by Human Metrics
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
"According to Carl Jung's typology all people can be classified using the following three criteria:
• Extraversion - Introversion
• Sensing - Intuition
• Thinking - Feeling
Isabel Briggs-Myers added a fourth criterion:
• Judging - Perceiving
The first criterion, Extraversion: Introversion defines the source and direction of energy expression for a person. The extravert has a source and direction of energy expression mainly in the external world while the introvert has a source of energy mainly in the internal world.
The second criterion, Sensing: INntuition defines the method of information perception by a person. Sensing means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives directly from the external world. Intuition means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives from the internal or imaginative world.
The third criterion, Thinking: Feeling defines how the person processes information. Thinking means that a person makes a decision mainly through logic. Feeling means that, as a rule, he or she makes a decision based on emotion.
The fourth criterion, Judging: Perceiving defines how a person implements the information he or she has processed. Judging means that a person organizes all his life events and acts strictly according to his plans. Perceiving means that he or she is inclined to improvise and seek alternatives.
The different combinations of the criteria determine a type. There may be sixteen types. Every type has a name (or formula) according to the combination of criteria. For example:
ISTJ: Introvert Sensing Thinking Judging or
ENFP: Extravert INtuitive Feeling Perceiving
The Jung Typology Test:
This free personality test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will:
• Obtain your 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type.
• Discover careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type along with examples of educational institutions where you can get a relevant degree or training.
• Understand communication and learning styles of your type.
• See which famous personalities share your type.
• Be able to use the results of this test as an input into the Jung Marriage Test™ to assess your compatibility with your long-term romantic partner."
Please take the test here:
Apparently I'm an "INFJ" type... the definition there seems remarkably accurate.