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Posted 04 Apr 2019 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What does each MBTI personality type value most?

What does each Myers-Briggs personality type find most valuable? Before you scroll down to find your MBTI personality type, take a few minutes for some self-reflection. If I ask you what you value most in life, you could probably come up with a few things right off the top of your head. Family and friends are usually one of the first things people say. But there are also things that we forget, or are embarrassed to say that we value. Money is one example. Most people won't say they value money, ...

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Posted 17 May 2018 by Gabrielle Savoie

This Is How Compatible You and Your Partner Are, Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

If you've ever attended a work retreat or met with a career counselor in high school, chances are you already know your MBTI personality (I'm an ENFJ). Myers-Briggs questionnaires are typically associated with team-building retreats and what you talk about with your friends and family when you're bored, but the personality types have been cropping up in another unexpected place: dating apps. It goes a little something like this: "Mike, 35, Lawyer, INFJ, loves pizza." But is that actually an indi...

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Posted 11 May 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

The 16 Myers-Briggs Types: Work, Relationships, Stress, Leadership, and More

We're excited to share the launch of our 16 Myers-Briggs type pages! The most commonly asked questions about each of the Myers-Briggs personality types are answered and put them into one place just for you. Not sure what the Myers-Briggs assessment is? Watch the 3 min. explainer video here.  When you take the Myers-Briggs assessment online through, you get access to the information portal with over 100 pages worth of type related information that dives deeper into each of these ...

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Posted 03 May 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

INTJ Personality Types and Stress

Last time we talked about people with preferences for ENFP and stress. This time, we'll cover the personality type INTJ and stress. If you missed the first two blogs in the stress series, they were What Stresses You Out Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type and How to Calm Job Interview Nerves Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type. Research Our research team explored the causes and effects of stress within a number of top professions in the U.S. Based on data gathered from more than 800,000 people that hav...

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Posted 01 May 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

ENFP Personality Types and Stress in the Workplace

Severe Stress, or Being "In The Grip" For most people, experiencing severe stress leaves them temporarily unable to operate from the most comfortable and familiar parts of their personality. Unlike everyday stress, when people are experiencing severe stress we call it being “in the grip” . When people are under severe stress, they experience a feeling of being “beside themselves.” Their behavior can appear clumsy and out of character, which hampers performance. In light of the stress epidemic i...

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Posted 18 Apr 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What stresses you out based on your Myers-Briggs type

April is National Stress Awareness Month. So we have to ask: Do you know what stresses you out most? Just like your Myers-Briggs personality preferences can tell you about similarities or differences in personality, Myers-Briggs personality type can tell you about what likely gets on your nerves most. In the U.S., stress costs employers an estimated $300 billion a year in health care costs and missed work. On a personal level, 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress...

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Posted 12 Apr 2018 by Michael Segovia, TEDtalk Speaker and Lead Trainer for MBTI Certification Programs

How to calm job interview nerves, based on your Myers-Briggs type

As I sit down to write about how the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) tool can help us deal with stress during interviews, I'm a bit stressed myself. I need to get ready for a workshop later this week. Every time I’ve tried to sit down and prepare this morning, my brain has filled up with a litany of other things. My plate is already full, but I keep adding more portions to it. Then, I realize that so much of how I deal with everyday stress relates to my own personality type preferences. Your stress (and h...

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Posted 23 Mar 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

Myers-Briggs Personality Type and Exercise

If you’re like a third of the population, you made a weight-related or exercise resolution this year. And you’ve probably started off the year strong. But you may find it hard to stick to after a few months. Most of us know how to lose weight and exercise. But why is actually doing it so difficult? There are so many reasons why becoming healthier is difficult. Common reasons include lack of time to exercise, stress, the unnatural psychological pull of dopamine-spiking foods (we’re looking at y...

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Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

Vacations To Try for Each Myers-Briggs Type

When was the last time you tried something new on your vacation? Even better, when was the last time you tried a whole new type of vacation? We spoke with our MBTI type experts and resident psychologists to talk about what activity might be the most relaxing or invigorating for each of the 16 MBTI personality types. Then, take the quiz here to find out more about your specific travel-style! With spring likely on your mind, take a look at the suggestions by MBTI type below. Perhaps it’s time to ...

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Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Michael Segovia, TEDtalk Speaker and Lead Trainer for MBTI Certification Programs

Using Your MBTI Personality Type To Give a Better Interview

I remember my first job interview before I knew my MBTI personality type. It was a long time ago, and I was very young and had yet to learn how to be true to myself. While trying to get a job for the summer in between undergraduate and graduate school, I remember thinking to myself: “Answer how they [my interviewers] want you to answer, no matter what.” I got that job, and at first I was thrilled. Once I began to do the work, however, I hated it. I couldn’t wait for the summer to end! What co...

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Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What's the Best Vacation for Your Myers-Briggs Type?

The winter blues are in full swing which might mean rain, snow or plain-old cold for you. During this time, many people are dreaming of their next escape. A new calendar year brings a renewed sense of wanderlust and goals, begging the question “where to vacation next?” Find Your Perfect Type of Vacation Our research team got together with global cruise line Royal Caribbean International to help you answer this question. Together, we created a convenient way to navigate the possibilities for yo...

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Posted 02 Jan 2018 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

6 Things You Didn't Know About Introversion for World Introvert Day

We sifted through decades worth of data on MBTI type to find some of the most interesting and surprising facts, statistics and tips about the Introversion preference. Just in time for World Introvert Day today! And now that you've already made plans to celebrate World Introvert Day, it's time to learn something new. Here are six things you didn't know about Introversion. When we asked our director of research for The Myers-Briggs company why World Introvert Day is a big deal, he told us “althou...

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Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Each Myers-Briggs Type

With only 10 days left in the year, you’ve probably begun thinking of New Year’s resolutions (in between spending time with family, finishing work projects or studying for finals, gift-hunting and holiday stress). But did you know that only 8% of people keep their resolutions? And 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? What if you used your Myers-Briggs type to help you make and keep your resolution this year? Knowing your Myers-Briggs type can help you make better resolutions and achi...

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Posted 01 Nov 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What does it mean to be an ENTP?

You took the actual Myers-Briggs assessment (either at or through a certified practitioner) and your four-letter type says E-N-T-P. So what does it actually mean to have preferences for ENTP? What similarities might you see between you and someone with the same letters? Let’s find out! First of all, if you need a quick review of what each of the four letters in the Myers-Briggs personality type mean, check out: What do the letters in the Myers-Briggs test stand for? ENTP Type's ...

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Posted 25 Sep 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

How to be happier using self-awareness and Myers-Briggs personality type

One way to increase your happiness (or “well-being” as scientists like to call it) is to increase your self-awareness. By becoming more self-aware, you can tailor strategies to be happier specifically to you. Because let’s be honest, you are not the same as everyone else so different things will make you happy than other people. First, if you haven’t heard of the PERMA model, take a look at this blog for an explanation. We’ve recently done some research on Myers-Bri...

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Posted 14 Sep 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What is Happiness?

What is happiness? Definitions vary, but by becoming more self-aware you can make a plan for happiness that's tailored just to you. So, what do you mean when you say happiness? Scientists tell you it’s a combination of chemicals and hormones in the brain that produce positive feelings. Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky (in her book The How of Happiness) defines happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful and wo...

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Posted 15 Aug 2017 by Brett Farmiloe

What Are Your Strengths? How To Really Know The Answer

If you’ve ever applied for a job it’s highly likely you’ll have been through some type of interview process. We all know there are certain questions likely to be asked at an interview: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? Why do you want to work for us? What are your strengths? While answering any of these can be challenging, it is this last question which often feels the most awkward to answer – how do you balance selling yourself without sounding overly confident or arrogant? You might...

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Posted 07 Aug 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What is the least common Myers-Briggs personality type?

There’s no wrong personality type, but there is certainly a least common Myers-Briggs personality type. We looked at a sample of the US population from three different organizations to determine what the least common Myers-Briggs personality types are for men and women and talk a little about why the population isn’t just split evenly among the 16 types. So, what is the least common Myers-Briggs personality type for men and women? First, what is a sample? A sample is a select group of units (pe...

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Posted 07 Aug 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

How Many MBTI Types Are There?

How many MBTI types are there? What is the history of how Myers Briggs arrived at 16? Take a look at the below about how the Myers-Briggs assessment came to be and why 16 personality types exist. Why are there 16 MBTI personality types? When you combine each of the preference opposites (E-I, S-N, T-F, J-P) you get a total of 16 different personality types on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool. It’s important to know though that 16 isn’t necessarily some magic number (aside from it being an ...

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Posted 11 Jul 2017 by Melissa, MBTI Marketing Manager

What do the letters in the Myers-Briggs test stand for?

First, let’s start with the word test. We generally try to steer away from the word test when talking about the MBTI assessment because test implies there are right and wrong answers, and high and low scores that are good (high) and not so good (low). While there is scoring involved to get to one or the other preference, it is a self-assessment that reports out on how you answer the questions – but there is no right or wrong. We covered this a little in a previous post, A Crash Course in MBTI L...