The Myers Briggs Personality Test. Have you taken it?

I bet you think I’m extroverted.  That’s a pretty reasonable assumption to make based on the fact that I’ve taken you along with me to my mammogram.  An introvert probably wouldn’t do that.

Only I did.  And I am.  Honestly.

I’m not shy, I’m not socially awkward or maladjusted, I’m just a loner.  Some people thrive on crowds and parties and wearing lampshades on their heads.  I thrive on solitude and often need a day of recuperating after an especially social outing like buying gum.

Admittedly I’m just a borderline introvert which is why I I’m not uncomfortable in social situations or afraid of them … I just find them tiring.

How do I know this about myself?  Well I’m pretty astute.  Plus I took the famed Myers Briggs personality test a few weeks ago and it indeed confirmed everything I already knew about myself.

The Myers Briggs test is a personality test that was developed by a woman in the 1940s based on research done by Carl Jung in the 1920’s.  It breaks everyone down into 1 of 16 different personality types based on whether they are Extroverted or Introverted, Sensory or INtuitive,  Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Perceiving.

It’s the most popular personality test in the world and it’s also one of the most criticized. Not unlike the Seinfeld finale.

I turned out to be an “INTJ”.  Which means I’m an Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging kind of person. Which makes perfect sense because when I first heard about this test my first instinct was to judge it.  I’m not a huge fan of this kind of nutshelling.  But then it was accurate and I didn’t know what to do. I mean I’d already judged the way a judgey judger would.   I’ll Intuitively Think about what to do with this information while being Introverted one night.

No personality type is deemed any better than any other type in the test.  They’re just different.  “INTJs” (me) for example tend to be interested, innovative, single-minded in concentration, unimpressed with authority and naturally high achievers.  On the other hand an “ENFP” is charming and enthusiastic, people oriented, knows everyone and everything that’s going on and will b able to do almost anything that he or she wants.  See?  Not better.  Just different.

Only obviously anyone who is an INTJ is better.

Wanna know what you are?  This sample Myers Briggs test only takes a few minutes to do.  Go do it then in the comment section tell us what you are and if you think it’s true!

I really did find mine to be a fairly accurate representation of me.

Curious about famous people?  Of course you are because we’re all interested in what famous people are really like for some bizarre reason. Actually it isn’t bizarre at all, I know exactly why. It’s because we either want to know that they’re exactly  like us or nothing at all like us, depending on what famous person we’re talking about.

This site has a great long list of all the different personality types and famous people they attribute them to. I’m linking to the INTJ page, but just look in the left hand column for your type and click on that.

Since we know I’m an INTJ, here are a few others in this world who were as well.

Sir Isaac Newton

Physicist

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Mark Zuckerberg

CEO of Facebook

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Stephen Hawking

Physicist

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Ted Kaczynski

The Unibomber

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Jay Z

General all around mogul

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I was pretty excited about my list of INTJ celebrities until I couldn’t find David Letterman on it. Turns out he was on the ENTJ list.  Which no way in hell is true.  David Letterman is not an extrovert, he’s a classic introvert so now I’m back to questioning the validity of this test.

Not that I’m one to judge.  But I am.

Did you take the test?  Do you know what you are?

Lay it on me.

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181 Comments

  1. Luanne says:

    High-5, NTJ-er! I’m ENTJ, but just barely into the “E” world. I participated in a workshop on this as a part of a workplace a few years back. It was really great to see how we could better interact with one another’s tendencies.

    • Bronwyn says:

      Snap! Me too – also did it as a workplace exercise. And talk about “judging”- the organisers use the “describe the sea” exercise to illustrate differences. To me, the sea is deep and blue. To others in the room it was “powerful, sensual, mysterious”. Snort!

  2. TucsonPatty says:

    ISFP – “Planning and control are not for ISFPs; they much prefer to stay in the background doing the things they like, keeping a balance, which of course includes choosing to remain happily disorganized.”
    Um…yep. That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell!

  3. Karla says:

    ESFP. No argument here!

  4. Sue says:

    ISTJ – ISTJs are the behind-the-scenes workers who make things happen. I would somewhat agree.

  5. Katie says:

    Textbook INFJ here! …but a terrible Capricorn. 🙂

  6. Sarah says:

    Just took the test at your link: INTJ as well 🙂 Though what is interesting is that I last took this test about 20 years ago, when I was ‘more’ of a lawyer than I am now. And then, I was an ISTJ. And I would agree that since I’ve stopped being ‘so much’ of a lawyer, I have become much more free-thinking, open-minded and creative. Which pretty much fits with a shift from S to I! So it’s interesting that one’s life experiences can shift the outcome of the test…

    Sensing (S)
    Paying attention to physical reality, what I see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. I’m concerned with what is actual, present, current, and real. I notice facts and I remember details that are important to me. I like to see the practical use of things and learn best when I see how to use what I’m learning. Experience speaks to me louder than words.

    Intuition (N)
    Paying the most attention to impressions or the meaning and patterns of the information I get. I would rather learn by thinking a problem through than by hands-on experience. I’m interested in new things and what might be possible, so that I think more about the future than the past. I like to work with symbols or abstract theories, even if I don’t know how I will use them. I remember events more as an impression of what it was like than as actual facts or details of what happened.

    • Catherine Gibson says:

      Your results can change over time as your personality is not a static monolithic thing, but rather part of who you are. Since you change with your life experiences and what is working for you, your MBPI results can change too. I’m an ENTJ, so I’m not likely to change my modus operandi, since it works out pretty well for me.

      And the Op is absolutely right, you may not have extroverted tendencies, it doesn’t mean that can’t do something extroverted and do it very well, or exceptionally well, You just may not be able to do it all the time or you may need some recovery time after it.

  7. Pam says:

    I also did the test for work and was not surprised to find I am an INTP. Yep, I sure am!

    • Pam says:

      Wait, maybe I remembered that wrong, because I just took it again and I’m an INTJ! I guess I’m judgier than I thought. 🙂

  8. Robert says:

    I’m a INFJ although i disagree with my areas of growth

  9. Auntiepatch says:

    ISTJ — Right on – They will excel at ensuring everyone is clear on what is expected—everyone will know what the plan is and their part in it—and in ensuring that the plan is enacted. They are more task- than people-focused.

  10. Shannon says:

    INFP for me. I took this back in college and it gave me the “e” instead of the “I”, but I may have just been excited to be there. I too prefer time to recover after an event but am probably somewhere near the border. I love seeing what others are. Does anyone else struggle with the answer to “is it worse to be unjust or unmerciful”? It struck a chord for me and I’m not sure what the right answer is.

    • Grammy says:

      The justice vs. mercy question had me struggling to answer, too.

      • Jacquie says:

        I actually stopped doing the test at that point so I could think about it. Still not quite sure where I stand on it really.

    • Luanne says:

      I don’t think there is a “right” answer for this. And I don’t think you have to be one way or another.

      If you ask me, merciful is most important. So much so that I am glad that there are people who are equally as “just” to balance me out.

  11. Susan says:

    ISTJ – pretty much bang on. And explains A LOT!!

  12. ruth says:

    Also an INTJ and not so pleased to be on a list with the unibomber. And I think I am bit warmer and sensitive than the description, but maybe I’m not. I’ll have to think about it!

  13. SusanR says:

    This was fun, Karen.
    INTJ
    Yep, pretty much. Maybe a bit more IN(TF)J. I’m a softie.

  14. Jo says:

    INFJ. Great — apparently we’re hard to understand and besides there aren’t many of us. And the only person on the Famous INFJ Persons List is Jane Eyre! For God’s Sake, it just like being a Scorpio! Ever look at that sign’s horoscope?! One day mine said “Try to get along with those around you.” I could have told them: “Not my fault!”

  15. Clifyt says:

    Introversion in the clinical sense has nothing to do with outgoingness…it has to do where you gain energy. I was in entertainment professionally for a decade, and folks thought I was a complete extrovert. My current career is doing thing like creating / validating / administering tests like the MBTI. And even my colleagues that should know better still think I’m an extrovert. Nope…I like my office door closed when possible. Why? I get my energy from being by myself. Recharging time. I know how to be social, and very good at it, but still…

    Now, if you get your energy from interacting with others? Then you are an extrovert. Probably. Or maybe an ambivert, but that goes against the whole jungian archetypes that go into this side of personality theory.

    • Kate says:

      Clifyt, I was hoping someone would go into that. Introverts are too often lumped in with the anti-social and socially anxious….. not that some introverts aren’t, the terms just aren’t interchangeable.

      • clifyt says:

        lumped in with the anti-social and socially anxious…..not that some introverts aren’t, the terms just aren’t interchangeable.

        It is much easier to be anti-social when you end up turning your attention to yourself and you never develop the skills to communicate with others. However, socialization is really a developed skill and nothing more. I know extroverts that for one reason or another never had to learn to socialize in a proper manner (i.e., small communities of very heterogeneous individuals) — that once they get into the ‘real’ world, end up with social anxieties because they just can’t cope and end up isolating themselves because it doesn’t come out right…so it works the other way as well.

        That said, I think taking the test on your own is the wrong way to do this…you miss so many details of what this may mean and you may mistake a lot of subtleties for things that mean something completely different.

  16. Amber says:

    I think your Bloggitudinousness has crashed the site. I answered much more honestly this time, since it’s late and I’ve had wine, but all I’ve gotten is a blank page and an inability to complete request.
    Humph. I was curious what I am…

  17. Mike says:

    Ok, took the test. Says I’m a ENFP. Looks pretty accurate. Hate those questions, though. Seems like I could answer them all the same. Wish they gave you the “maybe” option. I’ve had to take these test for various jobs I’ve had in the past. One took me two hours to complete. Would have rather been shot. When I finished, I don’t think I had any personality left. Thanks for the good article. Curious about the great ham fart. Used to have a fart machine. A little gizmo that made various fart sounds. It worked by a remote. I would place the sound part under the office break room table, hide, and just laugh and laugh. Doesn’t take much to amuse me, I guess.

  18. Stephanie Hobson says:

    ISTJ. Pretty spot on. But the best thing, if true, is that you read Penelope Trunk! A notification of a new post from you and her on the same day! Très amazing!

  19. Mike says:

    BTW, read about the great ham fart in your Easter blog. Yeah, I read them all. And I’m a guy

  20. gloria says:

    I’m an ISFP. Whoah, nail on the head. I’m probably one of your older readers and back in the day we took the Gregorc Style Delineator test. I think I was a Concrete Random on that one. And on the Four Temperaments Test, I landed firmly in the middle of Melancholic. Anyone else take these?

  21. Mike says:

    We’ll, must of not read them all since didn’t know about ham fart.

  22. Barb says:

    I took the test, but never got a response in my email. Bummer! Sure hope this wasn’t just an email address gathering scam.

  23. Paula says:

    The results are ‘scary’ accurate!
    Portrait of an ISTP – Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
    (Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Sensing)
    ISTPs have a compelling drive to understand the way things work.
    ISTPs have an adventuresome spirit. They are attracted to motorcycles, airplanes, sky diving, surfing, etc. Check, check, check and no surfing around here but I sail – does that count?
    STPs are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness.
    ISTPs like and need to spend time alone, because this is when they can sort things out in their minds most clearly.
    ISTPs are action-oriented people. They like to be up and about, doing things.
    ISTPs avoid making judgments based on personal values – they feel that judgments and decisions should be made impartially, based on the fact.
    An ISTP who is over-stressed may exhibit rash emotional outbursts of anger, or on the other extreme may be overwhelmed by emotions and feelings which they feel compelled to share with people (often inappropriately). Been there, done that – oops. When I was younger, of course.
    ISTPs are excellent in a crisis situations. This, I am proud to say, is also true 🙂 Tried, tested, and true.
    ISTPs have a lot of natural ability which makes them good at many different kinds of things. However, they are happiest when they are centered in action-oriented tasks which require detailed logical analysis and technical skill. Like making maple syrup – haha.

  24. Stephanie says:

    INTJ, which bolsters your case for it being at the top of the secret, unacknowledged hierarchy of types. Completely agree that we Introverts are not anti-social: we just need an hour alone, preferably in a warm bath with a glass of wine, for every half-hour out in public duping others into thinking we are extroverts. Suspect it is another characteristic of INTJs that we derive some enjoyment from the duping-of-others part. Or maybe that’s just me…

  25. Amanda says:

    ENFJ. Seems accurate. Kind of weirdly so…! Love stuff like this!

  26. Thandi says:

    I have taken this test 6 times (for various reasons) and each time it comes up with something else. And each time it almost succeeds at describing me, but doesn’t get it quite right. My husband says I must secretly be a serial killer, or maybe a spy. He’s a sweetheart (even if he is an INTJ, you judgy judgersons).

    • Lynn (really spelled w/ an "e", but somebody else already has that spelling on here) says:

      Heeeeeee! Judgy Judgersons – made me literally laugh out loud. Wish I could take this test, but I’m at work and the site is blocked. Sigh.

  27. Bridgett Junkin says:

    ESFP. mostly I agree.

  28. Christine says:

    ISTJ and it made me laugh at myself as it described me purrrrfectly. Am I really that predictable?!

  29. Rose says:

    Another INTJ. Maybe that’s why I enjoy your blog so much. I didn’t see Ted Kaczynski or JayZ on the famous poeple page but it did have Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jodie Foster, Lance Armstrong.

  30. whitequeen96 says:

    Like you, INTJ perfectly describes me. We’re obviously the superior type! 😉

    I always say my tombstone should read,
    “She wasn’t much fun,
    but she got things done”
    . . . although age seems to have loosened me up en0ugh to be a little fun, or so my friends tell me.

  31. Sherry in Alaska says:

    ISTJ and I would say that’s right on.

    Looks like I may be the only person who’s never taken this before… Some of the questions – I could go either way – but not many.

    Thanks, I enjoyed that!

  32. Grammy says:

    Another INTJ. Nearly all of the descriptors are pretty accurate for me except one that stands out:

    In order to function best, I supposedly need “Freedom from routine and mundane details.” I actually sometimes seek out routine and mundane parts of an activity because it relaxes me. I’m retired now, but in my years or work I found I would sometimes perform duties generally the purview of the clerical staff — like a big collating job or something equally “dull” just because I needed time for my brain to rest. They thought I was just the nicest person for helping them out. I still find that I enjoy folding laundry or any other mundane thing when I’ve been working at something challenging.

  33. Grammy says:

    I believe you are absolutely right about Letterman. No way Dave is an extrovert.

    • Cynthia Jones says:

      Yes he is…but not in the normally thought of meaning of the word.

      With regard to Myers Briggs….extroverts get lots of energy from being around people.

      Introverts get their energy from being along a lot. Introverts usually hate parties. I cant remember my score, but when it was analysed by the moderator I would have made a great hairdresser along with other precision based careers. PS I do cut my own hair.

      • Karen says:

        David Letterman doesn’t go out, he doesn’t go to parties, he doesn’t like attention or seek it out. He is definitely an introvert. I used to do what he did. Host television. And I would do exactly what he does. Come home on the weekend, lock the door and not go out again until Monday morning, lol. ~ karen!

        • Cynthia Jones says:

          I assumed because he hosts television and seems to enjoy it that he was an extrovert. I haven’t actually watched him much, because he annoys me. He does seem uncomfortable all the time, now that I think of it. That’s probably why. He doesn’t feel comfortable.

          • Karen says:

            Ha! Yes that’s what most people assume. That entertainers are extroverts. Not necessarily so. HEY! WANNA GO TO A PARTY?!~ karen!

    • Karen says:

      Agreed. Now I want to know what it was you did in your preretirement life. I think I’ve done a post like that in the past, I should do one again. ~ karen!

      • Cynthia Jones says:

        Mine said I am an Introvert and was suited to anything requiring precision and attention to detail.

        I worked in hospitals, mainly in Psych Units as an Administrator/Receptionist. It broke my spirit eventually. I excelled at the organising for the team and loved the patients, but the hierarchy messed with my head.

  34. Tigersmom says:

    I am an ISFJ.

  35. Julia (mumo3kids) says:

    ESFJ… Seems about right!

  36. Suzanne says:

    Hey Karen, just to let you know the Judging part of your assessment is not “judging” in the normal sense of the term. It’s kinda of my pet peeve that people say that it is. The Myers Briggs test is a neutral test and does not say whether you are a positive or negative person. So what could the judging part mean then, you may ask? It means your make quick decisions based on the info you have. That’s it, just that you make decisions quickly. A “P” is someone who needs more information and more information before finally making a decision. Here’s an example (I’m a J by the way) I wanted a babysitter, I read a profile on a babysitting website of someone I thought would be perfect. I decided I liked her, right hen and there. I had a phone interview and found out she couldn’t do the exact hours I wanted… So I changed my hours because she was perfect. I had an actual interview and it went horribly in my mind but I had already judged her to be perfect so I said yes to hiring her. Then on the way home I was truly thinking about whether she worked with us and with all the new info I had I had to admit I had preemptively made the wrong judgement. She was not amazing, she actually kinda sucked. In this case a J(me) made a decision based on a positive assessment even though that was not accurate. A “P” would have not done this. BUT in my former life as a Firefighter/Paramedic making quick decisions what vital and good for the job. So you can go either way and sometimes you leap before you look and other times you’re amazing like on fire! Snap decisions is crisis and such. That’s all that the J means.

    By the way, I’m am an INTJ as well. I do very well with people but I’d rather not deal with many people at all if I could.

    • clifyt says:

      “the Judging part of your assessment is not “judging” in the normal sense of the term.”

      The way I use to explain this to students and patients was that judging really comes down to how you organize the world around you. Do you let it come to you as it is, or do you need to exert control over the world. My former mentor (now deceased) did a study years ago that he’d ask people to come to a remote testing location, do the MBTI and while they were doing it, we’d check their cars to see how clean or dirty they were. Clean cars are almost always J — it is the type a personality as you say that requires more info. It is the people that are not happy with how things are, but need to get more. P? They love the world how it is and are fine with the info they have and the entropy around them.

  37. Suzanne says:

    Ps where are the famous female INTJ’s?

  38. LeeAnn says:

    Amazing that there are so many INTJ’s females here and yet it’s apparently the smallest percentage of women (0.7% of women are INTJ’s). I’ve done the test probably every year for the past 4 years and am INTJ every time but my “I” becomes more and more. Last time I was 100% “Introvert”! I’m sociable but definitely need time out to myself and my hobbies, which are my fuel for life and energy. I always have several projects on the go and am always trying new things (recipes, art methods etc). Love being an INTJ although sometimes I really feel ‘out’ and sure people think I’m a bit strange, but I’ve learnt to embrace my quirks and have great ‘characterful’ friends who love my quirks too. I would have thought you were extrovert because of the way you write, but actually it completely makes sense that you’re introvert – especially INTJ. You seem to love trying new things, be open minded and super passionate/excited about your hobbies and you definitely give no credence to authority or saying the ‘right’ thing, which is very refreshing! Ayn Rand was an INTJ – her books and philosophy really resonated with me growing up. Great post! Now I know why out of all the blogs I’ve come across I follow yours 🙂

    • Cussot says:

      I’m glad you mentioned the Myers-Briggs distribution, LeeAnn – Karen is not only an INTJ, she’s an INTJ magnet!

      Me, I’m an INTP on the ISTP cusp. Which is why I love tinkering by myself, but can never make up my mind which hammer to use.

  39. Sally says:

    INTJ here too! Karen, I’m just like you in the sense most people don’t really think of me as an introvert because I am really good in social situations, I just don’t like being forced into them. I’m not totally surprised a lot of your readers share this personality! We all like you cause we think you are like us! we ARE the BEST! haha 😉

  40. ESFJ, which is a good match! Love doing these tests, haven’t looked at the celebs list yet, not that interested in celebs anyway, I prefer ordinary people, or esfj people.

  41. Beckie says:

    ISTJ

    It is spot on…with one exception, I am also a Cancer, so I do tend to be quite emotional. Otherwise, this is me.

  42. Janet says:

    I’ve taken the full test a few times (its lonnnnggg) – once as a student and I was an ISFJ at the time. After a few years of soul-sucking corporate work, I had to take it again (for work) and was an ISTJ 😉 I’ve probably been borderline F/T all along. Not even knowing you, Karen, I don’t think it’s surprising you’re an introvert. An extrovert could never work alone as often as you do without sucking some energy from other people like a vampire! I kid, but as an introvert, that’s exactly how I feel after being in crowds for too long or at a party – like I need to recharge my batteries because all the vampire E’s in my life sucked the life right out of me 😉 My SJ combination is the exact opposite of my husband’s NP so we’ve actually found ways to communicate better with each other because of this test. I usually don’t put a lot of stock in these tests either, but I think this one is pretty accurate and useful.

    • Catherine Gibson says:

      Oh yeah! we extroverts make remarkably bad solo workers. The people taking work to Starbucks? They are probably extroverts who work from home and who are being driven completely nuts by the sound of the crickets chirping in the background. No bueno. I’m an E and the hubs is an I so we routinely have to plan activities that meet our different preferences. When he needs quiet time I go shopping where I can chat with clerks and other shoppers all I want.

      That’s actually a big downside to being an extrovert, you generally can’t extrovert alone.

  43. Leslie says:

    INTJ too! Much prefer doing things by myself and feel “violated” when my privacy is interrupted.

  44. Tracie says:

    ISFP…pretty accurate.

  45. Bernard says:

    ENTP – dead on!

  46. Fred Barrett says:

    INTJ too! Vaguely satisfied with that.

  47. Judy Jackson says:

    Me too! Me too! Another INTJ. Noticed about a quarter of the commenters are INTJ’s… Hhhhhhmmmm… Must be why I/we love your blog so much… the kindred spirit thing.

  48. Heather says:

    I haven’t done the test yet (I will) but I am always curious why people take tests to figure out who & what they are. Like having your handwriting analyzed or any other myriad of personality tests. Do we really not know what we’re like? Why do we need a test to tell us? Are you expecting to find out something about yourself you didn’t know? I don’t get it.

  49. ~JackieVB says:

    INFJ and INTJ here – I agree with both actually – it just depends on the day.

  50. Donna says:

    I took the test, did not submit it–where does it go. who scores it, who are we giving info about yourself to ?? Privacy anyone ??

    • Karen says:

      It’s just automatically scored by an online program Donna. No one gets any of your information. And even if they did it’s pretty innocuous information. Plus you don’t give your name when you take the test. So you don’t need to worry. ~ karen!

  51. Su says:

    ISFJ – for the most part… but I’m not that organized…or that fatalistic…. introverted, sort of, but when I do go to a party or out to socialize I can turn it on and have a great time….

    • Langela says:

      Finally! Someone else that’s ISFJ. Doesn’t seem to be too common on here. It was mostly right for me too, but off on just a few things. I’m not quiet or gentle or good with money. Maybe I just appear that way to others because I’m busy judging them before I talk to them. 🙂

      • Su says:

        you judge people too before you talk to them???? finally someone else who admits it! whenever I’m in the airport waiting, I’ll make up stories about people and what they are doing and who they are to amuse myself, based purely on appearance 🙂

        • Staci says:

          ISFJ here too! I could sit in an airport all day and watch people – as well as come up with great stories about their lives, based solely on their demeanor and appearance. 🙂

          I don’t think all of the test is applicable to me though – I am not a “quiet” person. I am loyal and dedicated and I do like to be recognized – financially – not a “hey here is a stupid plaque for your desk” kind of recognition. Be quiet and give me a raise that no one else knows about thankyouverymuch.

          I do agree that I can remember all the details of just about any situation – especially if someone slighted me. And I will sit back and let you dig your hole in silence – until I’m done being quiet. Then? Whoa boy, watch out, because I will make you feel an inch tall when I’m done ripping you a new asshole. And I don’t forgive and forget either. 🙂

          I also have problems with doing things “because I said so” or “that’s how it’s always been done” when I’m at work. I am going to be the first to ask why. WHY are you doing it that way?!! Just because Sally did it that way for 20 years doesn’t mean it’s the best, or even the right way! Sally could be dumb! LOL!

          I’m a terrible person…clearly. 🙂

  52. Susan says:

    I’m INTJ as well, but think I lean more towards the practical than the theoretical. A couple of the questions were a little ambiguous…one was actually a statement and I wasn’t sure how to answer it. Yes, the statement is true? Or no, the statement is true but I don’t think that way? So my results could be a little skewed by overthinking the questions. Another thing about tests like this is that you are obviously going to answer some of them “yes” whether it’s true or not. Are you empathetic? No, I’m a cold-hearted people-hating bitch. For some reason, people seem to think the best of themselves. 🙂
    BTW, I read a definition of introverts and extroverts somewhere that was a “whoa!” moment. I’ve always thought I was an introvert but couldn’t see how it was true. I have always dealt with the public in some way and love it. Right now, I own a convenience store and I’m in my glory socializing with the customers. But if they invade the sanctuary of my home, I am incredibly peeved.
    The gist of the article was that both extroverts and introverts can be people lovers. The difference is that an extrovert is feeding off the energy of other people. An introvert is feeding their energy to other people. So although they can both enjoy a party, the extrovert will be still be energized at the end of the evening and the introvert can’t wait to get home because they need solitude and quiet to recharge their batteries.
    It made so much sense and explained a lot to me, so I hope I haven’t mangled the meaning by rephrasing.

  53. Diane says:

    I’m an ENFJ. I was okay with that until I saw that Joe Biden and Michael Moore were on the list as well! I think I need to retake the test.

  54. STELLA says:

    INFJ, me Mother Theresa and Hitler!

  55. Rondina says:

    E(17) S (15) F (2) P (27)

    Mine was administered to me by a professional years ago. The F/T part manifests itself in being able to see both sides of any argument or decision. As a professional genealogist, I write proof summaries/arguments for a living. A good fit. I’m very much like you on the extrovert part. I’m very social, but I have to have a goodly amount time spent alone. Happiest when sitting in the dirt working on the garden.

  56. jainegayer says:

    I had to take the Myers-Briggs in ’93 for a graduate course. I am an ISFP and it was right on. It was amazing to read a description of myself that was so accurate and all my faults or supposed weaknesses were not so bad after all. I still have the test and when I have started a project and haven’t finished it, I reread the test and feel better knowing that eventually I will finish the project. Took me 3 years to lay vinyl tile in my basement but I got it done.

  57. Jane says:

    ENFJ….sounds pretty accurate!

  58. ENFJ and I am in some really good company

  59. Jen says:

    I got ISFJ with the Quistic test which was a shocker because I’ve taken the MBTI many times and it’s always told me I was an ENFJ! Weird!

  60. Ev Wilcox says:

    INTJ-No surprise here! Always have been, always will be! wish I had more “fun” aspects in me, but they are not there. Obviously, INTJ’s rule, right?

  61. Rebecca says:

    I’m INTJ. I think this is really spot on. All of it is me.

  62. Ella says:

    INFJ. I always get INFJ, including with this test! It’s pretty much right on!

  63. marilyn says:

    esfj…pretty true …what ham fart?

  64. Jeanie burch says:

    ISTJ -pretty accurate and nice to see I’m not the only one.

  65. Ellen says:

    I’m an INFP- have known for years & it’s dead on. Finding out I was an introvert explained (& continues to explain) soooo much.

  66. Debbie says:

    I got through about 17 questions and had to stop. I do not fall into a yes or no category on many of the questions and trying to pin myself into a box is not my style. I wonder what that makes me?

  67. Nat says:

    Another INTJ here. I’m shocked to find so many of us here. As LeeAnn (earlier comment) and Google said, we’re only 0.07 percent of the female population. Karen, you’ve cornered the INTJ female blog readers market!

  68. Julia says:

    ISFJ – parts of it are accurate – apart from the memory and being a stickler for facts and figures – I think my answers and results are influenced by current situations. I’ll take the test again another day and see how the results compare. I hate these kinds of tests as the questions rarely illicit a firm yes or no – I’m definitely more of an ‘it depends’ type – so that doesn’t really fall into any of the categories. Says a lot about me 🙂

  69. Mary Werner says:

    INFP but I don’t think it is dead on. It said I should strengthen my skills at the details – which is totally not correct. I live in the details, the minutia, love odd facts and remember them for no apparent reason. My work was in finance over a school system which was very much about people, but my work (which I loved) was in numbers that would serve those people, not dealing directly with them. Don’ t care about dealing directly with people. I Since I did the whole process with no one looking over what I did, I got bogged in a swamp of details and loved it. The test indicated I loved a big project being able to handle the whole thing from start to finish and I did when I worked and still do now in my after-life, but it was and is all about the details which the test missed completely. So, my impression is that the quick test was not long enough to get really accurate results, just a broad overall impression which it did do well. But working with people and not details? Not so much!

  70. Maureen says:

    ISTJ – Pretty spot on. It certainly explains why I want nothing to do with overly dramatic people, they just drain me. I don’t think I’m quite as “Spock-ish” as it implies, I may not “get” peoples emotions, but I do care if they are upset. I’m definitely an ” is what it is” type person.

  71. Stacey says:

    INTJ/INTP scored the same for both so I am judgey and perceiving but scored low in both areas. I take that to mean I just do neither.

  72. Dan says:

    An INTJ male reader in Niagara.

  73. Barbie says:

    ESFJ………so if I were to say “yes, this is me”…..then I would have to agree that I am
    “A logical approach for ESFJs is equated with being cold and harsh, thus negating being helpful, which is at the core of the ESFJ being.” Which is just a nice way of saying I’m a bitch! 🙁 I have to believe this is not true of me, otherwise ….well…..then I would have to “change” which is another part of my personality that supposedly I am not good at “change”….ESFJ’s DO NOT LIKE CHANGE! OMG! SOMEONE SHOOT ME! LOLOL

  74. Lin N says:

    I have done the Meyers-Briggs twice, eight years apart. The results were the same, I am INTF or INTP if I remember correctly. In any case I am certainly the introvert. Like you I do not get energy from being in a crowd of people or a big social gathering and it takes a day of ‘quiet’ to recover. The second time I did the M-B the facilitator showed movies about the different personality traits. They were very good. The amusing thing about the movie that was shown for my result was a dad talking to his teenage daughter about planning for her future, college, what was she going to be when she grew up, etc., and his daughter going out the door and saying ‘ya dad, later’….I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up back then and I am still not sure at 60+

  75. Mary from Barrie says:

    INTJ. Years ago, I took this and was INFP – hmm. I’m definitely judgier now, hahaha. And on the fence between F and T. For others who aren’t seeing the results in your email – check your junk folder (that’s where mine went). As part of a self-employment course, we took a test that used colours to group the results. Orange was extroverts/adventure seekers, Blue was caring/feeling/helping, Gold was analytical, and Green was knowledge seekers/lifelong learners. It really helped to clarify whether we all had the right personality fit for the businesses we wanted to set up. Finding out I was Green was an “aha” moment. While I empathize/sympathize with others, I don’t jump in to help like a Blue person does. It made me stop beating myself up for not being that way and confirmed for me that running a daycare or doing any kind of nursing was not a good fit for me.

  76. Kimberly M says:

    I got ISFJ.. pretty darn spot on. My famous people are awesome! Mother Teresa! And a ton of famous military leaders and presidents… Marcus Aurelius and Rosa Parks.. All people I’d like to hang with haha. Annnnd then a couple of Nazi leaders and a dictator… hahaha.. this is great.

  77. judy says:

    INTP But Since I’m ADD and extremely frustrated by the dichotomy of desiring a calm organized environment and logical thinking resulting in logical outcomes and the scatter brained confusion I very often find myself in through my own distracted thinking. I may fall more into Alice in Coo Coo land territory
    Thank Goodness for a sense of humor that senses the absurdity of trying to absolutely control much of anything. I must say substituting Chickens outside for Humans inside makes it simpler to keep the S**T outside……………….where it belongs! But I do love people just in small doses……………….

  78. Nancy R says:

    I’m an ISFJ – pretty much true – I like my time alone; however, when I’m in a social situation I love meeting new people – but then need to recover for a day or 2 afterwards (like you Karen!)

    Thanks Karen for this post – I have a few neighbours whose children are about to graduate high school and one of them is very anxious about what to study. I sent her a link about True Colours and now I’m going to send her this website to help her decide what career might be best based on her personality. You’re the best!

    It was also fun to see what other responders had the same results as me. I couldn’t find any and then I found 2 others that are ISFJ! Yeah!!

  79. Wendy W says:

    INTJ, I knew it before I even took the test. We just did a DISC analysis required for work, it’s another scarily accurate personality test.

  80. Jani says:

    ISF-J.

    Noticed there aren’t a lot of us on here with that! Does that mean we are unique or we just stink!

  81. Laurie says:

    I’m an ISFJ, which is almost accurate except I’m not shy or quiet. Definitely a “feelings” sort of person, though, and the write-up under the “work” area was pretty much dead-on. Except, again, in being quiet. I’m not quiet. I have a loud laugh and tend to act goofy to lighten the moment, even though I’m in my late-thirties. Can’t apologize for that–I hope I still act goofy when I’m eighty! 🙂

  82. Lori says:

    My type (ISFP) felt very right as I read it, especially the longer description of the type that is on the celebrity site.
    On a side note, I’ve been contemplating taking your upcoming course, Karen, about getting stuff done. Other than the Introvert part that we share, we are on “opposite” sides for all the other qualities. Think this might just push me over to take the course…never hurts to try to encorporate the best qualities of others too, right? 🙂

  83. Coleen Clark says:

    The MBTI is not a “test”. It is a questionnaire designed to sort personality characteristics into categories that reflect our interactions and ways of doing things, etc. To call it a test is to i ply there is a better or best type.
    I am an INFJ and am a purist about the MBTI. It changed my life when I first took it in 1985 to the point that I took the training in 1986.

  84. Manisha says:

    I am ENFP and proud of it! I took it with three other women that I worked with at the time. All three were the same type but I can’t remember what it is right now. I thought we would be using the results as a way to work better together. Later I found out they wanted to use the results to figure out how to control me. But I am ENFP and (as per the results page) “Strongly linked to the Histrionic personality and Somewhat linked to the Narcissistic, Hypomaniac and Borderline personalities.” I’m also a Gemini (lethal combination). Their plan didn’t work so well. I left that job 6 months later carrying away my ENFP traits to do much better things in this world.

  85. Irene says:

    I couldn’t finish the test, and struggled to answer the bits I did do.
    My personality changed radically after being broken emotionally, 7 years ago, by someone I loved dearly, and now I still can’t figure out who I am.
    I used to be the loud, laughing, centre of the room woman who befriended everyone, and all the traits that corresponds with that warm, open armed person.
    Now, I hide, and can’t figure out who to be.
    It feels like he killed her.
    Sorry. Bummer I know, but I can’t be the only one who struggles with answers to questions like these.

    • Bonnie says:

      Irene,

      It made me so sad to read your post. Please don’t let that person who hurt you so badly kill off the person you want to be. That doesn’t have to be who you were, or who you are, but who YOU want to be. It seems that you have given a person totally unworthy of it too much control over your life. I know it is easier said than done, but you are obviously a person who cares deeply and is worthwhile. So, please, give some thought to who you want to be, and take little steps every day toward that. I feel so trite saying these things, but I wanted to reach out to you, the real you, whoever you decide to be.

      • Irene says:

        Oh Bonnie, thank you.

        I’m sorry I put such a damper on a fun post. It just really struck me hard when I couldn’t answer so many of the questions, because I had the ‘what old me would do’ response at the ready instantly, and then realised that those responses no longer applied, and really and quite honestly had no new responses.

        You are so right; I handed this person all my worth, everything I was, all my trust, and when it was thrown away like so much trash, that’s what I became. Trash.

        I posted because I wanted to let others in my position know that they are not alone.
        It’s ok. I’m still pretty reclusive, but I’ve worked out that as long as I have one more thing to create, I feel not quite useless. I get panicky if I can’t find something to make! 🙂
        Doing something creative as often as possible is slowly giving me back a sense of worthiness, and I’d like anyone feeling the same way as I have been to know that being creative, as well as being useful and helpful to people who need it, gives you reason to be.
        That, and of course the love from the people who still stick by you, no matter how badly you have messed things up, even to the extent that you may have hurt them deeply by your actions too.
        So! It’s not all bad. It may have taken WAY longer than is normal, but the journey continues.

        Again, thank you, and thank you Karen too for writing to me. You guys make the world a far better place. 🙂
        I wish you joy. <3

  86. susanlu says:

    INTJ. Samesies.

  87. Betty says:

    INTP. not sure what the P stands for but what an interesting test.

  88. Sandy says:

    I am a ISFJ – Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging person. I would say this is an accurate description.

  89. Aspasia says:

    Actually, I didn’t find this test particularly accurate, but I have taken other tests (not that I can remember which ones) and am an INFP.

    On Pinterest I recently came across a super simplified version of the test that seems surprisingly accurate. You pick one from each pair to get your results: Annoying (E) or Moody (I); Superficial (S) or Know Ir All (N); Emo (F) or Cold (T); and Stressed (J) or Hippie (P).

    So as a Moody, Know it All, Emo, Hippie, I’m an INFP 🙂 I don’t know whether these tests are really that helpful in everyday life, but realizing I’m an introvert and what that means has made a huge difference (I’m not a freak for hating parties!)

  90. Heather says:

    ENFJ

    ENFJs have a global attitude toward most situations, and they prefer to deal with abstractions. For them, ideas, dreams, and aspirations are as real as reality itself.

  91. Diana says:

    http://www.typentest.de/test_-_start/test__e/test__et/test__etl/test__etls/test__etls.htm
    my german Testresults…

    a few features:
    adventurous, chaotic, directly , to experiment, sociable, imaginative , easy, self-confident , independent, unconventional, playful, daring

  92. mickey says:

    Guessed that I was ISFP after taking the test and before I received the results.
    Yep….that’s me.

  93. Sheri says:

    ISTP – Independent, inscrutable, and self-contained, ISTPs will be difficult to get to know, as they will reveal only what they choose to reveal when they choose to reveal it.

    Yup, that is me. So much of this was me to a T. I had never taken a test like this before and I like the Areas of Growth as I time and time again know this is where I need to improve. Thanks for this, it was very insightful.

  94. Janice says:

    ISTJ – sounds about right!

  95. Jeannie says:

    INFP Interesting collection of folks that I share this with.

  96. Meghan says:

    ISFJ – through and through. Thought I used to be something different – but I was MUCH younger when I initially took the test (full length). This new designation seems to fit me like a glove.
    ‘It is not uncommon for ISFJs to carry the sins of the world on their shoulders. They easily accept the blame for malfunctions and mistakes.’ These two sentences sealed the deal for me for sure.

  97. Lifesart says:

    I’m with you, Karen, INTJ. Retiring soon and can’t wait to find a place in the wilds of Virginia where I can hide away from everyone except the postal service.

  98. Jennie Lee says:

    I got INFJ, and I consider it pretty accurate, although I disagree with the part that says I ignore facts and don’t pay attention to details. For gosh sakes, I have a science degree and do tiny engraving and jewelry-making! Anyway, I hope someone will tell me: where did you all get lists of other people who share your profile, and where did you find out where you fall an a continuum (“marginal”, “smack in the middle”, etc.)? I didn’t see either of those features, and would like to. Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennie Lee. If you click on “This site has a great long list”, on my post just before I show you the photos of everyone I am like you’ll be directed to a site with a list of people like you. 🙂 Well … presumably like you. ~ karen!

      • Jennie Lee says:

        I still didn’t find the part where people found out where they fell, comparatively, on one particular aspect, like “judging”, but I can make do, especially when I find myself connected (even tenuously!) with: Plato, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, George Harrison, Cate Blanchette, Edward Norton, Leonard Cohen, and Agatha Christie, all of whom are idols of mine, in their diverse ways. Now, if I can just forget about the dictators and mass murderers, I’ll be happier. I guess this shows how feeling and judging can be dangerous if what you’re feeling is hate.

        • Amber says:

          Finally got my result, INFJ: weird there are so many of us here, but it really fits me
          I didn’t like the detail thing either, and wrote to Pamela Trunk about it. Here’s what I said:

          One point (as a repeat INFJ-type) that you might want to reconsider is describing “detail oriented work” as a stressor: for me, and I suspect for others like me, details are always an interconnected part of the whole and so always relevant and interesting. When a project is important to me every aspect is important, whether it is minute or huge.
          The stress comes when one factor is made out to be the only one of importance, or is used to determine conclusions independent of the context of the whole. For example, using a personal stance on abortion to determine foreign policy. I find this kind of exclusionary thinking to be very stressful regardless of my opinion.

          She wrote back saying she liked this, and would look into a new description or INFJs 🙂

  99. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    ISTP..me & Vladimir Putin..nuff said…

  100. Kelli says:

    ISFJ. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Used to say I was a people person but I lied lied LIED.

    I hate people. Oh I like individuals plenty, but vast swaths of peopledom make me crazy. Like you, parties/crowds/meetings or ‘forced fun’ (usually for work) can WEAR ME OUT. I love my “me time” and thrive on getting into my own head. When I travel, whether business or pleasure, I nearly always give myself a ‘buffer day’ when I come home before heading back to work, just to decompress. I can also get so focused on something, I will block out nearly everything else around me (though not quite as crazy focused as Sarah in ‘The Killing’). Interruptions make me cranky.

    Oddly (or maybe not) most of my good friends are extroverts, which means they probably fulfill the gaps in my own personality, and vice versa. The sad part is that I can never go on vacation with these friends because they want to go go go! run run run! never stop moving! on their vacations. I, on the other hand, want nothing more than a hammock under some trees and a good book or some music to wile away the day…or maybe indulge in an all day pamper-a-thon featuring massages, facials and those infamous fish pedicures. 🙂 Ah. That’s the life.

  101. Jody says:

    ISTJ and there was a photo of me beside the definition!

  102. Vanessa says:

    Okay, So apparently I’m ESFJ. It seems accurate for the most part. Except it said I don’t do well with change, which I could totally care less about. Also it said I’ll tell everybody about me feelings, which is the exact opposite. Basically what it got right, it was scary fortune teller accurate, and what it got wrong couldn’t be further from the truth. But maybe the fault is mine and I missed answered some questions. Suck on that “can’t handle criticism”.

  103. Nancy says:

    I’m INFP and I have gotten that result several times with long and short tests. I like to read the comments but there are too many good ones. Please take the rest of the week off so I can catch up. Thanks.

  104. @RadioRedHead says:

    Did my Myers Briggs test well over 10 years ago. It it curiously very accurate esp. when learning how to better interact with other personality types. I think it’s time to do it again. Last time I was an ENFJ.

  105. Kim says:

    I just took this test a week or so ago, so I knew right away I was INTJ. Low and behold we are the same! Somehow this makes me really happy. Even though you’re a complete stranger. You seem cool.

  106. INTJ – always have been always will be. It is consistent with other tests I have taken. David Letterman could just be an arrogant extrovert, or borderline extrovert.

  107. Maria says:

    ISTJ and I like it

  108. Tina says:

    INTJ. I cannot believe the number of INTJs leaving comments. Very cool. I’m sure the group is somewhat self-selecting since we “get” Karen’s sense of humor; otherwise we wouldn’t continue reading her blog.

    I’ve taken the inventory several times over the past twenty years. Both long and short tests, using both gut reaction or slow deliberation. Comes up the same each time.

    I had my entire family do it one holiday. It explained one of my siblings to me; she usually confused me. Now I understand where she is coming from. She is my complete opposite.

  109. Siggie says:

    Wow, that was fun! I totally get you, I’m an INTJ as well. So it’s not surprising that I enjoy reading your blog so much…just the right amount of humor and depth that I’m in tune with.

  110. Nancy W says:

    Thanks for the interesting post. As usual, I enjoyed and learned a bunch and laughed from reading all the comments….I’m an INFP. Some of the questions were hard to answer yes or no, as I feel circumstances affect the outcome sometimes.
    – nancy

  111. Langela says:

    Karen~ I knew right away you were an introvert. We introverts can be quite fun and lively in public, but can only keep it up for so long before we need recharging. This was fun. Thanks!

  112. Kate S. says:

    I’m an INTP and my husband is INTJ. Somewhere on the web these personalities are described as the “coldest human” (INTJ) and the “warmest machine” (INTP). It makes me giggle every time I think about it. Silly, but the phrase also made me more comfortable with my sometimes too-rational, too-unfeeling outlook on the world. It’s not my fault–I’m a machine!

    • Katie says:

      Kate — I totally agree! I’m an INTJ but sometimes I feel like I lack empathy (I don’t actually). I would just rather offer someone a bunch of practical solutions to their problem instead of giving them a hug. I figure the world is better off for it. 😀

  113. Lesley says:

    Late to the party so haven’t read most of the responses. Apologies if repeating what someone else has said.

    I’m usually an into but occasionally an ISTJ – sensing instead of intuiting. I also find that where I sit on the Introvert scale can change depending on where I am in my life and individual circumstances. If I’m at home and take the test I’m down the lower end of the Introvert scale but I once took the test as part of a 2-week management course, when I was staying at an out-of-province facility with complete strangers, and I was right down at the end and nearly falling off.

    Weird thing: once the class had marked their tests the instructor told all the Extroverts to go to one side of the room and all the Introverts to go to the other. The Extroverts went to their side but then got into a clump and started talking. We Introverts all stood backs-to-the-wall and folded our arms and waited quietly for whatever came next.

  114. Lesley says:

    OMG autocorrect 🙁 That should read “usually an INTJ … )

  115. Brenda J. Moore says:

    How odd! I had only pulled-out my old work file with my resume’, work assessments job fact sheet and Myers Brigg a few days ago. I spent time reading through it and wondering how much I’ve changed [if at all]?
    ISTJ – introverted, sensing, thinking, judging.

  116. Shirley says:

    INTJ it is. I really just want people to make sense which is why I find so many people bloody annoying!! Yes I will go to a party if I had sufficient wine, and I will stay there …
    unless the wine runs out.

  117. Becky says:

    INFJ – nailed it.

  118. Laura Bee says:

    INFP-T. Just came across this a few days ago somewhere else. Pretty much true. Although I sometimes think I am an extrovert – I love going out to dance, and will get on an empty dance floor if none of my friends will come with me. But I tend to get lost in the music & ignore everyone around me.

  119. Maggie says:

    Karen! I keep a list of all the Meyers Briggs types with a short summary, my friends that are that type and a smattering of celebrities. I’m adding you to the list!
    A bit nutty? Well I’m just one letter off of yours as an INTP. Which makes me less judgey, but really judgey just means decisive. So while we both are logical and thinky, you would be better at moving to the stage of actually DOING STUFF (makes sense!) and I would tend to want more facts, more thinking first. And be a bit less rigidly planned / straight line from point A to B (think absent minded professor type). Not coming to quick decisions can be great in certain circumstances though; it worked out well for Einstein and Darwin! Unfortunately my brain power only takes me to indecisive places such as, should I reclad the barn in cedar shakes or shou sugi ban? Oh, maybe if I think about it long enough, Karen will post a comparison and how-to on both 😉

  120. Elizabeth says:

    ENFJ, although I had a problem with some of the questions that I think aren’t so yes or no.
    All in all pretty accurate although I am a creative ideas person ( I’m an artist for goodness sake) and I’m all about the details, which is not to type.
    I do need the energy of people around me and have worked a lot alone because of my art so 🙁 yeah, an interesting conundrum.

  121. Shannon says:

    INTJ…no wonder I love your blog so much!!!

  122. I did it years ago at work, and I still remember I’m an ISTJ. I always find these personality tests neat. Obviously others do too.

  123. C.J. says:

    Jeeze, it makes me out to be an INTP. I took it years ago, and think (don’t know for sure, of course) I was pegged as you were, INTJ. Weird. I thin the ADD is catching up with me, but I didn’t expect it to hit the J/P aspect…

  124. Shauna says:

    I got INFJ, but I think that Feeling thing is a bit off – while I’m caring and whatnot, I think I’m more of a Thinker than a Feeler:) But, the description does fit well. Although I definitely get into the nitty gritty of plan making.

    INFJ

    INFJs are caring folks and good listeners to boot. Kind and affirming, they make others feel safe around them and tend to have a good many insights into people.

    Since INFJs also happen to be an artsy lot, their insights emerge creatively in the form of literature, poetry, illustration, blog posts, etc.

    Always on the hunt for meaning and symbolism, INFJs readily express themselves in metaphor and symbols. They seek to display warmth and authenticity in their creativity and day-to-day interactions.

    INFJs tend not to care much about the little details of a project; they prefer to map out the broad strokes and let the “who what when where why how” work itself out.

    As judgers, they do make plans and set times and goals, but they avoid getting down to the real nitty-gritty, as the guardians would.

  125. Bonnie says:

    It is amazing how many of your readers have the same profile as you do! I am a borderline I/E NFP. So, I guess I am a bit of an outlier.

  126. Andrea says:

    People are often confused about the meaning of extrovert and introvert. It has nothing to do with whether you like to be with people or share, it has to do with how you get your energy. Extroverts get energy being with other people, introverts recharge during alone time.

  127. Courtney says:

    I’m a total INTJ too!! I’m not a shy introvert, I can navigate just fine in an extroverted world, I just have a tendency to NOT seek out other people if I don’t *have* to. I find social functions exhausting. I can do them, and I can interact just fine… but I need a huge recharge after the fact….. If I didn’t have a job and a family, i think I’d be a hermit, and be just fine.

    Have you heard of the DISC personality assessment tool?? I’d be curious what your opinion on that one is too.

  128. Lara says:

    A fellow INTJ here! Thanks for a great read!

  129. Theresa says:

    ENFJs unite! I love love love analysing myself and others. There are 2 more tests out there that have completely changed how I see myself and my relationships with others. Truly life-changing, lemme tell ya.

    The Five Love Languages: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/

    And your Work Personality: http://www.peterursbender.com/quiz/swtable.html

  130. Jen says:

    INTJ – no wonder I have problems in positions where I don’t believe the hype.

  131. Kari says:

    I’m ENFJ and it’s pretty accurate. But I DO have good ideas…lol and I’m not as much of a sheeple as it seems to say. I am very empathetic so that’s definitely true but I have some spice going on too.

  132. Leslie says:

    Not a huge surprise to me that graceful and charming you are an introvert. You seem to be really good at entertaining yourself at home, learning new stuff, getting stuff done. I think it is funny that people who are so awkward they draw an entire convention-sized roomful of strangers’ attention to themselves often claim to be “shy.”

  133. Bernice Wittwer says:

    I’m an ESFJ. I’ve taken this test in my early 20’s and I know I was an E and an F but one of the other two was different, I think I was a P. I have noticed that over the years I have moved on the E/I spectrum and am now much closer to the middle. My Mom is a Thinker and I’m a Feeler. When I was a teenager and into my 20’s I thought her pronouncements where so harsh. She thought I was too emotional and took things too personally. Imagine that. LOL Reading the analysis of this type it was extremely on the money in most areas.

  134. Katie says:

    I’m way late to this party, but it cracks me up because I am an INTJ as well. College me was always INFJ, and I recently took a quick version of this test that labeled me as ISTJ, but I think that was potentially related to me filling it out quickly at work because a friend was pestering me about it.

    Someone up top said you must be an INTJ-magnet, Karen, and I think they’re right! Must be another reason why I love your site so much. :3

    • Karen says:

      I’m actually writing a whole other post on this on Friday because it is sooo unusual to have so many INTJs in one place. Realllyyy unusual. ~ karen!

      • Katie says:

        I look forward to reading it! I never knew where to find so many people like me before now; turns out I should have just been reading the comments here all along. 😀

  135. Sandra says:

    INTP – yup, I’m in a very small group, and not sure if this is what came up when I took the test at work years ago, but it sounds like it. In other tests, sometimes I was the only one in the “group”. Oh, well.

  136. Holly says:

    INTJ too!

  137. Tracy says:

    INTJ-T, but some of the questions I would mentally agree with wholeheartedly, but not sure if I would actually follow through in the same way when the rubber hit the road. Also, some of the statements have 2 parts, where I agree with one part totally & the 2nd not at all. For instance, my dreams are very vivid, but based off real life (in a twisted way.) One thing I know for sure is I plan my work, but I utterly fail to work my plan. Does that follow the INTJ?

  138. Michelle Holmes says:

    ISFJ fits me to a T. Pretty interesting stuff.

  139. Amie says:

    ISFJ! I am in the right area for work: IT. I am a people-centric doer, “using their considerable organizational ability to make sure people are taken care of and protected.” And fiercely loyal. Yep.

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