Spend Your Free Time Over Break Taking Personality Tests to Learn More About Yourself

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Reagan Kaelle, Staff Writer

With hundreds of online personality tests to choose from, it’s widely accepted that the main personality types fall into about sixteen categories.  These types are determined by various sets of letters that indicate traits. While these quizzes are not 100 percent correct, they can be an interesting way to learn more about yourself. Depending on the combination of letters one receives, they can be separated into four different categories with shared traits and then further by individual classification. The tests assign a variation of four categories: introversion or extroversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving/prospecting. Here are some common tests one can take: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test, https://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-personality-test-new, and http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality  

The Analysts

Architect: INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking and judging)

This personality type is embodied by thoughtful, detail-oriented people who are both creative and logical. 

Logician: INTP (introverted, intuitive, thinking, prospecting)

Logicians value themselves based on their creativity and intellect. “A person who is INTP is someone who has introverted intuitive, thinking and prospecting personality traits, this description fits me pretty well because while I may present as an extrovert really I am much more introverted,” sophomore Kay Lankford said.

Commander: ENTJ (extroverted, intuitive, thinking and judging)

Commanders are bold accomplishment-seeking people who never hesitate to act. Often charismatic, they take leadership positions and are excellent organizers.

Debater: ENTP (extroverted, intuitive, thinking, prospecting)

Debaters are quick-witted, extremely competitive, and excellent out-of-the-box thinkers, as a result of these traits they enjoy arguing and mental sparring.

The Diplomats

Advocate: INFJ (introverted, intuitive, feeling and judging)

Advocates have a deep sense of self and always try to stand up for what they believe, their strengths are creativity, empathy, and imagination.

Mediator: INFP (introverted, intuitive, feeling and prospecting)

Those who have this personality type may seem shy or quiet but have a caring nature that helps them build valuable relationships. Mediators act with the best intentions but get discouraged when others don’t share their idealism.

Protagonist: ENFJ (extroverted, intuitive, feeling and judging)

Protagonists love to lead, they are altruistic, authentic, and charismatic, these traits are conducive to career paths involving leadership positions like politicians, coaches, and teachers. Campaigner: ENFP (extroverted, intuitive, feeling, prospecting)

Campaigners are free spirits, known as the “life of the party” as they are energetic, charismatic, and independent. “I was not too surprised by my personality type, because they are very social and I love to be around a lot of people. I’m personally very social and so I think the personality type matches me well,” sophomore Taryn Pearce said. 

The Sentinels

Logistician: ISTJ (introverted, observant, thinking and judging)

Logisticians are reliable, logical, and dedicated, responsible to a fault this personality type is brutally honest.

Defender: ISFJ (introverted, observant, feeling and judging)

Defenders are perfectionists, they often underplay their accomplishments but are exceptionally dedicated to their jobs. Beyonce and Vin Diesel are among the famous defenders.

Executive: ESTJ (extroverted, observant, thinking and judging)

Executives need order, they are often organizers of events and natural leaders. Executives frequently voice their opinions and don’t shy away from conflict. 

Consul: ESFJ (extroverted, observant, feeling and judging)

Consuls are popular,  have excellent social skills and are very charismatic.

Explorers

Virtuoso: ISTP (introverted, observant, thinking and prospecting)

Virtuosos are natural creators,love exploring ideas through trial and error, and find more joy in the journey rather than the destination. 

Adventurer: ISFP (introverted, observant, feeling and prospecting)

Adventurers are artists who need the freedom to create, they are spontaneous and unpredictable, and they always pursue their passions. 

Entrepreneur: ESTP (extroverted, observant, thinking, prospecting)

The center of attention, entrepreneurs are energetic and place value in actions, not ideas. Entertainer: ESFP (extroverted, observant, feeling, prospecting)

Entertainers live in the spotlight, and they are spontaneous and energetic, and fun to be around. Marilyn Monroe and Elton John both had this personality type.