HUMANMETRICS - Jung Typology Test

Chapter 11 of our Focus on Grammar 5 textbook talks about personality types. This exercise will help you find your own personality type.

Read all of these instructions before you take the test.

1. TEST - You will go to a web page and answer 72 yes/no questions. The link is in the TAKE TEST section below.

2. RESULTS - When you are done with the test, you will go to a results page which says Your Type is. Print out the results or record on a piece of paper what your type is and the numbers under the type, for example,


11% 23% 66% 90%

3. PRINT - You need to go to the following webpages and print out (1) the description of your type and (2) careers for your personality type. Read them and bring them to class to discuss:

TAKE TEST - In the table below are some explanations for the questions on the test. While you take the test, you can read these explanations to help you understand. To take the test, click here. NOTE: The test will open in a new window so you can see this window and the test window at the same time.

1. You are almost never late for your appointments

2. You like to be engaged in [part of] an active and fast-paced job

3. You enjoy having a wide circle [many from different areas] of acquaintances [friends]

4. You feel involved when watching TV soaps [dramas and soap operas]

5. You are usually the first to react to a sudden event, like the telephone ringing or unexpected question

6. You are more interested in a general idea than in the details of its realization [how to actually do it]

7. You tend to be unbiased [base your ideas on logic] even if this might endanger your good relations with people

8. Strict observance of the established rules is likely to prevent a good outcome [If a person follows standard rules too much, the final result might not be so good.]

9. It's difficult to get you excited

10. It is in your nature [part of your personality] to assume [take on] responsibility

11. You often think about humankind [people in general] and its destiny

12. You believe the best decision is one that can be easily changed

13. Objective [logical] criticism is always useful in any activity

14. You prefer to act immediately rather than speculate [think carefully] about various options

15. You trust reason [logic]rather than feelings

16. You are inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning [You tend to do things quickly at the moment rather than plan carefully.]

17. You spend your leisure time actively socializing with a group of people, attending parties, shopping, etc.

18. You usually plan your actions in advance

19. Your actions are frequently influenced by emotions

20. You are a person somewhat reserved [shy] and distant [you donŐt get emotionally close to people] in communication

21. You know how to put every minute of your time to good purpose

22. You readily [easily and quickly] help people while asking nothing in return

23. You often contemplate [think carefully] about the complexity of life

24. After prolonged [for a long time] socializing you feel you need to get away and be alone

25. You often do jobs in a hurry

26. You easily see the general principle [rules or standards] behind specific occurrences [things that happen]

27. You frequently and easily express your feelings and emotions

28. You find it difficult to speak loudly

29. You get bored if you have to read theoretical books

30. You tend to sympathize with other people

31. You value justice [fairness] higher than mercy [kindness and forgiveness]

32. You rapidly get involved in social life at a new workplace

33. The more people with whom you speak, the better you feel

34. You tend to rely on your experience rather than on theoretical alternatives [choices based on theory]

35. You like to keep a check on how things are progressing

36. You easily empathize [understand and sympathize] with the concerns of other people

37. Often you prefer to read a book than go to a party

38. You enjoy being at the center of events in which other people are directly involved

39. You are more inclined to experiment than to follow familiar approaches [ways of doing things]

40. You avoid being bound by obligations making promises to people]

41. You are strongly touched by the stories about people's troubles

42. Deadlines seem to you to be of relative, rather than absolute, importance [The date that something is due isnŐt really very important.]

43. You prefer to isolate yourself [keep youself away] from outside noises

44. It's essential for you to try things with your own hands

45. You think that almost everything can be analyzed

46. You do your best to complete a task on time

47. You take pleasure in putting things in order

48. You feel at ease [comfortable] in a crowd

49. You have good control over your desires and temptations [things you really want]

50. You easily understand new theoretical principles [ideas or beliefs]

51. The process of searching for solution is more important to you than the solution itself

52. You usually place yourself nearer to the side than in the center of the room

53. When solving a problem you would rather follow a familiar approach [way of doing something] than seek [look for] a new one

54. You try to stand firmly by your principles [You donŐt easily change your mind about things you strongly believe in.]

55. A thirst [desire] for adventure is close to your heart

56. You prefer meeting in small groups to interaction with lots of people

57. When considering a situation you pay more attention to the current situation and less to a possible sequence of events

58. You consider the scientific approach [way of doing something] to be the best

59. You find it difficult to talk about your feelings

60. You often spend time thinking of how things could be improved

61. Your decisions are based more on the feelings of a moment than on the careful planning

62. You prefer to spend your leisure time alone or relaxing in a tranquil [quiet and peaceful] family atmosphere

63. You feel more comfortable sticking to conventional ways [doing things the that they are most commonly done]

64. You are easily affected by strong emotions

65. You are always looking for opportunities

66. Your desk, workbench etc. is usually neat and orderly

67. As a rule, current preoccupations worry you more than your future plans [You  are more concerned about things that are happening now rather than your plans for the future.]

68. You get pleasure from solitary walks [taking walks alone]

69. It is easy for you to communicate in social situations

70. You are consistent in your habits

71. You willingly involve yourself in matters which engage your sympathies [You easily become involved in activities that you feel strongly about.]

72. You easily perceive [imagine] various ways in which events could develop