Personality Type

8 05 2009

Have you ever taken the Jung-Myers-Briggs Typology Test or at least heard of it? It’s kind of cool. It’s devised based on Carl Jung and Myers-Briggs personality approach, which enables us to know about our personality types and helps make better career choices. 

You can take this test here

The theory basically divides people based on their attitudes and preferences in certain cognitive functions. 

Attitudes:

  • Extravert(E) Vs Introvert (I) 

Cognitive Functions:

  • Sensing (S) Vs Intuition (N)
  • Feeling (F) Vs Thinking (T)
  • Judging (J) Vs Perceiving (P) 

If you want to know more about these attitudes and cognitive functions, click here

So, there are 16 possible personality types and the brief descriptions for each can be found in the Myers-Briggs Foundation website

I’m not sure how consistent the results will be if you take the test more than once. For me, there has been only a slight variation.

I took it for the first time at least 6 months ago and the result was E S F J: 
§ slightly expressed extravert
§ moderately expressed sensing personality
§ moderately expressed feeling personality
§ moderately expressed judging personality
When I took the test today, it was I S F J: 
§ slightly expressed introvert
§ moderately expressed sensing personality
§ moderately expressed feeling personality
§ slightly expressed judging personality

I took it for the first time at least 6 months ago and the result was E S F J: 

  • slightly expressed extravert
  • moderately expressed sensing personality
  • moderately expressed feeling personality
  • moderately expressed judging personality

When I took the test today, it was I S F J: 

  • slightly expressed introvert
  • moderately expressed sensing personality
  • moderately expressed feeling personality
  • slightly expressed judging personality 

Actually, it wasn’t much of a difference because in the first case, I was only 1% Extravert. 

And my personality can be best described as:

Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home. 

Wow, seems cool to me! 

Come on, take the test. It’s fun and helpful too. 

Besides making more suitable career choices, this information can help you improve your personal relationships too. When you know that certain behavior or actions of the other person are because of his or her personality type, rather than intended for you, you can develop an entirely new way of dealing  with issues in your everyday life.

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