ESTJ here, and I'm assuming there's more of us out there than are represented here. Although I can't see poll
My wife of 22 years is an INFJ. I'm surprised to see at least a couple here, Gada and Makai.
The Meyers Briggs really does neatly package personality types, but as others have pointed out, there is some amount of fluidity there. In particular, I'm labeled an extrovert, but I'm far from a perennial extrovert. I also went through expensive, lengthy leadership training with various instruments (like MBTI)used throughout the process. We are all somewhere along a continuum, as far as our preference for being with others or alone, or quiet activities or group ones. I'm teetering right on the edge, and in fact have spent many weeks and thousands of miles singlehanding
and don't get lonely. But I do pretty well in groups and can talk a lot. 25 years of meditation - 14 hours a day when I was 20 - creates a bit of a buffer with the personality traits I think. That speaks well of mindfulness I guess, the ability to not entirely follow our natural tendencies.
Hilarious to read the responses from people new to MBTI. Funny
So anyway, I'm the manager and captain
type, and I feel like there's a lot of me running boats. Maybe not as much in small boats cruising for fun? My idea of perfect is a long passage
alone, wife or friends meet me in port, and then, well, I guess it's true I'm gonna meet a bunch more people in port and speak to them in their language most likely. And translate for my wife, unless she's off doing yoga or looking at something small and beautiful that I'd need her to point out, as I briskly move to my next destination