Every person has two faces. One is directed towards the OUTER world of activities, excitements, people, and things.
The other is directed inward to the INNER world of thoughts, interests, ideas, and imagination.
This short quiz should take several minutes...
- Answer the 4 questions below.
- Take the first letter from the category that most closely matches you (for example, in #1, choose: E or I)
- Then visit PersonalityPage.com for a more in-depth analysis of your personality and find careers/relationships and other interesting information that match your 4 Personality Type Letters.
1. Which is your most natural energy orientation?
(While these are two different but complementary sides of our nature, most people have an innate preference towards energy from either the OUTER or the INNER world. One of their faces, either the Extraverted (E) or Introverted (I), takes the lead in their personality development and plays a more dominant role in their behavior).
Act first, think/reflect later
Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world
Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things
Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships
Think/reflect first, then act
Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries
Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world
Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships
2. Which way of Perceiving or understanding is most "automatic" or natural?
The Sensing (S) side of our brain notices the sights, sounds, smells and all the sensory details of the PRESENT. It categorizes, organizes, records and stores the specifics from the here and now. It is REALITY based, dealing with "what is." It also provides the specific details of memory & recollections from PAST events.
The Intuitive (N) side of our brain seeks to understand, interpret and form OVERALL patterns of all the information that is collected and records these patterns and relationships. It speculates on POSSIBILITIES, including looking into and forecasting the FUTURE. It is imaginative and conceptual.
While both kinds of perceiving are necessary and used by all people, each of us instinctively tends to favor one over the other.
Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities
Using common sense & creating practical solutions
Memory recall is rich in detail of facts & past events
Best improvise from past experience
Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy"
iNtuitive (N is used) Characteristics
Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities
Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities
Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, & connections
Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data & guessing its meaning
3. Which way of forming Judgments and making choices is most natural?
The Thinking (T) side of our brain analyzes information in a DETACHED, objective fashion. It operates from factual principles, deduces and forms conclusions systematically. It is our logical nature.
The Feeling (F) side of our brain forms conclusions in an ATTACHED and somewhat global manner, based on likes/dislikes, impact on others, and human and aesthetic values. It is our subjective nature.
While everyone uses both means of forming conclusions, each person has a natural bias towards one over the other so that when they give us conflicting directions - one side is the natural trump card or tiebreaker.
Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation
Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished
Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis
Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people
Use personal feelings and the impact on people in decision-making situations
Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions
Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions
Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony
Which best fits, Thinking (T) or Feeling (F) ? _______
4. What is your "action orientation" towards the outside world?
All people use both judging (thinking and feeling) and perceiving (sensing and intuition) processes to store information, organize our thoughts, make decisions, take actions and manage our lives. Yet one of these processes (Judging or Perceiving) tends to take the lead in our relationship with the outside world . . . while the other governs our inner world.
A Judging (J) style approaches the outside world WITH A PLAN and is oriented towards organizing one's surroundings, being prepared, making decisions and reaching closure and completion.
A Perceiving (P) style takes the outside world AS IT COMES and is adopting and adapting, flexible, open-ended and receptive to new opportunities and changing game plans.
Plan many of the details in advance before action
Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on
Work best & avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines
Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life
Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go
Like to multitask, have variety, & mix work and play
Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines
Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety
Which best fits, Judging (J) or Perceiving (P) ? ________
My 4 Personality Type Letters are: _____ _____ _____ ____
Now visit: http://www.16personalities.com/personality-types to learn more about your type!
(For a free full-length Myers-Briggs Quiz visit: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp)
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