Myers Briggs by Greek Gods

ENTP~ Hermes, the messenger of the gods
ENTJ~ Zeus, the god of the sky
ENFP~ Aphrodite, goddess of love
ENFJ~ Hestia, goddess of the hearth
ESTP~ Ares, god of war
ESTJ~ Prometheus, god of creation,
ESFP~ Dionysus, god of the party
ESFJ~ Demeter, goddess of the harvest
INTP~ Hades, god of the underworld
INTJ~ Athena, goddess of wisdom
INFP~ Persephone, goddess of spring
INFJ~ Artemis, goddess of the night
ISTP~ Poseiden, god of the sea
ISTJ~ Apollo, god of the day
ISFP~ Iris, goddess of the rainbow
ISFJ~ Hephaestus, god of the forge

the very basics of each mbti type

ENTP- eccentric, charming, undisciplined
ENFP- thoughtful, upbeat, scattered
ENFJ- passionate, charismatic, manipulative
ENTJ- strong, authoritative, intense
ESTJ- responsible, hard-working, anal
ESFJ- respectful, friendly, shallow
ESFP- theatrical, daring, reckless
ESTP- confident, fearless, crude
ISTJ- realistic, perfectionistic, conventional
ISFJ- kind, traditional, obsessive
ISFP- considerate, artistic, self-pitying
ISTP- technical, honest, unemotional
INTP- calm, intellectual, oblivious
INTJ- analytical, straightforward, skeptical
INFJ- patient, understanding, complicated
INFP- sweet, idealistic, emotional

MBTI Terms vs Conventional Meaning

One of the main problems with MBTI is that this theory uses rather common words to indicate types, but these MBTI “jargon” actually have completely different meanings from their conventional usage. This leads to misunderstandings of what the actual MBTI theory is about.

Moreover, most MBTI tests give you results based on percentages of I vs E, S vs N, T vs F, and J vs P. This creates a misunderstanding that the theory is based on the dichotomies between each letter pair, and that someone can be half J and half P, for example.

Let’s explore what MBTI terms really mean, and how they differ from the conventional meanings of these words, and the misinterpreted stereotypical/dichotomous “MBTI” meanings.

Introvert (I)

Introvert (conventional & stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who likes to spend time alone, preferring to be in their own room reading books
  • Someone who dislikes parties or any kinds of social gatherings
  • Probably shy and doesn’t talk much, may have social anxiety
  • Has few close friends, or, no real life friends
  • Has low energy

Introvert (MBTI)

  • Having a dominant introverted function (Ti, Fi, Ni, or Si)
  • A preference for focusing their energy inward e.g. tending to their own thoughts alone, analyzing themselves and their environment
  • A preference for formulating complete thoughts or theories on their own first before sharing them with other people
  • An MBTI introvert can be outgoing and sociable, but they still feel more at home being with their own thoughts and get worn out faster when interacting with people than extraverts

Extravert (E)

Extravert (conventional & stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who’s outgoing and a social butterfly
  • Loves parties
  • Has a large group of friends and large network of acquaintances
  • Great at networking and making new friends
  • Talkative and socially confident
  • Energetic

Extravert (MBTI)

  • Having a dominant extraverted function (Te, Fe, Ne, or Se)
  • A preference for focusing their energy outward e.g. interacting with the outside world by talking to others or taking actions and interacting with their surroundings
  • A preference for formulating their thoughts as they talk out loud to other people without having completely polished thoughts beforehand
  • An MBTI extravert can have social anxiety and dislike spending time with a large group of people, but they still have a preference of interacting with the outside world. An MBTI extravert may only prefer spending time with their few close friends, but they need to interact with those few close friends a lot to feel fulfilled and balanced.


Ambivert (conventional)

  • Someone who has both qualities of the conventional introvert and the conventional extravert in moderate amount
  • i.e. pretty much everyone on earth

Ambivert (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who gets 50% E and 50% I on MBTI tests

Ambivert (MBTI)

  • This is a trick. It doesn’t exist in this theory.
  • Why? Because of each type’s thought process works based on 4 cognitive functions (out of 8). You can’t be half this type and half the other type because you’d have conflicting cognitive functions - i.e. constant cognitive dissonance with every single living thought, so you’d not be a functioning human (get the pun?).
  • For the more advanced MBTI enthusiasts: Yes, introverts and extraverts with the same last 3 letters have the same functions (e.g. INTP and ENTP), but you still can’t really be half-half because Ti-Ne and Ne-Ti approach the world differently. They experience different problems and stress factors (Ti-Si loop and Fe grip v.s. Ne-Fe loop and Si-grip).
  • If you don’t know what cognitive functions are, start with this.

Intuitive (N)

Intuitive (conventional)

  • Knowing something to be true without conscious reasoning or the need to go through information
  • “Women’s intuition”
  • Having an almost psychic ability to “get” people
  • Fluid intelligence (e.g. an intuitive learner)

Intuitive (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • An intelligent, interesting person who gets all the funny jokes and subtle hints that people give
  • Imaginative, creative, artistic, explorative

Intuitive (MBTI)

  • Someone who prefers to use interpretations of information they receive from the 5 senses - e.g. possibilities of what these things could be, their theoretical usage, and what they relate to (Ne), or what these things symbolically represent and will become in the future (Ni)
  • A preference for discussing theoretical, abstract, symbolic topics
  • A preference to understand the global, overall picture before getting into details
  • Being an Intuitive does not equate being intelligent. There are plenty of boring Intuitives around. It depends on how you develop yourself.

Sensing (S)

Sensing (conventional)

  • Quite similar to the conventional meaning of intuition - having a feeling that there’s something going on beneath the surface (e.g. “I’m sensing something wrong here”)
  • Perceiving or becoming aware of something

Sensor (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • An unintelligent, boring person who always misses hints and has no sense of humor
  • Bland, boring, dull, mediocre

Sensing (MBTI)

  • Someone who prefers to use direct information they receive from the 5 senses - e.g. what these things are and what I can use them for right now (Se), or what these things are and how they have been used effectively in the past (Si)
  • A preference for discussing practical, applicable, immediately relevant topics
  • A preference for learning details first, then building those details up to an overall picture
  • Sensors can be intelligent, creative, and artistic (yes, even SJs)

Thinking (T)

Thinking (conventional)

  • The process of considering or reasoning about something
  • Directing one’s mind towards something or someone

Thinking (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who thinks a lot
  • Making decisions based on logic and rationality
  • Someone who is calm and intelligent
  • Someone who is robotic and stoic, and doesn’t have any emotions
  • Someone who is doing something technical like hard sciences and maths
  • Like a stereotypical man

Thinking (MBTI)

  • A preference for making decisions based on facts, truth and logical analysis (Ti), rationality and empirical evidence (Te)
  • MBTI Thinkers can learn to be considerate and not offensive to others, especially if their feeling function is in the tertiary position.
  • MBTI Thinkers have emotions, and can act emotionally/irrationally, especially in times of stress or if immature
  • MBTI Thinkers are not automatically good at science and math, and may not even like those subjects. They can be amazing artists and musicians.

Feeling (F)

Feeling (conventional)

  • An emotional state or reaction
  • Experiencing an emotion or sensation

Feeling (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who feels a lot and doesn’t think a lot
  • Making decisions based on emotions
  • An emotional person; someone who’s dramatic, may be animated, sweet, and nice
  • Most likely unintelligent, not academic, and incapable of logical thinking
  • Someone who is doing something involving arts, languages, or humanities
  • Like a stereotypical woman

Feeling (MBTI)

  • A preference for making decisions based on what is morally just, personal ethics (Fi) or keeping social harmony (Fe)
  • MBTI Feelers can be logical, think empirically, good at science and math, and do not act emotional
  • MBTI Feelers can be bashful and inconsiderate, especially if immature or under stress

Judging (J)

Judging (conventional)

  • Forming an opinion or conclusion about something
  • Being judgmental; determining whether qualities someone or something has are correct or desirable

Judging (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who is organized, responsible, structured, neat, clean, tidy
  • Someone who is always on time
  • Someone who loves schedules and needs to plan ahead

Judging (MBTI)

  • Having a dominant (if extraverted) or auxiliary (if introverted) extraverted judging functions (Je) - Te, Fe
  • Judgers can be messy, spontaneous, and always late (especially in leisure). These are learned behaviors/habits. Their external behaviors do not dictate their MBTI (i.e. thought process).

Perceiving (P)

Perceiving (conventional)

  • The way the brain processes external information through the 5 senses
  • Becoming aware of something
  • Interpreting something in a particular way

Perceiving (stereotypical/dichotomous MBTI)

  • Someone who is messy, scattered, disorganized, lazy, unreliable
  • Someone who is always late
  • Someone who is easy going and always go with the flow
  • Someone who is spontaneous and loves surprises

Perceiving (MBTI)

  • Having a dominant (if extraverted) or auxiliary (if introverted) extraverted perceiving functions (Pe) - Ne, Se
  • Perceivers can be outwardly organized, tidy, and always on time (especially in the work place or if they grew up in that environment). These are learned behaviors/habits. Their external behaviors do not dictate their MBTI (i.e. thought process).

If you want to know more about MBTI, visit MBTI Resources - a compilation of the well-written, informative, and accurate articles on the web.


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Myers Briggs By What They Argue About

INFJ: Theoretical ultimatums, religion/lack thereof, social politics
ESTP: Who can throw the thing farther/eat the most chili peppers/etc, or anything if they’re bored 
INTJ: Religion/lack thereof and politics/economics
ESFP: Who is better at what, who can prove themselves, or anything if they’re bored
INFP: Morals, social politics  
ESTJ: Politics, hard held values
INTP: Anything, if it makes logical sense and it’s interesting
ESFJ: Whether so and so was justified in what they said to so and so, who to side with in drama, social politics 
ISFJ: Religion/lack thereof, over who to side with in drama
ENTP: A n y t h i n g
ISTJ: Religion/lack thereof, politics
ENFP: Morals, social politics, or maybe anything if they’re bored
ISFP: Morals, social politics
ENTJ: Politics, economics, etc
ISTP: Probably anything if they can assert dominance and have fun
ENFJ: Who to side with in drama, theoretical ultimatums, social politics.

How to Know if They Like You by Myers Briggs

ENTP~ Prove themselves with arrogance and arguing
ENTJ~ Hyper critical
ENFP~ Can’t stop smiling more than usual
ENFJ~ They will act like perfection itself before you
ESTP~ Awkward
ESTJ~ Ultra listener and attentive
ESFP~ Make complete fools of themselves, in a cute way
ESFJ~ Brags
INTP~ Intense trolling
INTJ~ Stalkerish
INFP~ By the time you figure it out they like someone else
INFJ~ You don’t know and never will
ISTP~ Confronts you directly
ISTJ~ Ultra intense eye contact
ISFP~ *blushes
ISFJ~ Lots of little glances and smiles

things the types are always a slut for

ENTP: irony
INTP: aliens
INTJ: their laptops
ENTJ: the mafia
ENFP: adderall
INFP: this godforsaken website
ENFJ: cult leadership
ESFP: pissing off their parents
ISFP: lana del rey
ISFJ: the food network
ESFJ: pta meetings
ESTP: gatorade
ISTP: hunting their prey
ISTJ: the honor roll
ESTJ: capitalism

How MBTI types flirt

ESTP: Here are my genitals, wanna touch? No? Anybody else?
ISTP: I would like to allow you to be around me for a while. BUT NOT FOR TOO LONG, BITCH.
ESFP: Let’s talk about myself while doing shots. Please let me follow you around. Oh, shiny!!!
ISFP: Don’t pay attention to me (please pay attention to me *single tear)
INTJ: Would you like to hear my theory about the relationship between density and gravitational pull? No? Well, how it works is…
INTP: *Shuffles around nervously* Let’s talk about that thing we find mutually interesting in depth. Do you like comics? No. Movies? Yes?! So, I saw this movie and theoretically…
INFP: I won’t hook up with you, I’m pure, how dare you. (please pursue me so we can take a bath together then do BDSM)
ENTJ: You fascinate me. Can I ask you a bunch of questions?
ENTP: You fascinate me. Can I ask you a bunch of questions and make you laugh with my goofiness?
ENFJ: I love everything you love!!! Tell me about yourself so I can adjust my personality accordingly.
ENFP: I love you. I don’t know why I just know we’re connected.
INFJ: I can see you have a beautiful energy. Let’s go for a long walk and I’ll tell you about it.
ESFJ: Let’s go, like, shopping together for trendies! And then to church to confess our sins.
ISFJ: I did your laundry for you. Please keep me around.
ISTJ: *Nervous laugh* I would make a good partner for the following reasons
ESTJ: I think you’d get along well with my family, you should come to the country club this weekend

Myers Briggs by Mythical Being

ENTP~ Dragon
ENTJ~ Centaur
ENFP~ Gnome
ENFJ~ Griffin
ESTP~ Leviathin
ESTJ~ Dryad
ESFP~ Unicorn
ESFJ~ Mermaid
INTP~ Troll
INTJ~ Dwarf
INFP~ Will-o-Wisp
INFJ~ Pheonix
ISTP~ Satyr
ISTJ~ Sphinx
ISFP~ Fairy
ISFJ~ Pegausus

anonymous asked:

what particular things do you look for when trying to spot cognitive functions in people? Like what are the tell-tale signs for each of the cognitive functions? I already read about them to death but it's hard to spot them without knowing real life examples of each type.

How to spot cognitive functions in real life

Extraverted Functions

If you see these traits strongly displayed in someone’s behavior, it’s quite likely that it’s their dominant or auxiliary function. These are more easily observable and they’re what I’d notice first when interacting with someone.

Ne: “The Mind Jumps” - NPs

  • They seemingly jump from one topic to another without obvious connection, or interrupt you to say completely unrelated things because something you said reminds them of something else. (Note: this is easier for me to recognize because my Ne is quite strong and I can understand connections behind the ‘mind jump’ other Ne users do.)
  • Some NPs are aware of this and will start with “This is completely unrelated, but…”
  • They see multiple possibilities and tend to talk in terms of possibilities and use hedging even if they sound confident: “maybe…”, “it’s probably…”, “usually…”, “pretty much”
  • They act younger than their age and come off as playful, childlike, and silly.

Te: “The Commands” - TJs

  • They talk in direct, commanding statements.
  • They use very few hedging, and they won’t turn a sentence into a question unless they actually want to ask a question (i.e. they won’t add “,right?” at the end of a sentence or have an upward intonation, or say “don’t you think so?”, etc).
  • There’s an intensity about them. They easily come off as intimidating.
  • They are not afraid to stare people down when they talk.

Fe: “The Warmth” - FJs

  • Usually very smiley and pleasant throughout the conversation.
  • They feel ‘warm’ and accommodating when you interact with them.
  • They naturally show socially appropriate non-verbal behaviors, e.g. laughing at a joke because someone told a joke, even if it wasn’t that funny; saying “aww” or make sad faces when you share your disappointment at something, etc.
  • They tend to reciprocate actions, mood, and tone of the person they’re interacting with.
  • Likely to be uncomfortable with silence because they don’t know what to mirror.

Se: “The Alertness” - SPs

  • You can tell from their eyes. Se dom/aux have the most attentive look in their eyes. They’re so present and right there noticing everything in the environment. It’s more of a wild, open and alert look, as oppose to Te intense intimidating stare.
  • They’re quite easily distracted by things that are going on around them. They will look in the direction of a small noise mid-conversation, or to look at someone entering a room or a bird flying pass.
  • (INTP-specific) I tend to have a zoned out look when someone is talking, and it’d be Se dom that asked me the variety of “are you there?”, “are you still following me?”, and occasionally glance behind them to see what I’m looking at (when I’d actually be zoning out).

Introverted Functions

You can mostly see these through the content of what someone says. Again, these are clearer as someone’s dominant or auxiliary function.

Ti: “The Analysis” - TPs

  • Ti dom/aux analyze how everything works. NTPs are more theoretical and STPs are more factual, but there will be many analysis, calculations and speculations.
  • They tend to be impartial, preferring facts and logical explanations.
  • They like to ask for clarifications, to categorize and define things in more precise terms.
  • They may stop talking mid-conversation, look down to analyze something in their mind (possibly to find the most succinct vocab), then perk up to talk again.
  • They want to “know” and tend to like reading.

Si: “The Extraordinary Memory” - SJs

  • They tell stories based on events in the past in vivid details. These details tend to be descriptive observable facts (where they were, what the place looked like, how did they get there, who was there, what did they wear, what did each person did), as opposed to nuances/mood/atmosphere.
  • They are amazing at remembering people’s names and information.
  • They can tell the same stories and jokes over and over again for years.

Fi: “The Feels” - FPs

  • They are brimming with “feels”. You can see it. Stories they tell are usually personal and filled with personal opinions. You can see that those are real and meaningful to them, and they are personally attached to what they say.
  • They readily take a moral stance and can have a hard time understanding how someone could take a different stand point.
  • They tend to “show off” their values quite a bit, which can make someone with different values feel uncomfortable, e.g. a vegan Fi-user may advocate it so much and make others feel guilty about eating meat, a humanitarian Fi-user may talk highly of themselves for helping other people, or a libertarian Fi-user may tell various stories to show how uninhibited they are and how unthinkable it is to live conservatively.

Ni: “The Future Predictions” - NJs

  • Ni is extremely hard to observe externally. Ni users tend to mention “following their guts/instinct”, but they don’t readily share that fact unless you’re close to them.
  • They tend to have a 5 years or 10 years or 20 years plans and goals for the future. They like to know where they’re going in life.
  • They like to envision the most likely future path with people or situations.
  • An example: My INTJ best friend told me about an older single mom who flirted with him. He said that he didn’t like her personality and wasn’t attracted to her physically. Then, he also mentioned that he’d like to focus on his career for the next 10 years and taking care of her kids would distract him from his goal, which prompted me to ask why he would think about a future with her if he didn’t like her to begin with, and he said he does this naturally with everything.
  • Another example: The same INTJ changed jobs twice, and both times he left his old work place even before he got a confirmation that he was hired at the new job. He said he just knew instinctively that he was going to get accepted at this company (he went to about 10 interviews during the same time period).


p.s. Also check out my other post on how to type people.

p.s.2 I would’ve linked to the Visual Typing website (a theory on how to visually recognize functions in real life), but unfortunately the author has taken all the videos down to advertise his upcoming book instead haha. He had pretty great stuff going on there, so if you’d like to support, go here.

The forum is still there, though. Here’s the subforum with examples of how different types come off visually.

MBTI Traveling

ENFJ- Buys lots of guidebooks. Someone who trusts others’ advice and goes to exactly what the guidebook tells them is the best.

ENFP- Gets lost in a crowd. Someone who would inevitably drag one pal and run off towards something “cool” they saw, only to get both them and their friend lost.

ENTJ- Needs to be in control. Someone who tries to manage everything that’s going on and gives vendors who pull you over dirty looks.

ENTP- The fun one who provides an air of spontaneity. Someone who would suddenly decide to change an activity or run through the streets.

ESFJ- Checks that everyone is happy. The typical mom of the group who over packs just in case one or two or ten of their friends needs a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc.

ESFP- Gets distracted by small vendor shops. Someone who has to look at everything and enjoys doing things and being there 24/7.

ESTJ- Has all the maps and herds everyone in the right direction. Someone who micromanages things, but ultimately gets everyone where they need to be.

ESTP- Doesn’t mind physical activity. Someone who would find a hiking trail or physical activity to do a trip.

INFJ- Needs constant breaks. Someone who would bring along a book for some peace and quiet after a long, hectic day.

INFP- Would want to stop at cute cafes hidden in alleyways. Someone who would want to find “hidden gems” in a city and stay in a hostel.

INTJ- Thoroughly researches the city just in case some sort of natural disaster happens. Someone who can take over if the ESTJ/ISTJ gets confused, and will emerge unscathed.

INTP- Use the experiences to broaden their mind. Someone who would be interested by the different types of technology in a foreign country.

ISFJ- Caught up in buying souvenirs. Someone who buys souvenirs for all their friends because “This one reminded me of you!”

ISFP- Reads all about food. Someone who would choose the food and take photos of every dish before eating.

ISTJ- Similar to the ESTJ. Makes sure everyone is where they need to be. The Dad of the friend group, ready to tackle any problems the group faces and problem solve.

ISTP- Wouldn’t mind travelling alone. Someone who would branch off from the group to do exploration by themselves.

MBTI in a Nutshell

ISTJ- I Save Things Judiciously
ISTP- I See The Problem
ESTP- Everyone Seems Too Proper
ESTJ- Execution Saves The Job
ISFJ- I Serve Family Joyfully
ISFP- I Seek Fun and Pleasure
ESFP- Extra Special Friendly Person
ESFJ- Extra Special Friendly Joiner
INFJ- Inner Nuances Foster Journeys
INFP- I Never Find Perfection
ENFP- Everyday, New Fantastic Possibilities
ENFJ- Everyone Needs Fulfillment and Joy
INTJ- It’s Not Thoroughly Justified
INTP- It’s Not Theoretically Possible
ENTP- Each New Thought Propels
ENTJ- Executives Need Tough Jobs

- Lifetypes, Hirsh and Kummerow

Myers Briggs By Students

INFJ: Always seems to be either deadly quiet and ‘not quite present’, or is going on a monologue and asking a million questions, very expressively and passionately. Will be cordial towards the teacher, but won’t respect them inherently because they’re the teacher. Work alone. 
ESTP: Probably can’t sit still, cracking jokes and getting distracted, probably actually knows a lot about the subject but doesn’t know what they are 'supposed’ to know. Work as the leader or in a group.
INTJ: Oscillated between complete silence and debating with everyone in a very logical manor. Work alone.
ESFP: Very bright and likes to make things as hands-on as possible. If they get really bored they start debates. They are the one kids that just “LETS HAVE CLASS OUTSIDE”.  They can have trouble with forgetting/procrastinating. Work in a group.
INFP: They are usually very very quiet but occasionally raise their hand and give an opinion on how they feel about something, or suggest different ideas. They can have trouble with forgetting or procrastinating. Work alone in english/arts/etc, work in a group in everything else.
ESTJ: Very likely to raise their hand a lot and do things “the right way” and express their extremely definite opinions on things. Work as the leader.
INTP: The kid that knows how to do most of the stuff, but not in the way the teacher wants them to. They usually find the right answer but can’t show their work or explain their process. They can have problems with forgetting their work. Work alone.
ESFJ: The one who always expresses how they feel about the topics and starts class discussions, they do things “the right way”. Work in a group.
ISFJ: Probably your teacher’s favorite student. They follow procedure and do what they are supposed to do. Very expressive of how they feel about the topics, and they have the logic to back it up. Work in a group or alone.
ENTP: Probably your teacher’s least favorite student. They know a lot about the subject but don’t know the specific material the class covers, and tend to have very little respect for the teacher if they haven’t earned it. The super intelligent student who “just doesn’t apply themselves”. They can have trouble with forgetting/procrastinating.Work alone or as the leader.
ISTJ: The kid who always does the homework and knows the way you’re supposed to do things. They are very thorough but often aren’t really curious about the subject. Pretty good at articulating their opinions. Work alone or in a group.
ENFP: The kid who likes to relate whatever you’re talking about to something cool and interesting so they don’t get bored. Usually have lots of ideas but not that much motivation.Will be cordial towards the teacher, but won’t respect them inherently because they’re the teacher. They can have trouble with forgetting/procrastinating. Work in a group.
ISFP: Pretty quiet, but good at articulating their opinions. They tend to be pretty laid back about work. Work in a group.
ENTJ: Very confident and assertive in their opinions. They like class debates and discussing complex real-world or future issues. Will bulldoze right through the teacher if they are incompetent. Work as the leader.
ISTP: Pretty quiet, very good at getting the right answer, but usually doesn’t like showing their work. Usually doesn’t respect the teacher unless they’ve earned it. Work alone. 
ENFJ: Tends to rely on intuition for science and math, disliking having to use cold hard logic. Encourages class discussion and likes expressing their opinions on the topics. Work as the leader or in a group.

MBTI Learning Styles

ISTJ: The student (studies one thing deeply, but doesn’t strive to understand the meanings behind the facts)
ISTP: The practical learner (like the student, but with a wider range of interests which they learn about)
ESTP: The realistic learner (believes what he sees, and is usually accurate, but only on a superficial level)
ESTJ: The teacher (learns about what the environment requires for them to know, but don’t care to understand the meanings behind it)

ISFJ: The traditional learner (is interested in one thing passionately, but doesn’t usually understand the meanings and truth behind it)
ISFP: The artistic learner (is interested in alot of things passionately, but only on a superficial level, via their senses)
ESFP: The emotional learner (relationship-concentrated, learns and cares about other people in their environment)
ESFJ: The mainstream learner (doesn’t mean every ESFJ is mainstream, but they learn about what they see and others care about)

INFJ: The interested learner (like the INTJ, but with more passion, and have a emotional connection, a bond, to their interest)
INFP: The philosopher (interested in the meanings and morals behind the environment, and usually understands them quite well)
ENFP: The empathic learner (like the ESFP, but less sympathic and more empathic, because they understand the meanings behind people’s actions better)
ENFJ: The social learner (like the ENTJ, but are more concentrated on relationships between people. They also have a good sense of moral)

INTJ: The expert (learns really much about one thing and is really skilled at whatever that one thing is)
INTP: The curious learner (is interested in practically everything and the meanings behind those topics, and enjoys theories about those topics)
ENTP: The universal learner (someone who learns and knows about everything, not necessarily much though)
ENTJ: The leader (They learn only about what they have to, but they understand the meanings behind it, and that makes them good leaders)

MBTI Personality Tests Accuracy Reviews

*Note: MBTI is a theory of thought processes (how you perceive, understand, and use information), and does not dictate behaviors, habits, or interests. The ratings reflect this as a basis, and therefore, no tests will ever get 5 stars.

*Note#2: I’m an INTP (I knew about MBTI for 13 years and majored in psychology), but not a very stereotypical one. I’ll compare my test results here.

Keys 2 Cognition [★★★★☆]

  • Renowned for being one of the more accurate tests
  • Centered around: cognitive functions, thought processes
  • Questions: detailed, clear
  • Answers: 5-item rating scales
  • My result: INTP

Similarminds [★★★☆☆]

  • Centered around: values, preferences
  • Questions: clearly worded, although they can be applied to many different situations
  • Answers: 5-item rating scales
  • My result: ENTP

Personality Testing [★★★☆☆]

  • Centered around: preferences, past experiences
  • Questions: pretty clear, although quite black & white, some are completely unrelated (e.g. “I mostly drink water” and “I need caffeine”)
  • Answers: 5-item rating scales
  • My result: INTP
  • I reopened the site and got a different set of questions. Maybe they’re experimenting…

16 Personalities [★★★☆☆]

  • Centered around: habits, opinions, fears
  • Questions: Easy to understand, but pretty generic, most are not exactly MBTI-related
  • Answers: 5-item rating scales
  • My result: ENTP

John’s Personality Test [★★☆☆☆]

  • Quite an interesting take. The test assigns one value that’s important for each type and score based on these values.
  • Centered around: habits, values
  • Questions: pretty clear but can be misinterpreted
  • Answers: select between 2 options or skipping the question, very limiting
  • My result: INTP (I was biased to pick INTP-like answers and was aware of it because it was very limiting)

Human Metrics [★☆]

  • Centered around: behaviors, habits, opinions
  • Questions: somewhat vague and confusing, can be applied to too many different situations, making answers ambiguous
  • Answers: 5-item rating scales (the scale is also unclear)
  • My result: ENTJ (I found myself answering “uncertain” for most questions because of how vague they were)

If anyone knows other tests I should try out, let me know. I’m not including tests that require registration or entering an email because they’re troublesome.


New Myers Briggs Test

Alright, this is a test i have devised to figure out your Myers Briggs Personality Type.

You have two routes to take…

Either click the description out of these four which suits you best:

Ni: A focus on improvement and the future. Noticing patterns and predicting outcomes based on these patterns. Ni users are anxious, use a lot of analogies/metaphors and need a lot of time to process things.

Ne: A focus on new ideas. Thinking of new ways to do things and coming up with many different possibilities. Ne users are idea people who love brain storming and may have trouble sticking with one idea.

Si: A focus on your personal, physical experiences. Very aware of any changes in their environment and very aware of physical needs (i.e. hunger, being sick, being tired). Si users are ‘down to earth’, ‘normal’ people who are likely to notice when you get a haircut or put more salt in the soup than usual.

Se: A focus on the physical reality in the moment. Stimulation and physical surroundings like clothes, candles, and good food. Se users are image conscious and spontaneous.

Or click the description out of these four which suits you best:

Fi: A focus on emotions on the inside world. Figuring out how you feel about things and stewing in your own emotions. Fi users are sensitive, temperamental, and value-driven.

Fe: A focus on emotions on the external world. Picking up on other people’s emotions, and usually caring about others’ emotions as well. Fe users are warm and socially skilled, and need to vent their emotions in order to figure out how they feel about things.

Ti: A focus on theory, information, and logic. Playing with ideas. Ti users are quiet and knowledgeable; they enjoy learning.

Te: A focus on efficiency and applied logic. Setting goals and reaching them by use of logic. Te users are direct and decisive; they don’t want to think about something unless they can actually do something with the information.