re: Personality Types & Dharma
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 09:47:49 PM »
Hello:  I have taken these tests before and always come out an extremely strong  "INFP" = "dreamer". This has played HAVOC with my real-world career and financial activities.  I also have been diagnosed as having "Avoidant Personality Disorder", along with bouts of anxiety and depression. I feel this is one of the strong reasons why I have always tended towards the Theravada dhamma-type stuff: if "dhamma" didn't exist, I might have had to invent it in order to cope.


Re: Personality Types & Dharma
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 01:37:46 PM »
What is my personality type?
I am looking for a reply. I do meditation.


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