According to the American Psychological Association, “Personality” refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. By this definition alone, it means that no person is alike. It is always possible that you may have the same interests, hobbies, and the likes with another but it will never happen that you will have the same personality as that person. Personality is, in a sense, comparable to thumbprints.
So why is personality important? It is essential because it is one of the person’s primal means of coping with the world he/she’s living in. Personality can shape someone’s individuality, and at the same time, it also helps in the formation of someone’s attitude. Truth be told that experiences in life can also change a person’s perspective, therefore, affecting his/her personality in the process. You know what the magical thing is? No two people can have the same experiences in life. So much for that, let’s get deeper into this topic.
As said earlier, no two people can have the same personality, but according to Carl Jung, there are many personality types. In this topic there are eight types of personality listed which consists of:
1. Extraverted Sensing (modern types: ESFP, ESTP)
2. Introverted Sensing (modern types: ISTJ, ISFJ)
3. Extraverted Intuition (modern types: ENFP, ENTP)
4. Introverted Intuition (modern types: INFJ, INTJ)
5. Extraverted Thinking (modern types: ESTJ, ENTJ)
6. Introverted Thinking (modern types: ISTP, INTP)
7. Extraverted Feeling (modern types: ESFJ, ENFJ)
8. Introverted Feeling (modern types: INFP, ISFP)
To clear your confusion regarding the acronyms, here’s what the letters contend for:
1. E I – means “Extraverted or Introverted”
2. S N – means “Sensing or iNtuitive”
3. T F – means “Thinking or Feeling”
4. J P – means “Judging or Perceiving”
As you read further, we will try to break down the different personalities and explain what they are about. To understand this better we will break this down through the modern type personalities and the catch is, you may even identify where you belong. Are you ready? So here we go.
They are the quiet and reserved ones and prefers peaceful living. For them, honesty and integrity are crucial values. They are also very traditional individuals and avoids breaking the rules.
These individuals are very good at reasoning and analysis, but they are not interested in theories. ISTPs tend to be adventurous, independent and they have a firm belief in equity.
They are the warm and kind-hearted individuals. They can also store information tremendously that others may find it startlingly accurate. They learn best through actions rather than theories.
These individuals are very artistic. They have a strong appreciation for the arts and very keen on how they see things. They are likely to be artists and tend to be quiet and reserved.
INFJs are the rarest of all personality types. They are also gentle and intuitive individuals. They are warm and complex, and they’re gifted in some ways that the other personality types are not.
They are the individuals who focus on making the world a better place for others. They are highly intuitive and generally considerate of other people. Most of all they hate conflict and even find ways to avoid it.
They are the intelligent, knowledgeable, and competent individuals. They are also very observant, and it’s quite easy for them to understand things, but they have little interest in other people’s feelings.
They are the ones that enjoy theories, and they can analyze difficult problems. For them, knowledge is everything, and it’s important. They are also shy especially meeting new people.
They are the individuals who love taking risks, straightforward, and love action. They have strong belief in the “what’s right and wrong” principle, and they often appreciate the finer things in life.
They are the ones that rely on facts and firm needs. They love valuing the practices of competence and efficiency. They also love interacting with the others and like to have some fun.
They love possibilities and new experiences., they’re also the optimistic and love being the center of attention. For them, the world is like a stage.
They are extremely fond of understanding other people, and they are also very responsible individuals. They are also the types that you can depend. ESFJs are also quite conscious of gender roles.
They are bright, full of potential, and most of all, passionate about what they do. Their enthusiasm has the ability to motivate and inspire others. For them, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery.
They are quite interested in giving some love and a good time to other people. But the more interesting thing in here is that they like being a catalyst for change is their strongest interest.
People with the ENTP personality has the advantageous intuitive ability that allows them to understand other people. They are very flexible, and they are also good at anything that interests them. This personality is sometimes referred to as the “lawyer” type.
They are very career-focused individuals and they fit naturally in the corporate world. They excel very well in business, and they have minimal tolerance for inefficiency. They are also forceful and decisive.
With the aforementioned personality types, where do you think you belong? Take the test now!
By the way, I am of the INFJ type. What’s yours? Maybe we’re the same! Feel free to drop some comments!