FREE Personality Test: Determine Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Online In Less Than Five Minutes
At some point, nearly everyone asks themselves: “What is my personality type?” followed by questions such as “What career path should I choose?” and/or “What college or degree would best match my personality type?”
While some mysteries of humanity may never be answered, modern psychology has made great strides in understanding the various human personality types that exist. While you may never know how much of your personality is nature (“God-given”) vs. nurture (influenced by your environment), you can better understand what drives your personal habits and thought processes by taking our scientific personality test, below, and thus better contemplate your life decisions going forward.
Below is a FREE personality test based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was developed in the 1960s by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, during World War II for American women entering the workforce. It is based on the research of Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, and remains the most popular personality indicator in the world. At the bottom of this page, you will be able to explore careers, degrees, and colleges related to your personality type.
Every person has two faces. One is directed towards the OUTER world of activities, excitements, people, and things. The other is directed inward to the INNER world of thoughts, interests, ideas, and imagination. While these are two different but complementary sides of our nature, most people have an innate preference towards energy from either the OUTER or the INNER world. Thus one of their faces, either the Extraverted (E) or Introverted (I), takes the lead in their personality development and plays a more dominant role in their behavior.
- I usually act before I think
- If I’m away from other people too much, I feel quite stranded, like I’m missing out on something
- I feel motivated and inspired by being around other people; I welcome new situations and conversations
- I enjoy a variety of friendships and situational changes
(E) This sounds like me
- I usually think before I act
- If I’m around other people too much, I feel quite annoyed, and require alone time to feel refreshed
- I feel motivated and inspired by my own thoughts and ideas, and I sometimes forget about other people
- I prefer a limited amount of friendships and situations
(I) This sounds like me
The Sensing (S) side of our brain notices the sights, sounds, smells and all the sensory details of the PRESENT. It categorizes, organizes, records and stores the specifics from the here and now. It is REALITY based, dealing with “what is.” It also provides the specific details of memory & recollections from PAST events. The Intuitive (N) side of our brain seeks to understand, interpret and form OVERALL patterns of all the information that is collected and records these patterns and relationships. It speculates on POSSIBILITIES, including looking into and forecasting the FUTURE. It is imaginative and conceptual. While both kinds of perceiving are necessary and used by all people, each of us instinctively tends to favor one over the other.
- I usually think about today’s events, or “right now” kinds of issues
- I use common sense to find practical solutions to solve problems
- My memories are focused on facts and specific details about the past
- I best improvise and learn about life based on my past experiences
- I prefer clear and concrete information; I dislike guessing or surmising when facts are “fuzzy”
(S) This sounds like me
- I usually think about future issues and potential possibilities
- I use creative thinking and imagine scenarios to solve problems
- My memories are focused on patterns, context, and relations
- I best improvise and learn about life from theoretical understanding
- I am comfortable with ambiguous, “fuzzy” data and often enjoy figuring out what the “bigger picture” is
(N) This sounds like me
The Thinking (T) side of our brain analyzes information in a DETACHED, objective fashion. It operates from factual principles, deduces and forms conclusions systematically. It is our logical nature. The Feeling (F) side of our brain forms conclusions in an ATTACHED and somewhat global manner, based on likes/dislikes, impact on others, and human and aesthetic values. It is our subjective nature. While everyone uses both means of forming conclusions, each person has a natural bias towards one over the other so that when they give us conflicting directions – one side is the natural trump card or tiebreaker.
- I rely on facts and logic when making most of my decisions
- I naturally focus on what tasks and milestones need attention
- I am easily able to provide an objective, critical analysis
- I accept conflict as a normal part of relationships with people
(T) This sounds like me
- I rely on personal feelings when making most of my decisions
- I naturally notice when people and their feelings need attention
- I prefer seeking a consensus of opinion with the people around me
- I am unsettled by conflict with others and try hard to avoid it
(F) This sounds like me
All people use both judging (thinking and feeling) and perceiving (sensing and intuition) processes to store information, organize our thoughts, make decisions, take actions and manage our lives. Yet one of these processes (Judging or Perceiving) tends to take the lead in our relationship with the outside world . . . while the other governs our inner world. A Judging (J) style approaches the outside world WITH A PLAN and is oriented towards organizing one’s surroundings, being prepared, making decisions and reaching closure and completion. A Perceiving (P) style takes the outside world AS IT COMES and is adopting and adapting, flexible, open-ended and receptive to new opportunities and changing game plans.
- Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action.
- Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on.
- Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines.
- Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life.
(J) This sounds like me
- Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go.
- Like to multitask, have variety, mix work and play.
- Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines.
- Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety
(P) This sounds like me
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