MBTI: pinpoint your personality in just 4 questions
MBTI is the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator“, a personality characterization by (daughter) Myers and (her mother) Briggs, building forth on psychologist Jung. Many people judge that MBTI is so spot-on, that the personality descriptions are almost creepy – seemingly written just for them.
Now, there are extensive tests with 80 or more questions to determine what you are, paid/official and free/unofficial. But there’s a major shortcut to your type, since MBTI builds on just four core questions – so why not simply answer those?
Do you get your energy from interaction with the world (Extravert), or more from yourself, with your own activities and thoughts (Introvert)?
Does your info preferably come from observing, measuring, experience (Sensing), or from explanation, reasoning, more abstract understanding (iNtuition)?
How do you decide: by way of ratio, logic, criteria (Thinking), or by looking at context, interests, what feels right (Feeling)?
How do you assess situations: should things go as you planned or wanted (Judgement), or are you flexible, open to change, go with the flow (Perception)?
That’s it! Answer the questions with care and honesty to yourself, since this shortcut heavily influences the outcome. Ignore connotations of the keywords that raise question marks (as e.g. “intuition” did with me), just answer the questions. If you can’t, do a full test. If you can, click the link to your personality description:
What to do with MBTI? Well, for instance
- Fathom yourself
- Neutralize friction between people (e.g. in teams), by explaining the differences
- Build better teams, by assessing which types a certain project needs
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