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What your personality type says about your gaming tastes

The best thing about horoscopes, besides the fact that they’re fun, is that they feed the vain hunger we all have for self-analysis. There’s a reason Buzzfeed personality tests have been so popular, just as there’s a reason people read their horoscopes regularly. People like to be told things about themselves: how they think and how they dream, their strengths and weaknesses, their goals and passions.

 

Until now, these Buzzfeed quizzes and horoscopes have been largely hunches, or even drawn out by reading the stars – which is all well and good, but what if there was a legitimate, scientific way to discover who you really are, and more – what games you’d really like?

 

That’s what we’re here to delve into today. What does your personality type say about your gamer DNA? Luckily for you, GameTree has crunched the numbers and drawn out the game genres best suited to each personality type.

 

The personality types are based on the Jungian typography personality framework, which has splintered into many schools to become the most widely used in the world. Click here to read up about the type of personality analysis GameTree uses. For a quick run-down, people of each of the 16 personality types prefer a different set of thinking processes for taking in and processing information. From this you can tell a lot about what a person is like. This knowledge is useful in every facet of life including personal development, dating, jobs, and yes, you guessed it, friendships and gaming.

 

Not sure which personality type you are? Just jump over to GameTree and take the 21-question test! Click here to take the test!

 

The below guide is a preliminary analysis with room for future improvement. It’s worth noting that the personality scores are indicative and represent tendencies across people’s general behaviour. It would be unrealistic to categorize all human behaviour into only 16 categories that are applicable to every person in every situation!

 

If you’re in the throes of an existential crisis, on the hunt for new games you’d like, or just looking for games you actually enjoy playing, you’ve come to the right place. GameTree can help you understand yourself, while helping you discover friends, games, news, events and more, based on your unique tastes and personality. We’re here to show you that AI isn’t all that terrifying!

So, let’s get to it!

INTP

If a player comes across someone exploring the remote, outskirts of Skyrim, or architecting an 11th Century style castle in Minecraft, it’s most likely an INTP. INTP’s are objective, analytical, and logical. Being an explorer is something that comes naturally to them. INTPs function best in situations that permit them to pace themselves, play by their own rules, and creatively find their way out of tricky situations. It should be no surprise that the genre most preferred by INTPs is ‘casual’, but don’t be fooled by the low learning curve of casual games. INTPs apply their ability to explore new theories and think flexibly to bend rules you didn’t even know could be bent and win in ways you never saw coming. 

 

INTJ

A typical portrait of an INTJ would be of someone confident, analytical, and ambitious. They are independent thinkers focused on rigorously solving problems. Their logical minds combined with their ability to back themselves makes ‘strategy’ a strong frontrunner for INTJ’s preferred gaming genre. Give an INTJ a goal and they’ll organize, plan, and execute with vigor! There’s no stalemate an INTJ can’t think themselves out of.

 

INFP

Here’s the thing about being an INFP. They’re probably the most reluctant personality type to engage in conflict. They’re totally drained by rigid or unnecessary routine. Pessimism, and teamwork are also just straight-up frustrating. So, naturally, having to engage in combat with vicious enemies and time-constraining pressure games are just not appealing. Adventure games, however, where they can lose themselves in the narrative, follow their gut instincts, and flex their creativity are where it’s at for an INFP. INFPs far outnumber other personality types in the adventure category, but it’s not about being better. Level grinding and capital-accumulation are not as interesting as a side quest, getting lost, and stumbling on stunning scenery, or exploring never-before-seen territory. INFPs also outperform other personality types in the Casual games category, which demonstrates yet again how unconcerned they are about winning!
 

INFJ

The escapist, fantastical worlds created in roleplaying games are very appealing to a private and conflict-averse INFJ. When an INFJ is able to slip behind the mask of a character and indulge in the magic and freedom of an RPG world, insurmountable obstacles can be tackled with quiet mastery. Their commitment to particular moral values and sensitivity to the needs of those around them make RPGs with an emphasis on ‘saving the world’ particularly appealing. Perhaps because of this team spirit, according to the data, INFJs dislike games in the sports and racing genre. If striving to be better and better the world around them are part of their nature, measuring their success in this is not done by coming in first place! INFJs can truly find their heroic side in the noble, enigmatic realms of RPGs.

 

ISTP

There is no typical ISTP. This personality type tirelessly explores the world rationally and with curiosity. Taking things apart to figure out how they work and always on the search for unique solutions to problems make this personality type one of the most innovative and diverse. Their skills are applicable to a range of challenges and the data reflects this. ISTPs perform almost equally well across all gaming genres, but they do tilt the scales ever so slightly towards the adventure category. These naturally routine-averse, independent, creative explorers enjoy the non-linear narrative and freedom of adventure games. This is not unlike the similarly analytical, introverted INTJ personality type; in fact, these two types are frequently mistaken to be the other. ISTPs, however, are rooted in the here and now which is what makes adventure games more fitting for them than the forward-thinking strategy genre that suits the INTJs.

 

ISTJ

If you’re an ISTJ personality type who pays attention to these kinds of articles, you’ve probably been classed as reserved, orderly, and practical before. But even ISTJs need a break from time to time. Games under the sports and racing genre provide the perfect respite. When the lack of structure in the real world becomes too much for the ISTJs, the easy-to-learn and defined rules of sport and racing games are too good to resist. Plus, their ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations, clearly defined goals and shorter duration of these games make them ideal for ISTJs. However, an ISTJ’s gamer ID is not completely void of their methodical and logical nature. This personality type show the lowest rates of interest in the Music and Party genre of all personalities!

 

ISFP

Being unconventional is what ISFPs do best. This is a personality type that thrives in environments where they are free to be spontaneous. ISFPs, from Picasso to Hagrid in Harry Potter to Michael Jackson have never been afraid to stand out and go against the grain. If a designer has prescribed certain movements to level up, an ISFP is likely to just walk the other way altogether. This is the reason why ISFP types enjoy sports and racing games the least: strict rules, straight forward progression sequences and a win/lose outcome are a nightmare for them! ISFPs are the bush bashers, the path forgers, the adventurers. So what is the game genre best suited to ISFPs? You guessed it… Adventure games.

 

ISFJ

For a guardian or defender personality type who takes pleasure in making positive contributions to the world around them and energetically takes care of others, it isn’t surprising that this personality type has a marked presence in social gaming. An ISFJ’s inbuilt ability to check-up on friends or family means their time investment in chat functions and emphasis on the online community takes priority over winning or losing. This makes sense for a personality type geared towards being supportive and benevolent. What does come as a surprise, however, is that ISFJs find games in the fighting genre just as appealing. Perhaps this personality type is a true dark horse. This duality doesn’t only occur in gaming though. ISFJs are as commonly found working as nurses or social workers as they are as judges or bankers…take from it what you will.  

 

ENTP

Though this personality type’s chief skill is debating, ENTPs also have incredible, natural confidence in unfamiliar situations. ENTPs do not have the lowest rate of interest in any game genre. This shows they’re more than willing to be thrown in the deep end and give new things a try, and more often than not, they will find enjoyment in the challenge. Adventure and RPG games are equally popular among ENTPs. ENTPs are masters of seeing the big picture and thrive in the spontaneous environment that adventure games offer. They are adept at considering multiple perspectives. This is a skill that RPG games allow them to toy with by putting themselves in another’s shoes and experiencing the world of the game from that particular point of view. Although ENTPs typically struggle with routine and schedules, they at the same time draw energy from creating original and exciting plans. The limitlessness of choose-your-own-adventure and RPG style games is too enticing to ignore!

 

 

ENTJ

ENTJs are often characterized as being cold and serious. However, in the world of gaming, there is really no other personality type better suited to the role of hard-line commanders, savage chiefs, and fiercely strategic tacticians. Perhaps the most revealing data for this personality type is that they recorded the lowest-score preferences of all types for the genres of adventure, casual, and music and party games, whilst performing highly in strategy, fighting, and action genres. High energy ENTJs seek out action and are natural leaders in multiplayer, group situations. ENTJs make their decisions based on cold, rational and tight logic, follow plans to the T, and remain focused in stressful situations. Put any ENTJ in a tough situation that requires perfect strategizing or an attacking role and they will surely master it.

 

ENFP

Judging by the data, ENFP players come off as energetic, adaptable and all-round sociable players! An ENFP enjoys exploring and thinking creatively in the adventure genre, is perfectly happy thrashing about on the battlefield in fighting games, and unsurprisingly enjoys the social mingling in the music and party genre— notably more than other personality types. They’ll take almost anything over an intense strategy game. Their preference for action games is also high[do you mean they DO like strategy games? Sounds like don’t, but then later do], as it is for most personality types, because at the end of the day, who doesn’t enjoy some action! ENFP gamers thrive in social situations where they can bounce ideas off other players. They’re flexible and spontaneous enough to enjoy losing themselves while exploring new territory. The attainable and fast-paced rewards systems in the more competitive genres also feeds their need for admiration from others.

 

ENFJ

In action games, the gamer controls a character who becomes the avatar, or protagonist. This protagonist must be always prepared, organized with the right tools or weapons in hand, able to take initiative to go out and make things happen, and follow their intuition when put on the spot. The protagonist must be able to connect with the right characters to make alliances, and sometimes to break through enemy lines to corrupt and manipulate. An ENFJ’s ability to empathize, organize, and understand the environment they’re in makes them the ideal personality type for action games. As protagonists, ENFJs will seek to protect the underdog and stand up for their team in the necessary circumstances, meaning they frequently take up the role of the hero. *Cue ‘I Need a Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler*.

 

ESTP

Of all the personality types, ESTPs like fighting games the most. When it comes down to it, what better genre to satisfy their competitiveness and taste for action and adventure? As detail-oriented people, ESTPs make decisions based on logic and pragmatism sooner than emotional biases. They’re both energetic and bold. When the going gets tough on the battlefield, those are two characteristics in an ally that you’d really come to appreciate. An ESTP has a natural will for freedom and detests feeling boxed-in and controlled. So it’s only logical that this personality type thoroughly enjoys the self-determination and rebelliousness of fighting games. One thing’s for sure, you wouldn’t want to cross an ESTP in Tekken.

 

ESTJ

Commonly known as the ‘manager’ personality type, it comes as little surprise that ESTJs dislike the unregimented adventure category and the futility of the music and party genre. In fact, as a type that generally disapproves of trivial pursuits and activities which do not help them work towards their goals in life, an ESTJ may not take much enjoyment from playing video games altogether. Beyond relationship building and practicing social skills, the purpose of gaming for an ESTJ would center more around playing out their natural confidence in their abilities and practice making well-thought-out, practical decisions. An ESTJ may even be aware of their blind spot for adapting to unexpected circumstances and use gaming as an opportunity for self-improvement. As such, this personality type’s data points to no preferred genre when compared to other personality type preferences. Whilst action, adventure and RPG category games are the most popular among this type, an ESTJ is less likely to choose a game based on genre, and more likely to choose a game in which they can exercise their minds and strengthen their weaknesses.

 

ESFP

*Multiplayer – on*. The ‘entertainer’ ESFP personality type is a social player through and through. As naturally routine-averse people, ESFPs enjoy playing a myriad of game genres where they can flex their supportive and gregarious strengths. This personality type is a balanced mix of observant, innovative, spontaneous, and good-humored making them a valuable team player. Interestingly, ESFPs enjoy RPGs the least of all the personality types. Since making personal connections is such an integral part of this personality type’s character, it is logical that they are most at ease when they can get to know others honestly and openly as themselves.

 

ESFJ

ESFJs thrive around other people. They have a knack for ‘owning’ social situations where their empathy, warm-heartedness and care for others attracts many good friends. ESFJs are true team players.They draw their own benefits from cooperating with others, developing strong, loyal relationships, and learning things themselves through coaching and advising others. This personality type enjoys games where the gaming experience is sociable; multiplayer is a necessity. Hence, sports and racing games like FIFA or Madden are hugely popular among ESFJs. However, for an ESFJ, it’s not about winning! It is about everybody joining in and having a blast.

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Personality Psychology and RPGs: Interview with GeekPsychology

Recently we’ve had an incredible experience talking to Matt from GeekPsychology, a YouTube channel where he is combining gaming and personality psychology in an interesting way for years already while living in Japan.

We’ve used this time to ask Matt about how he got to where he is and keeps developing the projects he’s working on, including his YouTube channel, a book, that’s going to help beginners in psychology and a game made to be suitable for the real world.

He says, that knowing your type and other’s people type gives you permission to be yourself, embrace who you are, and grow as a personality. For Matt himself, the journey into psychology has given motivations, freedom to be who he really is, and open up to new possibilities. One of his brightest achievements is a framework comparing types to races, classes, and monsters in games (RPG’s in his case). It actually changes the way how one thinks, perceives, sees the world.

Matt is comparing life to a questing raid, with obstacles, trials and bosses – and that’s where personality psychology really shines. Not everybody is the same “class” as you, and it goes a long way to bring together other people’s skills and use those to help yourself and others. The point is, that only through specializing, putting all your “points” and effort into one field a person can achieve success.

As well as that, Matt is working on a game, that’s going to take those classes and bring them to a tangled world with decision making, changes, and evolving them. He believes, that his game is going to be great for anyone trying to explore himself, because it gives real-life lessons, that hold incredible value.

You are welcome to watch our latest video and join us for some awesome time with GeekPsychology!

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What’s behind PUBG and Battle Royale’s success?

Lately, an emerging trend has covered our small quiet gaming world: Battle royale – styled games. Since PUBG transformed from a small mod for ArmA into a beast of a game to play and stream more and more games have implemented some type of “last to survive” game modes, and even a movie was filmed.

But the true question remains: WHY IS IT HAPPENING? PUBG, Fortnite, Warface, Minecraft minigames and so on – it’s everywhere. The answer is simple: it’s the best combination of human psychology and perfect timing to release a game that made so big of an impact.
The first factor is incredibly easy to understand – the game makes our blood boil. It’s the adrenaline, it’s the immersion that you get every time that plane (or anything else) comes over a distant island, filled with weapons, vehicles and other cool stuff. And the basics of this issue is simple: it’s in our DNA. Our genetics have, pretty much, been hacked, to offer the best chance to try and survive, and that is one of our main goals.

Avoiding conflict, taking a risk for guns or gear, killing for the sake of killing – any one of us can find something for themselves there. For example, ESTJ, ISTJ, and INTJ types are more risk-averse and prone to defending, and that makes them rarely engage in combat. We’ve seen some top players of PUBG camp for an entire match just to make one shot – and that one shot puts them directly in the first place – ISTP, ENTJ, ENFJ, and INTP‘s are calculated risk takers – all they do is more tactical and thoughtful. Others go all-out and attack other players, lacking patience and behaving quite like animals, or more – just as predators, and ESTP, ESFP and ENFP types are just like this. And, of course, some of us are unpredictable and, sort of, random – those types include ENTP and ESFJ. Sure, everybody has his or her’s own way to play the game, but those are some general properties of some types. And, if you want to know more about your own personality type – you’re welcome to take a quick test 🙂 

Those games simply offer players what they want deep inside, and that’s what made them popular.

Flak – Member of Fortnite developing company, EPIC

I love shooters, that’s the biggest reason for me. I also love the adrenaline you get as you get down to the top 10. I don’t mind the wait times because they aren’t all that long, and it affords me the ability to run around the house and throw in some laundry, answer some emails or take out my dog. Most of all, it’s just loads of fun for me.

On the other hand – PUBG came out as a perfect game to stream. A lot of people enjoy simply watching live gameplay of their favorite streamer massacring some other random dudes while cooking or playing some other games. The game offers a lot of repetitive content, that doesn’t feel boring, because one as a player receives a chance to start in different locations of the map, drop from the plane earlier or later, and this makes each game sort of unique. As well as that – there’s drama and tension. People die left and right, streamers get rekt and have to start all over, and we all love ourselves some funny and unexpected content.

Paradoxial-Error – Fortnite’s community member

It’s a buzz, it gets the heart pumping.

It’s a bit slower, gives streamers a chance to interact with their chat and audience members, and then there’s action later. As streamers become more and more impactful on video gaming community, this trend will definitely grow.
Those are the reasons why most of the shooter fans are into those types of games. Moreover, battle royale is a great basis for a movie, tv series and any other type of content that can be made nowadays, giving people intense action and adrenaline rush.
Of course, if you are a hardcore shooter fan like myself – PUBG is not enough for you. I enjoy taking my time before shots, actually valuing my life as a digital character and behaving like a real soldier on the battlefield, and that’s why I don’t play this type of games. Nevertheless, I admire the time and effort put into the creation of such a phenomenon, and totally understand the explosion in gaming sphere it has caused.

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Eastern Europe’s Toxic Gamer Problem

Imagine playing with a Donald Trump in every online game; someone who throws hissy fits and treats every encounter like a win-lose situation. This is the sad reality most of the time in Eastern Europe. Together we’ll inspect this toxic gamer epidemic, how their/our misery is being monetized for personal profit and strategies on how we can deal with trolls.

Our research

GameTree unsuspectingly stumbled into this hornet’s nest at the behest of numerous write-in responses about gaming desires while conducting market research for our startup. 60% of gamers would “very much” like to play games with “more courteous, less toxic players”. This is according to 478 respondents in Europe and America on a four point scale about their gaming desires.

*based on 478 Europeans and Americans

Playing games with less toxic players was rated twice as high as second place. Sorry guys, no “discovering new games and genres you would like, but otherwise, never know about” for you.

Americans and Western Europeans ranked every gaming desire stronger than Eastern Europeans except one: playing with non-toxic gamers. The differences weren’t even small, they were extreme.

The data tell us that:

  1. Americans and Western Europeans are needy babies, and
  2. Eastern Europe has a severe toxic gamer problem

A staggering 86% of respondents said “Post-Soviet Countries (Russia, Ukraine, etc…)” have the most toxicity. This follow-up poll was conducted to confirm the prior result

*based on 2,566 Eastern Europeans

The reality from complaints around the internet seems to mirror our data. Though edited for clarity, this statement from a thread on Steam sums it up:

“My friends and I have met very different sorts of players from all over Europe. We’ve encountered ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s from nearly everywhere, but there is clearly an abundance of players in the East (sorry if someone here is from the East).”

79% of League of Legends matches in Eastern Europe contain toxic players, reported a frustrated Reddit user enerccio who recorded toxicity from 100 matches. He even made an infographic detailing types and frequencies of toxicity. Playing DotA, a similar game, I encounter toxicity in a large majority of my games on Eastern European servers though only in about half of my games on American servers.

*In Western Europe, the main consideration when selecting a Planetside 2 server is how few Russians are on it

I was reminded of this reality coming back from a recent two-week DotA hiatus in Ukraine where my first match was greeted by a player first-picking sniper. This is a hero who is easy to counter, annoying to play against, and who should be picked last to optimize your team’s chance of winning. Even though I live in Eastern Europe, I now exclusively queue for Western Europe to avoid toxic players.

Meet the Professional Trolls of Eastern Europe

In Eastern Europe, professional trolling is a big industry. Most of the GameTree team in Ukraine was familiar with famous Twitch trolls. As an American gamer, I never even knew professional trolling existed.

Karina Kozyreva, also known as Karina Sichova, also known as Shkuragaming

Wouldn’t you like to be trolled by this goddess? Shkuragaming’s YouTube channel has 750,000 subscribers and she rakes in an estimated $6,500,000 per year. She initially gained popularity for being a hot DotA player. After constantly complaining to her fans who would donate to her with the worst notes they could say, she eventually gave in. Karina’s channel is now a joke where her fans pay so they can publicly troll her, she acknowledges the post with disappointment and begs them not to do it again, then she trolls people in-game with purposefully poor performance while screaming and shouting at them.

Denis Petrov, aka Penis Detrov, aka Glad Valakas, aka Valeriy Albertovich Zhmyshenko, aka GladiatorPWNZ

GladiatorPWNZ’s face looks like it was just made to be punched. Or at least that’s the feeling he’s trying to invoke when he chose his avatar. In reality, he’s a Russian in his middle-twenties with voice modification software. Online he’s a 54 year-old ex-Russian marine, firefighter, or bomber pilot with a chip on his shoulder. His 120,000 Twitch subscribers pay him approximately $850,000 per year to be the biggest asshole on Earth he can be, abusing all in-game mechanics he can to make his teammates’ lives worse. His preferred weapons are World of Tanks, DotA, CS: Go, Rust, and Skype.

What Causes This Toxic Waste

The large majority of toxicity comes from ordinary people just having a bad day. This is what a major study by League of Legends creator Riot Games reported, and we confirmed this with our own GameTree poll.

*based on 2,228 Eastern European gamers

A Slayer’s Guide to Trolls

Not all toxicity is the same. To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy:

1. The “Bad Day” Gamer

Maybe this person’s only way to get to experience gaming at all is with lag, or they just had to walk through five miles of snow – their fingers are numb and emotions volatile. The key is to keep an upbeat atmosphere and the team focused on winning. Criticizing people only makes them play worse. Understand that tomorrow, you could be the unwitting troll.

2. The Selfish Gamer

The odds are this person is not actually a troll and there is another reason. Maybe they are super close to leveling up or got stuck in a role they don’t like for the last five games. Again, the best thing you can do is just work with them and focus on the game. Be sympathetic and understanding knowing they’re probably somebody just like you.

3. The Emotionally Immature Gamer

Many things like in-game violence and high competitiveness can make people react poorly to what’s going on. This gamer’s personality cannot withstand such pressure and, subsequently, collapses on their teammates. To deal with this type, you should help them emotionally by supporting them.

4. The Miscommunicator

We are all unknowing trolls sometimes because we are biased by our own personalities and world views. What is friendly advice to one person is cruelty to another. It pays to know your personality type to understand your biases and minimize miscommunications.

5. The Troll:

This so-called “gamer” lives off of negative energy. Feeding it only makes it stronger. Defeat it by ignoring it.

How to deal with it?

Toxicity isn’t just another problem. It is a disaster level threat to our community, that manages to poison us through MOBA’s, shooters, and other competitive games. High levels of stress and pressure from team-based gameplay make us irritated even after a single mistake. Everyone at least once was toxic in one way or another. As research suggests, almost all toxicity comes from a regular guy, who just had a bad day.

The truth is you can’t really make people less toxic, but you can control what games you play and who you play them with. Taking out the anonymity of your teammates will make you care more about the game and be confident in those you play with.

Games are a more pleasant experience if played with people you know. Find your tribe, download GameTree for free.

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What Your Personality Says About You as a Gamer

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Personality typing has acquired popularity in many spheres of life due to its huge practical use. What does your personality type say about you as a gamer? According to the MBTI theory, you either have a preference for Extroversion or Introversion, iNtuition or Sensing , Feeling or Thinking, Perception or Judging.

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Briefly about each type

  • Extrovert (E) focusing on the outside world: other people, actions, events
  • Introvert (I) focusing on the internal world: thoughts, emotions, experiences
  • Sensing (S) focuses on the present: current events and facts
  • iNtuition (N) focuses on the future: new opportunities and ideas
  • Thinking (T) makes decision objectively, using logic
  • Feeling (F) makes decision subjectively, using emotions
  • Judging (J) acts according to a plan, consistent
  • Perceiving (P) acts according to a situation, flexible and impulsive

More detailed explanation

Personality types

Find out which is your personality type (from 16 varieties) by picking the category that matches you best in each of the four pairs. The types are also referenced within four “quadras” (NF, NT, SP, SJ) based on similar characteristics of types.

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 It’s actually very interesting and exciting to learn about yourself this way – your tastes, the reasons why you have to do X and not Y. And even more interesting to understand the other people and how you relate to them.

Briefly about each quadra

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What about gamers?

We carried out the research examining each of the 16 personality types, grouping them by functions (extroversion, introversion, intuition, sensing, feeling, thinking, perception, judgment) and quadras (NF, NT, SP, SJ). We asked gamers who knew their personality types:

  • what types of platforms they game on?
  • how much they trust and use different review sources when choosing a game?
  • what are their gaming desires?

Game Platforms

Preferences vary most between extroverts and introverts, intuitives and sensors.

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As you see extroverts prefer board games more because it’s a social activity. It has a natural preference among extroverts. It’s a source of energy for them, unlike introverts whose source of energy is their inner world, emotions, and experiences. Also, extroverts have a strong desire for console games.

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As for mobile games, it’s interesting that intuitives give them much more benefits than sensorsIt can be explained by the opportunity to have a rest and spend some time in their personal space and “world”.

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How We Choose Games?

 

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We were curious how do people make a decision, whom they trust before buying a game. So we asked which of these do they use as a marker of how good the game is:

  • Aggregated ratings
  • Large gaming news companies
  • Independent gaming blogs
  • YouTube vloggers
  • Friend referrals
  • Community forums
  • Game stores

As we can see Thinkers trust aggregated ratings more, because they are more inclined to analyze, compare, and criticize than Feelers. They care less about an individual’s taste and prefer to look at data.

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And Perceivers are more likely to believe that there are many ways to approach something.

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Here’s a quadra breakdown of the aggregated rating preference:

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As we can see NT quadra reveals the most trust but this situation was also observed to some other sources:

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Why do we see such a dominance of NT? Answering the question why it is worth mentioning that NT has many “should knows” combined with the desire and great ability to see the “big picture”.

Now let’s reveal the brightest secrets trust to YouTube vloggers!

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Perceivers have the urge to keep on looking for new information and new opportunities. And also they like flexible and spontaneous approach more than Judgers.

It’s curious that SJ quadra as we see trusts them most of all:

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Which can not be said about Game stores (like Steam):

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Representatives of SJ quadra are realists who study everything carefully and make decisions quickly. Because of this vloggers satisfy their needs in the best way, unlike Game stores source which they need to study in details for a long time.

As to the community forums here are again interesting facts between the dichotomy pairs:

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Forums are exactly the source where Thinkers can get information about the emotions of people who have used something which usually lacks this type. They usually attend several forums then analyze information and draw conclusions.

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Perceivers prefer to keep things open and seek openness to issues and forums give such opportunity as well as freedom of thought which is important for them too.

Quadras surprised us with their variegated results:

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As you can see SP quadra prefer this source by a wide margin from others. This is caused by the predisposition to freedom in making decisions, a tendency to live fully in the present and due to their practicality take practical results into account.

Gaming desires

It was also interesting to find out what gamers want from the games. That turned out that all quadras have a strong desire for discovering new games and genres.

Gamers desires tables infoUnlike dividing by quadras, division by function is less variegated. Here are some of the brightest moments:

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That’s it for this post, but we have way more data to share with you.
Follow us for more research articles on MBTI and gaming.

And as always, please share your opinion on the topic in the comment section!

 

 

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Personality, the Key to Likes

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Make friends who make sense.

The people GameTree matches you with are not only nearby, around your age, and like the same games as you, but have compatible personalities too. We know this because our recommendations come from the application of the top frameworks in personality psychology. By combining your data with statistics, correlations, and machine learning, you will meet people you want to be friends with.


GameTree Uses:

    1. Your Definition of Fun – The Aesthetics of Play
      We all game for different reasons: roleplaying, intense challenge, engaging stories… We also enjoy playing games with friends who enjoy playing the same way we do.unepic-pc-role-playing-game-1The idea that games deliver on different types of fun was studied by some top game designers and released in a paper called the Aesthetics of Play. It is often used in game creation, but GameTree is the first to use it in a user-facing way. To make it more fun, we’ve personified the aesthetics as gods and goddesses and given them better names.

 

    1. How You Think – Jungian Typology
      People are kind of likes ants in that we all have natural tendencies to enjoy different activities. We can leverage this diversity to get the most out of life and meet people with the most compatible worldviews.16-personality-typesBased on what kinds of thinking energize/drain us, Jungian Typology matches us to one of 16 “personality types”. In the hundred years since it was invented, it has been become the most popular personality framework in the world, being used in sales, relationships, career placement/development, and much more. The most popular implementations are Socionics and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

 

  1. What Motivates You – The Enneagram
    We show love based on the kinds of love we need. As such, our best friendships are the ones where we naturally and easily fulfill each other.

    enneagram-new2-985x1024The Enneagram of Personality explains nine core motivations/fears that we seek to satisfy/avoid. There are patterns whereby people who score highly in certain traits get along better with people of other traits. GameTree is mapping out these patterns on a wide scale to meet peoples’ psychological needs via fun, play, and relationships.

 

Bringing it Home

GameTree is about leveraging all the information we can to help you find the best gamer friends possible. The more you use it, the smarter it gets, the better your matches. Many matchmaking companies pretend to provide good matches, but in reality don’t want to because it’s not profitable and they can get sued for it. Once they help you, the income stops.

As a public benefit corporation, we are allowed to help our community at the expense of profit maximization, and not get sued. Meet gamer friends and help our cause by downloading GameTree now.

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