Meet The MBTI Types
In this article, I am going to talk about the sixteen personality types. Firstly, there are 16 personality types in total. What are the personality types and why should you want to know which MBTI personality type you are? To answer that question, let’s talk about flow.
Importantly, we know we are all different. That means, we think differently from one another. In this article, we will talk about flow. You could say that flow is the result of being able to live your life in accordance with your values.
Let’s talk about those values. We all have different values. We enjoy and like different things. When we feel at our best, we are in a flow state. Therefore, that means, we feel fully confident about what we do. We like what we do. It feels good to be doing this. Even better, it feels like we were meant to do this.
In summary, in the world of personality psychology, there are Introverts and Extroverts, Sensors and iNtuitives, Feeling and Thinking types, as well as Judging and Perceiving types.
The 16 Personalities
In short, there are sixteen personality types. These MBTI types were first developed by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
First of all, these MBTI types were slightly based and inspired by Carl Jung’s early works on personality psychology. Secondly, the study of these types can help you understand more about yourself and your friends and family members. Let’s talk more about that.
Lastly, the MBTI types describe our differences in values and interests. Some are more creative. Other people are more practically inclined. One group we can talk about is The Testers. Who are the Testers?
Extroverted Perceiving ‘Testers’
Let’s begin with the testers. To start off, Extroverted Perceiving types are ‘Tester’ types. Testers are known for good reflexes and an ability to improvise and think fast. Importantly, they spot new developments around them and choose the right tactics to respond to the situation. Testers like to pick up on new ideas and possibilities and to see what they can do with them.
In conclusion, Testers are often analytically inclined and good studies. They tend to absorb vast amounts of information very quickly. There are four tester types:
ENFP ‘The Dreamer’
ESFP ‘The Performer’
ENTP ‘The Inventor’
ESTP ‘ The Doer’
Extroverted Judging ‘Drivers’
Secondly, let’s talk about Extroverted Judging types. These types are strong in driving and motivating their environment. As a Driver, you tend to enact change and action around them. Moreover, they can sometimes be pushy or bossy. Drivers pick up on new possibilities around them, take initiative, and try to improve them for the better.
Furthermore, they like to show control externally and are always thinking about how they can better influence their situation in a positive way.
ENFJ ‘The Humanist’
ESFJ ‘The Friend’
ENTJ ‘The Entrepreneur’
ESTJ ‘The Producer’
Introverted Judging ‘Makers’
Thirdly, we have the makers. Introverted Judging types are Makers. They tend to develop new ideas and concepts. Moreover, Makers take their time to work on and put something together from start to finish. Lastly, as a maker, you prefer to start from the beginning rather than to start in the middle with a half-baked idea.
INFJ ‘The Guru’
ISFJ ‘The Teacher’
INTJ ‘The Visionary’
ISTJ ‘The Builder’
Introverted Perceiving ‘Editors’
Lastly, Introverted Perceivers are Shapers and tend to focus on how to improve and adjust things to be better. Moreover, Editors enjoy to give feedback, test, and make edits. They pick up on and improve on things around them. The Editors enjoy flawed ideas with potential. In conclusion, they observe and think of better ways to do things.
INFP ‘The Dreamer’
ISFP ‘The Artist’
INTP ‘The Scientist’
ISTP ‘The Fixer’
To start off, you might have noticed that there are four different examples for each of these personality types. Artists and fixers are clearly more practically inclined, while Scientists and dreamers are more iNtuitive.
Moreover, some types are Feeling and some are Thinking. The Feeling (F) types focus on making the world adjust to their values. Thinking types focus on more logical problem-solving. Therefore, these types have different strategies.
Learn more about the Personality Types
Most importantly, you should learn about the personality traits. In summary, they are Introversion, Extroversion, iNtuition, Sensing, Feeling, Thinking, Judging and Perceiving.
These are your first starting point to learning about personality psychology. Secondly, you want to look at the Cognitive function approach. These are my best tips if you want to learn more about the MBTI types and personality psychology.
Lastly, you can read more about the MBTI Personality types and how they work on the MBTI website.