Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which based the test on 16 personality types is popular among big corporation like Coco-Cola. While the cost to take the test is very high, there are several advantages of knowing what type of employees or colleagues you have. Once we know, it is easier to understand others differences in personality , work-styles and learn to deal with the different personalities. Ultimately, the team can work better together. The 16 personality types are derived from the eight basic personality preferences, mainly:
  • Extroversion vs. Introversion
    Where do I get my energy? From the external world or people (extroverts), or from data, ideas, or things (introverts).

  • Sensing vs. Intuitive
    How do I perceive information? Sensing types relate to information from their senses (visual, tactile, auditory, etc.) Intuitive types look at the “big” picture – global, spiritual, the possible, the infinite...

  • Thinking vs. Feeling
    How do I make decisions? Through logic (thinking) or through person-center modes (feeling)?

  • Judging vs. Perceptive
    How do I prefer to live? Judging types prefer to live planned, structured lives, while perceptive like flexibility and keeping their options open.
Out of curiosity, I found a free test and taken the test online. There are around 70+ questions asked, which I answered in less than 1 second each. The test can be taken here. It is FREE. It may not be so accurate as the non-free one, but I guess it is no harm to just explore a bit.

Ahem, my result of the test are the following. I have to say, it is quite accurate, especially it associates
me few things I really have strong feeling for.

Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
56 62 25 44

It also brought me to a lot detailed information on my type - INFP:

From Typelogic:

INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. Calvin and Hobbes is my definitely my favorite cartoon beside Dilbert!

INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses.

Yeap, it seems there are so many things I wonder and I wish to blog. Readers, stay tune.

An INFP friend describes the inner conflict as not good versus bad, but on a grand scale, Good vs. Evil. Luke Skywalker in Star Wars depicts this conflict in his struggle between the two sides of "The Force." Although the dark side must be reckoned with, the INFP believes that good ultimately triumphs.

Oh, my God, I still remember blogging a lot about Good vs. Evil last time.

Click on the picture

Another site, pointed these:

Healer Idealists are abstract in thought and speech, cooperative in striving for their ends, and investigative and attentive in their interpersonal relations. Healer present a seemingly tranquil, and noticeably pleasant face to the world, and though to all appearances they might seem reserved, and even shy, on the inside they are anything but reserved, having a capacity for caring not always found in other types. They care deeply-indeed, passionately.

Deeply committed to the positive and the good, yet taught to believe there is evil in them, Healers can come to develop a certain fascination with the problem of good and evil, sacred and profane. Princess Diana is an example of a Healer Idealist.

I am proud to be associated to her in a small way. I guess , if anyone I wish to become like one day , it will be Princess Diana.

Readers and friends, do try out the test yourself. Let me know your type also. Either post me a comment or email/YM me.


autumnmusic said...

not very correct for me ler, i got an ISFP, but the description does not describe me at all... -_-'''

Susan said...

hmm...maybe you take the test again and see whether you have different result?

Anyway, I look at the profile, I think some seems right for you, correct me if I am wrong.

Their impulses yearn to be free, and are often loosed when others least expect it. The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside' and may eventually cut and run.

Of course, maybe you are not really a well-developed ISFP yet. For e.g while you answer the question, you may prefer something, but not actually doing it due to various reason (procrastination, environment?).

Maybe ISFP is what you can become, not really what you are now. Like, I am not really a well-developed INFP. I hope to be more caring. So, the way I look at it, when I answer the question, I may lean towards what I think is right to do, but maybe not really doing that now because some of the question is You think or You feel.

Well, just a food for thought.

autumnmusic said...

i foun another description that fits me better:


thanks again, susan, for your sharing ^.^ appreciate it a lot! hehe...

Susan said...

Yeah, I found mine through. Quite detailed explanation

You're always welcomed, AutumnMusic.
So, you are the artist and I am the idealist. :)

Susan said...

After second time ,running the test, my score is the following (still and INFP):

Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
33 50 50 39

Susan said...

After second time ,running the test, my score is the following (still and INFP):

Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
33 50 50 39

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