MBTI: Which Personality Type Are You?

 

“God! Why is he so uptight?”

“No! He’s not uptight, he’s just a little reserved and shy around new people.”

 

Several times each day, we are judging the people around us. Whether we do it knowingly (consciously) or unknowingly (sub/unconsciously), we’re doing it all the time.

We wonder why people act in certain ways. We wonder what personality trait causes someone to behave in one way, and someone else to behave differently. We keep thinking why people say what they say and do what they do.

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This isn’t a new concept. It has been happening for centuries and that is why various psychologists proposed personality theories. By being able to measure personality traits and types, it became easier for us to make sense of the humans around us.

 

One such measurement is the MBTI.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator, also known as the MBTI, is tool for measuring personality that considers two extremes on four different parameters.

 

The parameters are:

Mind (attitude): Extraverted (expressive) or Introverted (reserved): E or I

Energy (function): Sensing (observant) or Intuitive (introspective): S or N

Nature (function): Thinking (tough-minded) or Feeling (friendly): T or F

Tactics (lifestyle preference): Judging (scheduling) or Perceiving (probing): J or P

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Based on these characteristics, people can be classified into one of 16 personality types.

 

These are:

 

ENTJ – Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

Qualities: Visioning, determined, innovative, strategic, outgoing, strategic

Career: Field-marshall, Reformer, Director

 

ENTP – Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

Qualities: Visioning, risk-taking, innovative, outgoing, adaptable

Career: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Explorer

 

ENFJ – Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

Qualities: Valuing, friendly, innovative, supportive, idealistic, developing, engaging, moblising

Career: Teacher

 

ENFP – Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

Qualities: Valuing, optimistic, innovative, compassionate, versatile, enthusiastic, passionate, catalyst

Career: Champion

 

ESTJ – Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, Judging

Qualities: Directing, organized, practical, logical, outgoing, coordinating, efficient, driving

Career: Supervisor

 

ESTP – Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, Perceiving

Qualities: Directing, energetic, practical, pragmatic, spontaneous, dynamic, mavericks

Career: Activist, Promoter

 

ESFJ – Extraverted, Observant, Feeling, Judging

Qualities: Relating, friendly, practical, loyal, organized, supporting, committed

Career: Provider, Builder

 

ESFP – Extraverted, Observant, Feeling, Perceiving

Qualities: Relating, spontaneous, practical, friendly, harmonious, fun-loving, enthusiastic, improvising

Career: Performer

 

INTJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

Qualities: Visioning, independent, innovative, analytical, purposeful

Career: Mastermind, Strategist

 

INTP – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

Qualities: Visioning, questioning, innovative, objective, abstract, expansive

Career: Architect, Conceptualiser, Analyst

 

INFJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging

Qualities: Valuing, devoted, innovative, idealistic, compassionate, insightful, motivating

Career: Guide, Counselor

 

INFP – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

Qualities: Valuing, insightful, innovative, idealistic, adaptable, inspired

Career: Humanist, Healer, Crusader

 

ISTJ – Introverted, Observant, Thinking, Judging

Qualities: Directing, dutiful, practical, logical, methodical, traditionalist, responsible, executing

Career: Inspector

 

ISTP – Introverted, Observant, Thinking, Perceiving

Qualities: Directing, expedient, practical, objective, adaptable, problem-solving, nimble, pragmatic

Career: Operator, Crafter

 

ISFJ – Introverted, Observant, Feeling, Judging

Qualities: Relating, dutiful, practical, supportive, meticulous, dedicated

Career: Steward, Protector

 

ISFP – Introverted, Observant, Feeling, Perceiving

Qualities: Relating, tolerant, realistic, harmonious, adaptable, practical

Career: Composer, Custodian

 

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As goes with all theories of psychology, the personality type a person is will not remain the same throughout his/her lifetime. People continue to involve and change and thus so do the measurements on any personality tests.

 

So what type are you? Does your career match? Find out!

Click here to take the test: http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

 

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