Myers-Briggs and Related Assessments

One of the most used personality assessments available is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  It basically measures people in four areas- relation to others (introversion/extraversion), how they process information (intuitive/sensing), decision making (thinking/feeling), and how they order their lives (judging/perceiving).

Here is a website that describes the MBTI very succinctly: Myers-Briggs Introduction

(The MBTI Official Website)

The full MBTI takes about 2 hours to complete and has about 500 questions.  I took it years ago and I came out as an I-N-F-P.

  • (I) I am basically introverted (though not extreme)
  • (N) I process information intuitively.
  • (F) I make decisions primarily by feeling.
  • (P) I tend to be perceiving in how I order my life.
Here is a description of my type- The Dreamer

Here is my type description from the MBTI site:
Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened. (The 16 Types described)
Do you know what your type is?  Self-knowledge is a good thing.  It helps us understand what makes us tick, and assists us in how we deal with others.
Take the full MBTI at: MBTI Instrument Online (It will cost $150 dollars)
Another instrument that is not nearly as comprehensive (4 basic types vs. 16) but will provide the same basic information as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.  It takes about 20 minutes, and can give you a starting place for looking at your personality.
Here is a whole page of Personaility Tests if you are interested.

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