We live in a culture that loves to take tests that analyze our personality.  Some I like, and some are just silly.  For what it is worth, here are the results of my Myers-Briggs assessment.

According to the results, I am an INFJ:  Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling

The INFJ psychological type (as outlined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment, or MBTI® Test) is the Introverted Intuition with Extravered Feeling type. A typical INFJ is astute, imaginative, and quixotic. They’re very good readers of people, with the ability to accurately understand the worries, frustrations, incentives, qualms and beliefs of others, even if those individuals are not yet aware of these feelings themselves. An MBTI Test -assessed INFJ type uses this innate ability to comprehend the inner workings of others and applies them to their occupation.

  • Can instinctively recognize what is going on in a variety of situations regarding human interactions and relationships, and can naturally discern answers for complicated explanations
  • Have high levels of ambition and dedication, and a methodical nature helps them achieve goals
  • Extremely focused on what matters, finding no pleasure or importance in insignificant minutiae that have no place in their lives or aspirations
  • Feel great sense of accomplishment when their work and values affect the world around them for the better
  • Always interested in the progression of their mental and physical well-being, as well as those of their peers and friends, allowing them to motivate and instruct others well to develop new skills that are beneficial for their work
  • Looking into the details, it is interesting to see how my personality influences my leadership style.

If you are new to Myers-Briggs, then the Infographic below from Career Assessment Site may be a fun way to familiarize yourself with this excellent tool.

NOTE: the following chart uses “J” instead of “Z”. Some newer reports dropped the “Judging” nomenclature because it gave the wrong impression of what the test was assessing, but both J & Z mean the same thing.

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Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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