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Personality

I don’t believe in segregating people into boxes. But despite that, I do think it useful to get an insight into someone’s personality. Because a personality can tell a lot about what drives a person. One of the most popular ways to get a insight into someone’s personality is through the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is a test, the outcome of which will give you an insight in how a person perceives the world and makes decisions.

I did my test at 16personalities.com. Here you can take a free personality test that will give you a pretty good insight into your personality. Besides the 4 traditional MBTI indicators they have added a 5th indicator to give you even more insight. The 4 traditional indicators are:

  • Introvert vs Extravert: How we interact with our surroundings.
  • Observant vs Intuitive: How we see the world and how we process information.
  • Thinking vs Feeling: How we make decisions and how we cope with emotions.
  • Judging vs Prospecting: How we approach our work, planning and decision-making.

And the 5th indicator added by 16personalities.com:

  • Assertive vs Turbulent: This shows how confident we are in our abilities and decisions.

My personality

Introvert

94%

Intuitive

59%

Thinking

67%

Judging

74%

Turbulent

72%

INTJ-T

Okay, so all nice and well, but what does MBTI actually say about me? And what do those indicators actually mean? Well, the test that I did told me that I’m a INTJ-T. INTJ-T stands for Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging and Turbulent.

  • How I interact with my surroundings.
    Introvert – 94%: This tells us that I’m definitely an introvert. And as a introvert I prefer to do solitary activities. besides that I get exhausted by social interaction and I am more sensitive to external signals like sound, sight or smell.
  • How I see the world and how I process information.
    Intuitive – 59%: I’m a bit more intuitive rather then observant. And as a intuitive person I’m imaginative, open-minded and curious. I prefer novelty over stability and i focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.
  • How I make decisions and how I cope with emotions.
    Thinking – 67%: As a thinking personality I make decisions based on facts rather than emotions. Therefore I’m more focused on objectivity and rationality. Furthermore I prioritize logic over emotions and I tend to hide my feelings and emotions.
  • How I approach my work, planning and decision-making.
    Judging – 74%: As a judging personality I am decisive, thorough and highly organized. I value clarity, predictability and closure. Furthermore i prefer structure and planning over spontaneity.
  • How confident I am in my abilities and decisions.
    Turbulent – 72%: As a turbulent personality I am self- conscious and sensitive to stress. Because of that I am more likely to experience a wide range of emotions. Furthermore I will be success-driven, a perfectionist an more eager to improve myself.

What do I think?

So far the theory. But what do I think about it myself? Well to be honest the first time I read it I felt that some parts of it appeared to be contradicting one another. Because as a thinking personality I am not emotional. While as a turbulent personality I am more likely to experience emotions. But I found that it only starts making sense when you start look at the indicators. Because yes, as a turbulent personality I do experience more emotions. But as a thinking personality I will make my final decisions based on facts rather then on those emotions.

I don’t believe someone’s personality can be captured in only 1 test. But so far this test has come the closest into describing me as a person. Even though it will never be 100% accurate. The great benefit of the 16personalities.com test is that it will also give you insight in your strengths & weaknesses, romantic relationships, friendships and many more.

Anyone who is interested can do a free test at 16personalities.com. And while your there you can also read my full test results.

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