What is Psychological type?

This powerful approach for understanding personality, was first proposed by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, and further developed by Isabel Myers.

The theory of psychological type is based in a lifelong developmental model, proposing that we are born with a preferred way of being and insights gained from understanding these individual preferences are relevant for people of all ages.

The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the way individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.

If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.

Using the four preferences scales shown below, the results of taking the MBTI or MMTIC can open a window into how people interact with the world.

Extraversion (E) ENERGY Introversion (I)
Sensing (S) INFORMATION Intuition (N)
Thinking (T) DECISIONS Feeling (F)
Judging (J) LIFE STYLE Perceiving (P)

The four indices yield sixteen possible combinations called “types,” denoted by the four letters of the preferences (e.g., ESTJ, INFP).

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ
Fuente: CAPT
Fuente: The leadership Company; Keirsey & Bates, CPP. Introduction to teams Hirsch Lawrence T. Hardiman

ISTJ

Dependability. Doing what should be. Most Responsible.

Organizer. Compulsive. Private. Trustworthy. Rules and Regulations. Practical

Lord, help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41:24 am est.
J. D. Rockefeller

ISFJ

Commitment. A high sense of duty. Most Loyal

Amiable. Works behind the scenes. Ready to sacrifice. Accountable.

Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.
Teresa de Calcuta

INFJ

Integrity. An inspiration to others. Most Contemplative.

Reflective/Introspective. Quietly Caring. Creative. Linguistically gifted. Psychic.

Lord, help me not to be a perfectionist (did I spell that correctly?).
Gandhi

INTJ

Vision. Everything has room for improvement. Most Independent.

Theory based. Skeptical. My way. High Need for competency Sees World as a Chessboard.

Lord, keep me open to others’ ideas, WRONG though they may be
Eisenhower

ISTP

Ingenuity. Ready to try anything once. Most Pragmatic.

Very observant. Cool and Aloof. Hands on Practicability Unpretentious. Ready for what happens.

Lord, help me to consider other people’s feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.
Woody Allen

ISFP

Sensibility. Sees much but shares little. Most Artistic.

Warm and sensitive. Unassuming. Short Range Planner. Good Team Member. In Touch with Self and Nature.

Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don’t mind my asking).
Barbara Streisand

INFP

Idealism. Performing noble service to aid society. Most idealistic.

Strict Personal Values. Seeks Inner Order/Peace. Creative. Non Directive. Reserved.

Lord, help me to finish everything I start.
Diana de Gales

INTP

Logic. A love of problem solving. Most Conceptual.

Challenges others to think. Absent minded professor. Competency Needs. Socially Cautious.

Lord, help me to be less independent, but let me do it my way.
Einstein

ESTP

Energy. The ultimate realist. Most Spontaneous.

Unconventional Approach Fun. Gregarious. Lives for here and now. Good at problem Solving.

Lord, help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.
John Kennedy

ESFP

Enthusiasm. You only go around once in life. Most Generous

Sociable. Spontaneous. Loves surprises. Cuts red tape. Juggles Multiple projects/Events. Quip master.

Lord, help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.
Elvis Presley

ENFP

Imagination. Giving life an extra squeeze. Most Optimistic.

People oriented. Creative. Seeks harmony. Life of the party. More starts tan finishes.

Lord, help me to keep my mind on one the Look a bird-ing (bird -watching) at a time.
Joan Baez

ENTP

Initiative. One exciting challenge after another. Most Inventive.

Argues both sides of a point to learn. brinksmanship Test the limits. Enthusiastic New ideas.

Lord, help me to follow established procedures today. On second thought, I’ll settle for a few minutes .
Walt Disney

ESTJ

Decisiveness. Life’s Administrators. Most hard Charging.

Order and structure. Sociable. Opinionated. Results Driven Producer. Traditional.

Lord, help me to try not to RUN everything. But if You need some help, just ask.
George Washington

ESFJ

Affiliation. Host and hostess of the world. Most Harmonizing.

Gracious. Good Interpersonal Skills Thoughtful. Appropriate Eager to please.

Lord give me patience, and I mean right NOW .
María Magdalena

ENFJ

Responsiveness. Smooth talking persuader. Most Persuasive.

Charismatic. Compassionate Possibilities for people. Ignores the unpleasant Idealistic.

Lord, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?
M.Gorbachev

ENTJ

Drive. Life’s natural leaders. Most Commanding.

Visionary. Gregarious. Argumentative. Systems Planners. Take charge. Low tolerance for incompetency.

Lord, help me to slow downandnotrushthroughwatIdo
Bill Gates

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