Short Personality Test

By Matt Baker email   Updated 8 Jan 2013

Note: If you already know your personality type, you can jump to our Myers Briggs chart.

short personality test

For each of the four questions below, ask yourself:

Which side best represents me most of the time? You will be tempted to say BOTH and that is normal. Everybody is a little bit of both. But the point of this theory is that people tend to have a preference for one side over the other. Think about which side comes more naturally and choose the letter next to it.

Question 1 - How do you get your energy?

E

Extraverts

  • are generally sociable
  • are focused on the outer world
  • get energy by spending time with others
  • talk a lot & start conversations
  • speak first, then think
  • are quick to take action
  • have many friends & many interests

Introverts

  • are generally quiet
  • are focused on their inner world
  • get energy by spending time alone
  • mostly listen & wait for others to talk first
  • think first, then speak
  • are slow to take action
  • have a few deep friendships & refined interests

I

Question 2 - How do you see the world & gather information?

S

Sensors

  • have finely-tuned five senses
  • pay attention to the details
  • focus on what is real (in the present)
  • think in concrete terms
  • like practical things
  • like to do (make)
  • are accurate and observant
  • prefer to do things the established way

iNtuitives

  • use their "sixth sense"
  • see the "big picture"
  • focus on what is possible (in the future)
  • think in abstract terms
  • like theories
  • like to dream (design)
  • are creative and imaginative
  • prefer to try out new ideas

N

Question 3 - How do you make your decisions?

T

Thinkers

  • mostly use their head
  • make decisions based on logic
  • are more interested in things & ideas
  • treat everybody the same
    (emphasizing fairness)
  • are more scientific in describing the world

Feelers

  • mostly use their heart
  • make decisions based on their values
  • are more interested in people & emotions
  • treat people according to their situation (emphasizing compassion)
  • are more poetic in describing the world

F

Question 4 - How much do you like to plan ahead?

J

Judgers

  • are organized and structured
  • make plans in advance
  • keep to the plan
  • like to be in control of their life
  • want to finalize decisions

Perceivers

  • are casual and relaxed
  • prefer to "go with the flow"
  • are able to change and adapt quickly
  • like to simply let life happen
  • want to find more information

P

You should now have four letters (one for each question). You're now ready to go to our Myers Briggs chart to read your profile.

Note: This is not an official Myers-Briggs test. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and MBTI® are registered trademarks of CPP, Inc. and must be administered by a qualified professional.