I’m not sure if anyone finds this sort of thing as interesting as I do, but I figured I’d share this site and see what became of it. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Briggs-Myers Personality Test is supposed to isolate four big aspects of your personality (Introversion/Extroversion, Intuitive/Sensing, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perception) and provide a general assessment of what those four together create. I thought it would be fun for those so inclined to post their results and any comments they had about them. For instance:
I found this line to be a particularly apt description: “A paradox to most observers, INTJs are able to live by glaring contradictions that nonetheless make perfect sense – at least from a purely rational perspective. For example, INTJs are simultaneously the most starry-eyed idealists and the bitterest of cynics, a seemingly impossible conflict.”
A Run Down of the Letters:
Introvert/Extrovert doesn’t refer to whether you’re outgoing or not. It’s a reference to whether or not you feel more rested when spending time alone or out in groups.
Intuitive/Sensing are, as I’ve take nto understanding them, references to whether a person is more abstract in their interests or more concrete, respectively.
Thinking/Feeling are supposed to show whether a person is more swayed by rationality or emotionality.
Lastly, Judging/Perceiving are the hardest to define. Essentially, they are supposed to show how much a person embraces rules and order in their lives. Judging is the trait associated with a fondness for rules, whereas Perceiving is a general dislike of them.
There is a fifth trait included in this test that I’m not as familiar with, but I’m pretty sure that Assertive/Turbulent is a descriptor of how a person acts under stress. I don’t think the site treats as interacting with the other traits to the extent the interact with each other.
Disclaimer: A lot of people worry about getting a “bad” result but, frankly, I don’t think that’s really a possibility for this kind of test. It’s just a fun thing to do and, at most, might put words to something that you haven’t been able to properly vocalize about yourself