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What is the MBTI personality test?

Aug 31, 2021
What is the MBTI personality test?

What is the MBTI personality test?


Some people follow numerous tests on social networking sites, in order to explore the quality of their personality and the most prominent features of it, some of these tests include questions about the color or favorite artist, and based on some data stored in the form of logarithms, the result appears, which can be right or wrong, but let’s We review one of the theories that is built on the foundations and experiences to determine the type of personality, which is the theory of the 16 personalities, which is known as the MBTI personality test.

History of MBTI Personality Test Theory

In 1962, the so-called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator first appeared, a tool for classifying personality types, devised by the mother Briggs and daughter Myers, to facilitate understanding of the theory describing the psychological types of human beings, developed by the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung ( Carl Jung), and this theory concluded that the individual’s way of judgment and perception results in an organized pattern of behavior, although it is different and random.

Briggs Mother and Daughter Myers - MBTI Personality Test
Briggs mother and daughter Myers

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed”

Carl Jung

Carl Jung said it, describing the meeting of two personalities, and he likened this situation to the contact of two chemicals, when an interaction occurs between them, both of which change, which makes it sufficient motivation for Carl to search behind these interactions that occur for each person, and to complete the mother and daughter, research procedures to develop the theory of the MBTI personality test 

Theoretical axes

The MBTI personality test theory states that there are 16 personality types, and each personality consists of four axes, and each axis is contested by two characters; (E, F, I, N, T, P, S or J), these four axes are divided as follows:

  • The first axis… Energy:  How does a person recover his energy? Each of us has a different way of recovering it, and here we have two types:
    • Extroversion–Introversion (E–I: The extroverted  person tends to gain more energy from the outside world, tends to interact with other people naturally, is sociable and loves to express himself and his feelings. On the other hand, we see that  the introverted person is  closed On his own world, tends to his own judgment on ideas, and is characterized by calmness and focus.
  • The second axis… Presence:  What attracts a person’s attention, or in other words, does he follow the imagination or the facts? So there are also two types:
    • Sensing-Intuition (S–N:  A sensitive person  is a realistic person who uses his five senses to distinguish facts, while an  intuitive person , based in his life on his imagination, looks beyond sensation and material things.. Jung called the actions of an intuitive person) Unconscious Perceiving.
  • The third axis…Decision-making: It  includes:
    • Thinking–Feeling (T–F):  Whoever always uses logic to organize his thoughts and form his views is certainly  a thinking  person, while the emotional person follows his whims, meaning he follows what his principles dictate to him.
  • The fourth axis.. Organizing life:  includes:
    • Judgment–Perception (J–P): A person with judgment  tends   to live an orderly life and adhere to a pre-prepared plan of action, and also adheres to following laws, i.e. his life is not as random as a person with knowledge lives  , he likes to leave all options available.
MBTI Personality Test Theory Theory
MBTI Personality Test Theory Theory

Profiles of each character

  1. ISTP  (Introverted – Sensitive – Thinker – Cognitive): He is  called a logical philosopher, calm and anticipating, who can make a quick decision in light of crises, characterized by his realism and quick adaptation to changes.
  2. ISTJ (Introverted – Sensitive – Thinker – Judgment):  be realistic and responsible, likes to work according to a specific methodology, tends to have a clear and traditional goal, and is characterized by enthusiasm and mastery in carrying out tasks.
  3. ISFP (Introverted – Sensitive – Emotional – Cognitive):  Offers a lot of help and empathy to others around him. He is humble and quick to solve problems, and is usually responsible for team harmony.
  4. ISFJ (Introverted – Sensitive – Emotional – Judgment):  He is a helpful person for those around him, and he always seeks to solve their problems based on his past experiences, the most focus of this person is helping people.
  5. INTP (Introverted – Intuitive – Thinker – Cognitive):  Nicknamed the Objective Analyst, he is a strategic person with insight and a good analyst, which drives him to come up with new ideas.
  6. INTJ (Introverted – Intuitive – Thinker – Judgment):  This person uses concepts to plan, his high standards are what characterizes his personality, he has a long-term vision and is always persuasive, prefers to be called a mastermind.
  7. INFP (Introverted – Intuitive – Emotional – Cognitive): The  Ideal Thinker! As he is committed to doing what he believes in, he is passionate, loyal and relatively inclined to be in the outside world.
  8. INFJ (Introverted – Intuitive – Emotional – Judgment):  This person is insightful, creative and to some extent inspiring, leaving complete freedom to his wild imagination.
  9. ESTP (Extroverted – Sensitive – Thinking – Cognitive):  A cheerful person who loves creativity and flexibility, but makes quick decisions that tire him out. This type is learned by doing.
  10. ESTJ (Extroverted – Sensitive – Thinking – Judgment): The  system is what distinguishes this type. He has high organizational skills, and is not afraid of responsibility, so this character constitutes a large percentage of leaders in the United States of America.
  11. ESFP (Extroverted – Sensitive – Emotional – Cognitive):  Friendly and enthusiastic people, who prefer to express their feelings, and have a desire to try new things.
  12. ESFJ (open – sensitive – emotional – judgment): the  supportive contributor, he provides support to those around him and feels responsible for their affairs, but work comes first before pleasure, they enjoy routine.
  13. ENTP (Extroverted – Intuitive – Thinker – Cognitive):  An adventurous explorer whose skills lie in discovering connections others don’t see, and who enjoys great conversations.
  14. ENTJ (Extroverted – Intuitive – Thinker – Judgment):  A strategic decision-maker. Alternative plans are always present unless the basic plan works. Doubting his abilities is very stressful for him, and not controlling the situation makes him nervous.
  15. ENFP (Extroverted – Intuitive – Emotional – Cognitive): A person  who enjoys life, prone to curiosity and spontaneity, burdened by details and routine tasks, and is energetic.
  16. ENFJ (Extroverted – Intuitive – Emotional – Judgment): usually called a compassionate facilitator, understands the needs of others and seeks to meet them and help them, is a trustworthy personality

Importance of the MBTI Personality Test

The importance of the MBTI personality test lies in awareness of your personality type, which enables you to better understand yourself so that you can deal with your different waves of emotions, and what you need, identify your positives and negatives, and work on exploiting the positives and improving the negatives. On the other hand, it enables you to improve your relationships with other people, as you learn to control your behavior while they are around, and it improves the way you communicate together.

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