Type theory suggests that human
behavior is not random but predictable and classifiable. What type
you are says quite a bit about you -- your likes and dislikes, your
likely career choices, your compatibility with others, and so on.
You have surely realized that not
everyone thinks, works, or acts like you. It is easy to label
co-workers or friends as lazy, crazy, or disorganized when their
behavior does not match your expectations, but such name calling
rarely helps us understand personality differences.
First discussed back in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung,
type theory suggests that human behavior is not random but
predictable and classifiable. According to this theory, everyone is
born predisposed to certain personality preferences.
Typologists have devised four pairs
of preference alternatives, as stated below:
Extraverted or Introverted
Sensing or iNtuitive
Thinking or Feeling
Judging or Perceiving
On the basis of your answers to the test you are placed in one of
sixteen types. What type you are says quite a bit about you -- your
likes and dislikes, your likely career choices, your compatibility
with others, and so on.
here to read about your personality
Type watching in team situations
Having information about personality types and preferences can be
quite useful. Once you understand the basic personality preferences
under which people operate, as well as your own preferences, you can
begin to find ways to more effectively work with opposite types or
even your own type. Through type watching, you can find ways to build
upon people's strengths and improve many group activities, such as
time management, conflict resolution, problem solving, and team
here to read about how you can function best in team
While everyone has some introversion and some extroversion, or some
thinking and some feeling characteristics, the test will help you
identify which alternatives you prefer to use.
The test has 68 questions and takes approximately 10 minutes
You must answer at least 50 questions in order to receive your type.
Your responses should reflect "the real you", not the way you want
to be, think you should be, or are asked to be by someone else.
Remember there are no right or wrong answers or personality types.
Take the test!