Project 1: Personality Test
The “16Personalities” test found on 16personalities.com measures personality types. The
test divides its participants in to four different personalities: analysts, diplomats, sentinels, and
explorers. From those four groups, the test then specifies what kind of person the participant is
by choosing one of four personality types in that group. This test in particular measures
extroversion and how an individual interacts with others and things outside of themselves. As
covered in the course, this test relates to one’s self. It tends to follow the trait perspective, rather
than the psychoanalytic, Neo-Freudian, learning, humanistic or biological theories.
16Personalities asks questions that focus on the consistency of feelings, actions and thoughts,
then dividing the participants in to different groups based on those answers and responses. More
specifically the test asks questions that focus on extraversion and agreeableness.
For analyzing personalities, this test is very credible. 16Personalities created its model
based on two different theories; those of Carl Gustav Jung and Katherine Cook Briggs. Jung’s
theory is based on introversion and extroversion and an individual’s “Judging” and “Perceiving”
functions. These functions include thinking and feeling, and sensing and tuition. This test asks
questions that measure how an individual reacts to others and what they prefer about themselves.
The other theory used in making this model, Briggs’ theory, includes Introversion (I) or
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N) or Sensing (S) Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), Judging (J) or
Perceiving (P). These variables and their initials make up how the test measures personality. At
the end of the test the participant is given an acronym, which is made up of four of the eight