What is Myers Briggs Personality Typing?

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test that measures your psychological preferences as well as how you perceive the world and make your decisions. This might sound a bit stuffy, in short it measures how you think. This in turn dictates some of your actions.

If you know your type, it could help you learn why certain things bother you and you can begin to deal with them. Not to mention you can learn how to interact with other people.

There are sixteen basic types, which I am not going to list yet because they would be meaningless letters.

The basis is that your personality is judged on four different traits:

Introversion vs Extroversion

Sensing vs Intuition

Thinking vs Feeling

Judging vs Perceiving

Introversion and Extroversion is whether you focus more on your inner world or the world around you.

Sensing and Intuition is how you take in your information.

Thinking and Feeling is determined by how you make your decisions.

Judging and Perceiving has to do more with dealing with the outside world.

I’ve had a few people take the test, and they are surprised by how accurate it is.

This is a simple breakdown of the different functions.

If you would prefer to take an actual test (which I highly recommend), it will only take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Here is another chart that I really love, and it gives an overview of the type as well as a name.

I apologize for the lack of legibility in the descriptions.

So have fun researching your type, and let me know in the comments what you are! I also find it fun to Google your type and click on the ‘images’ tab. It may be amusing. if you’re into this sort of thing, people love to type fictional characters, go ahead and look it up!

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