Personality Traits | What are the different personality traits of the 16 personalities?

THE PERSONALITY TRAITS

Extroversion | Outgoingness | Action

Extroversion | Outgoingness | Action

You are inclined to take action. You do not like to sit still or wait for…

Introversion (The Healer Archetype)

Introversion (The Healer Archetype)

You are patient. You prefer to take things slowly and steadily. You take a step-by-step approach…

iNtuition | Intuitives | Creativity

iNtuition | Intuitives | Creativity

iNtuition - your need towards creativity. iNtuitives value change, originality, and freedom. Intuition comes in two…

Sensing | Tradition | Resilience

Sensing | Tradition | Resilience

Your love of presence, action, and experience. Sensing types live rich, busy lives, focused on doing…

Thinking | System-thinking | Reason

Thinking | System-thinking | Reason

Thinking describes how much you enjoy disagreement, critical thinking, and systematic thinking. There are Introverted Thinkers…

Feeling | Benevolence | Social thinking

Feeling | Benevolence | Social thinking

Feeling describes how much you value cooperation, agreement, and harmony. There are two kinds of Feeling:…

Judging | Leadership | Goal-orientedness

Judging | Leadership | Goal-orientedness

Judging describes how much you value goals, leadership and organisation. Judging types tend to value things…

Perceiving | Openness | Adaptability

Perceiving | Openness | Adaptability

Perceiving describes how much you value freedom, change, and adaptability. The Perceiving types are adaptable, free-spirited,…

Assertiveness | Confidence | Optimism

Assertiveness | Confidence | Optimism

Assertive types are positive, optimistic, and confident in themselves. You tend to emphasise your skills and…

Turbulence | Neuroticism | Self-doubt

Turbulence | Neuroticism | Self-doubt

Turbulent types tend to doubt themselves and can have a more negative outlook on life. Turbulent…

What are the different personality traits?

What are the MBTI personality traits?

Introversion, Extroversion, iNtuition, Sensing, Feeling, Thinking, Judging and Perceiving. Later, people have also started talking about Assertiveness and Turbulence. I also talk about whether people have a more easygoing or serious approach to life.

Who coined the personality traits in the 16 personalities?

Carl Jung came up with the theory behind Introversion, Extroversion, Sensing, iNtuition, Feeling and Thinking. Judging and Perceiving were later additions, added by Isabella Briggs. Assertiveness and Turbulence were added based on the scale Neuroticism in the Big 5.

What is Assertiveness?

What is Turbulence?

Turbulent: If you are anxious and prone to self-doubt

What are the different personality traits?

What is Extroversion?

Extroversion is the archetype of a Fighter - someone that gets energy from social interaction and enjoys fast-paced activities with other people. An extrovert can still be shy or reserved, or socially anxious.

What is Introversion?

Introversion is the archetype of a Healer - someone that gets energy from alone time, and values slow-paced, careful activities so that they can focus on balance. An introvert can still be outgoing, talkative, or direct - only you will notice that this drains them over time.

What is iNtuition?

iNtuition is the archetype of a Magician - someone that seeks mastery and wisdom. You are an iNtuitive if you enjoy learning new things and engaging in intellectual activities. You can still go to the gym, take an interest in sports or practical tasks.

What is Sensing?

Sensing is the archetype of an Everyperson. Having Sensing does not mean that you don't understand intellectual topics, only that they don't stimulate you. You prefer more normal and everyday situations. Intellectual topics are only worthwhile if they can be applied to an everyday situation or activity.

What is Feeling?

Feeling is the archetype of a Helper, or someone that focuses on benevolent activities. Being a Feeling type means that you value collaboration, cooperative activities and harmony. You are motivated by being a good person and contributing something positive to the world.

What is Thinking?

Thinking is the archetype of a Reformer or Fixer. Thinking suggests that you value competitive, analytical and task-oriented activities. You like to test your wit and ability in different tasks and situations. You can still be friendly and charming towards other people, but it can take conscious effort and can feel boring over time.

What is Judging?

Judging is the archetype of control and the Ruler. Judging types get more motivation from pursuing long-term goals and having focus on one activity or project. They get stressed by having multiple things to do at the same time or needing to adjust their course often.

What is Perceiving?

Perceiving is the archetype of a Rebel. Perceiving types get more motivation from short term tasks and adaptable situations. You get stressed by having to work for a long time on one activity or needing to stay on a set course for a longer time.

What is Assertiveness?

Assertiveness is the archetype of a hero. Assertive types tend to be direct, confident, and trusting in themselves. It is not that you don't doubt yourself sometimes, but that you are able to complete a task even if you have doubts or fear.

What is Turbulence?

Turbulence is the archetype of a worrier. Turbulent types tend to struggle with mood swings, and a lack of confidence. Though you do have situations where you feel confident, you generally approach yourself critically.

What is Playfulness?

Playfulness is the archetype of a sidekick character. You approach situations in a fun and easygoing way, because you enjoy it. You can sometimes neglect chores and duties.

What is Industriousness?

Industrious types are natural Workers. They put a lot of energy and effort into a task, even if it brings them stress and difficulty. You prefer to get chores out of the way before you move on to more fun tasks.

The Cognitive Functions

The Cognitive Functions describe how different personality traits combine so that we can perform more complex actions.

Learn about the cognitive functions here!

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