Myers Briggs Type Indicator Type Descriptions

The Sixteen Personality Types

INTP Quiet and reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or scientific pursuits. Like solving problems with logic and analysis. Usually interested mainly in ideas, with little liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply defined interests. Need careers where some strong interest can be used and useful
INTJ Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and purposes. In fields that appeal to them, they have a fine power to organize a job and carry it through with or without help. Skeptical, critical, independent, determined, sometimes stubborn. Must learn to yield less important points in order to win the most important.
ENTP Quick, ingenious, good at many things. Stimulating company, alert and outspoken. May argue for fun on either side of a question. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems, but may neglect routine assignments. Apt to turn to one new interest after another. Skillful in finding logical reasons for what they want.
ENTJ Hearty, frank, decisive, leaders in activities. Usually good in anything that requires reasoning and intelligent talk, such as public speaking. Are usually well informed and enjoy adding to their fund of knowledge. May sometimes appear more positive and confident that their experience in an area warrants.
INFP Full of enthusiasms and loyalties, but seldom talk of these until they know you well. Care about learning, ideas, language, and independent projects of their own. Tend to undertake too much then somehow get it done. Friendly, but often too absorbed in what they are doing to be sociable. Little concerned with possessions or physical surroundings.
INFJ Succeed by perseverance, originality and desire to do whatever is needed or wanted. Put their best efforts into their work. Quietly forceful, conscientious, concerned for others. Respected for their firm principles. Likely to be honored and followed for their clear convictions as to how best to serve the common good.
ENFP Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious, imaginative. Able to do almost anything that interest them. Quick with a solution for any difficult and ready to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance. Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they want.
ENFJ Responsive and responsible. Generally feel real concern for what others think or want, and try to handle things with due regard for the other person's feelings. Can present a proposal or lead a group discussion with ease and tact. Sociable, popular, sympathetic, Responsive to praise and criticism.
ESFP Outgoing, easygoing, accepting, friendly, enjoy everything and make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Like sports and making things happen. Know what's going on and join in eagerly. Find remembering facts easier than mastering theories. Are best in situations that need sound common sense and practical ability with people as well as with things.
ESTP Good at on-the-spot problem solving. Do not worry, enjoy whatever comes along. Tend to like mechanical things and sports, with friends on the side. Adaptable, tolerant, generally conservative in values. Dislike long explanations. Are best with real things that can be worked, handled, taken apart, or put together.
ISFP Retiring, quietly friendly, sensitive, kind, modest about their abilities. Shun disagreements, do not force their opinions or values on others. Usually do not care to lead but often loyal followers. Often relaxed about getting things done, because they enjoy the present moment and do not want to spoil it by undue haste or exertion.
ISTP Cool onlookers--quiet, reserved, observing and analyzing Life with detached curiosity and unexpected flashes of original humor. Usually interested in cause and effect, how and why mechanical things work, and in organizing facts using logical principles.
ESFJ Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born cooperators, active committee members. Need harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing something nice for someone. Work best with encouragement and praise. Main interest is in things that are directly and visibly affect other people's lives.
ESTJ Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact, with a natural head for business or mechanics. Not interested in subjects they see no use for, but can apply themselves when necessary. Like to organize and run activities. May make good administrators, especially if they remember to consider others' feelings and points of view.
ISFJ Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Work devotedly to meet their obligations. Lend stability to any project or group. Thorough, painstaking, accurate. Their interest are usually not technical. Can be patient with necessary details. Loyal, considerate, perceptive, concerned with how other people feel.
ISTJ Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic, and dependable. See to it that everything is well organized. Take responsibility. Make up their own minds as to what should be accomplish and work toward it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions

Types: Reference Table

Type % of
(Please Understand Me)
Unique Ability
(Type Talk)
INTP 1% T-in N-out Architect, Abstractionist Logical
INTJ 1% N-in T-out Scientist, Builder Independent
ENTP 5% N-out T-in Inventor, Iconoclast Inventive
ENTJ 5% T-out N-in Fieldmarshal, Commandant Commandeering
INFP 1% F-in N-out Questor, Crusader / Monastic Non-directive
INFJ 1% N-in F-out Author, Oracle Empathic
ENFP 5% N-out F-in Journalist, Herald Optimistic
ENFJ 5% F-out N-in Pedagogue, Catalyst, Teacher Persuasive
ESFP 13% S-out F-in Entertainer, "Life of the Party" Generous
ESTP 13% S-out T-in Promoter, Resourceful Unpredictable
ISFP 6% F-in S-out Flower Child, Disestablishmentarian Artistic
ISTP 6% T-in S-out Artisan Skillful with tools
ESFJ 13% F-out S-in Seller, "Master of Ceremonies" Harmonizing
ESTJ 13% T-out S-in Administrator, Responsible Hard-charging
ISFJ 6% S-in F-out Conservator Loyal
ISTJ 6% S-in T-out Trustee, Dependable Strong and silent

Types: One-LinersTable

Type One-Liner #1
(Doing What You Are)
One-Liner #2
(Type Talk)
One-Liner #3
(Type Talk at Work)
One-Liner #4
(Type Talk in Love)
INTP Ingenious Problem Solvers A Love of Problem Solving Life's ConceptualizeRs In love, it's the mind that matters
INTJ Competence + Independence = Perfection Everything Has Room for Improvement Life's Independent Thinkers Any relationship can be improved
ENTP Life's Entrepreneurs One Exciting Challenge After Another Progress Is the Product Relationships are just another challenge
ENTJ Everything's Fine--I'm in Charge Life's Natural Leaders Life's Natural Leaders Good relationships require leadership
INFP Still Waters Run Deep Performing Noble Service to Aid Society Making Life Kinder and Gentler Inspiring idealists
INFJ Catalyst for Positive Change An Inspiration to Others An Inspiring Leader and Follower Heart, Mind, and Spirit
ENFP Anything's Possible Giving Life an Extra Squeeze People are the Product You can never be too close
ENFJ The Public Relations Specialist Smooth-Talking Persuader Smooth-Talking Persuaders The relationship is everything
ESFP Don't Worry--Be Happy! You Only Go Around Once in Life Lets Make Work Fun Love is making the most of each moment
ESTP Let's Get Busy! The Ultimate Realist Making the Most of the Moment Relationships should never be boring
ISFP Doing the Best I Can with What I've Got Ready to Try Anything Once Just Do It Actions speak louder than words
ISTP It's the Thought That Counts Sees Much, But Shares Little Action Speaks Louder Than Words Can this person truly be this unassuming?
ESFJ What Can I Do for You? Hosts and Hostesses of the World Everyone's Trusted Friend Stand by your lover
ESTJ Taking Care of Business Life's Administrators Life's Natural Administrators Lean on me
ISFJ On My Honor, to Do My Duty. . . A High Sense of Duty Committed to Getting the Job Done Service before self
ISTJ Take Your Time and Do It Right Doing What Should Be Done Life's Natural Organizers Love is a goal worth having

The Four Temperaments

NT The NT must be competent. they are compelled to improve, know, and learn. They are continually searching for the why's of the universe. Values are the development of will, self control, intelligence and passion for knowing.
NF The NF must be authentic. they seek self-actualization in identity and unity in relationships. The search for the true unique self is the lifelong process of becoming. They value meaningful relationships and integrity.
SP The SP must be free. They will not be tied, bound, confined, or obligated. Action must be its own end. The SP works best in crises and risk. Described as exciting, optimistic, cheerful, light hearted, and full of fun.
SJ The SJ must belong, and this belonging has to be earned. Compelled to be bound, obligated, and duty-oriented, the SJ is described as steadfast, stable, dependable, reliable, and the backbone of society. Very caring of others.

Temperaments: Reference Table

% of
Includes Types Name #1
(Please Understand Me)
Name #2
(Type Talk)
NT 12% INTP, INTJ, ENTP, ENTJ Promethean Inventive Concepts
NF 12% INFP, INFJ, ENFP, ENFJ Apollonian Idealistic People
SP 38% ESFP, ESTP, ISFP, ISTP Diosynian Adventurous Action
SJ 38% ESFJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ISTJ Epimethian Traditional Procedure

Temperaments: Facts Table

Way of saying
Have a nice day!
Considerations of deciding
whether or not to get coffee
Reaction to seat belt law Temperament Slogan
NT "Have an interesting day." "Is everything else under control? What you do in your car is your business Change for the sake of change produces learning
NF "Have an inspiring day. "Will it make me feel good?" I don't want to lose you Hi, I'm an NF, and I'm here to help
SP "Have fun today." "Do I need a change of pace?" An amazing sensation to fly through the windshield When all else fails, read the directions
SJ "Have a productive day." "Is it time for a coffee break?" It's the law Don't fix what ain't broke

The Eight Preferences

(E)xtraversion Focus on outer world of people, many friends with brief contact, Talk more than listen, Approachable, keep up with social happenings.
(I)ntroversion Focus on inner world of ideas. Few friends with longer contact, Good listeners, reserved, reflective, private.
(S)ensing Focus on the present, like tangible results, facts and figures, Sequential--Front to back, literal, down to earth, specific answers, routines.
i(N)tuition Focus on the future or past, patterns & possibilities, ideas and theories, head in the clouds, like general answers, fantasies and daydreaming.
(T)hinking Decisions based on logic and objective analysis, remember numbers & figures better than names & faces, prefer truth over agreement.
(F)eeling Decisions based on personal feelings and values, think with the heart, compassionate, puts self in others' shoes, prefer harmony over truth.
(J)udging Likes to-do lists and schedules, organized, neat, do what you're supposed to do, deadlines, order, get things done, work first, always on time.
(P)ercieving Flexible, spontaneous, adaptable, doesn't plan, like the unknown, easily distracted, wait till last minute, turns work into play, keep options open.

Dominant and Auxiliary Functions

Your functions are your 2nd (Sensing/iNtuition) and 3rd (Thinking/Feeling) letters of your type.

Your Dominant and Axuillary functions are always your prefernces in the S/N and T/F letters.
Your 3rd and 4th place functions are always your non-prefernces in the S/N and T/F letters.

Your 1st function (2nd letter) is your perceptive / data collecting function.
Your 2nd function (3rd letter) is your judging / processing function.

The last letter (Judging/Perceiving--J/P) determines whether your
1st function (perceptive) or your 2nd function (judging) is your extraverted function:
J=Thinking/Feeling (T/F), P=Sensing/iNtuition (S/N)

The first letter (Extroversion/Introversion--E/I)
determines whether your xtraverted function is Dominant or Auxiliary.
Extravert = Extraverted function is dominant; Introverted function is auxillary.
Introvert = Introverted function is dominant; Extraverted function is auxillary.


Perceiver means the perceptive S/N function is Extraverted.
The judging T/F function is introverted.

Introvert means the N preference of the extraverted perceptive S/N function is auxiliary and
the T preference of the introverted T/F function is dominant

N is extraverted and auxiliary, T is introverted and dominant


Judger means the judging T/F function is Extraverted.
The perceptive S/N function is introverted.

Extravert means the S preference of the introverted perceptive S/N function is auxillary and
the F preference of the extraverted T/F function is dominant.

S is introverted and auxillary, F is extraverted and dominant.