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Based on the answers to the questions on the inventory, people are identified as having one of 16 personality types. The goal of the MBTI is to allow respondents to further explore and understand their own personalities including their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, possible career preferences and compatibility with other people. No one personality type is "best" or "better" than any other one. It isn't a tool designed to look for dysfunction or abnormality. Instead, its goal is simply to help you learn more about yourself.
Extraversion (E) - Introversion (I): The extraversion-introversion dichotomy was first explored by Jung in his theory of personality types as a way to describe how people respond and interact with the world around them. While these terms are familiar to most people, the way in which they are used here differs somewhat from their popular usage. Extraverts are "outward-turning" and tend to be action-oriented, enjoy more frequent social interaction and feel energized after spending time with other people. Introverts are "inward-turning" and tend to be thought-oriented, enjoy deep and meaningful social interactions and feel recharged after spending time alone. We all exhibit extraversion and introversion to some degree, but most of us tend have an overall preference for one or the other.
Sensing (S) - Intuition (N): This scale involves looking at how people gather information from the world around them. Just like with extraversion and introversion, all people spend some time sensing and intuiting depending on the situation. According to the MBTI, people tend be dominant in one area or the other. People who prefer sensing tend to pay a great deal of attention to reality, particularly to what they can learn from their own senses. They tend to focus on facts and details and enjoy getting hands-on experience. Those who prefer intuition pay more attention to things like patterns and impressions. They enjoy thinking about possibilities, imagining the future and abstract theories.
Thinking (T) - Feeling (F): This scale focuses on how people make decisions based on the information that they gathered from their sensing or intuition functions. People who prefer thinking place a greater emphasis on facts and objective data. They tend to be consistent, logical and impersonal when weighing a decision. Those to prefer feeling are more likely to consider people and emotions when arriving at a conclusion.
Judging (J) - Perceiving (P): The final scale involves how people tend to deal with the outside world. Those who lean toward judging prefer structure and firm decisions. People who lean toward perceiving are more open, flexible and adaptable. These two tendencies interact with the other scales. Remember, all people at least spend some time extraverting. The judging-perceiving scale helps describe whether you extravert when you are taking in new information (sensing and intuiting) or when you are making decisions (thinking and feeling).
ENTJ s are charismatic, strategic, effective and ambitious individuals. They naturally gravitate towards positions of leadership because of their strong ability to convince people. Their skills in debate and reasoning are second to none and through their energetic and decisive appearance people around them feel compelled to follow their lead. They are social, goal oriented and highly effective people who know what they want, how to get it and who to employ and there is little that can keep the ENTJ from achieving their goals. This is why the ENTJ is often described as the most likely to succeed. The ENTJ is the poster child for our ideal of the General, without whom strategy, action and sweeping global change would vanish from society.
Originally posted by SproutKY
These have been around for decades, often given as a "fun" exercise in high school Sorry you haven't seen it before now and glad you are enjoying your exposure to it.
You are most likely a type 1. Taking wings into account, you seem to be a 3w4 or 8w7.
It is not clear from these test results which Enneagram type and wing you are.
To determine your true type, you might want to start by considering the types with the highest scores on the lists below. Also, there are many fine books and other websites that contain detailed descriptions of the types. Consulting these might give you the information you need to determine your true type. As knowing your Enneagram type involves self-knowledge, you might want to observe and analyze your behavior and motivations. You might also benefit from taking the test again later.
(Note that your lowest scores may be omitted.)
Type 1 - 12.7
Type 3 - 12
Type 8 - 12
Type 6 - 10.3
Type 4 - 8
Type 7 - 7.7
Type 2 - 4.3
Type 9 - 2.3
Wing 3w4 - 16
Wing 8w7 - 15.9
Wing 1w2 - 14.9
Wing 3w2 - 14.2
Wing 6w7 - 14.2
Wing 4w3 - 14
Wing 1w9 - 13.9
Wing 7w8 - 13.7
Wing 8w9 - 13.2
Wing 7w6 - 12.9
Wing 6w5 - 11.3
Wing 2w1 - 10.7
Wing 2w3 - 10.3
Wing 4w5 - 9
Wing 9w1 - 8.7
Wing 9w8 - 8.3
People of this personality type are essentially looking to make things better, as they think nothing is ever quite good enough. This makes them perfectionists who desire to reform and improve; idealists who strive to make order out of the omnipresent chaos.
People of this personality type need to be validated in order to feel worthy; they pursue success and want to be admired. They are frequently hard working, competetive and are highly focused in the pursuit of their goals, whether their goal is to be the most successful salesman in the company or the "sexiest" woman in their social circle. They are often "self-made" and usually find some area in which they can excel and thus find the external approbation which they so desperately need. Threes are socially competent, often extroverted, and sometimes charismatic. They know how to present themselves, are self-confident, practical, and driven. Threes have a lot of energy and often seem to embody a kind of zest for life that others find contagious. They are good networkers who know how to rise through the ranks. But, while Threes do tend to succeed in whatever realm they focus their energies, they are often secretly afraid of being or becoming "losers."
People of this personality type are essentially unwilling to be controlled, either by others or by their circumstances; they fully intend to be masters of their fate. Eights are strong willed, decisive, practical, tough minded and energetic. They also tend to be domineering; their unwillingness to be controlled by others frequently manifests in the need to control others instead. When healthy, this tendency is kept under check, but the tendency is always there, nevertheless, and can assume a central role in the Eight's interpersonal relationships.
Based on what you are saying, I would assume you are likely a three. Threes are the ones that base most of what they do off of what makes them successful. So basically you are probably constantly asking yourself, whether you realize it or not, "Is what I am doing going to advance me in some way?" This means in school you think that other people who get better grades are "better" than you. It frustrates to see that someone who puts less effort in what you do yields better results according to other people. It also frustrates you when you see someone get a grade that they probably just didn't deserve. If you are a three, you probably have no problem bragging but in a more subtle way than others. It would be likely that you make people feel inferior at times without you even meaning to. Some people call it intimidation, but you would probably rather describe it as respect.