Meyers-Briggs-Keirsey Personality Types
Extrovert (75%) How you’re Energized Introvert (25%)
high energy public person quiet calm energy private person
talk a lot - opinions obvious talk little - opinion pulled out
talk fast and loud; expressive talk slowly and quietly
think out loud-act then reflect think reflect edit then act
energized by people - initiate like being by self; lonely in a crowd
focus: outer world people things inner world of ideas and thoughts
multi-task; easily distracted focus on one task/person at a time
animated body language conserve energy good eye contact
socially adept; flamboyant socially awkward; subdued
always including others prefer solitude, being alone
multiple rlshps “best friends” limited relationships; depth
gregarious; interaction; sociability reflective; concentration; territoriality
Sensing (75%) How you take in Information Intuitive (25%)
facts & details; trees connections & implications; forest
linear sequential thought creative imaginative “leaps”
focus on past/present experience gut instinct imagines future
clear tangible practical proof theories concepts possibilities
like to make ideas work get done like to think up ideas, theoretical
use established skills; efficient easily bored; avoid repetition
clear straightforward speech complex compound speech pattern
listen until others finish thought finish others’ sentences
literal facts and real examples figurative, analogies, metaphors
direct realistic specific experience random conceptual general
Thinking (60/40%M) How you make Decisions Feeling (60/40%F)
objective; pro/con; impersonal subjective; how feel affected; values
logical; analytical; thick-skinned sensitive; empathetic; easily hurt
truthful even if it hurts tactful even if white lie necessary
persuaded by logic; analysis persuaded by emotional appeal
tough on principle; standards tender in understanding others
like debate; assertive avoid arguments conflict confronting
use names & praise sparingly generous w/ praise and name use
low key matter of fact excited and emotional; personal
get right to the point engage in small talk first
act cooler and more distant act warmer and friendlier
firm-minded; laws; justice tenderhearted; circumstances
detached ; clarity; policy involved; harmony; social values
Judging (50%) How you Organize your world Perceiving (50%)
like things settled and decided like to keep options open
formal and conventional; plan casual and unconventional; adapt/flex
tension until quick decision tension in deciding early; adaptable
important to be in control comfortable with others calling shots
conscious of time; punctual frequently run late; always more time
very organized; scheduled; definite trouble finding things; tentative
neat appearance, car, desk unfinished appearance, messy car, desk
if in doubt, throw it out; fixed might need it in the future; pending
work before play; enjoy product procrastinate; enjoy process important
driven to finish projects; deadline energized to start projects; what deadline?
serious, planned and structured playful, spontaneous and adaptable
resolved, decided, fixed, control pending, wait & see, flexible, adapt
like rules, systems, structure find rules, structure confining and limiting
Four Temperaments - Sixteen Types BC 4/98
SP ARTISAN (38%) - Dionysus - joy; impulsive; freedom; tools; compulsive action*; exciting; optimistic; cheerful; aesthetic; negotiator; fire-fighter; Grasshopper; Epicurian ethic “after...read directions”
ESTP: Promoter. Action! When present, things begin to happen. Fiercely competitive. Entrepreneur. Often uses shock effect to get attention. Negotiator par excellence. 13% God, help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they're usually NOT my fault.
ESFP: Entertainer. Radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever. Fun to be with. Very generous. 13%
God, help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.
ISTP: Artisan. Impulsive action. Life should be of impulse rather than of purpose. Action is an end to itself. Fearless, craves excitement, master of tools. Just do it. 5% God, help me to consider people's feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.
ISFP: Artist. Interested in the fine arts. Expression primarily through action/art form. senses are keener than other types. 5%
Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).
SJ GUARDIAN (38%) - Epimetheus - duty; belong (earned); caretaker; bound & obligated*; structure; prepared; tradition; conversation; responsibility; Ant; stabilizer; order maintainer; Stoical ethic “ain’t broke...”
ESTJ: Administrator. Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 13% God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.
ISTJ: Trustee. Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time-honored institutions. Dependable. 6% Lord, help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 A.M. E.S.T.
ESFJ: Seller. Most sociable of all types. Nurturer of harmony. Outstanding host or hostesses. Everyone’s trusted friend. 13%
God, give me patience, and I mean right NOW
ISFJ: Conservator. Desires to be of service and to minister to individual needs - very loyal. Committed to get the job done. 6%
Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.
NT RATIONAL (12%) - Prometheus - power; able; competence*; addicted to intelligence; logical; self-critical/doubt; demanding; science (understand, control, predict, explain); visionary; builder; “Change is educational”
ENTJ: Field Marshall. Basic driving force & need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 5%
Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwatIdo Amen
INTJ: Scientist. Most self-confident and pragmatic of all the types. Decisions come very easily. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. Life’s Independent thinker. 1%
Lord, keep me open to others' ideas, WRONG though they may be
ENTP: Inventor. Enthusiastic interest in everything; always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 5% Lord, help me follow established procedures today. On 2nd thought, I'll settle for a few minutes
INTP: Architect. Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood/solved . 1%
Lord, help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.
NF IDEALIST (12%) - Apollo - spirit; self-actualization*; becoming; meaning; identity; meaning; integrity; harmony; relationships; catalyst; spokesperson; energizer “I’m here to help.”
ENFJ: Pedagogue. Outstanding leader of groups. Can be aggressive at helping others to be the best that they can be. 5%
Smooth-talking persuader. God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?
INFJ: Author. Strong drive & enjoyment to help others; complex 1%
Lord, help me not be a perfectionist. (did I spell that correctly?) L&F
ENFP: Journalist. Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. People are the product. 5%
God, help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird-ing at a time.
INFP: Questor. High capacity for caring. Calm & pleasant face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values 1% Make life kinder & gentler. God, help me to finish everything I sta