MBTI Info

MBTI

Have you ever wondered what your MBTI type is?

In this section of the website, you can discover your own MBTI type by taking an MBTI test as well as reading the descriptions provided.

About MBTI

MBTI stands for Myer-Briggs Type Indicator and was originally created by Carl Jung before being further developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. The MBTI is a personality test that determines what type of person you are. You can be either an introvert or extrovert, an intuitive person or sensing person, a thinker or feeler and a judger or a perceiver. To find out more about these types, please feel free to take the test or read the descriptions for each type.

Test

Question 1- Introvert or Extrovert?

Introvert– prefer to be alone, quite, reserved, listener don’t like being center of attention, tends to think inside their head a lot, needs time after social events to recharge, prefers a few loyal friends. (If you relate more to introvert, you are an I)

Extrovert- prefer to be around other people, social, has a lot of energy, likes to be center of attention, acts before thinking,  concerned with external environment, prefers to talk rather than listen. (If you relate more to extrovert, you are an E)

Question 2- Intuitive or Sensor?

Intuitive- Creative, thinks outside the box, abstract, non- conformist, enjoys theories, big picture person, prefers uniqueness, individualist, likes doing things new or different. (If you relate more to intuitive, you are an N)

Sensor- Practical, down to earth, looks at small details, follows trends, present-orientated, prefers realism, good grasp on way things work, pragmatic. (If you relate more to sensor, you are an S)

Question 3- Thinker or Feeler?

Thinking- rational, makes decisions logically, prefers maths and science, honest, can handle confrontations, has thick skin, leader type, may be considered insensitive, can deal with disharmony. (If you relate more to thinking, you are a T)

Feeling- sensitive, emotional, makes decisions based on emotion, wants harmony, doesn’t like confrontations, prefers the arts, the giving and helping type. (If you relate more to feeling, you are an F)

Question 4- Judging or Perceiving?

Judging- organized, diligent, future orientated, likes routine, cautious, serious, can’t stand running late, not good at adapting, likes to manage things, sets goals, structured life, makes timetables, clean. (If you relate more to judging, you are a J)

Perceiving- Fun, spontaneous, good at adapting, procrastinates, thinks in the present, open minded, non judgmental, disorganized, messy, goes with the flow, relaxed. (If you relate more to perceiving, you are a P)

Your four answers should give you four letters. Which type are you?

ISTJ- The Duty Fulfillers

Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.

ISTP- The Mechanics

Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who live for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Uncomplicated in their desires. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

ISFJ- The Nurturers

Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

ISFP- The Artists

Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict, and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. Not interested in leading or controlling others. Flexible and open-minded. Likely to be original and creative. Enjoy the present moment.

INFJ- The Protectors

Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

INFP- The Idealists

Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.

INTJ- The Scientists

Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

INTP- The Thinkers

Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

ESTP- The Doers

Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. “Doers” who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they’re risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.

ESTJ- The Guardians

Practical, traditional, and organized. Likely to be athletic. Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application. Have clear visions of the way things should be. Loyal and hard-working. Like to be in charge. Exceptionally capable in organizing and running activities. “Good citizens” who value security and peaceful living.

ESFP- The Performers

People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

ESFJ- The Caregivers

Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty. Value traditions and security. Interested in serving others. Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. Well-developed sense of space and function.

ENFP- The Inspirers

Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.

ENFJ- The Givers

Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

ENTP- The Visionaries

Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into “one-up-manship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

ENTJ- The Executives

Assertive and outspoken – they are driven to lead. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking. They value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.

What is your MBTI type?

Post in the comment section below.

9 Responses to MBTI Info

  1. Mike D. says:

    Come on dude make more of these. Great Site!

  2. Aimee says:

    Oops! I mean preferences.

  3. joshmckenna says:

    I’m a male xNFx.

    I favor INFJ, though I find I can function in many settings and situations as as an Extrovert and as a Perceiver, leaving me with some overlap to ENFJ, ENFP, and INFP.

    You should discuss more of the inter-archetypal flexibilities, and how the 16 personality archetypes described by Jung could potentially show 32 or 64 archetypes of varying flexibilities.

    • wifosaurus says:

      Each person has every type. Think of the dichotomies more like a scale, and that you are located somewhere between the two, not in one camp or the other.
      Don’t forget nature vs nurture. MBTI is about your natural state. Different cultures will nurture certain types and challenge others. For example, I’m an INTP, but I can be extroverted(ish), as a woman I’m constantly challenged to be more feeling than thinking, and society expects me to be organized and able to plan, which means I often have to function as a J. We can all wear all of the masks. It’s what is under those masks that is who we really are.

      There are as many varying degrees of personalities as there are human beings.

    • qwerty says:

      Yeah, totally agree. I tend to flop between an ENFP, INFP, and an INFJ. Whenever I take the test, so generally get 50/50 percentage results in multiple areas.

  4. Daniel H. says:

    Hey Just a comment, I think you should make a post based on “career”, refering to what you believe to be the best career for each type.

    • tatl33 says:

      That’s a great idea! That will be added to my list of blog entries to make! Keep sending me some more ideas🙂 What other ideas have you got?

  5. Maria says:

    So I took many mbti tests and always got ESTP, but when I took the socionics test I got ENTP…I thought that socionics and mbti where actually the same thing..Someone please explain this to me

Post a comment below

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s