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Becoming self-aware should be the underlying goal of anyone who wants to learn more about their personality Type. Knowing your natural preference allows you to make choices about how you will react to situations and events. You can decide to modify your behavior to create a more favorable outcome. For instance an Introvert might need to turn him or herself up to make an important presentation. You can become more effective by simply knowing who you are to begin with.

Understanding your personality first begins with understanding each of the preference pairs below. They are divided into the following groups:

Source of energy: Do you prefer the outer world or the inner world?

Receiving Information: Do you prefer to use data and information collected, or do you tend to draw your own conclusions and go with your gut?

Making Decisions: Do you tend to see the world in terms of black and white or do you use human emotion to make decisions?

Life Style: When dealing with others do you prefer to have things spelled out or do you prefer to leave things open?
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Personality Types
There are 16 distinct personality types, each belonging to one of four temperaments

Protectors
  • ESTJ - Overseer
  • ESFJ - Supporter
  • ISTJ - Examiner
  • ISFJ - Defender
Creators
  • ESTP - Persuader
  • ESFP - Entertainer
  • ISTP - Craftsman
  • ISFP - Artist
Intellectuals
  • ENTJ - Chief
  • ENTP - Originator
  • INTJ - Strategist
  • INTP - Engineer
Visionaries
  • ENFJ - Mentor
  • ENFP - Advocate
  • INFJ - Confidant
  • INFP - Dreamer
Preferences
Your results from the Personality Test help you become aware of your personality preferences.

A preference is what you like. You may like, or prefer, peppermint candy over butterscotch. You may prefer reading over watching movies. This does not mean you will not sometimes choose, or be pressured to choose, butterscotch candy or movies. But in general, you will prefer to choose peppermint or reading.

There are no right or wrong preferences. Reading is not better than watching movies; each has its strengths and its problems. Most people have the ability to do both, even if they do not like one or the other. Personality preferences, sometimes called psychological preferences, are like any other preferences.

There are many benefits to understanding your own preferences, including how they affect you, how they affect your style of communication, and how they are different from what other people prefer. Preferences allow us to have different interests, different ways of behaving, and different ways of seeing the world.

While all the preferences are equal, each has different strengths and different challenges. Knowing these personality strengths and challenges for yourself and others can help you understand and appreciate how everyone contributes to a situation, a task, or the solution to a problem.
Functions
Psychologist Carl Jung discovered that everyone has 8 functions, and these functions are displayed differently in each individual. Each personality type has a dominant function (our strongest and most natural function), and an auxiliary function (our second strongest function that supports our dominant function). The 3rd (tertiary) and 4th (inferior) functions are developed later in life, and represent areas where we are challenged.
The 8 Cognitive functions are very important to understand when learning about the 16 different personality types. Although it seems that the only difference between two different personality types can be just one letter, this one letter can completely change the order of a person's dominant functions and how they are presented in their personality.
Details of the 16 Personality Traits
Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike being alone. They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis. Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions. Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.
Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.
Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Assertive and outspoken - they are driven to lead. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking. They value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.
Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues, and may be into "one-up-manship". They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. Generally outspoken and assertive. They enjoy people and are stimulating company. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.
Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty. Value traditions and security. Interested in serving others. Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. Well-developed sense of space and function.
Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.
Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Practical, traditional, and organized. Likely to be athletic. Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application. Have clear visions of the way things should be. Loyal and hard-working. Like to be in charge. Exceptionally capable in organizing and running activities. "Good citizens" who value security and peaceful living.
Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. "Doers" who are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they're risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles. Impatient with long explanations. Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done. Great people skills.
Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.
Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.
Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.
Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings. Highly value knowledge, competence and logic. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well. Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.
Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other's feelings. Interested in serving others.
Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict, and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. Not interested in leading or controlling others. Flexible and open-minded. Likely to be original and creative. Enjoy the present moment.
Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.
Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who they live for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Uncomplicated in their desires. Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

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