Friday 1 February 2013

M is for Myers-Briggs Literary Characters

I came across this Huffington Post article called 16 Fiction Book Characters Myers-Briggs Personality Types.

And I knew I had to try it out.

First I had to retake the Myers-Briggs test (link for test provided in the article).

I've taken the test several times over the years.

I'm usually an INFJ, but tonight when I retook the test I was an INTJ (each time the percentage hovers around 10% which means I'm only a 'slight' F or T depending on the mood of the day! It could also be the length and complexity of the test - the INFJ results come out on the longer tests.)

So tonight I'm .......Pride and Prejudice!

If I was in the INFJ mode I would be ....Little Women!

Both could easily be me. The Protector and the Strategist. Rational and Idealistic. Principled and Efficient.

The colour test was interesting (link also in article).

I haven't done one like that before and I'm curious how they made the link between colour, the sequence and what that might say about your personality!

I can see an introspective, research kind of weekend coming my way!!

Have you done your Myers-Briggs personality test lately?
What are you?
Does yours change slightly over time or each time?

This post has also been linked to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday 'M is for Myers-Briggs' meme.


  1. i am curious to find out what i am. i've taken the test years ago too and can't remember what my personality type is. thank you for sharing! once i get the results i'll blog about it and link it to this one. thanks again Brona Joy! :)

    1. hi again Brona! my post is up and here's the link:
      Myers-Briggs & Fiction Book Characters

      thanks again for sharing!

  2. I've never taken this test ... or I should say I don't remember. Sounds very interesting though; I'll check it out.

  3. I'll have to look for this as it intrigues me. Have you read 'Quiet - the Power of Introverts' by Susan Cain?

    1. Yes I have - loved it - here's my review!

  4. I haven't taken this test, but I will now. You got great results! Pride and Prejudice and Little Women are fabulous universes to be.

  5. fun!
    Haven't taken MB test lately. The theory is, as I understand it, that one moves to the middles as one travels through life. Therefore, I'm rather borderline.
    However, I do know I'm an I. I get my energy from being alone. I do love people and being around them, but I need quiet time as well.
    The color test sounds interesting.

  6. Anonymous16/2/13

    I never thought very highly of MB, I suspect because it doesn't seem to work very well for me. On about 80% of the questions I always want to answer "Neither" "It depends..." or "this question is misleading." This seems to show up in my results. I don't think I have ever had the same result twice. Tonight I was ENTJ. I think the only thing that is consistent for me is the N.

  7. I think I'd like to try this test.

    I'm running off to school to pick up a sick Grandlittle right now, but I'm going to bookmark this link so I can try it later!

    Thanks for a fun link for the letter 'M'.



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