Friday, 20 September 2013

New Girl MBTI (Myers-Briggs) personality types

Have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs personality test? There are lots of online versions of the test, but the best one I've seen is probably this one. I don't massively trust it since I've taken it maybe 5 or 6 times and I've come out with a different result every single time, but it's still quite fun to do (FYI, the latest result was ISFP). Seeing as New Girl season 3 has just started in the U.S., I thought it might be quite fun to work out what personality types the main characters fitted into. Here are the results (please excuse these terrible pictures, especially the John-Travolta-esque Schmidt, I won't tell you what an embarrassingly long time it took me):

Jess - ESFP - Extroverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
"ESFJs value loyalty and tradition, and usually make their family and friends their top priority. They are generous with their time, effort, and emotions."
"They often take on the concerns of others as if they were their own, and will attempt to put their significant organizational talents to use to bring order to other people's lives."
"They can be judgmental of others who they do not think are acting appropriately, but they have the best of intentions: they simply want everyone to follow the rules so they can all get along. The ESFJ wants things to be all right with the people around them, and may become very involved with others’ problems and concerns."
Nick - ISTP - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
"ISTPs are attentive to details and responsive to the demands of the world around them. Because of their astute sense of their environment, they are good at moving quickly and responding to emergencies. ISTPs are reserved, but not withdrawn: the ISTP enjoys taking action, and approaches the world with a keen appreciation for the physical and sensory experiences it has to offer."
"ISTPs are good with their hands and often mechanical. They are typically attracted to hands-on hobbies like woodworking or crafts, and may be found tinkering with bicycles, computers, cars, or household appliances. They often have an intuitive understanding of machines and a remarkable ability to fix things."
"Independent and reserved, ISTPs treasure their personal space, and want to be free to be spontaneous and follow their own lead. ISTPs are selective about their relationships, and appreciate others who allow them plenty of freedom to do their own thing."

Schmidt - ESTJ - Extroverted Sensing Thinking Judging
"ESTJs are conventional, factual, and grounded in reality. For the ESTJ, the proof is in the past: what has worked and what has been done before. They value evidence over conjecture, and trust their personal experience. ESTJs look for rules to follow and standards to meet, and often take a leadership role in helping other people meet expectations as well. They concern themselves with maintaining the social order and keeping others in line."
"Social interaction for ESTJs often means following an established tradition to engage with others in a structured way. ESTJs tend to respect and seek out hierarchy. They want to know who’s in charge, and will assign levels of responsibility if none exist."

Winston - ISFP - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
"ISFPs are gentle caretakers who live in the present moment and enjoy their surroundings with cheerful, low-key enthusiasm. They are flexible and spontaneous, and like to go with the flow to enjoy what life has to offer."

"They are carefully observant of the practical needs of other people, and often step in with quiet, unassuming assistance at just the moment it is needed. ISFPs prefer to take a supportive role and are rarely assertive or demanding of attention. They are typically tolerant and accepting of others."

Elizabeth - INFP - Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
"INFPs value authenticity and want to be original and individual in what they do. They are often concerned with a search for meaning and truth within themselves. Following tradition holds little appeal for the INFP; they prefer to do their own exploration of values and ideas, and decide for themselves what seems right. INFPs are often offbeat and unconventional, but they feel no desire to conform. The INFP would rather be true to themselves than try to fit in with the crowd."

"They especially hate being steamrolled by people who insist there is one right way to do things. INFPs want an open, supportive exchange of ideas."

Cece - ESTP - Extroverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
"Active and playful, ESTPs are often the life of the party and have a good sense of humor. They use their keen powers of observation to assess their audience and adapt quickly to keep interactions exciting. Although they typically appear very social, they are rarely sensitive; the ESTP prefers to keep things fast-paced and silly rather than emotional or serious."
"ESTPs are unabashedly gregarious with people, but their interest in individuals may not last long; they are more likely to work a room, having a laugh with everyone, than they are to engage in depth with any one person."

Quotes from Truity



  1. Hey!
    I am a Grad student interested in building off of your work presented here. I would love to talk with you about the process and your plans for the future with this. Shoot me an email!

  2. I agree with everything except Jess...she's definitely an ENFJ