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Which Personality Are You?

by Natasha Christopher

Have you ever wondered what type of personality you fall under? Yes, sure you may be either an extrovert, introvert or you go both ways, an ambivert. But do you know according to the Myers-Briggs test, there are 16 types of personality? I’m not joking.

The purpose of the Myers-Briggs type indicator personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by Carl Jung, a renowned Swiss psychiatrist. He created eight distinct personality types and contributed to the definitions of introversion and extroversion. The introvert is most aware of his or her inner world while the external world is still perceived. They are more concerned with subjective appraisal and gives more towards fantasies and dreams.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung


The extrovert, in contrast, is characterized by the outward movement of psychic energy. This places more importance on objectivity and is highly influenced by their surrounding environment.

All okay so far?

This test questionnaire first published in 1943, was originally developed in the United States by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. Katharine was inspired to start researching on personality type theory when she first met Isabel’s future husband, Clarence Myers. Although he was an eligible match for her daughter, Katharine noticed that he had a different way of seeing the world to her and her family. This sparks curiosity among her to develop and study personalities.

While you may have heard that some may say “Hey, I’m an ESFP” and you’re just clueless as to what each four-letter Myers-Briggs type listed. Take the test towards the end of the article, but first,  here’s what you need to know:

1.Introverted (I) vs Extroverted (E)

Where do you put your attention and get your energy? Do you cave in at home and unwind by watching a movie (I)  or surround yourself with your friends (E)?

2. Sensing (S) vs Intuition (N)

Do you pay attention to information that comes through your five senses (S) or do you pay more attention to future possibilities and the meaning of information you get (N)?

3.  Thinking (T) vs Feeling (F)

Whenever you’re making a big decision, do you use your head, logic and reasons (T), or with your heart, using emotion and are considerate of others’ feelings (F)?

4. Judging (J) vs Perceiving (P)

When it comes to going on a trip or you have an event to attend, do you normally prefer planning, structure, and making a decision in advance (J), or you would rather go with the flow, spontaneous and keep things open-ended (P)?

I’m sure some of you are slowly panning out your alphabets and characterizing yourself by now.

The types in summary:

ISTJ: Introverted-sensing- thinking- judging

Qualities: responsible, honest, hard-working, create and enforce order

Weakness: Stubborn, insensitive, judgemental, always by the book.

ISTJs you know: Queen Elizabeth, Warren Buffett, Natalie Portman


ISFJ: Introverted- sensing- feeling – judging

Qualities: sensitive, humble, kind, helpful, private

Weakness: Takes thing personally, not adaptive to new things, dislike criticism and conflict.

ISFJs you know:  Kate Middleton, Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Mother Teresa


INFJ: Introverted- intuitive- feeling- judging

Qualities: Caring, empathetic, bright, perceptive, creative

Weakness: sensitive, burn out easily, perfectionistic

INFJs you know: Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman

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INTJ: Introverted- intuitive- thinking- judging

Qualities: visionary, innovative, independent, direct

Weakness: arrogant, overly analytical, clueless in romance

INTJs you know: Christopher Nolan, Elon Musk, Maria Shriver


ISTP: Introverted- sensing- thinking- perceiving

Qualities: detail-oriented, observant, supportive, laid-back

Weakness: Stubborn, dislike commitment, easily bored

ISTPs you know: Tom Cruise, Bruce Lee, Demi Moore, Clint Eastwood


ISFP: Introverted- sensing- feeling- perceiving

Qualities: creative, warm, enthusiastic, free spirit

Weakness: unpredictable, easily stressed, low self-esteem

ISFPs you know: Michael Jackson, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Kevin Costner


INFP: Introverted- intuitive-feeling- perceiving

Qualities: friendly, big dreamer, passionate, idealistic

Weakness: impractical, take things personally, difficult to get to know

INFPs you know: William Shakespeare, Johnny Depp, Bjork



INTP: Introverted- intuitive- thinking- perceiving

Qualities: smart, innovative, individualistic, reserved

Weakness: absent-minded, condescending, second-guess themselves

INTPs you know: Kristen Stewart, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein


ESTP: Extroverted- sensing- thinking- perceiving

Qualities: Confident, friendly, risk-taker, spontaneous

Weakness: impatient, defiant, unstructured, insensitive

ESTPs you know: Madonna, Donald Trump, Miley Cyrus


ESFP: Extroverted-intuitive-feeling-perceiving

Qualities: Fun, loving, childlike spirit, perceptive

Weakness: Poor long-term planners, unfocused, conflict-averse

ESFPs you know:  Adele, Katy Perry, Will Smith, Bill Clinton


ENFP: Extroverted-intuitive-feeling-perceiving

Qualities: Energetic, creative passionate

Weakness: Highly emotional, poor practical skills, get stressed easily

ENFPs you know: Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Walt Disney, Sandra Bullock


ENTP: Extroverted- intuitive- thinking- perceiving

Qualities: Innovative, adventurous, quick-witted, charming

Weakness: Argumentative, dislike practical matters, intolerant

ENTPs you know: Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr


ESTJ: Extroverted- sensing- thinking- judging

Qualities: direct, leader, capable, accomplished, efficient

Weakness: Judgemental, too focus on social status, difficult to relax

ESTJs you know: Emma Watson, Judge Judy, George Washington


ESFJ: Extroverted- sensing- feeling- judging

Qualities: friendly, detail-oriented, giving, sensitive

Weakness: Inflexible, vulnerable to criticism, often too needy

ESFJs you know: Jennifer Lopez, Martha Stewart, Danny Glover


ENFJ: Extroverted- intuitive- feeling- judging

Qualities: Passionate, goal-oriented, dramatic, driven

Weakness: too selfless, too sensitive, struggle to make tough decisions.

ENFJs you know: Barack Obama, Tom Hiddleston, Jennifer Lawrence


ENTJ: Extroverted- intuitive- thinking- judging

Qualities: Driven, focused, logical, persuasive, determined

Weakness: stubborn and dominant, cold and ruthless

ENTJs you know: George Clooney, Gordon Ramsay, Al Gore

To know what type of personality you are in and in-depth information about the Myers -Briggs test, take the full assessment here.

Tell us, do you agree with your personality type according to Myers-Briggs test?

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