learn more about your
personality type? I knew for a long time
that I was INFP (or Idealist) but I wasn't sure what
it really meant. I've been studying
personality types and
personality disorders and I found many interesting insights. If you have five minutes to take this short
test, you might understand your personality better.
A personality type is our modus operandi,
defined by four psychological dimensions -- our attitude with respect
outer and inner world (inner directed or outer directed), our way of
information (sensing or intuiting), our way of making value judgments
reason or emotion), and our lifestyle (structured or spontaneous). A personality type is our basic way of
approaching the world -- as we get older, we become more and more
making use of all of our psychological functions. Psychological types
are not the
same thing as psychological disorder, though some types are more prone
developing specific forms of personality disorders.
Personality disorders are usually related to
some traumatic events and dysfunctional family dynamics.
A personality disorder can be destructive
both for the individual who has it and for the people around him (or
her). Personality types are our individual
lifestyles, which show both our strengths and weaknesses.
Understanding your personality and other
people's personality can help in relationships, career choices and
spiritual growth. I did some online
search and found HaleOnline's short test a good way of trying to assess
specific personality type. I hope you
make use of the insights gained from knowing your type to understand
your goals and your relationships.
Here are some free online tests to determine your personality type:
HaleOnline Short Test (only 4 questions)
Jung Typology Test at HumanMetrics
Free Jung Personality Test at SimilarMinds.Com
Click on the links to learn more about
yourself and others.
Jung Type Descriptions at SimilarMinds.Com
The Sixteen Types at Keirsey.Com
Psychological Type Profiles at Socionics
Personality Types and Personality Disorders
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