Your Best-Fit Type is the personality type you resonate with the strongest and which you have “self-typed.” A profiler can help guide you toward your Best-Fit Type, but it is ultimately YOU that determines your type. ) latch onto a type that serves their biases, each individual gets to make the ‘final call’.
For some people it becomes a Chinese finger puzzle that has to be solved, and they pour countless hours into reading type descriptions from what feels like a million websites and sources.
By the time I get an email, the people who write me have generally parsed their type down to two contenders in the Myers-Briggs system.
I’ve noticed that there are a couple of predictable patterns in the battle between The Final Two in Myers-Briggs.
Understanding these patterns can help narrow down to your Best-Fit Type.
If you are not familiar with Jungian cognitive functions, please reference “Personality Development Tools: The Car Model” to familiarize yourself with cognitive functions and how they influence personality type.
If you can’t figure out your personality type, it doesn’t matter which personality psychology system you’re using – you’re stuck.
We all understand typology systems based on how we fit into them.
It’s incredibly frustrating to read two, three, four different type descriptions and know you’re ALMOST there.
Great relief also comes from understanding they’re not alone, and in fact up to 25% of the population has similar enough wiring to feel a sense of simpatico. Please don’t get them confused with personality types that are Judgers and types that are Perceivers in the Myers-Briggs system.
For someone who feels like an outcast, this can be game changing information. While the same term is used in both ways – and while they are related – they refer to subtlety different aspects of type.
Both the INFJ/INFP and INTJ/INTP questions warrant their own attention, so I won’t be diving into them in this article. The technical way of referring to cognitive functions are Dominant, Auxiliary, Tertiary and Inferior.