Have you ever wondered about personality types? How people perceive the world and make decisions? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers can help indicate a person’s psychological preferences. The MBTI has sixteen distinctive personality traits that are based upon an individual’s psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Millions of MBTI tests have been taken by people and used for a variety of different things such as; career exploration, education, and relationships.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Do you prefer to just accept the fact or add meaning to the information? When you make decisions do you rely on your feelings or do you use your mind to make them? Are you more of a judging or perceiving person? These kinds of questions help determine which one of sixteen personality traits you have.
In order to determine your personality type, you must take a test and answer various questions on how you feel, think, judge, perceive, sense, etc.in that specific situation. There are four different letters that give you your MBTI in the end. You can either be an I- introvert or E- extrovert, S- sensing or N- intuitive, T- thinking or F- feeling, and J-judging or P-perceiving kind of person. The sixteen MBTI traits are: ISFP, ISTJ, ISFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ESTJ, ESFJ, INTP, INFP, INTJ, INFJ, ENTP, ENFP, ENTJ, ENFJ.
Each personality type has specific kinds of traits that cater to that one group. More information can be found on the web after the test is taken.
I personally took the online test at MTBI and this website had stated that I was an INTP. INTP’s are apparently only make up three percent of the population. The website states “INTPs pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, or the dreamy professor, INTPs have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history.” Interesting, I told myself. I’ve always wondered what my family’s personality traits are and I’m in the process of having them all take the test just to ease my curiosity. Maybe you, the reader, can take the test too. 😉Let me know your results in the comment section below!