Originally Posted by Jennifer5
By these definitions I am definitely an extrovert. I am energized by being around other people. I like time to myself too, but I don't need much of it.
INTJ and INFJ, what are those?
Also, more about Myers Briggs... do all of their personality tests and whatnot cost?
The Myers Briggs Personality Type indicator is an instrument which is used to help groups of people function more efficiently together by understanding each members "preferred style" of operating in the world. The results are reported on four spectrums. The first one is the spectrum between Introvert and Extrovert which we have been discussing here. The second is the spectrum between iNtuitive and Sensing which someone else will have to explain because I have never really gotten that one. The third is the spectrum between Thinking and Feeling. The fourth is the spectrum between Perceiving and Judging. This last has to do with whether you are the kind of person who is driven to come to a conclusion as soon as possible about an issue or action or the kind of person who can leave all of the pieces floating around loose while you discern how they fit together.
So, since there are two letters on each spectrum and four spectrum there are .... what? sixteen? possible combinations of which INTP and INFJ are two.
If you are involved in any organization or team for very long you will have the opportunity to take the Myers-Briggs and it won't cost you. There might even be someplace on the internet where you could take it. It doesn't take long to complete and there a lots of people out there who are trained to interpret the results. It's not the Bible or anything but I have found it to be helpful in explaining why I always am butting heads with certain people.