Jump to content

What is Your Myer Briggs Personality Type
*blatant spin-off*


  • Please log in to reply
128 replies to this topic

#1 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

The thread on introversion got me wondering.

If you don't mind sharing, what is you Myer Briggs Personality Type? There are free tests online if you don't know.

I'm curious if there are certain types who are drawn to these forums (I suspect there is!).

Do you think it reflects you well? Are you mindful of what your "type" is and how to work with those strengths and weaknesses? Do you ever feel held back by them? Any advantages?

I'm INFJ. Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Judgement. Apparently it's the rarest of the 16 personality types, which was an interesting discovery for me. The personality descriptions of INFJ do seem to fit my thinking style. It sort of made me understand why I often don't feel understood!

Eta. DP and my whole family have Sensing and not iNtuition, and that's the aspect of my personality I feel most alone on.

What about your spouse/children... What do you think their personality type is and do you ever struggle to understand them?

DP is ISFP. Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perception, and is sensitive but much more grounded than me and much more live and let live (but I want to change the world!). The differences between us canbe challenging sometimes. He isn't a big picture thinker/reflecter, and can't make a concrete decision, which both drive me nuts sometimes. On the flipside, he doesn't let things bother or constrain him the way I do.

Edited by Pooks_, 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM.


#2 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm INFP. The I and the N are extremely strong (literally no E at all), but the F and the P could go either way.

#3 PixieVee

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm ISFJ original.gif Fiance is INTP eeep.

Edited by PixieVee, 25 January 2013 - 01:43 PM.


#4 Mitis angelam

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

I'm an INFJ.

I do think it reflects me well - especially the J aspect.  I am an off-the-scale J.  I'm particularly aware of introversion as it relates to self care; if I don't get my alone time my ability to function well really starts to slip.  I'm also aware that my emotional reactions can be easily misread or seen as weakness by others, so I try to moderate them when I'm concerned about how I present to others.

I do find the intuitive side an advantage.  I am often aware of nuances of situations and relationships which seem to sail right past other people.

DH is in INTP.  We find the difference between us on the P/J thing a source of conflict.  I want to plan and organise, and he finds that stressful.

Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif

#5 RealityBites

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

INTJ

I am usually a skeptic and I know there is criticism of the Myers-Brigg, but it definitely makes sense to me!

Eta Ange and I clash at times - both strong Js original.gif

Interesting that we are all Is so far.

Edited by RealityBites, 25 January 2013 - 01:47 PM.


#6 Riotproof

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'm an istj. The I is borderline, I used to be a bit more extroverted. The j is the very strong one for me.

#7 BetteBoop

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

ENFP. And it's me exactly.

I'm always surprised at how many introverts are on EB.

#8 QueenIanthe

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

INFJ here too.

ETA I think I know why I like and understand pooks and AV so well now original.gif

Edited by Ianthe, 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM.


#9 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

INTJ.
I'm guessing  my husband and children are too,perhaps more strongly than me.

#10 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

INTJ, hovering at around 22% to 25% on all of them.....

Seems pretty accurate....

#11 podg

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

IN, and the others virtually no preference. Today a little bit TJ, other days I have been FP.

#12 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE
Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...

Yep. Two Is bred two Es here.

#13 Clare L

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Another INFJ here...

#14 Apageintime

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

ENFJ here, I think its mostly pretty accurate, I love being around people and work in PR.

#15 Propaganda

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

ISTP.

#16 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'm an ISFP, and my husband is a ENTJ.  It took me a long time for him to understand why I can't stand hanging out with people ALL the time.   I'm sensitive and hate conflict.  DH wades into conflict with a grin on his face.

However, Pooks, your husband's traits aren't necessarily typical of an ISFP.  I am a big picture thinker and creative (I hate fine details) and I make decisions pretty easily.

Edited by Dinah_Harris, 25 January 2013 - 02:00 PM.


#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH is in INTP.  We find the difference between us on the P/J thing a source of conflict.  I want to plan and organise, and he finds that stressful.

Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif


Oh I hear you on that! I hadn't even realized til you said it like that, but we have the same problem... Except I usually take it that he doesn't care or listen. Oops.

I'm already thinking DS is an introvert, he loves people but is shattered afterwards and needs space. I love watching their little personalities develop.

Really interesting to read so far!

#18 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm an INFJ.


Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif

Can you change this aspect of your personality? Sorry...psyche is not my thing! See, I would have thought 10 or 20 years ago I would be an extrovert, I have definitely become more introverted as time marches on ....

(Sorry I know that last sentence sounds very flowery ....I did initially write "as I have aged" but I didn't like how that looked! I'm very vain .... ph34r.gif )

#19 Sif

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I am an INFJ (hmmm, how rare can it be, really?), and Dh is an INTJ.

Very occasionally, I will do the test and come up as INFP, but that is when I'm moderating my answers a bit more toward what I know others think is acceptable, hahaha!

INFJ describes me fairly well.

#20 Mitis angelam

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 25/01/2013, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you change this aspect of your personality? Sorry...psyche is not my thing! See, I would have thought 10 or 20 years ago I would be an extrovert, I have definitely become more introverted as time marches on ....


I've read that personality can shift over time.  Some of the reading I've done suggests that when people are younger they're more likely to behave as they're "expected" to, but as they mature ( tongue.gif ) they can let that go a bit.

I've also read some stuff to do with deliberately strengthening yourself in your weak areas, but I think that's more about learning skills than changing underlying preferences.

#21 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Ange Vert, you might be particularly interested to know that anecdotally at least, it seems that ministers can become more introverted over time, due to the nature of their jobs.  I'm compiling some evidence on the matter because our publishing house will be releasing some materials on in, and specifically, burn out/mental health issues in ministry.


#22 purplekitty

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 25/01/2013, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heaven help me, I'm worried that DD might be an extrovert...  ohmy.gif
My son was quite the little extrovert growing up but as he got older it changed.He's an INTJ .

Maybe it comes with starting to overthink what is happening around you as you get older.




#23 Feral_Pooks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Dinah_Harris @ 25/01/2013, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm an ISFP, and my husband is a ENTJ.  It took me a long time for him to understand why I can't stand hanging out with people ALL the time.   I'm sensitive and hate conflict.  DH wades into conflict with a grin on his face.

However, Pooks, your husband's traits aren't necessarily typical of an ISFP.  I am a big picture thinker and creative (I hate fine details) and I make decisions pretty easily.


Interesting! Ok he isn't off the hook then biggrin.gif

INFJ is only 1% of the population according to my text book. We have 3 so far? Interesting, too!

#24 ~spirited~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I am STJ (very strong preference for T) but virtually no difference in E and I. Most recently my preference for E was 1%. I would think DH is an ISTJ, however I can't be sure. We are very similar, although I am a lot more social than he is (hence my wavering E/I).

#25 caitiri

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Im an INFJ as well




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.