Your closeness to each stereotype

The value of stereotypes

Stereotypes can be beneficial, when used in the right way, if they reveal some of the common or shared aspects of our psychology. They can act as heuristics, helping you to learn about and understand yourself and others. They can be simple and practical introductions to the complexity of human psychology.

Compare Personality Types:

There are only 16 stereotypes, and you are a unique individual. The table shows how close your personality is to each of the types. Some people are close to one particular stereotype, but the majority of people are between two or more types. Below, there are short descriptions of the two that are closest to your unique personality. You can look at others using the drop-down box. You can use these descriptions to check that your results are correct. If not, then you can change your results. Further down is the option to look at a more in-depth description of each type.

ESTJ and INFP overviews

If your personality type is ESTJ then you want the world to be well run and well organised. You are keenly aware of the need for structure in a situation, such as the roles and responsibilities that people have. If there are no established processes or procedures, or in a situation of chaos, then you will introduce a logical organisation and structure into the way things are done. You are likely to be businesslike and professional in your manner.

If your personality type is INFP then you have some deeply-held values, though there are probably very few people, if any, who know what those values actually are. Privately, you may be a people-person, but others may not recognise it as you show your feelings in indirect, imaginative ways rather than in more conventional expressions of care. You may be looking forward to the realisation of some personal ideals.

More info on a particular type

Get longer description:

The longer description provides more information about the stereotype. This includes an overview of what makes an ESTJ tick, contributions to a team, personal growth, and recognising stress.


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