Right down the middle

I was asked recently if I had ever taken the classic Myers-Briggs test and knew my personality type. I’ve actually taken the test twice. I dug through the file where I have that information stored to pull this out.

My Myers-Briggs test score

My Myers-Briggs test score.

I score highly towards Feeling in the decision-making functions, am most definitely more Introverted than Extroverted, and have a definite preference towards Perception. But when it comes to the perceiving functions, I have no strong preference at all.

Below I’ve pulled a quote directly from the Wikipedia article to explain a bit more about that S/N axis where I can’t seem to nail down a preference.

Sensing and intuition are the information-gathering (perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. People who prefer sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible, and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches, which seem to come “out of nowhere”. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer intuition tend to trust information that is less dependent upon the senses, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. For them, the meaning is in the underlying theory and principles which are manifested in the data.

Both times I’ve taken the test I’ve gotten these same results. The most recent time I took it was in 2004, so maybe I should try to take it again and see if the results have changed in the past 10 years.


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