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Myers Briggs Personality Test (Free Online)

Updated on April 24, 2012

Myers Briggs Personality Test

Welcome to my version of the Myers Briggs Personality Test. Like most personality tests that can be found online this is not an official test, but a test inspired from the official Myers Briggs test. If you are interested in the official test you can take it here for $59.00. If you would rather not pay you can take my personality test below that was inspired by my knowledge of the Myers Briggs personality types.

Below you will find four tests that cater to each psychological preference in the Myers Briggs theory. Each test will determine one of your four personality preferences which can then be combined to find your personality type. At the end of each test you will be given a letter that you should write down. At the end you can combine all four letters to determine your personality type.

When you take the tests below, try to answer the individual questions with some impulsiveness. Do not spend too much time thinking about each answer. In most cases you should be drawn to one answer over another immediately after reading your choices. Once you answer a question try to not change your answer; your first answer is generally the right answer. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers and no preference is better or worse than the other.

Introvert vs Extrovert Test

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Introvert or Extrovert Preference

The first psychological preference pairing is introvert and extrovert. This psychological preference will determine where you like to put most of your attention. The test to the right will help you determine your preference for which of the two worlds that we all live in. Do you prefer your internal world found in your mind or the external world that is outside of your own mind? It will also help determine where you pull your energy from. Some people spend much of their time in the internal world and need time alone to re-energize. Other people prefer to spend their time in the external world and enjoy interacting with others. This type of person feels rejuvenated when they interact with others.

Keep in mind that everyone can be both, but the test to the right is meant to determine your preference for one or the other. After taking the test to the right you will be given a letter and a brief summary of what it means. You will want to write down the letter or simply take a mental note of it. You will need the letter at the end when you are done taking all four tests.

Intuitive vs. Sensing Test

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Intuitive or Sensing Preference

The second set of psychological preferences is Intuition and Sensing. Every day we need to make decisions and we all need information to make these decisions. The interesting thing is that everyone has a different way of collecting the information to make these decisions. This psychological preference will help determine how we collect information to make decisions. Some people gather information using their five senses and others prefer to find patterns and other possibilities for more information.

People who are the sensing type are more literal and see the world in a very "yes-no" manner. Others that are intuitive prefer to gather information in an abstract way. As people we are both sensing and intuitive, but everyone has a preference for one or the other. The test to the right is meant to help you determine which preference you prefer.

At the end you will receive a letter and a brief summary of your psychological preference. Be sure take a note of the letter, because you will need it at the end of the four tests.

Thinking vs. Feeling Test

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Thinking or Feeling Preference

This third preference pair describes how you like to make decisions using the thinking and feeling pairing. When Jung first began to study personality he knew that people either used logic or their personal value system to make decisions. When people use logic they are working in the thinking side of their personality. When people use their value system to make a decision they are using their feeling side of their personality.

Everyone has both and is able to use their thinking and feeling side to make decisions, but everyone also has a preference for one or the other. When you make decisions do you have a tendency to put more weight on the logical side or are you more concerned about your personal feelings and the people involved?

It is important that you don't confuse the feeling preference with emotions. Everyone experiences emotions when they need to make difficult decisions. It is also important that you don't confuse the thinking preference with intelligence. People who have a feeling preference can be very intelligent people.

Perceiving vs. Judging Test

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Perceiving or Judging Preference

The fourth and final preference describes how you prefer to live in your outer or extroverted life. It is meant to show how others see you. People in general either prefer a more structured lifestyle or a more flexible and adaptable lifestyle.

Everyone takes in information and everyone has to make decisions. When it comes to dealing with the outside world, people who focus on making decisions prefer judging because they prefer to have things decided. People who focus on taking in information prefer perceiving because they prefer to stay open to a final decision in order to get more information later.

Often time's people feel that they are both judging and perceiving. This is a common feeling, but this preference only refers to when a person is dealing with the external world or what is also known as extroverting. It is possible for a person to feel orderly inside, yet in the outer world they may appear to be spontaneous and adaptable. This can also happen in the opposite direction; a person can feel spontaneous and adaptable inside, but appear to be structured to the outside world.

Type Summary

You should now have a total of four letters. When these letters are combined they create your individual personality type. Here is a quick summary on how these letters should be combined and a quick reminder of what each one represents.

Personality Preference
What it Represents
1st Letter
E or I
Where you spend your energy.
2nd Letter
S or N
How you take in information.
3rd Letter
F or T
How you make decisions.
4th Letter
P or J
Your general lifestyle.

Temperament Types

You should now have your four letters and have them organized in the correct order. This sequence of letters represents your personality type. Below, I have listed each of the 16 personality types by what is called temperament type. Temperament type became a well known theory in 1978 when David Keirsey released his book "Please Understand Me". Temperaments were created by Keirsey using ancient philosophy by Plato and Hippocrates and combining it with Myers Briggs Personality Types. Below you will be able to find your Temperament type and your Myers Briggs personality type.

Guardian Temperament (SJ)

SJs are motivated by their need to maintain security. They are stable and observant people. Their duties and responsibilities are very important to them. They prefer to follow the rules and have a strong sense of what is right and wrong.

Artisans Temperament (SP)

SPs are motivated by sensation. They are experimental and observant people. They live in the now and are usually very hands-on. They are willing to bend the rules to get things done, and to get it done quickly. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make things work.

Rationals Temperament (NT)

NTs are on a constant quest for knowledge. They are very introspective and logical people. They like to talk about problems that intrigue them and the solutions that they envision. They are willing to ignore rules that they don't feel are important in order to meet their objectives and goals.

Idealist Temperament (NF)

NFs are obviously very idealistic. They are introspective and very intuitive people. They enjoy talking about their hopes and dreams. They have a strong code of ethics that they often refer to when making decisions. It is important to them to meet their goals, but to do it with a clean conscience.


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      Sarah Johnson 4 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      That was really cool! Thanks for the free personality test. I like how you used the quiz capsules for this hub. Voted up!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Took all four. This is really interesting. I wonder if a lot of Hubbers are going to be introverted. I'm an INFP. Oh boy...I'm sitting here thinking about the house I want to build, dreaming of working at home, and wondering what the future will bring. I think you nailed the questions. :)

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      Msmillar 4 years ago from Valley Springs

      Too cool! Although the Intuitive vs Sensing didn't load for me.

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      Kevin Galarneau 4 years ago from Michigan

      I'm glad everyone is finding this to be a cool hub, I invested a lot of time in it. Msmillar, I'm sorry to hear the one quiz didn't load. I'm not sure why that may have happened.

      Thanks for posting your comments, what personality type did you end up being? I'm a INTJ.

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      Rachel Vega 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      INFP. Great Hub!!! Loved the multiple quizzes too. Voted uuuuuuuuup!

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      KelLightningbug 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This was an awesome hub and thanks for taking the time to create it. I am an INFJ. I wonder how many writers start with at least the IN? Voted Up.

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      Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I will be back to take this test when I can spend some quiet time and enjoy the results. I here three boys arguing upstairs, interupting my concentration. Fantastic set-up. Voted up and shared!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent and useful hub. Found it very interesting. Thanks for sharing your information.

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      Kevin Galarneau 4 years ago from Michigan

      @Kel: I have a feeling we will get a lot of NF type people here on HubPages. People with a NF personality have a tendency to enjoy things like writing.

      @Teresa: Thanks for stopping by to check out the hub. I hope you got a chance to take all 4 quizzes.

      @Denise: I'm glad to hear that you found this interesting. I think people either enjoy this or they don't.

      @CleverCat: I know you love your quizzes. I'm glad you enjoyed them and were able to take all 4.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Very useful and interesting hub. Great layout and I love how you included the quiz. I've bookmarked this on my toolbar for a return visit. I'd like to take the quiz and see my results. Voted up and sharing - tweeted too!

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Interesting and useful hub, enjoyed the quizes. Voted up.

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      Msmillar 4 years ago from Valley Springs

      I'm an INFP. All the quizzes loaded on my computer today so I was able to take the missing quiz. Its fun, thanks. I think I'll go quiz my daughter, see what she is, lol.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very fun and interesting Hub! I am an INSP. Cool idea!

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      Kevin Galarneau 4 years ago from Michigan

      Wow! Looks like we have a lot of "IN" types on HubPages. Interesting!

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      tralee 4 years ago

      Great Hub! I am an ENTJ. I'm bookmarking this so my husband can take it:) Thanks for all your hard work.

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Awesome Hub. I took all four tests and came out an ENFJ.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome!

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      Julien LaPointe 4 years ago from London, Ontario, Canada

      Very accurate test! I'm a psych student and want to build my own Myers-Briggs test but I'm worried I'll get in legal trouble... has anyone from MBTI contacted you about this Hub? I suppose they don't own the rights to Jung's types - just t0 their questions and descriptions? Thanks in advance for any insights you can share!

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      Kevin Galarneau 4 years ago from Michigan

      No they have not contacted me, this is not an official test. This is just a fun test that is based on Myers Briggs ideas. I created the questions, and descriptions on my own.

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      Poonam 4 years ago

      This was a really interesting and engaging let out to see in words what i actually am.well i am an NF.I LIKE TO TAKE UP TESTS LIKE THESE.THIS ONE WAS THE MOST CREATIVE ONE.I WILL ENCOURAGE OTHERS ALSO TO TAKE UP THEM.A BIG THANK YOU TO THE PERSON WHO CREATED THIS SITE.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great idea to do one for free. I remember doing them in college for a Psychology class. I believe it was Career Development. But that's when I've learned about getting easy As, a decade ago or so. I might do one again here later this spring to see if anything changed over the years or not. Voted up!

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      Gillian 2 years ago

      Great fun, many thanks

    • profile image 13 months ago

      Also in my experience NT and NF types are much more interested in MBTI than sensor types. Makes sense!

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