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The 16 MBTI Types (Personality Type)

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Picks/Polls
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
E or I

(E) Extrovert
-Tend to focus on the outer world of people and the external environment
-Like variety and action
-Often impatient with long, slow jobs
-Are interested in the activities of their work and in how other people do it
-Often act quickly, sometimes without thinking
-Develop ideas by discussion
-Like to learn new task by talking it through with someone
-Need to experience the world in order to understand it and thus tend to like action

(I) Introverts
-Focus more on their own inner world, internal ideas and thoughts
-Tend not to mind working on one project for a long time uninterruptedly
-Are interested in the facts/ideas behind their work
-Like to think a lot before they act, sometimes without acting
-Develop ideas by reflecting
-Seek opportunities to communicate one-to-one
-May prefer to learn by reading rather than talking or experiencing
-Like to understand the world before experiencing it, and so often think about what they are doing before acting


Picks/Polls
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
S or N

(S) Sensing
-Tend to accept and work with what is "given" in the here-and-now, thus become more realistic and practical
-Like using experience and standard ways to solve problems
-Enjoy applying what they have already learned
-May distrust and ignore their inspirations
-Prefer continuation of what is, with fine tuning
-Usually proceed step-by-step
-Like evidence (facts, details, and examples) presented first
-Want practical and realistic applications shown
-Like suggestions to be straightforward and feasible
-Refer to a specific example
-In meetings, are inclined to follow the agenda
-Good at remembering and working with a great number of facts

(N) Intuition
-Look at the big picture and tries to grasp the essential patterns
-See new possibilities and new ways of doing things
-Like solving new complex problems
-Enjoy learning a new skill more than using it
-May follow their inspiration, good or bad
-Prefer change, sometimes radical, to continuation of what is
-Usually proceed in bursts of energy
-Like global schemes, with broad issues presented first
-Want possible future challenges discussed
-Rely on insights and imagination to provoke discussion
-Like suggestions to be novel and unusual
-Refer to a general concept
-In meetings, are inclined to use the agenda as a starting point
-Value imagination and inspiration


Picks/Polls
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
T or F

(T) Thinking
-Predict the logical consequences of any particular choice or action
-Decide objectively, on the basis of cause and effect, and make decisions by analyzing and weighing the evidence, even including the unpleasant facts
-Seek an objective standard of truth
-use logical analysis to reach conclusions
-Can work without harmony
-May hurt people's feelings without knowing it
-Tend to decide impersonally, sometimes paying insufficient attention to people's wishes
-Tend to be firm-minded and can give criticism when appropriate
-Look at the principles invovled in the situation
-Feel rewarded when job is done well
-Prefer to be brief and concise
-Want the pros and cons of each alternative to be listed
-Can be intellectually critical and objective
-Convinced by cool, impersonal reasoning
-Present goals and objectives first
-Consider emotions and feelings as data to weigh
-In meetings, seek involvement with tasks

(F) Feeling
-Consider what is important to you or to other people and decide on the basis of person-centered values
-When making a decision for yourself, you ask how much you care, or how much personal investment you have, for each of the alternatives
-Like dealing with people and tend to become sympathetic, appreciative, and tactful
-Use values to reach conclusions
-owkr best in harmony with others
-Enjoy pleasing people, even in unimportant things
-Often let decisions be influenced by their own and other people's likes and dislikes
-Tened to be sympathetic and dislike, even avoid, telling people unpleasant things
-Look at the underlying values in the situation
-Feel rewarded when people's needs are met
-Prefer to be sociable and friendly
-Want to know why an alternative is valuable and how it effects people
-Can be interpersonally appreciative
-Convinced by personal information, enthusiastically delivered
-Present logic and objectively as data to value
-In meetings, seek involvement with people


Picks/Polls
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70
J or P

(J) Judgment
-Tend to live in a planned, orderly way, wanting to regulate life and control it
-Work best when they can plan their work and follow their plan
-Like to get things settled and finished
-May not notice new things that need to be done
-Tend to be satisfied once they reach a decision on a thing, situation, or person
-Reach closure by deciding quickly
-Seek structure and schedules
-Use lists to prompt action on specific tasks
-Want to discuss schedules and timetables with tight deadlines
-Dislike surprises and want advance warning
-Expect others to follow through, and count on it
-State their positions and decisison clearly
-Communicate results and achievements
-Talk of purpose and direction
-In meetings, focus on the task to be done

(P) Perception
-Like to live in a flexible, spontaneous way
-Seek to understand life rather than control it
-Prefer to stay open to experience, enjoying and trusting their ability to adapt to the moment
-Like to leave things open for last-minute changes
-May postpone unpleasant tasks that need to be done
-Tend to be curious and welcome a new light on a thing, situation, or person
-Postpone decisions while searching for options
-Adapt well to changing situations and feel restricted without change
-Use lists to remind of all the things they have to do someday
-Willing to discuss the schedule but are uncomfortable with tight deadlines
-Enjoy surprises and like adapting to last-minute changes
-Expect others to adapt to situational requirements
-Present their views as tentative and modifiable
-Communicate options and opportunities
-Talk of autonomy and flexibility
-In meetings, focus on the process to be appreciated


Effects of the combination of all four preferences

ISTJ
"God, help me to begin RELAXING about the little detail tomorrow at 11:41.32 A.M."
-Thorough, painstaking, systematic, hard-working, and careful with detail
-Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness
-Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, realistic, and dependable
-See to it that everything is well organized
-Take responsibility
-Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions
-Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized – their work, their home, their life
-Value traditions and loyalty
-When they give their word, they give their honour; though of dishonouring a contract would be appalling

ISFJ
"Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it exactly RIGHT!"
-Sympathetic, loyal, considerate, kind, and will go to any amount of trouble to help those in need of support
-Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious
-Committed and steady in meeting their obligations
-Thorough, painstaking, and accurate
-Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel
-Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home
-May need time to master technical subjects, as their interests are not often technical
-Patient with detail and routine
-Carry a sense of history, a sense of continuity with past events and relationships
-Procedures dictated by handbooks are law; if others violate or ignore these standard operating procedures, they are annoyed and irritated, although may not always display this reaction
-Believe work is good, play must be earned

INFJ
"Lord help me not to be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that right?)"
-Trust their own vision, quietly exert influence, have deeply felt compassion, are insightful, and seek harmony
-Succeed by perseverance, originality, and desire to do whatever is needed or wanted
-Put their best efforts into their work
-Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions
-Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others
-Quietly forceful, conscientious, concerned for others
-Respected for their firm principles
-Likely to be honoured and followed for their clear convictions about how best to serve the common good
-Organized and decisive in implementing their vision
-Focus on possibilities, think in terms of values and comes easily to decisions
-Demonstrate an ability to understand psychic phenomenon better than most others
-Have strong empathic abilities and can be aware of another's emotions or intents even before that person is conscious of these

INTJ
"Lord, keep me open to others' ideas WRONG though they may be!"
-Independent, individualistic, single-minded, and determined individuals who trust their vision of possibilities regardless of universal skepticism; often stubborn
-Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals
-In fields that appeal to them, they have fine power to organize a job and carry it through with or without help
-Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives
-Have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others
-Must learn to yield less important points in order to win the most important
-Once a decision is made, feel at ease
-Look to the future rather than the past
-Not likely to succumb to the magic of slogans, watchwords, or shibboleths

ISTP
"God, help me to consider people's feelings even if most of them ARE hypersensitive!"
-Adept at managing situations, aware of facts, expedient, realistic, and more likely to be convinced by anything but reasoning
-Cool onlookers, quiet, reserved, observing and analyzing life with detached curiosity and unexpected flashes of original homour
-Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears, then act quickly to find workable solutions
-Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems
-Interested in cause and effect, or how and why mechanical things work
-Organize facts using logical principles
-Exert themselves no more than they think necessary, because any waste of energy would be inefficient
-Are egalitarian and can be fiercely loyal to "brothers" but can also be fiercely insubordinate, seeing hierarchy and authority as unnecessary and even superfluous
-Often fearless, thrive on excitement

ISFP
"Lord, help me to stand up for my RIGHTS! (if you don't mind my asking)"
-Gentle, considerate, compassionate toward those less fortunate, and have an open-minded flexible approach
-Quiet, friendly, sensitive, kind, modest about their abilities
-May be rather relaxed about assignments or getting things done because they enjoy the present moment, what’s going on around them
-Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame
-Usually do not care to lead, but are often loyal and committed to their values and to people who are important to them
-Dislike disagreements and conflicts, do not force their opinions or values on others

INFP
"Lord, help me to finish everything I sta"
-Open-minded, idealistic, insightful, and flexible individuals who want their work to contribute to something that matters
-Full of enthusiasm and loyalties, but seldom talk about these until they know you well
-Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them
-Care about learning, ideas, language, and independent projects of their own
-Want an external life that is congruent with their values
-Tend to undertake too much, then somehow get it done
-Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas
-Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential
-Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened
-Friendly, but often too absorbed in what they are doing to be sociable to notice much
-Have a profound sense of honour derived from internal values
-Willing to make unusual sacrifices for someone or something they believe in

INTP
"Lord, help me be less independent, but let me do it MY way."
-Rational, curious, theoretical, abstract, and prefer to organize ideas rather than situations or people
-Quiet, reserved, flexible, and adaptable
-Brilliant in exams, especially in theoretical or scientific subjects
-Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them
-Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction
-Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest
-Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical
-Interested mainly in ideas, with little liking for parties or small talk
-Tend to see distinctions and inconsistencies in thought and language instantaneously

ESTP
"God, help me to take RESPONSIBILITY for my own actions even though they're usually NOT my fault!"
-Action-oriented, resourceful, and realistic individuals who prefer to take the most efficient route
-Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results
-Matter-of-fact, do not worry or hurry, enjoy whatever comes along
-Theories and conceptual explanations bore them – they want to act energetically to solve the problem
-Focus on the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can be active with others
-Tend to like mechanical things and sports, with friends on the side
-May be a bit blunt or insensitive
-Dislike long explanations
-Enjoy material comforts and style
-Learn best through doing
-Are best with real things that can be worked, handled, taken apart or put back together
-Are master manipulators of the external environment

ESFP
"God, help me to take things more seriously especially PARTIES & DANCING!"
-Outgoing, friendly, fun-loving, likeable, easy-going, accepting, and naturally drawn towards people
-Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts
-Enjoy working with others to make things happen
-Like sports and making things
-Know what's going on and join in eagerly
-Find remembering facts easier than mastering theories
-Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work, and make work fun
-Flexible and spontaneous, adapt readily to new people and environments
-Learn best by trying a new skill with other people
-Avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible
-Love excitement and create it wherever they are

ENFP
"God, help me keep my mind on one th -Look! A Bird! -ing at a time."
-Enthusiastic, high-spirited, insightful, innovative, versatile, see life as full of possibilities
-Able to do almost anything that interests them
-Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see
-Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support
-Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance
-Quick with a solution for any difficulty and ready to help anyone with a problem
-Can always find compelling reasons for whatever they want
-Have great influence because of their extraordinary impact on others

ENTP
"God, help me follow established procedures today. On second thought I'll settle for a few minutes."
-Innovative, individualistic, versatile, analytical, and attracted to entrepreneurial ideas
-Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken, argue for fun on either side of a question
-Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems
-Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically
-Good at reading other people
-Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another
-Turn to one new interest after another
-Can always find logical reasons for whatever they want
-Delighted over many things and so is easy to please
-Always on the lookout for new projects, new activities, new procedures

ESTJ
"God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if you need some help, just ask!"
-Logical, analytical, and tough-minded and are able to organize facts and operations well in advance, responsible
-Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact; with a natural head for business or mechanics
-Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions
-Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible
-Not interested in subjects they see no use for, but can apply themselves when necessary
-Take care of routine details
-Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also
-Forceful in implementing their plans
-Like to organize and run activities
-Tend to run things well, especially if they remember to consider other people's feelings and points of view when making their decisions
-Outstanding at organizing orderly procedures and in detailing rules and regulations
-Like to see things done correctly

ESFJ
"LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE AND I MEAN RIGHT NOW!!"
-Helpful, tactful, compassionate, orderly, and place a high value on harmonious human interaction
-Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, cooperative, active committee members
-Always doing something nice for someone
-Work best with plenty of encouragement and praise
-Little interest in abstract thinking or technical subjects
-Main interest is in things that directly and visible affect people's lives
-Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it
-Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time
-Loyal, follow through even in small matters
-Notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it
-Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute

ENFJ
"God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?"
-Interpersonally adept, understanding, tolerant, appreciative, and facilitators of good communication
-Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible
-Responsive and responsible
-Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others
-Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential
-May act as catalysts for individual and group growth
-Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism
-Sociable, popular, active in school affairs, but put enough time on their studies to do well
-Can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with ease and tact
-Feel real concern for what others think and want, and try to handle things due regard for other people's feelings
-Communicates caring, concern and a willingness to become involved

ENTJ
"God, help me to SLOW downandnotrushthroughwhatIdoAmen."
-Logical, organized, structured, objective, and decisive about what they view as conceptually valid
-Hearty, frank, able in studies, assume leadership readily
-Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems
-Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting
-Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others
-Forceful in presenting their ideas
-Usually good anything that requires reasoning and intelligent talk, such as public speaking
-Are well-informed and keep adding to their fund of knowledge
-May sometimes be more positive and confident than their experience in an area warrants
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