Discover Your MBTI® Personality Type - Perceiving or Judging?

Are You a Perceiver or Judger?

If you are new to this 4 part series, click here to go back to the first post on Introversion and Extroversion.

Let's have a look at the final preference of Perceiving and Judging. To understand this preference from a MBTI® point of view, it is all about how you engage the outer world.

Perceivers:

  • Have a more flexible and adaptable lifestyle.
  • Tend to interact with the outside world to help them gather information.
  • Prefer to keep their options open.
  • Tend to adapt to the outside world.
  • May be decisive on the inside, but “appear” indecisive on the outside.
  • Generally do not like making lists and welcome interruptions and diversions.
  • Like to remain open to new information, and complete tasks near to the deadline.
  • Last minute stress often stimulates creativity.

Judgers:

  • Prefer a structured and orderly lifestyle.
  • Tend to interact with the outside world to help them come to conclusions.
  • Feel more comfortable once a decision has been made.
  • Tend to structure their outside world.
  • May be flexible and open on the inside, but “appear” decisive or rigid on the outside.
  • Generally like making lists and don’t welcome diversions.
  • Like to gather information and begin tasks early, and complete tasks ahead of deadlines.
  • Last minute stress hinders creativity.

A Closer Look at these Preferences

Some of you may be thinking that you can do both depending on the situation and circumstances. Truth is we all have both of these preferences in us to some extent; however the MBTI® is interested in which one comes more naturally to you overall. In other words which one do you prefer, even if it is only slight? These questions may help to fine tune your preference:

  • Do you resist additional data or information once you have made up your mind on something or completed a project, or do you easily welcome it?
  • Do last minute changes stress you or do you go with the flow?
  • Do you prefer to start and finish a project before starting another one, or can you have a number of projects on the go at one time?

Your MBTI Personality Type

If you have read through all four articles then you should have a pretty good idea on your MBTI® personality type. This simple four letter code can lead to significant and deep understanding about how you see the world, process information, make decisions, deal with conflict, communicate, and manage change. 

Knowing your personality type can also help to enhance your natural skills and abilities, guide and inform career paths and choices, learn to manage stress, develop more effective communication skills and more. 

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Scott Morgan is a professional Counsellor and a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator  practitioner.

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