The 16 Personality
Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical,
orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic, dependable. See to it that
everything is well organized. Take responsibility. Make up their minds as to
what should be accomplished and work toward is steadily, regardless of protests
Quiet friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their
obligations. Lend stability to any project or group. Thorough, painstaking,
accurate. Their interests are usually not technical. Can be patient with
necessary details. Loyal, considerate, perceptive, concerned with how other
Succeed by perseverance, originality, and desire to do whatever is needed or
wanted. Put their best efforts into their work. Quietly forceful, conscientious,
concerned for others. Respected for their firm principles. Likely to be honored
and followed for their clear convictions as to how best to serve the common
Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and purposes. In
fields that appeal to them, they have a fine power to organize a job and carry
it out with or without help. Skeptical, critical, independent determined,
sometimes stubborn. Must learn to yield less important points in order to win
the most important
Cool onlookers. Quiet, reserved, observing and analyzing life with detached
curiosity and unexpected flashes of original humor. Usually interested in cause
and effect-how and why mechanical things work, and in organizing facts use
Retiring, quiet, sensitive, kind, and modest about their abilities. Shun
disagreements; do not force their opinions or values on others. Usually do not
care to lead but are often loyal followers. Often relaxed about getting things
done, because they enjoy the moment and do not want to spoil it by undue haste
Full of enthusiasm and loyalties, but seldom talk of these until they know you
well. Care about learning ideas, language, and independent projects of their
own. Tend to undertake too much, then somehow get it done. Friendly, but often
too absorbed in what they are doing to be sociable. Little concerned with
possessions or physical surroundings.
Quiet and reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or scientific pursuits. Like
solving problems with logic and analysis. Usually interested mainly ideas, with
little liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply defined interests.
Need careers where some strong interests can be used and useful.
Good at on the spot problem solving. Do not worry-enjoy whatever comes along.
Tend to like mechanical things and sports, with friends on the side. Adaptable,
tolerant, generally conservative in values. Dislike long explanations. Are best
with real things that can be worked, handled, taken apart, or put together.
Outgoing, easygoing, accepting, enjoy everything and make things more fun for
others by their enjoyment. Like sports and making things happen. Know what is
going on and join in eagerly. Find remembering facts easier than mastering
theories. Are best in situations that need sound common sense and practical
ability with people as well as with things.
Warmly enthusiastic, high spirited, ingenious, imaginative. Able to do almost
anything that interests them. Quick with a solution for any difficulty and ready
to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their ability to improvise instead
of preparing in advance. Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they
Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company alert and outspoken.
May argue for fun on either side of question. Resourceful in solving new and
challenging problems but may neglect some routine assignments. Apt to turn to
one new interest after another. Skillful in finding logical reasons for what
Practical, realistic, matter of fact with a natural head for business and
mechanics. Not interested in subjects they see no use for, but can apply
themselves when necessary. Like to organize and run activities. May be good
administrators, especially if they remember to consider others' feelings and
points of view.
Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born cooperators, active
committee members. Need harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing
something nice for someone. Work best with encouragement and praise. Main
interest is in things that directly and practically help people's lives
Responsive and responsible. Generally feel real concern for what others think or
want, and try to handle things with due regard for the other person's feelings.
Can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with ease and tact. Sociable,
popular, sympathetic. Responsive to praise and criticism.
Hearty, frank, decisive leaders in activities. Usually good in anything that
requires reasoning and intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are usually
well informed and enjoy adding to their fun of knowledge. May sometimes appear
more positive and confident than their experience in the area warrants.
Click on the link to any type for a more complete profile of the type.
Briggs-Myers & M. McCaulley (1992) Manual a Guide to the Development and Use
of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Consulting Psychologists Press
Further Internet Resources:
Printable grid of the 16 types
Carl Jung Biography & Theories - Personality Types
Personality Types Under Stress
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