Personality Types

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What is your personality type?

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Mr. Sir

I thought it might be interesting to see what types of personalities are represented in this group. There are several different tests available. This one is based on Myers-Briggs and Jung. I find it very insightful and accurate as far as explaining personal interactions and relationships. Take the test and then post your results in the poll.

The test result will give you four letters. You will either be Introverted or Extroverted, iNtuitive or Sensing, Feeling or Thinking, and Perceiving or Judging.

You can google your type to get more information.
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That was fun.

slightly expressed extravert

moderately expressed intuitive personality

moderately expressed thinking personality

slightly expressed judging personality

So which box do I check?

You're an ENTJ, so choose those four. Intuitive is "N" (because the "I" was used for Introverted)
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Now you can google ENTJ and read the descriptions to see if it accurately describes you. I found it fascinating when I discovered this. It really explains a lot about the way each of us perceives the world and others.

Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging
Strength of the preferences %
22 38 38 44
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For the ENTJ's

Here ya go, Butch and Jonseredbred -

The Executive

As an ENTJ, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you deal with things rationally and logically. Your secondary mode is internal, where you take things in primarily via your intuition.

ENTJs are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership, which is well-served by their quickness to grasp complexities, their ability to absorb a large amount of impersonal information, and their quick and decisive judgments. They are "take charge" people.

ENTJs are very career-focused, and fit into the corporate world quite naturally. They are constantly scanning their environment for potential problems which they can turn into solutions. They generally see things from a long-range perspective, and are usually successful at identifying plans to turn problems around - especially problems of a corporate nature. ENTJs are usually successful in the business world, because they are so driven to leadership. They're tireless in their efforts on the job, and driven to visualize where an organization is headed. For these reasons, they are natural corporate leaders.

There is not much room for error in the world of the ENTJ. They dislike to see mistakes repeated, and have no patience with inefficiency. They may become quite harsh when their patience is tried in these respects, because they are not naturally tuned in to people's feelings, and more than likely don't believe that they should tailor their judgments in consideration for people's feelings. ENTJs, like many types, have difficulty seeing things from outside their own perspective. Unlike other types, ENTJs naturally have little patience with people who do not see things the same way as the ENTJ. The ENTJ needs to consciously work on recognizing the value of other people's opinions, as well as the value of being sensitive towards people's feelings. In the absence of this awareness, the ENTJ will be a forceful, intimidating and overbearing individual. This may be a real problem for the ENTJ, who may be deprived of important information and collaboration from others. In their personal world, it can make some ENTJs overbearing as spouses or parents.

The ENTJ has a tremendous amount of personal power and presence which will work for them as a force towards achieving their goals. However, this personal power is also an agent of alienation and self-aggrandizement, which the ENTJ would do well to avoid.

ENTJs are very forceful, decisive individuals. They make decisions quickly, and are quick to verbalize their opinions and decisions to the rest of the world. The ENTJ who has not developed their Intuition will make decisions too hastily, without understanding all of the issues and possible solutions. On the other hand, an ENTJ who has not developed their Thinking side will have difficulty applying logic to their insights, and will often make poor decisions. In that case, they may have brilliant ideas and insight into situations, but they may have little skill at determining how to act upon their understanding, or their actions may be inconsistent. An ENTJ who has developed in a generally less than ideal way may become dictatorial and abrasive - intrusively giving orders and direction without a sound reason for doing so, and without consideration for the people involved.

Although ENTJs are not naturally tuned into other people's feelings, these individuals frequently have very strong sentimental streaks. Often these sentiments are very powerful to the ENTJ, although they will likely hide it from general knowledge, believing the feelings to be a weakness. Because the world of feelings and values is not where the ENTJ naturally functions, they may sometimes make value judgments and hold onto submerged emotions which are ill-founded and inappropriate, and will cause them problems - sometimes rather serious problems.

ENTJs love to interact with people. As Extroverts, they're energized and stimulated primarily externally. There's nothing more enjoyable and satisfying to the ENTJ than having a lively, challenging conversation. They especially respect people who are able to stand up to the ENTJ, and argue persuasively for their point of view. There aren't too many people who will do so, however, because the ENTJ is a very forceful and dynamic presence who has a tremendous amount of self-confidence and excellent verbal communication skills. Even the most confident individuals may experience moments of self-doubt when debating a point with an ENTJ.

ENTJs want their home to be beautiful, well-furnished, and efficiently run. They're likely to place much emphasis on their children being well-educated and structured, to desire a congenial and devoted relationship with their spouse. At home, the ENTJ needs to be in charge as much as he or she does in their career. The ENTJ is likely best paired with someone who has a strong self-image, who is also a Thinking type. Because the ENTJ is primarily focused on their careers, some ENTJs have a problem with being constantly absent from home, physically or mentally.

The ENTJ has many gifts which make it possible for them to have a great deal of personal power, if they don't forget to remain balanced in their lives. The are assertive, innovative, long-range thinkers with an excellent ability to translate theories and possibilities into solid plans of action. They are usually tremendously forceful personalities, and have the tools to accomplish whatever goals they set out for.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Extraverted Thinking
Auxiliary: Introverted Intuition
Tertiary: Extraverted Sensing
Inferior: Introverted Feeling
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What? That's not you? How about this?

What makes an ENTJ tick?

The Dominant function is the judging one of Thinking.

Characteristics associated with this function include:
Likes making decisions on the basis of logic, using objective considerations
Is concerned with truth, principles and justice
Is analytical and critical, tending to see the flaws in situations
Takes an objective approach
The judging Thinking function is extraverted. That is, Thinking is used primarily to govern the outer world of actions and spoken words.

The ENTJ will therefore:
organise life in on a logical basis, classifying, ordering, and directing facts and situations
be decisive, with the aim of being just and fair
spontaneously criticise
be comfortable with conflict as a way of resolving problems
take an impersonal approach, focusing more on systems and organisational needs than each individuals' feelings

The Thinking function is primarily supported by introverted iNtuitive perception. That is, iNtuitive perception is used primarily to manage the inner world of thoughts and emotions.

This will modify the way that the Thinking is directed, by:
focusing the (outer world) Thinking on creative decisions that lead to change and new possibilities
orchestrating the outward organisation in support of some overall purpose or strategy
The classic temperament of an ENTJ is Promethean, or Phlegmatic, for whom a basic driving force is the search for competence or excellence.

Contributions to the team of an ENTJIn a team environment, the ENTJ can contribute by:
focusing on the task to be achieved and keeping the team on track
providing a drive to complete the task on time and to a high quality
shaping the team structure to best serve the team objectives
using analytical and critical skills to solve problems
ensuring short term tasks are in harmony with the strategy
sorting out confusion and ambiguity
involving people who are competent in relevant skills, and ensuring everyone knows what they have to do

The potential ways in which an ENTJ can irritate others include:
issuing directives sometimes without explaining the reasons why
dominating the team
not taking account of others' feelings
driving too hard
deciding too quickly and without sufficient consultation with others
not taking sufficient account of current realities
introducing too much change, and not leaving well-established, workable routines alone.

Personal Growth
As with all types, the ENTJ can achieve personal growth by developing all functions that are not fully developed, through actions such as:
pausing and thinking, and recognising that others will accept the ENTJ's direction if their own contributions are accepted and valued
working within other people's limitations
taking time to consider the impact of the ENTJ's approach and ideas on people's feelings
expressing appreciation towards others
consulting others more, to engender ownership of the solution
learning to acknowledge and develop the ENTJ's own emotions and personal values
spending time to develop personal relationships for their own sake

Recognising Stress
As stress increases, 'learned behaviour' tends to give way to the natural style, so the ENTJ will behave more according to type when under greater stress.
For example, in a crisis, the ENTJ might:
take command, decide what needs to be done, and tell everyone what to do
maintain a sense of direction, and drive others hard to overcome any short term difficulties
make decisions too quickly, and without considering the impact on people
criticise others efforts and ignore their feelings
Under extreme stress, fatigue or illness, the ENTJ's shadow may appear - a negative form of ISFP.

Example characteristics are:

withdrawing and wanting to be alone
having intense emotions, that may or may not be expressed
being very sensitive to criticism
acting very impulsively, doing things to excess
The shadow is part of the unconscious that is often visible to others, onto whom the shadow is projected. The ENTJ may therefore readily see these faults in others without recognising it in him/her self.
Apperently, I'm a Rational INTJ "Mastermind" along with:

Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Ulysses S. Grant, Frideriche Nietsche, Niels Bohr, Peter the Great, Stephen Hawking, John Maynard Keynes, Lise Meitner", Ayn Rand and Sir Isaac Newton

Cool, I love Ayn Rand.

INTJ with heavy emphasis on the "I" > 67%........
But I don't wanna talk about it.
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So far, INTJ seems to be the predominant type.
I think mebe he was bein' a smart alec ?!? :/:
P.S. Story behind "mebe" : My big bro was taking a tour of the Liberty Bell in Philly & recognised Bono. After the tour, my bro finally got up the nerve to ask, "You're Bono, aren't you ?" The response, "Mebe." I thought it was funny.
I quickly took this test the other day and I got: E.N.T.J with 1 50 50 56.

I did the test twice today at different times of the day and am now: I.N.T.J with 22 38 62 33 the first test and then 33 38 62 44 for the second test.

Based on the follow up testing, I will have to retract my first test result from the other day and show me as: I.N.T.J.


...Did you know that I.N.T.J.'s are perfectionists and tend to improve on things that takes their interest!:P:D