I found the truncated copy of the test that I actually got directed to while going through Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training which can be found here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/hr/JTypesResult.aspx
I have to say that ENTJ represents me fairly well; my interest in helping people is more pronounced in the role of ENFJ but since I routinely find myself in positions to have to take charge of situation, or creating situation for me to take charge of, I cannot argue with the score any. I am extroverted which is an acquired not a natural preference, I realize that you need people and it’s difficult to meet them when you are by yourself all the time. I am very intuitive and very much prone to believe a feeling I have verses a “fact that someone else gives me. You will notice that I am just barely a T and that is because I often times process through both emotions and logic. If I am leading the information processing is largely logical, if not, it is heavily influenced by emotion. I also like to stick to a plan, when everything is being decided all options are on the table, but once a plan is established, it is stuck to.
We are all either extroverts or introverts, meaning we seek the energies of the outside world which would include being around people and external stimuli. Or we seek the energies of the internal world meaning we crave internal stimuli such as solitude or meditation, or we just don’t care for being around people. Naturally I am an introvert, the bulk of my childhood I hated being in crowds and groups. I preferred being in my room, reading, playing video games, and messing with my gadgets. I played sports because I was expected to, and I was good because I was determined not to suck, but it wasn’t what I would consider enjoyable. As I got older and got into my adult life, I discovered that I needed people, I didn’t want to build things alone because I wanted to build things that outlasted me, you need help for those kinds of dreams as that is heavy lifting. So know I seek people, I go to parties, fill them out, and take them over. I go to events and do the exact same thing. I seek speaking engagements, and business partners. I have willed myself into a social butterfly, but underneath it all, I still enjoy sitting home with a good book or a nice idea that I can mull over.
Secondly we all perceive information and receive it different ways. Those that have a preference for external facts meaning things they get from the outside world are labeled as sensing types. Those that have a preference for internal sources are labeled as intuitive types. I have always been intuitive, believing heavily in things that were at one point considered imaginary. If something doesn’t feel right with me internally, I don’t care where the information came from I’m not buying it without intense debate and research. As a kid in elementary school I argued with my science teacher about whether or not black holes existed in the center of every galaxy, she said they didn’t, I said they did, and twenty years later I found out I was right. My logic, based on the limited information that I knew, something had to be in the center of a galaxy causing it to spin and that was the only thing that it could have been. As an adult I frequently argued with the numbers as the operations manager for Florida’s Central Pharmacy and I was right a lot more then I was wrong.
I think I have describe the third set pretty well already being that it is thinking and feeling which are the 2 different ways that you process information. For me this is a constantly changing figure, as a teacher, counselor, or coach I frequently process information based on how it feels, my gut if you will. But as a team leader, consultant, or analyst, while I still use my gut I use a lot more logic. That fact is also why I consistently score extremely neutral in this area of the test.
The last criterion is how the information we have received and processed gets implemented into our lives. If you stick to plans you are a judging type if you are an improvisation artist you are a perceiving type. This set like the last set is interesting for me because it also is one that I am frequently on both sides of the fence for. When running my business I stick to my business plan but I review it and make changes frequently. The only thing in the plan that is set is the goals, mission, and vision statements. Everything else is subject to change depending on how the landscape is. But when working on a project I am extremely rigid with the goals that I have laid out if I am on it alone.
What personality type are you, post it in the comments below, do you feel that it describes you well?