This article will be about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test by diving into the subject of psychology, particularly the area of individual differences. With information on the traits of the sixteen personality types, find out your type at the end.
Analysts refer to the Intuitive (N) and Thinking (T) trait combinations. People within this group are rational, critical and strategic in their approach to things.
INTJ – The Architect
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.
|Logical and analytical||Too much of a perfectionist|
|Quick and decisive||Arrogant or judgemental|
|Hardworking and determined||Intolerant|
|Open-minded and imaginative||Prone to overthinking|
|Extremely independent and confident||Insecure INTJs will manipulate and put others down|
INTP – The Logician
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving.
|Flexible thinkers with a unique approach to life||Uncertainty of their ability and overthinking|
|Laid-back and easy-going but enthusiastic about their interests||Absent-mindedness|
|Values intellect over emotion||Sometimes brutal and impatient when driving their point home|
|Highly objective and logical||Tends to be judgemental and condescending|
|Quiet, reserved and considerate||Can become socially withdrawn|
ENTJ – The Commander
This type has the following combination of traits – Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.
|Decisive and proactive with no hesitation||Holds everyone to the same high standards as themselves|
|Motivated and organised||Can be impatient with self and others|
|Articulate, quick-witted and direct||They can come off as arrogant with their blunt remarks|
|Social with great leadership skills||Intolerant of differing opinions|
|Self-assured and assertive||Stubborn and overly dominant|
ENTP – The Debater
This type has the following combination of traits – Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving
|Friendly, quick-witted excellent conversationalist||People pleaser|
|Confident, creative and eager to voice ideas||Insensitive|
|Analytical and craves knowledge||Unfocused|
|Independent and innovative||Doesn’t like to be controlled, dislikes routines|
This refers to combining Intuitive (N) and Feeling (F) traits. These people love to help and support others. They really do care for others, showing qualities such as altruism and compassion towards others – striving to make the world a better place.
INFJ – The Advocate
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.
|Intellectual, organised and hardworking||They think they are superior|
|Compassionate with an idealistic and inspiring view of the world||Overly sensitive and prone to mood swings|
|Altruistic and passionate||Aren’t appreciated for who they are|
|Principled, humanist and logical||Very private and conflict-averse|
|Quiet, reserved and conscientious||A perfectionist who always needs to be busy – prone to burnout|
INFP – The Mediator
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.
|Logical, poetic and altruistic view of the world||Difficulty with failing and disappointments|
|Extremely empathetic, sensitive and caring nature||Neglects own wants and needs, bottles|
|Value inner peace and personal growth for themselves and others||Self-conscious, overthinkers|
|Ability to expertly and sincerely understand emotions||Vulnerable to manipulation (too compassionate)|
|Reserved and individualistic||Sometimes struggles to speak about themselves|
ENFJ – The Protagonist
This type has the following combination of traits – Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.
|Caring, patient and empathetic||Too sensitive|
|Charismatic and inspiring||Fluctuating self-esteem|
|An enthusiastic and idealistic view of the world||Too idealistic|
|Reliable and natural leaders||Sometimes struggles with the big decisions|
|Altruistic and selfless||Too selfless|
ENFP – The Campaigner
This type has the following combination of traits – Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.
|Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic||Poor practical skills|
|People-centred, caring and a friend to all||Cannot focus and struggle with following through|
|Big-picture thinkers||Overthinkers and sensitive to criticism, people pleasers|
|Craves stability, security and creativity||Can overlook details|
Sentinels refer to the group of personalities with Sensing (S) and Judging (J) combination. These people are realistic, grounded and genuine team players. They are self-assured and are proud of their character and ability.
ISTJ – The Logistician
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging type.
|Responsible, reserved and realistic||Shifts blame onto themselves or others|
|A practical and systematic approach to tasks||Prone to a toxic arrogance|
|Direct, honest and strong-willed||Can seem insensitive|
|Calm, orderly and lives in the present||Can be stubborn|
|Rule, law and tradition-orientated||Resistant to change|
ISFJ – The Defender
This type has the following combination of traits – Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging type.
|Warm, considerate and gentle – true altruists||Too altruistic|
|Hardworking and excellent practical skills||Takes on too much work|
|Patient, loyal, supportive and honest||Neglect own needs|
|Enthusiastic||Resistant to change|
|Very observant||Sensitive to critisism|
ESTJ – The Executive
This type has the following traits: Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging.
|Outgoing, direct and strong-willed||Judgemental|
|Loyal, reliable and honest||Misunderstand others and can be misunderstood|
|Great leadership skills and high standards||Too focused on social status|
|Committed to rules, traditions and laws – love organisation||Uncomfortable with unconventional situations – inflexible and stubborn|
|Analytical, systematic and efficient in work||Difficulty expressing emotion and relaxing|
ESFJ – The Consultant
This type has the following combination of traits – Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging type.
|Friendly, outgoing and reliable||Too concerned about social status|
|A conscientious, organised and practical approach to life||Inflexible in routine and values|
|A powerful sense of duty with strong practical skills||Too altruistic|
|Excellent at connecting with people||Often too needy|
|Sensitive and warm||Vulnerable to criticism|
Explorers refer to the trait combination of Sensing (S) and Perceiving (P). These people tend to be self-reliant and adaptable, mainly thriving in uncertain stressful situations, using their problem-solving skills and logic.
ISTP – The Virtuoso
This type has the following traits: Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.
|Independent, spontaneous and action-orientated||Prone to risky behaviours|
|Logical and rational view on life||Stubborn|
|Excellent ability to prioritise||Reluctant to step out|
|Energetic and creative||Easily bored|
|Relaxed and living in the moment type||Dislikes commitment|
ISFP – The Adventurer
These are the Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving types.
|Caring, loyal and sensitive||Sensitive of others|
|Idealistic and perceptive view of life||Easily bored|
|Charming and passionate||Fluctuating self-esteem|
|Spontaneous but rational||Prone to stress|
ESTP – The Entrepreneur
This type has the following traits: Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.
|Outgoing, energetic and confidence||Impatient|
|Analytical, practical and resourceful approach to life||Insensitive|
|Direct, bold and spontaneous nature||Prone to risk-taking|
ESFP – The Entertainer
This is the Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving type
|Friendly, active and enthusiastic||Sensitive|
|Bold, spontaneous and vibrant||Conflict-avoidant|
|Courageous and supportive||Always too busy|
|Great interpersonal skills and showmanship||Hates thinking long term|
|Good leaders||Easily bored|
The next steps
Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality test here and find your Myers-Briggs personality type! Find out more about the scientists behind Myers-Briggs and the history of personality tests here. If you want to read a breakdown of the traits and format of the personality types, read here.
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