ESTP is Active, Pragmatic, Focus on Results, Flexible

Extrovert – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving

ESTPs are nothing if not realistic. They are keen observers of the world and rely heavily on their senses to tell them how things are. This makes them very practical, down to earth and present. They like material comforts and experiences. Because they accept things as they are, they are tolerant and open-minded. Continue reading

ISTP – quiet, practical, logical, flexible

Introvert – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving

ISTPs like to observe and then act. They have a “no nonsense” kind of realism. They are good at dealing with lots of data and practical solution oriented problems. Efficiency and economy of effort is important. They don’t act until it is necessary to do so. Continue reading

INTP – Quiet, Abstract, Logical, Flexible

Introvert – Intuiting – Thinking – Perceiving

INTPs appear quiet, reserved and detached on the outside. On the inside, however they have a rich inner absorbing and analytical life. This can make them oblivious to what is going on around them. They can get lost in time. They are skeptical, innovative, critical, deep and original thinkers – they want logical explanations for everything they find interesting. Continue reading

ISFJ – Quiet, Friendly, Responsible and Conscientious

Introvert – Sensing – Feeling – Judging

ISFJs are quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. They are very loyal and considerate to the few important people in their lives. They enjoy harmony and order at work and home. They have a strong need to be of service, help people and meet their obligations in personal and practical ways. Continue reading

ISFP is Quiet, Sensitive, Friendly, Harmonious

Introvert – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving

ISFPs are quiet, friendly, action oriented, and caring. They enjoy and experience the present moment. They need their own time and space. Personal values are important and used to make decisions. They are good and sensitive listeners and avoid conflict. Continue reading

ISTJ – Quiet, Practical, Logical, Organized

ISTJ’s tend to be quiet, practical, logical and organized. They find success by being thorough, practical, realistic, responsible and dependable. Logic and orderliness are high priorities in all areas of life. This is the hall monitor pattern and is great for making tough logical decisions such as being an umpire. Continue reading

Sensing Intuiting – how we know what we know

Sensing Intuiting is when we gather information from our environment, using our senses (Sensing) to attend to the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations we perceive. We then process this information, to make meaning of it (Intuiting), to decide whether it is threatening or valuable.

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Introvert Extrovert – Renewing our Energy

The Introvert Extrovert MBTI scale relates to how we get and renew our energy. It is not about shy and gregarious/talkative behavior. Do you get your energy from your inner or outer world?

We often describe timid and sociable behavior as being introvert or extrovert. Jung’s conception was whether someone recharged energy by being with people or by spending time alone, especially when stressed. It is whether we prefer the inner or outer world.

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