Personality tests are a great way to find out your hidden personality traits if taken as an individual, but nowadays most employers and even some schools make their future employees/students take these tests to place them in the right role/department and even understand them better.
While people have developed various personality tests over the years, one of the most famous and usually everyone’s go-to tests is the Myers Briggs personality type test. This is a multiple-choice questionnaire where one has to pick the most suitable reaction to the scenario that they are given. Based on the responses, the person is put in one of the 16 categories chalked out by the Myers Briggs personality types.
Let’s have a look at the 16 personality types:
The Inspector: They value traditions, is usually very calm in their demeanour and have a keen eye for detail. They may come across as intimidating due to the way they conduct themselves and they thrive in a work environment that provides structure and stability.
The Counselor: Complex issues excite them. Some people call this type bizarre. They are best suited for a creative role.
The Mastermind: The mastermind is also the innovator but also highly introverted and hence prefers working alone. They excel at developing strategies and naturally gravitate towards solving problems.
The Giver: Highly empathetic, the givers are people’s people. Humanitarian focuses roles are where the givers will do well.
The Craftsman: Due to their extremely rational but unpredictable nature, this type comes across as very mysterious to a lot of us. Roles that are technically inclined and demand physical activity will always be appealing to this particular personality type.
The Provider: Extroverted by nature, they are the cheerleaders of any group or organization they belong to. They will flourish in roles that require interpersonal skills.
The Idealist: Shy and reserved, the idealists thrive away from the crowd and noise. Professionally they like to pursue a career that focuses on personal goals and values instead of making a big buck. Communications or health care would be their ideal career choice.
The Performer: They enjoy being the centre of attention and are extraverted. The performers, as the name, suggests usually go for a professional artistic career.
The Champion: They are highly creative and would be best suited in a role, which requires them to think outside the box. They give importance to their feelings and hence are also very thoughtful and mindful of others around them.
The Doer: They do the best in roles that require people to be spontaneous and happy to take risks. They are also very disciplined.
The supervisor: As the name suggests, they like to be on top of things and overlook processes. They like to set structure in an organization and hence management is best suited for this type.
The commander: Born with leadership qualities they always like to take the lead. Challenging roles fuel their soul. They are highly dependent on rational solutions for obstacles.
The Thinker (INTP): They are full of ideas and highly intelligent people. They thrive in a work environment, which is flexible and lets them work independently, as they are introverts at the end of the day.
The nurturer (ISFJ): The nurturer will flourish in a role that’s behind the scenes and highly structured. They are extremely caring and giving but are introverted.
The visionary (ENTP): Not a fan of small talk, they need constant stimulation to find inspiration. They love challenging roles and are extroverts.
The composer (ISFP): They come across, as introverts but are warm and also quite spontaneous. This type likes to work on an independent basis.