There exists a test in which your personality can be immediately narrowed down to a level of high precision. This test involves breaking down each person into 4 categories where each category contains 2 different “qualities” of a person. These qualities are neither good nor bad. This leaves us with 16 different personality types. This test is a psychometric questionnaire utilized by psychologists to discover how people look at the world around them as well as the ways they are most likely to make decisions. It has been utilized by many covert agencies as well, in an effort to predict behavior of enemies of the state.
The test is called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The 4 categories are: Attitude, Perceiving Function, Judging Function, and Lifestyle. At the bottom of the page I will post a link to the test… complete the entire test, without rushing, and remain as accurate as humanly possible. Answer based off what you think, not what you think others think of you.
Attitude: You can either be an Introvert (I) or an Extrovert (E). One is not better than the other. It is often misconstrued that an introvert is shy… the two are completely different. Extroverts are action oriented and seek a broad range of knowledge where introverts are thought oriented and seek depth of knowledge. Extroverts look for frequent interaction and introverts look for substantial interaction. Extroverts gain energy as a party goes on whereas introverts lose energy as the party goes on.
Functions: There are four functions. You are Sensing (S) or Intuition (N) and Thinking (T) or Feeling (F). Everyone has all of these, but there is always a dominant one and a 2nd dominant one, S or N -and- T or F. Sensors prefer information that is perceived by the 5 senses, and distrust hunches. They prefer details and facts as apposed to theoretical information, like Intuition people do. Intuition people are highly intrigued by future knowledge. They are more likely to pursue thoughts that coexist with facts as well as patterns of theory.
Thinking and Feeling is a decision based category. Thinkers make decisions more from a 3rd person point of view. They tend to be more logical, reasonable, and consistent. Feelers base their decisions on sympathy and empathy and from a 1st person point of view. They tend to follow “general consensus”, and are more concerned with people in the given situation.
Lifestyle: Judgers (J) are people who prefer finding resolutions to an issue. On the opposite, Perceivers (P) prefer things to be left open ended. It gets more in-depth than that but this is a general round about relation to the J and P people.
What you get, once you take the test, is 16 possibilities…
INTJ: As some of you might be aware after reading the “About Me” section of this website, I am an INTJ… which is always in a battle with INFJ as the rarest type indicator.
Based off what I’ve read, INTJs project a high level of confidence in all their thoughts and decisions. Sometimes coming across as arrogant to the feelers and sensors. We have a very specialized knowledge and train of thought. We have very high levels of expertise in (usually) multiple areas and we are able to tell you immediately what we do and do not know. We are often known as perfectionists with great ambitions and will always seek improvement in any area of interest. The phrase “does it work” is almost a doctrine of INTJs and is applied in literally every situation. Thus, we are highly independent, and authority and general consensus is often negated. INTJs have a high level of imagination with an odd level of reliability. INTJs are synonymous with science and engineering, they often hold positions of great leadership, often in the military since they are natural leaders.
The downside of INTJs is their relationships. They care immensely for their significant other and will go to any lengths (beyond any other type) to make it work. The reason they have a hard time is because they are easily mislead when even the slightest signal is read incorrectly. The best way to approach an INTJ is to tell him/her directly what you want and how you feel. Relationships often fizzle out because they don’t understand why other people behave certain ways and more often then not over evaluate and become impatient. Never EVER “hint” or “signal” anything to an INTJ, if you ever have, that’s probably the soul reason the relationship never started. Just be DIRECT.
On the plus side, INTJs are also perfectionists when it comes to sex. And no, I am not just saying this… studies show that the greatest sexual pleasure that a man or woman has received, was significantly more often coming from an INTJ… just give them a few instances to build upon. This may seem peculiar because one would assume the sensors or feelers would be the best. INTJs are perfectionists in bed too and will do anything to satisfy him or her. We often exhibit a high level of creativity and intensity. Although, in negative relationships INTJs are more likely to think about sex than actually doing it.
Here is a compatibility chart to see how suitable 2 types of people are in a relationship: http://www.socionics.com/rel/relcht.htm
INTJs are usually good at telling jokes, often dry, sarcastic and with a straight face. As a friend, they are hard to get to know but are greatly valued. The reason for this is because we are serious-minded people. On a parental side, the INTJ goal is to raise intelligent children that are able to think for themselves, and make their own decisions. INTJs will always challenge them. The downside with parenting is INTJs will often not pay enough attention to the child’s emotional needs, often rationalizing that it’s not a big deal.
Famous INTJs: Lance Armstrong, Augustus Caesar, Katie Couric, Peter Jennings, C.S. Lewis, Donald Rumsfeld, Michelle Obama, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Friederich Nietzsche, Niels Bohr, Stephen Hawking, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Erik Sati, Susan B. Anthony.
MBTI Personality Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
Feel free to post your results here and let me know how accurate they reflect you. This isn’t hocus pocus astrology… it’s an actual psychological test, the results are far less random and far less ambiguous. As far as the reliability, the MBTI test is almost always spot on, the downside is that people change slightly from year to year. You should retest yourself after about 9 months… you won’t deviate far from where you test at now (usually only 1 letter), but you still deviate slightly.