MBTI quick and dirty cheat sheet

Warning: internet trash folklore ahead

At a work dinner last night, a lovely lady whom I mentally typed as an ESFJ confessed to being in love with getting flowers and elaborated on the joys of it at length… Just like I was told they did on some less than credible website. Coincidence?!

Albeit the Myers Briggs Type Indicator is quite unscientific and given way too much credence, it can be great fun. So I collected the in no way scientific (but hugely useful) internet-folklore findings on MBTI that resonated with me here.

How to make each MBTI type fall in love with you
Some classy pictures from Luttrelstown Castle, Dublin to lift the mood

How to know if they like you for each MBTI type:

ENTP: prove themselves by arguing and arrogance

ENTJ: criticise

ENFP: smile more than usual

ENFJ: try to be perfect in front of you

ESTP: get awkward

ESTJ: become very attentive and turn into great listeners

ESFP: make fools of themselves in an endearing way

ESFJ: brag

INTP: troll

INTJ: stalk

INFP: nobody really knows

INFJ: it’s a secret

ISTP: confront and act direct

ISTJ: make a lot of intense eye contact

ISFP: blush

ISFJ: throw little glance and smiles

What word do the MBTI types use to describe someone they like:

INTJ: Kind

INTP: Obliging

ENTJ: Charming

ENTP: Magnanimous

INFJ: Sweet

INFP: Compassionate

ENFJ: Giving

ENFP: Bubbly

ISTJ: Helpful

ISFJ: Sensitive

ESTJ: Helpful

ESFJ: Warm

ISTP: Unassuming

ISFP: Affectionate

ESTP: Welcoming

ESFP: Generous

What does each MBTI type like in other people

How to quickly understand each of the 16 MBTI types:

INTJ: logical, methodical, skeptical, intimidating

INTP: intellectual, calm, unaware of their surroundings

ENTP: analytical, charming, irresponsible, distractible

ENFP: warm, inspiring, disorganised, in need of constant approval

ENFJ: passionate, charismatic, manipulative

ENTJ: strong, authoritative, intense

ESTJ: responsible, hard-working, obsessive

ESFJ: bubbly, respectful, shallow

ESFP: flamboyant, brave, reckless

ESTP: confident, brave, crude

ISTJ: realistic, have high standards, stale

ISFJ: kind, conservative, obsessive

ISFP: considerate, artistic, self-pitying, manipulative

INFJ: patient, understanding, complicated

INFP: idealistic, sweet, emotional, in need of constant approval

Each MBTI type in a few words

My sources? An merged assortment from Tumblr and Pinterest, the cradle of modern science. (Seriously, the original posts are mostly gone, so I can’t even credit them properly). If you are the original author and wish to be credited, please let me know.

 

In the mood for some mind games? You can try it too.

The trick is to start with T vs F. That should be obvious.

Then move on to J or P: do they prefer certainty and clarity or do they like spontaneity and open options?

S vs N: are the down-to-earth, practical and pragmatic or do they prefer thinking about the future?

E vs I can be very hard, but it is probably the one that matters the least.

 

Let me know how this horoscope works out for you 😉

Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

More post-card philosophy for you!

We’re taking a darker shade today  to paint this fellow. Try to guess who said all this, you’ve definitely heard of him.

He is probably an INTJ. There is no consensus on his personality, but INTJ makes sense to me – clever, daring and ruthless! Put your guess in the comments and then Google any quote to get the actual answer. He said:

  • One must renounce the bad taste of wishing to agree with many people.
  • Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.
  • The visionary denies the truth to himself, the liar only to others.
  • One chooses logical argument only when one has no other means.
  • Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
  • Without the errors which lie in the assumption of morality, man would have remained an animal.
  • All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
  • All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
  • Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
  • The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
  • In everything one thing is impossible: rationality.
  • The doer alone learneth.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

Rules: Resist the Googling trigger fingers and use your brain instead. All the quotes below reveal an interesting personality – and are attributed to one real person. Can you put your secret service psychologist hat on – and guess who said it?

Clues: Today we have an ENTJ. You all know him.

Quotations:

  • It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
  • I love the name of honour, more than I fear death.
  • What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
  • In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are.
  • No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
  • It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
  • It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
  • As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.
  • In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

Do comment if you wish – and especially if you don’t know the answer! I am very curious to see who you come up with 🙂 You all know this person. Next week I will up the ante!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.