What Personality Type Are You?

According to a test taken on this website, my personality type is INTP. But what does it mean?

A chart with descriptions of each Myers–Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory

Myers-Briggs personality chart depicting the 16 types of personalities.

This personality test is known as Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which was developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and daughter Isabel Briggs Myers after researching Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types. It goes through a series of various questions that measures whether you’re:

 

1. (E)xtroverted or (I)ntroverted

2. (S)ensing or I(N)tuition

3. (T)hinking or (F)eeling

4. (J)udging or (P)erceiving

* Why is Intuition not (I)?

 

Strengths include: Great analyst and abstract thinker, imaginative and original, open-minded, enthusiastic, objective, honest and straightforward. Well, for sure I like to think of myself as honest and genuine. And my mind is always in the clouds…

Weaknesses include: Very private and withdrawn, insensitive, absent-minded, condescending, loathe rules and guidelines, and second-guess myself. Ouch! I thought I wasn’t supposed to have feelings! 🙁

Ideal career fields include: Mathematician, systems analyst, computer science and related, and career scientists, especially in more abstract fields such as physics. So I could very well be the next Einstein…ha!

Parenting style includes: “…Incredibly devoted parents – perhaps not in the traditional, emotionally supportive sense, but they are parents who are committed to encouraging their growing children to think and act independently, seek out new knowledge, and voice and defend their own opinions.” I have to agree my son is a mini-me. Very independent very smart for his age, always questions every single thing. Never a dull moment with that kid.

Conclusion: My personality type has a many strengths, but I should focus on strengthening my social and emotional weaknesses. But it’s haaaard! I’d rather continue to learn new concepts and find ways of making life easier for me and mine. Is that so bad?

What’s your personality type? Take the test here; it’s free!