In a recent conversation with a friend, the topic arose regarding personality tests. I have taken many throughout the years, they have changed quite a bit.
For a variety of reasons, such as jobs, relationships, friendships, self-help, and pure curiosity.
There are 16 common personalities:
Normally, I fall within the same realm of results:
Here are the results from Test #1
(You can also your free personality test at https://www.16personalities.com/)
INTJ-T Analyst Constant Improvement
- EXTRAVERTED 15%
- INTROVERTED 85%
- INTUITIVE 52%
- OBSERVANT 48%
- THINKING 51%
- FEELING 49%
- JUDGING 60%
- PROSPECTING 40%
- ASSERTIVE 39%
- TURBULENT 61%
Deep diving into the "architect" personality traits included being quick, imaginative and strategic. Having high-self confidence (I would only agree in business, I have self-confidence). Being independent and decisive. Hard-working and determined, open-mindedness, and a jack of all trades.
With these come weaknesses such as arrogance, being overly judgmental, overly analytical, clueless in romance, loathe highly structured environments,
In relationships, the expectations are a long-term healthy relationship, while not falling head over heels in the beginning. A very traditional yet fantasy world relationship. This often leads to unrealistic expectations and let downs. Directness and honesty are a need and expectation also. Remaining in control, calm, cool and collected is the goal. Appearing confident. Architect personality types, such as I, seek deep relationships, long-lasting relationships, they are logical and always want to ensure their partner is both physically and mentally satisfied while leaving themselves unemotionally fulfilled. We have strong values for intelligence, open discussion, communication, and discussing change. Thus, these traits must be reciprocated by our partners. The challenges we are faced with is finding a partner who shares in the same core values. Architect personalities must remain present in the relationship and remain open to continue the development of the relationship, as we tend to close ourselves off.
Friendships are just as hard as romantic relationships as we tend to be very private and emotionally unavailable. Having strong opinions can come across as straight arrogance. Architect personalities like to be free and not be caught up in situations of small talk. Emotional situations are difficult to deal with. Once in a friendship or relationship and trust is built, an architect personality has a very dark sense of humor and sarcasm, they do struggle to read between the lines. Being direct is a key component in maintaining long-lasting relationships with the architect's personality, however in a respectful manner.
Architect personalities are always seeking to improve themselves. Typically, as parents, the architect parent encourages their children to prepare for anything life throws at them and to be free and critical thinkers. They make every attempt to raise self-sufficient children.
In the business or working field, architect personalities like working alone and despise office politics. They have very high standards. They not only hold themselves to high standards, but they also hold their superiors to high-standards. If their supervisors or managers are not up to par, there is a complete lack and loss of respect. They value independence in the workforce and can manage systems, projects, and taking on difficult tasks and roles. Architects tend to be in the fields of system engineers, marketing strategists, project managers, system analysts, or maintain low-profile roles as project managers.
Realistically, the architect's personality is a natural fit for any position as they possess the skill set, creativity, drive and motivation to get the job done. They do seem to think team-building exercises are a waste of time. Architects value excellence and workmanship and have a strict code of conduct in the workplace.
Because architect personalities are independent, they are easily frustrated if they feel as though they are pushed or forced into positions or roles that remove their freedom. Architects promote freedom and flexibility in the workplace, thus making them excellent managers. They believe their subordinates should be self-starters and capable of efficiency and results.
Architects are strategic thinkers, although quirky and misunderstood, they possess the great intellect to work on their own to produce results. Their expectations and standards are high. They like consistency.
When I read these results, I could relate to them. I would say 95% of the test was accurate.
Test #2 (I took another free test at https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/take-the-mbti-instrument/)
And my results were:
INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the rarest of all the types
INTJ indicates a person who is energized by time alone (Introverted), who focuses on ideas and concepts rather than facts and details (intuitive), who makes decisions based on logic and reason (Thinking) and who prefers to be planned and organized rather than spontaneous and flexible (Judging).
ISFJ Personality Type. ISFJs are industrious caretakers, loyal to traditions and organizations. They are practical, compassionate, and caring, and are motivated to provide for others and protect them from the perils of life.
Definitions from (https://www.personalitypage.com/)
Many other sites offer free personality tests.
There are sites which you can pay for your results too:
If you are interested in learning more about your personality traits, why not give it a try? You never know, you might find out something new. It could help you grow and improve.
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