16 Personalities – A Cloudeight Site Pick
What type of personality do you have?
Let’s talk about personality. Who doesn’t like a good personality test? I mean, it will be laughably wrong or spookily right. Yes, EB, spookily is a word. And speaking of EB and personality tests… EB and I, each took a personality test and it was “spookily” accurate. I mean spot on. You want to know the results don’t you? Yes! Of course, you do.
Anyway… EB and I took the time to have our personalities evaluated. Heaven knows I’m going to get into trouble for revealing this, but I have to be honest. The results were 100% accurate. EB has a “DICTATOR” personality, and I, good ol’ TC have an introverted “MEDIATOR” personality. And I can tell you it’s creepy how accurate this personality test is.
Above: My personality test results… I do not prevaricate! I am the shy ambassador of good tidings! I cannot show EB’s results, she’d take away my food privileges!
After 25 years, I know a dictator when I see one. I’ve been working under the strong-arm policies of EB for decades. She has strong-armed me into working 20 hours a day at less than minimum wage while she toodles off traveling the world.
I sure didn’t need a personality test to tell me she has a dictator personality. As for me, yours truly, I am the diplomatic, even-tempered, helpful type as you have probably surmised all along.
Here you go… look at the definition of an INFP Personality type (i.e. my personality type) 🙂 …
An INFP, which stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving, is one of the 16 personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). People with this personality type are often described as:
Idealistic: They have strong values and a desire to make the world a better place.
Creative: They have a rich inner world and enjoy expressing themselves through art, writing, music, or other creative pursuits.
Compassionate: They are empathetic and care deeply about others.
Independent: They value their autonomy and prefer to do things their own way.
Reflective: They enjoy spending time alone to think and process their thoughts and feelings.
Please don’t tell EB I wrote this or I may be writing tips and tricks and doing sessions from an isolated dungeon somewhere under Lake Michigan. She’s brutal. Sorry, I am making a short story — long.
As they say on the 16 Personalities website…
“It’s so incredible to finally be understood.”
Only 10 minutes to get a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.
Often the very first question people ask after completing our personality test is “What do these letters mean?” We are of course referring to those mysterious acronyms like INTJ-A, ENFP-T, or ESTJ-A. As you may have already learned from the Type Descriptions or articles on the website, the five letters of these acronyms each refer to a specific trait, with certain trait combinations forming various types and type groups. But before we discuss those traits in depth, let’s explore their historical foundations.
The Historical Detour
Since the dawn of time, humans have drawn up schematics to describe and categorize our personalities. From the four temperaments of the ancient civilizations to the latest advances in psychology, we have been driven to fit the variables and complexities of human personality into well-defined models. Although we are still some time away from being able to do that, the current models account for our most important personality traits and can predict our behavior with a high degree of accuracy.
Personality is just one of many factors that guide our behavior, however. Our actions are also influenced by our environment, our experiences, and our individual goals. On our website, we describe how people belonging to a specific personality type are likely to behave. We outline indicators and tendencies, however, not definitive guidelines or answers. Significant differences can exist even among people who share a personality type. The information on this website is meant to inspire personal growth and an improved understanding of yourself and your relationships – not to be taken as gospel.
Our approach has its roots in two different philosophies. One dates back to early 20th century and was the brainchild of Carl Gustav Jung, the father of analytical psychology. Jung’s theory of psychological types is perhaps the most influential creation in personality typology, and it has inspired a number of different theories. One of Jung’s key contributions was the development of the concept of Introversion and Extraversion – he theorized that each of us falls into one of these two categories, either focusing on the internal world (Introvert) or the outside world (Extravert). Besides Introversion and Extraversion, Jung coined the concept of so-called cognitive functions, separated into Judging or Perceiving categories. According to Jung, each person prefers one of these cognitive functions and may most naturally rely on it in everyday situations.
In the 1920s, Jung’s theory was noticed by Katharine Cook Briggs, who later co-authored a personality indicator still used today, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). Briggs was a teacher with an avid interest in personality typing, having developed her own type theory before learning of Jung’s writings. Together with her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, they developed a convenient way to describe the order of each person’s Jungian preferences – this is how four-letter acronyms were born…
And so on… you get the idea. And now you want to take the personality test right? Well, it’s free and you don’t even have to surrender your email address to take the test. Wouldn’t you like to find out if you’re a tyrannical dictator, like EB, or a diplomatic, introverted ambassador of goodwill like me? Sure you would – admit it.
Come on, visit our site pick 16 Personalities take the free test, and see what the test says about your personality.
The test is 100% free…you can take it, we know you can!