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MBTI: 16 Types

By definition, one pole of each of the four dichotomies is preferred over the other pole. (There is no spectrum). The preference on each dichotomy is independent of preferences for the other three. Mathematically, this results in sixteen possible combinations called "types". denoted by the four letters of the preferences (e.g., ESTJ, INFP).

The theory postulates specific dynamic relationships between the preferences. For each type, one process is the leading or dominant process and a second process serves as an auxiliary. Each type has its own pattern of dominant and auxiliary processes and the attitudes (E or I) in which these are habitually used. The characteristics of each type follow from the dynamic interplay of these processes and attitudes.

(ref: capt.org)

Type Table

A Type Table not only lists the 16 types but conveys meaningful information about relationships between types.

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ

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Topic revision: r11 - 12 May 2016, VickiBrown
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