All About My Personality Type & Decoding the Myers-Briggs Test

by - Sunday, September 09, 2018

If you've ever taken a Myers-Briggs test, you'll see one of 16 things pop up. That thing that pops up is your MBTI-Myers-Briggs Test Indicator. If you've ever been curious about what those letters mean, this is the post for you. I use a site called 16 Personalities, which is essentially a simplified version of the MBTI test.

There are 16 types of personalities indicated in MBTI tests and they are:

  • ISTJ-The Logistician
  • INFJ-The Advocate
  • INTJ-The Architect
  • ENFJ-The Protagonist
  • ISTP-The Virtuoso
  • ESFJ-The Consul 
  • INFP-The Mediator
  • ESFP-The Entertainer
  • ENFP-The Campaigner
  • ESTP-The Entrepreneur
  • ESTJ-The Executive
  • ENTJ-The Commander
  • INTP-The Logician 
  • ISFJ-The Defender
  • ENTP-The Debater
  • ISFP-The Adventurer
16 Personalities breaks up the 16 personality types into 4 subcategories. 

Analysts: 
  • INTJ
  • INTP
  • ENTJ
  • ENTP
Diplomats: 
  • INFJ
  • INFP
  • ENFJ
  • ENFP
Sentinels:
  • ISTJ
  • ISFJ
  • ESTJ
  • ESFJ
Explorers: 
  1. ISFP
  2. ISTP
  3. ESTP
  4. ESFP
You must be asking yourself, "well what do these letters mean?"
Introvert vs Extrovert
The "I" and "E" in the first letter of your MBTI type determines what happens when you hang out with a bunch of people, essentially. If you are extroverted, you cannot wait for the next time you hang out with people, and you get energy from being around people. If you are introverted, like I am, being around people drains you and you get energy from being by yourself. 

Observant vs Intuitive 
This is where the "S" and "N" come in. It seems pretty strange that they didn't call it O and I, but there's already an I in the Introvert vs Extrovert category. Observant people tend to be more practical, while Intuitive people tend to be more imaginative. My personality type is ISFP, so I tend to be more practical than imaginative as I don't particularly have a big imagination and go off to fantasy land. I also love experiencing present things that are happening instead of imagining what it must be like. 

Thinking vs Feeling
This is the third letter of your MBTI type (T or F), and it shows how you make decisions and deal with emotions. The Thinking type tends to be logical and rational, while the Feeling type lets their emotions take over. This seems to be applicable because I do have a very short temper. 

Judging vs Prospecting
Judging people are very organized and have a plan for everything, while Prospecting people tend to improvise on the spot. This is the last letter of your MBTI type (J vs P)

Assertive vs Turbulent
These are basically how confidently you can handle your abilities and decisions. Assertive people are less likely to be anxious under stress and are as cool as a cucumber, whereas turbulent people buckle like a suspension bridge in the wind if they are under stress. This is the fifth and most recent addition to the MBTI test (A vs T)


Here are my results:

These personality tests can be great to determine which job is best for you as well as figuring out some other things like work style, relationships, and life in general. 

Have you taken a Myers-Briggs Test before?


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