Come Find Out Your Personality Type

 

What is your personality type at Maybe Crazy Help

A few days ago, I came across the Briggs Myers personality test while scrolling through social media. Intrigued I decided eh, why not, and took the test. The results honestly shocked me. I was shooketh to the bone, ha-ha.

Reading about the personality type I was given was like reading a small handout about myself. Though written by another person who had never met me. It was as if they were able to explain me better than myself. Excited, I dug even deeper into the given personality type INFJ.

While I was reading some of the traits, I noticed I do have almost, if not all, of the traits, listed. It also had strengths and weaknesses. Intrigued I dug deeper. Personally, I believe by understanding the basics of one’s personality you can pinpoint and understand why some people are the way they are. It also helps with pinpointing some of the things that one can work on to become the best version of oneself.

With that being said, I thought doing a recommendation post on the Briggs Myers personality test would be fun to do, and help others understand themselves a little better.

What is the Briggs Myers personality test?

Through research, I found that the Briggs Myers personality test is a personality test created by a mother and daughter duo, Isabel Briggs Myers and Kathrine Briggs in the 1940s.

As the online source, Myersbriggs.org explains, “The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.”

The test focuses on if you are more:

Extroverted or Introverted
Sensing or Intuitive
Thinking or Feeling
Judging or Perceiving

When taking the test there can be 16 different outcomes, the one you receive is the personality type you are. Here are the 16 possible outcomes ranked from highest population count to lowest:

Personality test and how rare they are

Data source: “MBTI Manual” published by CPP                     Chart by Crystal Grasso at maybecrazyhelp.com

 

Knowing personality types can be very beneficial if you think about it. We are all different with different outlooks, understandings, and ideas about life. When you narrow down the facts and statistics there is a way to help one another understand each other.

I’m going to come up with a random example using the workplace. Everyone in the workplace is different, some people may have some similarities, but all-in-all we are different and have different weaknesses and strengths. By understanding a personality type you could implement that in the workplace and give people tasks that complement their strengths to better the workplace flow.

This concept may be a little out there, but if a boss or manager took the time to get to know and understand their employees via personality test, they could help their business grow at a faster pace. When there are people working together as a team, understanding one another, and acknowledging weaknesses there is a huge advantage when it comes to building a business. You’ll also be growing relationships within the business which makes an employee trust and enjoy coming to work. Of course, there will be days that are dull, but they won’t be dreading another shift if they feel valued and thought of.

While I know this idea is very farfetched, just as many of my other ideas, I still believe managers and bosses should take their employees into consideration when it comes to strengths and weaknesses. Though, that is another topic for a different day.

What is an INFJ?

As stated above I am an INFJ. What this means is INFJs are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging. INFJ’s make up 1.5% of the population, making us very few and a bit hard to understand. Honestly, I am just starting this journey on finding out who I am, so I do not know much of the INFJ personality type. I do know I feel more understood and not so alone with my thought processes as I did before I took the test. I was even able to find more like-minded people who hold the same ideas as I do, which is a plus. If you are interested in finding out more, you should definitely check out the free online test.

Some famous INFJ’s include Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa, Tom Selleck, and even Hitler was thought to be an INFJ.

Here are my results, so you know some of what to expect after you take the test:

 

Personality results for Crystal Grasso (Ward) at Maybe Crazy Help

Screenshot by Crystal Grasso (Ward) from maybecrazyhelp.com

 

Where can you go to take the personality test, what should you expect when taking the test?

There are several places you can take the Myers-Briggs personality test. My favorite place has been 16personalities.com. They even have in-depth information about the personality type you get, fun quizzes to see how you and other people answer, and you get your own profile. 16 personalities is an amazing website and dedicated to its readers. There is a lot of free information; though they do have options for people to buy books, courses, and more. Once you’re done reading this, you should definitely go check them out.

I also took the test on a few other websites and got the same results. The 16 personalities test was the best in my opinion. However, I will say you have to be as honest as possible if you truly want to find out your accurate personality type. Here is a screenshot of my results, so you know what you can expect with your profile. Another cool thing is your character is customizable; a nice touch of making your profile more your own.

 

Personality Results from Crystal Grasso (Ward)

Screenshot by Crystal Grasso (Ward) from maybecrazyhelp.com

 

There will be about a 10-minute questionnaire that you will answer. There are no right or wrong answers, just answer with what you feel is best. There is an extra letter at the end as you can see. I got T, which means I am more on the emotional stressed side than the calm assertive side. I am working on becoming more calm and assertive.

How is this beneficial?

Personally, I find knowing about my personality type beneficial in many different ways. I know I mentioned a few beneficial outcomes prior. However, I decided to include a few more. Here are some of the ways I believe people can benefit from when learning about their personality type:

  • Understanding yourself better
  • Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses to improve upon
  • Finding like-minded people who share the same views and understandings as you
  • Understanding other people
  • Feeling understood
  • Becoming more aware of yourself and those around you

We are all beautifully different, but we are tied together in some of the ways we think, feel, and react to certain things depending on how we grew up and perceived the world around us. Honestly, that’s pretty neat if you think about it.

Conclusion

The Myers-Briggs personality test was conducted by a mother and daughter. They created this test to help people become more understandable and for it to be useful in others lives. There are 16 different outcomes when taking the test. Myers and Briggs created this model with the help of the theory C. J. Jung created. By taking the test at 16personalities.com you can find out your own personality type. Additionally, by finding out what personality type you are you can work on your strengths, weaknesses, understand yourself better and more.

Additional

Thank you to everyone who reads, likes, comments, and shares the posts on Maybe Crazy Help. You guys are awesome!! I hope you enjoyed this recommendation post and learn more about yourself by taking the personality test if you have not already.

A friendly reminder, we are doing a drive to collect cards and letters of hope for shelters in time for Christmas. If you are interested in sending a letter or card all the information can be found on the post What Can a Letter Do? We have collected 447 cards so far and the number is continuously growing. Everyone who has written a letter or sent a donation for a card thank you so much. You are amazing and spreading hope to those who may feel hopeless and lost.

All constructive criticism is always more than welcome. I am new to blogging and would love feedback. I learn through my mistakes, so if you find any mistakes let me know in the comments below.

I would love to hear about some of your results and if you feel like the test was accurate or not.

Oh! The facebook share button is giving me a 301 redirect, I am currently fixing this. All other sharing buttons should be working. Just a small heads up.

Thank You Photo Maybe Crazy Help

Photo by Crystal Grasso (Ward) at maybecrazyhelp.com

Resources

The Myers & Briggs Foundation – MBTI® Basics, www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/home.htm?bhcp=1.

“‘It’s so Incredible to Finally Be Understood.”.” 16Personalities, www.16personalities.com/.

31 Comments on “Come Find Out Your Personality Type

      • Yeah, seeing Hilter on there as an INFJ was a shock. Though, it does give you a look at what happens when an INFJ gets too focused on the wrong goal. I’ve noticed a lot of INFJ’s, once they have a set goal, go after the goal they have set and hardly rests until it’s complete. Though, I cannot speak for everyone, just something I’ve noticed through research.

      • Yeah, not even just goals per se. Once something interests me, I’m all in… like completely obsessed by the subject of interest.

    • I cringed when I saw his name on the list too. Though, the reasoning behind putting him on the list is because I had a stranger ask me one day; why do I try so hard to make a difference. My response was, “I suppose if Hitler could motivate thousands into doing harm, then I can inspire millions to do good.” Even though Hitler did terrible things, he was still very gifted. Sadly he used his gifts for harm instead of good. The prime example of an INFJ going to the dark side.

  1. Also INFJ. 16personalities.com is SO eerily accurate. It really does help you to get to know yourself and understand yourself better. Nice post.

    • Hey, that’s why we click so well :). I always refer to you as my blogger friend Tiger Lily and redirect people to your blog all the time. I agree the test is scarily accurate. Reading through everything was crazy, I might end up buying the book and do a review post on it.

      • I’m so touched by that! It definitely explains our friendship. I’ve told my friends about you as well, as one of my blogger pals. I’ll be redirecting people to your blog as well. And I look forward to your review post on the book! (I personally would buy the book; I probably will when my income improves.)

  2. Welcome to the INFJ world. I’ve known that i am one for years now and when i found out i had the same reaction. All of the INFJ groups and pages i’ve found are so great! Check out Introvertdear.com for some great articles too!

    • Thank you so much 🙂 I am definitely going to check out the site you recommended. It feels great to know certain thought patterns are normal. Like having a huge heart and just wanting to heal the world from all the pain, hate, and violence. Being able to understand and come to terms with certain things is amazing.

  3. I remember doing the test when I wasn’t doing well, mentally. I was panicking about what to do next in my life, where to go… This has inspired me to dig out the old test, do it again, and see how the results compare.
    I love your cards for hope idea. It’s the summer holidays, so I’ll have a deeper look and get my kids involved. It sounds like an activity that would be beneficial to them as well, to educate and increase their kindness… Well done! You’re a good soul! 🥰

    • Thank you so much <3 I would love to know if you got the same results or if they changed? I often wonder if one's personality type can change over the years or if it stays the same? With growth, patience, and hardships I'm sure things can often affect us. When I was younger I was energetic and never met a stranger, though I still had the same caring heart and drive to help the world. Wondering if I went from ENFJ to INFJ after certain events? Oh goodness, I'm rambling, I apologize. I often get lost in the keyboard at times when replying. 🙂
      I'll be doing the card and letter drive every year, I am hoping it can blossom into care kits, food kits, and more for those in need, within time. It's heartbreaking realizing how many people in the world are going through such hardships. Hopefully, a letter or card can help provide a small ray of hope that turns into motivation to get their life back in order, or to have as a reminder to keep going.

    • I honestly have no idea what enneagram typology is, however, Google is awesomesauce and I will definitely be looking it up when I get the chance. What are the basics of enneagram typology?

      • There are 9 ‘types’ – numbers. Each person being primarily one type with another wing (a 1 with a 2 wing – wing is the number next to it up or down most you). Ideally every person would be a bit of each. 1 is the one who follows rules. 2 is giveretc.

      • I just took the test and I am a 4w5, which I see some people refer to it as the Bohemian. This really is intriguing. I am going to research deeper into Enneagram. It’s pretty neat how a test can reveal so much about a person. Thank you so much for mentioning it. 🙂

  4. I took my test a number of years ago. I found it very beneficial as I always wondered how I thought and how i really wasn’t fitting in with those around me. It’s been a good thing for me to know that I’m INFJ.

    • I don’t fit in with others as well. It can be frustrating when trying to get thoughts across to people who have a completely different thought process. I agree it’s been very beneficial to know what personality type I am. INFJs are the bees-knees!

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