So besides ants, this basic area of psychology has been of great interest to me lately. So in short, the Myers-Briggs personality types is a method of dividing people into 16 categories based off of how they see the world and think about things. Each type is unique and special, yet people of the same type often find they share a lot in common.
Ever wonder why some people just don't want to be around lots of people, no matter how nice you are to them? Or maybe vice versa? Or, for example, why others can be so emotional and touchy, or so serious and unfeeling. Perhaps you've wondered why some people can't get their head out of the clouds and be productive, or why some just can't see the bigger picture and the beauty of simply pondering life's toughest questions. Well if you've ever thought something along these lines about another person, you're probably of a contrasting type. Or maybe you've thought those things about yourself, and you wonder if there's anyone else who can relate to you. This is exactly why I find the 16 personalities so fascinating. I've gained so much insight in my ways of thinking, and can better understand why others behave the way they do. 16personalities.com does an excellent job at describing each type in a relatable way. So if you're curious about the types, become a personality nerd like me! (This is NOT a promotional thing, just me being very into this topic lol)
So anyways, types are named in a sequence of 4 letters, which act as "Switches" between two options. The combination of different "switches" determines your type.
Basically it goes like this:
Are you Introverted or Extraverted? (I/E)
Are you Intuitive or Sensing? (N/S)
Are you Feeling or Thinking? (F/T)
Are you Judging or Prospecting? (J/P)
(And trying to assess yourself by this list alone isn't very accurate at all, so I would recommend taking the test to avoid your own self bias.)
I'm curious to know you guy's types! Who knows? Perhaps different traits are more likely to take an interest in ants. I'm sure we'll soon find out.
Edited by AntsDakota, March 10 2022 - 4:11 PM.