Myers-Briggs Personality Test

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What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?

  1. ISTJ

    15.8%
  2. ISFJ

    17.5%
  3. INFJ

    12.3%
  4. INTJ

    19.3%
  5. ISTP

    1.8%
  6. ISFP

    1.8%
  7. INFP

    7.0%
  8. INTP

    1.8%
  9. ESTP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. ESFP

    1.8%
  11. ENFP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. ENTP

    1.8%
  13. ESTJ

    1.8%
  14. ESFJ

    8.8%
  15. ENFJ

    8.8%
  16. ENTJ

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Myrisophilist

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    Today all the teachers at my school took this Myers-Briggs personality test. What is YOUR result?

    Here's an overview of what the letters mean from the test website:

    Extraversion - Introversion
    Sensing - Intuition
    Thinking - Feeling
    Judging - Perceiving

    The first criterion, Extraversion – Introversion, signifies the source and direction of a person’s energy expression. An extravert’s source and direction of energy expression is mainly in the external world, while an introvert has a source of energy mainly in their own internal world.

    The second criterion, Sensing – Intuition, represents the method by which someone perceives information. Sensing means that a person mainly believes information he or she receives directly from the external world. Intuition means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives from the internal or imaginative world.

    The third criterion, Thinking – Feeling, represents how a person processes information. Thinking means that a person makes a decision mainly through logic. Feeling means that, as a rule, he or she makes a decision based on emotion, i.e. based on what they feel they should do.

    The fourth criterion, Judging – Perceiving, reflects how a person implements the information he or she has processed. Judging means that a person organizes all of his life events and, as a rule, sticks to his plans. Perceiving means that he or she is inclined to improvise and explore alternative options.
     
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    Introvert(11%) Sensing(1%) Feeling(50%) Judging(56%)

    You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (11%)
    You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)
    You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
    You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)
     
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    ISTJ
    Introvert(56%) Sensing(1%) Thinking(1%) Judging(78%)

    You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (56%)
    You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)
    You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
    You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (78%)
     
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    INTJ
    Introvert(67%) Intuitive(75%) Thinking(12%) Judging(89%)

    You have a distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion.

    You have a distinctive preference of Intuition over Sensing.

    You have a slight preference of Thinking over Feeling.

    You have a strong preference of Judging over Perceiving.
     
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    INTJ
    Introvert(33%) iNtuitive(50%) Thinking(75%) Judging(56%)

    You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (33%)

    You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (50%)

    You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)

    You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)
     
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    I didn't take this one, but I know I'm an INTP from previous tests. :)
     
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    ENFJ.... though I was only 1% preferential to Extravert.
     
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    The link takes me to the Jung typology Test, which they say is different than the Myers Briggs and I got different answers. Which one did you take?
     
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    ISFJ
     
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    ESFJ
     
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    ISFJ
    Introvert(67%) Sensing(12%) Feeling(12%) Judging(44%)
    You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
    You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
    You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)
    You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)
     
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    I'm an ISFJ. I have taken similar tests before, and came out to the same type.
     
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    INTJ
    Introvert(78%) iNtuitive(25%) Thinking(75%) Judging(67%)
    You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
    You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)
    You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%)
    You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
     
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    ESFJ

    Extravert(44%) Sensing(1%) Feeling(75%) Judging(1%)

    You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (44%)
    You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (1%)
    You have distinctive preference of Feeling over Thinking (75%)
    You have marginal or no preference of Judging over Perceiving (1%)

    This describes me to a T.
     
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    ISFJ
    Introvert(44%) Sensing(12%) Feeling(50%) Judging(67%)

    You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
    You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
    You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
    You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

    Whenever I take these sorts of tests, I usually end up somewhere in the middle on most issues. This one gives me results that are a little more polarized than I'm used to seeing, but I don't disagree with much.
     
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    I'm an ISFJ.

    I was also an ISFJ when I took the test a few months ago. It definitely describes me. Strangely, when I took this test in college, I was an extrovert. I've become more introverted as I've gotten older and I think have allowed myself to be more MYSELF.
     
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    Introvert(89%) iNtuitive(62%) Feeling(38%) Judging(67%)
     
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    I always get INFP, though like most INFPs, I wish I was a TJ instead of an FP, so I work really hard at being more TJ. That's probably also why I'm with an E/INTJ (He is on the cusp of the two). I find that, because of that, I'm not emotionally unstable unlike a lot of immature INFPs. I was a wreck as a teenager, though. :lol:

    I became really interested in all of this this past summer. It's almost eerie how I've connected to some of the info I've found on INFPs.
     
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    I had no idea that INFPs wanted to be more like us TJs. Is that because TJs take more time to think things through than do FPs? Those two combinations (TJ and FP) seem like the extremes. Perhaps a TP or FJ would be more balanced.
     
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    For those of you interested in aligning your Myers-Briggs type to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, look here.

    Supposedly the ENFJs are "Teachers". I am an Inspector, as are/were Queen Elizabeth II, Harry S. Truman, Warren Buffett, John D. Rockefeller, and Queen Victoria. I like the last one in particular because I joked last year about printing a sign that says "We are not amused" and putting it on the front of my desk!

    The list of my fellow Inspectors seems to indicate that I have a propensity to make money. I think I'm in the wrong career track!
     
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    It's usually the "T" that most INFP's envy, but the J can sometimes come in as well. I think it's a desire to be more orderly in our minds as well as in our actions. The very underdeveloped T is kind of a sore spot for most INFPs, as, because of it, we have a tough time with organization and general responsibility. Though, it's strange, because INFPs will obsessively organize small things that don't absolutely need it in some attempt at that kind of control, but then come to work with their shirt inside out and never notice it. It's difficult because FP is not really as valued in the workplace (and in a lot of American culture) as TJ is, and it's been a bit of a struggle to fit my FP self into the TJ way of life.

    I like being an INFP, but it can be overwhelming. I get so many FEELINGS that are frustrating to deal with, but I also have to have deep feelings of passion or inspiration to feel satisfied every day. I really love the rationality of TJs, and in a partner, it's been a good anchor. TJs can always put things into their proper perspective.
     
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    INTJ
    Introvert(67%) iNtuitive(12%) Thinking(88%) Judging(100%)
    You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
    You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
    You have strong preference of Thinking over Feeling (88%)
    You have strong preference of Judging over Perceiving (100%)
     
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    And I am a "Mastermind" according to temperament...a lot of it rings true for me, especially as a teacher: being strategic and decisive, but flexible in planning. It said something about being a 'capable, but not eager leader'--that is definitely me!
     
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    I am not buying that most teachers are truly introverts. I sense people perceive themselves as introverts, but find themselves in social situations very often(and enjoying them).
     
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    Being an introvert doesn't necessarily mean that a person doesn't enjoy social settings. It's more like one feels that social interactions take a lot of energy and will need to spend time alone to recover.
     
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    I guess, seemed like a lot of those questions were did you prefer time alone versus social events.
     
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    ENFJ
    Extravert(44%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(62%) Judging(11%)

    You have moderate preference of Extraversion over Introversion (44%)
    You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
    You have distinctive preference of Feeling over Thinking (62%)
    You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

    Interesting...
     
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    INFP is what I usually get :)
     
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    This. I'm very introverted, but I also love being around people. I will just become exhausted/lose my mind if I don't get quiet time alone to recharge. I don't mind doing thing alone and never get bored/lonely because of it. My SO is an extrovert, and goes nuts if he's not around people often enough. He doesn't like to be alone. The idea of going to a restaurant to have lunch by myself sounds nice and relaxing to me, and to him it would be sad and lonely. Living together is a balancing act between our two preferences.

    Working in a social place is never an issue as long as I have some quiet time at home.
     
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    We took one of these tests in an entry level education course my freshman year of college.
    Our professor told us to come back to this every few years and answer the questions honestly. She said that if we answered the questions honestly, the results would never change.
    Mine never have. I've been an ISFP every time I've ever taken it.
     
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    Interesting. I've always been told that it is normal for the results to change throughout one's life.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder which is true?
     
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    ISTJ for me
     
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    I do too. I used to test as an extrovert but now am decidedly an introvert on this test. I honestly don't know if it's because I wanted to be an extrovert and people saw me as an extrovert (I'm very talkative among people I know well and am comfortable with), because I didn't get myself yet, or because I really have become more introverted as I've gotten older.
     
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    Hmmm...I think we're crossing into the "what is the meaning of life" domain. Maybe I can be grateful that my kids don't have strong critical thinking skills in this situation (blasphemous, I know!) because they won't think so deeply about their results!
     
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    we also took this college...and then did some hilariously fun activities afterwards splitting the class up based on their types...
    like before the teacher had explained every letter to us, she told the introverts to go in one room and the extroverts into another, and then asked both groups what their ideal birthday party would be like and gave us a large sheet of paper and different colored markers. I was in the introvert group and we were like....um....anyone wanna write? ok...so...friends? cake...uum. music? yeah sure
    And then we went back into class to present and the introverts' group was all, small writing, didn't really have much to say. When the extrovert group presented they had, OK! WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A POOL PARTY and a DJ and TONS OF FRIENDS and they used all the colors....it was sooo funny.

    Anywho. :) But I don't think that means that introverts don't like to spend time with people at all!! Small groups of close friends

    My teacher also said that your personality can change over time. I'm inclined to think that could be the case...though a description I read of INFP kids was pretty accurate for me
     
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    I've definitely become a lot more introverted as I've gotten older. When I was younger I didn't like being alone, ever. I was happy if I was busy 24/7. In high school I would go straight from school to work to swim practice, meaning I was out and about literally from 7 am to 11 pm every single day. I loved living in the college dorms because if I ever found myself with nothing to do I could go always go to the common areas and people would always be up for hanging out. I totally didn't get it at the time, but looking back now I understand that one of my closest friends at the time was an introvert. She lived in her own apartment and she didn't always want to go when we suggested things, which I didn't understand at all. I thought, why would you sit in your apartment when you could be out with friends?

    Then I moved across the country to an area where I didn't know anyone. At first, I hated it. I didn't want to get a roommate who I didn't know at all, so I got my own place and figured I'd find a roommate the next year once I got to know people. After I spent a little time being more independent, I realized I enjoyed it. I still like to go out and socialize, but not every second. Each weekend I need some time for myself too. I'm going out with friends today but will probably stay home tomorrow, even though there are other options if I want them. I don't know if my personality truly changed, or I just figured out my "real" personality. It's interesting to think about!
     
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    I'm extremely introverted, but there is something more to it because not only are social situations draining, but I just don't like being around most people. I hate shopping because others are shopping and generally being rude, I hate family events because too many people are talking at once, faculty meetings are awkward to me...I am just most comfortable at home.
     
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    I thought most of the questions on the test supported your view as an introvert, far more than an introvert who "enjoys socializing" and just needs some down time later. I could honestly only find 2 questions that I thought supported the social situations being "draining".
     

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