Myers Briggs Personality Test (Free Online)
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.
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.
What it Represents
E or I
Where you spend your energy.
S or N
How you take in information.
F or T
How you make decisions.
P or J
Your general lifestyle.
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)
Artisans Temperament (SP)
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.