Unsure About Your Personality Type?

In one of our previous articles we discussed the meaning of scores you see after completing our personality test. This post will focus on what you should do if one of the traits is assigned a very low score (<55%) – this should help you find out which personality type you truly belong to.

There are two layers in our framework: Roles (Analysts, Diplomats, Sentinels and Explorers) and Strategies (Confident Individualism, People Mastery, Constant Improvement and Social Engagement). Finding out which group within each of these two layers you fall under is the most important task. For instance, the difference between an Executive and a Logistician pales in comparison to the chasm between a Logistician and an Architect, even though most of the traits overlap in both cases.

At first, try replacing the weak trait (-s) with an underscore “_” and see if your personality type matches one of the Role or Strategy groups listed in the framework article. For instance, you could get INT_-A, which would imply that you fall under the Analyst Role and Confident Individualism Strategy. If you are able to get a match, then focus on the last remaining trait and try to find out which type within that group or which side of that particular scale describes you best.

If it so happens that one of the traits that determines your Role or Strategy is a weak one, you will need to figure out which type group is a better match. For instance, if you get I_TJ-A, you will need to consider both Analyst and Sentinel Roles; if you get _SFP-T, your next step will be figuring out whether you fall under Constant Improvement or Social Engagement Strategy. If you read the Role and Strategy descriptions linked above, you will notice that they are quite distinct – you should find the right one (or the wrong one) very quickly. Once you find your group, you will have your answer.

INTP -T
1 year ago
I was reading the comments, and I've read one where the person says that she took test 3 times, and she got three different types: INFP, INFJ, and INTP, which is very interesting, because the exact same thing happened to me. I am also turbulent, as so is she. After that I have done it few more times, and I usually got the Feeling ones. The day after, I decided to do it again, but this time, with a clear head and I thought well for every question. I got INTP -T. So I've done it again and I got INFP. Few days I experimented, and basicaly I realised that It usually gives me the right one only the first time (INTP -T, and I know this because, well, as one, I got very interested in this stuff so I am involved with it for almost 6 months), because then I think really good before answering. And now I always get INTP-T anyways, I guess because now I am more sure of what people think of me, and the test is getting more precise.
Ryan
2 years ago
I got an INTJ, and I can't help but notice how most of the commenters are commenting in a way that reveal their personality type as they describe themselves and their results. I'm assuming that most of the analysts didn't get the 'perfect' personality type that best suits them because they either over-analyzed the questions in the test (which might have given them false or biased results) or aren't fundamentally stable in their feelings directed toward the results they got found in the description of their corresponding personality types. I'd recommend for you analysts to under analyze these questions, because too much of anything can be bad, and that includes those who take 20 minutes with the test.
Anonymous
3 years ago
All of my traits are very weak... My "I" is 10%, my "S" is 13%, my "F" is 6% and my "P" is 12%. And I'm 3% Assertive. ISFP fits me extremely well besides the fact that I'm not creative at all. And that, while I'm a natural singer and love music (which I'm extremely happy about having), I don't cringe at math and chemistry but in fact adore math because I view that entire subject as a puzZle with various rules. And I excel at puzzles. Emotionally, though, it was completely on point.
Logan
3 years ago
I identify with INFP and INTP. Usually I consider things logically but feel a strong need to form emotional connections with a partner. If anything the emotional support of a relationship provides the stability that lets my (T)hinking side flourish. In addition, when the emotional need is not filled, my thinking becomes erratic and unfocused. Finally, would other mental conditions affect the results? Say an extrovert that has social anxiety gets listed as an introvert?
Abigail
3 years ago
I got the result INFJ and the description was almost perfectly accurate! (sometimes unfortunately making me realise there were things I needed to face and come to terms with but that's good.) I was wondering how much importance, weight, significance one should place on these results/one's personality type?
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