Individual Personality Inventory

Individual Personality Inventory
The answer you choose to any question is neither right nor wrong.
For each question, choose the answer that comes closest to how you usually feel or act.
Answer all the questions, putting the appropriate letter on the blank indicating your response.
Section I
_____ 1. As a guest do you more enjoy
E) joining in the talk of the group
I) talking separately with people you know well
_____ 2. Are you inclined
F) to value sentiment above logic
T) to value logic above sentiment
_____ 3. Do you usually get on better with
N) imaginative people
S) realistic people
_____ 4. Does following a schedule
J) appeal to you
P) cramp you
_____ 5. Which of these two is the higher compliment?
F) he is a person of real feeling
T) he is consistently reasonable
_____ 6. At parties, do you
I) sometimes get bored
E) always have fun
_____ 7. Do you admire more the person who is
S) conventional enough never to make himself conspicuous
N) too original and individual to care whether he is conspicuous
_____ 8. Do you like
J) to arrange your dates and parties some distance ahead
P) to be free to do whatever looks like fun at the time
_____ 9. Are you naturally
E) a “good mixer”
I) rather quiet and reserved in company
_____ 10. Would you rather work under someone who is
F) always kind
T) always fair
_____ 11. When there is a special job to be done do you like
J) to organize it carefully before you start
P) to find out what is necessary as you go along
_____ 12. It is higher praise to call someone
N) a man of vision
S) a man of common sense
_____ 13. Do you more often let
F) your heart rule your head
T) your head rule your heart
_____ 14. Would you judge yourself to be
E) more enthusiastic than the average person
I) less excitable than the average person
_____ 15. If you were a teacher, would you rather teach
S) fact courses
N) courses involving theory
_____ 16. When you start a big project that is due in a week, do you
J) take time to list the separate things to be done and the order of doing them
P) plunge in
_____ 17. Can you
E) talk too easily to almost anyone for as long as you have to
I) find a lot to say only to certain people
_____ 18. Do you think that having a daily routine is
J) a comfortable way of getting things done
P) painful even when necessary
_____ 19. Would you rather be considered
S) a practical person
N) an ingenious person
_____ 20. Do you think it is a worse fault to be
F) unsympathetic
T) unreasonable
_____ 21. At a party do you like
E) to help get things going
I) to let the others have fun in their own way
_____ 22. Would you rather have a spouse who
N) is always coming up with new ideas
S) has both feet on the ground
_____ 23. When you go somewhere for the day, would you rather
J) plan what you will do and when
P) just go
_____ 24. Can the new people who meet you tell what you are interested in
E) right way
I) only after they really get to know you
_____ 25. When it is settled in advance that you will do a certain thing at a certain time, do you
find it
J) nice to be able to plan accordingly
P) a little unpleasant to be tied down
_____ 26. Do you
P) rather prefer to do things at the last minute
J) find it hard on the nerves
Section II
Which word in each pair appeals to you more?
_____ 1. T) analyze
F) sympathize
_____ 11. T) determined
F) devoted
_____ 2. E) party
I) theater
_____ 12. E) hearty
I) quiet
_____ 3. J) systematic
P) spontaneous
_____ 13. S) concrete
N) abstract
_____ 4. S) build
N) invent
_____ 14. J) systematic
P) casual
_____ 5. T) benefits
F) blessings
_____ 15. F) compassion T) foresight
_____ 6. S) statement
N) concept
_____ 16. I) calm
E) lively
_____ 7. I) reserved
E) talkative
_____ 17. S) literal
_____ 8. T) convincing
F) touching
_____ 18. T) justice
F) mercy
_____ 9. J) scheduled
P) unplanned
_____ 19. T) wary
F) trustful
_____ 10. S) facts
N) ideas
Section III
Scoring from Section I & II
Final Types
Total number of “E’s”
Total number of “I’s”
Total number of “S’s”
Total number of “N’s”
Total number of “T’s”
Total number of “F’s”
Total number of “J’s”
Total number of “P’s”
Like variety and action.
Like quiet for concentration.
Tend to be faster, dislike complicated procedures.
Are often good at greeting people.
Tend to be careful with details, dislike sweeping
Are often impatient with long slow jobs.
Have trouble remembering names and faces
Are interested in the results of their job, in getting it Tend not to mind working on one project for a long
time uninterruptedly.
done and in how other people do it.
Often don’t mind the interruption of answering the Are interested in the idea behind their jobs
Dislike telephone intrusions and interruptions
Often act quickly, sometimes without thinking.
Like to think a lot before they act, sometimes
without acting.
Like to have people around.
Work contentedly alone.
Sensing Types
INtuitive Types
Dislikes new problems unless there are standard Like solving new problems.
ways to solve them.
Dislike doing the same thing over and over
Like an established routine.
Enjoys learning a new skill more than using it.
Enjoy using skills already learned more than Works in bursts of energy powered by enthusiasm,
learning new ones.
with slack periods in between.
Work more steadily, with realistic idea of how long Puts two and two together quickly.
it will take.
Are patient with complicated situations.
Most usually works all the way through to reach a
Are impatient with routine details.
Are impatient when the details get complicated.
Follow their inspirations, good or bad.
Are patient with routine details.
Often gets their facts a bit wrong.
Rarely trust inspirations, and don’t usually get Dislikes taking time for precision.
Seldom make errors of fact.
Tend to be good at precise work.
Thinking Types
Feeling Types
Are relatively unemotional and uninterested in Tend to be very aware of other people and their
people’s feelings.
May hurt people’s feelings without knowing it.
Enjoy pleasing people, even in unimportant things.
Like analysis and putting things into logical order. Like harmony. Efficiency may be badly disturbed
Can get along without harmony.
by office feuds.
Tend to decide impersonally, sometimes ignoring Often let decisions be influenced by their own or
people’s wishes.
other people’s personal likes and wishes.
Needs to be treated fairly.
Need occasional praise.
Are able to reprimand people or fire them when Dislike telling people unpleasant things.
Relate well to most people
Tend to relate well only to other thinking types.
Tend to be sympathetic.
May seem hard-hearted.
Judging Types
Perceptive Types
Best when they can plan their work and follow the Tend to be good at adapting to changing situations.
Don’t mind leaving things open for alternations.
Like to get things settled and wrapped up.
May have trouble making decisions.
May decide things too quickly.
May start too many projects and have difficulty in
May dislike to interrupt the project they are on for a finishing them.
more urgent one.
May postpone unpleasant jobs
May not notice new things that need to be done.
Want to know all about a new job.
Want only the essentials needed to get on with it.
Tend to be curious and welcome new light on a
Tend to be satisfied once they reach a judgment on thing, situation, or person.
a thing, situation, or person.
Succeed by perseverance,
originality, and desire to do
whatever is needed or
wanted. Put their bust
efforts into their work.
Quietly forceful,
conscientious, concerned
for others. Respected for
their firm principles. Likely
to be honored and followed
for their clear convictions
as to how best to serve the
common good.
Cool onlookers quiet,
reserved, observing, and
analyzing life with detached
curiosity and unexpected
flashes of original humor.
Usually interested in
impersonal principles, cause
and effect, how and why me,
mechanical things work.
Exert themselves no more
than they think necessary,
because any waste of energy
would be inefficient
Retiring, quietly, friendly,
sensitive, kind, modest about
their abilities. Shun
disagreements, do not force
their opinions or values on
others. Usually do not care
to lead but are often loyal
followers. Often relaxed
about getting things done,
because they enjoy the
present moment and do not
want to spoil it by undue
haste or exertion.
Matter-of-fact, do not worry
or hurry, enjoy whatever
comes along. Tend to like
mechanical things and sports
with friends on the side.
May be a bit blunt or
insensitive. Adaptable,
tolerant, generally
conservative in values.
Dislike long explanations.
Are best with real things that
can be worked, handled,
taken apart or put together.
Outgoing, easygoing,
accepting, friendly, enjoy
everything and make things
more fun for others by their
enjoyment. Like sports and
making things. Know what’s
going on and join in eagerly.
Find remembering facts
easier than mastering
theories. Are best in
situations that need sound
common sense and practical
ability with people as well as
with things.
Warm-hearted, talkative,
popular, conscientious, born
cooperators, active
committee members. Need
harmony and may be good at
creating it. Always doing
something nice for someone.
Work best with
encouragement and praise.
Little interest in abstract
thinking or technical
subjects. Main interest is in
things that directly and
visibly affect people’s lives.
Full of enthusiasm and
loyal ties, but seldom talk
of these until they know
you well. Care about
learning, ideas, language,
and independent projects of
their own. Tend to
undertake too much, then
somehow get it done.
Friendly, but often too
absorbed in what they are
doing to be sociable. Little
concern with possessions or
physical surroundings.
Warmly enthusiastic, highspirited, ingenious,
imaginative. Able to do
almost anything that
interests them. Quick with
a solution for any difficulty
and ready to help anyone
with a problem. Often rely
on their ability to improvise
instead of preparing in
advance. Can usually find
compelling reasons for
whatever they want.
Practical, realistic, matterof-fact, with a natural head
for business or mechanics.
Not interested in subjects
they see no use for, but can
apply themselves when
necessary. Like to organize
and run activities. May make
good administrators,
especially if they remember
to consider others’ feelings
and points of view.
Sensing Types
Responsive and responsible.
Generally feel real concern
for what others think or
want, and try to handle
things with due regard for
other person’s feelings. Can
present a proposal or lead a
group discussion with ease
and tact. Sociable, popular,
sympathetic. Responsive to
praise and criticism.
Usually have original
minds and great drive for
their own ideas and
purposes. In fields that
appeal to them, they have a
find power to organize a
job and carry it through
with or without help.
Skeptical, critical,
independent, determined,
often stubborn. Must learn
to yield less important
points in order to win the
most important.
Quiet, reserved,
impersonal. Enjoy
especially theoretical or
scientific subjects. Logical
to the point of hair
splitting. Usually interested
mainly in ideas with little
liking for parties or small
talk. Tend to have sharply
defined interests. Need
careers where some strong
interest can be used and
Quick, ingenious, good at
many things. Stimulating
company, alert and
outspoken. May argue for
fun on either side of a
question. Resourceful in
solving new and
challenging problems, but
may neglect routine
assignments. Apt to turn to
one new interest after
another. Skillful in finding
logical reasons for what
they want.
Hearty, frank, decisive,
leaders in activities.
Usually good in anything
that requires reasoning and
intelligent talk, such as
public speaking. Are
usually well-informed and
enjoy adding to their fund
of knowledge. May
sometimes be more
positive and confident than
their experience in an area
INtuitive Types
Quiet, friendly, responsible,
and conscientious. Work
devotedly to meet their
obligations. Lend stability to
any project or group.
Thorough, painstaking,
accurate. May need time to
master technical subjects, as
their interests are usually not
technical. Patient with detail
and routine. Loyal,
considerate, concerned with
how other people feel.
Sensing Types
Serious, quiet, earn success
by concentration and
thoroughness. Practical,
orderly, matter-of-fact,
logical, realistic, and
dependable. See to it that
everything is well organized.
Take responsibility. Make
up their own minds as to
what should be
accomplished and work
toward it steadily, regardless
of protests or distraction
INtuitive Types