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Myers Briggs Personality Types Explained

Personality Types

I was in 8th grade when our teacher of English took our first viva, the topic for which was given on the spot. The topic was the easiest yet most difficult to speak about; can you guess?

We were asked to speak about our personalities. Have you ever wondered why, when asked about ourselves, we begin to think and stab? Because answers to such questions aren’t answered on Google. It is something that comes from analysing oneself.

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Are you scared of such questions in interviews? There’s good news! Your all-time saviour, Google, can help you with this because of course we aren’t Nobita. Briggs and Myers has come up with a solution to ease the pain for you.

All you have to do is answer simple questions about yourself, and you will have a report about your personality to know yourself better with more technicalities.

Your personality type affects core areas of your life such as relationships, careers, etc. According to findings there are five common types of personality, according to the 16 Personalities Institute. Let’s go through these; you must be constituting one of these.


It stands for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging. Okay, so I might have sounded like an alien who used to live on Pluto before it’s destruction and now have resided on earth. But surely I’m going to give you a brief introduction to it.

If you are someone who is reserved, prefers being a mere spectator rather than being spectated, believes more in facts and reality, and whose decisions are guided by personal values and are organized, then you fall under this personality type.

People of this type are warm, considerate, and responsible. This type accounts for approximately 13.8%.


Means, Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging. Now if you like to indulge more in activities with others rather than spending me time more often, prefer to take information with more practicality, value others’ feelings and take decisions according to your personal values.

Prefer to plan things beforehand rather than going with the flow, then you are one of the 12.3% of people who constitute the ESFJ personality type.

These people are friendly, outgoing, organized, and practical enough. They enjoy being productive and active.


Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging is abbreviated as ISTJ. It is among the five most common personalities. About 11.6% of people belong to this type. Are you one of them? Let’s find out.

People of this personality are introverted, don’t like to interact much, practical, take decisions that involves more logical reasoning, and prefer to plan things for smooth functioning. They are responsible, sincere, analytical, systematic and hardworking.


By this time, you can figure out what this means. I would still do it for people who zoned out. If you are one of them, do check out our article on zoning out. Anyway, let’s get back on track.

So it includes people who are Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

About 8.8% of people share this personality type.

They avoid socializing, are more specific, backed by facts and reality, value harmony, personal values, are forgiving, and prefer to create more options. Their attributes include gentle, sensitive, nurturing, helpful, realistic and flexible.


According to data and findings, 8.7% of people have Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging personality type. They like socializing and being noticed, consider a more practical approach, are level-headed, and are organized.

Such people are found to be efficient, outgoing, analytical, systematic, and reliable enough.

Now you must have figured out what personality you have out of these. We all strive to better ourselves each passing day. Nobody is perfect in himself or herself. There’s always scope for betterment, and achieving the best is a continuous process.

There are five broad personality traits held by different people. We surely can learn and adopt from these. What can be a good blend of these traits? Well, let’s see.

First, openness, this is a trait that characterizes human who are curious to learn and experience new things. There’s no limit to learning and real-life experiences teach you better than anything.

Secondly, conscientiousness, people who possess this trait are thoughtful and organized. Having your work done in time improves the quality of work and your efficiency too.

Third, agreeableness, you can inculcate being empathetic towards others. It’s important to have good relations with other to enjoy social wellbeing.

Neuroticism teaches us to be emotionally stable and don’t overflow out of emotions. People who hold this trait deals better with stress.

Personality is complex and varies from person to person. It is very important as it shows how you are as a person. So we all must try to make ourselves better.


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