I have discovered 64 subtypes, four for each personality type, depending on your strongest developed cognitive function preference. A subtype can be either Assertive (A), Turbulent (T), Playful (+), or Industrious (-). This represents the energy of the cognitive function.
While the ESFP has a dominant and steady Extroverted Sensing, the INTJ personality type has a conscientious and steady Extroverted Sensing. Dominant types are more aggressive and playful with their dominant function. They are not afraid to make mistakes. They will keep going despite small setbacks. They make decisions quickly.
Influential types are more focused on having a certain impact or reaching a certain outcome. They rely more on discernment to push a certain set of values. They are more likely to be political in their role. They can on the other hand seem scattered and restless. They can spread themselves thin and overcommit their energy.
Steady subtypes come off as calm, self-assured, and relaxed in their energy. They have strong boundaries that they hold to firmly. They make up their minds quickly and have less of an interest in sharing their opinions and ideas with others.
Steady types focus more on observation and are more focused on perception and gaining information or experience about things. They pride themselves on knowledge and information.
These types reflect more and proceed with more caution. They take a more methodical approach. They observe how other people do things and reflect on consequences before making a decision. They take a longer time to make decisions and worry more about making mistakes.
The 16 personalities subtypes give unique insight into who you are as an individual. I have developed my subtype approach to help people understand the many and varied differences that exist within all of the sixteen personality types.
No two people of the same personality type will be exactly alike and you have a lot more to learn about yourself and other people besides just where they fall on four scales.