Everyone has their own unique values and interests. What is your personality type? My name is Erik Thor and I have studied personality psychology for many years now and discovered many secrets to human behavior. I develop personality tests, videos, articles, and theories that can help people understand each other better.
Do you direct your attention inside or outwards?
Collect and gather information in the world and from real experiences. Use, experience, or try something new. Think about other people and places you could visit or things you could do on a day. Go out and try something and see what happens.
Save and store and access old information. Think back to something you did or how you did it in the past. Ask yourself a question and form your own theory about how something is or should be. Take caution and wait and observe or think about a situation before you do something.
Abstract topics or practical matters?
Manage abstract or conceptual information. Learn and master new information and novelty. Entertain a what-if or a hypothetical question. Try to learn something new or go somewhere you’ve never been before.
Act or make something tangible or real. Have an experience or go out and feel or try something for yourself. Master or practice something until you know it inside and out.
E, I, N, S, these are four of the eight dichotomies that form the base of the MBTI. Extroversion and Introversion is connected to your temperament and natural attitude to life. Sensing and iNtuition describe your overall hobbies and primary interests in life. I developed and started digging into these dichotomies using Neojungian Typology, which offers a fresh and psychological take on personality psychology.
Cooperation or competition?
Share feedback or experiences with others. Communicate or listen to others to get information about how to deal with a situation. Listen to social cues and cooperate with your environment to know what is best.
Trade or make agreements with others and negotiate to get forward in a situation. Look at the facts and statistics and use the numbers to your advantage to deal with a problem. Set up and manage rules and use your reasoning to get ahead. Think critically about a situation or take charge to make progress on a task.
Long-term goals or short-term rewards?
Play and think creatively about different ways to solve a problem. Go with the flow and take the day as it comes. Try something out and see what happens. Twist and turn something or weigh options and see which one comes out on top. Make a pro or con list or juggle multiple ideas in your head at the same time.
Judge and determine the best long-term course of action. Narrow down from options to the best decision. Straighten and arrange and develop something from point A to B. Keep a steady course or a clear direction towards a destination. Follow the rules or guidelines to do something better.
A personality type is a combination of parts, but not all of these above attributes. The INFJ combines Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling and Judging. The ESTP is Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking and Perceiving. All these processes have to be balanced with one another but are sometimes in conflict.
1. Learn about the different MBTI types
An MBTI personality type has a combination of values that are unique to their personality type. Free-spiritedness, honesty, diversity, passion, that’s for the ENFP personality type. Humility, discipline, ambition and critical thinking, that is for the ISTJ. Some parts of your personality may be easy to notice, for example, you may be an unusually open-minded ENFP or an unusually reserved ISTJ.
Watch my videos to learn about the different personality types in depth!
Neojungian Typology is a flow psychology
I type people based on who they are at their best, looking for which cognitive functions that seem to put them in a positive state of flow and control, as opposed to what puts them in a state of stress or anxiety. I group people by subtypes based on personal preferences or flow styles. I use sixteen cognitive functions based on whether you are introverted, extroverted, judging, or perceiving, intuitive, sensing, or feeling or thinking.
Learn To Read Personality Types
Learn to spot and understand the values of your friends, family members, and coworkers. Become better at understanding what other people want and need.
3. Start Developing Your Cognitive Functions
Everyone has a set of mental processes that literally occupy your mind and thinking on a daily basis. A person that can master and recognise their own mind and thinking patterns will become less prone to mental fallacies and cognitive bias. Make sure your mind is working for you, not against you.
What is your flow type?
The study of personality types and personality psychology can teach you how to maintain a positive state of flow. Using Carl Jung’s theories, I have created a system of sixteen flow types. Every flow type has a set of interests, hobbies, values, and actions that will put them in a positive state of energy, motivation and confidence. What is your type of flow?
Personality psychology has a way of pinpointing how we work and makes us feel understood. It also helps us become better at motivating ourselves. It can help you find the right career and it can help you find more happiness and joy in life. As you become better at understanding other people, you also find yourself developing interpersonal skills, and become better at dealing with other people.
The Personality types
Perhaps you have heard of the DiSC personality instrument, that groups personality types into four colours. If you’re already familiar with this theory you can also use it to understand the MBTI. In the MBTI, there are sixteen personality types, of which four are versions of the DiSC personality types. The other twelve are combinations of the different colours. Perhaps you were always a mix or red and blue? Find out now.
What you see here are four common groupings of personality types. The proactives tend to always be focused on doing something. They are dominant and competitive and know how to get results. The Dreamers are idealistic and harmony-seeking. They like to help out and to have a positive impact on the world, but struggle to get their voice heard. The Influencers tend to be cheery and positive and enjoy making friends and building communities. And the blue rationals like to work on their ideas and to create projects and new designs.
They like to help out and to have a positive impact on the world, but struggle to get their voice heard. The Influencers tend to be cheery and positive and enjoy making friends and building communities. And the blue rationals like to work on their ideas and to create projects and new designs.
The ESTJ personality type is active, productive, and dominant. They like to compete and to get their voice heard. They’re not unfamiliar to fighting for what they want and know how to get what they want. They’re one of the four proactives.
Private, blunt, and focused on accuracy, the INTP types like to study and think about life theoretically. The focus is on what things may be and how things really work. The INTP tries to develop and innovate and create new things, using knowledge and research and rational prowess. They represent one of the four rationals.
ENFJs tend to love talking about dreams and opportunities with other people. They have wild ideas and love to work long-term towards a grand project or idea. T
The ESFP is social and good at making friends and connections with others. Lively and energetic, they tend to be influential types that want to set a positive example in the community. They like to play and they like to have fun with others and prefer to live in the now rather than worry about what is to come. And they represent one of the four Influencers.
Beyond the above four, there are sixteen personality types in total and all have different personality traits. They think and see the world in a unique way, different than everyone else. Your personality type is your hero code and defines what you think it means to be a hero or to be in flow.
The Red ESTP finds flow in action, spontaneity and problem-solving. The Green INFP in philosophy, change, and doing the right thing ethically. But there are also ENTP and ISTP personality types and many more.