If you’ve heard all about personality types and want to know yours right away, just visit the best resource that I know of regarding personality tests 16personalities.com. If you don’t mind sharing, let’s know how accurate your result profile was in the comment section… and, if you would like to know a little bit more about the 16 personalities, read on!
Knowing your personality type isn’t about defining yourself, it’s more about understanding the predominant patterns in which you’re likely to act. It makes you recognise yourself a bit more, sort of like looking in a mirror. Keep in mind though that some mirrors are skewed, so not all the feedback from your personality test will be 100% accurate. There are also those blurred lines across personality types, which might make you identify with multiple personalities, but as you go through different levels of self discovery keep in mind that your ultimate goal is to identify your strengths and improve on them and not put yourself in a box.
There’s a lot to wrap your head around when it comes to human psychology and self discovery, today, we’ll be taking the 16 personalities route. Why the 16 personalities? Well, the 16 personalities are derived from a variation of comparing:
Introversion(I) vs. Extroversion(E)
You may identify introverts with being predominantly quiet and reserved, and extroverts as more loud and outgoing types, however, there are more layers to being an introvert or extrovert. The personality test weighs just how introverted or extroverted you are. It’s rare to be 100% or 0% at anything, no matter how much of an extrovert you are you will still have to spend some time alone, also, regardless of your level of introversion you still have to interact with people.
Sensing(S) vs. Intuition(N)
Sensing in this case refers to making use of your 5 senses (smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing) to process information. Sensing personalities are usually referred to as the ‘real’,’practical’,’what you see is what you get’ type of people. Intuition on the other hand refers to personality types who look beyond themselves to process information, they a broad thinkers.They consider external forces, future patterns, theories and are often referred to as dreamers.
Thinking(T) vs. Feeling(F)
This is pretty straightforward, lol. Thinkers process information through the head, while feelers process information through the heart (we just say heart, the brain still does all the work in the end). But yeah, thinkers are the more logical type, they make decisions based on things which can be explained. Feelers on the other hand go with the wind of the moment, they make decisions based on their emotions.
Judging(J) vs. Perceiving(P)
I didn’t come up with the naming conventions so I don’t know exactly why this aspect is called ‘judging’ and ‘perceiving’. Anyways, Judging personalities refer to people who like structure, stick to timelines, and do things in a sequenced or organised manner. Perceiving personalities on the other hand feel limited by structure. Perceivers love no boundaries, they are strongest being innovative on the fly. You can say perceivers are out of control!
A combination of the above groups result the 16 broad personality types:
INTJ – The Architect
INTP – The Logician
ENTJ – The Commander
ENTP – The Debater
INFJ – The Advocate
INFP – The Mediator
ENFJ – The Protagonist
ENFP – The Campaigner
ISTJ – The Logistician
ISFJ – The Defender
ESTJ – The Executive
ESFJ – The Consul
ISTP – The Virtuoso
ISFP – The Adventurer
ESTP – The Entrepreneur
ESFP – The Entertainer
So which do you think I am? (if you know me personally, I’ve probably already shared it with you prior to this so don’t guess). My personality profile from 16personalities.com was 98% accurate, how about yours?