Sixteen Myers Briggs Personality Types

Any discussion of the Sixteen Myers Briggs Personality Types must begin with an understanding the Eight Myers Briggs Preferences.  The Eight Myers Briggs Preferences form the basis of understanding of your unique Myers Briggs Type.  The Myers Briggs assessment assumes that you naturally choose one of two preferences in each of four categories relating to how you see the world around you.  These four sections are called dichotomies or preferences.  Assembling these preferred preferences generates your Myers Briggs (MBTI) Type.

Listed below is the Sixteen Myers Briggs Personality Types Table. Click on a 4-letter type to read more about each Myers Briggs Type®, including information on personal development, career choices and workplace conflict. This information is shown for education purposes and we strongly recommend obtaining your unique 4-letter Myers Briggs Type® before using the information shown below.

History

The Sixteen Myers Briggs Types were first compiled by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs.  They were first popularized after the World War II as both were horrified by the significant loss of human life and potential.  The Myers Briggs was meant to help returning soldiers from the war identify themselves.  The method Myers and Briggs used was the build on the work done by Carl Jung.  The Sixteen Types we know today were designed to make sense of human behavior – to orderly classify personalities.  Each of the Sixteen Myers Briggs Types represent one way of interacting with the outside world, dealing with your inner world and how structured you prefer your life to be.

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The Sixteen Myers Briggs Types

ISTJ

Planner Inspector

ISFJ

Protector Supporter

INFJ

Foreseer Developer

INTJ

Conceptualizer Director

ISTP

Analyzer Operator

ISFP

Composer Producer

INFP

Harmonizer Clarifier

INTP

Designer Theorizer

ESTP

Promoter Executor

ESFP

Motivator Presenter

ENFP

Discoverer Advocate

ENTP

Explorer Inventor

ESTJ

Implementer Supervisor

ESFJ

Facilitator Caretaker

ENFJ

Envisioner Mentor

ENTJ

Strategist Mobilizer