As such, it's also a critical step in figuring out what "doing your own thing" looks like or building the ideal team dynamic. We'll help you identify your superpowers and identify your Kryptonite. Where can you move mountains and where do you need help from a different type of Superhero?
Specifying your personality type on HERD makes our community and content more relevant and useful for you. It also creates opportunities for connecting with other types who can complement you.
We use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI® ) tool to guide us on your preferences. The MBTI® was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, who were inspired by the book Psychological Types by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and wanted to make his work more accessible to all.
Taking the test results in one of 16 types, each consisting of 4 letters (that correspond to traits in how you naturally engage, think and make decisions. And while we're not into pigeon-holing people here at HERD, these types allow us to get to know each others preferences quicker; at least at a high level.
Perhaps you have already done the test and know your type? Perhaps this is all brand new to you? Whatever your starting point, our aim is to give you a working understanding of how your type shows up in the world, so that you can overcome challenges and maximize your strengths.
It's free to take a personality test on 16 personalities.com. The questionnaire will take you 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
When you're done, come back to HERD with your 4-letter type (e.g. ESFP, INTJ) and we'll customize your experience from there.
NOTE: We are aware there is some debate in the MBTI® community about the efficacy of different tests and we're taking guidance about which to use for the long term.
MBTI® uses four scales to label about preference, each with two opposing preferences. This is where the 8 letters come from.
E = Extroversion - Could be described as
I = Introversion - Could be described as reserved, private
S = Sensing - Focus on the reality of how things are
I = Intuition - Imagine the possibilities how things could be
T = Thinking - Make decisions in an impersonal way, using logical reasoning
F = Feeling - Base decisions on personal values or how they affect others
J = Judging - Makes plans, wants to know what they are getting into
P = Perceiving - Happy to be spontaneous, enjoys new experiences and novelty
While our preferences can be somewhat flexible, we all tend towards a certain way of thinking and doing, and recognising this can really helps us make good choices.
ISTJ personality types are sensible and reliable, and pay attention to detail.
ISFJ personality types are considerate and kind individuals with a strong sense of commitment to others.
INFJ personality types are compassionate and quietly inspiring; they enjoy helping others grow and develop.
INTJ personality types think strategically and see the big picture.
ISTP personality types are calm, efficient and productive, and are open to new opportunities.
ISFP personality types are sensitive, gentle and attentive to the needs of those around them.
INFP personality types seek to live in accordance with their inner core of values, and have insight into what is really important to others.
INTP personality types are logical, analytical and adaptable, with the ability to respond to new opportunities as they come along.
ESTP personality types are energetic, enthusiastic and easily adaptable, and like to make work fun.
ESFP personality types are entertaining, easy-going, sociable people, who like to put others at ease.
ENFP personality types are energetic and motivational. They are typically friendly and expressive as well as innovative.
ENTP personality types are strategic, adaptable, energetic and enthusiastic.
ESTJ personality types are analytical, goal-oriented, decisive and organised.
ESFJ personality types are conscientious team players who interact closely with others, enjoy a sense of belonging and apply common sense.
ENFJs are able to get the most out of teams by working closely with them, and make decisions that respect the values of others.
ENTJ personality types are driven, organised, decisive natural leaders.
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