This personality test is a variation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The particular version we are using comes from a great book on the subject called Please Understand Me by David Keirsey.

Another excellent book on this subject is Life Types by Sandra Krebs Hirsh and Jean M. Kummerow. In their book, they include an alternate acronym for each type that is meant to capture the essence of the type.

There are many resources on the web. For example, the 16Personalities page seems to be popular. You can also google your personality type and you'll find plenty of hits. People seem to particularly enjoy reading a set of pages that discuss relationship issues for each personality type.

The table below shows the alternate acronym for each type and has links to that set of pages that describe relationship issues and other aspects of the personality type.

Type Alternate acronym Relationship issues Profile Careers
ISTJ I Save Things Judiciously ISTJ relationships ISTJ profile ISTJ careers
ISTP I See The Problem ISTP relationships ISTP profile ISTP careers
ESTP Everyone Seems Too Proper ESTP relationships ESTP profile ESTP careers
ESTJ Execution Saves The Job ESTJ relationships ESTJ profile ESTJ careers
ISFJ I Serve Family Joyfully ISFJ relationships ISFJ profile ISFJ careers
ISFP I Seek Fun and Pleasure ISFP relationships ISFP profile ISFP careers
ESFP Extra Specially Friendly Person ESFP relationships ESFP profile ESFP careers
ESFJ Extra Special Friendly Joiner ESFJ relationships ESFJ profile ESFJ careers
INFJ Inner Nuances Foster Journeys INFJ relationships INFJ profile INFJ careers
INFP I Never Find Perfection INFP relationships INFP profile INFP careers
ENFP Every day, New Fantastic Possibilities ENFP relationships ENFP profile ENFP careers
ENFJ Everyone Needs Fulfillment and Joy ENFJ relationships ENFJ profile ENFJ careers
INTJ It's Not Thoroughly Justified INTJ relationships INTJ profile INTJ careers
INTP It's Not Theoretically Possible INTP relationships INTP profile INTP careers
ENTP Each New Thought Propels ENTP relationships ENTP profile ENTP careers
ENTJ Executives Need Tough Jobs ENTJ relationships ENTJ profile ENTJ careers