Though primarily used in the corporate world, MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) can be equally powerful in understanding oneself, self-improvement, nurturing self-esteem, and creating harmonious relationships
Which are you?ISTJ Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments.
ISTP Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who live for the moment. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.
ISFJ Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Extremely perceptive of others’ feelings. Interested in serving others.
ISFP Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict, and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Not interested in leading or controlling others. Likely to be original and creative. Enjoy the present moment.
INFJ Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems, which they strictly adhere to.
INFP Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities.
INTJ Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others.
INTP Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings.
ESTP Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. Doers who are focused on immediate results. Live in the here-and-now. Risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations.
ESTJ Practical, traditional, and organised. Likely to be athletic. Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application. Have clear vision of the way things should be.
ESFP People-oriented and fun loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences.
ESFJ Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty.
ENFP Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details.
ENFJ Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis.
ENTP Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into one-upmanship. They get excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the routine aspects of life.
ENTJ These people have an excellent ability to understand difficult organisational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking.
To know your type, google MBTI for an online test
|Acts first, thinks/reflects later||Thinks/reflects first, then acts|
|Feels deprived when cut off from interaction with the outside world||Regularly requires an amount of 'private time' to recharge batteries|
|Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things||Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is ‘closed’ to the outside world|
|Enjoys wide variety and change in people relationships||Prefers one-to-one communication and relationships|
|Mentally lives in the now, attending to present opportunities||Mentally lives in the future, attending to future possibilities|
|Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual||Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual|
|Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events||Memory recall emphasises patterns, contexts, and connections|
|Best at improvising from past experience. Likes clear and concrete information; dislikes guessing when facts are fuzzy||Best at improvising from theoretical understanding Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning.|
|Instinctively searches for facts and logic in a decision-making situation.||Instinctively employs personal feelings and impact on people in decision-making situations|
|Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished.||Naturally sensitive to people's needs and reactions.|
|Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis.||Naturally seeks consensus and popular opinions.|
|Accepts conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people.||Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony.|
|Plans many of the details in advance before moving into action.||Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plans on the go.|
|Focuses on task-related action; completes meaningful segments before moving on.||Likes to multitask, have variety, mix work and play.|
|Works best and avoids stress when keeping ahead of deadlines.||Naturally tolerant of time pressure; works best close to the deadlines.|
|Naturally uses targets, dates and standard routines to manage life.||Instinctively avoids commitments, which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety.|
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