I have taken part in the 16 Personalities Test a few times before. I find it fascinating the amount of detail it gives at the end when you’re given your specific personality and so I decided to take the quiz again and note down what it says for this blog post. I was really curious to see how accurate it is and so I’m going to give my thoughts as to whether I think the information is relatable to me or not.
Before I discuss my own results, I want to briefly talk about what the 16 personalities are. These 16 personalities are made up of 4 letters such as INFJ. Each of these letters means a different part of your personality and as a result, you end up with what your overall personality is. The letters and what they mean are the following:
- I vs E = Introverted or Extroverted
- S vs N = Sensing vs Intuition
- T vs F = Thinking vs Feeling
- J vs P = Judging vs Perceiving
Now I’m going to share the 16 personalities:
- INTJ – Architect
- INTP – Logician
- ENTJ – Commander
- ENTP – Debater
- INFJ – Advocate
- INFP – Mediator
- ENFJ – Protagonist
- ENFP – Campaigner
- ISTJ – Logistician
- ISFJ – Defender
- ESTJ – Executive
- ESFJ – Consul
- ISTP – Virtuoso
- ISFP – Adventurer
- ESTP – Entrepreneur
- ESFP – Entertainer
So those are the 16 personalities. Out of all of them, I got INFP which makes me a mediator. Famous Mediators include William Shakespeare, Tom Hiddleston, Julia Roberts and Julia Roberts to name a few. As much as I would like to include all of the information on the Mediator personality type, this post would simply be far too long so I am only including strengths and weaknesses. Without further ado, let’s get to the specific details about the Mediator personality and see if it works well for me or not!
Strengths and Weaknesses
Some of the strengths of a Mediator personality are:
- Idealistic – Mediators’ friends and loved ones will come to admire and depend on them for their optimism. Their unshaken belief that all people are inherently good, perhaps simply misunderstood, lends itself to an incredibly resilient attitude in the face of hardship.
- Seek and Value Harmony – People with the Mediator personality type have no interest in having powers over others and don’t much care for domineering attitudes at all. They prefer a more democratic approach and work hard to ensure that every voice and perspective is heard.
- Open-Minded and Flexible – A live and let live attitude comes naturally to Mediators and they dislike being constrained by rules. Mediators give the benefit of the doubt too, and so long as their principles and ideas are not being challenged, they’ll support others’ right to do what they think is right.
- Passionate and Energetic – When something captures Mediators’ imagination and speaks to their beliefs, they go all in, dedicating their time, energy, thoughts and emotions to the project. Their shyness keeps them from the podium, but they are the first to lend a helping hand where it’s needed.
Some of the weaknesses of a Mediator personality are:
- Too Idealistic – Mediators often take their idealism too far, setting themselves up for disappointment as, again and again, evil things happen in the world.
- Too Altruistic – Mediators sometimes see themselves as selfish, but only because they want to give so much more than they are able to.
- Impractical – When something captures Mediator’s imagination, they can neglect practical matters like day-to-day maintenance and simple pleasures.
- Take Things personally – Mediators often take challenges and criticisms personally, rather than as inspiration to reassess their positions. Avoiding conflict as much as possible, Mediators will put a great deal of time and energy into trying to align their principles and the criticisms into a middle ground that satisfies everybody.
What I relate to
There are quite a few things about the Mediator personality type that align with me. I’m definitely the type of person who seeks and values harmony. I always want to make sure that every voice is heard and I’m not one that’s into confronting people. I’m also very passionate and energetic. If I get into something, my entire life is consumed by that something. I’m also someone who takes things personally. I would describe myself as a very sensitive person, too sensitive at times if I’m honest. I sometimes think I’m quite selfish in alignment with the Mediator personality type. I also think I’m very open-minded and flexible but I don’t give the benefit of the doubt much.
What I don’t relate to
I would say I’m not idealistic. I’m not someone who ends up being disappointed about evil in the world. I get anxious about it but that’s because I know it happens again and again. I don’t neglect practical matters due to things I’m passionate about. Unfortunately, that kind of thing happens due to my mental health.
One long blog post later and hurrah! Thank you very much for reading and I shall see you next week!