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16 Personalities: 5 Personality Aspects Explained
Each personality type is defined by five personality aspects that come in pairs: introversion vs. extroversion, observation vs. intuition, thinking vs. feeling, and judging vs. perceiving.
The fifth personality aspect—assertiveness vs. turbulence—underpins them all, creating two subtly different subtypes of each of the 16 personality types.
Essentially, these pairs represent a spectrum with two opposites at each end (e.g., introversion—extroversion). You can determine which end of the spectrum you fall into by analyzing your personality test results.
Now, let’s explore these five personality aspects in greater detail:
Introversion vs. Extroversion
The introversion (I) vs. extroversion (E) personality aspect determines how we receive our energy and where we focus it.
Observation vs. Intuition
The observation (S) vs. intuition (N) personality aspect defines how we absorb and process information.
Thinking vs. Feeling
The thinking (T) vs. feeling (F) personality aspect dictates our decision-making process and determines how we assess information.
Judging vs. Perceiving
The judging (J) vs. perceiving (P) personality aspect determines how we approach and organize our external world.
Assertive vs. Turbulent
The assertive (A) vs. turbulent (T) personality aspect describes how emotionally stable and confident in our abilities we typically are.