Understand & Improve Yourself – Briggs Meyer Personality Test

Something I find so strange about humans is that it something we just are – something we just have – is actually something we’re constantly striving to find, to understand, to define. Our identity. Our sense of self.

Hello, you beautiful bundles of trouble!

Who are you? What makes you . . . you? What facets add up to form your personality? Do you even know? Can you define yourself – explain yourself?

Do you know what makes you tick?

Look . . . humans are weird. If you really think about it, what even are we? (And I don’t mean that in the existential crises attracting “are we real? Are we meaningful? Were we put here for a reason?” way – I mean just at a base level. It’s like 9am, can we not send me into a tailspin of dark thoughts and crippling pointlessness, please?) We’re just these weird, over-developed animals with a bunch of strange quirks and traits. These strange entities who each experience, think and process life differently.

Isn’t it both weird and slightly trippy to think about? If you picked anyone else in the world to live your life, nobody would experience it the same way. Not one single person would have the same thoughts, ideas, inspiration or kind-of-random and slightly worrying accompanying thought processes. What you enjoy, they might hate. What you grit your teeth and bear, they might revel in! We occupy the same space yet live in completely different worlds.

Anyways, none of this is the point. It’s actually a big waste of time that’s needlessly padded out the word-count, wasted precious moments of your life and made me longingly dream about watching some Adventure Time.

The point is personality. The thing that shapes our lives is who we are and how we interact with the world. So today’s post is going to be a two-fold thing. I’m going to be sharing with you who am (because, when I eventually snap, won’t it be nice to have a psyche profile readily available?) and exploring how you can discover more about who you are. Let’s fucking do this.

What Is Personality?

Personality is what makes you you. Your personality is an accumulation of all the traits that form your distinct and personal character.

Why Is Personality So Important?

A lot of reasons. Here are my personal main ones:

  • Understanding yourself.
  • Deciding whether you like someone or want to invest time in a relationship with them.Your personality is what makes you up as a person, therefore it affects how you interact with people around you. If you’re inherently cruel, I won’t want to be your friend.This is also a really good indicator of how people handle things; you don’t want a friend who’s massively insecure and a drama queen because even the tiniest argument could spiral into a breakdown of massive Mean-Girl-esque proportions.
  • Understanding how to deal with people.

    To be blunt, I’m a bit of a robot. People at first think I’m really nice (and a majority of the time I try to be) and sweet, but in all honesty I’m just good at making surface-level friends. I’m a great “good time” buddy; we can go out once and be cackling away like best friends.I’m that friend that you can see once every few months and it can feel like no time has passed, but if you want me 24/7 every day of the week . . . I struggle with that a lot more.The issue, for me, is things that are a bit deeper. It’s not intentional at all, but my brain is pretty logical and straightforward. I’m not so much an emotional thinker – and that can make me come across as kind of harsh, or cold, sometimes. So knowing people’s personalities and what they need is very useful for me in knowing what I can and can’t say, how I should deliver my advice, etc.
  • Compatibility.For example, I know that I have a personality that can come off as aloof and I need a lot of space. So if I’m talking to a guy who is sensitive or really intense in relationships, I kind of instantly know that we might not be compatible.
  • Self-improvement.

    On the previous note, though, personality tests are brilliant for letting you know where your shortcomings are and what you need to be aware of. The Briggs-Meyer test (don’t worry – I’m sharing it below in all of its glory!) is brilliant for this – using your personality type, it identifies key traits you possess and how they effect you in different areas of your life. Not only that, it lets you know how to be more mindful of these drawbacks and how to overcome them.

The Most Accurate, In-Depth, Scientific Personality Test

So what personality test do recommend to understand what’s going on in that weird and squishy brain of yours?

The Briggs Myer Sixteen Personalities Test. (linked!)

This personality quiz is longer and more in-depth than your average (it should take you around ten minutes to complete) and it gives you a really in-depth analysis of your personality type.

What personality type am I?

Fine, you nosy bastards – I shall tell you.

I actually flip-flop between two; ENTP and INTP. This makes a lot of sense if you know me (the E and I represent extroversion and introversion) because I go through periods of time when I’m very introverted and all I want to do is read and create shit and people are just an annoying barrier to me doing what I want to do . . . And then sometimes I’m a total social butterfly who wants to go to parties, go on holidays and do loads of fun things with loads of fun people. In both of these times, though, the rest of my personality is the exact same. (Hence, the NTP not changing.)

I am an analyst personality type.

ENTP Personality Type

So like basically I’m a bit of an asshole. Sounds about right.

INTP personality type

These are, almost uncannily, spot on.

How To Use Your Personality Type To Improve Yourself

The real useful thing about knowing what your personality type is is that you can identify your strengths . . . and your flaws. I’m going to walk you through some of the findings available for my personality type; you really don’t have to waste your time reading them, but it’s just an example of the type of advice you get.

Improving your social skills and relationships

There’s an entire section for friendships and romantic relationships full of advice – and things about your personality type that you could probably improve on when dealing with others. Like a cheat code to make people like you more. Sounds good to me.

Identifying your personality weaknesses

We all have our shortcomings – but it’s a hell of a lot easier to overcome them when someone points them all out for us, right?

ENTP Weaknesses

INTP Weaknesses

I mean, literally yes to all of these. I is a flawed human, I have no shame.

Understanding your strengths

However, just as important as finding the things that aren’t great about you, understanding what is fucking fantastic about yourself is key. You can build on these traits!

So, to conclude, I really highly recommend taking the Briggs Meyer personality test! It’s completely free, super interesting and a really good starting point to understanding yourself a little bit better. (And, if you read through all those screenshots, me.)

What did you think of this post guys? What’s your personality type? Have you tried this test before? Give it a go and tell me your results! Do you think the findings would be helpful to you? Did you learn anything about my personality type? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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56 thoughts on “Understand & Improve Yourself – Briggs Meyer Personality Test”

  1. I LOVE Myers Briggs!!! I have a lot of ENTP/INTP friends. So awesome! I get what you mean about being a great time but having a hard time getting deeper with others. I can get deep if people pry it out of me or if I know you very well, but otherwise, I’d rather focus on the other person’s emotions or keep it light! (I’m an INTJ/ENTJ) my personality describes me as basically an asshole too, but Im definitely not lolll

  2. Thanks for posting this. I haven’t taken a personality test in years. I, too, am an ENTP (ENTP-T). I am a Debater. So you made this easy since we’re similar and you wrote so much about it. I think this points out a reason I hate Facebook – I’m intolerant of some people’s opinions. I’ll unfriend someone in a heartbeat if they post an opinion I don’t like. I’m definitely a quick thinker and I love brainstorming. One thing that caught my eye, that I do have a problem in my life with was a question like “I sympathize with someone’s problems instead of trying to offer solutions” – That’s really tough for me. I offer solutions. Some people don’t want that – and I mean REALLY don’t want that. They want sympathy. There’s nothing wrong with that – I just have to learn how to do it instead of pulling out a sheet of paper and trying to offer 20 solutions to their problem. (hint – men tend to want solutions and women tend to want sympathy – at least, in my experience)

    1. Aha, great minds think alike! And oh god I most definitely agree with that, facebook does my bloody head in. As for for offering solutions instead of sympathy, wholeheartedly get you – it’s like the most useful response I can have to your problem is to fix it? WHY TELL ME IF YOU DON’T WANT HELP, I DON’T GET IT. LIke you said, it’s definitely something to work on. Thanks for reading!

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  4. LOVE this post! The way people tick has always intrigued me, and I have studied the BM personalities quite a bit. I am INFJ and while it might seem like I am contradictory and a bit flighty, I actually am very focused and driven. We are also super creative. <3

    1. Thank you girly! I find it massively interesting too, I was really interested in studying psychology for a while but ended up deciding against it. I definitelty would describe you as creative, but I don’t see the flighty – I’d peg you as VERY focused and driven 🙂 <3

  5. I find these kinds of things so interesting, they’re great for learning about yourself and how you function in the world. I did this ages ago, and I think I got INFJ? What I know for sure is that I’m super emotional and sensitive haha, so exactly like a potential boyfriend you need to avoid lol xx

  6. This is really fascinating for me! I get so tripped out thinking about life and the meaning of it all as well, that I just have to stop myself. I did a personality test last year, I can’t remember what one but there were numerous questions, and I also can’t remember the outcome. Lol I’m great right! I’m going to have to give the Briggs Meyer’s one a go (maybe it’s the one I did) and see what I come up with. Love this post! xx

  7. I’ve done the myers briggs test a few times and I’m an INJF! I loved learning about they came up with all the different types! 😄 And really interesting to learn about all the other types !

      1. Coyote from Orion

        I can be… I can’t really put my finger on why I sometimes cannot be 😑

    1. 😂😂😂 you insensitive arsehole. I love these tests.
      I looked at mine earlier (did it a few years ago at work) and I am INTJ… I am huge introverted loner arsehole, that binge watched box sets when stressed (it actually says that) – couldn’t have said it better myself xx

    2. I’ve done this test years ago! I am sure I did it again a few months ago and still got the same result. Mine is INFJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging… you can read about it here: https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality

      I think mine is pretty accurate. I have done different tests and to be honest, I am a sucker for tests like these. There was one I done before that it just picking out colours according to each question and it was crazily accurate. I need to find it as I’ve forgotten the name though.

        1. That is a possibility! I am reading the INFJ personalty type now and gee, I forgot how accurate it was. 😂I am a sucker for star signs and quizzes only because it has been mostly accurate for me. Obviously there is a load of bull out there but even for laughs, I love them haha.

          There is another one you can check out…it’s actually based on your birthday:

      1. Honestly, I’ve taken so many of these tests, and the 16personalities one is always the one I go back to because of how accurate it is! I’m an ENFP-T, which is a Campaigner, and it has me down to a tee, I’m sure you’d probably agree haha (https://www.16personalities.com/enfp-personality) also not too mad that Michael Scott and Carrie Bradshaw have the same results … loved this post, I really enjoy your posts when you talk about personality and growth! xx

        1. ohmygod priya I know it sounds weird but i freaking LOVE that personality type! One of my friends in Australia is ENFP and he’s honestly the coolest dude – knew I loved ya, woman! And thank you so much, I was slightly worried people would find it boring lool. (I feel like I’ve been saying this so much about my content recently but I DON’T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE LIKE ANYMORE send help pls) xx

          1. omg thats so cute! I feel like you either love it or hate it haha! girl, DO YOU and you should be fine, I’ve been LOVING the recent stuff! xx

        2. It’s such an interesting topic, I did the test ages ago, but can’t remember what I was. Thanks for sharing, I think I’ll be retaking the test and doing a bit more research into my personality type 🙂 xo

        3. I find personality types so interesting. It’s so weird to think that everyone thinks and acts differently and that there is no standard black and white way of thinking for everyone. xx

        4. Alright Professor Philosophy Mia ; ) This post was SO interesting! I mean not only did it give an insight of other people’s personalities, but it also made me a littl’ wiser on myself – in a way. I guess we live in a world today were you either want to be unique and a one-of-a-kind-type or your aim is just to blend in. I find that SO interesting, and I’m guessing the test say a lot about that. I’ve not tried the test just yet, but I like to think that I’m a bit of a unique creature. I may not be, but I think it adds some sort of positivity to my ‘self image’. Really just a really interesting and different (in a good way) blog post. Please do more of these philosophy sort of posts – if it’s something you’d be interested in writing about of cause. I hope you have a wonderful week you amazing girl xx <33

          1. Awww thank you so much girly, I was a bit worried it would be boring to other people LOL so I’m glad 🙂 And I’d love to hear your results, if you ever do take the test just let me know 🙂 I have a few ideas kiiiind of like this, so watch this space 😉 Hope your weekend is going great girly, loved your latest post btw <3 <3

          2. I’ve done the test so many times at different times and I’ve always gotten ENFP. I didn’t really know what to do with the fact that I knew my personality type but I’ve recently tried to use it as a way to think about my actions and how I tackle issues. It’s actually very accurate.

          3. I totally love this post…I always stress on personality traits and its development to those around because I know its amazing and uplifting to get know who and what you are, and what drives your reasoning and interest; with this you will have fewer problems with relationships with other people. Thanks for the post.

          4. I love this test!! I am an INTP, too. It was super spot on for me!! I laughed when you said you are a bit of a robot because I feel the same way about myself sometimes!

          5. I’ve taken it a couple of times before and was pretty ‘meh’ about it. It was like zodiac traits. Like: yeah, I -might- like working by myself, but I don’t DEMAND it. I’ve actually heard its creation at least is not that scientific. But perhaps that’s just my logistician type, lol. I need receipts!

          6. Supposedly you’re only actually one type at your core, as it’s based on your “cognitive functions”. These are the cognitive functions for ENTP: https://www.typeinmind.com/neti/ and here are the cognitive functions for INTP https://www.typeinmind.com/tine/

            So although they have the same cognitive functions, they’re in a different order which makes a significant difference to how somebody’s mind functions. The first function supposedly makes up the vast majority of your personality as most of your thoughts are filtered through it.

            Anyways, I never know how seriously mbti should be taken. It’s super interesting how all people can be categorised into 16 general types, but how much to a T should each description be taken? Dividing the human population into 16 would mean 477 million, 477,000,000 people have the same personality type (I know it’s divided by percentages but I can’t be bothered to work the population of types by their percentages at 9am.)

            I think mbti is a brilliant way to get a feel for who you are, how you work and to help you to understand yourself and others, but I’m very wary to take it as being 100% me. Even me and my partner have exactly the same type (INFP-T) and only have variants in percentages for each letter of our result using the 16personalities test, and although we are super similar, we are certainly not near actually thinking in exactly the same way. An amazing tool though for gauging and understanding how other people “work” differently from yourself!

            Really interesting post! Sorry for the long comment, I just find all this really fascinating!

          7. My personality type id mediator INFP. This is just so true as I’m a dreamer, empath and love poetry, music, art and nature. I also have a lot of imagination sometimes too much 😂 Living in a fantasy world haha. I love this test and I heard about it before. Such an interesting read! It doesn’t matter we are the opposite, we can still be friends girl ❤️😊😊

          8. I love this! It’s great that you are aware you “flip and flop” between different personalities because this is something I’m only just learning.

            I actually just wrote a blog about this subject, it used to confuse me when I would change my mind about something but I’m starting to realise why this happens more now.

            Thanks for sharing!


          9. Fellow ENTP! I’ve always loved the Myers-Briggs, as it gives my thinker self a way to understand the people around me because I was not born an empathetic person haha

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