Discover The Sixteen Personality Types

There are sixteen personality types in total. Every personality type is unique from the other in their values and interests, but there are also connections and similarities between certain types. 

NT – The Intellectuals

Types that primarily rely on their intelligence to achieve success in the world.

INTP

INTP

The Advisor, The Philosopher, The Catalyst, The Hacker, The Scientist

ENTP

The Adaptor, The Explorer, The Catalyst, The Hacker, The Leader

ENTJ

The Organiser, The Architect, The Explorer, The Visionary, The Leader

INTJ

The Creator, The Architect, The Philosopher, The Visionary, The Scientist

NF – The Idealists

Types that primarily rely on their dreams and values to find happiness in life.

INFJ

The Creator, The Idealist, The Visionary, The Caregiver, The Philosopher, The Utopian

ENFJ

The Idealist, The Organiser, The Lover, The Caregiver, The Visionary, The Explorer

ENFP

The Idealist, The Adaptor, The Explorer, The Lover, The Muse, The Catalyst

INFP

The Advisor, The Idealist, The Utopian, The Philosopher, The Muse, The Catalyst

SF – The Influencers

Types that primarily rely on their voice or social skills to make themselves into something.

ISFP

The Advisor, The Utopian, The Everyperson, The Performer, The Influencer, The Muse

ESFP

The Adaptor, The Influencer, The Hero, The Muse, The Performer, The Lover

ESFJ

The Influencer, The Organiser, The Hero, The Caregiver, The Citizen, The Lover

ISFJ

The Influencer, The Everyperson, The Caregiver, The Creator, The Citizen, The Utopian

ST- The Builders

Types that primarily rely on their abilities and skills to make do in the world.

ISTJ

The Builder, The Creator, The Scientist, The Architect, The Citizen, The Everyperson

ESTJ

The Hero, The Organiser, The Builder, The Leader, The Architect, The Citizen

ESTP

The Hero, The Adaptor, The Hacker, The Performer, The Builder, The Leader

ISTP

The Everyperson, The Performer, The Hacker, The Scientist, The Advisor, The Builder

What is a personality type?

Every person has a multitude of different sides to themselves, different archetypes that you can access naturally when you are in a state of flow. When you can consciously step into an archetype and take on its qualities without feeling stress or anxious, you are channeling one of the above mentioned archetypes.

You can learn about the different archetypes by studying the cognitive functions and about the dichotomies. Your four letter code explains base dichotomies, such as whether you are introverted, or extroverted. The cognitive functions describe how the different sides to your personality interact and produce a unique character.

Introverted iNtuition, for example, produces the mind of a philosopher or potentially a Sage or great thinker, while Extroverted Sensing as an archetype is the archetype of a great adventurer or hero.

How do I know my personality type?

Once you have taken the personality test, you are best of studying up on all the claims and theories and cognitive functions associated with said personality type. You should assess these definitions critically and think “Is this me – and if it is not me – what fits better?”

You can also ask me for help. I can’t tell you anything for sure, but I can help you orient yourself around the cognitive functions and then you can decide what makes sense for yourself. I do not believe typology should be used to classify or sort people. Typology should primarily be used as a tool to gain insight into self. In the end, you have to read the descriptions and think for yourself and decide what is true to you. 

NF – Dream Types

iNtuitive Feelers are mainly interested in topics and activities where they can use their imagination and their feelings. They like to focus on qualities and nuances in things. They want to do things in a way that feels natural, genuine, and good. They focus on the personal experience or feeling a person has about something. The iNtuitive Feeling state most closely resembles a state of active and joyful daydreaming.

INFP “The Seer”

Private, honest, introspective and creative. INFPs need to dive deep into things and to speak honestly and authentically about things. They prefer to do things naturally, because it feels right.

ENFP “The Dream Adaptor”

The ENFP is a good listener, authentic and expressive. They often enjoy acting, drama, and new opportunities. The ENFP looks at what could happen next. 

ENFJ “The Activist”

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. 

INFJ “The Dream Guide”

The INFJ is a sensitive yet visionary type who often has big dreams and grand ideals for themselves or for society. They value kindness and want to give of themselves. 

SF – Life Types

The sensing feeling types most  focus on their own experience of life, what they like and dislike, and how they want the world around them to be. 

ISFJ “Life Guide”

The ISFJ is sweet and charming, and modest. Their values centre around seeking understanding. They are diplomatic and love to communicate with others.  

ESFJ “Life Manager”

ESFJs show plenty discipline and organisation. They have busy calendars and many people they want to meet. They are usually engaging with people around them, and love to deal with the life puzzle.

ESFP “Life Adaptor”

ESFPs are expressive and active types. They tend to be spontaneous and natural and like to do things because it feels right. 

ISFP “Life Advisor”

The ISFPs are typically calm and patient types, that listen well and believe the truth is in the details. They like to work with practical tasks involving people, chances to listen to or understand people.

ST – Work Types

The Sensing Thinking type likes thinking practically about life, reducing it to various actions and decisions that can be made logically. The sensing thinking type is focused on what is efficient or smart. 

ESTJ

ESTJs are productive and have a strong sense of duty. They like organisation and project management. They think pragmatically about things and see direct methods to get the job done. 

ISTJ

The ISTJ personality type is even-tempered, balanced and structured. They enjoy control and working on projects. They are disciplined and organised and good at keeping track of time and what they need to do when. 

ISTP

ISTPs are attentive to detail and like having things to do. They like working with their hands at things and have a good grasp for how things work. They are able to handle what life throws at them

ESTP

The ESTP is active and engaging and likes to get attention to themselves. They are tough and spontaneous and like to see the world objectively. They are good at thinking about what to do and how to get the job done in the moment. 

NT – Idea Types

These innovators have mainly intuitive interests, liking to think or speculate about various possibilities. They enjoy abstract matters such as discussions about ideas or thinking about how to develop and finish a project.

ENTP

ENTPs are rich in ideas and good at thinking of what-ifs. They like scouting out opportunities and connecting dots. The ENTP is varied and diverse and a person of many talents. 

INTP

You’ll find INTPs to be contemplative and philosophical in their nature. They like thinking about ideas and problems and often seek original solutions to things. They tend to be able to see many potential solutions to problems.

INTJ

INTJs are strategic and love to plan and work on projects. They are strategic and think long-term about the future. INTJs tend to have a lot of focus and can spend a long time thinking about philosophy and existential prospects.

ENTJ

ENTJs love spotting good new ideas and thinking of smart ways to execute a project. They scout out options and think of how they may play out long-term. They are pragmatic and work with the system to make their ideas a reality. 

Read about the different personality traits such as introversion, extroversion, iNtuition, Sensing, Feeling, Thinking, Judging and Perceiving here: