Typing people is a very complex process. What should the classification be based on? Why would you classify one as a provider and not a champion for example? For as long as humans have existed, this has remained a much contested topic. The Myers and Briggs classification is one of the oldest classifications and is regarded as a rather accurate way of classifying humans. Here are the 16 different types of people the theory comes up with. The personalities are represented by 4-letter codes.
ESTP – are active, playful and full of life with a great sense of humor. They adapt quickly to new environments and easily fit in social groupings.
ESFP – are energetic, charming and keen to engage people around them. They are humorous, playful and simple enjoy having a good time. If anything, they best learn by trying out new things!
ENFP – creators who love to help others. They are always full of new ideas and never fear to make known their views. Most ENTP personalities are lovers of art because art expresses ideas.
ENTP – these personalities are drawn towards finding solutions to intellectual problems. They enjoy outwitting others, are rarely judgmental but show little patience for those who cannot cope.
ESTJ – very methodological and rule abiding, they enjoy working within existing structures. To them, things should work in a preset, fixed order.
ESFJ – these are harmonizers, persons who love to have peace around them. They are always ready to help others if that meant bringing peace to their environments.
ENFJ – see abilities in others and are passionate about whatever they feel is possible. Typically they also have the charisma to persuade people around them to their ideas.
ENTJ – are typical leaders who enjoy rallying others. They reason logically and are both articulate and quick to take to take charge of situations.
ISTJ – these are the quite type, independent and thorough in everything they do, people who earn success through hard work. They are practical and both responsible and realistic.
ISFJ – these are organized individuals both tidy and orderly. They love to follow regulations and rely on their procedure to achieve their success. They are usually loyal and very friendly.
INFJ – are people who strive to help others realize their dreams. They are keen to lean what motivates others especially regarding relationships and material wealth.
INTJ – these are problem solvers, people who are always eager to innovate solutions for processes and systems. They are usually blessed with the talent to see where improvements can be made.
ISTP – are people who are always silent until there is a problem when quickly they come out with great ideas. They enjoy solving problems using principals and greatly value efficiency.
ISFP- when people are almost satisfied with what life has to offer, they fall into this category. These people take it easy, are hard to know and hardly force their opinions on others.
INFP – call them individualistic and nonjudgmental with the call to improve both themselves and others.
INTP – people who are keen to know the driving force behind everything they come across. While others find it satisfying to live a simple life, INTJ personalities thrive on the complex side of life.