Learn ALL about the 16 Personality Types from under the hood
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Learn about the 16 Personality Types – This section of the website is designed to help you understand:
- what Personality Types are
- how types are constructed
- why they are useful to know
- how to discover your own personality type
- how to discover another persons type (and which one’s may attract you)
- how to use personality typing in the workplace
- what the 16 specific Personality Types mean to you
- how to use your new knowledge of personality types
- what else you need to know to get the whole picture
Don’t know your type? Discover your Personality Type.
Take one of our free personality type quizzes.
Option 1: FREE 2 minute personality quiz
Option 2: Simple (short version) 4 question personality test.
Know your type? Click one your type buttons above to see your profile.
Why is it useful to know my Personality Type?
By understanding your own personality type you begin to understand how your mind works. This means understanding:
- how you like to spend your time
- your preferences in terms of finding solutions and making decisions (and decisions shape your life, don’t they?)
- how you like to work
- How you like to be treated at work
- what you like and dislike about other people
Therefore gaining an understanding of your personality type will help you in several fundamental areas of your life: Better relationships, better self awareness and understanding, a better working life. Sound useful? Excellent. Read on…
Why is it useful to understand another persons personality type?
One word. Relationships. Are your relationships important to you? I thought so. I am talking about personal relationships and Personality Types AND use in professional relationships,
If you understand how people around you are thinking, then you can get on with them better and better influence and motivate them. This can therefore be beneficial in personal relationships and also in work environments, managing others, selling and other customer engagement roles.
Where does Personality Type theory come from?
The 16 personality types are derived from the work of Carl Jung. Jung wrote the definitive book Psychological Types in 1921 in which he observed that we all have four distinct parts to our personality:
- Where we focus our attention and energy (We are mainly Introverted or Extraverted)
- The way that we perceive the world and take in information (We are mainly Sensing or Intuiting)
- The way that we make decisions or judgements (We are mainly Thinking or Feeling)
- How we deal with the outside world (We are mainly Judging or Perceiving)
Utilising these four personality parts, psychological types are considered ways of describing and explaining certain consistent differences in the ways that people use their minds.
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What do the 16 4-letter combinations in personality stand for?
I=Introvert, E=Extravert, S=Sensor, N=Intuitor, T=Thinker, F=Feeler, J=Judger, P=Perceiver
- ISTJ Personality Type – Introvert, sensor, thinker, judger
- ISFJ Personality Type – Introvert, sensor, feeler, judger
- ESTP Personality Type – Extravert, sensor, thinker, perceiver
- ESFP Personality Type – Extravert, sensor. feeler, perceiver
- INTJ Personality Type – Introvert, intuitor (N), thinker, judger
- INFJ Personality Type– Intr0vert, intuitor, feeler, judger
- ENTP Personality Type – Extravert, intuitor, thinker, judger
- ENFP Personality Type – Extravert, intuitor, feeler, perceiver
- ISTP Personality Type – Introvert, sensor, thinker, perceiver
- INTP Personality Type – Introvert, intuitor, thinker, perceiver
- ESTJ Personality Type – Extravert, sensor, thinker, judger
- ENTJ Personality Type – Extravert, intuitor, thinker, judger
- ISFP Personality Type – Introvert, sensor, feeler, perceiver
- INFP Personality Type – Introvert, intuitor, feeler, perceiver
- ESFJ Personality Type – Extravert, sensor, feeler, judger
- ENFJ Personality Type – Extravert, intuitor, feeler, judger
Identifying personality type
Each of the four “parts” to personality type is a continuum. You will recognise certain words associated with your own or another’s personality. As you identify with some of the words it will give you an indication as to where on the continuum your personality fits.
This is a predictor only and shouldn’t be viewed as definitive.
Part 1 – Introvert or Extravert (I or E)
(1) Introvert or Extravert (I or E)
(2) Sensor or Intuitor (S or N)
(3) Thinker or Feeler (T or F)
(4) Judger or Perceiver (J or P)