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The 16 MBTI Types ISTJ Quiet, serious, earns success by thoroughness and dependability.

Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty. ISFJ Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home. INFJ Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision. INTJ Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of

competence and performance for themselves and others. ISTP Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears, then act quickly to find workable solutions. Analyze what makes things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate the core of practical problems. Interested in cause and effect, organize facts using logical principles, value efficiency. ISFP Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. Enjoy the present moment, whats going on around them. Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame. Loyal and committed to their values and to people who are important to them. Dislike disagreements and conflicts, do not force their opinions or values on others. INFP Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened. INTP Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction. Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable. Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.

ESTP Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results. Theories and conceptual explanations bore them they want to act energetically to solve the problem. Focus on the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can be active with others. Enjoy material comforts and style. Learn best through doing. ESFP Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts. Enjoy working with others to make things happen. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work, and make work fun. Flexible and spontaneous, adapt readily to new people and environments. Learn best by trying a new skill with other people. ENFP Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency. ENTP Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another. ESTJ

Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans. ESFJ Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute. ENFJ Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone; want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership. ENTJ Frank, decisive, assumes leadership readily. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well read; enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. Forceful in presenting their ideas. Eight basic types of personality Extrovert: Talkative, friendly, Sociable, outspoken

Introverts: Shy, Reserved, Quiet Sensing: Organized, practical, Focus, detail Intuitive: Less regular, unconscious, Focus, Big picture Thinking: Reliability of logical or order, Cause & effect Apathy. Feeling: Priorities based on personal importance & values, Sympathy Judgmental: Judging the attitude, control of events & systematic planning. Perceptive: Spontaneous, curious, awaiting events & adapt them, flexible

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Type of Social Interaction Preference for Gathering Data Preference for Decision Making Style of Decision Making
Extrovert (E)

Introvert (I)

Sensing (S)
Intuitive (N) Feeling (F) Thinking (T)

Perceptive (P)
Judgmental (J)

Behavioural Description of each personality types: 1. Planner Inspector: ISTJ Relationships Family is of the utmost importance to the ISTJ. The order and schedule of a home life is very important. Any family member who rebels against order is likely to anger the ISTJ who revolves their life around a sense of conformity. The ISTJ is likely to want breakfast at 8, lunch at 12 and dinner at 6 no matter what, holidays with the family are of paramount importance and no sacrifice is too great to keep the unit intact. The ISTJ likes to also have order in their friends and in their appearance. Hanging out with the wild and crazy isn't likely to happen. ISTJ's tend to develop strong, loyal, consistent friendships that stand the test of time.

ISTJs may have trouble showing emotion but within the strength of a timetested friendship they often find comfort. In love relationships the ISTJ is a strong believer in taking responsibility. They also say the things they mean. Often they are accused of being uncaring but they view the benchmark of commitment by actions and not words. The ISTJ is more interested in being the Rock of Gibralter and day to day success than words that are not backed up with actions. Career The predominate configuration of the United States Military is ISTJ. If you like order the military is the place to be. Other professions that tend to draw the ISTJs wants for schedules and results oriented satisfaction are general surgery, law and accounting. The ISTJ can be a success at any career but tend to shy away from careers that require abstract thinking and interpersonal spontaneity. Other popular ISTJ career directions include: Management, Accounting, Auditing, Engineer, Dentists, Stock Brokers and Law. Education The ISTJ is often a good student. In classes such as science and math they tend to excel due to their factual nature. More abstract classes tend to frustrate the ISTJ but they try to do what "should" be done. In summation the ISTJ student will usually try to do what the instructor asks because that is what should be done. 2. Protector Supporter: ISFJ Relationship The ISFJ has a strong sense of duty; this is both beneficial and troubling. They tend to value "being there" and can be counted on in the worst of times. They also tend to let people take advantage of them and will remain silent to avoid conflict. In families this can be a double-edged trait. In the family you can often find the ISFJ in the kitchen, preparing a meal and enjoying the responsibility of doing so. Taking care of the family and putting up with the complaints in the name of harmony is often a role the ISFJ will find themselves.

In friendship the ISFJ is the friend you can count on. They may not enjoy being intruded upon but their high sense of duty will compel them to do what needs to be done. Friends will often complain that they let people walk all over them but these matters little to the ISFJ In love the ISFJ often becomes the quiet reserved backbone of a relationship. They will put all of their needs on hold in an effort to keep the relationship intact. They may tend to move slowly but every step is a sure step and their level of commitment is usually high. Career A big part of the ISFJs life is work. No matter what the professions this type can be counted on to find rewarding, fulfilling roles in the work place. If not, expect them to work harder in an effort to find that sense of duty and service. The ISFJ isnt looking for a nice retirement package or the golden goose; they use work as a means of balancing a productive life. Nancy Reagan, who didnt believe in weekends, is a famous ISFJ. Other popular ISFJ career directions include: Counseling, Ministry, Library Work, Nursing, Dental Hygenists and Musicians. Education As long as nobody is making waves the ISFJ is a happy student. Practical well-defined classes make the ISFJ at ease in the learning environment. While a stubborn streak may exist in the ISFJ they will ultimately conform to whatever authority figure is in front of them. 3. Foreseer Developer: INFJ Relationships INFJs are often an inspiration to others. They find themselves in the middle of family because they are often insightful and keen at interrupting tension. If there is too much family tension, INFJs will shun the tension centers conversely if there is a center of joy and warmth the INFJ may never leave. The INFJ can be quiet and unassuming if not stimulated in a group. They may appear disinterested but below the surface are a thousand ideas waiting to come out. Once those ideas are tapped they often become the

life of the party. They can also shut down just as fast as they start up which often confuses people. In relationships the INFJ can create problems out of their desire to eliminate them. They have such an over-riding want for harmony that they often try too hard to avoid discord. INFJs will ignore inner burdens in an effort to avoid the external, creating a pressure filled potential for explosion. Once the INFJ learns to articulate its want for harmony the achievement is that much more attainable. Career The INFJ enjoys working and learning and can often be found in the educational fields that allow for further development. They enjoy working and often take pride in the work and people they work with. They often forget to articulate this pride, which can frustrate those working with them. Other popular INFJ career directions include: Career Counselor, Psychologist, Special Education Teacher and Architects. Education Any chance the INFJ has to learn and broaden their horizons, they will. That is good news in the scholastic environment. The INFJ has the ability to dream even though they dont always reveal it. It often manifests itself in their ability to succeed in creative situations. Their love of learning will take them to rewarding heights in the classroom. 4. Conceptualizer Director: INTJ Relationships INTJ is a type steeped in independence. Many of their relationships will develop slowly due to a perceived arrogance. In the family as well as all other fronts for the INTJ life can always be better. They expect people and performance to get better everyday, which means they ultimately become frustrated with others. A battle of wills within the family is not unexpected when INTJs are involved The same need for improvement can make for difficult friendships with INTJs. They are slow in developing due to their perceived arrogance and will not tolerate stagnation. They enjoy learning through arguing or "friendly

discussions" but these scenarios are often interpreted as obnoxious behavior. In love relationships the INTJ runs the risk of being misunderstood. They will challenge a mate to improve and view it as the ultimate act of love, to foster development. But INTJs need to also verbally communicate this intention as a positive and not be caught in a "bully" role. Career INTJs view work as another system that can be improved. They will become frustrated if not given the opportunity to make things better. They often do well in Laboratory environments where systems can be set in place to achieve maximum output, remember the maximum can always be better. Other popular INTJ career directions include: Management Consultant, Economist, Computer Programmer and Mathematician. Education The INTJ can have trouble in school if not properly motivated. A rigidly structured school can frustrate their yearning to make things better and they can become aloof. Their intelligence is unquestioned but their ability to stomach someone elses way can prevent them from achieving success. 5. Analyzer Operator: ISTP Relationships The ISTP is ready to try anything once. Keeping others off-guard is the environment the ISTP is happy with, whether its taking charge to fix a problem or generating a burst of humor that turns into the life of a party. This can be tough for friends. Being in a relationship with an ISTP can be difficult due to the hands off attitude they often posses. They are loath to change especially if they believe others are attempting to control them. Their spontaneous nature is usually good natured and fun. Family events are a mixed bag for the ISTP. The ISTP has little need for the social activity such events bring but rather enjoys the procedure. After

an event, in the glow of success or failure, is where many ISTPs will look for social interaction. Career Work that is routine like an administrator or open-ended like research is not what the ISTP is looking for. They need a career that will allow for spontaneous energy in problem solving and have a tangible, achievable goal. Other popular ISTP career directions include: Pilot, Police Cfficer, Medical Technician, and Paralegal. Education Learning is most enjoyable for the ISTP when it is relevant and experimental. The best way to learn is by doing in the ISTP world. The more abstract a class becomes, the less an ISTP will become, dont be surprised to hear the phrase "what does this have to do with anything?" come out of the ISTPs mouth. 6. Composer Producer: ISFP Relationships The ISFP is likely to enjoy the spontaneity of a friendship. This is good and bad because if you like structuring the ISFP may frustrate people with their constant new thoughts and need for inspiration The ISFP is non-imposing and cares about others feelings. In love relationships they may seem less than serious but in reality they are always trying to change to make better. Standing still is a great fear for the ISFP. They enjoy the excitement that family reunions can bring especially the opportunity to share new ideas. If the family is constricting this will have a really negative effect on ISFP. Career The ISFP enjoys a challenge and working with people. They tend to understand fields that produce new thought patterns and are often found in the field of psychology or medical research. They will usually have the need for human service so an action effect scenario is often craved. Other

popular ISFP career directions include: Bookkeeper, Dental Assistant, Radiology Technologist, Botanist and Social Worker. Education The ISFP can often be viewed as the "daydreamer". They will often question the "now" and can be a little obnoxious in their dogmatic view of education. The ISFP doesnt always crave higher education. 7. Harmonizer Clarifier: INFP Relationship The INFP often lets others get the best of them. The INFP doesnt believe in rocking the boat and that can frustrate friends who wait for the INFP to take action. There is almost nothing the INFP will do in order to avoid conflict. In a love relationship the INFP feels more than they express. This is a double-edged sword because they never fully explain what bothers them and therefore never really solve a problem. They live by a code that calls for harmony but are often caught in between the desired harmony and the inability to express their frustrations. If the family is jovial and getting along the INFP is extremely happy but the second things get unpleasant the INFP is out the door. Career The INFP wants to help their fellow man. The field of teaching is full of INFPs as is church service groups and the medical profession. This is not to say the INFP isnt interested in money, they will strive to get a healthy balance of both. Hard work is nothing new to the INFP and they almost crave it. Other popular INFP career directions include: Designer, College Professor, Researcher and Human Resources. Education The INFP will ask, "who am I?" and want a real answer. They work hard and school is a simple operation of applying the hard work, but the question of self is their ultimate question and drives their educational desires.

8. Designer Theorizer: INTP Relationship The last minute planner is often found in the INTP. They are in such a rush to discover and feel everything that they are in a constant state of planning. The idea of changing on a dime is never a problem for the INTP. In love relationships, patience is key in dealing with the INTP. They are always ready to explore the deepest reaches of love and commitment but can also reverse course with alarming speed. What is often seen, as a lack of caring is really just the inability to plan. The family is a great tool for the INTP to explore who they are. They will often do the entire family root discovering in an effort to find out more information and gain more knowledge about the base of their family and ultimately themselves. Career The INTP needs to find a challenge. They love to problem solve. If they ever find themselves in a situation that doesnt challenge them, they will grow discontented and depressed. Listlessness is their greatest pain. Other popular INTP career directions include: Strategic Planning, Writer, Lawyer, and Computer Programmer. Education The INTP has many interests and due to this broad range often find school difficult due to the need for focus. Often where it was tough to get through grade school, the INTP will thrive in the college environment. 9. Promoter Executor: ESTP Relationships The ESTP loves to be the center of attention. They also live for the moment. Difficult for friends sometimes because they will almost never plan and view it as a waste of time. Their lack of order is difficult for others to deal with.

In love relationships they change from day to day but can be very caring, as long as they are the center of attention! Family occasions are another opportunity to become the center of attention. They are therefore very family oriented and provide leadership and direction within the family event. Career The ESTP is a type often found in professional sports and really any career that offers day to day changes. Getting stuck in a rut that doesnt allow for the spontaneity of the ESTP is painful for them. Other popular ESTP career directions include: Real Estate Broker, Chef, Physical Therapist, Electrical Engineer and Flight Attendant. Education Often the ESTP is labeled a slow learner or hyperactive, nothing could be further from the truth. The ESTP student is creative and resourceful and is always looking for a challenge. They will seek attention and that usually comes two ways in school, for good behavior and bad. 10. Motivator Presenter: ESFP Relationship The ESFP is a type that is concerned with the here and now and gives little thought to what happens later. Others often see them as dizzy or hyper. They dont get wrapped up in making plans and that can be tough on friendship. In love relationships they push for excitement and are often viewed as shallow due to their quick surface reactions. This is not true. Its the difficulty in getting deep that comes from always dealing in the moment. The family is another happening opportunity for the ESFP. They are not likely to be big planners for the family events but will always try to make them entertaining. If confrontation arises they will often vacate away from the epicenter of the discontent. Career

The ego and desire for attention and action make the ESFP a nice match for the arts and theatre professions. Jobs that offer instant gratification and offer any type of public service will seem extremely attractive to the ESFP. Other popular ESFP career directions include: Veterinarian, Floral Designer, Child Care Provider, Elementary Teacher and Emergency Room Nurse. Education The ESFP is an excellent student as long as actively learning and in the process. Their discontent will grow if not constantly challenged and busy. Often the social aspects of schooling become more important than the actual learning. 11. Discoverer Advocate: ENFP Relationship The ENFP will often seek friendship from a wide variety of types. They look for the potential in people and always look for new possibilities. They often appear to be over positive and can appear insincere. In love relationships they are intensely loyal but are often looking to make the relationship a little better or think its not quite what it could be. In the family the ENFP is a giant party with ENFP looking for the best in everyone often over looking the reality of others limitations. They will look to take any event and try to make it The event. Family affirmation is after all still affirmation. Career ENFPs need to work with people. They also believe they can do anything and that it should be fun. This can cause the ENFP to try a few careers before settling on just one. Many ENFPs find medicine and psychology as great avenues for helping people and pushing their potential. Other popular ENFP career directions include: Speech Pathologist, HR Development Trainer, Artist, and Designer. Education

Education for the ENFP is another step in the journey for affirmation. They generally do well and are people pleasers. They tend to do better on essay tests rather than the structure of a one right answer test. 12. Explorer Inventor: ENTP Relationship The ENTP is all about enthusiasm. The ENTP also has the problem of not always following through on the ideas they will so enthusiastically promote. They believe that almost anything can be made better. This is not always easy for friends to deal with. In love relationships the ENTP one can expect to be challenged, usually by anything that may come along. This is usually good and bad, interesting but also irritating. The ENTP will usually be at the center and view themselves that way. The ENTP enjoys the family since it is another opportunity to exchange ideas. Though not always a consistent behaving member of the family, they like to show and engage in discussion. Career Work that allows the ENTP to be challenged and stimulated will be highly attractive. Work that binds an ENTP to standard operating procedures will be ultimately frustrating and stress inducing. Computer Science, financial advising and teaching are all endeavors that may be attractive to the ENTP. Other popular ENTP career directions include: Systems Designer, Actor, Real Estate Agent, Politician and Computer Analyst. Education The ENTP would much rather learn by getting involved than by being lectured to. In true entrepreneurial spirit, if their involvement results in something that can be used shared or marketed, so much the better. 13. Implementor Supervisor: ESTJ Relationship

The ESTJ was born to manage. They are often seen by others as people they can depend on. They will often volunteer for more work and responsibility than others. The type is also known for a raucous sense of humor. In love relationships they can be very good at managing emotions to the point of control. Don't expect a quick courtship out of an ESTJ. They enjoy organizing and planning events and everything has a plan. Family events and rituals are the symbols of an ESTJ's cultural heritage; therefore it must be honored with the strictest adherence and most loyal obedience. Career The ESTJ is a fixer of broken things and also believes in doing the job right. ESTJ's believe in being 'company men' and give their loyalty in expectance of the company working for them. Other popular ESTJ career directions include: Government employee, Auditor, Electrical Engineer, Dentist. Education The ESTJ is often viewed as a scholarly student, albeit somewhat mouthy and argumentative. The practical classes that deal in tangible results often appeal to the ESTJ more than those of an abstract nature. The idea of hard work is never far from their core. 14. Facilitator Caretaker: ESFJ Relationship The ESFJ is often viewed as schedulers who like to schedule friends the same they would a dance card. They also often make for great friends who will listen to others and are very loyal. In love relationships ESFJs can be tough to deal with. They wont be taken for granted but are also slow to verbalize their needs. They are also often intensely loyal and will put their own needs well below the needs of a mate. The family is very important to the ESFJ but it needs to be a family in schedule and organized. The fun of a family reunion can get tiresome for

the ESFJ if the organization breaks down, however, they want to see the joy that a family can bring. Career The ESFJ is interested in serving humanity; nursing, public school teaching, and psychology are all fields that are full of ESFJs. Jobs in computers, science or consulting can be very stressful for the ESFJ due to their demand for theory and speculation. Other popular ESTJ career directions include: Nurse, Social Worker, Counselor, Massage Therapist. Education The ESFJ likes a teacher who sticks to the lesson plan. They are usually neat and easy to be around. When there is organization the ESFJ is punctual and displays good work habits. This type is often identified as the perfect student. 15. Envisioner Mentor: ENFJ Relationship The ENFJ is known as the great communicator. They often focus their direction on other people and are adept at understanding other people. They are ready to lead friends and display loyalty to those who follow them. In love relationships the ENFJ is looking for happiness. They do sometimes over indulge in this pursuit and can forget to listen to a mate rather than force their view. Family events are fun for the ENFJ. Without even being asked the ENFJ will assume responsibility for entertaining those around them. If the ENFJ is affirmed, all the better for their efforts. Career ENFJs are drawn to careers that serve others with minimal chance for conflict. Detail and paperwork can cause angst for the ENFJ who hates to be alone. They are often drawn to religious groups and academia, situations where they can interact with others and be challenged. Other

popular ENFJ career directions include: Entertainer, Artist, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. Education The ENFJ is an imitation learner. They like to have role models or heroes and do their best to emulate them. They will follow these heroes to roles that may be far away from their natural talents. 16. Strategist Mobilizer: ENTJ Relationships This type is known as lifes natural leader and treats his friends accordingly. Those who can stand up to them will gain respect, especially if theyre right. Confrontation is a means of enjoyment for the ENTJ, which can get old for friends. In matters of the heart the ENTJ can be quite a chore. They are often shocked to hear they appear angry. The natural inclination for confrontation is often seen as abrasive and discouraging. In the family the ENTJ loves the opportunity to organize and lead. It's also a chance for intellectual exchange and battle with robust encounters. The ENTJ looks forward to these types of events. Career Success is the bottom line for the ENTJ as he/she ascends the corporate ladder. The ENTJ is a classic corporate type that has no fear of challenging old ways in the face of new more successful ways. Military leaders can often be found under this type, an example being Douglas MacArthur. Other popular ENTJ career directions include: Attorney, Chemical Engineer, Business Consultant and Network Integration. Education The competitive nature of the ENTJ makes them a good student who will constantly challenge everyone and everything in the name of learning. This does not always please a teacher who receives their questions.