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Technology: Find Your Personality Type

“When people differ, a knowledge of type lessens friction and eases strain. In addition it reveals the value of differences. No one has to be good at everything.” –Isabel Briggs Myers
Are you an introvert or an extravert? You probably identify with one of the two, but do you know your complete Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality?

Find your personality type
Try the links below.
http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
http://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-research-edition

Understand your personality type
There are 16 potential personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and four categories within the four-letter brand you were given. A brief explanation of each is below.

1.  Extravert or Introvert?
If the first letter in your personality type is an E, you are considered an extravert. If it is an I, you are considered an introvert. Extraverts usually say what they think, are talkative, and are able to make new friends easily. Introverts appreciate concentration and quiet, work well alone, and often appear thoughtful and somewhat reserved.

2.  Sensing or Intuitive?
If the second letter is S, you are considered a sensing type. Sensors are aware of the situations around them. They usually live in the present instead of the past or future and are able to adapt. Sensors are typically self-confident. Intuitive types have an N as the second letter in their personality type. Intuitives are interested in the innovative and unusual. They usually live in the past or future rather than the present.

3.  Thinking or Feeling?
If the third letter is T, you are a thinker. Thinkers are known for being logical and slightly cold. They may have difficulty talking about feelings or emotions and they calculate things by intellect. Feelers are the ones with an F as their third letter. Feelers are interested in feelings, emotions, and people. They may evaluate things by ethics or use emotional manipulation.

4.  Perceiving or Judging?
Perceivers are curious folks. They may act impulsively, depending on the situation. They prefer freedom from responsibilities, but they can usually act without any preparation. Judging types plan their work ahead and like to finish it. Most follow rules easily and do not to make changes to their set decisions.

Use Your Personality Type
Once you understand what the letters in your personality type mean, you can put them together for a description of your disposition that may sound freakishly accurate. Look here for an in-depth explanation of each type. Now that you know your personality type, test your friend or a family member! Understanding the personalities of those close to you can help you to understand certain strengths and weaknesses of each type. For example, INTJs are determined and open-minded, but often judgmental and arrogant.

What is your personality type? Share it in the comments below!

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