Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – Do You Know Who You Are?

by JT McGee

I love the Myers-Briggs test, which may be a window into my personality type. I’m an INTJ, and for me, everything worth doing is logical. If I can’t make a logical connection between Step 1 and Step 2—or Step 57, for that matter—I’m not doing it.

Lazy? Maybe. I prefer efficient—maybe that’s why I’m so interested in economics, I don’t know.

Recently, I proposed that Yakezie do a personality profile blog carnival. I had actually whipped up a pretty long post based on the test, but fellow INTJ at Sooverdebt posted a better explanation than I could have done. Again, efficiency :P, read about it at Andrea’s blog listed below.

What I find very interesting is that even with the small sample size that I have for this particular post, you’ll notice how incredibly overrepresented Introverts are in the online population, from bloggers to forumers.

Blogging Personalities – The Introverts

InvestitWisely scored as an INTP this time, and an INTJ before. INTJ to INTP seems like a pretty easy switch.

Andrea from Sooverdebt was another one who scored as an INTJ. There’s too many of us in the online world.

FrugalConfessions scored as an INFJ. She says, “I am a writer and environmental
investigator living in Houston, TX. I love frugality, all things organization, and
letting my hair down when no one else is looking.”

EverydayTipsandThoughts scored as an INFJ. Whoa, there’s two of you! 😛

Eemusings scored as an ISFJ. ISFJ is a tricky one…lots of extroverted tendencies in an introverted mind. Very cool write up!

Blogging Personalities – The Extroverts

Crystal from Budgeting in the fun stuff scored as probably the most extroverted as any blogger as an ESFJ. Interesting, to say the least, and I can say that you can see in her posts how extroverted “happy go lucky” she really is. 😉

Bucksome Boomer was one of our extroverted types, scoring as a ENFJ. The teacher!

Jacob from Mypersonalfinancejourney.com also scored as an ENFJ. The ENFJ personality type is very interesting to me; the mix between N and F is almost an anomoly in that they are almost opposites. Together, though, Bucksome and Jacob make for a unique teacher type.

Want to test your personality type

The best test I’ve found online is the test available here. It’s 72 yes or no questions, and it takes only a matter of minutes to complete. Most of the questions are pretty binary—you’ll know up or down, yes or no how you feel almost immediately. You can Google your four letter personality type to see what the e-psychiatrists say about you. For a very broad view, I like MyPersonality.

Have a post about your personality type? Leave it in the comments, or tell the world a little bit about you below. I’ll put all links to your types in the above link section, hopefully eventually filling it up so that there is one for each of the 16 types.

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Ravi Gupta April 19, 2011 at 12:30

I question the validity of some of these tests that label people. If you’ve taken other personality type tests you can bet that it’s going to fluctuate on a day to day basis. I would say take the test several times over a time frame and see if you rank consistently as the same personality type.

-Ravi Gupta

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jeff April 20, 2011 at 22:16

I took the test after viewing Kevin’s post at InvestitWisely. I’m an ESTJ. Not sure if the personality-occupation matching is really reliable, but it says I have the personality to be a manager.

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June Young April 21, 2011 at 07:30

I do not know about this but my blogging style varies on every topic. On instructional ones I tend to be conversational and easy. But sometimes when it is a hard topic that needs to be explained substantially, I need to be formal and straightforward. I guess the personality test refers to the one’s personality over a long period of time but the in-betweens, I do not know about that. I have too much variation I might have multiple personality disorder! 🙂 Kidding. I guess it’s a matter of adapting to different personalities too but that’s just me.

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Ashley @ Money Talks April 28, 2011 at 16:33

I’m in INTJ too. yay! Go introverts!!

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