WARNING: NERD ALERT
I haven’t done a nerdy post in a long time. I miss it. So when I came across this chart that uses Star Wars characters to illustrate Myers-Briggs personality types, I could not resist.
What is Myers-Briggs?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a well known personality test. By “well known,” I mean that the average person has heard of the MBTI and may even know their type. Personality inventories allow us to understand ourselves – and others – better. When we see that different types respond to life in different ways, we learn to understand and accept, rather than criticize and judge. As you can imagine, this is really important when it comes to relationships.
The MBTI has four dimensions:
Extroversion (E) vs. Introversion (I): Are you, respectively, more external (E) or internal (I)?
Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N): Do you gather information through your senses (S) or your Intuition (N)?
Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F): Do you make your decisions based on what makes the most logical sense (T) or what’s best for everyone involved (F)?
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P): Do you prefer things set and planned (J) or to “see what happens” and “play it by ear” (P)?
Collectively, this creates 16 different personality types.
Take the Test (and Find Your Star Wars character)
You can take the abbreviated online test yourself on the HumanMetrics site (where it says “Jung Typology Test”), get your Type, and then take a look at the chart below. Someone took the 16 MBTI types and applied them to Star Wars characters, with (in my opinion) a great deal of accuracy. Take the test and let us know in the comment section what your type is and which Star Wars character is you.
I’m an INTJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging), which is a very common type among scientists, professors, and even writers. My Star Wars character is Palpatine, which is sad because 1) he’s not the greatest guy and 2) he’s a character from the prequels 🙂
If you have a difficult time reading the chart, click on its source: http://www.geekinheels.com/2013/10/23/star-wars-mbti-chart.html
There, you can click to enlarge.
Photo Credit: http://www.geekinheels.com/2013/10/23/star-wars-mbti-chart.html