We are all unique people. Wouldn’t it be horrible if we were all exactly alike in personality and temperament? Everyone cranky at the same time over the same things. Everyone hyper at the same time. I’m starting to cringe thinking about it. Our uniqueness is what makes us so special.
For some reason, I am very fascinated about people’s personalities and what makes them tick. It helps me understand them and interact with them. This leads me to looking deeper into myself to discover what makes me the way I am. This led me to a personality test. I discovered that I’m an INFJ. What the heck is that?
There are a few personality tests out there to help you get to know yourself. Each of them tries to define the core traits of your personality. Psychology Today lists the most popular personality tests out there:
Big Five Inventory-2 (BFI-2) is the latest version of a tool for assessing the Big Five personality traits, which it labels as Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Negative Emotionality, and Open-Mindedness, as well as facets of each. It is employed in psychological research and can be used for personal assessment.
The HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised (HEXACO-PI-R) is used to measure six dimensions of personality….
Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R)…is designed to assess a person’s levels of psychopathic traits, but it was developed for use with non-criminals and its results are based on responses to questionnaire items.
The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)…intended for predicting work performance, including in job candidates. Its scales are organized based on work-relevant characteristics such as ambition, sociability, and interpersonal sensitivity.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assigns individuals a psychological “type” summarized in four of eight possible letters: Extroversion (E) or Introversion (I); Sensing (S) or Intuiting (N); Thinking (T) or Feeling (F); and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
I took the Myers Briggs Personality test to be told that I was a INFJ. I’ve been called a lot of things, but this is something new. According to Verywellmind.com, this makes me a very rare person. In fact, INFJ is “he rarest MBTI…