Saturday, December 20, 2008

Personality Types

If there is one thing I am always searching for, it is more knowledge in this life. I hope many of you are the same.

What is interesting is that we are often so focused on the outside world that we neglect taking the time to learn a little bit more about ourselves. I am definitely included in this.

Although we all are unique, we do share some traits that are common to different types of personality, and that is the basis behind many of the different types of personality tests that exist. Though no personality test can fully capture who you are (there is always free will), it's amazing that answering some questions can sometimes lead to some great truths inside of us.

There are many free tests on the Internet that allow us to figure out a little more about who we are. Again, nothing is set in stone, but it's interesting to see based on a set of questions that the computer can generalize our tendencies.

One of the most common personality tests is the Myers-Briggs test (based off of Carl Jung's work in psychology). There are a number of free online test available which will narrow your personality down in to one of 16 categories. I've linked one below.

Test link (

If you're wondering, my personality has consistently scored an INTJ. Oddly enough, according to Wikipedia, this is the third rarest type.

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