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Jungian Preferences

Below are descriptions of the specific qualities associated with Extraversion, Introversion, Intuiting, Sensing, Thinking, Feeling, Judging and Perceiving, as used in the Jungian Type initials (E/I, N/S, T/F, P/J).


  • like connecting with people.
  • want to share their thoughts, feelings and activities with others.
  • tend to act first and reflect later.


  • like spending time alone, or with one person.
  • are reserved about sharing their thoughts and feelings with others.
  • tend to reflect first before acting.


  • rely on their five senses for information.
  • tend to be realists, and focus on the present.
  • like step-by-step, specific explanations.


  • rely on intuition, inspirations, and their thoughts for information.
  • tend to be big picture people, and focus on possibilities.
  • like considering new ideas and ways of doing things.

Feeling Types

  • focus on people and feelings.
  • value good communication and harmony.
  • are sensitive to criticism.

Thinking Types

  • focus on ideas and logic.
  • value good analysis and reason.
  • are uncomfortable with expressions of intense emotions

Judging Types

  • focus on goals and efficiency.
  • are orderly and decisive.
  • are conscientious and tend to be resolute.

Perceiving Types

  • focus on options and possibilities.
  • are flexible and tolerant.
  • are adaptable and spontaneous.

The Jungian Types page has descriptions of the 16 types.

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