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Myers Briggs Personality Types

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Updated 2009-01-22 11:48

Myers Briggs (MBTI) Personality Types

 

TypeDescription
E=Extraversion, I=IntroversionAttitudes: energy sources.
N=Intuition, S=SensingPerceiving Functions: how information is gathered.
F=Feeling, T=ThinkingJudging Functions: how decisions are made.
J=Judgment, P=PerceptionLifestyles: which Function is most obvious to outsiders.
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TypeDescription
E=ExtravertEnergized by behavior, action, people, things. Prefers breadth.
I=IntrovertEnergized by ideas, reflection, being alone. Prefers depth.
N=IntuitionPrefers the abstract and theoretical, patterns, future possibilities.
S=SensingPrefers the tangible and concrete, details and facts, the here and now.
F=FeelingMakes compassionate, empathetic decisions seeking harmony and consensus.
T=ThinkingMakes logical, rule-based decisions.
J=JudgingLikes to "have matters settled", decisive.
P=PerceivingLikes to "keep decisions open", deliberative.
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Dichotomies/Opposites

TypeIts Opposite
E=ExtraversionI=Introversion
I=IntroversionE=Extraversion
N=IntuitionS=Sensing
S=SensingN=Intuition
F=FeelingT=Thinking
T=ThinkingF=Feeling
J=JudgingP=Perceiving
P=PerceivingJ=Judging
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Nicknames and Percents in U.S. Population

TypeNicknamePercent
ISTJInspector11.6
ISFJProtector13.8
INFJCounselor1.5
INTJMastermind2.1
ISTPCrafter5.4
ISFPComposer8.8
INFPHealer4.3
INTPArchitect3.3
ESTPPromoter4.3
ESFPPerformer8.5
ENFPChampion8.1
ENTPInventor3.2
ESTJSupervisor8.7
ESFJProvider12.3
ENFJTeacher2.4
ENTJField Marshal1.8
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Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator