Major Personality Domains, Preferences, and Descriptive Characteristics of Each Preference

DomainPreference*Personality characteristics
Focus of energyExtroversionAttuned to external environment; learns best by discussing
IntroversionAttuned to internal thoughts; learns by reflecting on material
Organization of factsSensingObserves reality; learns sequentially in stepwise manner
IntuitiveSees abstractly; learns by focusing on “big picture”
Method of decision makingThinkingAnalytical problem solver; reasonable
FeelingSympathetic to individuals; compassionate
Response to circumstancesJudgingScheduled; orderly; likes closure
PerceivingSpontaneous; flexible; readily open to change
  • * Myers-Briggs Type Indicator preferences (4).