Sixteen Personalities

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The following is a summation of information relating to the Myers-Briggs categories as found here:


INTJ (“Architect”) Imaginative and strategic thinkers, with a plan for everything (e.g., Blaise Pascal).

Strengths: Quick, imaginative and strategically minded; high self-confidence; independent and decisive; hard-working and determined; open-minded; Jacks-of-all-Trades.

Weaknesses: Arrogant; judgmental; overly analytical; loathe highly structured environments; clueless in romance.

INTP (“Logician”) Innovative inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge (e.g., Albert Einstein).

Strengths: Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers; Imaginative and Original; Open-Minded; Enthusiastic; Objective; Honest and Straightforward.

Weaknesses: Very private and withdrawn; Insensitive; Absent-minded; Condescending; Loathe Rules and Guidelines; Second-Guess Themselves.

ENTJ (“Commander”) Bold, imaginative and strong-willed leaders, always finding a way – or making one (e.g., Steve Jobs).

Strengths: Efficient; Energetic; Strong-Willed; Strategic Thinkers; Charismatic and Inspiring.

Weaknesses: Stubborn and Dominant; Intolerant; Impatient; Arrogant; Poor Handling of Emotions; Cold and Ruthless.

ENTP (“Debater”) Smart and curious thinkers who cannot resist an intellectual challenge (e.g., Thomas J. Watson).

Strengths: Knowledgeable; Quick Thinkers; Original; Excellent Brainstormers; Charismatic.

Weaknesses: Very Argumentative; Insensitive; Intolerant; Can Find It Difficult to Focus; Dislike Practical Matters.


INFJ (“Advocate”) Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists (e.g., Johann Wolfgang von Goethe).

Strengths: Creative; Insightful; Inspiring and Convincing; Decisive; Determined and Passionate; Altruistic.

Weaknesses: Sensitive; Extremely Private; Perfectionistic; Always Need to Have a Cause; Can Burn Out Easily.

INFP (“Mediator”) Poetic, kind and altruistic people, always eager to help a good cause (e.g., J.R.R. Tolkien).

Strengths: Idealistic; Seek and Value Harmony; Open-Minded and Flexible; Very Creative; Passionate and Energetic; Dedicated and Hard-Working.

Weaknesses: Too Idealistic; Too Altruistic; Impractical; Dislike Dealing With Data; Take Things Personally; Difficult to Get to Know.

ENFJ (“Protagonist”) Charismatic and inspiring leaders, able to mesmerize their listeners (e.g., David Deida).

Strengths: Tolerant; Reliable; Charismatic; Altruistic; Natural Leaders.

Weaknesses: Overly Idealistic; Too Selfless; Too Sensitive; Fluctuating Self-Esteem; Struggle to Make Tough Decisions.

ENFP (“Campaigner”) Enthusiastic, creative and sociable free spirits, who can always find a reason to smile (e.g., Oriah Mountain Dreamer).

Strengths: Curious; Observant; Energetic and Enthusiastic; Excellent Communicators; Know How to Relax; Very Popular and Friendly.

Weaknesses: Poor Practical Skills; Find it Difficult to Focus; Overthink Things; Get Stressed Easily; Highly Emotional; Independent to a Fault.


ISTJ (“Logistician”) Practical and fact-minded individuals, whose reliability cannot be doubted. (e.g., George Washington).

Strengths: Honest and Direct; Strong-willed and Dutiful; Very Responsible; Calm and Practical; Create and Enforce Order; Jacks-of-all-trades.

Weaknesses: Stubborn; Insensitive; Always by the Book; Judgmental; Often Unreasonably Blame Themselves.

ISFJ (“Defender”) Very dedicated and warm protectors, always ready to defend their loved ones. (e.g., Brian Tracy).

Strengths: Supportive, Reliable and Patient; Imaginative and Observant; Enthusiastic, Loyal and Hard-Working; Good Practical Skills.

Weaknesses: Humble and Shy; Take Things Too Personally; Repress Their Feelings; Overload Themselves; Reluctant to Change; Too Altruistic.

ESTJ (“Executive”) Excellent administrators, unsurpassed at managing things – or people. (e.g., Edmund Burke).

Strengths: Dedicated; Strong-willed; Direct and Honest; Loyal, Patient and Reliable; Enjoy Creating Order; Excellent Organizers.

Weaknesses: Inflexible and Stubborn; Uncomfortable with Unconventional Situations; Judgmental; Too Focused on Social Status; Difficult to Relax; Difficulty Expressing Emotion.

ESFJ (“Consul”) Extraordinarily caring, social and popular people, always eager to help. (e.g., Deborah Day).

Strengths: Strong Practical Skills; Strong Sense of Duty; Very Loyal; Sensitive and Warm; Good at Connecting with Others.

Weaknesses: Worried about Their Social Status; Inflexible; Reluctant to Innovate or Improvise; Vulnerable to Criticism; Often Too Needy; Too Selfless.


ISTP (“Virtuoso”) Bold and practical experimenters, masters of all kinds of tools. (e.g., Harrison Ford).

Strengths: Optimistic and Energetic; Creative and Practical; Spontaneous and Rational; Know How to Prioritize; Great in a Crisis; Relaxed.

Weaknesses: Stubborn; Insensitive; Private and Reserved; Easily Bored; Dislike Commitment; Risky Behavior.

ISFP (“Adventurer”) Flexible and charming artists, always ready to explore and experience something new. (e.g., Bob Dylan).

Strengths: Charming; Imaginative; Passionate; Curious; Artistic.

Weaknesses: Fiercely Independent; Unpredictable; Easily Stressed; Overly Competitive; Fluctuating Self-Esteem.

ESTP (“Entrepreneur”) Smart, energetic and very perceptive people, who truly enjoy living on the edge. (e.g., Helen Keller).

Strengths: Bold; Rational and Practical; Original; Perceptive; Direct; Sociable.

Weaknesses: Insensitive; Impatient; Risk-prone; Unstructured; May Miss the Bigger Picture; Defiant.

ESFP (“Entertainer”) Spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic people – life is never boring around them. (e.g., Marilyn Monroe).

Strengths: Bold; Original; Aesthetics and Showmanship; Practical; Observant; Excellent People Skills.

Weaknesses: Sensitive; Conflict-Averse; Easily Bored; Poor Long-Term Planners; Unfocused.

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