A fellow member of an atheist mailing list sent me this article that I thought was funny for anyone who is familiar with their MBTI type. For those unfamiliar, MBTI stands for "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" and is a personality assessment which categorizes personalities according to binary preferences on 4 different scales, producing 16 personality types. It's popular in corporate human resources and career counseling circles, in spite of critical research indicating that it's usage for those purposes has very little practical validity. (My personal theory is that it's favored by ultra-extroverted human resource types to justify biased hiring practices which universally discriminate against introverts, even for jobs that introverts would be better suited for...but I wouldn't deny this viewpoint reflects my own biases.)
Religions by Type
Artisans all have ADHD, and so should select religions which are dramatic, colourful and fun. Something a bit kooky and extreme would be a bonus. Es should select something that they can throw their energy and flair into without having to engage in any discipline and study. Charismatic Protestantism is an excellent example. I’s can select something more involved.
ISTP: Select something hardcore, preferably where you get to smite the enemies of God. Extremist Fundamentalist Islam is currently a popular choice.
ISFP: Select a religion based on whether its art or music appeals to you. High Episcopalianism or Catholocism are good for theatre and classical music. Avoid anything tacky.
ESTP: You are hellbound anyway, so don’t bother. Just sleep in.
Guardians want to live dry, regimented lives. Guardians should select regimented, controlling religions with lots of rules that they seek to impose on others. The ideal choice would be a religion that is illogical and inconsistent yet impossible to argue down due to the sheer energy and stubbornness of their proponents. In selecting a religion, Guardians should temper the ideal choice for their type by the fact that for Guardians, Mom and Dad’s religion is ideal, provided it is a good Guardian religion.
ISTJ: Methodism, or some other form of Protestant Christianity, as long as it is dry.
ISFJ: Judaism, Conservative or Orthodox
ESTJ: Islam, mainstream
These types are basically Godless and evil. Their choice of "faith” should reflect that.
INTP: INTPs are always right, therefore they should skip right to atheism, with an option on immortality as a simulation in a computer of unimaginable complexity at the end of time as proven by the laws of physics.
INTJ: Objectivism. Ayn Rand is your gal.
ENTP: You are also always right, yet like all EPs lack an attention span. Try agnosticism, and try not thinking about it too much.
ENTJ: Religion has its uses. Money, power and easy access to willing sex partners leap immediately to mind. Try starting your own cult. The exact type of cult should be determined by your background and aesthetic tastes, and by the exploitable pre-existing inclinations of the pathetic sheep-people who surround you.
The correct religions for NFs are flakey “spiritual” ones, such as Wicca or Zen. If you are an NF, you should select the proper religion for you from the list below. If for some reason the correct choice for your type is not practical for you, try and compromise by wearing funky clothes, eschewing deodorant, and keeping lots of magic s*** around your appartment, like Tarot cards. Smoking lots of weed is a nice touch as well.
INFP: Wicca, especially Celtic paganism. Also possibly Druidism, but not Asatru.
INFJ: Zen Buddhism.
ENFP: "Ecclectic paganism.“ No one expects you to have an attention span, so just go with the "smoking weed and buying magic crystals” option.
ENFJ: Hare Krishna “
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