Last updated on February 4th, 2019 at 12:31 pm
Extrovert teenagers under the Myers-Briggs Personality Type indicator
If you scored 15 or more points in Part A of our Personality Test for Teenagers, you are likely to be an extrovert. What does it mean to be an extrovert?
Depending on the rest of your scores, being an extrovert generally means that you like being around people and you are “outward turning”. In Myers-Briggs terms, you have an “extraversion” attitude.
For those with an “intraversion” attitude, find out more about your personality type in More on Personality Types and Teenagers section.
As with the intravert personality type indicators, the labels named beside each type (e.g. “the Promoter” for ESTP) are labels mapped by David W Keirsey as part of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. The Sorter is not directly associated with the Myers Briggs personality types indicator.
ESTP – The Promoter
Strength: ESTPs enjoy interacting with others and have a lot of friends. ESTPs are very focused and action-oriented. They have good people skills and can communicate well. ESTPs are also logical thinkers and tend to focus on minute details rather than seeing the overall picture.
Weakness: ESTPs can appear to be risk-takers and to be indecisive, preferring to keep their options open.
ESTJ – The Supervisor
Strength: ESTJs have a very similar personality to ESTPs, although they are more decisive by nature. ESTJs belief strongly in rules and procedures.
Weakness: The decisive nature of ESTJs can be a weakness, given their failure to consider all options before making impulsive decisions.
ESFP – The Performer
Strength: ESFPs’ key strength lies in their ability to perform. ESFPs are focused on “what is here and now” rather than “what may happen in the future”. ESFPs value thoughts and feelings of others and usually make decisions based on the emotional and social needs of those around them.
Weakness: ESFPs like to keep to a very organized timetable and schedule. While this is an excellent trait in anyone, ESFPs may get impatient and become too task-oriented.
ESFJ – The Provider
Strength: ESFJs have a strong beliefs and make judgments based on their belief system. ESFJs require evidence based information and trust only their five senses. ESFJs like people and are very responsible.
Weakness: ESFJs are very easily hurt and rely on the approval of others to boost their emotions. ESFJs tend to expect appreciation for any positive actions taken by them.
ENFP – The Champion
Strength: ENFPs are enthusiastic individuals always on the look out for opportunities. ENFPs are very popular people as they have a very positive outlook and personality. ENFPs work best in surroundings where they can express their creativity.
Weakness: ENFPs can be easily disappointed by those that do not meet their standards and ideals. ENFPs also do not like attention to detail and tend to put away their work without reviewing or checking for mistakes.
ENFJ – The Teacher
Strength: ENFJs are great teachers as they have a strong value system and like to share such values and beliefs with others.
Weakness: ENFJs may fall into the trap of “group thinking” where they adopt values of those surrounding them despite initially having opposing values.
ENTP – The Inventor
Strength: ENTPs are highly people oriented and quick to understand the nuances in any given situation or scenario. They are described as very clever and competent individuals, and at the same time, easy going, loyal and resourceful. ENTPs will often rise to the challenge and will usually succeed in their endeavors.
Weakness: ENTPs’ wittiness and perverse sense of humor may irritate others and create misunderstandings.
ENTJ – The Fieldmarshal
Strength: ENTJs are known as fieldmarshals because they are natural leaders. They possess the charm and characteristics to influence others. ENTJs are highly efficient, organized and excel at making short and long term plans. They have a vision to see through any tasks they undertake.
Weakness: ENTJ personality types have the most difficulty in dealing with the feelings and emotions of others, and can come across as cold or arrogant. Sometimes, ENTJs appear to be bullies especially by the “feeling” individuals.