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Different Types of Personalities...More Than The Basics! - Aligned Signs

Different Types of Personalities…More Than The Basics!

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The key to understanding what personality type you have lies in the MBTI® system. It provides you with the information you require to confirm what your friends and family may already suspect.

The Different Personality Types of the MBTI® Type Indicator

Essentially, there are four basic pairs consisting of eight different (or even opposite) personality types. The pairs consist of the following:

  1. Extravert – Introvert coded as E – I
  2. Sensing – Intuiting coded as S – N
  3. Thinking – Feeling coded as T – F
  4. Judging – Perceiving coded as J – P

The opposite groups intermingle to provide you with a mathematical reality of 16 different combinations. As a result, you fit into one of the specific 16 categories, each identified by their code number, provided below.

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ISTJ – “The Duty Fulfillers”          ISFJ – “The Nurturers”            INFJ – “The Protectors”

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INTJ – “The Scientists”
                 ISTP – “The Mechanics”                ISFP – “The Artists”

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INFP – “The Idealists”                 INTP – “The Thinkers”                  ESTP – “The Doers”

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ESFP – “The Performers”
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ESTJ – “The Guardians”
             ESFJ – “The Caregivers”               ENFJ – “The Givers”

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ENTJ – “The Executives”

What is your Personality Type?  Not sure? Find out here.

Each of these 16 personalities is different. The (MBTI®) carefully, through a precise questionnaire method, discovers and clarifies which personality type you are. It, then, provides you with distinct characteristics of each particular type. This is done with the hope that you, your employer or partner, will utilize it in a practical manner.

Two Examples of Personality Types

To clarify how each personality type differs from the other, it is best to consider two examples of each. For this, we will look at two personality types: ESTJ and INFP.

  • ESTJ – The nature of the ESTJ individual is rather straightforward. The ‘E’ stands for focusing their energy on the exterior world. The ‘S’ means these personalities consider facts and reality above all else. The ‘T’ shows that, when it comes to making decision, this type relies on objectivity and makes impersonal rulings. The ‘J’ indicates that this individual likes matters to be decided and concluded, not left open, undecided, and with loose ends.
  • INFP – When it comes to this personality INFP is the complete opposite of those individuals who are ESTJ personalities. An INFP personality type is focused on the internal world – the self, the interior being, thus the ‘I.’ The ‘N’ indicates this individual concentrates on possibilities. He or she is focused on dreams, not concrete realities like those who have an ‘S’ preference. The ‘P’ in and INFP personality type shows that he or she decides in accordance with their own personal values. The ‘P’ reveals that this individual does not like matters to be settled immediately, or for them, to be boxed-in. A ‘P’ personality likes to have room to move, to exercise their right to be flexible in their decisions, movements and related matters.

Because two personalities such as these are almost diametrically opposed in many different aspects of their life and, therefore, their approach to it, being aware of this information and/or identification provides the individual with a valuable upfront tool in determining their suitability for a role. For example, an ESTJ is best suited for the following types of employment: administrator, stockbroker, dentist, engineer, manager and bank officer while, and INFP is better off in such work as acting, writing, teaching and journalism.

There are, altogether, 16 personality types if you apply the MBTI®. Once you become aware of your specific personality type, you can avoid many of the problems encountered when round pegs are forced into square boxes. It is also helpful in further understanding yourself and what might best suit your personality type in your pursuit of happiness.