Discover your personality type. Take the Myers-Briggs test.
A couple of days ago, I came across a personality type test that I found quite interesting. For some reason, these little quizzes intrigue me. I like to see if they confirm the personality type I think I am. This test is called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and it indicates how people perceive the world around them, and make decisions. Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs identified 16 different personality types.
Well, I took the test and let me tell you.. I am a “Campaigner”! This is the name of my personality type or ENFP (that’s the personality code). Supposedly, I am a free sprit that enjoys the social and emotional connections I make with others. According to the profile description, I am independent, energetic (I don’t know about this one) and compassionate. Also a people pleaser, intuitive, emotional, friendly and best of all…know how to relax!! I like this last one, so true! This type also comes with some weaknesses like over thinking things, and easily getting stressed when can’t please everybody. “Campaigners” like me are Carrie Bradshow from Sex & the City and Phil Dunphy from Modern Family! I pretty much agree with everything, it describes me very good!
So, I did my little research, and now I am ready to explain and show you the test. It’s very short and easy. It will be fun to find out what personality type you are! Just pick a profile side for each of the four parts, and remember the correspondent letter.
1– ORIGIN OF OUR ENERGY
We all know there are two sides of our nature. People have a different preference in the way they gain energy. It can come from the internal, introspective world, or the external, interactive world. That reflects on being INTROVERT or EXTROVERT.
2– THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND AND PROCESS INFORMATION
We can perceive the world in two different ways, using the SENSING or the INTUITIVE side of our nature. The first one is through our senses, experiences and facts. The second one is through interpretation, imagination and ideas.
3– HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS
We naturally make decisions by THINKING or FEELING . The first one deals with information in an analytical, logical, practical way, the second one deals with it in an emotional, and subjective way.
4– HOW WE DEAL WITH THE OUTSIDE UNIVERSE
When we face the outside world with a plan, we use a JUDGING lifestyle. On the other hand, when we take the world as it comes, we use a PERCEIVING lifestyle.
This test is pretty revealing, my husband took it too, and wow.. it matched his personality 100%. He is ISTJ, or a Logistician, totally opposite from me…but that’s the way he really is. I admit that, on some aspects, I felt like I was in the middle line. I was able to recognize myself in some characteristics from both sides. For example between judging and perceiving, I am not totally dominating one side, I can share some qualities from the both of them. So, we might show tendencies from both profiles, but, at the end, we still have a general preference for one or the other.
Well, my combination of letters was ENFP, what is yours? I read somewhere that INFJ, or Advocate, is supposedly the rarest personality type…
Myers Briggs Types by Jake Beech (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons/Cropped from original.
Go to this website https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types and discover your personality type. They have a more accurate test and some fun facts. So are you a diplomat, a defender, or maybe a campaigner like me?