Can you gift people based on their Myers Briggs type – help me test the theory Q

Myers Briggs is a well-know personality indicator whereby 16 personality types are identified. These types are categorized using a four letter system. If you’re not familiar with the theory pop along here.

The hardest part of gifting someone based on their Myers Briggs type is that you’d have to know what that was before you started! If your friend doesn’t already know their personality type based on this familiar rating scale will they welcome you forwarding them a test to find out? I guess that would depend on their personality type! 🙂

I’d REALLY like your help in finding out if it is possible to gift based on these personality types. The only way to do that is for YOU to take the test – found here.   When you have your four letter type, let me know what is in comments. I’ll check out the meaning of that ‘type’ and try to GUESS a few great gift ideas and you then let me know if I’ve made a good guess or fell far wide of the mark. Are you up for the challenge?

Meanwhile I just took test and I got INFJ which I am guessing is very different to what it would have been a few years ago as I feel I have changed over the years.

So using myself as a Guinea Pig let’s see what I ‘should like’ based on the what the personality type dictates I would like.

INFJ – According to THIS analysis of my type I am ‘The Advocate’.

It says:

“The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats (NF), they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

Well it’s nice to know I’m rare! 🙂

“INFJs indeed share a very unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain – INFJs will act with creativity, imagination, conviction and sensitivity not to create advantage, but to create balance. Egalitarianism and karma are very attractive ideas to INFJs, and they tend to believe that nothing would help the world so much as using love and compassion to soften the hearts of tyrants.”

I’d agree with the above. So far so good.

So what could I gleam from the whole interpretation about my gift preferences? Hmmm 

Please take the test and write a few words re your favored gift types.

Thank you

19 thoughts on “Can you gift people based on their Myers Briggs type – help me test the theory Q

  1. I’m usually INTP. I tend to like unique gifts that have a bit of thought gone in to them. That said, I’ll never say no to a box of chocolates.

    1. @ Micheal An INTP, well according to you are also a rarity it says “The INTP personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as there’s nothing they’d be more unhappy about than being “common”. INTPs pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, or the dreamy professor, INTPs have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history.” So that fits with your desire for ‘unique gifts’. I shall hunt some down 🙂

    1. @ Carol For ENFP it says “The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.” I am thinking a lovely Kindle 🙂 But I guess you have one already so I am upgrading you to this 🙂 Fire HDX 8.9, 8.9″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers

  2. I’m INFP, “the Idealist” They say your basic type rarely changes throughout your life, though you may change how much of one or the other trait contributes to your type. For instance, when I took the test in college, I was almost off the chart for introversion. When I take the online tests now, I’m not as extreme toward introverted but I’m the same overall type.

    Anyway, as far as gifts go, it’s extra special when I receive a gift that shows the gifter was really thinking of me and was deeply in tune with my interests. Music and books are good gifts for me, or better yet, an Amazon gift card so I can pick out an album or book I’ve been wanting. Some people think gift cards are impersonal, but I love Amazon ones for this reason. Any other gift card I’d probably use toward more practical purposes…

    1. @Sue As an INFP it says “INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.” As you’ve yourself noted, I would have purchased a book based on one of your more spiritual interests or some lovely classical music, perhaps sounds of rainforest or something to meditate to. However as you’d like a gift card … how about Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery I would though still I think buy you something more spiritual and relaxing. Perhaps a carefully chosen meditation gift basket (if there is such a thing – I shall check).

    1. @ Shelly, Ok as an ISFP this is what it says ” ISFP personality types are true artists, but not necessarily in the typical sense where they’re out painting happy little trees. Often enough though, they are perfectly capable of this. Rather, it’s that they use aesthetics, design and even their choices and actions to push the limits of social convention. ISFPs enjoy upsetting traditional expectations with experiments in beauty and behavior – chances are, they’ve expressed more than once the phrase “Don’t box me in!” Hmmm this is very interesting indeed!! I am thinking a sophisticated sewing machine that somehow uses photoshop ..let’s see if one has been invented!! Update: Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery and Sewing Machine With Free Bonus Accessories!
      This is awesome but it’s $7000 !! So … let me see if they have a cheaper version . How about this? Has a lovely workstation: Sewingrite Large Work Area Sewing Desk With Manual Fold Away Lift Maple

    1. @Jen Same as me Jen and like me I think you’d like anything related to crafts 🙂 A personalized crafty something. Let me go shopping!!

  3. Good job, Leah! I think I’ll stick with the books and music, though, and pass on the turtle statue. While it’s super cute, I’d get more long-term enjoyment from the MP3s! 🙂

  4. I’m INFP introvert 67% intuitive 12% feeling 62% perceiving 67% for me it depends on situation and who it’s from. I generally apreciate everything I’m given. I like gifts I need or specifically want at that time. I’m also a geek do anything Dr who you can’t go wrong…. I like jewellery but can’t wear anything except gold or platinum without breaking out (must have a nickel allergy. I also love gadgety things and anything that I can be creative with (art supplies and techno gadgets for art making) also been known to want stuff for the house such as kitchen gadgets etc depending on how much I want it and can’t get it myself.

    1. @Hannah I’m allergic to metal too (I assume also it’s Nickle). I was really worried when I was told I’d need a Titanium plate and screw fitted in my wrist to fix it. Really really worried 🙂 All is well however. I shall look into your profile re gift ideas 🙂

    1. @ Hi Heather 🙂 I shall look into gift ideas for your ‘ INFP type’ however knowing you as I do I am thinking of a fabulous ‘deep’ novel, a rocker t-shirt and a I’d treat you to a Spa day 🙂

  5. A personalized crafty thing sounds awesome. 🙂 I love crafty things as long as I’m not the one dong the craft. Mine always look like a toddler made them. lol

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