Sixteen Types


The Sixteen Types

The sixteen types were devised by grouping together Introverts, Extroverts, iNtuitives, Sensors, Feelers, Thinkers, Judgers and Perceivers. Your type is based on what you love, what you enjoy, what gives you motivation, and what gives you relief from stress and anxiety. Your type reflects you at your best. That’s why I often call your personality type your flow type or your hero type. Because at many times, you can take on traits of the other fifteen types, but who you are at your best, that is your true personality type.

ESFJ ESFP ESTP ESTJ ISFJ ISFP ISTP ISTJ INFJ INFP INTP INTJ ENFJ ENFP ENTP ENTJ Socials (SF) Practicals (ST) Idealists (NF) Rationals (NT) Leaders (IJ) Executives (EJ) Explorers (EP) Advisors (IP)

Here are the sixteen types discussed in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) grouped by their dominant values, NF, NT, ST, SF. Also grouped by temperament: IJ, EJ, EP and IP. Click on the types to learn more!

Personality Traits

Introvert (I)

Extravert (E)

  • Introverts tend to either be distanced, thoughtful, and reflective types, or restless, rushed, and hurried types. This depends on their health.
  • The core trait driving introversion appears to be warning receptors in the mind signalling introverts to take things slow, one step at a time.
  • Introverts need a steady and slow environment that allows them time to think ahead of the situation. Introverts also need to explain and rationalise their process before they move forward.
  • Extraverts tend to either be swift, active, and hands-on types, or shy, withdrawn, and melancholic types.
  • Extraverts tend to have fewer than average warning sensors in the mind. They are more readily given the signal to go, proceed, and move forward.
  • The extraverts need more fast-paced, and action oriented environments, where there is always new information to take in and act on.

Intuition (N)

Sensing (S)

  • The core biological trait driving intuition is higher than average sensitivity to smells, sensations, sounds, and visuals.
  • Sensitive types tend to need more imaginative processing and more intuition to help direct their sensory processing.
  • Intuitives tend to be mentally-directed types, energised by ideas, possibilities, and the unusual. Leave things open and creative for the intuitives.
  • Sensors tend to be unusually sensitive to ideas, imaginations, and intuitions.
  • Sensing types need more physical action and physical sensations to help balance out intuitive whims and ideas.
  • Sensors tend to be physical-oriented types, energised by action, hands-on experience, loud sounds, and strong, bright visuals. Make things concrete and clear for the sensors.

Feeling (F)

Thinking (T)

  • The core neurological network involved with feeling appears to be the default-mode network. It’s involved with storytelling, daydreaming, and aesthetical thought.
  • Feelers tend to exist on a spectrum of the most warm, and the most cold people, depending on how healthy they are.
  • Feelers need informal, open-ended, fluid settings that invite dreams, storytelling, and character-building to become more warm, or they become cold and feel like they have lost their spark.
  • Thinking types tend to use a network in the mind called the task-positive network. This network is involved with procedures, tasks, and active, conscious focus on an activity.
  • Thinkers tend to make out a spectrum of the most strong, tough, and assertive types. But also the most weak, fragile, and easily hurt types.
  • Thinkers need frequent logical action, instructions, and procedures to help ground and direct their thoughts, or they lose their power and precision.

Perceiving

Judging

  • The core trait of a perceiving type is to be easily interested in novelty, but also to easily lose interest in novelty once something new appears.
  • Perceivers exist on a scale of the most adaptive and free-flow types, and the most constrained and rules-oriented types. This is because some perceivers will work hard to enforce organisation in their own life, where other perceivers move more on whim and instinct.
  • Perceiving types tend to need freedom and opportunity to explore new ideas as they come up. Make the perceivers involved with how ideas and projects are implemented. Ask them for input on new information.
  • Judging types tend to take time to get interested in a task, but once they’re into it, they can keep going for a long time.
  • Judging types exist on a scale of the worlds most proactive types, and the most reactive, as judgers without motivation will easily let others control them. Judgers with motivation will be quick to enforce their will on other people.
  • The Judging types need focus and discipline to become more motivated. Give them time to work on a task in an environment with little interruptions.

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