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Get to Know Your Personality Type

Understanding your own personality can help you to understand why you react in a particular way to certain circumstances and it can also help guide you towards a suitable career path.

If you really want to be tested properly you should consult a professional, but if you just want to get a general idea and have some fun then try the test below.

You will get the best results if you answer the questions as truthfully as possible.

After you complete the test and click the submit button, your results should appear. This will be a four-letter "code" which is your personality type.

A very brief outline of each personality type is provided at the bottom of this page. This also includes a few famous people who have this personality type, and a few career options.

Take the test and have some fun, but always consult your Careers Advisor to get professional advice.

Personality Type Summary

ENFP : Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving

The Inspirers

~8.1% of the population are estimated to be ENFPs.

  • ideas-people and people-people

  • out-going, fun and like people

  • warm, affectionate and spontaneous

  • great in brainstorming sessions

  • can get bored quickly

  • can be easily distracted

  • can have trouble meeting deadlines

Possible Career Options

  • Scientist, Engineer

  • Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst

  • Pyschologist, Counselor

  • Consultant, Entrepreneur

  • Politician, Diplomat

  • Writer, Journalist, Reporter

  • Actor

  • Teacher

Some Famous ENFPs

  • Franz Joseph Haydn, composer

  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), author

  • Robin Williams, actor and comedian

INFP : Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving

The Idealists

~4.3% of the population are estimated to be ENFPs.

  • maintain a sense of wonder throughout life

  • able to see good in almost anyone or anything

  • can struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection

Possible Career Options

  • Psychologist, Psychiatrist

  • Social Worker, Counselor

  • Writer

  • Musician

  • Teacher, Professor

  • Religious Worker, Clergy

Some Famous INFP's

  • William Shakespeare, playwright

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

  • Julia Roberts, actor

ENFJ : Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging

The Givers

~2.4% of the population are estimated to be ENFJs

  • charismatic

  • power to manipulate others

  • ability to undertake numerous projects simultaneously

  • entrepreneurial flair

Possible Career Options

  • Facilitator, Manager, Consultant

  • Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor

  • Human Resources

  • Events Coordinator

  • Teacher

  • Religious Worker, Clergy

  • POlitician, Diplomat

  • Writer

  • Sales REpresentative

Some Famous ENFJs

  • Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama (U.S. Presidents)

  • Abraham Maslow, psychologist

  • Johnny Depp, actor

  • Pete Sampras, Tennis Champion

INFJ : Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging

The Protectors

~1.5% of the population are estimated to be INFJs

  • hold deep convictions

  • champions of the oppressed and downtrodden

  • not easily led by others

  • good communicators

Possible Career Options

  • Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractor, Reflexologist, etc

  • Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Counselor

  • Teacher, Child Care, Early Childhood Development

  • Religious Worker, Clergy

  • Musician, Artist, Photographer

Some Famous INFPs

  • Martin Van Buren, James Earl "Jimmy" Carter (U.S. Presidents)

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., U.S. Civil Rights Leader

  • Nicole Kidman, actor

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, author

ESTJ : Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging

The Guardians

~8.7% of the population are estimated to be ESTJs

  • thrive on order and continuity

  • feel a need to belong

  • evaluate people and activities based on their sense of what is "normal"

  • outspoken and a person of principles

Possible Career Options

  • Administrators, Managers

  • Police, Military Leaders

  • Judges

  • Financial Officers

  • Teachers

  • Sales Representatives

Some Famous ESTJs

  • James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Franklin Pierce, Grover Cleveland, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, George W. Bush (U.S. Presidents)

  • Sam Walton, founder of WalMart stores

  • Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist

  • Bette Davis, actor

ISTJ : Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

The Duty Fulfillers

~11.6% of the population are estimated to be ISTJs

  • a keen sense of right and wrong

  • punctual and devoted to duty

  • can be frustrated by the inconsistencies of others

  • prefer truth to tact

Possible Career Options

  • Adminsitrators, Managers

  • Accountants, Financial officers

  • Police, Military Leaders

  • Lawyers, Judges

  • Doctors, Dentists

  • Computer Programmers, Systems Analaysts

Some Famous ISTJs

  • George Washington, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Herbert Hoover, George H. W. Bush (U.S. Presidents)

  • Evander Holyfield, heavyweight boxing champion

ESFJ : Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging

The Caregivers

~12.3% of the population are estimated to be ESFJs

  • generous entertainers

  • enjoy being in charge

  • wear their hearts on their sleeves

  • strong sense of right and wrong

  • great desire to "mother" or nuture

Possible Career Options

  • Nursing, Family Practice Doctor

  • Teaching, Child Care

  • Social Workers, Counselors

  • Home Economics

  • Administrators, Office Managers

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting

  • Religious Workers, Clergy

Some Famous ESFJs

  • William McKinley, William J. Clinton (U.S. Presidents)

  • Jack Benny, comedian

  • Danny Glover, actor

  • Nancy Kerrigan, olympic figureskater

ISFJ : Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

The Nurturers

~13.8% of the population are estimated to be ISFJs

  • desire to serve others

  • loyal

  • methodical and accurate

  • family is central to their lives

Possible Career Options

  • Designers, Interior Decorators

  • Nurses

  • Child Care

  • Social Workers, Counselors

  • Religious Workers, Clergy

  • Administrators, Managers

  • Home Economics

Some Famous ISFJs

  • William Howard Taft (U.S. President)

  • Queen Elizabeth II of England

  • Queen Mary I ("Bloody Mary") of England

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet

  • Johnny Carsen, comedian

ENTP : Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving

The Visionaries

~3.2% of the population are estimated to be ENTPs

  • usually clever people

  • love to argue

  • innovative problem-solvers

  • fond of gadgets

  • optimistic

  • little patience with those they consider to be "inferior"

Possible Career Options

  • Scientist, Engineer

  • Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst

  • Lawyer

  • Psychologist

  • Entrepreneur

  • Sales Representative, Marketing

  • Actor

  • Photographer

  • Consultant

Some Famouse ENTPs

  • John Adams, James A. Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (U.S. Presidents)

  • Thomas Edison, inventor

  • Alfred Hitchcock, movie director

  • Tom Hanks, actor

INTP : Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving

The Thinkers

~3.3% of the population are estimated to be INTPs

  • pensive and analytical

  • very precise

  • often have a fear of failure

  • obsessed with logical correctness

  • often enjoy games of logic and strategy, eg, chess, bridge, go and all kinds of word games

Possible Career Options

  • Scientist (especially Physicist or Chemist)

  • Mathematician

  • Forensic Research

  • Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst

  • Engineer

  • Forestry, Park Rangers

  • Lawyers, Judges

  • Professor

  • Technical Writer

  • Strategic Planner

Some Famous INTPs

  • James Madison, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford (U.S. Presidents)

  • Rene Descartes, philosopher

  • Blaise Pascal, mathematician

  • Sir Isaan Newton, scientist

  • Albert Einstein, scientist

  • Henri Mancini, composer

  • Tiger Woods, golf champion

ENTJ : Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

The Executives

~1.8% of the population are estimated to be ENTJs

  • decisive

  • tend to marshall and direct others

  • love to plan and make those plans come to reality

  • when challenged, they may become argumentative

Possible Career Options

  • CEO, Organization Builder

  • Entrepreneur

  • Administrator, Manager

  • Lawyer, Judge

  • Professor

  • Computer Consultant

Some Famous ENTJs

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard M. Nixon (U.S. Presidents)

  • Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister of Great Britain)

  • Al Gore (former U.S. Vice President)

  • Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

  • Jim Carey, actor

  • Benny Goodman, musician and Big Band leader

INTJ : Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

The Scientists

~2.1% of the population are estimated to be INTJs

  • self-confident, sometimes seen as arrogant

  • independence of mind, can have a disregard for authority

  • perfectionists

  • systems builders

  • very private people

Possible Career Options

  • Science, Engineering

  • Doctor, Dentist

  • Lawyers, Judges

  • Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts

  • Corporate Strategist, Organization Builder

  • Administrator, Manager

  • Professor, Teacher

  • Military Leader

Some Famous INTJs

  • Chester A. Arthur, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, James K. Polk, Woodrow Wilson (U.S. Presidents)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, body-builder, actor, Govenor of California

  • Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor

  • Hannibal, Carthaginian military leader

  • Lance Armstrong, professional cyclist

  • Jane Austen, author

  • Richard Gere, actor

ESTP : Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

The Doers

~4.3% of the population are estimated to be ESTPs

  • spontaneous

  • active

  • competitive

  • admires strength in themselves and others

  • love to be the centre of attention

Possible Career Options

  • Marketing

  • Paramedic, Medical Technician

  • Computer Technician

  • Police, Detective

  • Sales Representative

  • Entrepreneur

Some Famous ESTPs

  • James Buchanan (U.S. President)

  • Mae West, actor

  • Eddie Murphy, actor

  • Madonna, singer

ISTP : Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

The Mechanics

~5.4% of the population is estimated to be ISTPs

  • performers but save their energy for projects that interest them

  • often express themselves non-verbally

  • like to spread out both physically and psychologically

  • like to take risks

Possible Career Options

  • Forensic Science

  • Engineering

  • Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts

  • Police, Detective

  • Pilot, Driver

  • Mechanic

  • Carpenter

  • Athlete

  • Entrepreneur

Some Famous ISTPs

  • Zachary Taylor (U.S. President)

  • Tom Cruise, actor

  • Clint Eastwood, actor

  • Frank Zappa, musician

ESFP: Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

The Performers

~8.5% of the population are estimated to be ESFPs

  • love people, excitement, telling stories and having fun

  • love to entertain

  • love anything new

  • loves to talk

Possible Career Options

  • Artist, Performer, Actor

  • Fashion Designer, Interior Decorator

  • Photographer

  • Social Worker, Counselor

  • Child Care

  • Sales Representative

  • Consultant

Some Famous ESFPs

  • Bob Hope, comedian

  • Goldie Hawn, actor

  • Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter"

ISFP : Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

The Artists

~8.8% of the population is estimated to be ISFP

  • live in the present

  • can be charming and ingratiating or aloof and detached

  • can be very competitive

  • tend to learn by experience

Possible Career Options

  • Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor

  • Veterinarian

  • Pediatrician, Child Care, Early Childhood Development

  • Forest Ranger

  • Artist, Composer, Musician

  • Designer

  • Teacher

Some Famous ISFPs

  • Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding (U.S. Presidents)

  • Donald Trump, entrepreneur

  • Liberace, entertainer

  • Paul McCartney, singer and songwriter

  • Britney Spears, singer

  • John Travolta, actor
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