Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - A Brief Outline of Each Type
MBTI helps to determine an inborn preference based on answering forced questions questionnaire. That indicates person’s personality type, an arrangement of mental processes with potential strengths, possible blind spots in the decision-making process, and challenges of a particular type in stressful situations.
The MBTI is based on 4 pairs of opposites:Extraversion/E or Introversion/ISensing/S or Intuition/NThinking/T or Feeling/FJudgment/J or Perception/P
Numerous researches have been carried out on the Myers-Briggs types. This is a brief outline of each type.
ENTPKnown as visionaries and innovators, ENTPs can appear quick-witted and their strengths lie in communication with all members of society.Their potential weakness may be not finishing one idea before moving onto the next.
INTPI could say: give an INTP the freedom and flexibility to work autonomously and you are likely to get the best out of them.However, because they may tend to believe in their own minds quite ultimately, it can be challenging to influence them.
ENTJControl and structure can support an ENTJ to work at their best. They may enjoy taking direct action and this no-nonsense type takes no prisoners.ENTJ’s can be perceived as rarely taking feelings into account and their assertiveness may come across as argumentative.
INTJINTJs are able to understand complex and difficult information and therefore are likely to do well in careers such in science, mathematics, and engineering.They prefer to look at the bigger picture and not on the here and now, which means they might choose to follow a plan instead of improvisation.
ISTJISTJ might seem to enjoy working in an orderly fashion and thrive when things are systematic.Give ISTJ a task with no clear-cut goals or practical use and they might soon lose their interest.
ESTJESTJs seem to be best suited to leadership or supervisory roles as they often appreciate rules, order, and value traditions.They can at times appear to be a typical ‘jobs worth’ type; being a stickler for the rules and over-critical if someone does not live up to their standards.
ISTPAn ISTP likely thrives when given an action-packed job with thrills and risks. They may work best when living in the moment and not plan for the future.Give them their own space and don’t make too many demands on them or their energy could become quickly drained.
ESTPESTPs can be often perceived as the ultimate doers, they may tend to touch, smell, and live the action straight away. Give them a task that requires immediate action and it will often get done.ESTPs may not like to sit around and have to learn a ton of boring text or information; it could drain their natural exuberance.
ENFPENFPs may be highly creative who prefer to act with spontaneity. They could excel at storytelling, whether this is in books, music or acting.Don’t give ENFP’s a mundane routine or you’ll empty all that creativity. They may not enjoy being predictable.
INFPThe INFP are likely to excel when taking the mundane and turning it into something extraordinary.INFPs do not usually enjoy large social groups as it may drain their energy. They may prefer to spend time alone to recharge their batteries.
INFJTheir strength often is in language, connection, and deeper understanding. Good at helping others to express themselves, they may work best where they can connect with others.If you hurt an INFJ you may never even know why as they might walk away and not tell you.
ENFJENFJs may be good at introducing systems, planning and excel at helping individuals achieve their own potential. They have a natural tendency to ease stressful situations.They can be too hard on themselves, neglecting their own needs and concentrating on others instead.
ISFJISFJs may seem to naturally care about others. They are often highly perceptive to other’s feelings. They work well when in a caring role.Confrontation and disharmony can throw these people off balance quickly as they usually prefer order and structure in their lives.
ISFPISFPs can be perceived as natural perfectionists who may work well in careers where attention to detail, values and resilience is of the utmost importance.They can be seen as intensively private people and may even keep their feelings from their partner.
ESFPESFPs may prefer to be all about people, meeting them, interacting with them, getting to know new ones. They may not do so well with theory books but thrive on hands-on experience.Monotony is often their worst fear, as they love the spice and variety of life.
ESFJLoyalty and self-sacrifice may seem to be ESFJ’s best qualities, they are likely to put someone they care about before themselves.ESFJ’s may often seek approval from almost everyone they meet that can be irritating in the long run to older friends.
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