Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Take me as I am

Emily, your love personality type is INTP:

About 3-4% of the U.S. population possesses the combination of traits that make up this personality type.

Being an INTP means that although you may be thoughtful and quiet at times, you are also likely to be deeply ambitious. You're the kind of individual who sets personal goals for yourself and works hard to achieve them. Unlike many people with high aspirations, you aren't the kind to showboat in order to get noticed. Still, INTPs like you have a quiet intensity that most people can detect. This strength allows you to be a source of reassurance to those around you. When others are losing their cool in a crisis, you can be there to pick up the pieces. You may not always say much, but when you do speak up, you often manage to offer useful, thought-provoking insights.

In relationships, part of what often excites you is sharing your ideas about the world. You can enjoy talking over issues or helping to solve people's problems. In fact, you seem to have a real knack for problem-solving when there is a concrete solution that can be found. However you may be less eager to get involved in the grey areas of intense interpersonal problems - even when the problems are your own. This isn't because you don't care. You probably just don't want to be responsible for coming up with the "right" answer when someone else is involved. It can be a lot of pressure.

Given your test results, Tickle's personality experts have determined your four most compatible matches when connecting with others. One of those four compatible types is an ISTP.

Emily, your love type is:

That means you are more Introverted than Extroverted, Intuitive than Sensing, Thinking than Feeling, and more Perceiving than Judging. Understanding your combination of these traits will help you understand why you get along with some people and not others. And what types of people you should seek out for fulfilling relationships. But what do these terms really mean? And how do they affect your relationships with other people? You're about to find out.

Originally, the personality dimensions you see above were derived from the work of renowned psychologist Carl Jung. He and other psychological "typing" experts made great strides in finding out the factors that cause people to interrelate the way that they do.

In the professional world, looking at people's personality types has become standard in many corporations. Such assessments help managers find out how people work best, what types of co-workers they're apt to get along with, and what tasks they might be best suited for.

Now Tickle's experts have taken this information a step further to create a personality test to help you in all aspects of your life. Below you'll find out more about the special qualities that make you who you are and learn which of the 16 personality types you match up with best in your relationships.

Your love type: Why it might be different from personality types you've gotten on other tests
Tickle understands. We're complex creatures. As a result, the personality you express in the workplace may be far different from your personality in the other aspects of your life. That's because most people's personalities are situation-dependent. So although you might be a hard-nosed strategist in the office, you might find that you're a sympathetic softie when it comes to your personal relationships.

This test is designed to help you get a better handle on your personality type in your personal life. You can discover who you are in your relationships and learn the types of people that you're liable to connect with best. If you want to gain a more accurate snapshot of your personality type when it comes to work, try taking Tickle's Classic Career Test. Then compare your results to see how you're different in the different contexts!

The personality traits that define who you are in love

Below is a chart demonstrating all of the 16 possible love personality types. Your type was determined by looking at your scores on four standard dimensions or scales: Introversion/Extraversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving.

None of these eight traits is better or worse than any other. They all just give clues about who you are in your relationships and whom you're likely to get along with best.

16 Personality Types

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your typeINTPyour type INFP ENFJ ESFP

A closer look at the dimensions

The most important thing to remember about the dimensions is that just because you are an Introvert doesn't mean you don't also have some Extravert characteristics. The fact that you are an Introvert simply means that you have more Introvert characteristics than Extravert ones. The same goes for the other dimensions. Therefore, when you take a look at your relationship personality type, know that you probably possess some tendencies of the other dimensions as well. It's just that more often than not, you a have a tendency to approach the world on one side of the scale than the other — as an Introvert instead of as an Extravert for example. Below is more information on each of these dimensions and how you score on each of them.

(I)ntroversion/ (E)xtraversion: This dimension describes how you approach and interact with the world and how you typically direct your energy.


Most times, people simply associate introverts with being shy and extraverts with being loud. These descriptions are not entirely correct because those two qualities are only part of what determines whether someone is an introvert or an extravert. For example, typically, to an extravert, the outside world represents both excitement and opportunity. Extraverts often think and perform better in front of others. Also, because an extravert's energy is often directed outwards, extroverts like being around people most of the time. Introverts, on the other hand, usually direct their energy inwards and often need alone time to replenish their energy stores.

When it comes to communication, introverts will tend to formulate their thoughts before they speak up. Extraverts will often think and talk at the same time, saying whatever comes into their heads. This more immediate approach makes extraverts spontaneous, but it can also get them into hot water. Socially, introverts prefer more intimate settings where they have the chance to get to know fewer people on a deeper basis. Extraverts typically feel that in social situations, the more the merrier. As mentioned above — not every introvert or extravert will display every trait tied to this dimension. In fact, people are apt to display a mix of traits.

I(N)tuition/ (S)ensing: This dimension demonstrates how people tend to process information.


What kinds of information do you naturally notice? That's the main question this scale answers. Sensors tend to focus on concrete information. Intuitives tend to focus on possibilities. By using their five senses to gather data, sensors trust what can be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or felt. By staying attuned to their five senses, sensors are also apt to focus on the present and to have great attention to detail. If you are looking for accurate information, ask a sensor.

Intuitives, on the other hand, are more imaginative types who tend to look for deeper, abstract meanings in the world around them. They do this by inferring things from the data that's in front of them. For example, when presented with information, intuitives usually enjoy pondering over implications of those facts and anticipating future consequences. Intuitives aren't often interested in details and tend to see the big picture of a situation faster than sensors.

(F)eeling/ (T)hinking: This dimension demonstrates how you make decisions.


The way each one of us makes decisions is influenced by whether we are primarily thinkers or feelers. Thinkers value analytical thinking and tend to be methodical and logical when evaluating their options. Thinkers pride themselves on being objective, rather than letting their subjective feelings or opinions enter into their decisions. Feelers often see thinkers as being somewhat cold. Feelers have a very different decision making process. Theirs takes into account how others will be affected alongside of the objective facts. By putting people's individual situations in the forefronts of their minds, feelers are more likely to make exceptions to rules than thinkers are. Feelers are highly empathic, and sometimes this bent can make them seem too emotional to thinkers.

(P)erceiving/ (J)udging: The last dimension describes whether you prefer closure or openness.


The final dimension describes whether you prefer closure or openness in your life's situations. For instance, because of their high need for control, judgers like structure and order in the world around them. Judgers are typically organized people who focus on goals and accomplish what they set out to do.

On the other end of the spectrum are perceivers who usually prefer to experience the world spontaneously. Oftentimes a perceiver can't tell you their schedule from one day to the next because they don't know what's going to happen. Perceivers usually like keeping their options open and can pride themselves on adapting to whatever situation they confront. Judgers are most excited when they have finished a project. Perceivers tend to be most excited when a new endeavor begins.

What makes you a good partner and friend?

You are warm and encouraging of others
You know how to be sensitive to people's feelings
You are an original and creative thinker
You're one who is eager to try new experiences

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