The Myers Briggs Test: Are you Feeling or Thinking?

What is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

In essence, the MBTI indicator is a personality test. It questions you on how you think and perceive the world, and then gives you a type. This type is one of sixteen, and the test decides your type by working out if you are one of the following; “Extrovert or Introvert”, “ Sensing or Intuition”, “Feeling or Thinking” and “Judging or Perceiving”.

From this result comes a four-letter word, telling you your preference in each of the four sections; there by giving you your personality type. For example, you could be an INTP (Introvert-Intuition-Thinkin-Perceiving) or an ESFP (Extrovert-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving).

Feeling (F) or Thinking (T)? - How do you make decisions?

The Feeling and Thinking functions are often confused with how intelligent a person appears, however this is very far from the truth. These functions are based on how people make decisions, whether it’s a decision about love or about what you will eat in the morning.

Feeling types are people-focused, they make chooses based on how they feel or how they perceive someone else is feeling. They often take into consideration other people’s emotions, which makes them conscious of how they communicate with others.

In contrast, Thinking types centre their decisions on logic, and desire clarity and definitive answers. Their nature is objective and task-orientated, so they can appear blunt due to not always regarding others feelings. They are people that love to know the truth, which contrasts with Feeling types who are not adverse to bending the truth to spare someone’s or their own feelings. Where some decide with facts, others decide with emotions.

Are you Extroverted or Introverted? 

Are you Sensing or Intuition?

References:

http://changingminds.org/explanations/preferences/thinking_feeling.htm

http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/thinking-feeling/

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