What is your Meyers-Briggs Personality Type?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Have you taken the M-B personality test?
    Which of the 16 personality types are you?

    I am a minority type: INFP, the Idealist!

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You do know that this stuff is considered balderdash by most?

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        probably, but I enjoyed it

        I'm INTP by the way, and I suspect you might be too Pcunix
        at least the I T P part

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I took one of those.  The graph had a sharp spike in one spot  that the examiners oohed and ahhed over - I don't remember what it was but I  read up on it later and learned that 20th century snake oil is all it is.

      2. tonymac04 profile image89
        tonymac04posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Most what?

      3. tonymac04 profile image89
        tonymac04posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Most what?

    2. Sunnyglitter profile image82
      Sunnyglitterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm an INFJ- Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.

      1. Denise Dulany profile image55
        Denise Dulanyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Me too!
        I think our personality changes with major life transitions.
        I had all my kids take it to do some research on how they will change through time.

    3. tonymac04 profile image89
      tonymac04posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      INFP too - couldn't you guess? LOL!

  2. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    No, but I took the waynet personality test and it said I was super cool and amazing all in one! Result!

  3. PurpleOne profile image87
    PurpleOneposted 7 years ago

    Mighty Mom, I am also INFP!

  4. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Hi Mighty Mom.

    I took that test a couple of months ago.  Apparently I'm INTJ...so I like to figure things out on my own...in the most logical fashion.  So go away, I'm trying to get this next hub article 'perfect'.  Haha!  Still..I don't read too much into such things.  Everybody's different.  Even the Meyers-Briggs people say so.

    Actually, I'm working hard to not be so anal about stuff.  Most things don't really matter that much, you know...  Cheers. smile

  5. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    For balderdash, M-B certainly is popular! (see below).
    Then again, I don't personally agree with Chinese astrology. But that doesn't stop me from reading about it on the menu every time I go out for Chinese!

    "One of the most popular personality tests in the world is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychological-assessment system based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung. Two and a half million Americans a year take the Myers-Briggs. Eighty-nine companies out of the US Fortune 100 make use of it, for recruitment and selection or to help employees understand themselves or their co-workers."


    http://www.psychometric-success.com/per … -tests.htm

  6. Jane@CM profile image57
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I took it years ago and have forgotten what I am lol

    I do know creative & independent was part of it.

  7. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    INTJ

  8. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    When I worked for other people, I absolutely refused to work for any company that required that I take any such a test.

    Bunch of bullies making an industry out of nonsense.

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's wrong for companies to hire based on this test.  I did a quiz which was clearly for this, but they didn't interview me properly to see how my qualifications and skills fit the job. 

      However, I like MBTI as "home psychology" - I found it useful to try and understand how people tick (including myself)

  9. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I don't like the idea of employers using the test to judge candidates, either.

    If anyone is interested you can do the test for free at various sites. www.humanmetrics.com is one such site.
    I just retook the test -- still INFP!

  10. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Why take a test at all! Time better spent writing hubs.

    As for finding out what makes people tick, go out and have a beer together.

  11. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    It's really interesting that none of the hubbers who have responded are "E" we are all "I" and all "N" and no "S" types.
    Good to know we are all fulfilling our career destinies as WRITERS!

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Burst Your Bubble - ENFJ - With Moderate Intuitive and Feeling

      Very Interesting and accurate for an Extrovert PD

      1. livewithrichard profile image86
        livewithrichardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I scored an ENFJ too.  What a surprise....lol

        1. Pearldiver profile image81
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't mind being unique.. but Not Unicqued or Unicked smile

    2. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking the same thing, Mighty Mom! The so-called "minority personalities" like INFP are probably in much higher numbers here on HP than in the general population.

  12. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I administered/scored the test in private practice and vocational settings several years and don't care for it much. We found results didn't seem to match behavior on the job for newly hired employees more than 50% during the years we continued to follow-up with each. 

    When I took it myself in grad school and for a govt agency earlier, I was given a second analysis instrument for a greater in-depth look; findings being that I was both and equally ENTJ and INTJ.

    So, I like to use the Work Values, Job Satisfaction, Work Interests, Volunteer Interests, and Retirement Interests tests for job candidates as needed, because they are shorter and seem more accurate for more test takers I've seen. The Job Satisfaction test is GREAT for pinpointing whatever will lead to job burnout in each individual as well. I love that test. A new one in development helps pinpoint spiritual gifts for those interested and I have not yet seen it.

    Cheers!

  13. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    INFJ

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    ESFJ

    First time I ever took this test.  My personality certainly has changed becuase back in High School I was an introvert.  I was the most shy person in school I think.

  15. EmpressFelicity profile image70
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    I took an online version some years back and my result came out as INFJ.  Then I joined a forum for other INFJs and realised that I definitely wasn't one!  On further consideration, I typed myself as INTJ - with a great sense of relief, I might add.  At last, I'd found a non-pathological explanation for why I have always felt like an alien in a lot of social situations lol

    I actually like Myers-Briggs; it's non-judgmental (i.e. it assigns an equal value to all the types and doesn't demonise some and idealise others).  And I always find myself secretly "typing" the people I meet and using this as a way to predict how they will behave - usually with a great deal of accuracy.  Predictive capability is the proof of any theoretical pudding.

    Of course, I'm sure that it gets abused too - e.g. "you can't work in sales, you're an introvert".  Whereas it's perfectly possible for introverts to do well in "extroverted" jobs such as sales; they just need to make sure that they spend regular time alone recharging themselves.

    1. kerryg profile image87
      kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      -ntj's are an interesting bunch. I don't think he's ever taken the test, but I suspect my husband is an ENTJ and he is like a mini-Napoleon or something. 90% of the time, he can turn somebody from hostile to an ally for life in 10 minutes or less, and the other 10% he'll just trample them underfoot like ants by sheer strength of personality. It's kind of awe-inspiring to watch.

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi there stranger smile

        That's just a standard Scorpio trait Kerry yikes

        1. kerryg profile image87
          kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Except he's Taurus!

          1. Pearldiver profile image81
            Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            See How Accurate the Test Is? hmm

            It Said I was Intuitive lol

      2. EmpressFelicity profile image70
        EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ENTJs aren't known as the Evil Overlord type for nothing lol

        1. kerryg profile image87
          kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hee! Very true!

          He was doing PR for his brother's business for awhile and made the governor, the mayor, most of the city council, and various state and national senators and representatives into allies before he was through.

          I'm lucky he's in medicine, because the alternative probably would be politics... and I would be a lousy politician's wife!

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like your analysis.

  16. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'm an ENTJ -- big surprise, I know. smile

  17. gracenotes profile image91
    gracenotesposted 7 years ago

    A very interesting subject!
    After a number of years of reflection, I believe I am an ISFJ.
    I never could get the "S" and "J" to fit for me since I keep a messy desk.  But I have come to realize that there's far more to it.  Like being a long-range planner and very cautious, both of which describe me!

    By far, the most frequent rating I get on HP is "useful".  In my imagination, I see an ISFJ writing in order to help people in practical, tangible ways.

  18. Spacey Gracey profile image35
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    This forum brought back happy memeroies of being at uni and doing the 'milk round' - endless tests to try and land a job. Little did I know that once I started a 'career' they'd just keep on testing me. Anyway I was happy to sit in a meeting room taking cosmo-style tests on a full days play plus expenses.

    Just did the test for fun to see if its changed - I am still ENFP but less extreme on each measure - which is a good thing I think because if I scored the same as I did when I was 21 I would be a little concerned I had not mellowed at all in 8 years.

    Thanks for the memories Mighty Mom.

  19. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I took it years ago but don't remember.. anyone want to typecast me?  actually I think these kind of tests may be useful in certain situations, but I wouldn't base a hiring decision or a relationship match on a personality test.  I think anyone can be any way they need to be. we may have dominant characteristics, but if not needed in daily life, they're not obvious. we've all seen or heard about that person that acted 'out of character' and been surprised, but that's my point.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image70
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ENFJ?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image85
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'll let you know. I'm re-taking it.

  20. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    INFP the last time I took the test.

    I was once in a situation where I had about three interviews for a job that I was well qualified for, but the guy dithered over giving it to me although he acknowledged that I was the best candidate because some part if their particular psychometric test suggested that I wasn't communicative enough. I took another job during the time he was dithering!  Ironically my previous job had been in client relations for a software company and I had spent all my time communicating!

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image70
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your story is a prime example of the way tests like this can be misused - glad you had the last laugh and got another job!

      I sometimes think that employers use things like psychometric testing and management consultants as a way to avoid taking responsibility for their own judgments.

      1. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Agree with you Empress.  If he just didn't like me, I would have preferred he said so and we could have both saved a lot of time and energy.

  21. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I am an ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment). For me, the test is incredibly accurate! big_smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Politics big_smile

  22. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    INFJ  big_smile    it must be the mood I'm in today. lol 

    it definitely lines up with my careers and looking at personalities of famous people, I do admire others in this group, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Nicole Kidman, John Bradshaw.

  23. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    after reading the description of INFJ, it's very accurate!

  24. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    INTJ

 
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