Monday, October 7, 2013

What's your sign? Er, I mean, what's yer Myers-Briggs type?

To be frank, I'm not convinced that the famous Myers-Briggs personality types are a great deal more revealing than astrological "Sun Signs."

On the other hand, "I'm an INFP on the cusp of ENFP" sounds a lot more scientific than, "I'm a Taurus on the cusp of Aries."  At least there are 16 Myers-Briggs possibilities, so it's that much more fine-grained than the 12-sign astrological calendar.

So let's not be picky. It's fun to play! Today's Daily Infographic, "Famous Personality Types," sets out the 16 Myers-Briggs categories with capsule summaries of each personality type, followed by a string of little pictures of famous people and celebs who supposedly fit that type.

Like a lot of other seminarians and pastoral types and a lot of other writers, I consistently test high on "N" ("Intuitive") and "F" *"Feeling") while falling close to dead center on "E"/"I" ("Extrovert"/"Introvert") and "P"/"J" ("Perceiving"/"Judging"), and this has been true whether the test is a simple, non-scientific online type or a fancy supervised test.

Looking at the chart, this "NF" status apparently qualifies me as a "Visionary," and I guess I can live with that.  How about you? If you know your Myers-Briggs rating, check yourself out.  If you'd like to try a quick, self-scoring 72-question online test, try this one.

Here's a link to today's Daily Infographic.