The Myers-Briggs' Type Indicator (MBTI), developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Briggs, is widely used to assess personality by universities, businesses, and even the military.
That said, Myers and Briggs had no formal education in psychology, and the MBTI is unfounded by science. So rest easy, all you ENFPs. You may share the same personality type as Charles Manson, but that doesn’t mean your type is more prone to evil. Willy Wonka was an ENFP too, you know!
If you’re not sure what your personality type is yet, click this link to find out. The test consists of at least 90 questions designed to uncover your preferences. From there you are categorized into one of 16 personality types. The test is set up to determine:
How you spend your time: Do you prefer to focus on the external world around you? Or do you prefer to spend time alone with your thoughts and personal interests? This is called Extroversion (E) or Introversion (I).
How you process information: Do you see things for exactly how they are? Or do you give things deeper meanings? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
How you make decisions: Do you tend to be logical and consistent? Or are your decisions a balance of special circumstances and the needs of others involved? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
How your structure your life: Are you the kind who prefers planning and following routines? Or do you welcome change and like to go with the flow? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
The 16 MBTI Personality Types
Learning the ins and outs of each MBTI personality type can help you zero in on your strengths, lead others, create passive income streams, launch your business, or whatever else you set your sights upon. When you love who you are, know what you want, and put your whole being into obtaining it, the sky is truly the limit. Let’s have a closer look at each type, shall we?
ENFJ - Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging
The ENFJ isn’t afraid to speak her mind or call someone out on their bluff. She has a way of figuring how what makes a person tick, and with this, she could either break her rival into a million little pieces, or incite even the most apathetic of individuals to harness their talents and fulfill their potential.
The ENFJ is a warm and empathetic individual with impressive oratory skills. For this reason, she makes a wonderful teacher and a charismatic politician. She has a way of encouraging self-expression, and can be a gifted photographer as well. This Boss B*tch has a knack for reading and interpreting nonverbal cues, and is a skilled debater who responds to anger with smooth rationale.
INFJ - Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging
The INFJ is deeply sensitive and idealistic and spends much of her time alone devising her plans to make the world a better place. She is a rare breed, making up less than 1% of the population. Once she develops a clear vision of what needs to change, there is nothing that can stop her from achieving her goal.
The INFJ may be gentle and reserved, but she has a fierce sense of purpose as well. When faced with social injustice, she is often the first to stand up for what’s right. She changes lives with her advocacy and artwork, saves lives as a devoted counselor or doctor, and is a fearless high achiever no matter what she pursues.
ENFP - Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving
Have you ever met someone who derives genuine satisfaction from helping others? That’s your ENFP Boss B*tch. She is as imaginative as she is enthusiastic about lifting up those around her. To the ENFP, life is full of possibilities and there is always a reason to celebrate. She is the soul of the party, a source of ever-flowing warmth and positive affirmations, and a wellspring of spontaneity.
This ENFP meets people where they are and is an ally to all, capable of forming strong friendships with those who are especially introverted or outcasted from the group. She is one heck of a comedian, but she also owns in marketing and diplomacy, or any other fields that require phenomenal “people person” skills.
INFP - Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving
The INFP seeks harmony in her environment and values strong connections with others. She is an idealist who brings healing and encouragement to those around her, whether that’s through her deep one-on-one conversations with friends and colleagues, or her work as a medical professional, counselor, or coach.
INFPs seek a moral connection to their work. They are curious and imaginative, and make outstanding authors and journalists as they rarely run out of inspiration and can find beauty and meaning in the most unlikely places. She trusts her gut instinct, rarely sways from her values, and is a free-thinker who enjoys self-expression and learning.
ESFP - Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
The ESFP is outgoing and friendly. She cherishes her time with others and enjoys collaborating to pull off a goal. She tends to have a lot of common sense and enthusiasm that rubs off on everyone, and because she has a way of making work activities fun, she is often placed in roles where she is needed to unite people for a cause. The ESFP is spontaneous, open to change, and always ready for a new environment.
This is the kind of Boss B*tch who likes to keep things fresh. She is an incredible event planner, a spunky flight attendant, and a killer sales representative who is practical and aware of her surroundings. She is always there for others when called upon, and generously devotes her time and energy to the people she works with along with those who are lucky to call her their friend.
ISFP - Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
The soft-spoken, cooperative, friendly, and sensitive ISFP is a true artist with a keen eye for aesthetics. She breaks norms through her work and uses her creativity to ask important questions about the world around her. She is focused on the present moment and doesn’t do well with routines. Furthermore, she doesn’t always see the sense in being aggressive or assertive to accomplish goals.
Instead, this Boss B*tch has a “live and let live” attitude. She surrounds herself with only that which brings her peace, and she easily relates to the emotions of others. She is a remarkable interior designer, sculptor, musician, or brand manager who is skilled at seeing the big picture. The ISFP likes to have her own, quiet space to work and a flexible schedule. She is always up for experimentation and is as adaptable as they come.
ESFJ - Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
ESFJ Boss B*tches are said to be the second least likely type to believe in a higher power. They are realistic and logical people who are sensitive to the needs of others and have a strong sense of duty. At times rather predictable, she appreciates steadiness and routine, and can become frazzled by emotionally-charged situations.
But that’s also where the ESFJ Boss B*tch often steps in. She avoids conflict and helps smooth issues out by communicating with both parties in a calm and friendly way. The ENFJ is community driven, and more likely to set their sights on bolstering the whole as opposed to their own personal motives.
ISFJ - Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Responsible, conscientious, and practical are accurate descriptors for the ISFJ. She exhibits a meticulous attention to detail in both work and life and can be trusted with high-stakes roles where small mistakes lead to big consequences. She likes order, structure, and consistency, and is loyal to those who are loyal to her.
The ISFJ Boss B*tch doesn’t appreciate people butting into her business. She values privacy, and can be overly cautious to the point of perfectionism in most areas of her life. Deep down, she is sensitive and altruistic, and prefers to keep any feelings of distress to herself so as not to upset others. She is a serious and dependable asset to any team.
INTJ - Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging
One can always trust the skeptical and independent INTJ to tell the truth. As a judging intuitive, she is able to give structure to chaos and find big picture meanings. This personality type is often referred to as the Architect or the Intellectual, as she is consistently industrious, deliberate, and logical no matter what is thrown her way.
The INTJ Boss B*tch finds patterns in external events and develops highly analytical, long range perspectives. She has high standards for herself and others, and has a reputation for being a walking encyclopedia who is confident in her ideas. The INTJ is a successful lawyer, engineer, computer programmer, or economist as she prefers to keep her emotions tucked away, especially at work.
ENTJ - Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging
The ENTJ is a natural born leader for good reason. She has a strong desire to command and direct others, and she has a knack for implementing logical policies. She is decisive and confident in her ideas, and although she can be somewhat forceful in conveying them, this generally comes from a place of wanting to share her knowledge.
Because she sees things from a macro-perspective, she is skilled at planning for long-term success. For this reason, she is often a CEO, a management consultant, or a financial planner. She likes to stay well-informed and on top of trends, and she thrives in stimulating environments where opportunities abound for her to enthusiastically take charge.
INTP - Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving
Give an INTP some quiet space and flexibility, and she will solve her way through complex mysteries and puzzles that make others’ heads spin. She is a truth-seeker who has an uncanny ability to think outside the box to find sensible, objective solutions. The INTP is considered the Logician of the personality types, and she can be quite the talented forensic scientists, game designer, or data analyst.
There’s no convincing the INTP Boss B*tch with illogical ideas; she is fiercely skeptical, and little is sacred to her. Her decisions are rarely influenced by emotion and she has no problem with detaching from people or things who stand in her way. She is so intensely focused, her eyes can burn holes straight through the desk.
ENTP - Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving
The ENTP loves herself a juicy debate or the occasional opportunity to play devil’s advocate. She has the mental agility to pursue her goals relentlessly, undeterred by obstacles or frustrating opponents. She is a fascinating conversationalist, who can deconstruct, analyze, and rebuild ideas tirelessly.
This visionary is naturally curious and innovative. She loathes routines, can be easily bored, and she likes to toy around with new ideas and scan for possibilities. That’s why the ENTP Boss B*tch can often be found spearheading new inventions and business ideas, or flourishing in scientific environments. She is motivated by novelty, and refuses to be tied down.
ISTP - Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
The ISTP is a grounded individualist who requires little external connection to achieve their goals. This Boss B*tch is practically immune to stress. She knows how to go with the flow, she puts her creativity to practical use, and she’s resourceful, making her a strong craftswoman or mechanic.
The ISTP is known for having a somewhat wild and passionate nature, and a plethora of independent hobbies that make use of her kinesthetic intelligence. You’ll never have to worry about your ISTP superior hovering over your shoulder. She requires freedom and flexibility in her work, and offers the same to her colleagues and employees.
ESTP - Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
ESTP Boss B*tches quickly tire of sitting around and theorizing. They are highly focused on the present moment, and action-oriented individuals who prefer to jump right in and learn through practical experience. She is full of energy and life, and tolerant by nature, which allows her to easily socialize with teams comprised of diverse personalities.
Common careers for the ESTP are actors, detectives, and EMTS, as these demanding paths allow her to make use of her assertiveness, attention to detail, and ability to think on her feet. ESTPs don’t spend a lot of time reflecting or imagining. They are ambitious and competitive, and can be rather impulsive, which is why they tend to accomplish great feats in little time.
ISTJ - Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
ISTJs are thought to be the biggest personality group, comprising around 13% of the population. The love order and structure and are comfortable following tradition. She fits well into management positions, as she is practical and realistic about what needs to be done and how she can achieve it.
The ISTJ Boss B*tch is dependable, thorough, and organized on the job. She values loyalty and is a dependable colleague and friend, and once she finds the right career for her, she tends to stick with it for many years to come. She is a dutiful and methodical being who can commonly be found enforcing and upholding laws, be it as a judge, a police officer, or a lawyer.
ESTJ - Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
The ESTJ has an eye for details and a talent for managing them. She is skilled at organizing, whether that’s people, projects, or data, and she has a way of streamlining systems and policies to improve efficiency. Persistent and extroverted, she can be a wonderful marketer or salesperson, and because she is decisive and conscientious, she has the personality to be a trustworthy military tactical operations officer.
The ESTJ Boss B*tch takes an orthodox approach in most all things. She is a hard worker who rises the ranks by staying consistent and focusing on accuracy. ESTJs are pragmatic and compassionate with a strong moral center. They bring stability to chaos and adversity, and won’t waste anyone’s time with unrealistic expectations.