Jump to content

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


  • Please log in to reply
128 replies to this topic

#1 Prioritising 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 Ange remplie

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 Ianthe

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 Brutta 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 Prioritising 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 Brutta 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 Ange remplie

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 Prioritising 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




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Postnatal depression and the feelings that scare us most

"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."

A toddler’s step-by-step guide to avoiding bedtime

How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

The great toddler chase: every pregnant mum's nightmare

This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!

Would you do this to your baby in a carseat?

One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.

The secret to fitness after having a baby

It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.

Frustrated mum's genius plan to stop dinner time battles

Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.

Photo shoot captures the dirty work of parenting

What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?

Could this simple thing help you avoid the 'baby blues'?

Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.

We face more judgement than our mums did, study finds

We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.

As a mum, it's hard to ask for help. And that needs to change

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.

Why I don't care about your gender reveal

So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.

Dad's simple baby soothing hack

When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.

Husband gives birth after his wife was unable to fall pregnant

After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.

10 things I thought about motherhood before I actually became a mum

Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Win 1 of 10 awesome Peppa Pig prize packs

Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
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.