(E) ExtravertedThis means that you are more focused on the real world, other than your own mindsets. This usually results in a very social personality.
(I) IntrovertedThis is the opposite of Extraverted, as it means that you are more focused on your own imaginations. This usually results in a personality that makes you less social, and more reflective.
(S) SensingIf you have his personality, you will remember things by “snapshots” of events that happened, and tend to focus on the present and future than the past.
(N) InstitutionIf you have this trait, you might look at the hidden meaning in the past, and tend to remember things by a “impression” of what actually happened.
(T) ThinkingThis means that you will favor logic over feeling, and will sometimes forget other people's feelings altogether.
(F) FeelingDuring a decision, this trait will make you value feelings over logic, and try to make decisions be more or less impactive on people’s feelings.
(J) JudgingThis means that they plan for events, and later life. They tend to prefer their decision function. This is only what other people see.
(P) PercievingThis means that they don’t have a plan, instead they change things as they go, as in spontaneously. They tend to prefer sensing/intuition. This is only what other people see.
TestingInterested about personalities? Can't stop thinking about personalities? You can conduct a few tests on your friends and find out their personality! Some are as simple as asking them a question, while others are as sophisticated as a testing environment.
The Personalities Explained'What even are the 16 personalities?' ends here. In this website you can learn about the 8 letters that can define a person.
This is your dominant function, meaning that you will have traits of the other factors. Those are:E - I S - N T - F J - P
What personalities define?What can personalities define? Personalities can define multiple things, some important, and some not so much. Some of which include:
- Your dominant function
- The choices you are more likely to pick
- How likely you are to plan
- What and how much friends you might make
- How you process and remember information
- Where your interest lies
There are 16 different personality combinations, as there are 4 letters in each personality and 2 combinations for each position. This measures what your dominant functions are; which can affect your decisions, how you remember and process information, how you make decisions, and your social ability.Commonly, you can ask people questions to figure out their personality, some of which include:
- F over P: If you were starving, and you had to eat in front of another starving man, would you eat? (If too vague, assume the average)
- E over I: Would you rather work with a group, or work alone? (In general)
- I over E: How easily is it for you to feel lonely?
- J over P: Would you rather plan, create diaries, make shopping lists, make to-do lists, etc. or live the rest of your life spontaneously?
- N over S: Do you try to find meanings in otherwise meaningless context?
Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, was based on the theory of personality types by Charles R. Martin (Book: "Looking at Type: The Fundamentals") at around the 1920s. Looking at the possible theory of personality types, Katharine Cook Briggs started the original MBTI which was later revised and improved on by her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers.
When a personality defines you, there is no "best" personality, only that you may prefer one personality type over the other, but each personality has their perks and disadvantages. 8 personalities are very good at being social, and the other 8 are very good at looking at small details. A personality can define a person, but a personality only measures a dominant function. Each person has every factor of each personality, but how one measures their personality is by dominant function, not the only function that exicts. Only measuring the one that exists would result in a flawed system.
Personality can be affected by many factors, one including birth order.Sources:
- Small changes: Testing with classmates.
- Looking at Type: The Fundamentals by Charles R. Martin (CAPT 1997)
- Myers, Isabel Briggs with Peter B. Myers (1995) . Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing.