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MBTI Profile Types

The most widely used personality inventory in the world, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides an accurate picture of your personality type. The MBTI determines preferences on four dichotomies:

  • Extraversion (E) / Introversion (I)

    Describes where people prefer to focus their attention and get their energy from, either the outer world of people and activity or their inner world of ideas and experiences

  • Sensing (S) / Intuition (N)

    Describes how people prefer to take in information, either focused on what is real and actual or on patterns and meanings in data

  • Thinking (T) / Feeling (F)

    Describes how people prefer to make decisions, either based on logical analysis or guided by concern for their impact on others

  • Judging (J) / Perceiving (P)

    Describes how people prefer to deal with the outer world, either in a planned orderly way, or in a flexible spontaneous way

Combinations of these preferences result in 16 distinct personality types. Understanding characteristics unique to each personality type provides insight on how they influence an individual's way of communicating and interacting with others. Click on the profiles below to view more detailed characteristics of each personality type.

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ
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