In this guide we'll show you exactly how to add a quiz to make your own Myers-Briggs type quiz. Here's what we'll cover
What we're going to cover here is a 3-step process for making a Myers-Briggs quiz.
Note. This is a very simplified version of the Myers-Briggs, we're essentially going to boil down each personality type into an over-simplified generalization in order to make this work, but it will still be 75% accurate to the real Myers-Briggs and a lot easier.
Part 1: The personality types you'll need (I.E. INTJ)
You'll need all 16 personality types to be loaded into interact quiz builder so you can create the questions and scoring of the quiz. Here are the 16 types listed out so you can copy and paste.
ENFJ: Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging
You are actively social and very hospitable. Friends know you as someone who will always bring others together and be able to work through the complexities of relationships. In addition to your ability to be the lifeblood of a gathering, you also have the innate ability to connect with others and understand how they are feeling and what they are going through. You do tend to jump to conclusions sometimes, but have the tact to not let that be an abrasive trait.
Famous ENF’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sheryl Sandberg, Neil Degrasse Tyson
INFJ: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging
You are the one with a plan, always thinking one step ahead of the current events. This leads others to gain inspiration from your steady determination. You find inspiration in having strong relationships with those closest to you. Mahatma Gandhi was an INFJ and he exemplifies the kind of excellent drive that comes with your personality. When everyone had given up or turned to violent measures, he persisted and carried on without losing his cool.
Famous IFNJ’s Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson
ENFP: Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving:
When you get excited about something, everyone around you also gets stoked. You focus on the possibilities available in this grand world of ours, but are also able to hone in on what’s important when need be. You have an excellent sense of creativity and are continually surprising yourself with the amazing ideas you come up with, you couple this with a warm personality to be a great friend and partner.
Famous ENFP’s Mark Twain, Arianna Huffington, Walt Disney
INFP: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving
You can handle a lot of different scenarios with ease where others may stumble. You understand others very well and care deeply for those closest to you. You often show love in meaningful ways and choose to forego grand gestures. Often people with your personality are excellent writers and are responsible for a whole slew of creative ideas throughout history.
Famous INFP’s J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, William Shakespeare
INTJ: Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging
When you here about life-learners, that’s you. That is awesome because you are the type of person who takes on problems that might take a lifetime to solve. One of the most notable INTJ’s is Isaac Newton, who discovered gravity, imagine where we’d be if that was still a mystery! You have the ability to do great things when you set your mind to it.
Famous INTJ’s Isaac Newton, Mark Zuckerberg, Martin Luther
ENTJ: Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging
You are in the company of many leaders. Nearly every famous person in this category is a world leader either currently or at some time in the past. You have a strong personality and don’t back down from challenges, you embrace responsibility and prefer to be in charge. You look to constantly improve, not accepting “good enough” for an answer. Where others cower under stress and tough decisions, you succeed.
Famous ENTJ’s Julius Caesar, Bill Gates, Nancy Pelosi
INTP: Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving
You are the person who can ask questions in class because you actually paid attention and have the mental power to understand what’s going on. Because of your inquisitive nature, people love hanging out with you as there’s never a lack of things to explore when you’re around. As part of your nature you can be both adaptable and independent, meaning that you do well on your own or in groups.
Famous INTP’s Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Larry Page (founder of Google)
ENTP: Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving
You are the one with a grand vision. Whether it’s coming up with the next great computer system or with the founding of The United States of America, you are not afraid to take the leap and really create something special in this world. If you’ve seen the movie “Jobs” you know how excellent your personality can be for creating new innovations, you don’t rest until things are perfect and won’t settle for anything but the best.
Famous ENTP’s Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Catherine the Great
ESFP: Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
You are the life of the party, everywhere you go – the party starts when you walk in – literally. You are able to inspire others with your charisma and never cease to come up with conversational topics. You can draw others out of their shells and really make an impact on people because of your ability to relate well with everyone. You are the perfect combination of outgoing and understanding.
Famous ESFP’s Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Peter the Great
ISFP: Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving
You are the type of person to whom all your friends turn when they need advice or someone to talk to. You are a loyal supporter and strong force in your sphere of influence. That doesn’t mean you can’t take the lead at times though – when need be, yo’ll take up the reigns and spearhead a mission. You have an innate ability to understand situations and know what must be done for an ideal outcome.
Famous ISFP’s Jonathon Ive (lead designer at Apple), Nero, Ulysses S. Grant
ISTP: Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
You control the world. Your personality type as a group is collectively known as the operator group because you are excellent at putting together the pieces to build a successful strategy. Jack Dorsey, who created Twitter, is a perfect example of your personality group. He took a concept (simple communication) and created Twitter, which allows people to communicate, unfettered by anything.
Famous ISTPs Steve Jobs, Dalai Lama, Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter)
ESTP: Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving
Theodore Roosevelt was an ESTP. Theodore Roosevelt was a great person, he led his country through difficult times and never backed down from a challenge. While doing all these action items and being known as a fearless leader (who drank a gallon of coffee each day), he was also known for his dinners where he would host people, both famous and unknown, treating each guest with the utmost hospitality. You have the type of personality that can be both ferocious and humble, both aggressive and kind.
Famous ESTPs Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump, Ernest Hemingway
ESFJ: Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Thinking
You are the warmest of socialites. While being someone who gets their energy from people, you still have the natural ability to understand others and empathize with everyone you meet. These traits together make you perfectly suited for life in a big role. Take, for example, Sam Walton, who founded Wal Mart, and arguably has the most influence on American workers of any single person given the sheer number of people his company employs. He is a perfect person for this, which is no mistake, it’s a big part of the reason he was able to grow the franchise to the massive heights it has reached.
Famous ESFJs Sam Walton (founder of Wal Mart), Sarah Palin, Colin Powell
ISFJ: Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
Often the people who make the most change in the world are not the ones who shout from the rooftops, but rather the ones who make a statement with their actions. You are the type of person who makes changes with your actions. You understand what’s going on around you and take a stand for what you believe in. The one word summary of your personality category is “protector” which is a much more diverse word than most people give it credit for. You protect your values, your friends, those you care about, even perfect strangers.
Famous ISFJs Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa, Robert E. Lee
ISTJ: Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
What do George Washington and Warren Buffet have in common? They both took the time and had the energy to create amazing things over time. For George, it took years of rallying support to finally create a revolution and eventually the United States; for Warren, it meant decades of careful investing before his portfolio began to skyrocket into the global force it now is. Oh, and also both of these people have your personality type.
George Washington, Warren Buffet, Augustus
ESTJ: Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
You find the best way to do things and can see the future in ways that no one else can. Among your ranks is the founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford. Not only did Henry have incredible vision of the future to see what was to come, but he also had compassion and could sympathize with his employees. Without both of those aspects he would have never invented the assembly line, which was both innovative and kind to workers.
Famous ESTJs Martha Stewart, Hilary Clinton, Henry Ford
For each personality type you can add a photo and a call to action button linking to other content on your website
In interact, you'll get a separate screen for each of the results into which you can add the descriptions from above and your own images and links to your website for each person.
Part 2: The right questions to ask to make the quiz
Basically all the questions in the various Myers-Briggs tests that are spread across the web pull from the same bank of content. There’s some variation, but not a huge variety. I’ve written out a few examples here and also included a link to a much more complete list of questions.
1. How easily do you get excited? The more easily excited the more extroverted
2. How do you feel about meeting new people? The more excited to meet new people, the more introverted
3. What’s the easiest way to convince someone? Logical answers = Thinking Emotional answers = Feeling
4. You tend to be a? Reasonable person = Judging, Emotional person = Perceiving
5. Which is a higher value, justice or mercy? Justice = judging, Merciful = Perceiving
6. When standing in line, how do you interact with others around you? If you answer avoid contact that’s more introverted, if you answer more conversational, that’s more extroverted.
7. Which person at a party are you? Depending on the answer they can be any of the types
8. Do you prefer to discuss large topics not coming to any conclusion, or always be able to walk away with a decision? Coming to conclusions is thinking, discussing is feeling.
9. What’s your favorite color? Brighter colors are more extroverted, darker colors are more introverted.
10. Which celebrity are you most like? Simple, tie that celebrity’s personality to a personality type
11. You prefer to speak in? Specifics or generalities. Specifics is more judging, generalities is more perceiving.
12. Do you look out at the world or in at yourself more often? Introspective = introverted
13. Which is something you are better at? Practicality or cleverness: Practicality = thinking, cleverness = perceiving
Part 3: How to set up the scoring so people will get the right personality assignment
To connect the questions to the results you'll use corellations. Corellations are "+1's" for a particular results, and every answer to every question of your quiz can corellate to one or more of the personality results of the quiz.
So for each question you can have "+1's" for any or all of the personality results of your Myers-Briggs type quiz.
As someone goes through your quiz they'll be getting "+1's" for different results, and whichever result personalty has the most "+1's" when they finish taking the quiz is the one they'll see as their result.
This is where you'll hit a limitation with interact, because you can only corellate an answer choice to a personality type, and the personality types of the full Myers-Briggs outcomes (I.E. INTJ), so you'll have some trouble distinguishing between personality types that are similar.
However, if you ask enough questions in your quiz (more than 30) then you can have good accuracy.
Part 4: A way to grow your email list using your Myers-Briggs type quiz
With interact you can ask for an opt-in within your quiz, we integrate with every major email marketing system, and you can segment your email subscribers based on which of the Myers-Briggs personality types they get and put people on different lists or onto different sequences depending on which result they get.
Quizzes can be an amazing list building tool because of how engaging they are, and if you are in the realm of self-help it's super useful to know someon's Myers-Briggs when you are having conversations with them.