Friday, October 14, 2005


I'm in the mood for personality tests. Here's one that's based on the Jung-Myers-Briggs typology (Keith...meh lei keh??)

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %

According to D. Keirsey, I am an Idealist Teacher:-
  • Idealist Teachers are abstract in their thought and speech, cooperative in their style of achieving goals, and directive and extraverted in their interpersonal relations.

  • Teachers expect the very best of those around them, and this expectation, usually expressed as enthusiastic encouragement, motivates action in others and the desire to live up to their expectations. Teachers have the charming characteristic of taking for granted that their expectations will be met, their implicit commands obeyed, never doubting that people will want to do what they suggest. And, more often than not, people do, because this type has extraordinary charisma.

  • The Teachers are found in no more than 2 or 3 percent of the population. They like to have things settled and arranged. They prefer to plan both work and social engagements ahead of time and tend to be absolutely reliable in honoring these commitments.

  • An experienced Teacher group leader can dream up, effortlessly, and almost endlessly, activities for groups to engage in, and stimulating roles for members of the group to play. In some Teachers, inspired by the responsiveness of their students or followers, this can amount to genius which other types find hard to emulate.

  • Teachers value harmonious human relations about all else, can handle people with charm and concern, and are usually popular wherever they are. But Teachers are not so much social as educational leaders, interested primarily in the personal growth and development of others, and less in attending to their social needs.

ENFJ type description by D. Keirsey

According to J. Butt:-
  • ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship.

  • ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.

  • ENFJs know and appreciate people. Like most NFs, (and Feelers in general), they are apt to neglect themselves and their own needs for the needs of others. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear.

ENFJ type description by J. Butt

Famous ENFJs:-
  • David, King of Israel (woo hoo!)

  • Sean Connery

  • Abraham Lincoln

  • Johnny Depp

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • Abraham Maslow


phyebeng said...

i did that a few years back, i was/am INFP. P was for perception i think?

basically they're saying im a woman. :P

Keith said...

These things are never quite accurate nor do they claim to be. But I do see alot of "Jungian" stuff in the explanations. Always kinda looking at the inner person or being.
Anyway here's mine:

Your Type is
Extroverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
33 12 38 22

ENFP type description by D.Keirsey
ENFP type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
moderately expressed extrovert

slightly expressed intuitive personality

moderately expressed feeling personality

slightly expressed perceiving personality

Keith said...

haha Champion Idealists include

-Carl Rodgers
(No wonder I think all his theories make sense. I was a big fan of his stuff in Uni.)

-Thomas Paine

-Oliver Stone and of all people

-James Dobson

I actually like Joe Butt's profile of an ENFP.

jv. said...

Yeah, I know we should all read this with a pinch of salt. But still, it's nice to see which category we supposedly fall into...haha.

I like the write-up on ENFJs too, but then again, maybe Keirsey and Butt are only focusing on the positive aspects of each of the characteristics and sidelining the negative ones. For example, I'm sure that as much as I may an idealist and therefore desiring the very best of those around me, that can also rub off negatively when I try to impose these ideals upon others who may not share the same vision.

phyebeng said...

yeah its true all these personality tests and their results always paint an overly rosy picture of your perceived traits.

i scored highly on all of the categories, particularly the 'I' bit. All I know is being a hypersensitive introvert isnt helping me score chicks. they just want to be frens tho.


marie said... finally did the test.

This is how i scored :)

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %
56 1 62 44

ISFJ type description by D.Keirsey
ISFJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
moderately expressed introvert

slightly expressed sensing personality

distinctively expressed feeling personality

moderately expressed judging personality

Anonymous said...

i'm an ENTP just FYI.. just did it.. but i don't entirely agree with it... i mean the percentages..

-tetrarch of abilene

jv. said...

Hey've gotta read your write-up lah. Does sound somewhat like you, especially the Typelogic one.

JaysernLim said...

i think i am turning into a quiz junkie :)

But this is how i scored.

Your Type is
Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
11 12 38 11

You are:
slightly expressed extrovert

slightly expressed intuitive personality

moderately expressed thinking personality

slightly expressed judging personality

Dun think i can agree or disagree. But i guess my preferences are rather random. hence all the slight and 1 moderate :)