MBTI Personality Differences

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I have taken multiple versions of the MBTI personality test, receiving varying results because I am rather close in most categories. But most frequently I am identified as an INFP, sometimes referred to as the “dreamer,” the “philosopher,” the “mediator,” or the “idealist.” Some of my other results have included ISFP, INTJ, and ISFJ. Personality Pathways describes the INFP and ISFP personality types by saying, “They live for the understanding of others and feel deeply grateful when someone takes the time to get to know them personally” (Poirier). I find this to be very true for myself. The most fulfilling relationships that I have with others, such as friends and family, are when they spend time with me and get to know me further. This…show more content…
He labeled INFPs as Writers and Editors, “idealistic and forward-looking people… looking for ways to inspire others.” He talked about how they do not like to make decisions hastily, and like to indulge in their imagination. I feel that these traits also translate into other creative fields beyond writing. Poh described ISFPs as Artists, with a “keen sense of aesthetics and beauty.” He touches on how they can pick up on subtle emotions communicated through body language. Poh gives the title of Designers to those with the INFJ personality type. While that was not a result that I received, I did receive results of INTJ and INFP, so I don’t think it is a stretch to say that I have some of these characteristics as well. He states, “designers of any field need to understand the relationships between information and data and connect the dots before they can come up with good designs.” Overall, I can say that I see many of these characteristics in my life. As areas of skill needed within my field, I believe that I am well equipped for the jobs that I will…show more content…
He found that introverted personalities are better designers. Hodge looked at a study from a design professor at Mississippi State University, Beth Miller, and a group of researchers there. They found the leading Myers Briggs personality type for designers is INFP. Hodge also looked at a survey by Strategic Aesthetics, where they found a prevalence of INTJ types. Aside from just being introverted, Hodge also noticed that intuition was a strong skill for designers. As someone who is introverted and intuitive, it makes sense to me why design work comes more natural to me than some of my classmates with different personalities. The studies that he looked at also showed extraverted personalities ENFP and ENFJ close behind their introverted counterparts. It is important for designers to be able to communicate their ideas, something that may be a bit more natural for extraverts. Hodge concluded by saying, “There's one trait that's definitely prevalent in all the results we looked at; intuition. That's the ability to solve problems in an abstract way. It would be rare to find a designer without that as part of their
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