16 Personality Types
Back at early 20th century Carl Gustav Jung, the father of analytical psychology, created his theory of psychological types. In the 1920s Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, developed a convenient way to describe the order of each person’s Jungian preferences. Each of the five letters in the acronyms refers to a specific trait of the character, their combinations defines each Personality Type. Combined, the five aspects define the type of mind, energy, nature, tactics, and identity. The percentages at the end of the test are designed to show in which categories you fall and how strong your preferences are.
Take the test and learn more about the Personality Types:
How do we interact with our surroundings?
Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (e.g. sound, sight or smell) in general.
The Introverts home is their shelter where they feel protected. They spend often more time at home than the extroverts. Their workplace requires quietness and that they are more isolated. Introverts prefer as much static environment as possible.
Extraverted individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than introverts.
Extroverts love spending outside of their home or inviting guests at their home gatherings. They do not have high demands on their workplace as long as it offers them enough opportunities for communication and self-expression.
How do we see the world and process information?
Observant individuals are highly practical, pragmatic and down-to-earth. They tend to have strong habits and focus on what is happening or has already happened.
For them It's a bit hard to imagine an abstract idea. It is important for them to be able to touch, feel and see with their eyes.
Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.
An idea well explained and expressed is always well perceived. The meaning behind the concept is often more important than the absolute detailed execution.
How do we make decisions and cope with emotions?
Thinking individuals focus on objectivity and rationality, prioritizing logic over emotions. They tend to hide their feelings and see efficiency as more important than cooperation.
Priority is the high quality end product and the adherence to timeframes.
Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.
They tend to make compromises because of their emotional responses to different circumstances or the people they work with.
Our approach to work, planning and decision-making.
Judging individuals are decisive, thorough and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.
It is important for them to be aware of the processes, the logical steps and to be able see that the plan is being followed. They love to spend their time at well and practically arranged spaces. They are inclined to put the practicality over aesthetics.
Prospecting individuals are very good at improvising and spotting opportunities. They tend to be flexible, relaxed, nonconformists who prefer keeping their options open.
They are experiencing tensions if you require them to make quick decisions without the possibility of changing their mind. Their environment is often messy, and the chaos does not disturb them.
How confident are we in our abilities and decisions?
Assertive individuals are self-assured, even-tempered and resistant to stress. They refuse to worry too much and do not push themselves too hard when it comes to achieving goals.
They know exactly what they want, and they can be hardly influenced.
Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve.