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 ISFP (Introvert-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving) or an ENTJ (Extrovert-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging).
Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)? - How do you process data?
The main focus of these two personality functions is to see how you process data. People who are more inclined to use their Sensing function are often pragmatic and live life in the here-and-now, yet are also seen as direct in nature.
They process data by either using their five senses, or by recalling what they already know to make a logical decision. But Intuition types will take a more abstract approach in how they process data. They will process data through patterns and impressions and tend to read between the lines. They will see the bigger picture, and focus on the future and how the world could be. Meanwhile, Sensing types will look at the details in their present day life and work.
It could be viewed that Sensing types are more prone to think “something is this”, whereas Intuition types may think “something could be this”.