Own your personality!

16-personality-types-infographicWe all have our own personality, which is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form who we are. Our personality makes us unique and different from others, which I think is great. I am sure everyone has heard the terms introvert and extrovert before and know the meanings, but did you know there are 16 different personality types? I am going to go through to explain the meanings and clarify the characteristics of each type. I find things like this very interesting and I look forward to reading what you think.

Introverts are quiet, reserved, and do not seek out any special attention. They are good listeners, self-sufficient, focused, and easy to please, observant, trustworthy, and committed to goals they have set for themselves.

Extroverts are friendly and outgoing. People that are extroverts have broad interests, enjoy communicating, enjoy being the center of attention, tend to act before thinking, excel working in a group of people, feels isolated if they have too much alone time, and enjoys talking about thoughts and feelings.

Now that we understand the meanings of introvert and extrovert, we can learn more about the different personality types based on the four-letter code found in the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator.

ISTJ-“The Inspector”. The four-letter code stands for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. A person with this type of personality prefers to spend time alone or in small unnamed (3)groups. They are planners and are unable to rest until everything that needs to be taken care of is completed. They prefer to follow procedures and maintain structure. Those who have this type of personality value loyalty to those that are in their life.

Strengths:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Realistic
  • Focused
  • Observant
  • Logical and practical
  • Orderly and organized

Weaknesses:

  • Judgmental
  • Subjective
  • Insensitive
  • Blames others

ISTP- “The Crafter”. This four-letter code stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. A person with this type of personality focuses on action, not emotion. They prefer working independently with a hands-on activity and the freedom to work at their own pace.

Strengths:

 

  • Logical
  • Learns by experiences
  • Realistic
  • Practical
  • Self-Confident
  • Easy going

the-myers-briggs-type-indicator-2795583_FINAL-5c4b6112c9e77c00014af95fWeaknesses:

  • Can be difficult to get to know
  • Insensitive
  • Becomes bored easily
  • Risk-taker
  • Doesn’t like commitment

The meaning of the letters for this personality type is Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. When someone is this type of personality they tend to be reserved but warm-hearted. They are good at understanding emotions, but yet struggle expressing their own feelings. They prefer concrete facts over abstract theories.

Strengths:

  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Sensitive
  • Responsible
  • Good eye for detail

Weaknesses:

  • Do not like abstract concepts
  • Avoids confrontation
  • Does not like change
  • Neglects own needs

ISFP- “The Artist”. This four-letter code stands for Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, MyersBriggsTypesPerceiving. People who have this type of personality are described as quiet, easy-going, peaceful, and caring. They tend to be doers, not dreamers.

Strengths:

  • Very Aware of their environment
  • Practical
  • Loyal to beliefs and values
  • Enjoys hands-on learning
  • Very caring towards others

Weaknesses:

  • Dislikes abstract information
  • Reserved and quiet
  • Strong need for personal space
  • Dislikes arguments and conflicts

 INFJ- “The Advocate”. The four-letter code for this personality stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. Those individuals that have this personality are reserved and highly sensitive to how others feel.

Strengths:

  • Highly creative
  • Focus on the future
  • Values important and deep relationships
  • Enjoys thinking about the meaning of life
  • Idealistic

ATS-Personality-PicWeaknesses:

  • Has the potential to be overly sensitive
  • Can be difficult to get to know
  • Overly high expectations
  • Stubborn
  • Avoids confrontation

INFP- “The Mediator”. The four-letter code for this personality type stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. The person with this personality spends a lot of time leaning their life’s purpose and how they can use their skills to best serve humankind.

Strengths:

  • Loyal and devoted
  • Sensitive to the feelings of others
  • Caring and interested in others
  • Works well alone
  • Good at seeing the big picture

Weaknesses:

  • Overly idealistic
  • Takes everything personally
  • Can lose sight of little things
  • Overlooks details
  • Social situations drain their energy

INTJ- “The Architect”. Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging. This type of person is images (1)highly analytical, creative, and logical and prefers to work alone.

Strengths:

  • Enjoys abstract concepts
  • Hard-working
  • Good listener
  • Deals well with criticism
  • Self-confident

Weaknesses:

  • Overly analytical
  • Very judgmental
  • Perfectionist
  • Doesn’t like talking about emotions
  • Can seem callous or insensitive

INTP- “The Thinker”. The four-letter code stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. This type of personality tends to be quiet, enjoys alone time and they come up with solutions to problems. They also do not have a wide social circle because they prefer to be around close and select group of people.

Strengths:

  • Logical and objective
  • Abstract thinker
  • Independent
  • Loyal and affectionate with loved ones

Weaknesses:

  • Difficult to get to know
  • Insensitive
  • Prone to self-doubt
  • Trouble expressing feelings

what-do-the-big-five-personality-traits-say-about-you-1ESTP- “The Persuader”. The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. Those with this type of personality are outgoing.

Strengths:

  • Energetic and funny to be around
  • Influential and persuasive
  • Adaptive and resourceful
  • Observant and action-oriented

Weaknesses:

  • Impulsive and can be reckless at times
  • Competitive
  • Can be dramatic and insensitive
  • Easily bored

ESTJ- “The Director”. The four-letter code stands for  Extraverted. Sensing, Thinking, Judging. People that have this type of personality take charge and have a more here and now way of thinking.

Strengths:

  • Practical and realistic
  • Hard-working and dependable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-confident

Weaknesses:

  • Insensitive
  • Inflexible
  • Not good at expressing feelings
  • Argumentative and bossy

ESFP- “The Performer” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving.

Strengths:

  • Optimistic
  • Practical
  • Enjoys people and socializing
  • Focuses on the present, but can be spontaneous

Weaknesses:

  • Impulsive
  • Does not like abstract theories
  • Does not plan ahead
  • Tends to get bored easily

ESFJ- “The Caregiver” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, traits-coverJudging.

Strengths:

  • Enjoys helping others
  • Kind and loyal
  • Outgoing and organized
  • Dependable and practical

Weaknesses:

  • Can come across as needy
  • Approval-seeking
  • Sensitive to criticism

ENFP- “The Champion” The four-letter code for this type of personality is Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving.

Strengths:

  • Warm, empathetic and caring
  • Enthusiastic and fun
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Highly creative

Weaknesses:

  • Needs approval from others
  • Disorganized
  • Tends to get stressed easily
  • Overly emotional

ENFJ- “The Giver” The four-letter code stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Feelings, Judging. Those with this personality type tend to outgoing, loyal, and loyal.

Strengths:

  • Warm-hearted and empathetic
  • Wide social circle with the ability to be friends with anyone, not matter their personality
  • Encouraging to others
  • Well organized

Weaknesses:

  • Approval-seeking
  • Can be overly sensitive
  • Indecisive
  • Self-Sacrificing

ENTR- “The Debater” The four-letter code for this type of personality stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. Those who fall into this type of personality are innovative, clever, and expressive.

Strengths:

  • Creative
  • Great with conversation
  • Enjoys debates
  • Values knowledge

Weaknesses:

  • Can be argumentative
  • Dislikes routines and being controlled
  • Not very focused
  • Could be viewed as insensitive

ENTJ- “The Commander” The code for this personality type is Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.

Strengths:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Self-assured and outspoken
  • Well organized
  • Good at making decisions.

Weaknesses:

  • Impatient and intolerant
  • Stubborn
  • Insensitive
  • Aggressive

575x360-v-as-114793358I hope y’all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Some of the things I entered as a weakness, I do not really view as a weakness. I mean, for instance during my research it continued showing a few things I do not view as a weakness. For instance, I do not think disliking confrontation because most things we will argue about do not matter in the big picture. As you read through this, were you able to determine what your personality was?

Thank you for visiting my site today. I can’t ever thank you enough for all your continued support and amazing comments from posts I have completed. I am looking forward to reading your comment and what you decided is your personality type. To be completely honest, my personality is a slight mixture of a few that I listed. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

4 thoughts on “Own your personality!

  1. Very interesting information. It sure makes you think. I believe my personality fits in the caregiver category. However, I don’t necessarily agree with all of the traits. I also believe one may have traits from other categories that fit their personality. Maybe some of us can pick and choose traits from these categories to form our own unique personality. Does that define us with multiple personality disorder? Very interesting question. I feel mental health in our society doesn’t get the attention it deserves. So many people are ashamed or afraid to be labeled that they choose to live in silence. This definitely creates a whole different problem. Thank you Alyssa for shedding some light on a very difficult subject. All my Love & Support, Mom!

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    • I also did not agree with all the traits I read, but I was leaving it up to each person to make a decision. I feel like I fit into several categories, but things like this makes us the unique and amazing people we are. I also agree with you that mental health is not given the attention it deserves and people do feel shame when diagnosed with something. That is why I keep my blog going because I want everyone to know they are great and deserve to be treated with respect and fairly!!!

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