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Personality Type Test (A Professionally Designed Test Of Personality Analysis)

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:58 PM


(A Professionally designed Test of Personality Analysis)



Dear Friends,


The following test is designed to measure your Personality type.


Result is 100% guaranteed provided answering is ‘SINCERE’.


Completing the test should only take 15 minutes or so. You can complete it on a paper.


Little hints about this survey:


There are no right answers to any of these questions.

          (so do not worry about answers)


n   Answer the questions quickly, do not over-analyze them. Some seem worded poorly. Go with what feels best.


Answer the questions as “the way you are”, not “the way you’d like to be seen by others”


  Do not look at the scoring sheet until you have completed all the questions.


{I had this management training (‘How to Manage Difficult People’) a few years back. On the last day of training, we were asked to analyze ourselves by answering a given questionnaire. Only 15 minutes were given to answer 70 questions. Everybody completed in time and got their types. Answer was only 4 English alphabets.

(My answer was (is) ESTJ)


The results were perfect, amazing & mind blowing….. Everybody agreed to their types after the analysis.


This training helped me a lot in my professional and personal life (still helping).


I have used this as a tool for initial analysis of short listed candidates before appearing interviews (15 min test), where I was a member of the int. board}


Personality Type Test




1.    At a party do you:

a. Interact with many, including strangers’

b. Interact with a few, known to you


2.    Are you more:

a. Realistic than speculative

b. Speculative than realistic


3.    Is it worse to:

a. Have your “head in the clouds”

b. Be “in a rut”


4.    Are you more impressed by:

a. Principles

b. Emotions


5.    Are more drawn toward the:

a. Convincing

b. Touching


6.    Do you prefer to work:

a. To deadlines

b. Just “whenever”


7.    Do you tend to choose:

a. Rather carefully

b. Somewhat impulsively


8.    At parties do you:

a. Stay late, with increasing energy

b. Leave early with decreased energy


9.    Are you more attracted to:

a. Sensible people

b. Imaginative people


10.  Are you more interested in:

a. What is actual

b. What is possible


11.  In judging others are you more swayed by:

a. Laws than circumstances

b. Circumstances than laws


12.  In approaching others is your inclination to be somewhat:

a. Objective

b. Personal


13.  Are you more:

a. Punctual

b. Leisurely

14.  Does it bother you more having things:

a. Incomplete b. Completed


15.  In your social groups do you:

a. Keep abreast of other’s happenings

b. Get behind on the news


16.  In doing ordinary things are you more likely to:

a. Do it the usual way

b. Do it your own way


17. Writers should:

a. “Say what they mean and mean what they say”

b. Express things more by use of analogy


18. Which appeals to you more:

a. Consistency of thought

b. Harmonious human relationships


19. Are you more comfortable in making:

a. Logical judgments

b. Value judgments


20.  Do you want things:

a. Settled and decided

b. Unsettled and undecided


21.  Would you say you are more:

a. Serious and determined

b. Easy-going


22.  In phoning do you:

a. Rarely question that it will all be said

b. Rehearse what you’ll say


23.  Facts:

a. “Speak for themselves”

b. Illustrate principles


24.  Are visionaries:

a. somewhat annoying

b. rather fascinating


25.  Are you more often:

a. a cool-headed person

b. a warm-hearted person


26.  Is it worse to be:

a. unjust

b. merciless


27.  Should one usually let events occur:

a. by careful selection and choice

b. randomly and by chance


28.  Do you feel better about:

a. having purchased

b. having the option to buy

29.  In company do you:

a. initiate conversation

b. wait to be approached


30.  Common sense is:

a. rarely questionable

b. frequently questionable


31.  Children often do not:

a. make themselves useful enough

b. exercise their fantasy enough


32.  In making decisions do you feel more comfortable with:

a. standards

b. feelings


33.  Are you more:

a. firm than gentle

b. gentle than firm


34.  Which is more admirable:

a. the ability to organize and be methodical

b. the ability to adapt and make do


35.  Do you put more value on:

a. infinite

b. open-minded


36.  Does new and non-routine interaction with others:

a. stimulate and energize you

b. tax your reserves


37.  Are you more frequently:

a practical sort of person

b. a fanciful sort of person


38.  Are you more likely to:

a. see how others are useful

b. see how others see

39.  Which is more satisfying:

a. to discuss an issue thoroughly

b. to arrive at agreement on an issue


40.  Which rules you more:

a. your head

b. your heart


41.  Are you more comfortable with work that is:

a. contracted

b. done on a casual basis


42.  Do you tend to look for:

a. the orderly

b. whatever turns up


43.  Do you prefer:

a. many friends with brief contact

b. a few friends with more lengthy contact


44.  Do you go more by:

a. facts

b. principles


45.  Are you more interested in:

a. production and distribution

b. design and research


46.  Which is more of a compliment:

a. “There is a very logical person.”

b. “There is a very sentimental person.”


47.  Do you value in yourself more that you are:

a. unwavering

b. devoted


48.  Do you more often prefer the

a. final and unalterable statement

b. tentative and preliminary statement


49.  Are you more comfortable:

a. after a decision

b. before a decision


50.  Do you:

a. speak easily and at length with strangers

b. find little to say to strangers


51.  Are you more likely to trust your:

a. experience

b. hunch


52.  Do you feel:

a. more practical than ingenious

b. more ingenious than practical


53.  Which person is more to be complimented

–  one of:

a. clear reason

b. strong feeling


54.  Are you inclined more to be:

a. fair-minded

b. sympathetic


55.  Is it preferable mostly to:

a. make sure things are arranged

b. just let things happen


56.  In relationships should most things be:

a. re-negotiable

b. random and circumstantial


57.  When the phone rings do you:

a. hasten to get to it first

b. hope someone else will answer


58.  Do you prize more in yourself:

a. a strong sense of reality b. a vivid imagination


59.  Are you drawn more to:

a. fundamentals

b. overtones


60.  Which seems the greater error:

a. to be too passionate

b. to be too objective


61.  Do you see yourself as basically:

a. hard-headed

b. soft-hearted


62.  Which situation appeals to you more:

a. the structured and scheduled

b. the unstructured and unscheduled

63.  Are you a person that is more:

a. routinized than whimsical b. whimsical than routinized


64.  Are you more inclined to be:

a. easy to approach

b. somewhat reserved


65.  In writings do you prefer:

a. the more literal

b. the more figurative


66.  Is it harder for you to:

a. identify with others

b. utilize others


67.  Which do you wish more for yourself:

a. clarity of reason

b. strength of compassion


68.  Which is the greater fault:

a. being indiscriminate

b. being critical


69.  Do you prefer the:

a. planned event

b. unplanned event


70.  Do you tend to be more:

a. deliberate than spontaneous

b. spontaneous than deliberate



1.      Copy your answers to this answer key carefully.


2.      Count the number of checks in each of the A and B columns, and total at the bottom.


3.      Copy the totals for Column 2 to the spaces below the totals for Column 3.  Do the same for Columns 4 and 6.


4.      Add totals downwards to calculate your totals.


5.      Circle the letter with this highest score. This is your type.

         (Result will be 4 English alphabets)




After getting your type, (4 English alphabets) may please post as a reply here. I will upload the results of each type, soon after getting your reply..


Results will consists of…..

1.  Analytical Psychology.

2.  Trait

3.  Relationships

4.  Strengths

5.  Weakness

6.  Success mean

7.  Strengths to Flourish

8.  Potential Problem Areas

9.  Explanation of Problems

10. Solutions

11. Living happily

12. Specific Suggestions

13. 10 Rules to Achieve


 (This not kidding and the analysis shall be professional - no personal hurts)

Remember, human personalities have been classified as 16 types only.




I’m inviting all ‘Koottukars of Punchappadam’ to answer these simple questions, and make use of it in your professional and personal life. I am assuring that, this will help us to understand others also.


(All 16 types’ personality analysis is available with me. If I’m posting the results along with this post, there will be a tendency of reading the results before answering, and will be prejudice. (it is not a mistake, it is human nature).





(I shall post all the details about the above said course, including notes, after completing our analysis)

Edited by Kannanjp, 05 August 2014 - 05:00 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:09 PM

vallom nadakkuvo aaavo...


thanks kannan chettaa

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

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:yes: aarum cheythille enna njan thanne aadhyam postam :yes:




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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

Ghadolkajan, enne santhoshippikkan vendi paranju.... 'ISTJ'... Detailed result nokku.....


Portrait of an ISTJ - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

(Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Thinking)



The Duty Fulfiller


As an ISTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically.


ISTJ's are quiet and reserved individuals who are interested in security and peaceful living. They have a strongly-felt internal sense of duty, which lends them a serious air and the motivation to follow through on tasks. Organized and methodical in their approach, they can generally succeed at any task which they undertake.


ISTJ’s are very loyal, faithful, and dependable. They place great importance on honesty and integrity. They are "good citizens" who can be depended on to do the right thing for their families and communities. While they generally take things very seriously, they also usually have an offbeat sense of humor and can be a lot of fun - especially at family or work-related gatherings.


ISTJ’s tend to believe in laws and traditions, and expect the same from others. They're not comfortable with breaking laws or going against the rules. If they are able to see a good reason for stepping outside of the established mode of doing things, the ISTJ will support that effort. However, ISTJ’s more often tend to believe that things should be done according to procedures and plans. If an ISTJ has not developed their Intuitive side sufficiently, they may become overly obsessed with structure, and insist on doing everything "by the book".


The ISTJ is extremely dependable on following through with things which he or she has promised. For this reason, they sometimes get more and more work piled on them. Because the ISTJ has such a strong sense of duty, they may have a difficult time saying "no" when they are given more work than they can reasonably handle. For this reason, the ISTJ often works long hours, and may be unwittingly taken advantage of.


The ISTJ will work for long periods of time and put tremendous amounts of energy into doing any task which they see as important to fulfilling a goal. However, they will resist putting energy into things which don't make sense to them, or for which they can't see a practical application. They prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when the situation demands it. They like to be accountable for their actions, and enjoy being in positions of authority. The ISTJ has little use for theory or abstract thinking, unless the practical application is clear.


ISTJ’s have tremendous respect for facts. They hold a tremendous store of facts within themselves, which they have gathered through their Sensing preference. They may have

difficulty understanding a theory or idea which is different from their own perspective. However, if they are shown the importance or relevance of the idea to someone who they respect or care about, the idea becomes a fact, which the ISTJ will internalize and

support. Once the ISTJ supports a cause or idea, he or she will stop at no lengths to

ensure that they are doing their duty of giving support where support is needed.


The ISTJ is not naturally in tune with their own feelings and the feelings of others. They may have difficulty picking up on emotional needs immediately, as they are presented. Being perfectionists themselves, they have a tendency to take other people's efforts for granted, like they take their own efforts for granted. They need to remember to pat people on the back once in a while.


ISTJ’s are likely to be uncomfortable expressing affection and emotion to others. However, their strong sense of duty and the ability to see what needs to be done in any situation usually allows them to overcome their natural reservations, and they are usually quite supporting and caring individuals with the people that they love. Once the ISTJ realizes the emotional needs of those who are close to them, they put forth effort to meet those needs.


The ISTJ is extremely faithful and loyal. Traditional and family-minded, they will put forth great amounts of effort at making their homes and families running smoothly. They are responsible parents, taking their parenting roles seriously. They are usually good and generous providers to their families. They care deeply about those close to them,

although they usually are not comfortable with expressing their love. The ISTJ is likely to

express their affection through actions, rather than through words.


ISTJ’s have an excellent ability to take any task and define it, organize it, plan it, and implement it through to completion. They are very hard workers, who do not allow obstacles to get in the way of performing their duties. They do not usually give themselves enough credit for their achievements, seeing their accomplishments simply as the natural fulfillment of their obligations.


ISTJ’s usually have a great sense of space and function, and artistic appreciation. Their homes are likely to be tastefully furnished and immaculately maintained. They are acutely aware of their senses, and want to be in surroundings which fit their need for structure, order, and beauty.


Under stress, ISTJ’s may fall into "catastrophe mode", where they see nothing but all of the possibilities of what could go wrong. They will berate themselves for things which they should have done differently, or duties which they failed to perform. They will lose their ability to see things calmly and reasonably, and will depress themselves with their visions of doom.


In general, the ISTJ has a tremendous amount of potential. Capable, logical, reasonable, and effective individuals with a deeply driven desire to promote security and peaceful

living, the ISTJ has what it takes to be highly effective at achieving their chosen goals - whatever they may be.


Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Sensing

Auxiliary: Extraverted Thinking

Tertiary: Introverted Feeling

Inferior: Extraverted Intuition


ISTJ’s generally have the following traits:

    Value tradition, security, and peaceful living

    Will work long and hard to fulfill duties

    Can be depended on to follow through on tasks

    Loyal and faithful

    Stable, practical and down-to-earth

    Family-minded

    Dislike doing things which don't make sense to them

    Dislike abstract theory, unless they see the practical application

    Natural leaders

    Prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when necessary

    Extremely observant, they take in facts via their senses and store them internally

    Vast, rich inner store of facts which they rely on to understand problems which they encounter in their lives

    Profound respect for facts and concrete information

    Make decisions objectively, applying logic and rational thinking

    Dislike change, unless they are shown it's benefit in a concrete way

    Have strong opinions about the way things should be done

    Appreciate structured, orderly environments

    Have very high standards for their own behavior and the behavior of others

    Not naturally in-tune with other people's feelings

    Able to accomplish almost anything if they put their minds to it

    Community minded "good citizens"


ISTJ’s have one character trait which puts them at a definite advantage in terms of career success - Perseverance. An ISTJ can do almost anything that they have decided to do. However, there are areas in which they will function more happily and naturally. An ISTJ will do best in a career in which they can use their excellent organizational skills and

their powers of concentration to create order and structure. ISTJ’s seem to fit extremely well into the Management and Executive layer of the corporate business world.


ISTJ Relationships

The ISTJ's word is as good as gold, and they honor their commitments faithfully. They believe that to do otherwise would be nothing less than a breach of honor and

trustworthiness. Consequently, they take their vows very seriously, and once they have said "I do", that means they are bound to the relationship until "death do us apart" or

otherwise. ISTJ’s are driven to fulfill their responsibilities and duties, and will do so with tireless effort. They will do their best to meet the obligations presented by the different relationship roles which they play during their lives, i.e. spouse, parent, offspring, etc. They may have difficulty showing warmth, but they frequently feel it in abundance, and most develop the ability to show it through sheer effort. If nothing else, the ISTJ holds

the gold medal of all the personality types for Effort. They will put forth tremendous

amounts of effort to accomplish goals which are important to them. If healthy

relationships are among these goals, you can bet that the ISTJ will do everything that they

can to foster and maintain healthy relationships.


ISTJ Strengths

    Honor their commitments

    Take their relationship roles very seriously

    Usually able to communicate what's on their minds with precision

    Good listeners

    Extremely good (albeit conservative) with money

    Able to take constructive criticism well

    Able to tolerate conflict situations without emotional upheaval

    Able to dole out punishment or criticism when called for


ISTJ Weaknesses

    Tendency to believe that they're always right

    Tendency to get involved in "win-lose" conversations

    Not naturally in-tune with what others are feeling

    Their value for structure may seem rigid to others

    Not likely to give enough praise or affirmation to their loved ones


What does Success mean to an ISTJ?

People with the ISTJ personality type are serious, methodical, analytical, and hard- working. They store knowledge gained from their experiences, and use this knowledge to

tackle new problems and ideas. They will work a problem through to its identified conclusion. They work towards defined goals; their analytical objectivity gives them the tendency to make goal-oriented decisions that are not waylaid by the concerns of individuals. They're uncomfortable with ideas that are completely new to them, or that are totally theoretical in nature. Since they have no direct experience with the new concept, they have no tools for knowing how to deal with it or what to think about it. They need to get the framework for a new concept before they're able to deal with it. An

experienced ISTJ is usually a very capable person, and makes an excellent manager. ISTJ’s have great value for the "tried and true" approach, and are reluctant to adopt new systems until direct experience proves the validity of the new system. They internalize and value the rules and structure of the society in which they live, and disapprove of behaviors that go against these rules. ISTJ’s highly value the cornerstone institutions of society such as Family, Work, and Church. Their hard-working, dedicated nature is especially well-suited for holding up such institutions. An ISTJ's feeling of success depends upon being able to use their experience for the benefit of an institution, and also

upon the level of structure and lack of chaos in their life, and in the health and welfare of their family or other social structure.


Allowing Your ISTJ Strengths to Flourish

As an ISTJ, you have gifts that are specific to your personality type that aren't natural strengths for other types. By recognizing your special gifts and encouraging their growth

and development, you will more readily see your place in the world, and be more content with your role.


Nearly all ISTJ’s will recognize the following characteristics in themselves. They should embrace and nourish these strengths:

    Their desire to execute known systems against concrete facts makes them happy to chunk through large amounts of routine work.

    With their respect for rules and order, they value honesty and integrity and seek to live with these ideals.

    An ISTJ has a "stick to it" attitude. They're not afraid of hard work, and will put forth a great deal of effort towards something that they are interested in. This persistence will help the ISTJ to achieve any identified goal.

    The ISTJ's value for social structure makes them more interested in being social than is true for many Introverts.


ISTJ’s who have developed their Extraverted Thinking will complement their interest in their inner world of concrete data with an interest in the welfare of the rest of the world, especially with regards to upholding social systems and traditions. These ISTJ’s enjoy these very special gifts:

    They will move beyond an expectation that others should follow rules into a dedication and willingness to work hard to uphold standards themselves.

    They show a dedication to maintaining personal relationships that lends them a respect for individual differences.

    They will use their inner store of facts for the benefit of an institution or society in general, rather than to satisfy their own interests.

    The more they develop their Extraverted Thinking, the better they will become at strategizing. They will be able to brainstorm multiple possible solutions to problems.

    ISTJ’s are often uncomfortable with decisions based on values rather than on objective criteria, but the more they develop their Extraverted Thinking, the more likely they will become able to use Introverted Feeling as a positive force rather than strictly a negative one. This will allow them to understand a value judgment that is based on personal perspective rather than social obligation.


Potential Problem Areas

With any gift of strength, there is an associated weakness. Without "bad", there would be no "good". Without "difficult", there would be no "easy". We value our strengths, but we

often curse and ignore our weaknesses. To grow as a person and get what we want out of life, we must not only capitalize upon our strengths, but also face our weaknesses and

deal with them. That means taking a hard look at our personality type's potential problem areas.


Most of the weaker characteristics that are found in ISTJ’s are due to their dominant Introverted Sensing function controlling the personality to the point that all other functions are being used to defend Sensing demands, rather than for their more balanced purposes. In such cases, an ISTJ may show some or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees:

    Excessive love of food and drink

    Lack of interest in other people, or in relating to them

    Occasional inappropriate emotional displays

    General selfish "look after oneself" tendencies

    Uses judgment to dismiss other's opinions and perspectives, before really understanding them

    May judge others rather than themselves

    May look at external ideas and people with the primary purpose of finding fault

    May become slave to their routine and "by the book" ways of doing things, to the point that any deviation is completely unacceptable

    May have difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings to anyone

    Explanation of Problems


Nearly all of the problematic characteristics described above can be attributed in various degrees to the common ISTJ problem of Introverted Sensing overtaking the ISTJ's personality to the point that all other functions become slaves to Introverted Sensing. A more "whole" personality needs to have a good balance between its dominant and auxiliary functions. For an ISTJ, the dominant Introverted Sensing needs to be well- supported by the auxiliary Extraverted Thinking function. If Extraverted Thinking exists only to support the desires of Introverted Sensing, than neither function is being used to its potential.


Introverted Sensing is a personality function that constantly gathers data and stores it in a sort of informational database to be accessed at will in the future. As the dominant player in a personality, it has the effect of constantly bombarding the psyche with facts to store. As something new is perceived, it is added to the vast warehouse of Introverted Sensing data. Introverted Sensing does not in itself analyze this data for meaning or connection--it just takes it in as information. In order to sort through and make use of this information, a judging function must be applied. It is the judging function that does the analysis and ordering of the data.


When Introverted Sensing is too dominant, or Extraverted Thinking is not developed sufficiently, we see the ISTJ using Extraverted Thinking to order the individual's world in such a way that Introverted Sensing can reign without interference. This may include dismissing the importance of relationships, or pushing away anything that threatens the ISTJ's highly introverted way of life. In this manner, Extraverted Thinking is used against the external world, rather than against the ISTJ's internal data. It is a defensive shield, rather than a useful filter.


The better, more "whole" use of Extraverted Thinking for the ISTJ would be to use it to order and evaluate its own rich store of data, and therefore generate useful solutions to problems and efficient systems. Like all types, most ISTJ’s will show some signs of this kind of weakness. This does not mean that they're hopelessly flawed. The real problems occur when an ISTJ personality has become so imbalanced that its owner is extremely selfish and unable to consider the importance or validity of anyone else's perspective.



To grow as an individual, the ISTJ needs to focus on applying their judgment against

information that they have gathered, rather than against single facts or ideas coming from others. Before judging, put all new data into the context of existing facts. Working with all of the facts at your disposal will greatly improve your ability to judge effectively, and will reduce the likelihood that you will become offensively reactionary and isolationist.


An ISTJ who is concerned with personal growth will pay close attention to the subject of there judgments, and their motivations for making judgments. Are they judging something external to themselves, or are they judging something within the context of their stored knowledge? Is the motivation for judging something to be able to understand its usefulness in the world, or to dismiss it? Too often, an ISTJ will judge something without properly understanding it, and with the intention of dismissing it. Seek first to understand, then to judge.


Living Happily in our World as an ISTJ

People of all personality types sometimes experience problems dealing with specific aspects of civilization and human interaction. For the ISTJ, problems are generally

associated with being unable to tolerate behaviors that go outside perceived norms, and with not putting forth effort to meet others' emotional needs. These problems stem from

building up the importance of the ISTJ's inner world and diminishing the importance of the external world. ISTJ’s who recognize that their knowledge and experience can be

enriched by the synergy of other people's knowledge and experience will find that they can be committed to their internal worlds and still have satisfying relationships with

others. The key to accomplishing this is development of their highest extraverted function, Extraverted Thinking.


An ISTJ who uses Extraverted Thinking to find fault externally rather than internally may become so strongly opinionated that they form rigid and unreasonable expectations of others. Their hyper-vigilant judgments about the rationality and competence of others

may be a very effective way of keeping themselves at an emotional distance from others. This will preserve the sanctity of the ISTJ's inner world and lifestyle, but will reduce a lot of valuable input, arrest the development of their social character, and stagnate the development of the ISTJ's rich store of experiential data. In extreme cases the ISTJ may find him or herself quite alone and lonely.


More commonly, the ISTJ will run into trouble when they try to order and structure the outer world, rather than their inner world. Trying to structure people into a predefined,

acceptable system is problematic. The personality types who value the unique individual will be offended by the apparent lack of respect for their person, and people with personality types who follow social values will want to be honoring their own system, rather then being forced to follow yours. Many people experience being controlled or manipulated as a form of suppression, and resist it. Eventually, they may harbor serious resentment against the suppressor.


Specific suggestions:

Take care to listen to someone's idea entirely before you pass judgment on it. Ask questions if necessary. Do whatever it takes to make sure that you understand the idea.

Try not to begin judging anything until you understand the details.


Try to identify the personality type of everyone you encounter frequently in your life. Remember that Intuitives often have a wandering style of expression. Try to exhibit tolerance for this.


Before you begin talking to another person, pause for a moment and look at that person. Take in that person's attitude and feelings at that moment. Be aware of the person with whom you are speaking.


Ten Rules to Live By to Achieve ISTJ Success

1.   Feed Your Strengths! Do things that allow your excellent organizational and

logical abilities to flourish. Explore the worlds of business management, accounting, and medicine.

2.   Face Your Weaknesses! See your weaknesses for what they are, and seek to overcome them. Especially, strive to use your judgment against your internal store

of knowledge, rather than as a means of disregarding other people's ideas.

3.   Talk Through Your Thoughts. You need to step through your vast amount of

information in order to put things into perspective. Give yourself appropriate time to do this, and take advantage of discussing ideas with others. Some find that externalizing your thoughts is a valuable exercise, as is expressing your ideas clearly in writing.

4.   Take in Everything. Don't dismiss ideas prematurely because you don't respect the person generating the ideas, or because you think you already know it all. After

all, everybody has something to offer, and nobody knows everything. As Steven

Covey says, "Seek first to understand, and then to be understood."

5.   Quench Your Desire to Control Others. Remember that most people do not want to be controlled. Again, turn your controlling tendencies inwardly rather than outwardly. You can only really control yourself.

6.   Be Aware of Others. Take time to notice where others are coming from. What is

their personality type? How are they currently feeling?

7.   Be Accountable for Yourself. Don't blame the problems in your life on other

people. Look inwardly for solutions.

8.   Be Gentle in Your Expectations, and judge yourself at least as harshly as you

judge others.

9.   Assume the Best. Don't distress yourself and others by dwelling on the dark side of everything. Just as there is a positive charge for every negative charge, there is a light side to every dark side. Remember that positive situations are created by positive attitudes, and vice versa. Expect the best, and the best will come forward.

10. There is Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself. Sometimes it's necessary to take a risk to initiate change. Don't be afraid to do so when that time comes. In most cases, the obstacles and burdens standing in the way of your goal are not really there--they just exist in your perspective. Change your perspective--change your life.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

kannan sir thakarkkuvanallo....

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

enthethu kandu pidichu "ESTP"

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

Moylaaly ::   ESTP


Portrait of an ESTP - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

(Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Thinking)



The Doer



As an ESTP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things rationally and logically.


ESTP's are outgoing, straight-shooting types. Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTP’s are "doers" who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. They live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. They look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing.


ESTP’s have an uncanny ability to perceive people's attitudes and motivations. They pick up on little cues which go completely unnoticed by most other types, such as facial expressions and stance. They're typically a couple of steps ahead of the person they're interacting with. ESTP’s use this ability to get what they want out of a situation. Rules and laws are seen as guidelines for behavior, rather than mandates. If the ESTP has decided that something needs to be done, then their "do it and get on with it" attitude takes precedence over the rules. However, the ESTP tends to have their own strong belief in what's right and what's wrong, and will doggedly stick to their principles. The Rules of the Establishment may hold little value to the ESTP,

but their own integrity mandates that they will not under any circumstances do something which they feel to be wrong.


ESTP’s have a strong flair for drama and style. They're fast-moving, fast-talking people who have an appreciation for the finer things in life. They may be gamblers or spendthrifts. They're usually very good at story telling and improvising. They typically make things up as they go along, rather than following a plan. They love to have fun, and are fun people to be around. They can sometimes be hurtful to others without being aware of it, as they generally do not know and may not care about the effect their words have on others. It's not that they don't care about people; it's that their decision-making process does not involve taking people's feelings into account. They make decisions based on facts and logic.


ESTP's least developed area is their intuitive side. They are impatient with theory, and see little use for it in their quest to "get things done". An ESTP will occasionally have strong intuitions which are often way off- base, but sometimes very lucid and positive. The ESTP does not trust their instincts, and is suspicious of other people's intuition as well.


The ESTP often has trouble in school, especially higher education which moves into realms where theory is more important. The ESTP gets bored with classes in which they feel they gain no useful material which

can be used to get things done. The ESTP may be brilliantly intelligent, but school will be a difficult chore for them.


The ESTP needs to keep moving, and so does well in careers where he or she is not restricted or confined. ESTP’s make extremely good salespersons. They will become stifled and unhappy dealing with routine chores. ESTP’s have a natural abundance of energy and enthusiasm, which makes them natural entrepreneurs. They get very excited about things, and have the ability to motivate others to excitement and action. The can sell anyone on any idea. They are action-oriented, and make decisions quickly. All-in-all, they have extraordinary talents for getting things started. They are not usually so good at following

through, and might leave those tasks to others. Mastering the art of following through is something which

ESTP’s should pay special attention to.


ESTP’s are practical, observant, fun-loving, spontaneous risk-takers with an excellent ability to quickly improvise an innovative solution to a problem. They're enthusiastic and fun to be with, and are great

motivators. If an ESTP recognizes their real talents and operates within those realms, they can accomplish truly exciting things.


Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Extraverted Sensing

Auxiliary: Introverted Thinking Tertiary: Extraverted Feeling Inferior: Introverted Intuition


ESTP’s generally have the following traits:

      Action-oriented

      Live in the present moment

      Dislike abstract theory without practical application

      Like to see immediate results for their efforts

      Fast-paced and energetic

      Flexible and adaptable

      Resourceful

      Seldom work from a plan - make things up as they go

      Fun to be around

      Highly observant

      Excellent memory for details

      Excellent people skills

      Good-natured

      Excellent ability to see an immediate problem and quickly devise a solution

      Attracted to adventure and risk

      May be flashy or showy

      Like initiating things - not necessarily following them through to completion


ESTP’s have some advantageous traits which are unique to their personality type. Their skills of observation make them extremely good at correctly analyzing and assessing other peoples' motives or perspectives. Their people skills allow them to use this knowledge to their advantage while interacting with people. For this reason, ESTP’s are excellent salespeople. They also have a special ability to react quickly and effectively to an immediate need, such as in an emergency or crisis situation. This is a valuable skill in many different professions, perhaps most notably in action-oriented professions, such as police work. ESTP’s enjoy new experiences and dealing with people, and dislike being confined in structured or regimented environments. They also want to see an immediate result for their actions, and don't like dealing with a lot of high-level theory where that won't be the case. For these reasons, they should choose careers which involve a lot of interaction with people, and do not require performing a lot of routine, detailed tasks.


ESTP Relationships


ESTP’s are gregarious and fun-loving individuals who want to make the most of every moment. They love action, and always seem to be doing something. This enthusiasm is carried over to their personal relationships, which they approach with the desire to make the most of their relationships on a daily basis. They tend to get bored easily, and may be prone to switching relationships frequently unless they find an outlet for their boredom elsewhere. They approach life on a day-by-day basis, so long-term commitments are not naturally comfortable for the ESTP. They may feel tremendously committed, but they want to take their commitments day by day.


ESTP Strengths

      Can be quite charming

      Witty, clever, and popular

      Earthy and sensual

      Not personally threatened by conflict or criticism

      Excellent and clear-headed dealing with emergency situations

      Enthusiastic and fun-loving, they try to make everything enjoyable

      As "big kids" themselves, they're eager, willing and able to spend time with their kids

      Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness)


ESTP Weaknesses

      Not naturally in tune with what others are feeling

      Not naturally good at expressing feelings and emotions

      May inadvertently hurt others with insensitive language

      May be very good with money, but highly risky with it as well

      Living in the present, they're not usually good long-range planners

      May fall into the habit of ignoring conflict, rather than solving it

      Don't naturally make lifelong commitments - they take things one day at a time

      Prone to get bored easily

      More likely than other type to leave relationships quickly when they get bored

      Likely to enjoy lavishing their loved ones with big gifts (both a strength and a weakness)


What does Success mean to an ESTP?

With a dominant function of Extraverted Sensing, and an auxiliary function of Introverted Thinking, people

with the ESTP personality type have a heightened need for sensory experience and for tactile engagement with their physical environment.  The ESTP is most comfortable when they can treat life as a big game in which they must be quick to use their skills in order to win. In such a game-playing scenario, the ESTP is most likely to be the winner, as no other personality type is as quick on their feet as the ESTP.


ESTP’s have an amazingly ability to size up people in an instant and come up with an accurate ballpark understanding of where they are coming from. The ESTP cannot help using this skill, it is natural for them, but it brings them great satisfaction to be able to use this skill to enact some personal gain, or to “win the game.” The ESTP is also strongly driven to tangibly interact with their immediate physical environment. This need manifests itself in many ways, most commonly as an attraction to sports or physical challenges, and as a desire to always be doing something.  ESTP’s are the great Doers.  If you want to make something happen quickly, ask an ESTP.  These inherent skills make the ESTP likely to find success professionally as salespeople or professional athletes.  However, any career that capitalizes on their people skills or their ability to maneuver within their physical world AND gives them immediate feedback is likely to be a good fit for the ESTP.


The ESTP’s need to be engaged with their immediate, external world makes success on a personal level more challenging. They feel happiest when they are outside of themselves, but personal success requires going within to get to know the self.  However, once these needs are recognized, they are not mutually exclusive.  The ESTP who feeds their constant drive for new sensory experiences as well as their need for real reflection upon those experiences and impressions will find a deeper level of personal satisfaction than the ESTP who allows his immediate needs for sensory experiences to yank him about.


However, even those ESTP’s who have developed their ability to reflect on matters will always be connected at some base level to the strong desire for new experiences, and will get their “bread and butter” feelings of success from conquering challenges in their physical environment. ESTP’s need to know they’ve got the goods, won the moment, done the job. Once given a task that intrigues them, or having discovered something new to be tried, very little will stop them from doing all they can to meet the challenge, and thereby achieve what they consider to be a personal success.  Success to an ESTP is usually not measured in ongoing terms, but in transient moments of achievement, moments which bring the ESTP the needed feeling of having won the day.


Allowing Your ESTP Strengths to Flourish

As an ESTP, you have gifts that are specific to your personality type that aren't natural strengths for other

types. By recognizing your special gifts and encouraging their growth and development, you will more readily see your place in the world, and be more content with your role.


Nearly all ESTP’s will recognize the following characteristics in themselves. They should embrace and nourish these strengths:

      A great talent for reading people and knowing “where they’re at” by just watching their behavior and mannerisms.

      The ability to draw upon an extremely detailed and ready knowledge of the physical world around them at a moment’s notice.

      A competitive flair which drives them to win out in difficult situations. ESTP’s love to have the odds stacked against them, which makes them great troubleshooters or the type of salespeople who can cold canvass a winning deal from the hardest client.

      A mental toughness which makes them extremely hard to beat. In any contest, the ESTP will almost always be the last man standing.

      A strong, “get after it” mentality that causes them to get things done.

      ESTP’s who have developed their Introverted Thinking to the extent that they consider what their perceptions mean to them and discriminate carefully between the options available rather than simply flowing with the process of the moment, will enjoy these very special gifts:

      The ability to recognize when others are uncomfortable or in trouble and deal with their problems.

      The ability to realize that there is value in meeting other people’s needs in a real way.

      An understanding that other people may have a different perspective on life, and those other perspectives may be useful and valid.

      An ability to make the most of their winning capabilities over a long term.

      A special talent for showing others how to make the most of situations. Such ESTP’s can be extraordinary teachers of positive life skills.

      A knack for showing not only how certain things can be done, but how they can be done in a far more valuable or efficient way. Such ESTP’s are an asset to any company involved in manufacturing.

      A skill for understanding the behavior of people and predicting patterns. ESTP’s can make very good detectives or analysts.


Potential Problem Areas

With any gift of strength, there is an associated weakness. Without "bad", there would be no "good".

Without "difficult", there would be no "easy". We value our strengths, but we often curse or simply ignore our weaknesses. To grow as a person and get what we want out of life, we must certainly exploit our strengths, but we must also face our weaknesses and deal with them. That means taking a hard look at the potential problem areas in our personality type.


It is important to realize that type weaknesses are just the blind spots behind our stronger character traits, and that the more undesirable characteristics specific to a type are usually limited to those people whose type is heavily expressed, and then only if circumstances have combined to narrow or circumvent that person’s natural development. So in reading what follows, it is worth remembering that, in describing these typical tendencies and the negative patterns of behavior which can flow from them, we are building an understanding for positive development. Every person is differently made, and we must always remember that these so called “weaknesses” are the unavoidable, understandable and natural characteristics of our type.


Most of the weaker characteristics found in ESTP’s result from Extraverted Sensing dominating their personality and co-opting the usefulness of their other functions, whilst some other difficulties stem directly from the ESTP’s inability to use their less adapted functions of Extraverted Feeling and Introverted Intuition. Either singly or in combination, these ESTP traits cause most or all of the following weaknesses

in varying degrees:

      Can become morose or even antagonistic in situations offering little promise of advantage or the possibility to “do something.”

      May be manipulative, taking advantage of other people’s weaknesses for their own gain.

      May be unwilling or unable to plan anything in advance themselves, or to follow other’s careful plans.

      Can be overconfident of their own cunning or ability, ignoring problems which eventually catch up with them on their blind side.

      May find it difficult or be actually unwilling to follow through where an ongoing commitment is expected.

      In relationship situations may be overbearing, demanding and/or uncaring of the feelings of their partner.

      When alone or in reduced circumstances may be subject to dark or morbid feelings about themselves.

      May be unable to maintain employment for any length of time, losing credibility with potential employers or clients by job hopping.

      May become so engrossed in challenging activities that they lose all sense of proportion, neglecting themselves and their relationships.

      Without challenges of their own, may become focused on the behavior of others, particularly that of family or employees, insisting that they live up to what the ESTP sees as the proper code or level of accomplishment.


Explanation of Problems

Because the ESTP is driven to experience the world through concrete sensation, their need for sensual

experience combines with the possibilities of the moment to provide everything they feel is necessary to life. Using Introverted Thinking only to justify or enhance their sensual needs, the ESTP can easily flow with the world in a reckless manner, their own behavior mapped and justified by a ruling grid locked only to the objective action of the moment. Many of the difficulties described above flow from this common ESTP trait of attending only to the world and the people around them for the sake of satisfying their constant need for fresh experiences and new conquests. For the ESTP who lacks the support of a well adapted rational, judging function, the objective world remains an endlessly fascinating playground, where the constantly changing rules of the game often provide the only real codes of conduct they live by.


Without a well developed Introverted Thinking function enabling the ESTP to reflect upon the consequences of their actions and desires, the feelings and needs of others can seem of little concern to them. Often, those who cannot match the ESTP round for round are considered persons of little consequence, or valued only as useful pawns in an endless game of one-upmanship where the gratification of the ESTP’s needs is the only object. In addition to this, because Feeling is the ESTP’s tertiary function, its judgments tend to be colored by the unconscious background, which means that it is often used negatively. In responding to the ESTP’s sense driven thinking assessments, such a feeling function plays down empathy and enhances the maintenance of negative feelings about others, particularly when they do not “go along” with the ESTP’s primary function driven ways and needs.


Under such conditions the strongly expressing ESTP, whose auxiliary Introverted Thinking function serves only to make biased, supportive, “correct” judgments about their own behavior, will often “stand outside the circle”, their biased judgments reducing others to a mere audience, expected to support the ESTP’s notions without question. In relationships this can be a danger, for it means the ESTP will rarely accede to the feeling based demands of others, nor give credit to those ideas which arise from an intuitive outlook on life. Their behavior in this regard often borders on outright contempt or a sullen refusal to accept anything outside their own purview.


Such strongly expressing ESTP’s can sometimes find themselves without any truly close relationships, for their behavior often provides a strong signal to others, who sense that “here be dragons”, and consequently offer as little as possible of their personal feelings or worldly knowledge as grist to the ESTP’s one- upmanship mill. Under these circumstances, whilst the ESTP may have lots of acquaintances and partners in fun, there will be very few who will befriend them at any truly supportive, emotional level.


Apart from the reasons given above, some narrowly expressing ESTP’s can sometimes find themselves isolated because of the unusual things they believe about people and the world - particularly in regard to the reasons they believe certain things happen. The ESTP is extremely familiar with the workings of the immediate, rational world of the senses, but because their Intuition is a virtually unconscious function, their

ideas about things outside their ken can quite often be extraordinarily quaint, superstitious or just downright bizarre, and their thinking can weave some amazing logic to support these beliefs. This rarely affects their day to day life, for these ideas and superstitions quite often support their keenness and abilities, but in a situation where truly intuitive or theoretical notions are considered relevant and important, the ESTP can find themselves very much the odd man out.


Of all the personality types, the strongly expressing ESTP can be the hardest to convince that their world view is not the only valid one; that it does not necessarily spring from the best and only way to be; that everyone else in the world that is “normal” does not approach life in the same way as the ESTP.



To grow as an individual, the ESTP needs to focus on freeing their thinking from the control of Extraverted

Sensing and allow them the space to make careful, rational judgments. Not only about the immediate, external situation, but also about the ways in which it can be managed to create a more valuable, long term result. The ESTP’s capacity to do this is innate; it hides just beneath the surface and takes only a few deliberate moments to allow it to work. All the ESTP needs to do is to recognize the difference between thinking with the moment, with the subject of their immediate sense impressions, and the thinking they do when nothing else grasps their attention. The ESTP needs to recognize that the second kind of thinking, this “alone with self” space, is full of potential for careful judgment of their actions and consideration of the

best course for the future. Introverted Thinking is in truth the ESTP secret weapon. It is Introverted Thinking working in the background of their life which makes the ESTP such a potent personality. Bringing it into the foreground, allowing its power to be no longer a secret to them is the key to ESTP development.


I want to offer the ESTP some specific suggestions and advice here, for bringing the value of introspection into focus it isn’t just a matter of flipping a switch in the head. One of the reasons for this is that, when uncoupled from the fascinations of the outer world and reality, the ESTP’s Introverted Thinking tends to get caught up in the negative judgments and images which flow from their feeling and intuitive functions; all too easily falling into a cloudy, uncertain world of anxieties and sinister implications. The ESTP’s inner space needs to be cleared of this often childish and ill-informed miasma of negativity. So it is necessary to reassure yourself, to calmly and decisively insist upon quiet in your inner mind, and have faith that all

concerns will be taken care of by the “adult of the household” (the mature version of Introverted Thinking.)


Turning off the world and getting into your own space can be difficult at the beginning, but it provides the greatest rewards. For the ESTP doesn’t need to learn how to think, they already do it extremely well – they just need to turn their thinking upon themselves. They need to measure and evaluate their usefulness, their actions, their relationships in ways that look for quality, and in ways to offer value to all things and people in their lives.


Challenge yourself. Challenges are simple stuff for the ESTP, and all it really takes is a few moments of reflection each day. Ask yourself regularly: “What am I doing? Why am I doing it? Who benefits from it?” Ask these questions in every type of situation, and discover how the answers begin showing a path toward not only greater understanding of self and others, but also show ways to include others in a relationship with your whole self. Soon you will discover your feelings and intuitions coming on board with a more positive and inclusive force. Growing yourself soon becomes easy, because it just takes the simple routine of letting your innate power of considered thought work upon your own life, rather than only using it to support what’s going on outside. Think about it. 


Living Happily in our World as an ESTP

ESTP’s usually have a strong group of supporters, both at work and socially. They are often popular, their

appeal is magnetic and they attract those who would like to do the things they can do. The problems the ESTP has fitting into the world tend to be related to the flip side of this attractive and challenging exterior, for the deeper and more intimate side of people tends to avoid them, just as the ESTP tends to avoid the deeper connections. ESTP’s have no trouble attracting lovers and admirers, they simply have trouble keeping them, for once relationships begin to demand constancy and deep, feeling based connections, the ESTP is often left wondering what the fuss was about. Their inadequacy in this regard can often make

others feel they are lacking any real feelings or desire for commitment, whilst the truth is that they simply do not know the path to such things without a long and difficult learning period. They are more frightened of feelings rather than unable to feel, they are more timid of commitment rather than unable to commit. In relationships the ESTP needs reassurance, but all too often their needs are unspoken and interpreted as inabilities.


Specific Suggestions:

Ask yourself what you want from a long term relationship. Now turn this around and see how your

requirements compare with others. Are you being realistic? Have you forgotten to include the needs of others in your ideal relationship? Are you afraid of the things you need to offer, or are you just afraid that in offering them you will lose something?


Always remember, that a relationship which adds to your personal skills and life is a valuable one, while a relationship which limits your ability to be yourself is not going to work. Now try to see how your own demands and needs might add to another, and what they might take away from them.


Don’t be afraid of letting your feelings show, even if they frighten you for their weakness or showing your own vulnerability. More often than not, such honesty is the beginning of the kind of relationship that can lead you to grow.


Your best partner is going to be the one who fills your private space, your thinking space, as well as your senses. Try to talk to others about what you think. Discover yourself in your thoughts and let relationships grow through your letting the other person into your inner world. Discuss your fears and limits and discover the strength available to you from the support of another who may have what you need.


Ten Rules to Live By to Achieve ESTP Success

1.     Feed Your Strengths! Give yourself every opportunity to show your innate skills. If you are not in

a relationship or a job which allows this to happen, it might be time to discover ways to change this. Remember, your strengths derive from being able to deal with the world, with situations where getting things done, where opportunities to surmount difficulty exist.

2.     Face Your Weaknesses. Try to be straight up with yourself. You have limitations others find as strengths. So what? You don’t have to hide behind a curtain of fear just because you have difficulty with feelings or sorting out your inner perceptions. Allow yourself to be who you are and at the same time let others help you be more honest with your limitations.

3.     Talk About Your Thoughts. Discussing your ideas and perceptions with others will help you to develop your separate, inner reality, make you a “real” person to them even without all that external activity. How well you use your auxiliary function is very important to your overall health and happiness.

4.     Don't Be Afraid to Show Emotion. Your inferior functions want you to be still a child inside, and that makes you run, that makes you want to prove yourself even more. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone in this regard. Everyone feel emotion and everyone is a little child inside. Find those people whose eyes tell you that you are not alone, and let them hear your child’s voice.

5.     Respect Your Need for Action. Understand that you need to be actively working with your environment to be "in the groove" with life. Don't chastise yourself for not being the sort to sit around and read a book or watch a movie. Choose a partner and companions who value active lifestyles, but remember to allow yourself time out to consider how their input into your life will change it. Don’t just follow your nose – life is not an endless party or expedition.

6.     Recognize the Differences in Others. Realize that everyone is different, not just a little different, but very different. Everyone has their place and value. You need to notice those values and places, places where you cannot easily fit. You can learn from these people, for they have gifts you can use, gifts they offer simply by being who they are. Try figuring out their psychological type for yourself and notice how certain types can lift you out of negative feelings just by being who they are

7.     It's OK to Get Out of your Comfort Zone. Understand that the only way to grow is to get outside of your comfort zone. If you're uncomfortable with an idea or situation because you're not sure how to act, that's good! That's an opportunity for growth.

8.     Identify and Express Your Feelings. You may have a hard time figuring out exactly how you feel about someone that you're involved with. It's important that you do figure this out. Don't lead someone on with your ambivalence. If you determine that you value the person, tell them so every time you think of it. This is the best way to make them feel secure in your affections, and so to promote a long-lasting relationship.

9.     Be Aware that You can Fail, and that it is OK.  Not every mountain can be climbed, not every customer will be satisfied, no matter how hard you try or no matter what tricks you bring to bear. Getting beaten is an opportunity to reflect upon what is important, what really matters in life. Next time you will take up a challenge more worthy of your skills, and more valuable to others. You

can be a champion, and it will be at your own game. Try to let it be a game of life, where everyone wins if you do.

10.  Assume the Best. Don't distress yourself with fear and dark imaginings. Expect the best, and the best will come.

Edited by Kannanjp, 05 August 2014 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Kollaallo sambhavam :)

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

Entethu ISFJ aanu :ohno:

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

kannan san .... most of it is like excerpts from my life... some are just me written all over :)


Enthusiastic and excitable, ESTP’s are "doers" who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, they are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty.

They're usually very good at story telling and improvising. They typically make things up as they go along, rather than following a plan. They love to have fun, and are fun people to be around. They can sometimes be hurtful to others without being aware of it, as they generally do not know and may not care about the effect their words have on others.

They are impatient with theory, and see little use for it in their quest to "get things done".


      Live in the present moment

      Dislike abstract theory without practical application

      Like to see immediate results for their efforts

      Fast-paced and energetic

      Flexible and adaptable

      Resourceful

      Seldom work from a plan - make things up as they go

      Fun to be around

      Highly observant

      Excellent memory for details

      Excellent ability to see an immediate problem and quickly devise a solution

As "big kids" themselves, they're eager, willing and able to spend time with their kids 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:38 AM



Portrait of an ISFJ Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

(Introverted Sensing with Extroverted Feeling)



The Nurturer


As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system.


ISFJ's live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.


ISFJ’s have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate,

because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occurred, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.


ISFJ’s have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they're not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they're shown in a concrete way why it’s better than the established method.


ISFJ’s learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a book, or applying theory. For this reason, they are not likely to be found in fields which require a lot of conceptual analysis or theory. They value practical application. Traditional methods of higher education, which require a lot of theorizing and abstraction, are likely to be a

chore for the ISFJ. The ISFJ learns a task best by being shown its practical application.

Once the task is learned, and its practical importance is understood, the ISFJ will faithfully and tirelessly carry through the task to completion. The ISFJ is extremely dependable.


The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to

other's feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient.


More so than other types, ISFJ’s are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to change, once set. Many ISFJ’s learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions.


Just as the ISFJ is not likely to express their feelings, they are also not likely to let on that they know how others are feeling. However, they will speak up when they feel another individual really needs help, and in such cases they can truly help others become aware of their feelings.


The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to

identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.


ISFJ’s need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and may even become depressed. When

down on themselves or under great stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that

might go critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy, and become convinced that "everything is all wrong", or "I can't do anything right".


The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to not be overly critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and love which they freely dispense to others.


Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Sensing

Auxiliary: Extraverted Feeling Tertiary: Introverted Thinking Inferior: Extraverted Intuition


ISFJ’s generally have the following traits:


    Large, rich inner store of information which they gather about people

    Highly observant and aware of people's feelings and reactions

    Excellent memory for details which are important to them

    Very in-tune with their surroundings - excellent sense of space and function

    Can be depended on to follow things through to completion

    Will work long and hard to see that jobs get done

    Stable, practical, down-to-earth - they dislike working with theory and abstract thought

    Dislike doing things which don't make sense to them

    Value security, tradition, and peaceful living

    Service-oriented: focused on what people need and want

    Kind and considerate

    Likely to put others' needs above their own

    Learn best with hands-on training

    Enjoy creating structure and order

    Take their responsibilities seriously

    Extremely uncomfortable with conflict and confrontation


ISFJ’s have two basic traits which help define their best career direction: 1) they are extremely interested and in-tune with how other people are feeling, and 2) they enjoy creating structure and order, and are extremely good at it. Ideally, the ISFJ will choose a career in which they can use their exceptional people-observation skills to determine what people want or need, and then use their excellent organizational abilities to create a structured plan or environment for achieving what people want. Their excellent sense of space and function combined with their awareness of aesthetic quality also gives them quite special abilities in the more practical artistic endeavors, such as interior decorating and clothes design.


ISFJ Relationships


ISFJ’s place a great deal of importance on their personal relationships. They're generally very giving and loving people, who place the needs of others above their own. They sometimes have a problem with becoming overly emotionally needy, and with keeping their true feelings hidden from others. They take their commitments very seriously, and seek lifelong relationships. ISFJ’s are extremely dependable, and put forth a lot of energy into keeping things running smoothly. They sometimes have difficulty saying "no" when asked to do something, and therefore may be taken for granted.


ISFJ Strengths


    Warm, friendly and affirming by nature

    Service-oriented, wanting to please others

    Good listeners

    Will put forth lots of effort to fulfill their duties and obligations

    Excellent organizational capabilities

    Good at taking care of practical matters and daily needs

    Usually good (albeit conservative) at handling money

    Take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships


ISFJ Weaknesses


    Don't pay enough attention to their own needs

    May have difficulty branching out into new territory

    Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism

    Unlikely to express their needs, which may cause pent-up frustrations to build inside

    Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship

    Have difficulty moving on after the end of a relationship


What does Success mean to an ISFJ?


ISFJ’s are the homemakers, caretakers and facilitators of the world.  Their strong sense of duty, hard-working tendencies and ability to respond quickly to what is suitable to a

particular situation are great assets. With a dominant function that quickly grasps the qualities inherent within the external world, and a secondary function that weighs such

perceptions against their value within this world, the ISFJ has a great talent for discovering the aesthetic and essential qualities compatible with and relevant to a

particular real world situation. This means that, not only within the world of objects, but also in their relationships with people, ISFJ’s are gifted with the ability to recognize and

understand the comfort and surroundings suitable to a secure and pleasing existence. And they can do this with a decisiveness which might make others wonder if the ISFJ was not

in fact getting their answers from some form of intuitive understanding rather than what is really a vast library of carefully related memory images and value judgments. An ISFJ

will always feel best when their world a place of quality and reassurance, both for themselves and others. Success for an ISFJ means being able to fulfill a role providing

value for others and ordering their world in a way in which safety and security is balanced against a genuine respect for the aesthetic and positive qualities of life.


Allowing Your ISFJ Strengths to Flourish


As an ISFJ, you have gifts that are specific to your personality type that aren't natural strengths for other types. By recognizing your special gifts and encouraging their growth

and development, you will more readily see your place in the world, and how you can better use your talents to achieve your dreams.


Nearly all ISFJ’s will recognize the following characteristics in themselves. They should embrace and nourish these strengths:


    You are adept at seeing the right balance, the best way to make the world look and feel good. This talent enables you to make your world reflect your inner self and become a place of security and growth in which others can feel at ease too.

    You have a gift for knowing what will make another person feel better about the world and themselves. Your valuable input to their world comes back to you in ways which aid your own personal development.

    You see clearly what is right and wrong, what grates on yourself and others, what works for harmony and what does not. Your clear recognition of these things gains you the confidence and respect of others.

    You have a great memory for things, places and events, their curious details and the relationships between them. More than this, you also remember what was both good and bad about these things. These skills show in your ability to give no nonsense advice and aid to others

    Within yourself you know, even if others do not realize it, that for as long as they are trying to do their best, you will hold the line with them to the very end. You see this as simply doing the right thing, but in fact it is a special virtue and makes you one of the most worthy of partners and friends when the chips are down.

    You work hard to get the job done, and you can be counted on the stay with it till it is finished.


ISFJ’s who have a strongly expressed Extraverted Feeling function will find they also enjoy these very special gifts:


    Work is never a chore to you, but a gift you offer to the world.

    In your relationships you are able to clearly show others how you feel about them.

    Others will always feel at ease in your home and presence.

    Your efforts always seem to be appreciated by those around you.

    You will try to find pleasing ways to settle differences and to find the most satisfying solutions to both your own and others difficulties.

    More often than not, you will know exactly the right thing to do, say, buy or create to make things better or move things toward a valid human solution to a problem

    You will clearly see the conditions underlying a situation and their effects on the persons within it, enabling you to see ways of changing things for the better. In this sense, you may be a powerful agent for social justice.


Potential Problem Areas


With any gift of strength, there is an associated weakness. The strong expression of any function can overshadow others, whilst at the same time its own associated and

unexpressed inferior function can mine the unconscious mind and throw up annoying resistances and unsettling emotions. We value our strengths, but we often curse and -

even more limiting to our potential development - ignore our weaknesses. To grow as a person and get what we want out of life, we must not only capitalize upon our strengths,

but also face our weaknesses and deal with them. That means taking a hard look at our personality type's potential problem areas.


ISFJ’s are kind, steady and responsible beings with many special gifts. I would like for the ISFJ to keep in mind some of the many positive things associated with being an ISFJ as they read some of this more negative material. Also remember that the weaknesses associated with being an ISFJ are natural to your type. Although it may be depressing to read about your type's weaknesses, please remember that we offer this information to enact positive change. We want people to grow into their own potential, and to live happy and successful lives.


Many of the weaker characteristics that are found in ISFJ’s are due to their dominant and Introverted Sensing function overshadowing the rest of their personality. This generally results in two notable effects: their Extraverted Feeling function is unable to balance their sharply rendered inner perceptions with a sense of human value, whilst at the same time these very perceptions often hint at strange associations and consequences which seem always to hover darkly in the background of the world


In such cases, an ISFJ may show some or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees:


    May find difficulty expressing their feelings without fear or anger.

    May be unable to correctly judge what really is for the best

    May wrongly suspect others of having hidden motives or agendas

    May be unable to shrug off feelings impending disaster

    May be unable to acknowledge or hear anything that goes against their certainty about the “correct” or “right” way to do things

    May have a tendency to blame particular persons for disturbing or upsetting “their world” by simply being who they are

    May come across to others as cold and insensitive to anything but another’s ability to fit in with and support their own judgments

    May be unnecessarily harsh or strict about appropriate social behavior

    May be oblivious to what others think about them

    May come across as rigid, inflexible or even cold and uncaring to others, without being aware of it

    May be unable to understand verbal logic, and quickly cut off other’s explanations

    May value their own certainties about the world and its problems far above others

    May be quite falsely certain of their influence upon, and understanding of others

    May be extremely vulnerable to tricks, con men, false hopes, religious cults and conspiracy theories

    May react with anger or distress when someone expresses disagreement with their view of the world, or disapproval of their judgments

    May favor their judgments to the degree that they are unable to notice the pain or difficulty such judgments might cause others

    Under great stress, are likely to make outrageously harsh and uncaringly selfish survival oriented decisions


Explanation of Problems


Nearly all of the problematic characteristics described above can be attributed in various

degrees to the ISFJ’s internally mapped and abstract view of the world not being successfully coupled to an appropriate level of Extroverted feeling. Without this rational external balance, the ISFJ’s opposing unconscious functions can wreak havoc upon the order and sense of the ISFJ’s perceptions and ideas. ISFJ’s are usually stable, certain, reliable and deft in their approach to life. But if unbalanced, they are likely to treat any point of view other than their own with a kind of cold dismay, and if pressed hard will tend to shut out the existence of problems caused by others differing attitudes and opinions. If the ISFJ does not learn how to deal with the wide range of differing world views they come into contact with, they can find themselves closed into a lonely little corner of the world in which only their own feelings of safety and certainty are maintained. This is a natural survival technique for the extreme ISFJ personality.

The main driver to the ISFJ personality is Introverted Sensing, whose function is to define the properties of and locate and recognize the sometimes abstract and innate qualities of and between the objects of the outer world.  If an ISFJ’s picture of the world

is threatened by external influences, the ISFJ generally tries to shut such new information

out of their lives. This is totally natural, and works well to protect the individual psyche from getting hurt. However, the ISFJ who exercises this type of self-protection regularly will become closed within a small and ever decreasing circle of those family and friends who do not actively disturb their increasingly narrow and rigid world view. They will always find justification for their own inappropriate behaviors, and will always find fault with the outside world for problems that they have in their lives. It will be difficult for them to maintain close personal relationships because they will have a negatively polarized and therefore limited ability to communicate outside of the box of their own security needs.


It is not an uncommon tendency for the ISFJ to support their ideas and values by using only the value judgments they make about the world and other peoples behavior. However, if this tendency is given free reign, the resulting ISFJ personality is too self- centered to be happy or successful. Since the ISFJ's dominant function is Introverted Sensing, they must balance this with an auxiliary Extraverted Feeling function. If the ISFJ uses Extraverted Feeling only to serve the purposes of Introverted Sensing, then the

ISFJ is not using Extraversion effectively at all. As a result, the ISFJ does not sufficiently recognize and sympathize with the way feelings affect the behavior of others in the world to have a good sense of why things happen as they do. They see nothing but their own perspective, and deal with the world only so far as they need to in order to support their perspective. These individuals usually come across as somewhat judgmental and full of fixed and often rather ambiguously polarized ideas about the world. Other people are often surprised by the vehemence of their ideas and are usually unable to understand how they came by them.



To grow as an individual, the ISFJ needs to focus on opening their perspective to include a more accurate picture of the feelings and value judgments of others. In order to be in a

position in which the ISFJ is able to perceive and consider data that is foreign to their internal value system, the ISFJ needs to recognize that their world view is not threatened

by the new information. The ISFJ must consciously tell himself/herself that emotional affects in others are not unrelated to reality; that the feelings of others are also just and

valid within a wider and less rigorous vision of the world.


The ISFJ who is concerned with personal growth will pay close attention to their motivation for deciding what is good and bad, right and wrong. Do they try to find the feeling values of others in a situation? Or, do they value only those feelings which support a personal idea or cause? At the moment when something is felt, is the ISFJ only concerned with whether that feeling supports something they recognize as correct? Or is she/he concerned with becoming truly empathetic? To achieve a better understanding of others and the world in which they live, the ISFJ should try to put themselves into the minds of others, to locate and recognize how they have come to feel the way they do,

before making judgments. They should consciously be aware of their tendency to discard anything that doesn't agree with their carefully ordered concepts, and work towards lessening this tendency. They should try to feel the way others would feel in situations, without making personal judgments about the actual situations. In general, they should work on exercising their Feeling in a truly extraverted sense. In other words, they should use Feeling to locate the their true connections to and relationship with others for the sake of gaining a wider perspective, rather than only allowing such feeling values to support their own conclusions. The ISFJ who successfully feels things objectively may be quite a powerful force for positive change.


Living Happily in our World as an ISFJ


Some ISFJ’s have difficulty fitting into our society. Their problems are often a result of

an inability to flow with what is, a too negative or correcting attitude which dismays others, or unrealistic ideals and ideas about the world. These issues mostly stem from using Extraverted Feeling in a diminished manner: the lack of a strong externally focused value system allowing an often ambiguous and yet strongly defended world view which has little relation to concrete reality to control the personality. An ISFJ who attempts to feel and value the feelings of others for the sake of understanding the world around them, rather than quickly deciding how they and they alone feel, will have a clearer, more objective understanding of how society is dependant not only upon structure and correct behavior, but also how human values make it just what it is and not something else perhaps more desirable. He or she will also be more comfortable and less likely to

demand that the world and the behavior of others conform to some abstract code of being. Such well-adjusted ISFJ’s will fit happily into our society. Unless you really understand Psychological Type and the nuances of the various personality functions, it's a difficult task to suddenly start to use Feeling in an unambiguous and totally extraverted direction. It's difficult to even understand what that means, much less to incorporate that directive into your life. With that in mind, I am providing some specific suggestions that may help you to begin exercising your Extraverted Feeling more fully:


Take care to try and discover why others feel the way they do. Try to notice the connections between their feelings and the way they see the world. Don’t immediately compare your own value judgments about the world to theirs; simply accept that for them this is a real and perfectly valid way of responding.


Think of those times and situations in your life when you felt misunderstood or disregarded by others. Now try to understand how one or two other people would see the situation. Don't try to assume they would judge as you do: "she would have to feel the same way if that happened to her", or "he would change his tune if he saw things from my point of view". Rather, try to understand how they would truly see the situation. Would it be seen as a problem, or as an opportunity? Would it be taken seriously or

lightly? Try to determine their point of view without passing judgment or comparing it to

your own.


When having a conversation with a friend or relative, dedicate at least half of your time to finding out how the other person feels about what they are describing. Concentrate on

really sensing their emotional state. Tell them how you feel and compare. Ask questions about why they feel as they do.


Think of the people who are closest to you. As you think of each person, tell yourself "this person has their own life going on, and they are more concerned with their own life than they are with mine." Remember that this doesn't mean that they don't care about you. It's the natural order of things. Try to visualize what that person is feeling right now.

What emotions are they enacting, what thoughts are they having? Don't pass judgment, or

compare their situation to your own.


Try to identify the personality type of everyone that you come into contact with for any length of time.


Ten Rules to Live By to Achieve ISFJ Success


1.     Feed Your Strengths! Let your talent for recognizing harmony and balance spill out into the world around you, show your gifts to the world. Allow yourself to

take opportunities to design, reorganize and rebalance things to make your home and work environments better for yourself and others. Find work or a hobby

which allows you to realize these strengths.

2.     Face Your Weaknesses! Realize and accept that some things are never going to

be how you would like them to be. Understand that other peoples feelings are sometimes more important than whether they are right or wrong. Facing and dealing with discord or differences in others doesn't mean that you have to change who you are; it means that you are giving yourself opportunities to grow. By facing your weaknesses, you honor your true self and that of others.

3.     Discover the World of Others. Don't let yourself fall into the trap of thinking you

always know what is right for others. Open your heart to the possibility of understanding that their true needs are something that must be discovered

through relationship, and recognition that their world might be very different, yet just as valid as your own.

4.     Don’t be too hasty. Try to let things settle before you make a judgment, allowing others to discover the best for themselves while you feel your way into their way

of seeing things.

5.     Look Carefully at the World. Remember, things are not always what they seem

on the surface. You might need to look deeper to discover the truth, particularly when it seems you are sure of your first quick judgment. There are layers of meaning and truth beneath everything.

6.     Try to Let Others Take Some of the Load. By letting others help, you are not

letting things get out of control, but are validating their own need to be a part of your life. Remember, it is better to guide another to see your point of view than keeping them out of the picture.

7.     Be Accountable to Others. Remember that they need to understand you and your

needs too. Express your feelings and reasons and let them become partners to your goals.

8.     Don’t Hem Yourself in.  Staying in your comfort zone is self defeating in the end. Try to make every day one where you get out and discover a little

something different about the world and others. This will broaden your horizons and bring new ideas and opportunities into focus.

9.     Assume the Best and Seek for it. Don't wait for others to live up to your expectations. Every person has a goldmine of worth in them, just as every

situation can be turned to some good. If you let yourself believe this, you will find yourself discovering ways to make it true for you.

10.   When in Doubt, Ask For Help! Don't let your sense of self sufficiency leave you on the horns of a dilemma or lead you into disaster. If you are uncertain of

something or someone then get input from others you trust.

Edited by Kannanjp, 06 August 2014 - 03:40 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:17 AM

Good findings... :good:  :)

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:28 AM

Let me check it out ..

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