The 16 Famous Personality Types: An In-Depth Look
Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers have identified sixteen personality types. Using code system that consists of four letters to differentiate traits, the test results can easily be referred to the characteristics owned and shared by the world’s famous people.
The main attributes of the 16 major personality types include extroversion (E), introversion (I), sensing (S), intuition (N), thinking (T), feeling(F), judging (J) and perceiving (P). These characteristics are grouped together to form a common personality type.
- ESTJ (Overseer)
People with personality type has the ability to keep things run smoothly and even systematically. They focus on the present and count heavily on facts.
- ESFJ (Supporter)
Meeting and interacting with others are interesting for these people person group. Despite their tendency to sense what lies beneath the outer appearance, this group are inclined to be supporters with constructive judgement.
- ISTJ (Examiner)
They are reliable people that can be taken as examples of good citizens. Doing the right thing, especially for those they love, is their main characteristic. For that reason, they value loyalty, integrity and honesty above any other qualities.
- ISFJ (Defender)
Although these people are not obviously intuitive, they are actually way better observers than many would have thought. Having constant ability to see through people and their surroundings, they rather keep the information they find important to themselves.
- ESTP (Persuader)
Full of enthusiasm and excitement, ESTPs are straight forward people who will go straight into action with enough guts to take risks and “dirty their hands”. Angelina Jolie is one obvious example of people with this personality.
- ESFP (Entertainer)
Unlike many who experience limelight fright, individuals with this personality type loves being in the spotlight. These born entertainers would try to entertain others and keep the situations lively when interacting with others.
- ISTP (Craftsman)
They are people who fancy high level of efficiency. Not wanting on spending their full energy on trifles and other unnecessary stuff, they always strive to adapt and find the most effective solutions that go with the current needs and situations.
- ISFP (Artist)
Gifted with natural artistic flair, ISFPs are keen on things that display high aesthetic values and would most likely be artists of some kind.
- ENTJ (Chief)
Born with natural insticts to become leaders, ENTJs are thrilled to be given huge responsibilities and the opportunities to facechallenges.
- ENTP (Originator)
Blessed with perceptive minds that allow them to see possibilities that are often missed by others, people with this personality type are known to be idea people.
- INTJ (Strategist)
In spite of their ability to lead the way in times of need, these people prefer being the mind masters working in the background while looking through various ideas.
- INTP (Engineer)
Seemingly aware of possible improvement and modifications of how things are done and if things can be changed into something of better use, these engineers like to analyze problems and focus their minds on theoretical possibilities.
- ENFJ (Mentor)
As they are equipped with natural compassion, understanding and care about others, they have the excellent abilities to be friends with all kinds of people and encourage them to be better. Oprah Winfrey is one of extraordinary mentors.
- ENFP (Advocate)
Although typically bright individuals in nature, ENFPs have enough excitement and passion to be warm and enthusiastic.
- INFJ (Confidant)
Owned by mere 1% of the total population, people with this personality type are the hardest to find. Not only are they caring and gentle, they also have brilliant intuition.
- INFP (Dreamer)
Normally seen as people with twinkle in their eyes, INFPs perceivethings with amazement. Having a fun, yet meaningful job is necessary for this group.
This free personality test will allow you to obtain your four-letter type code according to Jung’s typology as developed by Myers, Briggs, von Franz, and van der Hoop. It doesn’t hurt to take a look and see where you fit on the chart. So, what type are you?