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.
What is a personality type?
These personality types reflect differences in four scales: worldview, our interests, our values and our goals. For example, introverted intuitives tend to show a primary interest in philosophy, and extroverted sensors are typically more interested in nature. Thinking Perceiving types tend to have goals focused on developing skills and abilities. Feeling Judging types often have values centered around the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ISFJ is sweet and charming, and modest. Their values centre around seeking understanding. They are diplomatic and love to communicate with others.
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.
ESFPs are expressive and active types. They tend to be spontaneous and natural and like to do things because it feels right.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: