The Beauty in Personality Diversity


Carl G. Jung categorizes people by their preference of general attitude (introverts and extroverts), perception (sensing or intuition) and method of judgment (thinking vs. feeling). These areas of preferences are dichotomies by the fact that each bipolar dimension represents a different preference. According to Jung, in any person one of the four functions is dominant – either a function of perception or a function of judging. All possible permutations of preferences in the four dichotomies above give way to 16 different combinations known as personality types. The personality types are assigned a four letter acronym for the corresponding combination of preferences.

For instance EIFJ stands for extraverted intuitive Feeling Judging. TV personality Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez are under this category. They are benevolent and charismatic with great interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. They believe in their dreams and are helpers and enablers always seeing a bigger picture. Their entrepreneurial ability is top notch.

INFJ represents introverted intuitive Thinking Judging. Jay Z and James Cameron are examples. They are best known for their definiteness and self-confidence and are able to tell immediately whether or not they can help and how. INFJ famous people are perfectionists and possess a combination of imagination and reliability. They are also known to disregard authority and implementing critical decisions without consultations. Their most unique trait is their intuitive abilities and their willingness to strive relationships.

ESTP denotes Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving. They are spontaneous, vigorous and prefer acting on their impulses. They are attracted to activities involving risk, speed; ecstasy and great power. They have excellent gamesmanship, natural driven by competition. An example is Chuck Norris and Donald Trump.