Personality psychology is not a new phenomenon. More than a century has passed since Carl Jung birthed his seminal work on the topic, Psychological Types, which was later formalized and popularized by Myers-Briggs. Burgeoning enthusiasm in personality psychology has since generated a plethora of websites devoted to typology, often appealing to popular interest with catchy quizzes, op-ed articles, and fun facts best described as “infotainment.” Enjoyable as these websites are, we aspire to be different.
Since its founding in 2009, Personality Junkie® has made a name for itself by picking up where other personality sites leave off. Our aim is to provide thought-provoking insights and analyses through the lens of type, deepening readers’ understanding of the whole self, including shining light on the less conscious elements of personality (e.g., the inferior function) that may disrupt authentic development. Viewing self-awareness as an essential precursor to personal growth, we strive to illuminate psychological realities that readers may have failed to see or understand on their own.
We invite you to journey with us as we explore the deeper realms of the psyche, where the potential for true growth is made possible through the power of insight and awareness. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you grow in your understanding of yourself.
The most direct and expeditious route to knowing and understanding your type is our eBooks. My True Type is aimed at helping you clarify your type and deepen your understanding of your type’s preferences (e.g., E, I) and functions (e.g., Ni, Fe). The 16 Personality Types provides in-depth personality descriptions and analyses for each of the 16 types. It also explores important topics such as type development and the inferior function. The INTP and The INTP Quest dive deep into the INTP’s mind and personality, as well as their foremost existential concerns and challenges.
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“Jumping the Stack”: Theory, Examples & Type Development
Jan. 14, 2018 by A.J. Drenth
Introvert (I) or Extravert (E)? Anxiety, Shyness, Sensitivity, IQ, & More
Dec. 31, 2017 by A.J. Drenth
Podcast #2: Introverts & Extraverts: A Closer Look
Dec. 10, 2017 by A.J. & Elaine
2 Paths to Type Development: The Auxiliary vs. Inferior Function
Dec. 3, 2017 by A.J. Drenth