I’m a pretty big fan of personality tests. I like that my quirks and characteristics can be explained by psychology and that I can learn a bit more about myself through broader categories.
One of the most commonly-referenced personality indicators is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is based on psychologist Carl Jung’s research on human personality. With this indicator, there are four dichotomies for you to be sorted into.
Extraverted vs Introverted
Getting energy from the outside world versus getting energy from within one’s own thoughts and ideas.
Sensing vs Intuition
Paying attention to physical reality versus thinking through and interpreting the available information in your mind.
Thinking vs Feeling
Making decisions based on logic and evidence versus making decisions based on empathy and compassion.
Judging vs Perceiving
Others seeing you as task-oriented and organizing versus others seeing you as flexible and spontaneous.
I’ve taken a test like this multiple times and I can say that I agree with the results for me. There are a lot of ways that I think I totally embody the traits of INTJ.
What personality type are you? Take a test here and let me know in the comments!
More reading about Myers-Briggs at The Myers & Briggs Foundation.