Forever Jung and my favorite Personality Test

Ever see four random letters in someone's profile or description of themselves? Chances are they are one of 16 different personality types based on theories proposed by Carl Jung. jung

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Every term I have my students take a free version of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. The results of the test are always scary accurate. While working as an academic and career counselor we also utilized the Myers-Briggs test for students who were trying to figure out potential career path's. Once the test was complete they would receive a printed description of their personality based on the results and it included information on everything from what types of occupations they'd excel in to the types of sexual activities they prefer!

You can take a version of the Myers-Briggs online here. Once you get your four letter code I would go to the wikipedia page here on the Myers-Briggs and scroll down to the table that lists all 16 types and click on yours to read a further description. You can also google your code and read through dozens of websites offering their interpretation of your personality type.

I've taken a few versions of the test and always get the same result - INFJ. It's the rarest of all the types! Some famous names that are thought to also be INFJ's: Chaucer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jerry Seinfeld, Nelson Mandela and Billy Crystal. INFJ's are referred to as the Counselors and here are a few of my favorite aspects of their personalities courtesy of the Wikipedia page on them:

- Though they are very independent, INFJs are intensely interested in the well-being of others.

- INFJs have a rich, vivid inner life that they may be reluctant to share with those around them. INFJs tend to be easily hurt, though they may not reveal it (except to their closest companions). INFJs may "silently withdraw as a way of setting limits" rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset."

- They are intricately, deeply woven, mysterious, highly complex, and often puzzling, even to themselves. They have an orderly view toward the world but are internally arranged in a complex way that only they can understand. Abstract in communicating, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities.

Yep - that sounds like me, for better and for worse!

What is your Jungian personality type?

Do you think the results are accurate?