Life Hack: Know Your Personality Type

  • MBTI chart | from Wikicommons

A ‘life hack’ is basic information that helps make living easier. Understanding personality types is the greatest life hack because it can transform the way you see yourself and the world.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most obvious way to determine your personality type; it can help you identify your needs and possible ways of making the best out of your strengths and weaknesses. This personality test answers some questions about who we are.

The MBTI is influenced by the works of Swiss psychologist and founder of psychoanalysis Carl Jung. It is an improvement on the psychological theory of Hippocrates known as the four temperaments. The four temperaments are: sanguine (enthusiastic, active, and social), choleric (short-tempered, fast, or irritable), melancholic (analytical, wise, and quiet), and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful).

According to the MBTI, there are 16 personality types and every person falls within a particular type. There may be similarities among certain types but there are also distinctive differences among types. Individuals may share a common trait but there is a dominant character that determines an individual’s type.

The MBTI test is a series of questions that can determine your personality and make recommendations based on the test results. The MBTI has possible answers to questions concerning career, relationships, and everyday life. The MBTI has been in use for 50 years and is a very potent tool in hacking everyday life because it shows how to make the best out of your personality. Take the test here.