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Take the Jung Typology Test- and Share Your Results!

April 15, 2011 · 38 comments

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One thing I have really come to enjoy from blogging is getting the opportunity to interact with readers.   When a member from the Yakezie blogging group I am a part of suggested we write about the Jung Typology Test, I thought it would be a perfect.  I figured I could share all the exciting aspects of my personality, and learn about the personalities of the people that stop by and read my blog.

So, what I would love for you to do is to take the Jung Typology Test, and leave a comment regarding what your personality profile is.  The test is 72 questions, but it really doesn’t take long at all.  After you find out your personality type, you can go to the Personality Page website to get a better description of what your personality type means.  Then, leave a comment about what your personality type is, and if you felt the description was accurate or not..

I took the test and found out I am an INFJ- ‘The Protector’ or ‘Counselor’.  Apparently I am a somewhat rare creature in that only 1-2 percent of the population is an INFJ.  (Not sure if that is a good or bad thing…)  Here is a summary of the INTJ, from the Meyers Briggs website:

Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.

Kinda scary on how accurately that little paragraph describes me, and the more detailed explanation given on the Personalty Page is even more scary.

Here are a some famous INFJ – I am in good company, although it doesn’t seem that many of us make it to the White House:

Nathan, prophet of Israel
Aristophanes
Chaucer
Goethe
Robert Burns, Scottish poet

U.S. Presidents:
Martin Van Buren
James Earl “Jimmy” Carter

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Fanny Crosby, (blind) hymnist
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Fred McMurray (My Three Sons)
Shirley Temple Black, child actor, ambassador
Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, martyr
James Reston, newspaper reporter
Shirley MacLaine (Sweet Charity, …)
Piers Anthony, author (“Xanth” series)
Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie)
Tom Selleck
John Katz, critic, author
Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary)
U. S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL)
Billy Crystal
Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury)
Nelson Mandela
Mel Gibson
Carrie Fisher
Nicole Kidman
Jerry Seinfeld
Jamie Foxx
Sela Ward
Mark Harmon (As a side note, Mark Harmon and I also share the same birthday…)

Some people may have taken this test before.  If you have now taken it again, were the results any different from when you took the test previously?  I know that I used to be an “E” and now I am an “I”.

I hope you enjoy the test, and thank you for participating!

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First Gen American April 15, 2011 at 6:28 am

I am an ENTJ, which is what almost all my peers scored when I was in a training class with them. (So my company recruited this type of person). When I first did the test though, I was one of the few who scored INTJ. I guess I’ve come out of my shell a little..I’m barely an E but I’m still not always comfortable being the center of attention. I love interacting with people, but I definitely don’t like being the center of attention. I read both descriptions and I think the INTJ describes me best and is scarily accurate:

Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

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Kris April 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

First Gen, I can see why employers would try to recruit your ‘type’. Especially when compared to mine, where you would have a bunch of people running around trying to understand each other and talk about feelings. :)

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101 Centavos April 15, 2011 at 6:46 am

Interesting test, I’d never taken it.
I’m an INTJ, a rational “Mastermind” (Mrs. 101 would have some comment about occasional irrationality, thought :-)
Other Rationals:
Isaac Newton
Stephen Hawking
Ben Bernanke
Lise Meitner
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ulysses S. Grant
Ayn Rand
Bill Gates
Niels Bohr

Little bit funny/absurd that Helicopter Ben Bernanke and objectivist Ayn Rand would be in the same category
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

I like that Ben is hanging with all of you. Ayns spirit is probably furiously trying to retake the test so she can end up in another category.

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Julie @ The Family CEO April 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

INTJ here too. The last time I took this test it told me Alan Greenspan was an INTJ too. Maybe 101 and I will have to duke it out for next Fed chairman! Masterminds rock!
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I would like to see that smackdown between you and 101. He is quite the gardener though, so he might bring along a shovel and hoe, so be prepared…

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101 Centavos April 18, 2011 at 5:51 am

That would be a lot of angst and struggle effort for a dubious prize. I’d be be a short-lived chairman anyway: I’d fire everyone on the first day.
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Kris April 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

Maybe that is just what the country needs though…
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Moneycone April 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

INTJ as well! Hey it isn’t that rare after all!
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Kris April 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

Maybe INTJs like to read blogs so the percentage is skewed…
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Money Reasons April 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

Ironically, after taking the test like 101 Centavos, I’m also a INTJ.

I remember taking this years ago and I was a INTP then.

So I’m either a INTJ or a INTP depending on the test… I guess.

Interesting test though!
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

MR – Maybe the test was the same but you evolved? (Or devolved, I have no idea which personality type you would prefer to be…) :)

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Balance Junkie April 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

I think it’s a great exercise for everyone to try. I’ve re-taken the test several times over the past couple of years and I always register as an INFJ.

I wrote about this same test from human metrics a couple of months ago and met several other INFJs as a result. It’s a pleasure to meet another! :)

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Kris April 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

Nice to meet you too Balance Junkie. At first I typed in the wrong code when I looked up what I was and nothing seemed right. I was also in the same group as Hannibal Lechter and such. I then typed in the correct code and life seemed right again. :)

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The Biz of Life April 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

I’ve taken this test a number of times over the years and almost always come up an INTJ.
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

Biz, you are a very consistent individual!

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Julie @ The Family CEO April 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

INTJs are only supposed to represent 3% of the population, and yet there are four of us in these comments. Hmmm…
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

It is funny how the numbers seem to actually work out. I am an INFJ, which is supposed to be 1-2 percent of the population. So, between the two of us, that is 5 percent, so the other 14 groups make up the other 95 percent? Well, I guess when you think about it, since there are 16 types, if they were all equal, each would be about 6.5 percent of the population. So, maybe I am not so unique after all!

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Vicky April 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I am an INFJ.

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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

That’s why we are pals Vicky!

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krantcents April 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am ENTJ. The following is the description: Assertive and outspoken – they are driven to lead. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking. They value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Your description of the ENTJ does seem to fit what I know about you Krant! I bet you are a great teacher!

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Linda April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I took a test like this in grad school several years ago and my results were similar. I’m sort of wobbling around in the middle of these categories. The test results this time were ISFJ, but the strength of the preferences weren’t entirely definitive:

moderately expressed introvert

slightly expressed sensing personality

moderately expressed feeling personality

slightly expressed judging personality

And the personality page for ISFJ says:

Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

Yeah, I’ve been fighting against those tendencies to put the needs of others first for a long time since I’ve ended up in some not so good for me places because of them!
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Linda- you have to put yourself first sometimes! I have learned to do it more as I have aged. Maybe you just need more experience at saying No, and then it will be easier!

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Jacq @ SMRM April 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I’m an INTJ. I read a study way back that your chances of retiring early if you’re an INTJ are significantly higher than the average.
I’m at about 50% strength on the introverted side, which makes sense because I’m fairly extroverted at work / social situations but not at home. Which is why my extremely (I’m talking extreme) extroverted yappy youngest son can drive me insane sometimes. :-)
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Jacq- I have become more introverted as I age. I think it is because I am so busy, that in my downtime, I really treasure some peace. I have never been one that wanted to be the center of attention though.

Looks like you will be retiring early like a true INTJ! I am off by just one letter, I wonder if that makes my prospect for early retirement any better than average? :)

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Jacq April 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I’ll have to find that study. I think the biggie is the “I” and the “J” – judging usually equals more logical, and I means you can have fun at home on the cheap without having to be out impressing other people all the time. The big thing with the INTJ’s is that they don’t care what other people think of them or their lifestyle. And they have a propensity towards living logically with their little spreadsheets. :-)
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karenho fatt@ family fire pit reviews April 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Love those personality tests. It was fairly accurate. I redid it 2x to make sure and the results were the same. I think that it would be most helpful if organizations used these tests and shared it among colleagues so that they would get a better understanding of their colleagues personalities and why they do certain things instead of judging them(most times unfairly).
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Kris April 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Oh I totally agree it would be great to try and understand where other people get their perspectives. I wishes kids could take these tests too so teachers and coaches could better understand how to teach them!

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Nicole April 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I didn’t do this one, but in the past I’ve come out INTP and INTJ. My numbers used to always be really close to the center except either the N or the T. (In fact, in high school DH and I were among the 5 people our year who “failed” the Myers Briggs because we didn’t answer enough questions because we couldn’t decide on things.) I think I have become much more introverted over the years, less spontaneous etc. I imagine if I had more free time I would return to more extroverted and spontaneous but these days my time is so precious.
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Jacq April 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Nicole, I’m the same way on the last 2 letters. Pretty much zero preference. I figure that’s a good thing since you’re maybe a little more well-rounded and can use whatever characteristics are appropriate for the circumstances. BUT I will never be able to enjoy being “ON” all the time without some time locked away. Probably in a bathroom. Solitary confinement even sounds pleasant – they don’t even have to provide books.
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Kris April 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Nicole, I am with you. I have become more introverted over the years. I think I had to interact with people so much that I needed more downtime for my sanity’s sake. Or, I am becoming a curmudgeon and I just don’t enjoy parties as much as I used to.
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Beth April 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Hi Kris! I’m the same as you! :) And, apparently, we are rare – only 1% of the population? It says that INFJ’s could be psychic and, strangely, I’ve had quite a few instances where I’ve called my parents just as they were either talking about me or getting ready to call me. I can be pretty stubborn and I do trust my own insticts over everyone else’s opinions on a regular basis.

That was fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Kris April 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

I have had quite a few ‘psychic’ moments myself, especially regarding my kids.

Oh, and when I am right, I am right! Why don’t people just understand us better?? :)
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Squirrelers April 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Kris – I’m an INFJ as well. Interestingly, over a decade ago I was an ENFJ. Now, the E has changed to an I for some reason.

The assessment seemed 75% or more accurate, even if not 100%. Close enough to be pretty close, anyway. The protector/counselor description fits my self-perception well.

Maybe that’s why I’ve always liked your blog, as it speaks in that IFNJ tone that’s only shared by 1 to 2%!
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Kris April 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

Squirrel- I migrated from E to I also. I wonder how often people change from I to E as they get older? Or, as we age, do we tend to become more of a homebody?
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