Type on Type

August 12, 2013

At least once a month for the last two decades, someone asks me what my Myers-Briggs type is. I assume this is what ‘what’s your sign?’ was in the 1970s. So, after being asked like 11 times, I first took the test in the 90s and every once in a while, when I’m super bored, I’ll take the test again.

And it seems over the last quarter century some things haven’t changed…. I’ve remained the same (INFP). So I think it would be safe to frame this on my wall… And I’m digging these Myers-Briggs inspired prints. Check them all out. Wouldn’t a set of these look cool in a house to represent the individuals who live there?

Too nerdy? Perhaps, but not too nerdy for me.

As much as I really don’t want to be, I am a sucker for these tests…and Myers-Briggs tests (and most things Jung, really) make sense and are surprisingly accurate. And it wouldn’t be so interesting if it weren’t so consistently true. At least, it seems true for me. What? You’ve never taken the Myers Briggs test? Stop it. And do it now. 

So which Myers-Briggs type are you?  Is your art accurate?

Oh, also. There’s this color test. What do you think about that?

And while I have you, which direction do you see this chick spinning? Does anyone see her going counter-clockwise?

Added by suggestion: What’s your Enneagram type? 

Also added: Someone just emailed me to suggest The Secret Language of Birthdays. What’s your birthday language?

For the record, I’m an INFP, Yellow, Right-brained, Sacrificial, Enthusiast/Peacemaker Pisces. Have a happy day. 

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  • Reply Knighton August 12, 2013 at 8:32 am

    That spinning chick keeps changing directions on me. No idea what that’s supposed to mean.

    The art is totally accurate – I’m INTJ all the way.

  • Reply Sheri | Really Most Sincerely August 12, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love these! I’m a MB nerd and pretty much force all my friends to take the test so I can add their type in my Contacts. I’m an ENFP.

  • Reply Barchbo August 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

    You know I love these, Laura! I think I will hold off until I know what everyone in my house is. Thanks for sharing!

    Sheri – I wonder if it is an ENFP quality to make other people take the test. Me, too!

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Barchbo, I’m positive you are the person who first made me take this test.

  • Reply mr lady August 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

    It spins counter clockwise for me. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, MAYES?

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Mr Lady! I’m so glad you can see her that way…it means you’re a super smart mathy left brained person. I wanted to know if anyone could do it to see if it could be seen that way…because I have been trying to make her spin counter clockwise WITH MY MIND for about 30 minutes now. And I can not make her do that.

  • Reply Diana August 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I see her spinning both ways. Does this mean there were hallucinogens in my oatmeal?

    These are pretty cool graphics, too. I’m both INTP and ENTP and both are accurate.

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Diana, you must be middle brained. Also you are both an Introvert and an Extrovert? So you’re middleverted? Are you a middle child? A gemini? What does it all mean?!!!!!!!

  • Reply Kyran August 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

    ENFP through and through, married to an INFP! She was going clockwise for me, until I stood up. It seems she switches direction each time I move. I’m guessing physical motion engages a different part of my brain?

    The best resource I know on Type (and I’ve read a lot of them) is a book called Nurture by Nature. It’s geared around stages of childhood development, but is illuminating for all relationships.

  • Reply Adrienne August 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I’m INFP too. The picture is accurate me, but I would appreciate nature much more if that wasn’t where all the bugs live.

    So, what’s your Enneagram type (imagine I am sidling up next to you at the bar)? Because I like to compare them and see if my theories about where they intersect are correct.

  • Reply Laurie August 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

    ENFP. Pathologically ENFP, except I’m an even E/I split, ever more introverted as I get older. Our empathy (as I perceive it, anyway) makes even more sense now. I took the test in counseling grad school, and administer it in all of my career classes. I am a type geek. I love this post. I need that print.

    Oh, and she was counter-clockwise, but then her legs started going clockwise, so basically my brain is weird, but I kind of knew that (I’m left-handed. We’re just a hot mess anyway.)

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Adrienne, I took it a million years ago and was a 7/9 tie. I didn’t remember what those numbers meant so I just took another test…Enthusiast/Peacemaker tie. 7/9. Same. Weird.

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  • Reply Lindsay August 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Whoa! The spinny chick is totally going counter-clockwise for me…but I’m very much a right brainer in work and life. Also, I got BLUE as my color on the color test, which seems to be spot on!

  • Reply Polly August 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for this, Laura. I forgot my Myers-Briggs type (what type is forgetful?), & when it popped up INFP I knew at a new level why it is I have such affection for you.

    As to the spinny direction: clockwise, but also WOAH! Nipples, even? It’s like the mudflap/ rear window girlie figure stood up and began to try to walk. Sigh. I would have much preferred the image of a sex-indistinct person in a Barcalounger spinning. Thouh that might tweak my Myers-Briggs reading. (What was it? I forget.)

  • Reply Wendy August 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    My husband is also an INFP and I’m an ENFP. It’s a great match. Need to do the test on the kids.

  • Reply Jenny, bloggess August 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    My lady spins both ways. (ROWR.)

    Also, I’m not a fan of Meyers-Briggs because I’m ISFJ but I’m so on the border with my S and J that it technically equals no perception and so it isn’t really accurate. I am a 90% introvert though and I can’t argue with that one.

  • Reply Carrie Pacini August 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I love this! Just took this recently and I am a INFJ + Type 4 – The Individualist. The prints are great 🙂

  • Reply Maggie Mason August 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Spinning chick goes both ways? First clockwise. Then flipped.

  • Reply rachel August 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I’m infp – but I wonder how much is based on my day 😉 But it’s really interesting. I had forgotten about this and now want to make everyone I know take it 🙂

    She spins Counterclockwise! 🙂

  • Reply rachel August 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    and now she’s spinning the other direction! My mind is BLOWN

  • Reply UpsideUp Laurie August 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Love these. I’m an ENFP all the way. Though sometimes I’m borderline J. I’m an Enneagram 7. The lady spins clockwise for me, but I can make her spin the other way if I tilt my head to the side. I do not like the color test. And I was born on the cusp of Aries and Taurus.

  • Reply Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect August 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I love Myers-Briggs! And, really, all personality tests. 🙂 Funny thing, though – I’ve been a total ENFJ my whole life but tested as an ESFJ today. Maybe I’m just in an “s” kind of mood…

  • Reply vanessaaleji August 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Apparently I’m an INFJ. Who knew? I want my fiance’ and daughter to take these, but they’ll probably fall under whatever category is opposed to self-discovery…

    The spinning chick started out counter-clockwise, but then shifted to clockwise after a little while. So baffled!

    Thanks for posting these!

  • Reply Mom101 August 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Okay I am now down the Meyers Brigg rabbit hole. Thanks a lot.


  • Reply The Hook September 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

    You can never be too nerdy!

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