So I’ve always been slightly curious about these “personality type quizzes” that are always going around. I’ve also wondered two things:
- Who on earth came up with them
- What is it and what does it mean
I had some free time today and thought why not look into them and take one?
Personality Type- noun (Psychology)
a collection of personality traits that are thought to occur together consistently, especially as determined by a certain pattern or responses to a personality inventory.
“The MBTI questionnaire, first published in 1943, was originally developed in the United States by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. Katharine Briggs was inspired to start researching personality type theory when she first met Isabel’s future husband, Clarence Myers.” This can be found here.
So I took a test from this site and was given ISTP as my personality type.
It breaks down as this:
This means that I have a moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion. A moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition. Then a slight preference of Thinking over Feeling. Lastly I have marginal to no preference of Perceiving over Judging.
I’m not really 100% sure on my results, but that’s what I ended up getting. In fact I’m about 90% this isn’t exactly true to how I think I really am, but it was interesting taking this test.
Have you ever taken a Personality Test and if you have, what results did you get?