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Mental Health Monday: What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type?

Okay, I’m gonna be honest: I love personality tests. Maybe it’s because they’re ideal procrastination tools, or maybe it’s because I have no solid sense of identity and just want others to tell me who I am (hint: it’s both), but I have been obsessed with personality tests since I was in 5th grade and I borrowed a friend’s American Girl personality quiz book so much that she eventually just gave it to me, begrudgingly (sorry Melissa).

Anyway, today we’re going to talk about the Myers-Briggs personality test, because it’s one of the most well-known, easy-to-explain tests out there (at least on the surface; if you dig into it, it can actually get pretty complicated).

What Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test?

The Myers-Briggs test was created by Isabel Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs after they studied the work of Carl Jung for many years and decided they wanted to help people find their “type” (Jung did a lot of work on overarching archetypes in various cultures).

Today, their personality test is known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and it’s one of the most popular, and honestly helpful, personality tests out there. Essentially, the test determines where you fall on a spectrum between four binaries:

  • Introversion (I) vs. Extroversion (E)
  • Intuitive (N) vs. Sensing (S)
  • Feeling (F) vs. Thinking (T)
  • Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)

Everyone falls into one category or the other for each binary, and as a result you get a collection of letters that represent your personality type. For example, I am an ENFP (extroverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving).

There are 16 total personality types, and you can find out which “type” you are through any of these tests:

Memes for Each Type

Okay, now that you know your type, enjoy some amazing memes to suit your personality!

ESFP

ESFJ

ISFP

ESTP

ISFJ

ISTJ

ENFJ

ENTJ

ENTP

INFJ

INFP

INTP

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Damn true….

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ESTJ

ENFP

Thanks for checking out the memes! Make sure to enter your email in the sidebar to your right to follow my blog so you can find out more about other personality tests like the Enneagram, the Big Five, and more. If people enjoy this post, I’ll gladly make more about the other tests out there.

6 thoughts on “Mental Health Monday: What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type?”

    1. I loved that one. I actually thought I was INFP for a really long time until I realized that when I take these tests, I report myself as being much more introverted than I actually am. Turns out I’m really ENFP!

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