Previously, I talked about the Myers-Briggs Personality Test in some of my writings and thought this week I should give you some insight into what the fuss is all about. In fact, I got this idea early this morning when a friend texted me baffled, after retaking the test and getting different results from the one she got a few years back. I then decided to retake the test and surprisingly got the first two, (INFP & INFJ) same as last time but also had a third match which is (ISFP) that I did not get in January when I first took this test.
As humans we evolve, so it makes sense that some people will match with more than one personality type but also because these traits tend to transverse. Although you may have more than one type that suits you, there is always a specific one that describes you best. On the other hand, keep in mind that this is such a broad topic, so you must be thorough.
For example, the top three personality types that I identify with are described by the following acronyms, INFJ, INFP and ISFP.
1. INFJ – The Counsellor (Advocate)
INFJs are creative nurturers with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential. Creative and dedicated, they have a talent for helping others with original solutions to their personal challenges. Their inner vision, personal values and a quiet, principled version of humanism guides them in all things.
“However, INFJs tend to be quite sensitive and emotional. If an INFJ slams the door on you, they may suddenly stop all communication to you and if this is not possible because they see you every day at home, work, or school, they may simply close themselves off emotionally and refuse to allow you in.” Amelia Brown
2. INFP – The Healer (Mediator)
INFPs are imaginative idealists, guided by their own core values and beliefs. Focused on possibilities rather than reality, INFPs see potential for a better future, and pursue truth and meaning with their own individual flair.
3. ISFP – The Composer (Adventurer)
ISFPs are gentle caretakers who live in the present moment and enjoy their surroundings with cheerful, low-key enthusiasm. They are flexible and spontaneous, and like to go with the flow to enjoy what life has to offer.
You will find that there are aspects of your life that are completely relatable to these types as further explained.
As an Introvert, you are primarily focused inward, on your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Most of the time, you find it more energizing to be in quiet, peaceful surroundings than to be surrounded by noise or large groups of people. You tend to be reserved and keep your thoughts to yourself.
As an Intuitive, you are primarily interested in ideas and possibilities. You tend to be bored by mundane details, preferring instead to look at the big picture and understand how everything fits together. You are drawn to interesting ideas and theories and enjoy imagining the future. You naturally see patterns and connections and often have a “sixth sense” about things.
As a Feeler, you are driven by values of compassion, altruism, and cooperation. You tend to put the needs of others above your own, and always consider how to care for the people around you. You look for ways to work together with other people and accommodate them and feel most comfortable in an environment of positive emotions.
Your life management style is a blend of Judging and Perceiving, and so you are neither a pure Judger nor a pure Perceiver. Because you do show a slight preference for Perceiving, we can classify you as a Perceiver type. However, it is more accurate to say that you are a bit of both Judger and Perceiver: you tend to use both styles in your life, and you may switch from one to the other depending on the situation. Many people find they are more Judging at work, and more Perceiving in their personal lives.
Remember to be thorough and open minded when taking the test and answer every question from the heart. Unlock your greatness by finding out more about what makes you, YOU.