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The 16 personalities model is based on Carl Jung’s theory that suggests that we experience the world using four principal psychological functions:
It also suggests that every person has a preference for one of these functions (more details on Carl Jung’s theory here).
Later Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs — none of them a psychologist — expanded on Jung’s theory, suggesting that there are 16 possible personality types (the list and links to detailed personality portraits can be found below).
Over the years, more and more psychologists and researchers explored the subject and added their own observations. Numerous books have been written and several personality assessments exist.
The 16 Personality Types
If you know your four-letter type, you can find your detailed profile below:
In addition, we constantly add new articles about the 16 types. Click here for all updates.
If you don’t know your type, you may be interested in taking this test. Unlike free versions available elsewhere on the web, this test was professionally developed and scientifically validated. The test is not free but it isn’t expensive either and is probably well worth your time and effort.
The test takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and, at the end of the test, your four-letter type code will be revealed (e.g., INTJ or ESTP).
And here is some additional info on the 16 personality types (regularly updated):
If Countries Were People… 16 Personality Types by Country
6 Reasons to Hire an INTJ
10 Ways ENFPs Annoy Other People
6 Mistakes INFJs Make in Life
Famous INFJ People
36 Ways to Make Your INFP Happy
19 INTP Careers to Avoid (and 7 to Pursue)
4 Stages of ENTJ Relationships — A Must-Know Before You Commit
ENFJ and INFP
22 ENFJ Careers to Avoid (+ 7 Types of Organizations ENFJs Absolutely Hate)
ISFJ vs. INFJ
ISFP vs. INFP: Let’s Make It Clear Once and For All
ENTJ vs. INTJ — Here’s the Difference
ENTP vs. ENTJ
ENTP vs. ENFP
ENFP vs. INFP
INTJ vs. INFJ
ISTJ vs. INTJ: A World of Difference
ENFJ Relationship Compatibility With ALL Types
INFP Relationships and Compatibility With All Types
INTJ Relationships and Compatibility With All Types
ESTP Relationships: Looking for a Playmate
ESTP and ESTP, ISTJ or ENFP
24 ISTJ Personality Traits Explained
ISTJ and ENFP Relationship
Finally, to find out how the 16 personalities translate into the four temperament model, click here.