Inside out personality types
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Inside Out MBTI
Riley — ENFP
“ I… I know you don’t want me to, but I miss home. I miss Minnesota. You need me to be happy, but I want my old friend, and my hockey team. I wanna go home. Please don’t be mad.”
Riley is an imaginative girl who strongly values her family and friends. She is sensitive and fun-loving, enjoying her activities with others and her time with close friends.
Joy — ENFJ
“Oh, it’s that time in the twisty tree, remember? The hockey team showed up and Mom and Dad were there cheering. Look at her, having fun and laughing. It’s my favorite.”
Joy is keenly aware of the other emotions and how to help them all work together. Her main focus is around others—Riley, first of all, but also the other emotions. Throughout trying situations that one could easily see as hopeless, Joy never loses her positivity and ability to motivate others and keep them going too. She also follows her one end goal unfailingly through each trial, always looking ahead.
Sadness — INFP
“Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.”
A melancholic character, Sadness is often too flooded in her own emotions and thoughts to feel she can even function in the world around her. She can get stuck in her views and ways of dealing with the world, but her curiosity also drives her and she eventually becomes an a vital part of Riley’s growing personality.
Fear — ISFJ
“All right! We did not die today, I call that an unqualified success.”
The unfamiliar is uncomfortable territory for Fear. He is great help in keeping Riley safe, and is an essential part of her mind. He’s primarily guided by feeling, and though he doesn’t head the controls much, he’s quite capable of stepping in to save Riley when he needs to.
Disgust — ESFJ
“I’d tell you, but you’re too dumb to understand. ”
Disgust has her opinions, and she’s not afraid to make them clear. She focuses in the sensory world, keeping Riley safe from dangerous situations, both physical and social. She’s clearly comfortable in the areas of social situations, including fashion. She is good at being in charge, enjoying helping Riley have the best days she can.
Anger — ESTJ
“Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza! First the Hawaiians, and now YOU!”
Anger takes charge readily when things aren’t going as he’d like. His instinct is to take control. He doesn’t always have the best foresight, acting sometimes more on the present moment’s situation. He’s a good decision maker, and though his temper can blow up rather suddenly, he can also make a good leader.
Bing Bong — ENFP
“Take her to the moon for me. Okay?”
Bing Bong is a character of imagination and exciting possibilities. As Riley grows up, he is less a part of the real world she grows into, and he fades away from memory. He is playful and kindhearted, and nostalgic for the imaginative adventures of Riley’s childhood that are fading away as well.
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21 December, 2016
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Emotions that have emotions? Muh mind is blown! Surprise, Disney and Pixar are still breaking records together with “heartwarming comedies that are fun for the whole family!” And it’s not like it’s all just hype either, their work is pretty much always solid. It should be, right? They spend enough money to afford a small army.
Now we explore the feelings of the feelings. It wasn’t too hard to get a bead on these characters given that the personification of feelings are going to have their own feelings expressed pretty boldly.
Happy go lucky to the point of not understanding others, there’s nobody better lead around a bunch of other feelings. Considering the others all lean toward the negative side in some way, Joy being at the controls is what keeps the story from being a downer the entire time. This is much like the ENFP, whose goal in life is to be the most interesting, while doing the most interesting things, with the most interesting people.
Which isn’t to say that they’re about status, but rather making the most out of their life. Joy and the other feelings don’t really get what Sadness is doing there in Riley’s head and nobody is more determined than Joy to keep her away from the controls of Riley’s emotions. ENFPs can be similar in the sense that they’ll often bounce back and forth from one activity to another, hoping to fill enough of their time throughout the day without experiencing the negative side of life.
I’ve called ENFPs the ultimate extrovert before and the title still fits. While ENFPs need their alone time like anyone else would, it seems that they need less time to recharge than anyone. Notice that Joy is the driving force of Riley as well as the plot, and it’s her reluctance to accept that Sadness is a also part of Riley also that keeps necessary changes from happening. Again, similar to the ENFP’s way of often refusing to accept necessary aspects of life they deem uninteresting or dull in favor of excitement and happiness.
The steady hand they never knew they needed, Sadness hasn’t really had much a role in Riley’s life until the events of the film take place. Really, what does an 11 year old need with that feeling? Aside from not getting dessert instead of dinner, there’s not much use for her. But once Riley and her family move away from her family and friends, Riley’s getting a hands-on education from Sadness.
INFPs aren’t always grey and dismal, but they’ve got a reputation for being that way all the same. It could be due to the “tortured artist” image so many famous INFPs deservedly acquired during their career. INFPs lead with Fi, followed by Ne. Putting it shortly, the depths of their own feelings, beliefs and ideas are all going to be explored thoroughly. It’s from this that they can appear emotionally volatile or unstable to those around them who aren’t as keen on emotional self-awareness nor comfortable with their own feelings, Joy being the “person” in this instance.
One reason for INFPs appearing the way that they do is that they feel the strong need to live a life that’s conformed to their own values and from this comes emotional honesty. So when you meet an INFP in a more negative state, it’s going to show even if they think they’re hiding it. If they’re happy, it’s going to show. Point is, though they’re definitely introverts, their mood will be clear. A lot of the humor in the film comes from Sadness’ seemingly inability to see the positive side of anything and it definitely shows.
She is Sadness, after all. Somebody’s got to carry the burden and INFP fits the bill.
This was the most difficult emotion to pinpoint since, being a cartoon, the characters tend to be more expressive than you would need for a live-action film. So Fear’s emotions being worn on his sleeve seemed like a more negative side of Fe. And he is, in a way, a ISFJ’s auxiliary function is Fe. But with Si being dominant can easily revert the user to the paranoid as Fear seems to thrive from. Being Fear, he’s only got so much of a choice doesn’t he?
Interesting that Fear is at the controls during Riley’s dreams. It keeps to the idea that even though she’s sleeping, Fear is subtly in control because of course, stronger emotions like Joy and Sadness are absent.
But the ISFJ and Fear most resemble the other in this case due to the ISFJ’s way of often acting under feeling more than anything else. It’s a demanding world out there and while ISFJs work best under someone, this can often give people the idea that they need to push around the quieter ones. You wouldn’t call the ISFJ spineless as a type, but users can often have difficulty standing up for themselves when they should given their natural state of keeping their head down and getting their job done.
In Fear’s case, he doesn’t normally get pushed around though he’s certainly not at the controls when things are going the way they’re supposed to. And thank God, because there’s only so much Riley can handle.
It’s all in the attitude. Without having really thought about it, Disgust seems like the least necessary emotion for a person to have. But at the same time, as humans, we get disgusted pretty often and sometimes it’s disgust alone that keeps us out of trouble. So when Fear and Disgust are at the controls, you can bet Riley is staying away from whatever it is that’s made them take control in the first place.
Disgust embodies the perpetual attitude of a cool teenage high-school girl, stereotypically speaking, an ESFJ or ESFP. ESFPs aren’t permanently disgusted with humanity normally, but it’s not out of character for them to act displeased or annoyed with so much of society that either bores them or annoys them. This can easily appear superficial to other types that don’t focus on the same things.
And that’s not to say the ESFP isn’t shallow, but as far as they see it, things like style and taste are representative of who a person is. So parting your hair down the middle, tucking your t-shirt into your jean shorts and wearing high socks could cause any human to cringe but the ESFP won’t be able to help themselves in either cracking up or vomiting. Their blasé attitude could be to many ESFPs what the sad stereotype is to INFP- carrying truth without being the whole truth.
What other options are there for the hot and cold, tie-wearing, newspaper reading feeling? Lewis Black fits as the voice of course, and it’s interesting how much more intense Anger was than what Riley was able to express when he was at the controls. It speaks to how crazy things get in our mind but what little shows, even at our worst.
“I say we lock ourselves in our room and use that one swear word we know. It’s a good one”
ESTJs, like ESFPs being disgusted, aren’t always angry but man when they are, it’s happened fast over a very short period of time. Their emotions can seem so extreme it might even leave those around them wondering if the ESTJ is joking or not considering how casual things might have been just a few seconds earlier. While the negative side of this is clear, the positive side of the ESTJ is exemplified in his willingness to just make a decision.
This is part of the reason ESTJs end up as leaders in their workplace, or other socially-inclined functions. The ESTJ’s dominant Te and auxiliary Si tells them that they need to do something and to do it the way they know. If you felt this way way all the time, you’d be pretty decisive too. And it’s this decisiveness that puts them in charge and has others either following or following and muttering about much they don’t like what’s happening. Anger didn’t have much control of Riley but, like Fear, there’s only so much of him that can be handled at one time.
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In 1921, Carl Jung published Psychological Types, which had a great influence not only on the development of psychology as a science, but also on popular culture in general. The famous psychologist's book is still one of the most influential works on personality theory. Carl Jung's work was based on the results of more than twenty years of research in psychology. His goal was not so much to classify patterns of behavior as to understand the typical patterns of people's attitudes to the world around them. It was Jung who formulated the concept of introversion and extraversion, which has become one of the cornerstones of modern psychology.
According to Jung, introversion and extraversion show the orientation of the individual in relation to the surrounding world. An introvert is more attuned to his inner world, while an extrovert is oriented to the world around him. Introverts usually include people who are prone to doubt and reflection, immersed in themselves and having a shy, contemplative nature. Extroverts are usually called people who have an open and sociable nature; their nature seems to be directed outward. They easily adapt to any situation, quickly form new attachments and are not prone to any doubts and fears. They often rush headlong into the unknown without thinking about what lies ahead of them. This is how Carl Jung himself described introverts and extroverts. In an effort to be as objective and impartial as possible, he did not give preference to either introverts or extroverts. Moreover, the psychologist argued that "in its pure form" it is impossible not to meet either one or the other type of personality. In each of us there is something from an introvert and an extrovert: "... the same personality will seem to us both introverted and extroverted at the same time, and we will not be able to immediately determine which installation is aimed at a more valuable function."
In addition to these two personality traits, Jung points to four basic mental functions.
• Thinking is the process of conscious reflection.
• Feeling is a process of value judgments.
• Sensation - the perception of the world through the senses.
• Intuition is the process of unconscious perception.
Combining the above two attitudes and the four basic mental functions, Jung proposed the existence of eight basic personality types. True, he cautiously noted that the classification system he proposed did not provide an exhaustive explanation of the whole variety of individual psychological differences. However, according to him, he did not set himself such a task, because otherwise every person would be doomed to bear a lifelong stigma. Jung saw his system mainly as a tool for identifying similarities and differences between people, which was often required for the analysis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The scientist did not at all intend to develop a certain universal scheme suitable for widespread practical application.
Be that as it may, Jung's typology is used as the basis for various approaches to the classification of personality types that are used in business, education, mentoring and career counseling. The most famous among them is the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator (MBTI). This system was developed in the 1940s by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabella Myers-Briggs based on the work of Jung. The MBTI is based on Jung's typology, as well as some other distinguishing properties and characteristics; in total, sixteen personality types are defined. The MBTI testing system is designed to help determine your personality type according to four scales.
• Extraversion (E) - introversion (I).
• Sensory (S) - intuition (N).
• Thinking (T) - Feeling (F).
• Judgment (J) - Perception (P).
The result is one of sixteen four-letter codes that describes your personality type. (In case you're wondering, my type is INFP.) The developers of the MBTI claim that these sixteen types cover the entire variety of personality types and that such an indicator is reliable and can be successfully applied in practice. At the same time, the fact that the personality of each of us is unique and unrepeatable is not denied at all. “If you gather a hundred people with the same personality type in one room, it turns out that they are all very different from each other, if only because they have different parents, genes, life experiences, interests, etc. However, they really have a lot in common."
MBTI is based on the assumption that life and career choices should be based on an adequate understanding of one's abilities, interests and values. Psychologists who use this typology in practice call abilities, interests, and values the Big Three. However, personality characteristics can change over time. As you gain new experience at work, you also acquire new skills; with each passing year you have new interests, and you forget some of the old ones. Often, over the years, people have new life goals.
Personality type does not at all determine ability and does not predict success in life, it only "helps to determine what motivates and energizes each of us more as a person and gives us the opportunity to find incentives in the work on which we have chosen."
In my book The Vocation, I argued that each of the classification systems, including the MBTI, has certain shortcomings. All classifications should be treated critically, without trying to squeeze yourself into the framework of any of them. If you treat them as ways to generate questions and ideas that concern you personally, they can be of great benefit. If you try to use them to label yourself in one way or another, you will get nothing but harm from it.