010 | Personality Tendencies According to Myers Briggs

Episode 010: Personality Tendencies According to Myers Briggs

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Here’s what we discuss in Episode 010 – Personality Tendencies According to Myers Briggs:

If you want to take a free version of the test for yourself, you can find one here at 16 Personalities.

The four categories are:

  • I / E – Introvert or Extrovert
    • Based on how we process thoughts (internally vs externally) as well as how we gain our energy (with others or alone)
  • S / N – Sensing or Intuition
    • Sensing personalities tend to be more concrete thinkers (They ask “How”). Intuiting personalities tend to be more abstract thinkers (They ask “Why”).
  • T / F – Thinker or Feeler
    • This is the only category where gender seems to play a role — approximately 75% of females test as “Feelers” and 25% of males test as “Feelers.” This has to do with how we make decisions. Be careful not to equate “Feelers” with being “sensitive” and not to equate “Thinkers” as being intelligent. Those are separate traits and can belong to either Thinkers or Feelers.
  • J / P – Judging or Perceiving
    • J’s tend to value structure, whereas P’s tend to value spontaneity.


Rules for navigating personality differences:

  1. There is no right or wrong tendency. It’s analogous to being right- or left-handed. One is not better; they are just different.
  2. Sometimes we have to use “our left hand” or operate in a tendency that’s opposite of our natural inclination in order to show love to our partner.
  3. Use this Myers Briggs language to communicate your needs (i.e., “I’m thinking about this abstractly and you’re in concrete-mode,” or “You’re introverting and it’s making me feel like you don’t really care”).


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