topic 12: Personalities

Everyone is special and unique in their own way, everyone likes different things, acts different and thinks different. In theory there are sixteen different personality types. Different personalties can effect how you live your life, who you marry, your job etc. Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’  figured out the following sixteen personality types.

ISTJ – The Duty Fulfiller: (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

Serious and quite, wanting a peaceful and secure living. Very responsible and dependable, great at concentrating. They are usually interested in supporting and keeping tradition; they are hard working and well organized. They normally can complete any task once they put their mind to it. 

ISTP – The Mechanic: (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

Quite and reserved, often interested in how and why things work, great with mechanical objects. They live for the moment and like to take risks. Interested and talented in extreme sports, Loyal to their peers, they know what they want, not concerned with laws or rules. They are fantastic at finding a solution to practical problems and they are detached and analyses things a lot. 

ISFJ – The Nurturer: ( Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

Kind, quite, conscientious. They often put the needs of others before their needs. They are stable and very practical, they like traditions and security. Lots of observations about people, worries for other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

ISFP – The Artist: (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

Quites, serious, sensitive, kind, they dont like fights. They will avoide doing anything that might cause a fight. Loyal, faithful, over developed senses, not interesting in being a leader or controlling people, they are a follower. Open minded as well as original and creative; they like to live in the present moment.

INFJ – The Protector: (Introverted, iNtrutive, Feeling, Judging)

Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. They like to get stuff done,  intuitive for people as well as their feelings. They like to do the right think and are respected for it. Individualistic and is not a leader or follower.

INFP – The Idealist: (Introverted, iNtrutive, Feeling, Perceiving)

Quite, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving people.  Good value system, very loyal and adaptable, and laid back unless one of their values is threated. Usually talented writers, mentally quick and see possibilities. Interested and helping people.

INTJ – The Scientist: (Introverted, iNtrutive, Thinking, Judging)

Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Can turn theories into action; highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Wants to find meaning from their visions, long range thinkers, high standards for their performance and the performance of others. Natural bron leaders but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

INTP – The Thinker: (Introverted, iNtrutive, Thinking, Perceiving)

Original, creative and logical thinkers. Often becomes excited about theories and/or ideas. Driven to turn theories into understanding. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic not a follower or leader.

ESTP – The Doer: (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)

Friendly, adaptable and all about action. They are interested in immediate results, living in the there and now, risk takers and like to live a fast pace life. Impatient, loyal, doesnt care about rules and laws but have fantastic people skills.

ESTJ – The Guardian: (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

Practical, follows traditions and organised. Likely to be athletic, not interested in theory. Have a clear vision on how things should be. They are loyal and hardworking, capable of running/organizing activities. Likes to follows rules and like secure, peaceful living.

ESFP – The Performer: (Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving)

People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. They live in the moment and enjoy new experiences. Dislike theory and impersonal analysis, likes to serve others and is often center of attention in social areas. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

ESFJ – The Caregiver: (Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)

Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. Puts needs of other people before their own, feels a strong sense of duty and responsibility. likes traditions and security. Likes to serve others, needs positive reenforcement to make them feel good about them selves. Well-developed sense of space and function.

ENFP – The Inspirer: (Extroverted, iNtrutive, Feeling, Perceiving)

Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. Can do anything that interests them, Fantsatic people skills and lives by inner values. Excited about new ideas but doesnt like details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.

ENFJ – The Giver: (Extroverted, iNtrutive, Feeling, Judging)

Popular, sensitive and has great people skills. Very focused and concerned with other peoples thoughts and feelings, fantastic at managing other peoples problems, and can lead group discussions. They like to serve others and places their needs before their own.

ENTP – The Visionary: (Extroverted, iNtrutive, Thinking, Perceiving)

Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Has a wide range of things they are good at, likes debating issues and into “one up manship”. They tend to get excited about new ideas and projects, but tend to neglect the routine side of life. Outspoken and very assertive, They like people and interesting company.  Great ability to understand concepts as well as apply logic to find solutions.

ENTJ – The Executive: (Extroverted, iNetive, Thinking, Judging)

Assertive and very outspoken. They are driven to be leaders. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Smart and well informed. Good at public speaking. Value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.

Introverted definition: Someone who likes to have sometime alone, often found at home, library and quite places. They like to be alone and think, after hanging out with friends they are often tired and need to ‘recharge’.

Extroverted definition: Someone who loves to be out and socialize, they like to have lots of people. They are full of joy and happiness, after hanging out with friends they often feel energized. It is impossible to change your personality although, it is possible to pick up habits and traits outside of their personality type.

Your basic personality type can’t change but you can change certain traits of your personality. By doing this you will strengthen your shadow traits and be a more well-rounded person, but your dominant traits will still remain the same.

Personality percentage with the population:

ESTJ  13%

ESFJ  12%

ISTJ  8.5%

ISFJ  7%

ESTP 10%

ESFP  11%

ISTP 6%

ISFP 6%

ENTJ 4%

ENTP 4.5%

INTJ  1.5%

INTP  2.5%

ENFJ  4%

ENFP  7%

INFJ 1%

INFP 2%

“Beauty gets the attention, personality gets the heart”- Anonymous

Bibliography: http://www.personalitypage.com/high-level.html http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=extroverted http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=introverted http://www.16personalities.com/articles/is-it-possible-to-change-your-personality-type http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/population-gender/

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