Welcome to Personality Junkie! Ever since our founding in 2009, we have aimed to provide transformative insights and expert analyses through the lens of type. Viewing self-awareness as essential to a well-lived life, we strive to illuminate underlying psychological realities and “blindspots.” We believe that knowing and understanding your type, as well as your type’s functions, is critical for a number of reasons:
- Clarifying your strengths, identity, direction, and life purpose
- Understanding your path to growth, including how less conscious elements of your personality (e.g., the inferior function) may disrupt authentic development
- Recognizing how your beliefs, values, interests, and motivations are shaped or influenced by your type
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 gain clarity in your self-understanding. You can learn more about us on our About page.
discover your type
If your still aren’t completely sure of your type, there is no need to worry as you’re certainly not alone. It often takes months, sometimes years, to feel confident about your type. Plus, we offer plenty of resources to guide you toward the discovery of your true type.
If you haven’t done so already, we suggest you start by taking our free online personality test, which will at least give you a ballpark idea of your personality type (e.g., INFJ). You might also explore our eBook, My True Type, which will equip you with the necessary tools and background to further clarify your type, including your preferences (e.g., E-I, S-N) and functions (e.g., Ni, Fe).
If you’re confident that you’re an introverted (I) intuitive (N) type, but remain unsure of your J-P preference, we offer a couple of unique personality assessments—The INFJ-INFP Type Clarifier™ and The INTJ-INTP Type Clarifier™—designed to clarify your type. Unlike more generic personality tests, these instruments are based on extensive research and observations of traits specific to these types.
understand your type
If you’re seeking a better understanding of your type or personality theory, then Personality Junkie® is the place for you. Those unfamiliar with the lingo used on this site, or who simply want a general introduction to typology, may want to start with our series of posts on personality type basics.
Those looking to go deeper are encouraged to explore our eBooks. The 16 Personality Types, features in-depth descriptions and analysis of each type. It also explores important topics such as type development and the inferior function. Readers are encouraged to study it in conjunction with our aforementioned book, My True Type.
Because much of our readership is comprised of intuitives (N), we have written extensively about these types in particular. In addition to the articles on our N types page, the founder of this website, A.J. Drenth, has authored the two best-selling INTP books worldwide: The INTP and The INTP Quest. These books dive deep into the INTP’s mind and personality, as well as their foremost existential concerns and challenges.
find your path
Intuitive (N) types commonly describe themselves as “seekers.” This is particularly true of the INFP, INTP, ENFP, and ENTP types—collectively known as the “NP” types. Characteristically open to new ideas, lifestyles, and possibilities, NPs are quintessential seekers and explorers. Yet despite their curiosity and appetite for novelty, they also seek a stable sense of self and direction, one that can inform their careers, relationships, and other life choices. However, understanding themselves and their direction in life can be a challenge for NP types, at times leaving them feeling lost, scattered, and full of doubt.
Fortunately, with the right combination of knowledge and skills, NPs can advance in their quest for a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Toward this end, we developed an online course—Finding Your Path as an INFP, INTP, ENFP or ENTP—to help NPs better understand their personality, identity, life purpose, relationships, career path and more.
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INTP & INFP Identity-Seekers & Creatives
By A.J. Drenth
INTJ, INFJ, INTP & INFP Communication Styles
By A.J. Drenth
How INFPs, INTPs, ENFPs & ENTPs Deal with Doubt & Indecision
By A.J. Drenth