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 ISFJ (Introvert-Sensing-Feeling-Judge) or an ENFP (Extrovert-Intuitive-Feeling-Perceiving).
Are you Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)? How do you approach life?
The last functions show how people approach life. It is important to note that being a Judging type, does not mean being “judgemental”. These types approach life with structure and like to plan beforehand so they can get their desired result from life.
People with the Judging function like to see projects complete, and feel accomplishment from seeing things through to the end. This makes them great at achieving personal goals in their life. However, because of this they can be set in their ways and unable to react to unplanned events.
The Perceivers, unlike the Judging types do not like time limitations and enjoy a project to grow naturally and finish in its own time. They can often stray from making plans that are set-in-stone as they like to adapt and change plans to suit their current situation, with their curiosity leading them through life. But this often means the Perceiving types will be unorganised and won’t make decisions unless necessary.
In terms of how each type view other people, judging types will be more opinionated as they have strong moral beliefs. Yet, Perceiving types are more tolerant of others’ views so can appear more laid back.