16 Personalities - Core Theory - Framework - Summary

Below is my summary of the article and the types.

Approach

Acronym format introduced by Myers-Briggs, with an extra letter for the fifth scale, reworked and rebalanced based on the Big Five personality traits.

Five Personality Traits

Mind

Introverted (I___-_) prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction.

Extraverted (E___-_) prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction.

Energy

Observant (_S__-_) are highly practical, pragmatic and down-to-earth.

Intuitive (_N__-_) are very imaginative, open-minded and curious.

Nature

Thinking (__T_-_) focus on objectivity and rationality, prioritizing logic over emotions.

Feeling (__F_-_) are sensitive and emotionally expressive.

Tactics

Judging (___J-_) are decisive, thorough and highly organized.

Prospecting (___P-_) are very good at improvising and spotting opportunities.

Identity

Assertive (____-A) are self-assured, even-tempered and resistant to stress.

Turbulent (____-T) are self-conscious and sensitive to stress.

Type Groups

Roles

Analysts (Intuitive and Thinking, _NT_-_) embrace rationality and impartiality, excelling in intellectual debates and scientific or technological fields.

Diplomats (Intuitive and Feeling, _NF_-_) focus on empathy and cooperation, shining in diplomacy and counselling.

Sentinels (Observant and Judging, _S_J-_) are cooperative and highly practical, embracing and creating order, security and stability wherever they go.

Explorers (Observant and Prospecting, _S_P-_) are the most spontaneous of all and they also share the ability to connect with their surroundings in a way that is beyond reach of other types.

Strategies

Confident Individualism (Introverted and Assertive, I___-A) prefer doing things alone, choosing to rely on their own skills and instincts as opposed to seeking contact with other people.

People Mastery (Extraverted and Assertive, E___-A) seek social contact and tend to have very good communication skills, feeling at ease in social events or in situations where they need to rely on or direct other people.

Constant Improvement (Introverted and Turbulent, I___-T) are high achieving individuals dedicated to their craft – however, they also tend to worry too much about their performance.

Social Engagement (Extraverted and Turbulent, E___-T) tend to be restless, perfectionist individuals, prone to experiencing both very positive and very negative emotions.

16 Personality Types

Analysts

Architect (INTJ)

Imaginative and strategic thinkers, with a plan for everything.

Logician (INTP)

Innovative inventors with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Commander (ENTJ)

Bold, imaginative and strong-willed leaders, always finding a way – or making one.

Debater (ENTP)

Smart and curious thinkers who cannot resist an intellectual challenge.

Diplomats

Advocate (INFJ)

Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists.

Mediator (INFP)

Poetic, kind and altruistic people, always eager to help a good cause.

Protagonist (ENFJ)

Charismatic and inspiring leaders, able to mesmerize their listeners.

Campaigner (ENFP)

Enthusiastic, creative and sociable free spirits, who can always find a reason to smile.

Sentinels

Logistician (ISTJ)

Practical and fact-minded individuals, whose reliability cannot be doubted.

Defender (ISFJ)

Very dedicated and warm protectors, always ready to defend their loved ones.

Executive (ESTJ)

Excellent administrators, unsurpassed at managing things – or people.

Consul (ESFJ)

Extraordinarily caring, social and popular people, always eager to help.

Explorers

Virtuoso (ISTP)

Bold and practical experimenters, masters of all kinds of tools.

Adventurer (ISFP)

Flexible and charming artists, always ready to explore and experience something new.

Entrepreneur (ESTP)

Smart, energetic and very perceptive people, who truly enjoy living on the edge.

Entertainer (ESFP)

Spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic people – life is never boring around them.

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Updated on 2021 Nov 12.

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