Ever encounter yourself in a situation where you are unsure about your personality type and getting confused with types of verts such as introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts, which we often use to classify our personality. Honestly, these are only perspectives because everyone has an extroverted and introverted side. According to Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), there are 16 personality types, and the number exactly matches the years we’ve been in the business.
What is Myers–Briggs Type Indicator?
There are various methods and types to know about the personality type of the person, but MBTI is one of the widely accepted personality types in the world, which were created in the 1960s by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs. Myers–Briggs Personality Types are based on Socionics theory which is based on terms such as extraversion (E), sensing (S), thinking (T), judgment (J), introversion (I), intuition (N), feeling (F), and perception (P).
Further, it divides people into 16 different types called sociotypes: ESTJ, ENTJ, ESFJ, ENFJ, ISTJ, ISFJ, INTJ, INFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ENTP, ENFP, ISTP, ISFP, INTP & INFP. These 16 personality types are divided into four categories, analysts, diplomats, sentinels, and explorers. Each of the four letters in a Myers–Briggs personality type code stands for a preference in your style of thinking, behaviour, and attitude towards life and people.
16 Personality Types According to Myers–Briggs Type Indicator
INTJs are introverts who are visionary and strategic thinkers. People with INTJ personalities are analytical, creative, logical, and referred to as the “Architect” or the “Mastermind.” They often feel comfortable being by themselves and love to pursue knowledge to solve problems, whether at work, or at home. They are brutally honest and don’t care what others think about their views. INTJs work their butts off, and it is the rarest personality type for women with only a 0.5% population worldwide. Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg and Mark Zuckerberg are the top-notch people with INTJs.
INTPs are often characterized as quiet and analytical who enjoy spending time alone, but people with this personality type are highly imaginative, creative and intelligent. People with INTP personalities are called “Thinkers” and “Logicians” as they always come with brilliant ideas and propositions. They have an inextinguishable thirst for knowledge and are experts in picking out something that’s out of place. Sometimes they’re absent-minded and often seem detached from their external world. Bill Gates, Meryl Streep, and Albert Einstein are famous people with INTPs.
ENTJs are hardworking commanders who like to focus on dealing with all things rationally and logically. People with this personality type prefer to gather information to construct their creative visions and are born leaders. These people are highly-energetic, even in stressful situations and can face criticism with ease. ENTJs are the second most rare Myers-Briggs personality type and one of the boldest one. Sam Maneckshaw, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlize Theron, Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney are a few of the famous people with ENTJ personality types.
ENTPs are intelligent and curious thinkers who do not enjoy small talk due to their extroverted nature. They are always open to exploring new ideas and are one of the rarest personalities you will ever encounter. ENTPs are always motivated and curious, constantly looking for opportunities to explore. These people love to come up with new ideas and possibilities but often fail during their implementation. When caught up in a stressed situation, ENTPs get manipulative and argumentative. Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, and Martin Scorsese are a few of the great personalities with ENTPs.
INFJs are referred to as the “Advocate” or the “Idealist,” due to their quiet and mystical nature. INFJ is the rarest personality type in the world, and they tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. They are creative and reserved leaders but are often termed weird by others because of how they see life. INFJs are perfectionists who are extremely good at reading people, and they do things with an “all-or-nothing” attitude. Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman, Nelson Mandela, J.K. Rowling and Carl Jung (the man who developed the theory that MBTI is based on) are famous people with INFJs.
If you often spend time all by yourself in quiet places and love to analyze signs-symbols, and create stories around them, then you might not be aware of this, but you are born with the INFP personality type, which is a four-letter abbreviation of introversion, intuition, feeling, and perception. INFPs are imaginative idealists, creative, and visionary who like to take an advanced look at the big picture through their powerful imagination. Some of the notable personalities of INFPs are Sir David Attenborough, Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, and Rabindranath Tagore.
Some people are warm, lively, outgoing, charismatic and exemplary at encouraging others to grow but struggle to listen to their own needs and take things too personally. If the above details match your character, you fall into the ENFJ (Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging) personality type, with many VIPs including Barack Obama, Emma Stone, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp and our very own Shah Rukh Khan. ENFJs are often referred to as “Teacher”, “Giver”, or “Protagonist ” due to their social skills and nature of encouraging other people.
Johnny always strives to create his own working methods and doesn’t like to stay inside the typical box. He is abstract but energetic, passionate, and good at understanding other people’s feelings. Do you find Johnny’s persona similar to yours? If yes, you carry an ENFP personality along with you, which makes you a great leader and champion. ENFPs are born with a free soul and always find a reason to smile, but deep down, they’re very emotional and hate being told what to do. Chandra Shekhar Azad, Osho, Kanye West, and Jennifer Aniston are famous people with ENFP personality types.
Whatever the situation arrives, some individuals never like to break the rules, be it crossing the red light in urgency or wearing traditional clothes on festive days, they’re always on point and serious. It looks like you’re connecting with the Inspector personality, and you’re one of those people who appear neat and orderly, inside and out. Yes, that is what we call ISTJ personality- practical and fact-minded people who are very loyal to their friends, colleagues, and family members. Now you know why Jeff Bezos is all about the details and very particular about his preferences!
Do you know why the reel life Superman Henry Cavill was good at defending his real-life girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, from Instagram trolls? You might say he has protected the whole universe in a movie, and with that experience, he can easily defend his loved ones in real life. He has that gut in him, not because of his reel-life character but because of his personality type, ISFJ. Individuals with ISFJs are kindhearted, caring, constructive, ever-ready to give back to society, always very concerned about the happiness of their loved ones, and put forth their best to fulfill their duties.
One can predict the personality trait of ESTJ by spending time with them or observing their lifestyle and work. These guys are pretty organized, controlled, and always want to do the right thing acceptable in the broader arena of society. ESTJs are practical and have an inbuilt urge to organize people, look at the current Vice President of United States, Kamala Harris, never seen her disorganized or in disguise. ESTJs like to create order out of chaos, but sometimes they are incredibly judgmental, stubborn and display a tendency to be bossy.
ESFJs are natural cheerleaders, and it’s hard to find them lifeless as they’re energetic, outgoing and always on the move. ESFJs are born with a friendly nature and gain energy from interacting with others. If you look at the famous personalities with ESFJs, they’re all easily liked due to their Kind and sympathetic persona. Look at the current US president, Joe Biden, within one year, he has achieved an enormous fan base and already has two tweets in the list of top 30 most-liked tweets. The fun and outgoing personality type is the second most common type in the population.
ISTPs are mysterious, rational, and have an individualistic mindset. The fiercely independent personality likes pursuing goals without needing much external connection. They’re often seen as rule-breakers, rebels, and they might appear shy at first, but when they’re around their close people, they’re more free-spirit types. Two of the best examples of ISTPs are British adventurer Bear Grylls and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. Bear is exceptional in a crisis and likes to live in the moment, while the Mission Impossible star is physically agile and performs most of his stunts himself.
The charming but low-key personality type is always ready to explore new things and very friendly. While approaching life, they tend to have open minds but are very sensitive and easily get hurt. ISFPs are referred to as composers and gentle caretakers who like to live in the moment. They’re encouraging, highly creative, optimistic, unpredictable and have a good eye for beauty, space, and function. A few of the top celebrities with ISFP personalities are Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Pritam, Amrita Shergil, Ryan Gosling, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Kendall Jenner.
ESTPs are known for being intelligent, spontaneous and risk-taking. The entrepreneur personality is never afraid of making mistakes as they’re habitual with it and knows how to deal with one. These people prefer a straightforward approach towards life but still are fun to be around due to their confident, enthusiastic and spontaneous markers. ESTPs have dynamic energy, a bold sense of humor and are highly observant of their surroundings. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Donald Trump, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck are the famous people with ESTPs.
Some people like to be the center of attention and are often described as entertainers, class clowns or the life of the party, and in Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, they’re called ESFPs. The entertainer personality has strong interpersonal skills and loves to share what they’ve learned in their life. ESFPs are very much attached to their loved ones and prioritize them over anything. These guys hate being ignored more than anything in the world and get bored with repetitive tasks. Marilyn Monroe, Serena Williams, Elvis Presley, Justin Bieber and Will Smith are the top celebrities with ESFPs.
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