Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability.
Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide
logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless
of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and
organized – their work, their home, their life. Value traditions
Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed
and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking,
and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics
about people who are important to them, concerned with how others
feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at
work and at home.
Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material
possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are
insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their
firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the
common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.
Have original minds and great drive for implementing their
ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external
events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed,
organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent,
have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves
Tolerant and flexible, quiet observers until a problem appears,
then act quickly to find workable solutions. Analyze what makes
things work and readily get through large amounts of data to isolate
the core of practical problems. Interested in cause and effect,
organize facts using logical principles, value efficiency.
Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. Enjoy the present moment,
what’s going on around them. Like to have their own space and
to work within their own time frame. Loyal and committed to their
values and to people who are important to them. Dislike disagreements
and conflicts, do not force their opinions or values on others.
Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important
to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values.
Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing
ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their
potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is
Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests
them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than
in social interaction. Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable.
Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their
area of interest. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.
Flexible and tolerant, they take a pragmatic approach focused on
immediate results. Theories and conceptual explanations bore them
– they want to act energetically to solve the problem. Focus on
the here-and-now, spontaneous, enjoy each moment that they can
be active with others. Enjoy material comforts and style. Learn
best through doing.
Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life,
people, and material comforts. Enjoy working with others to make
things happen. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to
their work, and make work fun. Flexible and spontaneous, adapt
readily to new people and environments. Learn best by trying a
new skill with other people.
Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities.
Make connections between events and information very quickly,
and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a
lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation
and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability
to improvise and their verbal fluency.
Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful
in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual
possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading
other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing
the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move
to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things
done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible.
Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards,
systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in
implementing their plans.
Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony
in their environment, work with determination to establish it.
Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time.
Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others
need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. Want to
be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute.
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned
to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential
in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May
act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive
to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group,
and provide inspiring leadership.
Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily. Quickly see illogical
and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement
comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy
long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well
read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others.
Forceful in presenting their ideas.
Excerpted from Introduction to Type® by Isabel Briggs
Myers published by CPP. Inc. Used with permission.