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MBTI Personality Types explained with memes

At some point in your life you've probably encountered a personality test that involves a four letter combination: ESFJ (The Provider) or INFP (The Dreamer) or INTJ (The Mastermind). These are the Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI) personality tests. 

The issue is most people don't get it. They don't get the personality typing or how it reflects on themselves. Each of the 16 types uses four distinct functions: Sensing, Intuition, Feeling, and Thinking. The order which they use them determines what their type is.

We gathered memes for each personality type to help you sort out your type:

ISTJ (The Inspector)

Spock from Star Trek, the idyllic ISTJ

Spock from Star Trek, the idyllic ISTJ

Percent of Global Population: 8.5%

ISTJ's aren't fact-driven robots who follow rules exactly. Their main method of coping is by following their dominant (Introverted) Sensing function. ISTJ's see the world via their collection of concrete memories. Anecdotal evidence is big for them. Their actions driven by (Extraverted) Thinking leads them to make logical decisions over personal ones. Their (Introverted) Feeling and (Extraverted) Intuition functions are under-utilized but they can be deeply sympathetic and even have naive imaginations.

ESTJ (The Supervisor)

Percent of Global Population: 13%

Most ESTJ's are action-driven individuals led by their dominant (Extraverted) Thinking function. They make practical decisions while using their (Introverted) Sensing as a reference point for their decisions. This combo tends to make them control-oriented and driven by competition. ESTJs will be more assertive and dominating than their ISTJ counterparts and despite their (Extraverted) Intuition and (Introverted) Feeling being inferior functions, they may unoften find time to think outside the box and be sentimental.

ISFJ (The Protector)

Percent of Global Population: 7%

The proverbial doormats of the MBTI. The ISFJ's description is often noted as the "humble caretaker" or that friend who was super nice who you ignored. If they are healthy people at least. They use dominant (Introverted) Sensing being fully attentive to day-to-day practical matters while their (Extraverted) Feeling makes them sensitive to other people's feelings. Rarely used (Introverted) Thinking and (Extraverted) Intuition may provide ISFJs with independent reasoning skills and abstract understanding to a degree.

ESFJ (The Provider)

Percent of Global Population: 12%

Or they won't care at all. ESFJs can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. With dominant (Extraverted) Feeling, they are masters at recognizing what people love and hate and secondary (Introverted) Sensing gives them a data bank of all the things people do or say. In short, they're good at knowing you and remembering you. They also love attention. And feeling needed. Reserve functions (Extraverted) Intuition and (Introverted) Thinking give ESFJs access to limited degrees of theoretical interests and analytical skills.

ISTP (The Crafter)

Snake Pliskin is such a cool spirit animal

Snake Pliskin is such a cool spirit animal

Percent of Global Population: 6%

That quiet action hero who just goes about their own business like a badass but can be shy to a potential partner are the ISTPs generally. Lead by (Introverted) Thinking, they like to make decisions using their own way of doing things: subjective analytical reasoning. As a support, they use (Extraverted) Sensing, which makes many of them explore concrete objects based on what they are thinking. They can be a bunch of closet daredevils. And also closet romantics. ISTPs don't often use their (Introverted) Intuition and (Extraverted) Feeling but they can understand abstract principles and even be sensitive to others. Shockingly.

ESTP (The Promoter)

Percent of Global Population: 10%

Simply put, ESTPs are people of action. They like to do things. Led by (Extraverted) Sensing they are right here right now types who attend to their immediate physical sensations. They can be pleasure driven. Secondary (Introverted) Thinking means ESTPs are subjective in their decision making using an analytical process but dominant sensing means they may do things even before fully figuring it out. Backup functions in (Extraverted) Feeling and (Introverted) Intuition allows ESTPs to be amiable but also have grandiose visions.

ISFP (The Composer)

Percent of Global Population: 5%

The stereotypical hipster artist of the MBTI. ISFPs lead with (Introverted) Feeling making many of them prone to daydreaming while making decisions based on their subjective understanding of what is good for them. (Extraverted) Sensing as a secondary makes them express their feelings via concrete methods like painting or playing music - an activity rather than communicating it directly. Reserve (Introverted) Intuition and (Extraverted) Thinking allows ISFPs to understand symbolism and make logical decisions but at less efficiency.

ESFP (The Performer)

Percent of Global Population: 8%

ESFPs aren't exactly the party animals or pleasure junkies they are negatively stereotyped as. With lead (Extraverted) Sensing, they are focused on the immediate experiences of the physical world. This also makes them attentive to their bodies. (Introverted) Feeling is why the ESFPs are more cushy than their ESTP counterparts. ESFPs seek inner harmony and generally make decisions based on what they feel is good. They don't use (Extraverted) Thinking and (Introverted) Intuition as much but ESFPs can be competitive 

ENFJ (The Teacher)

Percent of Global Population: 4%

The most dangerous animal on the planet. The ENFJ is a master at making you like them or making it impossible to hate them. With lead (Extraverted) Feeling, ENFJs have strong sensitivity towards the people around them and combine that with their visionary (Introverted) Intuition, they can become charismatic (or cult) leaders. They have keen understanding on how people work. Less utilized (Extraverted) Sensing gives them an affinity for sensual experiences while inferior (Introverted) Thinking can make them over analyze unnecessarily.

INFJ (The Counselor)   

Percent of Global Population: 1%

 INFJ's are the rarest of the 16 types unless you're on the Internet then 50% are INFJs. A complicated type to say the least, the INFJ's lead (Introverted) Intuition keeps them perceptive on the conceptual aspects of life while supporting (Extraverted) Feeling makes them take into account for humanity. INFJ's seek to better life in ways even they don't fully understand. Reserve functions (Introverted) Thinking helps them analyze situations from an impersonal stance while (Extraverted) Sensing gives them some grasp of concrete matter.

ENFP (The Champion)

Percent of Global Population: 8%

That meme applies to most ENFP's regardless of sex or orientation. The eternal wanderer and hopeless dreamer, ENFP's lead with (Extraverted) Intuition. They are quick with ideas and great at brainstorming. With (Introverted) Feeling, they hold deep personal values and live  with their own moral code. This combo makes them entertaining and authentic individuals naturally. Backup functions (Extraverted) Thinking lets them mobilize with quick action and (Introverted) Sensing helps them remember just enough details to get by.

INFP (The Dreamer)

Percent of Global Population: 4%

The humble protagonists of their own stories. With lead (Introverted) Feeling, INFPs live in their own world. They are defiantly avant-garde and hold a soft spot for the surreal. But they also become prone to constant self-analysis. Secondary (Extraverted) Intuition makes INFPs open to new ideas to help develop their inner world. Tertiary (Introverted) Sensing lets INFPs store concrete data that may be sentimental towards them while inferior (Extraverted) Thinking is used as a defense mechanism or a frantic attempt to organize and achieve goals.

ENTJ (The Fieldmarshal) 

Percent of Global Population: 3%

Or a dictator to more sensitive types. The ENTJ is a born alpha. With (Extraverted) Thinking leading the way, ENTJ's make quick efficient decisions and they don't care about your feelings (for the most part). It's about getting things done. Supportive (Introverted) Intuition allows them to have a big picture view to compliment their actions. Reserve (Extraverted) Sensing gives ENTJ's a sensory flair. They have interests for immediate physical sensations while inferior (Introverted) Feeling keeps them (barely) in touch with their humanity.

INTJ (The Mastermind)

Percent of Global Population: 3%

The temptation to use Batman as the meme... INTJ's maneuver through life like a game of chess, thinking steps ahead of everyone. Thanks to their dominant (Introverted) Intuition they are able to effectively synthesize abstract information and create a clear vision. Supported by (Extraverted) Thinking, INTJs make the most logical choices possible to fulfill their visions. Sometimes, their tertiary (Introverted) Feeling makes them more sentimental than they'd like and with reserve (Extraverted) Sensing they interact with their immediate concrete world.

ENTP (The Inventor)

Percent of Global Population: 5%

The smartasses of society. ENTPs are tricksters, pranksters, and/or Internet trolls. They can't help it. Led by (Extraverted) Intuiton, they enjoy looking for new ideas or new experiences and with (Introverted) Thinking, they analyze on a subjective level these ideas. Plenty of ENTP's enjoy inciting debate or playing devil's advocate. Backup (Extraverted) Feeling allows them to realize social graces and can even make them charming while inferior (Introverted) Sensing is used to store small amounts of facts or concrete details.

INTP (The Architect)

Percent of Global Population: 5%

The type that can find a way to cure cancer but be baffled by a common cold. Common sense is not their strength because they're not common to begin with. Their main function is (Introverted) Thinking. They live in a world of purely subjective reasoning building on their understanding of how things work. This is supported by (Extraverted) Intuition, which they use to look for new theories to support their models. Rarely used (Introverted) Sensing is to help them remember facts while (Extraverted) Feeling exposes their inner sensitivity.