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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Personality test

Have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs personality test? My guy friend took it at work and the results were dead-on. Honestly, it felt like someone had read his diary and written up a detailed personal description. Intrigued, all our friends suddenly wanted to take it! So we found a mini version online. (Not sure how scientific it is, but it seems pretty good.)

I'm a ENFJ personality, and Alex is a INFP. Which are you? Take the quiz here, if you'd like. Does the description of your personality ring true? It's pretty crazy!

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Jana Miller said...

INFJ-That's probably why I like your blog so much!

LAURA HOLT said...

The Myers Briggs test is sooo interesting. I'm INFJ. My results were right on!

Po said...

INTJ, I took the full version at work and it is indeed very accurate, although beware of stereotyping!

collette said...

You're an extrovert! I love Penelope Trunk's career blog, and she refers to Meyer-Briggs traits often.

Kate said...

I have taken it! I'm an INTJ which seems fairly accurate, I suppose.

Katie D. said...

Joanna, you always seem to blog about things that are going on in my life/things i'm interested in! I just got certified in MBTI - I'm an ENFJ too :)

Katie D. said...

ps. we call it an "assessment" (not a test) because there are no right or wrong answers :)

manthony said...

My boyfriend and I are GIANT Myers-Briggs nerds, and I was embarrassingly excited about this post! I, too, am an ENFJ :) For my guy's birthday last year, I made framed word cloud-esque collages of our personality types, as a way to pay homage to our differences and ourselves as individuals. He adored them (thankfully) and he hung them in our foyer. We still read them constantly, and laugh at how frighteningly accurate they are!

Leslie said...

I'm an ENFP and it describes me exactly! I had that same eerie feeling when I read my description like it was pulling pages out of my diary! I really like that you make the introverted/extroverted thing work; I like that balance.

Jenn said...

I took that test recently, and I'm an ISFP. The description is eerily similar to my personality, right down to little details that I had previously not been aware of but they immediately rang true. I wish I could know which type all my family and close friends are- it would be helpful for understanding them better!

honeyandlimes said...

I'm an ESFJ and think it's dead-on. I use the MBTI w/college students and discussing career interests. There's a great book that fleshes out each type as it relates to careers - "Do What You Are" that I recommend.

Anne Lariviere said...

I am also an EFNJ! I knew that I liked your blog for a reason!

eileen ragan | leanerbythelake.com said...

my dad use to work in HR and when we were little girls (maybe age 8 or 9) he had my sister and i take the Myers Briggs. we took it in our teens and then again in our twenties. every single time i've gotten the same results - strong ENTJ.

i'm making a connection between this and my current viewing of the 7Up series!! looks like some things, in some people at least, are well formed at an early age.

my dad recently passed along the test to my boyfriend who got INTJ. it makes so much sense why we work well together looking at it from that perspective. we compliment and mirror each-other in many areas and when it comes to extrovert/introvert, i bring him out of his shell and he helps me focus on getting time for myself and learning to reflect more.

www.leanerbythelake.com

Chloe Moon said...

Hmmm I'm a ENFJ! This is cool!

Ergo - Blog

teeny84 said...

Ditto - ENFJ. Not sure it really describes me though!

Stella said...

I've taken it and I am an ENFP. Also, my husband is an INTJ, so we are almost exact opposites!

Ashlae said...

SPOT ON! A few times I caught myself trying to answer a question in a way I thought it SHOULD be, rather than how it really is. Like my workspace. In my imagination it's free of clutter and organized. But in real life that thing is a straight up train wreck.

luvavocado said...

I'm an INFP/ISFP. I love Myers-Briggs! I've gotten pretty good at guessing my friends' types and being right on :) So fun.

catbee said...

ENTJ!

Lauren said...

INFJ - spot on!

17 beats. said...

I am ISFP and my husband is INTJ/ENTJ depending on the day.

Opposites attract, I guess !!

Jenn D said...

I go back and forth between ENTP and ENFP. Myers-Briggs is fun to take over time to see how you change, too!

Tinyo said...

Into....embarrassingly accurate.

igotsapoodle said...

I'm an ENFJ too! I've taken the full test before. It's so helpful to read how your preferences play out in various situations and how they can be read (or potentially misread) by other people. Good things to keep in mind.

Tinyo said...

iPad typing fix grrrr! INTJ!

Lindsey said...

I'm an INFJ ... used to be ENFJ until life pushed me over the edge to introversion.

Shannon said...

Funny, do you read Penelope Trunk's blog? She just did a controversial (well, really all her posts are) post about personality types and choosing who should stay home with the kids. It was really interesting. In an effort to validate my decision to stay home with my son I took the test, I had taken it in high school but didn't remember what I got. I got an ESFP, which describes me exactly, you were right, like reading a diary entry. It also made me feel like I was doing the right thing with my son, that maybe my personality type isn't great for a stable, well-paying job, so better to take care of the kids. Whereas my husband's personality is an INTP, very analytical and suited for the job he has (software developer). So interesting!

simone said...

ENFJ here too!!

Katherine Kurtz said...

I'm an ENFJ too! I seem to really like other ENFJ's which could explain why I love reading your blog.
My entire work group took this test in an effort to better understand each other, which I think is a great idea. We also took a communications style test, which is totally fascinating, and helpful to know about others when you don't know them well. Here's an abbreviated test: http://www.positivelymary.com/ColorCommunicationQuiz.html

Jenny B. said...

My husband and I are opposites in all except the N (I am an ENFP, he is an INTJ), and in terms of compatability, that is the most important trait. How you perceive the world is determined by whether you are an "S" - Sensing - or "N" - Intuitive, so compatability in that area is crucial. The tricky part is when you try and figure out what your kids are! We assumed that since we were both "N"s our kids would be, too, but no! We got one ESFJ and one ISTP. They are also opposite each other in everything except their "S"ness. A wonderful book for understanding your kids and their personality types is "Nurture by Nature". It helps you understand yourself as well.

Katie said...

ISFJ
Thanks for sharing this! What a fun way to start the day.

Alyssa said...

ISFJ and always have been. I've had to take it so many times. I used to want to be an E because that's what I thought all my friends were. But I'm proud of my letters and truly, they are SPOT ON!

infinite J.E.S.T. said...

I'm an INFP, just like Alex!!

Leslie said...

Sooo weird. My boyfriend and I just took this exact test (on that exact website) last night and I've been thinking about it all day. I'm INTJ. He's ENFP.

jarymane said...

I'm also ENFJ! I was ENFP most of my life, but started drifting toward J in my late 20's, probably because I work in science and that's changed the way I interact with the world.

a said...

ISFJ.....and often jealous of those that have the N!

Jon and Lisa said...

ENFP to the core. Yep, it fits.

Megan said...

I took the full on paper one for work last year, and I'm an ENTJ- it was so accurate it was scary.

... said...

I'm an INFJ! One thing to remember about Myers-Briggs is that it's really just a snapshot in time - throughout your life your "type" can change. I feel like sometimes people use MBTI to define themselves, and it keeps them from going outside their comfort zone (like, "I'm an introvert, I would hate going to this big event" or "I'm an F so I am not going to listen to this logical argument"). It's an awesome way to reflect on habits and tendencies - and also think about how you can use it to grow!

Kara Gehret said...

ENFJ here too. My husband's T opposes my F in almost every situation. When we were first married, I remember being super mad and him and yelling, "Would you just quit being your Meyer-Briggs right now?!" It's funny ... now :)

nvincent said...

Thanks for sharing, Joanna! This is a great personality assessment. Here's to celebrating a bit more introspection to enrich our lives!

Nomadic D. said...

Of course I had to run over and take it. Who doesn't like a personality quiz? I'm ENFJ as well, though only 1% E. Not like I'm going to follow up on this, but I certainly had fun wasting 20 minutes of my life, so thanks for that. Ha! Not your fault really, I'm such a sucker for these things. Maybe that's part of being ENFJ?

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diana guerguieva said...

I've been relying on Myers-Briggs for a while! I'm an INTJ, which I think is totally accurate.

Caitlin said...

I'm an ENFJ too :). It seems so accurate! Now I want everyone I know to take it. Thanks for sharing!

Emily Parker said...

My psychologist uncle pegged me as an INTP when i was 10... it didn't mean a thing to me then (I forgot it quickly) but when I took the quiz in college - lo and behold INTP. I probably bounce to INTJ often... and my goal is to become more of an E!

laura said...

so... that thing knows more about me and how i live my life than any actual person does. totally insane! i'm sending my personality type breakdown to my husband, now he'll know why i hate cleaning the bathroom floor haha.

drew elizabeth said...

I am an INFJ. Very interesting!

Miss Nora said...

I'm an ENFJ too!

Nicki Clark said...

How funny! My husband and I are exactly the same as you and Alex :)

Emily Parker said...

hah I'm an INTP and also have a job writing code and doing data analysis :-)

Christina H said...

I just took the quiz, and I am ENFJ as well :) I love your blog! It is my absolute favorite and I always make sure to share it with all of my friends.

Niken said...

haha, it's fun. i'm a ISTJ. it's scary that it's almost 100% true - or is it true 100%? whoops!

Shruti Kapoor said...

ENFJ!!!! Loved this test, thanks for sharing!

Karelys (Beltran) Davis said...

I am a lifelong student of psychology and I've always wondered if personality is rooted in nature or nurture. That said, I've taken the meyer briggs several times knowing that certain answers would change; like the one about being on time (I've learned and practiced it a lot since becoming aculturized in America).

Anyway, no matter what, even though some answers have changed over time, my personality remains the same score, INFJ.

binelectric said...

I think the outcome feels so accurate, because it's a self-rating test - you choose the answer accordingly to how you perceive yourself. Anyway, it's fun to take it (By the way - I'm a INFJ with 100% introvert? huh?) and since it's based on Jung's theory (which I find pretty convincing)it has a strong theoretical background.

Mademoiselle Michael said...

Love this post. I am ENFJ too! I had to take a 5 hour personality assessment combined with an IQ test for my last job! And in college, I had to take M-B when I was an RA. Other people who were/are ENFJ: Presidents Lincoln, Reagan, Obama; Martin Luther King Jr.; Oprah; Dick Van Dyke and Diane Sawyer to name a few. Here is a great list of names: http://www.typelogic.com/enfj.html Also, apparently only 3% of the population are ENFJs! Source: http://www.personalitydesk.com/enfj

goodnewssantabarbara said...

I'm a ESFJ-exactly.

Joanna said...

I'm just another Joanna who is an ENFJ. Isn't that funny?

kellsbells said...

I'm also an ENFJ and it rings pretty true!

Jessica said...

ESFP - all except E are a slight preference so who knows :P

Hannah Joy said...

I used to be an ENFP (in college)... I'm probably an I now and I'm kind of thinking it might have changed.

Isabel said...

It seems you, me and Obama are ENFJ. Not too shabby...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENFJ

Mary said...

Wo! Oh my goodness. I just took it now and thought this'll never be right as I'm not sure if what I'm ticking is true in all cases. I was deemed to be an INFJ. On reading the description all I can truly say is that I'm shocked to the core at how accurate it is... Wow. So odd how a few seemingly regular questions can glean so much about who you really are. Sigh! Thanks for this! Happy Tuesday to you x

heather.michelle said...

I LOVE the meyer-briggs test. My friend & I talked for hours one night this summer & analyzed the rest of our friends, attempting to guess their personalities. It is scary how spot on it can be.

& funny sidenote, I am also an ENFJ & my love, Reid, is an INFP, just like you & Alex! Two personalities that are meant to be :)

Casual Jenny said...

INFP, always.

Eu said...

I took one a few years agor and it was really close.... :-)

Elizabeth Soule said...

Love how accurate this test describes me. I would never have guessed that I was ISFJ. I get a kick out of the career recommendations for each of the personalities, http://www.personalitypage.com/careers.html

Meredith said...

INFJ. For being only 1% of the population, we seem to be well represented in your readership!

Mary said...

Just reading your comments now - there seems to be a lot of INFJ's including me!) That seems so funny considering that is the rarest of all types according to the test descriptions - no?! Maybe it says something about the nature of your blog? Anyway, odd/interesting?!

Eriannejoy said...

INFJ:) Hey, me and Mother Theresa!

Unknown said...

I took the full test in undergrad and I was an INTJ or an INFJ. The counsellor who administered the test told me to just pick the one I thought I was and that's what I was. And since I had to think about it a lot instead of just going with a gut feeling I decided I must be an INTJ. I just took the mini test and got INTJ with the T being 1% over the F so it seems pretty accurate!

katilda said...

I used to be ENFP far and away, but I just took it again and it says INFP. I always thought I was borderline, especially since I strongly believe I have adult-onset introversion. haha

Ginny said...

ENFJ too...you should really take the Enneagram and have Alex take it too....by far the most interesting and insightful test I've seen (and I studied counseling and sociology in college!)

Meg said...

INTJ! which is really quite accurate, happy to see what famous people in history I share a personality types with such as Hillary Clinton! I can be extroverted depending on the situation though so it will be interesting to see if this changes at all in the future.

Jamie said...

I'm an ENFJ too! Cheers! Raise the roof!

I'm usually skeptical of these things but I've taken it several times in my life and its always the same...

Jessica, 22, England said...

ENFJ too... I knew we were soulmates!

jessica wilson. said...

I'm an INTP :)

Laura said...

I'm an ENFP! I'm totally going to have all my friends take this. it's so fun!

michelle said...

ENTJ. My previous job was working for a large architecture firm and they paid to have their entire company (800+ people!) take the test.

Laura said...

how ENFP of me -- to want all of my friends to take it. ha! I didn't even realize that. :)

dinaclabaugh said...

ESFJ. I'm a qualified facilitator and do a lot of interpretations for college students. It is a lot of fun and a great conversation piece for careers, relationships, learning, leading and more!

xo dina

kelli richard said...

Yup! My ex and I had a slight obsession with Meyers-Briggs for awhile. I'm an ISFJ, and he's an INTP, so after awhile, our differences conquered us. But I probably should've seen it coming.

Allison said...

My friends are crazy about Myers-Briggs! I'm an INFJ -- supposedly the rarest personality type, but several of my best friends are as well.

Cathi said...

I am an ISFJ and that's pretty accurate for me too!

Catie said...

I'm an ENFJ too! I guess that's why I like your blog so much :)

I'm engaged to a ISFJ and he's great (I love Myers-Briggs and spent a lot of time trying to figure out what his Myers-Briggs was when we first started dating) :)

daintythingies said...

I like these silly tests. Apparently I'm a ISTJ, and I just read it out to my husband and he seems to agree, so it sounds quite accurate!
Not sure what the difference between sensing and intuition is though?

tamara said...

I was always an INFP, including when I took the full test; just took this version and I'm an INFJ. Not sure!

theshellhammer said...

Sometimes I eerily think that you are me, just 6 years ahead and a lot taller. ENFJ, as if I thought it would be different. I will say, however, I took this a few times in college and the percetages are beginning to vary. I used to be on the edge between J and P and now judging is way out in front. The opposite is true with N and S -- I used to be distint N but the percentage has shrunk dramatically. Interesting the slight changes. Perhaps moving to NY from the midwest has done that, or maturity.

--Alex

Jus said...

INFJ

Lauren Nadler said...

I'm an INFJ, and it seems to fit me well!! Did you see the Huffington Post article with fiction book characters and their Myers-Briggs types? (Check it out at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/myers-briggs-fiction_n_1652300.html#slide=more234424)

Natoria said...

I'm an INFP too. It's very accurate.

The Slow Pace said...

I'm an INFJ! And I work in the art scene! Wow!

www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

Lauren Ashley said...

Oh my gosh - I'm an ENFJ too. SO spot on it's crazy. The hubs is an ENTP. Two intuitive extroverts, go figure. :-)

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

Wow! So many INFJ's commented. I'm an INFJ. When I took the test in college I didn't agree with it. But now I realize it is dead on to my personality! Strange how our perceptions of who we are, and who we think we want to be, changes over time.

Maira Gall said...

I'm a INTJ!

Sarah said...

Looks like I'm the only ESTJ in the group so far... my new favorite thing is the Enneagram, though. There are 9 personality types. I am a 1 through and through, my boyfriend is a 5 (with some 1 and 3), and my roommate is completely a 9. I like it better than M-B because it doesn't just tell you obvious things (I already know I'm an over-thinking, over-analyzing extrovert), but it tells you what triggers stress and how to deal with it as well as how to interact with others. And it's kind of fun to read the book and say "oh, so-and-so is SUCH a 2!" Nerdy, but fun :)

RoisinElizabeth said...

ISFJ - how totally spot on!

natali said...

I'm an INFJ.

JessieMC said...

Love the MBTI! I grew up with a dad who is trained in its administration and then married a man who is also trained in it. Needless to say, we talk about it a LOT and I love it because it's so accurate and can help you understand the people around you so much better. I'm an ESFJ and my hubby is an ISTJ; it's nice to have a couple of things in common and a couple that are different because we can balance each other out.

Like Sarah said above, I discovered Enneagram recently and think it's really neat, too!

My name's Haley said...

I'm an INFP TOO!!! I also like reading the different celebs and fictional characters that I'm like. Mr. Rogers is an INFP like me. I felt like someone had read my diary when I read my profile too :)

laura said...

hahaha! follow up! so i sent the test link to my husband and then we both looked up whether we're supposed to even like each other completely independently! ENFP INTJ woo woo! we are supposed to be the people no one else gets! it all makes so much sense now, so funny. this was awesome, my day has been totally made by this post, thanks Joanna!

dot said...

Great one, I'm ISTJ and I like it :)
http://belikedot.blogspot.co.uk/

Unknown said...

I LOVE Myers-Briggs! I took a month long course on it one summer during college... I too am a ENFJ... It is a pretty rare personality type, so welcome to the Club!!

If i remember correctly ISFP is the rarest.

Knittinchick said...

ENFJ... did a MA in Leadership where spent a lot of time on this and almost 90% of the indepth, detailed analysis described me perfectly. A little self-knowledge is good-what about a lot of it?

dellamargaretta said...

I'm an ENFY too! Ha!

Deanna said...

I took this a while back and am an INTP! My husband is an ISFP. Talk about opposites!

Cas said...

Very similar - ESFJ! I love Myers Briggs. I also love the Enneagram and am a 1, like your other reader who suggested it. Check that one out next!

Beatrix said...

I am an ENFJ too as is my wonderful mother in law!

Anne and Alex [A Squared] said...

So true! ESFJ-- like Monica on Friends, ha! And weirdly I just read an article a few hours earlier about how these profiles can affect your finances. Super interesting!http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/01/14/how-your-personality-type-affects-your-finances/

shirmz said...

I am an ENFJ too Joanna...and so is President Obama!

Katie Cravens said...

I'm ENFJ as well! Thanks for the quiz- this stuff is fascinating.

Sparkling eyes said...

2nd ESTJ here! :)
I will take a look at Enneagram. Thanks for the info!

Amber Leigh said...

I was ENFJ too!

christinerojas said...

I've been obsessed with this test since I took it 6 years ago! Alex and I are one in the same :)

Shelley said...

ISFJ over here :) I've taken it so many times in classes. It is dead on for me.

Arena Richardson said...

I am an INFJ. I took the Myers-Briggs last summer, in the midst of a quarter life crisis. After seeing the results, it all made sense to me!

Sarah said...

I'm so shocked by the number of INFJs here! We supposedly comprise less than 2% of the population, so it's really weird to see such a concentration here.

Would any INFJs be willing to say what their career is, and if they enjoy it and find it fulfilling?

goose and bear said...

I got ESFJ. All except the feeling are very borderline. In college (last time ai took a similar test) I was an INFP. Guess I've changed quite a bit in the last 10 years!

Bridget said...

ENTP! All of my friends and I took it in high school, and we found it to be pretty accurate. Plus it's so much fun to take personality quizzes.

Slayla said...

I'm also an ENFJ

preppylove said...

I'm an ENFJ too and it is SPOT ON!

rochelleask said...

The first time I took this test was in high school, they had us take it to help us choose a career. 10 years later I'm still an INFJ.

Isa M. said...

I happen to be a ENFJ too !!!

Thanks for sharing....

Adriana said...

Add another INFJ. Anthropology is listed as one of the popular career, and that's what I do :)

angharad said...

I'm INFJ (apparently) & a writer / writing teacher. Unlike everyone else on here I didn't really think the descriptions matched my personality much - I tried to answer the test questions really fast and instinctively, so maybe I just should have concentrated more! Anyway, I love being a writer. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do... but I do miss having colleagues sometimes.

Courtenay said...

Meh. I'm a psychological researcher and believe the test is just too simplified. Many times when I take the test I land at the midpoint for all of the scales. On different days I choose responses differently (perhaps that's just part of my personality). Most of the questions are too vague, and my answer would depend on the particular context. Perhaps I analyze this too closely, and that it does work for the majority of people. There is such a thing as confirmation bias, though. For reference, I'm either a INFP/INTP/INFJ/INTJ, although my I/E is quite balanced, introverted in half of the situations, extraverted in the other half.

Mama Duck said...

I've taken the test twice, once at 12 years old and once at 30. I was an ENFJ both times. Oprah is also an ENFJ (I've read)...we are in good lady company!

Kit said...

The last time i took this i was in 9th grade and i came out ENTJ... today i'm an INFP
honestly it sounds more like me, the way i can be social but i prefer to be alone, something not a lot of people realize about me.

Sarah Martin said...

Funnily enough, my college required me to take this test as an incoming freshman - they used it to pair up roommates. It seemed to work, because my freshman roommate was my college best friend and was recently in my bridal party!

Elaine Hayes said...

I, too, am an ENFJ! Feeling like I'm in very good company ;).

laurenfoode.com said...

Nail: meet head. Mine was so dead on!!! "Needless to say, ISFJs take infinite trouble over meals, gifts, celebrations, etc., for their loved ones--although strong Js may tend to focus more on what the recipient should want rather than what they do want." Everyone in my life would say this about me.

Scary enough... I also felt like I was reading about my mother :)

astrid irene natalie said...

INTJ... oh my goodness, this is really spot on apart from the fact that I don't work in science or engineering but the arts haha

JN LEW said...

We did the MBTI for work a few years ago. Of course, the hilarious (and repeating!) comment was often, "I can't help it. I blame my "P-ness." Ha! I am an ENFP; my husband is an INFJ. NFs make companionable and warm partners. I like that about us.

Elisabeth said...

Joanna, you and I are super close! I'm an ENTJ. My husband is an exact opposite: ISFP, which actually works really well for us. We balance each other :-)

I also did the Strengths Finder test for work once and it was interesting to see how the two tests fit together.

Beth E. said...

I took it a while ago. I'm an ISFP which is the Artist. It could not be further from the career I excel at. I don't think I'm like that at all but go figure.

Annabelle said...

I'm an ESFP and it fits me perfectly, I won't deny! I've never been much for the career section - it is after all what type people in your career tend to be, not that it's what you should go into. For that, I love the Strong Interest Inventory.

Can't help but type people I meet haha. It's what happens when you work for a non-profit that does career services.

Susan said...

INTJ. I took it once in 9th grade, once in law school and then again for work. Always the same... I guess you are who you are.

Annabelle said...

I'd also like to add that because I had this professionally done (for work) and so I discussed my results with the counselor, which is HUGE. For example, just because I'm a P doesn't mean that at the office I don't adapt to be a J (because wouldn't you have to in order to keep things organized). You aren't your type all the time, in any given situation. People adapt to specific situations.

Amanda Z said...

Funny--I'm an INFJ, a writer, and have also been teaching writing for the past three years. I love writing from home, but I think I'll ultimately feel more fulfilled when (fingers crossed) I'm making better money from what I do. Oh, and I got Introvert 67%, Intuitive 50%, Intuitive Feeling 50%, and Judging 67% when I just took the test.

C said...

ENTJ. I completed the extended survey years ago and got the exact same results. I can't wait to have my family and boyfriend try it. So curious. I am fascinated with the different ways our minds function!

melissa said...

What I find most interesting is that I used to be way more introverted, and that's changed in recent years - now I'm an ENFJ, too! Fascinating. Thank you for prompting me to take the test again!

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Joanna Piacenza said...

I am an ENJF as well! My mother worked in career-counseling an made me take the test all throughout my adolescence. I re-took it a couple months ago, and for the first time, understood the results as a young woman. Pretty dead on.

Hope all is well.

Abbie said...

Love this conversation. I'm an ENTJ, married to an INTJ. Interestingly, the INTJ I'm married to is a clinical psychologist who is somewhat scornful of Myers-Briggs tests. His remark after I took the test for graduate school last year is that the test basically reflects who you think you are. It is only accurate to the extent that we try to match our view of ourselves with our behavior... that it accurately reflects how we see ourselves, which is useful for therapy and probably for career planning, too. That said, though, we thought both of our profiles were pretty spot-on. So who knows?

Susan Robertson said...

ESFJ

Says I should be a nurse which is lucky considering I worked as one in intensive care and now I'm a community nurse ;-)

All those empathy skills and being protecting of others going to good use!

Valerie said...

I took it in a college class & laughed out loud when I read the results, it was dead-on! I am an ESTP.

Unknown said...

I am an INFJ, and it is definitely correct for my personality. I recently read Susan Cain's "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking". I highly recommend it to Alex if he is interested in his own introversion. It has been a very illuminating and even empowering book for me as an introvert. Great post!

http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352145

lauren claire | rebuild (health + home) said...

Another INFP here-- and I second the Susan Cain recommendation. Fabulous book that made a lot of sense when I thought about how I live.

Sarah said...

ENFH as well! Seems totally accurate!

lexianne said...

ENFJ as well. I love the Myers-Briggs, it's great.

phyllis said...

I'm sort of surprised you haven't encountered it before Jo! I felt like I was always inundated with Myer-Briggs testing during college :)...but maybe that's because I'm friends with some pretty big MB nerds! I'm an ISFP (the artist, which is very accurate since I'm a creative) though I can fluctuate between S/N and P/J...people who know me sometimes say they think I'm a J based on my habits :). My husband is a very straightforward INTJ (the scientist...also very accurate b/c he's an engineer). Our particular mix is a little challenging b/c if I'm in full blown ISFP mode, that means my hubby and I are complete opposites. It's pretty interesting if you go online and read up more about compatibility between personality types...I would say a lot of communication/relationship issues have made a lot more sense when viewed through the lens of our contrasting personalities. We have to work a lot harder to push through those obstacles between we just approach basic communication so differently! But since we're still together and married after 10 years and about to have our second kid, it's obviously not impossible :).

What I'm really interested in learning is what my daughter's personality type will be. It would be so odd if she became a strong extrovert because I really would have no idea how to deal with that!

tracypea said...

INFP and proud! :)

Jessica. Alma. said...

i'm at INFJ also... i was thinking the same thing :)

Maria said...

Love a great personality test! ESFJ. thanks for sharing!

Jessica. Alma. said...

I'm an INFJ... I am a professional dancer and I am getting my masters in early childhood education :)

Courtney said...

INFP!
I took this quiz when I was a freshman at college and thought it was fascinating! Apparently my father-in-law is a little obsessed with it, and wants to know what everyone is. He's convinced you can't change either-- that your results will be the same from the day you're born until the day you die. (I disagree. I was definitely an extrovert when I was younger.) I've heard stories of him trying to peg his grandkids' results even when their toddlers. Extreme! I mostly just think it's fun to talk about.

rosemaryonthetv.com said...

I took the Myers-Briggs test about 9 years ago and was an INFJ, but I recently retook it and was an ISFJ (with sensing beating out intuitive by less than 1% - so I must be right on the fence). The ISFJ description was so spot on, however, I was almost embarrassed.

Zachary and Clare said...

INFP right here.

Funny story, two weeks after my boyfriend (now husband) and I started dating, our HR dept at work brought in a consultant to do an MBTI course.

That consultant was his father. Geez, it felt like I was in that movie, Meet The Parents! Especially when he said, "hmmm, INFP, well at least you have the NF in common with Zac" :)

Angela said...

The same goes for me! I am now an INFJ but in high school and college I was an extrovert. Weird to see how things change! :)

Sally F. said...

Penelope Trunk is doing a seminar soon on MB types. I'm interested in it!

Jess said...

I took the test a few years ago, INFJ. Fits me well!

Elizabeth said...

Our minister had us take the test as part of our pre-marital counseling before we were married in October. It was so eye opening! I am an INTJ, and my husband is an ESFJ. So pretty much opposite :)

Jules said...

I have taken that same test within my career twice now and both times came out an ENFJ as well! I knew there was a reason I love your blog so much!!!! :)

It is a crazy accurate test through my experiences as well. Just sent your link to my husband to take . . . now I am curious as to what he might be!

Unknown said...

I'm an ENFJ too! Glad to be in yours and Obama's company!

poised for absolutes said...

guy at work, joanna?
i thought you were a full-time blogger who works from home?

it seems so strange that you talk about being authentic all while recycling content and intros (guy from work, guys at the bar talking about sex, etc.)

i realize this might not be the "nice" comment you are usually looking for, but i think someone who seems to want to champion the authentic self would be okay with being called out on not being that from time to time.

i really want to like this blog.

hannah_byrd said...

The post says her guy friend took it at work. Not her workplace-his. Many companies test their employees' Myer-Briggs types. I'm sure he just shared his results with his friends.

117cdeac-5f99-11e2-94a4-000f20980440 said...

She said a guy friend took it at work....that doesn't necessarily mean they work together.

poised for absolutes said...

good point(s!)

Iliska Dreams said...

INFJ... which predicts that I'd be unconventional, possibly a teacher or an artist. Curiously I studied Arts and Humanities at UNI and got 3/4 of the way through my teaching degree (got pregnant before I could complete it). Plus I am an artist...

http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

miss leeloo said...

I did the test a while ago with friends and I'm an ENFP!! And it's SO true!

Alena said...

I am also ENFJ! pretty accurate

Mrunmayee said...

INFP for me!! the description seems so true, it's like you know but you actually KNOW it when I start reading.. Thanks for the que

Brittany said...

I'm an ENFP, and funnily enough my sister is the COMPLETE opposite!

Rebecca Norris said...

I'm a family doctor and as part of my training had my personality typed - I came out an ENTJ (Margaret Thatcher and a lot of other ball-busting leaders were ENTJ's, you get the type!) I spent a lot of time working on my consultation style as a result to be more empathic with patients.

I just did the test again out of curiosity... ENFP. Probably the perfect type for my job! I do feel I have changed since the last test but I've also been told that these tests have to be done with someone who is trained in interpreting the results and can guide you in making the right choices, so who knows?

Gemma said...

I'm INFJ with a very strong I which I am not at all surprised by as I go slightly crazy if I haven't had any time on my own for a while!

Sofia said...

I had a hard time answering many of the questions from the test, I thought some were vague and not very clear, making it hard to choose just "yes" or "no". Like asking if I "consider the scientific approach to be the best"... well, in comparison to what (religious, emotional, humanist, spiritual approaches...?) and in what circumstance? Well but in the end I got INFJ... which makes sense I think. :)

redwhitebride said...

I'm ENFJ too :)

B said...

I agree with Courtenay and am also in the field of mental health. While these online tests can be fun, there is a reason that there are licensed professional assessors meant to deliver and review such tests.

Jo Waterhouse said...

I'm INFP too, Alex and I would get on like an awkward house on fire.

Shan said...

Laura, that made me laugh! I am an ENFP, too! I took one of these tests over the summer while I was home alone and bored (obviously), then made all my friends take it, too. So funny :)

Barbara said...

Yup. I'm an INTP and am a business intelligence analyst.

Barbara said...

My mother is certified in Myers-Briggs and administered the test to my whole extended family (20+ people) at Thanksgiving about 15 years ago. I'm an INTP.

in dreams said...

ISFJ...though i'm not sure if i'm fully convinced! it would be neat to see what my boyfriend is...i think i'll ask him to take this test tonight! :)

Rachelle said...

I did it for a job and I'm an INTJ. it was pretty accurate.



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Ann Cundy said...

I used to be a 50/50 splice of my parents' MB types and as I get older and having become a mother, I'm now one more pairing like MY mom! I was ENTJ for a long time and now am ESTJ. My mom is an ESFJ and my dad is an INTJ. Fascinating stuff.

Audrey said...

I hadn't taken the quiz in about 10 years so I retook it just now and I'm still an INFP (just like Alex ~ I always knew I liked him!). I just read a summary of an INFP on some website and it does still feel like they're writing just for me. Amazing.

Kenzie said...

I'm an ENFJ too! Probably why I like your blog so much :)

erin m. said...

ISFP :) I looooove personality tests, Myers Briggs and Enneagram are my favorites!

jessd6 said...

I'm an ENJF as well!

Emily Killough said...

INFJ--

always have and probably always will be! a student of English literature and am pursuing my master's in counseling. I love writing and the arts-and rich conversation with others makes me come alive.

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Gabri Joy said...

Completely an INFJ and proud :) the test had me pegged exactly.

Sarah Dubs said...

I am an INFJ and was so shocked to see how many others there are on here! I also thought it was supposed to be super rare. But get ready for this you guys... I'm an engineer! When I first took the test and saw the results I was like, NO WAY. Everything it said was so me. I am very creative and I try to creative stuff in my spare time but I have to be honest that most of my life is engineering, nerd work.

Leah said...

I'm ENFJ too! Shows how much I like your blog!:P Loved answering this test, thanks for sharing.
Leah

anniecardi.com said...

I'm an INFJ, which I think is exactly what I scored as when I took the test in high school. Glad to be in the company of so many fellow Cup of Jo readers!

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JENNIFER N said...

Love the MB test. I'm an INFJ!

JENNIFER N said...

Ha! I just scanned the comments and saw how many fellow INFJ's read this blog :)

Real Life Catwalk said...

ISFJ all the way. It's crazy accurate.

Abigail James said...

Stella, that's such an interesting point you make about your husband and you being almost exact opposites. I find that many of my good friends and I tend to be on opposite ends of the Myers Briggs spectrum...

ConnectWithHisHeart.com said...

An ISFJ here. Thanks for this. Interesting test.
http://www.connectwithhisheart.com

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