The MBTI ® “Letter Dichotomies” refer to the pairs of psychological preferences—represented by letters such as “I” or “E”—that most type tests force you to choose between. The letters and their corresponding explanations are as follows:
I is for Introvert Introverts:</p>
Gain energy or ‘recharge’ through alone time.
Prefer to maintain a small circle of close friends.
Generally feel most comfortable while alone. Are perceived as quiet or reserved by others.</td>
E is for Extrovert Extroverts:</p>
Gain energy or ‘recharge’ through social interaction.
Enjoy having a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Generally feel comfortable in the company of others.
Are perceived as ‘outgoing’ or sociable by others.</td> </tr>
N is for Intuitive Intuitives:</p>
Are ‘big picture’ thinkers.
Are quick to recognize patterns and make connections between abstract ideas.
Are more concerned with theories than with concrete facts and observations.
Focus the majority of their attention on conceptualizing future possibilities.</td>
S is for Sensing Sensors:</p>
Prefer dealing with the physical world of objects to the intangible world of ideas.
Are realistic and down-to-earth in their observations.
Prefer learning facts first and theory second.
Focus the majority of their attention on either the past or the present moment.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>