Who are you in stressful situations?

MBTI-Meyers-Briggs

We’ve all taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality profiling test. (If you haven’t, check it out here or take a Free Personality Test here: 16 Personalities): The letters stand for:

  1. The first letter is “I” or “E”: “Introversion” or “Extraversion”.
  2. The second letter “S” or “N”: “Sensing” or “Intuition”.
  3. The third letter “T” or “F”: “Thinking” or “Feeling”.
  4. The fourth letter “J” or “P”: “Judging or “Perceiving”.

MBTI has nailed my personality profile and does so again below in how I react in stressful situations:

INFP: diligently ignores problem until it’s too big to manage
ESTJ: ‘exactly as i say, or else’
ISFPlists and lists and lists and lists…
ESFJ: vocalizes everything they’re doing
ISFJ: ♫ move b*tch, get out the way ♫
ENTP: too interested by the options to do anything
ISTJ: cool headed, but harsh like ice
ENFP: heart rate over 9000
INTP: never does anything despite completely understanding the problem
ENTJ: step aside or get crushed underfoot
ISTP: nothing like a full-blown crisis to get back into the zone
ENFJ: assumes responsibility and approaches with logic
INFJ: adrenaline rush or complete paralysis
ESTP: acts first, figures out later
INTJ: devises a universal system to resolve the problem for all time
ESFP: needs space to figure things out


Source: Sixteentypes. Image – Meyersbriggs.org

 

Comments

  1. I took this test years ago and I got ENFP, it’s a basic model to a million different ways to understand ourselves, which I believe takes a lifetime ha! Not long now.

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  2. ENFJ, David… 😉
    I remember taking this personality test some time back. Thought I’d re-take it, and yep; same result (haven’t changed)! Though I’ve always considered myself slightly introverted, others see me as somewhat extroverted… Guess the test tells it all. 😉
    So tell me – What are you? 🙂

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  3. Panic Panic Panic 🙂

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  4. It’s gonna take more than four letters to explain you, pal….😉

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  5. Imagine? ESFJ. Spot on. Scary.

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  6. “Wow, Lori’s an ENFP–what a surprise!” Said no one ever….

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  7. I refuse to be labeled.

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  8. Ah, the Myers-Briggs; I’m an INFJ and have been for a long time. Interestingly enough David, no one EVER sees me as an introvert! The description for INFJ above is bang-on for me! Fight or freeze, what will it be? 🙂 Cher xo

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  9. My true type is a TGIF David.
    According to Myers-Briggs though, I am an INTJ, but only if they’ll have me while allowing me to reserve the right to cross over to other types from time to time.

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  10. I am an INFP and “diligently ignores problem until it’s too big to manage” sums it up pretty accurately!

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  11. INTJ. Shocking, I know.

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  12. I took this test years ago, and then more recently where I’d moved to the middle of all the indicators. Life experience, man, it warps a person.

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  13. infp.

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  14. Have taken the test many times (and guilty of teaching MB as well in my silly years of youth), but can’t change the results: ENFP. Heart rate steady 68. I have worked with INTJs almost my whole career. That’s been interesting.

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    • I see you an ENFP. Makes sense. And also not surprised in your field that you have worked with many “T” and “J”s.

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    • Thought you would find this interesting Helen:

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      • The Book “Me, Myself and Us” is definitely interesting. I could not read the review because for personal reasons I’m not subscribing to WSJ (a long story), but I own and have read the book she’s reviewing. And I like it. MBTI is “more for fun”, the test is enjoyable to take and popular (estimated 2.5 m people take it annually), simple and easy, nice to use in team building exercises, which I did when I was young and beautiful. And the results do not offend anyone – there are no “bad” personality profiles. It’s not scientifically reliable as it doesn’t have an extensive research base, but it has some validity. I have probably been the exception as my ENFP has not changed in multiple tests – but then, I have not taken one as the middle aged, wise woman I am now 😀

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        • Thanks for the color Helen. He does mention that the results don’t offend anyone in this passage:

          “I was delighted, therefore, to see Mr. Little take down the Myers-Briggs with gusto and clarity, while being sympathetic to the reasons for its popularity. (Myers-Briggs results, like astrological charts, make people feel their flattering profile captures them exactly, even when it is the exact same profile given to a few million others. And the profiles never tell people that they are gullible, cowardly or narcissistic.) “

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          • That’s so true…all profiles are equally “admirable” and people can be proud of their profile. Little has lots of funny examples of that, and I have seen a few too.

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  15. uh-oh.. that heart rate…

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