Erik Thor’s 16 Personalities Typing School

These are some of the methods that I use to type people.

Dichotomies

Introvert vs Extrovert

Self vs Tribe
Inner vs Outer
Specific vs General

Feeling vs Thinking

Values vs Reasons
Beliefs vs Evidence
Emotions vs Logic

iNtuition vs Sensing

Questions vs Answers
Intelligence vs Resilience
Novelty vs Tradition

Judging vs Perceiving

Pushing vs Testing
Controlling vs Changing
Long-term vs Now

Cognitive Functions

We use all cognitive functions but most importantly, do we use them in flow, or as a result of sudden inspiration? Do we use them forcefully, under stress, or do we use them unconsciously, in auto-pilot, without awareness?

Flow

Flow functions are dominant, warm, passionate, and positive

Autopilot

Autopilot functions are assertive, cold, impartial and unbiased

Inspiration

Inspirational functions are challenging, positive, warm and insecure

Stress

Stress functions are submissive, cautious, and conscientious

Decision-making

Feeling Judging

Communicate
Share
Loyalty

Feeling Perceiving

Listen
Verify
Perceive

Thinking Judging

Assert
Plan
Drive

Thinking Perceiving

Argue
Barter
Measure

Thinking Perceivers have a cold listening style and a stressed communication style. Feeling Judging types have a cold, impartial planning style, and a tendency to become argumentative under stress.

Observation

Introverted iNtuition

Theories
Philosophy
Abstraction

Extroverted iNtuition

Opportunity
Pattern-recognition
Transformation

Introverted Sensing

Knowledge
Preparation
Observe

Extroverted Sensing

Experience
Attention
Presence

Extroverted iNtuitive types transform and create opportunities around them. Under stress they tend to switch to preparation mode. When inspired, they can become immersed with theories and insight.

Evaluation

Extroverted Feeling

Connect
Sympathise
Advocate

Introverted Feeling

Understand
Empathise
Forgive

Extroverted Thinking

Statistical
Pragmatic
Objective

Introverted Thinking

Perfect
Reason
Master

Ti types tend to seek perfection and excellence in everything they do. When insecure, they can hide behind objective evidence as a wall. When stressed, they feel more desperate to connect with and be understood by others.

Communication

iNtuitive Perceiving

Change
Edit
Adjust

iNtuitive Judging

Focus
Conceptualise
Speculate

Sensing Perceiving

Adapt
Experience
Try

Sensing Judging

Organize
Structure
Host

In flow, Sensing Judging types find joy and passion in organising and taking control of their surroundings. In stress, they can become distracted, erratic, and unable to stick to anything.

My celebrity library

Celebrity Personalities

How do you type people and what methods do you use to find out a persons personality type? Let me know if you have any questions about these base distinctions.