Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. There are a total of 16 personality types. Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.
Discover Your Personality Type
Determining Personality Type
As with temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences. If, for example, your four dominant preferences are Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P), your personality type would be ESFP. No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics.
Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships, career and school. Take the personality assessment to learn what your personality type is. Your personality report includes more than 60 pages about your preferences, personality type and other aspects of your personality.
Sixteen Personality Types
There are 16 personality types, four in each temperament as divided below. Click a personality type for a brief profile.
Personality Types in the Population
The chart below represents an estimation of the frequency of personality types among the population.