What is the Most Common Personality Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 01, 2021

Do you ever meet someone and feel like you already know them? While there are 16 possible personality types in the Myers and Briggs system, some are more common than others. 

The most common personality types appear time and again in the general population, so you can start to notice similarities between the way people think, socialize and structure their lives.

Here’s everything you need to know about the most common personality types and their shared traits.

5 Famous Entrepreneurs and Their Personality Types

What makes famous entrepreneurs successful in terms of personality type? Are Introverts or Extraverts more likely to be famous entrepreneurs? Is innovation or tradition more of an asset? Is creativity or leadership more essential? As you’ll see from this small selection, it can be all or any of these traits.

Any personality type could be included in a list of famous entrepreneurs. While Extaverts may be more charismatic, or more visible in the public eye, they don’t necessarily have the advantage over Introverts. 

Judger? 12 Thoughts to Make Your Day More Relaxed

You’d think that the Marie Kondo-esque Judging personalities would thrive under pressure. After all, Judgers are known for being hardworking, focused, and organized to a T. The reality? Most Judgers only prosper in a structured environment. When there’s no structure, stress can take over, and turn our lives upside down.

6 Things that Happen when the Judger Personality Doesn’t Have Structure

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 21, 2021

Judging personality types have so many strengths, but one of our greatest is the ability to thrive in a structured routine. Judgers are amazing helpers when you need someone to line up all of the details. We’re great at laying down a game plan for a vacation, organizing someone’s space, and serving as personal financial advisors. So what happens when a detail-oriented, structured being like yourself finds there is no structure?

Is Everyone More Introverted These Days? Here’s What the Science Says

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 01, 2021

Over the past year, we’ve all had our unique experiences of adapting to life in a time of pandemic. With lockdowns and work from home mandates, many of us were forced to endure months of near-solitude, and saw our daily routines disrupted. While some saw these restrictions as an opportunity for slowing down, others struggled with the lack of social interaction imposed.

The Quality that People Underestimate the Most, By Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 08, 2021

Each of the 16 personality types has extraordinary qualities, strengths, and opportunities for personal growth. Whether you’re an Introvert or an Extravert, a Thinking type or a Feeling type, every combination in the 16-type system has a few traits that aren’t recognized often enough. For example, when I say I’m an INFJ, people are more concerned with my empathetic or enigmatic nature than some of my lesser-known strengths.

The Personality Types of your Favorite Children’s Books Characters

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 04, 2021

The characters in the books we loved as kids have a significant impact in our lives. They find a place in our hearts, shaping how we see the world and often, how we see ourselves. In honor of National Children’s Book Week, we wanted to explore the personality profiles of our favorite children’s book characters -- one for every Myers-Briggs type. Enjoy!

How to Let Go of Grudges, Advice from a Judger

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 27, 2021

Do you find yourself holding a grudge for months or maybe even years? Well you’re not alone. Many of us hold grudges as a way of dealing with disappointment. This is a common trait for a whole range of personality types but especially for those with a Judging preference on the Myers and Briggs personality system.

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