The OEJTS (Open Extended Jungian Type Scale) is an open source alternative to the popular 16 personalities or the Myers–Briggs (MBTI) assessment. It is based on the principle that all of us are different in the way we gain information from our environment, take decisions and interact with the external world. Since this affects both interpersonal behavior and work patterns, it is important to find out your personality type to identify your natural inclinations.
This is done through a series of questions that will place you in one category on the following four dimensions-
Introversion vs Extroversion
This is your cognitive orientation. Introverts are reserved and comfortable with being alone. They prefer focusing their energy internally, and are energized by self reflection and introspection. Extroverts are more gregarious and see the company of others. Their centre their attention outside and are recharged by social interactions.
Sensing vs Intuition
This is your preference for how you gain and process information. Sensing people are realistic and factual, and process information through their five senses. They focus on details and prefer living in the present. Intuitive people process information through patterns and impressions, and seek deeper meanings behind them. They are more interested in the big picture and focused on the future and its possibilities.
Feeling vs Thinking
This pair of functions describes how you take decisions, through objective facts or subjective emotions. Feeling people are governed by their hearts and base their decisions on their personal values, while taking other people’s feelings into account. They are empathetic and avoid conflict and confrontation. Thinking people rely on logic and hard facts, and apply objective principles to make their decisions. They value truth over tact and are more focused on problem solving.
Judging vs Perceiving
This scale determines what mental functions you prefer and how you interact with the external world. Judging is a preference for structure and the use of feeling and thinking while perceiving is the preference for flexibility and the use of sensing and intuition. Judging people prefer structure and organization and finish the work they start. Perceiving people are more flexible and adaptable to change, and prefer spontaneity and keeping their options open.
Interpreting your results
As an example if you are identified as Introverted (I), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging(J) your personality would be identified as INTJ and you can interpret your results by reading about INTJ profile which will detail you your typical personality traits, work characteristics and strengths/weakness’s.
The implementation is made based on the open source scale OEJTS v1.2*, which has been shown to be very accurate when compared to similar tests.
*Eric Jorgenson (2014). "Development of the Open Extended Jungian Type Scales".