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Aphantasia, MBTI, and Personality Tests

Micktaa asked 3 weeks ago
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Near when I found out about aphantasia, I started thinking about if there is a personality type that is because of aphantasia. So far I am convinced that that is not the case, but I thought some of you might find my post interesting.

I posted a poll in a facebook group to find an answer. The results are skewed toward IxTx personality types because that’s the type of facebook group it was. The reason I chose that group was because I have previously tested INTP and ISTP.

 

Here are the results (so far):

25 ISTP not aphantasic

5 INTP not aphantasic

1 INTP and aphantasic

1 ISTP and aphantasic

1 INTJ and aphantasic

0 Hyperphantasic

 

Side note: I don’t find MBTI the be all end all of personality, but it’s still somewhat useful to get an idea about people’s preferences. Same for some other personality tests.

Just for fun, what are your guy’s personality types?

ray m. November 06, 2020 08:43 pm

i’m an entj!

i don’t think personality necessarily correlates to how you visulize but it’s v interesting to think about!

Micktaa replied 3 weeks ago

I love it! Yea, after I got results from my poll I don’t think personality correlates with the ability to visualize that much anymore.

Part of the reason I was wondering is because some types are very logic and fact based. Or even the types that focus on concepts and theories. Some people focus on logic a lot more than emotions too. I thought these traits would be common for people with aphantasia.

But maybe not!
Thanks for the comment!

Jenna Hartland November 10, 2020 02:42 pm

Hey there! Personality types and (now) phantasia are both interests of mine so why not see how they go together. Seems like there’s not much correlation, but interesting anyway.

I’m INFJ and aphantasic

kanaya November 11, 2020 04:08 am

i am also istp and yes i have aphantasia. i dont really see the correlation but this is really intersting

a.schroeck7 November 11, 2020 04:08 pm

I believe I am an ISFP and I have aphantasia. I think it is an interesting question to wonder whether there is any sort of correlation.

a.schroeck7 November 11, 2020 04:08 pm

I believe I am an ISFP and I have aphantasia. I think it is an interesting question to wonder whether there is any sort of correlation.

Joanne Auburn November 12, 2020 09:24 pm

ISFP and aphantasic

Lili E November 14, 2020 07:23 pm

INFP and aphantasic, I think!

Lili E November 14, 2020 07:23 pm

INFP and aphantasic, I think!

Lili E November 14, 2020 07:23 pm

INFP and aphantasic, I think!

Zach Dobosh November 17, 2020 06:32 pm

"Thinking" seems to me like it would be the most common tendency among aphantasics, given the emotional amplification of mental imagery that has been observed and measured by Emily Holmes and Joel Pearson et al. Granted, this trending difference in emotional response only appears to be relavent as it pertains to thoughts, rather than stimuli present in the hear and now (i.e. a diminished fear response in aphantasics when asked to imagine a snake slithering over their foot vs a comparable sympathetic response when viewing something such as the Beirut explosion).

TJP November 18, 2020 10:32 pm

I am a INTJ. I have taken the test many times over the years. I always score the same type. I am a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, INTJ seemed to work well for me. Aphantasia did not seem to effect my career or my life general. I have three masters and one BS degree, and I am happily married. I believe my brain developed work-arounds. I have never seen a picture in my mind awake or sleeping. The only problem I have is remembering personal events in the past.

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