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The Noetic Explorer™

This section is for advanced users in the cohort.

"The Greek word meaning “to think” or “to perceive” came to English as noesis, meaning “purely intellectual knowledge” or “a process or act of thinking.” The adjective noetic means “of, relating to, or based on the intellect.” -Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Here are all the sixteen patterns.

Conducted and composed by Modern Maven Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update April 28, 2021


Times as likely to have an IQ in the top 2% of population, starting with the dumbest:

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Disc Pattern ↓
Times as likely to have
an IQ in the top 2% of
population
Male Female %age of Pop'n %age of
Total Geniuses
Classification Alternative View
6 - Appraiser - ESFJ 0.12 3.3% 8.5% 11.8% 1.42% 16/16 Dunce Dumb; Mean
1 - Director - ESTJ 0.13 6.0% 4.1% 10.1% 1.31% 15/16 Dumb Dumb; Mean
8 - Counselor - ESFP 0.15 3.1% 5.8% 8.9% 1.34% 14/16 Dumb Dumb; Nice
9 - Specialist - ISFP 0.21 2.9% 4.4% 7.3% 1.53% 13/16 Dumb Dumb; Nice
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Times as likely to have
an IQ in the top 2% of
population
Male Female %age of Pop'n %age of
Total Geniuses
Classification Alternative View
13 - Practitioner - ISFJ 0.21 3.0% 8.3% 11.3% 2.37% 12/16 3rd Quartile Dumb; Nice
3 - Results - ESTP 0.25 3.7% 2.6% 6.3% 1.58% 11/16 3rd Quartile Dumb; Mean
12 - Achiever - ISTP 0.40 3.9% 1.5% 5.4% 2.16% 10/16 3rd Quartile Dumb; Mean
14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ 0.51 6.8% 3.9% 10.7% 5.46% 9/16 3rd Quartile Dumb; Nice
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Disc Pattern ↓
Times as likely to have
an IQ in the top 2% of
population
Male Female %age of Pop'n %age of
Total Geniuses
Classification Alternative View
5 - Persuader - ENFJ 0.65 0.9% 2.3% 3.2% 2.08% 8/16 2nd Quartile Dumb; Nice
2 - Developer - ENTJ 0.77 2.0% 1.1% 3.1% 2.39% 7/16 2nd Quartile Dumb; Mean
7 - Promoter - ENFP 1.05 2.9% 4.7% 7.6% 7.98% 6/16 2nd Quartile Dumb; Nice
4 - Inspirational - ENTP 1.20 2.4% 1.5% 3.9% 4.68% 5/16 2nd Quartile Smart; Mean
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Times as likely to have
an IQ in the top 2% of
population
Male Female %age of Pop'n %age of
Total Geniuses
Classification Alternative View
10 - Investigator - INFJ 1.38 0.5% 1.1% 1.6% 2.21% 4/16 Has Smarts Dumb; Nice
11 - Agent - INFP 1.39 1.5% 2.2% 3.7% 5.14% 3/16 Has Smarts Dumb; Nice
16 - Enhancer - INTJ 1.49 1.6% 0.8% 2.4% 3.58% 2/16 Has Smarts Smart; Mean
15 - Perfectionist - INTP 1.76 2.3% 0.8% 3.1% 5.46% 1/16 Genius Smart; Neutral
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Times as likely to have
an IQ in the top 2% of
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Male Female %age of Pop'n %age of Total Geniuses Classification

Ranking in ascending order, yes, the smartest at the top:

Disc Pattern ↓
Ranking, Feature
& Smart & Not So Smart Attributes →
Rank
Feature
Smart(S) & Not So Smart (NSS) Attributes
15 - Perfectionist - INTP
▶ 1/16
Not practical
SA1: Never goes around showing everyone how smart they are.
SA2: Listens more than they speak.
SA3: Will not enjoy making others feel less important.
SA4: Does not talk badly about other people.
SA5: Does not seek public approval on personal matters.
16 - Enhancer - INTJ
▶ 2/16
Lone wolf
SA1: Never goes around showing everyone how smart they are.
SA2: Listens more than they speak.
SA3: Will not enjoy making others feel less important.
SA4: Does not talk badly about other people.
SA5: Does not seek public approval on personal matters.
11 - Agent - INFP
▶ 3/16
In La La Land
SA1: Never goes around showing everyone how smart they are.
SA2: Listens more than they speak.
SA3: Will not enjoy making others feel less important.
SA4: Does not talk badly about other people.
SA5: Does not seek public approval on personal matters.
10 - Investigator - INFJ
▶ 4/16
Determined
SA1: Never goes around showing everyone how smart they are.
SA2: Listens more than they speak.
SA3: Will not enjoy making others feel less important.
SA4: Does not talk badly about other people.
SA5: Does not seek public approval on personal matters.
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Ranking, Feature
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Rank
Feature
Smart(S) & Not So Smart (NSS) Attributes
4 - Inspirational - ENTP
▶ 5/16
Debater
NSS: Goes around showing off and making others feel less important by debating
indicates really not that smart. On the contrary, this is a sign of low self esteem.
The risk is the only way to feel good is by making other people feel less of themselves.
A smart person would rather lend a genuine opinion that could be of help to others.
7 - Promoter - ENFP
▶ 6/16
Non finisher
NSS: Goes around sharing personal issues with random people they
meet in public. This is because they are aware of the fact that most people will only sympathise
and not necessarily provide any solution.
2 - Developer - ENTJ
▶ 7/16
Bully
NSS: It is an incorrect belief that suggests that the more a person speaks about an issue
or topic during a conversation or the more fluently the person speaks at the top of their voice,
implies that the person must be a really smart. In most cases it is far from the truth. People generally
have the tendency to want to impress others during a conversation. They should aim to leave a positive impression.
5 - Persuader - ENFJ
▶ 8/16
Interferer
NSS: It feels better to make people think you are clueless about a topic at first
and then make them later realise they are dead wrong. It is unwise to be seen as talkative but who
ends up making no sense. People who talk too much can be seen as really unattractive.
This does not mean staying mute when speaking up is appropriate.
But do not over exaggerate when expressing opinions. It really is not cool.
14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ
▶ 9/16
Factoid
NSS: Smart people do not just say everything they know about a topic. The OT
conforms to this, despite the low ranking. They let others also share their ideas and
points of view regarding the topic being discussed.
Disc Pattern ↓
Ranking, Feature
& Smart & Not So Smart Attributes →
Rank
Feature
Smart(S) & Not So Smart (NSS) Attributes
12 - Achiever - ISTP
▶ 10/16
Fixes things
NSS: Talking negatively about other people is a sign of a really low IQ.
Smart people do not have the time to do this. They focus on more important things that add value.
3 - Results - ESTP
▶ 11/16
Domineering
NSS: It is an incorrect belief that suggests that the more a person speaks about an issue
or topic during a conversation or the more fluently the person speaks at the top of their voice,
implies that the person must be a really smart. In most cases it is far from the truth. People generally
have the tendency to want to impress others during a conversation. They should aim to leave a positive impression.
12 - Practitioner - ISFJ
▶ 12/16
Terrible leader
NSS: Goes around sharing personal issues with random people they
meet in public. This is because they are aware of the fact that most people will only sympathise
and not necessarily provide any solution.
Disc Pattern ↓
Ranking, Feature
& Smart & Not So Smart Attributes →
Rank
Feature
Smart(S) & Not So Smart (NSS) Attributes
9 - Specialist - ISFP
▶ 13/16
Arty
NSS: Talking negatively about other people is a sign of a really low IQ.
Smart people do not have the time to do this. They focus on more important things that add value.
8 - Counselor - ESFP
▶ 14/16
Party animal
NSS: Does not want to look like a dummy even when knows so
little or even nothing about a topic being discussed. This tendency is what makes most people want to dominate every conversation they are involved in.
This, however, is not the true nature of an intelligent person.
1 - Director - ESTJ
▶ 15/16
Their way
NSS: It feels better to make people think you are clueless about a topic at first
and then make them later realise they are dead wrong. It is unwise to be seen as talkative but who
ends up making no sense. People who talk too much can be seen as really unattractive.
This does not mean staying mute when speaking up is appropriate.
But do not over exaggerate when expressing opinions. It really is not cool.
6 - Appraiser - ESFJ
▶ 16/16
Sports coach
NSS: Can be rigid and judgmental. Reluctant to improvise. Neediness by having a strong need to be noticed, acknowledged and appreciated and they want others to see them as helpful, trustworthy and virtuous.
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Ranking, Feature
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Rank
Feature
Smart(S) & Not So Smart (NSS) Attributes

How many of each would you find in a Mensa meeting of 100? Min IQ 130. Plus who hugs whom:

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Disc Pattern ↓
Number in
the room of 100
Males Females Observe the hug test
Who do they hug or not?
Ranking E. Hunter™ Comments
6 - Appraiser - ESFJ 3 1 2 Friends/family/mates/known 16/16 Dunce Seems right
1 - Director - ESTJ 3 2 1 Mother only one with the right to ask 15/16 Dumb Eerily true
8 - Counselor - ESFP 3 1 2 Person they love 14/16 Dumb Looking to party
9 - Specialist - ISFP 3 1 2 Their best friend 13/16 Dumb Yes
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Number in
the room of 100
Males Females Observe the hug test
Who do they hug or not?
Ranking E. Hunter™ Comments
13 - Practitioner - ISFJ 4 1 3 Anyone who needs a hug 12/16 3rd Quartile The simple pleasures
3 - Results - ESTP 3 2 1 Hugs for adventure 11/16 3rd Quartile Charismatic or dull
12 - Achiever - ISTP 4 3 1 Hugs for independence 10/16 3rd Quartile Will fix the sound system
14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ 11 7 4 Hugs the rules 9/16 3rd Quartile Likely to be reserved
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Disc Pattern ↓
Number in
the room of 100
Males Females Observe the hug test
Who do they hug or not?
Ranking E. Hunter™ Comments
5 - Persuader - ENFJ 4 1 3 People who they trust 8/16 2nd Quartile Capt. Charisma
2 - Developer - ENTJ 5 3 2 Boy/girl friend 7/16 2nd Quartile Appetite for sexual adventure
7 - Promoter - ENFP 16 6 10 Everything 6/16 2nd Quartile Opposite of non hugger Perfectionist
4 - Inspirational - ENTP 10 6 4 Their enemy 5/16 2nd Quartile Debating
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Disc Pattern ↓
Number in
the room of 100
Males Females Observe the hug test
Who do they hug or not?
Ranking E. Hunter™ Comments
10 - Investigator - INFJ 4 1 3 Who they really love 4/16 Has Smarts Charismatic or quiet
11 - Agent - INFP 10 4 6 Tree or similar 3/16 Has Smarts Reclusive
16 - Enhancer - INTJ 7 5 2 Their computer 2/16 Has Smarts Why are they attending?
15 - Perfectionist - INTP 11 8 3 Prefers not to hug 1/16 Genius Opposite of hugger Promoter
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Number in
the room of 100
Males Females Observe the hug test
Who do they hug or not?
Ranking E. Hunter™ Comments

E. Hunter's comments on the top two - Perfectionist and Enhancer:

1. The Perfectionist is the smartest but the second placed Enhancer is probably the better all-rounder. They are easily the better manager, by a long way.
2. The Enhancer has far better application of intelligence and a better way to apply systems. They also have a key characteristic that the Perfectionist does not.
3. This characteristic is the ability to be strategic and think ahead with a detailed plan. That is a very rare and special gift. It is no secret that the Perfectionist is very intelligent but is generally unable to plan very well.
4. It just is not in their programming. They always need more time to do more research. They can be hopelessly impractical and cannot see the big picture. e.g. The software has been written according to the functional specification would satisfy the Perfectionist. The fact that it does not work is irrelevant. The Enhancer would not take this stance under any circumstances.
5. The Enhancer is a little less flexible, a little less imaginative, but their ability to plan, plot and prepare means they can bring their smarts much better to bear than the Perfectionist can. Chess, widely considered the ultimate braniac game, is the domain of the Enhancer. They are the cunning strategist.
6. The Enhancer is also more often a generalist compared with the Perfectionist. While the Perfectionist may really love their personal areas of interest, they usually only know a handful of topics in any real depth.
7. The Enhancer likely knows fewer topics, but actually understands them in a systematic and disciplined way. They actually fully internalize the subjects while the Perfectionist just likes to have the knowledge without actually mastering many to the degree needed for application. And that is the issue. It must be mastered whereas the Enhancer will bring about a system that actually works today.
8. It is true that a Perfectionist may be able to translate a document from English to Greek 40 years since studying Greek but not be able to fill the windscreen washer bottle in their car. That is a real example.

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E. Hunter's comments on the top four - Perfectionist, Enhancer, Agent and Investigator:

1. You cannot pull them into humdrum storms, chit chat and small talk. They get bored with that and even loathe them. Start an interesting topic and they will dive in as if they had always been there.
2. They do not waste time doing superficial, uninteresting, usual, common things that do not benefit them in the long run, whether at work, or at meetings, discussions, debates or even fights. They know when to lose in order to gain later, or lose less in order to gain more. Their calculation is unnerving and not always obvious.
3. They will gladly let you be wrong if they think correcting you is not beneficial in any way. So if one is asking for casual advice the intelligent will usually say very little or nothing at all.
4. They have different and sometimes (well, most of the times) weird opinion/ ideas and questions that can unsettle most people and even irritate them.
5. They are hazardous for team work and more hated than respected for their singularity. If you are intelligent and highly respected- you must be a top gun.
6. Watch out. They usually break rules, try to make their own rules and will question authority, systems, governing bodies.
7. They have two personalities: one for general people so they do not appear as snobs, the other (the real one) for those people and situations where they can afford to speak their mind.
8. They cannot handle common boring mundane stuff and they cannot understand how others can actually handle it with pleasure and without complaints.
9. No matter what they do, whether eating, bathing, waking, watching TV, their minds are always at work trying to figure out the greater questions that may or may not have to do with worldly success at all. Their brains are always on the run.
10. One may watch a movie and cannot get past how terribly hot the actor / actress looked; they will be thinking about the abstract plot of the film, raising questions from the story and finding its answers. One may admire a monument, while they will be wondering over the significance of the monument and how it may have affected people in past times.
11. They like to answer the hows and whys, rather than be awed by the finished product. Sometimes for no other reason than to connect and appreciate the works of another intelligent mind that put just as much intelligence and thought into their project.

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E. Hunter's comments on the Enhancer and Investigator:

1. The Enhancer and Investigator are rare because intelligence itself is rare. IQ comes first and Behaviour Pattern second. Both INTJ and INFJ belong in the top four for IQ.

2. Not only do both have an extremely high IQ, they also have very good survival skills. Growing up as either can be sheer hell.

3. Neither are very social with the Enhancer not exactly known to be a social animal. And yet Homo sapiens has been a social animal for all its evolutionary lifespan. Both marry late and get only a few children and many never have any. Yet intelligence is very much hereditary.

4. Being either is not likely to make them popular during teenage years. (Being a Perfectionist is even more painful!) And yet the teenage years are the formative age where one’s self image, attitude towards the society, attitude towards people in general and socialization occurs. Many, if not most, Enhancers and Investigators have bruises and deep scars from those years. The Enhancer is seen as a loner or a villain, while the Investigator is seen as a dreamer or a crank. Neither of those images are likely to attract the opposite sex and make them popular amongst the opposite sex. One has to settle on who qualifies and it is not likely that the genes which bear the Enhancer and Investigator INFJ traits will be passed on.

5. Moreover, both types share the same stress function (Extraverted Sensing) which is a good stress function when acting alone but not a good one when acting in a group. The evolutionary pressure is against both. Internally broken of both patterns are likely to have a death wish and act dangerously and take risks that 'healthy' people would not take. Both the INTJ and INFJ types are grossly over-represented at a parachutists' drop zone.

6. The Enhancer is the rarest pattern amongst women (Approx. 1 in 200).

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E. Hunter's - How can you tell if someone has a high IQ or they are just a person who has filled their brain box with lots of information?

The difference between IQ and a filled brain box.

There is a big difference. The person with the higher IQ is able to assimilate what they learn and synthesize it. They comprehend it, take complex information and distill it into everyday language and simplify it for others, together with learning and absorbing new material and skills.

This is accomplished far more quickly that those of average or lower IQ and are able to problem solve quickly as well. Those with higher IQ will come up with new ideas, be creative with solutions and possess the ability to see patterns and connections between and among disparate ideas.

KEY CONCEPT TO UNDERSTAND: Memorization skill is not a measure of IQ. Some people are really good at memorizing information. That is not a measure of intelligence. It Is a brain function that excels with use and practice. Consider actors: they must memorize reams of lines for their roles. Many actors are not terribly bright people. That is easy to observed when they are themselves. (And consider that when the Hollywood types lecture the rest of the world on politics: memorizing lines is not a factor in intelligence.)

Some people with mid to low IQ are very good at taking tests that simply require memorization. They are good at game shows too — they are walking trivia buffs. But observe them if you are lucky enough to be around them on a steady basis. Watch that Mr. Trivia is not that bright with daily living, their job or in interactions. These memorization types can score well on tests and it gives a false impression of intelligence — a false positive.

Oxor is all about observation. The key will be to observe how they use the information, understand it, distill it or problem solve in daily life. Watch for how quick and fluid their mind is. If they are just a game show trivia type, the information is meaningless — it is virtually robotic and easy to observe.

The first patterns that come to mind are the Idealists - the potential Social Justice Warriors and Wokes - Persuader, Promoter, Investigator and Agent in that order (which is lower IQ to higher.

Look at woke behaviour and who follows rules. The first four. The Persuader advocates the COVID rules; the Promoter does not notice the rules until they have been fined; the Investigator will honour the rules until they get in the way while the Agent will try to escape the rules. None will question that the rules are draconian!

General rule followers. The second four:
1. Objective Thinker: Blends Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Thinking to create a highly conventional and mechanistic personality. They are often preoccupied with upholding the mechanisms of the status quo.
2. Practitioner: Blends Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling to create a highly conventional and humanistic personality. They are often preoccupied with upholding the social status quo and tending to those closest to them.
3. Appraiser: Blends Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling. Talented organizers and tenders of people who love conventional ways.
4. Director: Blends Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Thinking. Efficient managers of people that rely mostly on Introverted Sensing. Most comfortable with pre-existing rules, guidelines and objectives.

The last eight - Developer, Results, Inspirational, Counselor, Specialist, Achiever, Perfectionist and Enhancer will go with convention (i.e. a rule of conduct or behaviour, such as the wearing of clinically unproven masks) will usually have a reaction that will show up as kind of an irritant or not figure into the decision process at all.

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E. Hunter's - How can we tell if a person is an actual intelligent person or just someone who is trying to act intelligent?

Key sayings:"La culture c’est comme la confiture, moins on en a, plus on l’étale." loosely translates to: "Culture is like marmalade; the less you have, the more you spread it." If 'culture' is replaced with 'connaissance' (=knowledge) and this transforms somewhat into:
"An empty vessel makes the most noise."

Separate the wheat from the chaff: Intelligence is extremely qualitative and refined; as opposed to quantitative and cheap. Eloquent thoughts go through time and toil, profound and meaningful opinions go through a very thorough thought process. Like a fabric of exquisite quality, there is a significant amount of labour and craftsmanship intensively and patiently weaved and sewn, drawing a seamless and timeless piece, crafted with the finest materials that takes time to procure. Profound thoughts takes time.

Intelligent people in general spend far more time thinking than they do talking. A lot of their qualitative thoughts are deep-rooted in intent. Extraverts with a high level of intelligence are most likely to lie. In a study of Polish researchers they most often chose a strategy in which they used deception to achieve their goals. People with higher intelligence find it easier to lie on tests to get employment. Introverts (regardless of the level of intelligence) and extraverts with lower IQ used this strategy less often.

People who pretend to be intelligent spend a significant amount of time producing quantitative thoughts more than they think: In essence, they talk a lot more than they think.
They are much like a cheap factory that produces goods in bulk, a pretender would mass-produce the easiest and most convenient answers that offer the most set-given, cookie-cutter, one-fits-all kind of approach. There is no true measurement of context because there has been no time spent pondering on the situation with an intent to inspect and understand. Like a cheap sweatshop, the garments they produce are made from the cheapest fabric they can find, by the least qualified labourers, paid with the lowest wages, sold at the cheapest prices one can find.
Regarding the unintelligent, you will get far less than a shirt. Their opinions hold little precision and eloquence and are as cumbersome and unintuitive as can be. It is easy to spot a thought-process with little intent to give a thoughtful response. One who intends to simply say more by appearing bigger with the sheer volume of what they have to say. This is a a strong indicator of bolstering self-image. Among the mediocre, gish-gallop and voracious audacity is mistaken as confidence and assertiveness.
People who pretend to be intelligent sucessfully pull it off and people are convinced. It becomes a situation of 'the blind leading the blind'.

A more intelligent person is one who usually asks a lot more questions. They are spending a lot of time inspecting the situation and comprehending nuance in order to formulate a large framework of knowledge. One who is thoughtful in the way they offer advice does so not when they get the quickest window of opportunity, but when the situation calls for it.
A sure sign of intelligence can be seen from one who does not display themselves as an intellectual for the world to see, but as one who acts with necessity and intent. There is no underlying need or ulterior motive to look superior, because they are too busy investing themselves in solving the actual situation or giving a meaningful opinion.
Ultimately, it is ironic how the one who seems most generous with their opinions is not actually generous at all, as there is a hidden transaction for the need to look superior from these exchanges. It is the more intelligent ones who are a lot more thoughtful with their responses, as they are more concerned about getting things right and producing quality, to an extent of unrequited benefitting on their part. By being frugal with their words, the truly intelligent are more generous with their thoughts as they ensure that you are leaving the conversation with a meaningful takeaway — at least to the good extent they can offer.

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E. Hunter's - The best overall thinker:

Best Overall Thinker = A sharp minded, critical thinking based pattern.

The first patterns that come to mind are - Enhancer, Perfectionist, Developer and Inspirational.

The Enhancer's cognitive functions are the sharpest, as both studies and their reputation show. The acuteness of this pattern is prevalently known.

The Enhancer prefers to examine the bigger picture as opposed to small and specific details. Critical thinking, exploring an outer perspective and focussing on abstract information, as opposed to only concrete statistics, enhances the proficiency of completing a task or correctly analyzing it. The Enhancer is the master of this ability.

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