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Do you know your personality type? If you do, you may be surprised to know that your personality is really rare. (Which might explain a lot, in some people’s case). Out of the Myers-Briggs personalities, there are 16 types: ISFJ, ESFJ, ISTJ, ISFP, ESTJ, ESFP, ENFP, ISTP, INFP, ESTP, INTP, ENTP, ENFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, INFJ. The first two letter choices are I for introvert and E for extrovert. An introvert is someone who gains energy from being alone and an extravert is someone who gains energy from being around others. The second letter choice in this combination is S for sensing and N for intuition. A senser describes everything in precise detail and intuitive people look at the big picture. The third letter choice in your personality letters is either T for thinking or F for feeling. If you are a thinker you make decisions by realistically thinking through them, and you are a feeler you base your decisions off of your own and other’s feelings. Finally, the last letter choice is J for judging and P for perceiving. Judgers are planners and think about the future and perceivers live in the moment. Out of all of these personalities, you would think they would just be evened out through the population, but there are actually some personality types that are really rare to have, with differences between genders. Here are the top five rarest personality types. You can take the MBTI personality quiz for free at: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test


  1. INFJ: The INFJ is known as the advocate. They tend to see helping others as their purpose in life. Given this quality, they find it easy to make connections with others. An important thing to an INFJ is to establish genuine, deep connections with the people they care about. Even though they seem to be very interested in others, they are rather a closed book themselves. And though they are rather soft spoken, they do have strong opinions and will fight endlessly for an idea they believe in. What is good about INFJ’s is that they are creative, inspiring, passionate, and determined. But they can be known as too sensitve, private, perfectionists, and always need a cause to do something. INFJ’s need to remember that while they are busy taking care of the world they need to still find time to take care of themselves. Someone you may have heard of with an INFJ personality is Martin Luther King Jr.


  1. ENTJ: These people are known as the commanders. They are natural leaders who love a good challenge. In the same sense they can be stubborn, intolerant, impatient, arrogant, cold, and bad at handling their emotions. Since they aren’t that good with emotions, they tend to dismiss emotion as irrelevant and don’t get along well with people who have the F for feelings instead of their T. Yet they are very efficient people who are always energetic, strong-willed and strategic, which can make them inspiring to others because of how confident they are. ENTJ’s like to have deep meaningful discussions and like those who enjoy learning too. They respect those people who can stand up to them intellectually, making them very smart people and entrepreneurs. Maybe it helped Steve Jobs that he has this personality too.


  1. INTJ: INTJ’s are the architects. You’ll probably hear them saying “Is this going to work?” These people are very brilliant, idealistic, and perfectionists who are hard to stop from achieving a result or goal they believe to be true. You may think of them as a sort of bookworm, for they can be mysterious and socially awkward. They find a lot of social conventions just downright stupid because they prefer keeping to themselves.They usually just have a few friends and are glad to keep it to just that. But INTJs enjoy being strong and deep relationships people who they know they can trust. And beyond everything, they prize honesty and openness, even if they have a problem being more open themselves. This sometimes makes them arrogant, judgemental, analytical, structured people who are pretty much clueless when it comes to romance because they aren’t very good at the whole “feelings” thing and would rather think rational and logical at all times rather than be trying to control their emotions. Since they are strictly logical, most of the time they are very independent, strategic, confident, and hardworking. Although women with this personality type are rare, you may know the character Sherlock Holmes because he has an INTJ personality. Another person with this personality type is Molly Poage, the editor of our newspaper. She’s super great and just the best editor.


  1. ENFJ: This personality type is called the protagonist, which makes them perfect leaders and great politicians, coaches, and teachers. These types are great with people and can be very optimistic people who always want the best for you. This makes them genuine, caring people. They are tolerant, reliable, charismatic, and altruistic. They simply love getting to know people and seem to get along with practically everyone. Although they are for the greater good this can make them too selfless, extremely idealist, too sensitive, and indecisive. But usually they like to avoid conflicts and don’t need much to be happy. Even though this is a list of rare personality types, everyone already knows an ENFJ; Barack Obama.


  1. ENTP: Last but not least on the top five rarest personalities is the debater. They find discussing extremely fun and are usually very witty and honest people who are just like sponges for knowledge. They love thinking big but not necessarily doing all of the behind the scenes work that may come along. Like lawyers, these people will even argue about something they don’t believe is true themselves. Since they are debaters they are very knowledgeable, energetic, charismatic and quick thinkers. They like open-minded and spontaneous people who will dispute with them, and those who don’t tell them they are right unless they have a long deserved discussion over it. Since they are so strong-minded people and have a T instead of F in their personality, it is advisable to not take a lot of what they say to heart because they have difficulty with emotions and relating to others. This makes them seem insensitive, argumentative, and intolerant. It makes them extremely uncomfortable when they have friends that come to them for emotional support or a shoulder to cry on for they have no idea what to do to help. Although they aren’t  the best in that field they are wonderful to have deep conversations and discussions with. Someone with this personality type could be the next Mark Twain because he had this personality type too!
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