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Myers Briggs Personality Type - For Fun


By MaryMoo - Posted on 11 August 2009

Feeling the need to divert for a bit and thought it might be fun to see what people's Myers Briggs Personality types are.

I am an ENTJ:

"ENTJs tend to be self-driven, motivating, and competitive. They are often sought out as leaders. Unusually influential and organized, they may sometimes judge others by their own tough standards, failing to take personal needs into account"

I know what you are thinking - that couldn't be Mary (maybe I should also note ENTJ's penchant for argument) !  Thought it would be interesting to see people's personality types as it might help understand POV's in various topics.

If you don't know your type you can take the test here:

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp 

Fellow ENTJ'ers:  FDR, Margaret Thatcher, Rahm Emanuel, Al Gore (I don't see it and I almost didn't list him), Newt Gingrich, Dave Letterman, Gen. Norman Scharwzkopf, Patrick Stewart, and Richard Nixon. 

I'm an INFJ though I'm drifting more to INFP.
I was ISFP, way different than you guys but not Princess Diana and Elvis.
I'm pretty sure the personality type is not too common-- I scored ISFP myself, 78/12/25/17.

We're in mixed company-- Edison, Ford, Nixon, Mother Teresa, Einstein, Lindbergh, Disney, Tolkien, and Bush 43.

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It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black

My Type is INFJ

Jung Career Indicator™ determines careers most suitable for your type from personality type standpoint. Based on your personality type, the following is a list of your most suitable occupations along with some examples of educational institutions, where you can receive a relevant degree or training . . . Social Work, Education, Librarian, Law

 Two years ago I retired from the University of California as a paralegal. It appears I followed the right path according to Carl Jung.

Too funny, I did law/politics and now TV biz.

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ISFJ - Protector

Wanting to be of service to others, Protectors find great satisfaction in assisting the downtrodden, and can deal with disability and neediness in others better than any other type. They are not as outgoing and talkative as the Provider Guardians [ESFJs], and their shyness is often misjudged as stiffness, even coldness, when in truth Protectors are warm-hearted and sympathetic, giving happily of themselves to those in need.

Their reserve ought really to be seen as an expression of their sincerity and seriousness of purpose. The most diligent of all the types, Protectors are willing to work long, hard hours quietly doing all the thankless jobs that others manage to avoid. Protectors are quite happy working alone; in fact, in positions of authority they may try to do everything themselves rather than direct others to get the job done.

Mother Teresa, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Stewart, and Tsar Nicholas II are examples of Protector Guardian style.  

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Lewis Black says:  "A Republican will stand up in Congress and say, "I've got a really bad idea." And a Democrat will immediately jump to his feet and declare, "And I can make it sh*ttier.""

Your Type is
ENFJ
Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging

ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it's usually not meant as manipulation -- ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are.

ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.

ENFJs are, by definition, Js, with whom we associate organization and decisiveness. But they don't resemble the SJs or even the NTJs in organization of the environment nor occasional recalcitrance. ENFJs are organized in the arena of interpersonal affairs. Their offices may or may not be cluttered, but their conclusions (reached through feelings) about people and motives are drawn much more quickly and are more resilient than those of their NFP counterparts.

ENFJs know and appreciate people. Like most NFs, (and Feelers in general), they are apt to neglect themselves and their own needs for the needs of others. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear.

Famous people of your particular type
Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Nick Nolte, Tony Blair, Katharine Graham

Mary thanks for posting this...how fun!

I am an INFJ...

Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, Mohandis Gandhi... Wow...Good company~  I am proud to be in that group:)

 

 

I came out ISTJ.

Queen Elizabeth II, Harry S. TrumanWarren Buffet, Queen Victoria, James K. Polk, and J.D. Rockefeller are examples of Inspector Guardians. 

INTJ -- Introverted (11), Intuitive (38), Thinking (12), Judging (44)

Stephen Hawking, Hillary Clinton, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Dwight Eisenhower, Frideriche Nietsche, Niels Both, Peter the Great (YAY!) :)

This is f%$king scary. Suzi, we need to talk, LOL!

INFJ: INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. Accurately suspicious about others' motives, INFJs are not easily led. These are the people that you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, INFJs are selective about their friends. Such a friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words. In addition, nonverbal sensitivity enables the INFJ to know and be known by others intimately. Relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Mohandas Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, Alexander Hamilton, Plato, Soren Kierkegaard

 

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<This is f%$king scary. Suzi, we need to talk, LOL! >

You bet it is....after I took the test, I understant why our behind the scenes talks inevitably go the way they do.  lol

I'm admittedly surprised by how many of us are I's and J's.  It is very intriguing.  

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Lewis Black says:  "A Republican will stand up in Congress and say, "I've got a really bad idea." And a Democrat will immediately jump to his feet and declare, "And I can make it sh*ttier.""

I don't even know why it gave me a J because it only gave me a 1 in that category.  And it had given me a P first but had told me that I had accidentally missed two questions.  When I went back and answered those, it changed it to a J.

ENFJ here. Teacher (only 2% of population)  33-38-75-11

In addition to what CTM posted, there is also this:

In whatever field they choose, Teachers consider people their highest priority, and they instinctively communicate personal concern and a willingness to become involved. Warmly outgoing, and perhaps the most expressive of all the types, Teachers are remarkably good with language, especially when communicating in speech, face to face. And they do not hesitate to speak out and let their feelings be known. Bubbling with enthusiasm, Teachers will voice their passions with dramatic flourish, and can, with practice, become charismatic public speakers. This verbal ability gives Teachers a good deal of influence in groups, and they are often asked to take a leadership role.

Teachers are highly sensitive to others, which is to say their intuition tends to be well developed. Certainly their insight into themselves and others is unparalleled. Without a doubt, they know what is going on inside themselves, and they can read other people with uncanny accuracy. Teachers also identify with others quite easily, and will actually find themselves picking up the characteristics, emotions, and beliefs of those around them. Because they slip almost unconsciously into other people's skin in this way, Teachers feel closely connected with those around them, and thus show a sincere interest in the joys and problems of their employees, colleagues, students, clients, and loved ones.

I often say that I lead with my heart instead of my head, and I guess this proves it.  The career suggestions were spot on too.  Amazing.

Famous people...

Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Clara Barton (Founder of the American Red Cross), Ronald Reagan, Oprah,  among others. 

Guess who is an ENFJ? Barack Obama!!!!!

I'm even "lonelier" at 1%, but guess who is also INTJ... Michelle Obama.
Interesting......you also have Hillary, and I have Bill.

"Claudia is an Idealist Teacher (ENFJ) with very high expectations for love. She found herself rejecting many different men because they didn’t live up to her ideal of the perfect soulmate. Then she met Jeff, a Rational Mastermind (INTJ). He loved listening to her dreams and aspirations. She knew she could trust him not to tell anyone else her secrets. Eventually, she did figure out he had flaws, but by that time, she was far gone."

http://www.keirsey.com/personalityzone/lz14.asp

Just replace Claudia with Barack and Jeff with Michelle :) 

You're not completely alone on RFO, Peter.  I'm INTJ as well.

 

Ah ha!  I had you pegged as the NTJ part.  Wasn't quite sure about I or E.

 

 

That's funny! 

I'm torn on the I vs. E part... I'm probably considered an open, friendly person, however I don't typically seek out people to get close to.  I only get close to someone after knowing him/her for a while... I think it's b/c I'm so impatient with people in general, so I avoid the stress as much as possible. 

What's really interesting about M-B is that it defines Introvert and Extrovert in much deeper tones than the simple "She's friendly" = "She's an extrovert."

 

I've always been interested in M-B types,and they've made some changes with percentages of the population for I and E.  They used to figure that approximately 2/3s of the population was extroverted while only 1/3 was introverted.  I believe that results came out differently because introversion was considered negative.  However, once people started realizing that the main determinant is what gets you motivated the most, talking with others or thinking on your own.  Now they figure the breakdown between I and E is more like 45% I, 55% E.

I am, and always have, scored these tests as an Architect, INTP.  I see sixteentons is another one of us rare creatures.  On reading my description I noticed it mentioned a trait of mine that I have striven to curb;  the tendency to correct people which most definitely is not appreciated by others, particularly members of my family.  My dad had a similar personality and used to do it as well.

I'm a bit surprised at all the Fs in this group.  Who would've thought so many Republicans/former Republicans would be so touchy-feeling!  See what supporting Obama has turned you into!!!:)    Just kidding, I think the proportions are about similar whatever political party you're in. 

...the tendency to correct people which most definitely is not appreciated by others, particularly members of my family. 

Oh yes, my tongue's been bitten many a time, and I still come across as overly critical.

 

Definitely not alone! I was also sorted as an INTJ.
Hooray for Rational Masterminds! ;)

 

I'm an ENTP. Interesting, certainly not the result I expected, but quite fitting if I think about it.

I thought some of the questions were too situation specific so I took the test twice, shifting to the opposite answer on the questions I couldn't say yes/no and scored both times as an INTP (88 38 38 44 and 89, 22, 24, 22), also 1% of the population and much as I enjoy the thought of being with the likes of Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein et al methinks there is something missing (discipline perhaps).

I'd love to see the results if some one close to me took the test as to how they percieved me.  I wonder how much shift there would be?

Interestingly enough, this score reflects early interest in biological sciences (genetics) and if I had scored on the S rather than N side of sensing/intuitive that would match my current work as an artist(an).

 I took this on Facebook last week:

You are warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. You see life as full of possibilities. You make connections between e...vents and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns you see. You want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. You are spontaneous and flexible, and often rely on your ability to improvise and verbal fluency. Famous people with your same ENFP personality include: Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Andy Kaufman, Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, and Robert Downey Jr.
 
  • E – Extraversion preferred to Introversion: ENFPs often feel motivated by their interaction with people. They tend to enjoy a wide circle of acquaintances, and they gain energy in social situations (whereas introverts expend energy).[6]
  • N – iNtuition preferred to Sensing: ENFPs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.[7]
  • F – Feeling preferred to Thinking: ENFPs tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.[8]
  • P – Perception preferred to Judgment: ENFPs tend to withhold judgment and delay important decisions, preferring to "keep their options open" should circumstances change.[9]
  • Totally me... wouldn't ya say?

     

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