Myers-Briggs Star Trek
Personality Indicator

Type descriptions

SJ Guardian ESTJ Riker ISTJ Spock ESFJ McCoy ISFJ Chakotay
SP Artisan ESTP LaForge ISTP Wesley ESFP Janeway ISFP EMH
NF Idealist ENFJ Troi INFJ Sisko ENFP Kirk INFP Garak
NT Rational ENTJ Q INTJ Picard ENTP Kim INTP Worf

SJ: Guardian

The population generally breaks down 40 to 45% Guardian. Almost half the population prefers to be somewhat in charge, seeks respectability and responsibility in action, and are proud, if somewhat skeptical about the doing of good deeds. They idolize the past and are pessimistic about the future. They make society "go."

The results of the Trekker test, however, register only about 28% Guardian.

eStJ: Supervisor

You share a basic personality configuration with William Riker and B'Elanna Torres.

People like you are generally quick decision makers, organized and efficient. Your personality is charismatic, friendly and energetic, but you take life seriously and can be a little opinionated on your own turf. You're extremely outspoken when you feel you're in the right. You have great trouble dealing with people who are dishonest and/or disorderly.

You're highly productive, realistic and sensible. Somewhat of a traditionalist, you're distrustful of new and untested ideas, and you're more than a little blunt telling others how you feel about them, or about whatever other faults you see. When you give a compliment, however, you mean it.

Your primary goal in life is doing the right thing, and being in charge. Your reward is to be appreciated by others and have your opinion respected. You also enjoy having others willingly follow your orders.

Good careers for your type include being a command officer, pharmacist, teacher, and personnel manager.

iStJ: Inspector

You share a basic personality configuration with Spock and Miles O'Brien.

People like you are generally logical, honest and upfront. You get impatient with phonies and people who are disorganized, though you keep your reactions to yourself, as you're usually cautious and quiet, though not timid. Others find you reliable and will count on your being there in times of need. You make a loyal and responsible friend, though only when others remember that you're conservative in nature.

You're literal, realistic, and practical. You're a hard worker who does very well in highly detailed situations, as you're careful and precise.

You are also somewhat resistant to change and comfortable with routine. When change occurs, you'll be the last one to fit it into your routine, but you'll become an expert in time. You work much better to adapt to change when you see practical benefits.

Your primary goal in life is to be of service and do your job well. Your best rewards are to be listened to and to be acknowledged for your hard work.

Good careers for your type are operations officer, chief information officer, database administrator, police detective, and science officer.

eSfJ: Provider

You share a basic personality configuration with Leonard McCoy.

People like you are generally concerned about others and work hard to be of service. You're friendly, affectionate, outgoing and talkative. You're polite when it's appropriate, willing to take risks to help others, and cooperative, especially when you perceive that you're part of a team. You enjoy action, but you're a realist and quite literal. You're also organized and responsible. You love things that are time-honored.

You're conscientious, almost to a fault at times. You're very sensitive to others and get your feelings hurt easily.

Your primary goal in life is creating exceptional relationships and helping people in tangible, practical ways. Your reward is to be appreciated and relied upon, as well as to respected, particularly in regards to your ethics.

Good careers for your type include personal fitness trainer, exercise physiologist, travel agent, innkeeper, veterinarian, and employee assistance counselor.

iSfJ: Protector

You share a basic personality configuration with Beverly Crusher and Chakotay.

People like you are generally highly nurturing and caring. You're gentle and thoughtful, but also cautious, especially about exposing your inner self. You're highly protective of your privacy and share yourself with others as a sign of love. Once comfortable, however, you are quite affectionate. You also desire steady and unstinting love in return.

You're very literal and maintain a high awareness of the physical world. You are quite likely to have a highly developed sense of spirituality.

You are uncompromising about your personal standards and easily offended, especially when you do not feel appreciated or when people violate your personal space. You are diligent and conscientious, organized and decisive. You respond well to politeness. You enjoy productive routine.

Your primary goal in life is helping people in real ways. Your reward is stability in your daily life and people who support your feelings. You cannot have friends who would ever ask you to compromise your values.

Good careers for your type include primary care physician, chief medical officer, elementary school worker, guidance counselor, special education teacher, and genealogist.

SP: Artisan

The population generally holds about 35 to 40% Artisans. They seek sensation on a moment-to-moment basis and wish greatly to have a personal impact on the world around them. They are optimistic about the future and cynical about the past. They make things.

The results of the Trekker test show about 21% Artisans.

eStP: Promoter

You share a basic personality configuration with Geordi La Forge, Montgomery Scott, and Tasha Yar.

People like you are generally highly observant and totally present in the moment. You're active and adventurous, so you can sometimes be impulsive, even when confronted with danger. You're not interested in regrets, however, if your impulsiveness causes you to make an error. You're a free spirit.

You're very adept socially and easily make friends, especially when people are honest with you. You're talkative and adaptive to people and situations, though you prefer to be casual. You can be logical and calm, but you love to have fun. You've got a great sense of humor, and you're charming whenever you want to be.

You're also quite literal, a practical person who makes good use of your intense curiosity.

Your primary goal in life is the freedom to have fun and to fully experience life in the here and now. Your reward is to be surrounded by people who share your sense of fun and humor.

Good careers for your type include emergency medical technician, corrections officer, security chief, civil engineer, chief engineer, marine biologist, and developer of electronic games.

iStP: Crafter

You share a basic personality configuration with Odo and Wesley Crusher.

People like you are generally extremely logical and pragmatic, to the point of being somewhat aloof. When you need to be, you can function in a highly objective and unemotional manner, but you also tend to be impulsive and incredibly curious about the world around you. You love to explore, to find out how things work, and you believe you have the abilities needed to deal with what you find.

You don't feel the need to tell others about your abilities. You like your work to show your stuff for you, so you tend to be quiet and unassuming in your manner. You are also flexible and resourceful. You do your best work when left alone. You're highly self-reliant, and may have some trouble working as a member of a team. You cannot stand people who nag or who demand to know what you're feeling when you don't feel like "sharing" right now.

Your primary goal in life is being granted the freedom to act independently and follow your impulses. Your reward is to be appreciated for your ability to solve problems and to have others go along with your impulses and have fun with you.

Good careers for your type include being a computer programmer, police officer, commercial pilot, commercial artist, private investigator, and animal trainer.

eSfP: Performer

You share a basic personality configuration with Kathryn Janeway and Tom Paris.

People like you are warm and social, impulsive, and unpredictable. You have a great zeal for life and are intensely aware of the world around you. You love to play and respond quickly to people who will play with you. You respond well to appeals to common sense and poorly to being judged. Attempts to trap you will make you ready to flee or fight.

You're highly curious and talkative, but also gentle, sensitive and caring. You close down when people fail to provide you with input and you're frustrated with silences. You're most comfortable taking action, particularly in order to help or enjoy the company of others.

Your primary goal in life is freedom to be spontaneous and have fun. Your reward is to enjoy the company of others and know that they enjoy and appreciate you.

Good careers for your type include primary education teacher, starship captain, public relations specialist, tour operator, actor, marine biologist, and starship pilot.

iSfP: Composer

You share a basic personality configuration with Bareil and The Doctor.

People like you are a complex blend of empathetic and realistic. You're kind, thoughtful and affectionate with those you know well, though strangers may find you reserved. When you're comfortable, you can be quite humble and gentle with others. When threatened, you tend to shut down. You adapt well to the needs of others without compromising yourself, achieving peace and usefulness with your environment. You're very down-to-earth.

You're faithful, but highly sensitive to criticism. You get your feelings hurt easily. You like to help others in practical ways and dislike confrontations.

If you're a strong introvert, you tend to be quiet and soft-spoken. If you're more extroverted, you may over-compensate for shyness.

Your primary goal in life is feeling peaceful and harmonious with the people and places that matter most to you. Your reward is to be accepted and loved just the way you are.

Good careers for your type include primary care physician, interior designer, massage therapist, chef, and alcohol and drug addiction counselor.

NF: Idealist

In the general population, the percentage of Idealists runs about 8 to 10% Idealists. These people seek for deep meaning within themselves, seek a little romance in everyday events and value long-lasting, intimate relationships. They believe in the possibilities of a better future and tend to be mystical about the past. They look ahead.

The results of the Trekker test show about 28% Idealist, an equal number with the Guardians, and about three times the amount in the general population.

eNFj: Teacher

You share a basic personality configuration with Deanna Troi and Jake Sisko.

People like you are generally highly empathic and easily hurt, particularly when people are disrespectful of your opinions. Your best friends are curious about how you feel and what you think. You have a well-structured personal philosophy and enjoy sharing your views and learning from others'. You're creative and original, and when you have your facts straight you can come easily and quickly to a decision.

You're friendly and affectionate, articulate and and outgoing. You're very tactful, which is good, as you like to ask personal questions.

You're organized and responsive. As long as your social needs are met, you're productive. You dislike messy environments and generally like to keep things in order. You cannot stand unresolved issues in a relationship.

Your primary goal in life is harmonious relationships with others. Your reward is truly communicating your ideas and seeing your relationships last.

Good careers for your type include being a therapist, magazine editor, corporate trainer, fund raiser, TV producer, holistic health practitioner, marketing executive, and writer.

iNFj: Counselor

You share a basic personality configuration with Benjamin Sisko.

People like you are typically global thinkers with great passion for your unique vision. You are highly creative, original, and independent. Your idea of torture is to be stuck in a rut, and you get impatient with people who doubt your insights or want to stick to traditional methods for tradition's sake. Your best friends share their feelings and opinions easily without forcing them down your throat. You are greatly offended when others show disrespect for your beliefs and values. You dislike disorder in your personal space.

You are inspired, not impulsive. You're even cautious, deliberate and eager to make plans. You're polite and somewhat reserved, especially as others have made you feel awkward for your beliefs in the past. You're quite organized and, when properly motivated, highly productive.

Your primary goal in life is to follow through on your ideas and be faithful to your vision. Your reward is to have others trust your inspiration and to watch your dreams come true.

Good careers for your type include special education teacher, holistic health practitioner, director of religious education, art director, writer, editor, and religious educator.

eNFp: Champion

You share a basic personality configuration with James Kirk and Julian Bashir.

People like you are generally great problem-solvers. You're highly innovative, creative and unique. You're optimistic by nature, which may make others believe you're naive, but actually you're full of energy, very clever, and determined not to be stopped. You're outgoing, curious, and extremely playful. Others are sometimes taken aback by your enthusiasm, but it keeps you going after others have dropped.

You're deeply caring, sensitive and gentle, which, combined with your need to solve problems, may make you a little too eager to give others advice. You also process information very quickly, which may make others believe you're not listening to them. Before you share your feelings, you have to have time to process them.

You're adaptive and resourceful, but sometimes highly disorganized. You dream of having the perfect assistant. You respond best to people who encourage your unique viewpoints and insights, help you maintain harmony, and want to play and explore with you. You don't respond well when you're overwhelmed with details or when you're in a rigid situation.

Your primary goal in life is freedom to see possibilities, make connections, and be with a variety of people. Your reward is having spontaneous adventures.

Good careers for your type include being an advertising account executive, starship captain, career counselor, developer of educational software, actor, graphics designer, corporate team trainer, psychologist, inventor, medical pioneer, and child welfare counselor.

iNFp: Healer

You share a basic personality configuration with Garak and Kes.

People like you are generally nonconforming, deeply passionate, and highly dedicated to your personal values. You're reserved, which covers a sensitive spirit easily hurt. You're highly imaginative and creative. You're curious and often study others quietly. You're flexible in small matters. You don't dance to other people's tunes, but you can pretend you do. You get what you want by talking, not screaming.

You're loving and dedicated to people you care about, but you do not compromise your principles for them. Your sense of what is right comes first, even before yourself. You respond best to people who respect your privacy until you let them in, then provide you with emotional intimacy.

You're not the world's most tidy person.

Your primary goal in life is to be true to your deeply held beliefs and to live in harmony with your values. Your reward is to have your ideas benefit others.

Good careers for your type include being a psychologist, human resources professional, Cardassian spy, physical therapist, translator/interpreter, legal mediator, college professor of humanities, and art director.

NT: Rational

In the general population, Rationals make up 5 to 7% of the population. Rationals desire to be wizards. Full of knowledge and power and hungry for success. They perform best at the realm of connections, both concrete and abstract, and they like the sciences. They enjoy learning.

The result of the Trekker test show about 23% Rationals, that's even more than Artisans and about five times the number among in the general population.

eNTj: Fieldmarshal

You share a basic personality configuration with Q and Quark.

People like you are generally creative with a global perspective, full of energy and ready to take charge. You're friendly, but strong-willed and driven to show your skills and expertise to others. You enjoy praise, but only when it's honest. You're more interested in a direct and fair appraisal of your work. You admire others for their competence, consistency, and honesty. You are sometimes a little too outspoken in your opinions of others, but you return consideration for kindness.

You're very organized, quick, and productive. You're a confident stategic thinker and work best when you're full of purpose.

You can't stand wasting time with people who won't get to the point, but you respond instantly to creative thinking and logical explanations.

Your primary goal in life is demonstrating their competence and making important things happen. Your reward is being given large, important projects to plan and manage.

Good careers for your type include being a chief executive officer, network integration specialist, all-being master of time/space/dimention, management consultant politician, real estate developer, marketing executive, and judge.

iNTj: Mastermind

You share a basic personality configuration with Jean-Luc Picard and Seven of Nine.

People like you are generally autonomous, aloof, and intellectual. You sometimes give the impression you have no need of others, but you're intensely curious and driven to learn. You're cautious with others socially and respond best to people who don't push you to be friendly or affectionate. You appreciate when others follow your lead and accept your criticism in the helpful spirit in which it is intended. You're calm by nature and feel off-balance when confronted by highly emotional people.

You're highly organized and expect the same of others. You analyze automatically and enjoy seeing patterns and trends. When your mind is made up, that's it, which means that while you're definitive and strong, you can be stubborn and arrogant.

You respond best to other people's needs when they tell you about them clearly. You value honesty greatly. You prize people who listen to you and respect your ideals. You are somewhat contemptuous of those who don't pay attention to what you say.

You're a conservative dresser, but you have a unique and personal style.

Your primary goal in life is achieving independence and being able to live according to your own standards. Your reward is continual expansion of your competence and knowledge.

Good careers for your type include being a starship captain, intellectual property attorney, news analyst, design engineer, software developer, inventor, Webmaster, architect, and ex-Borg.

eNTp: Inventor

You share a basic personality configuration with Harry Kim.

People like you are generally highly creative, eager to challenge themselves, and quick-witted. You're charming and enthusiastic, full of questions and very friendly. You enjoy dealing with things directly, rather than manipulating others, and you love to brainstorm, especially with others who are equally creative and ready to take on complex problems. Your imagination, not your cunning, is your great strength.

You're somewhat irreverent, which can cause you to say things you shouldn't at the wrong time. When challenged, you can be downright unpredictable, but you're logical and analytical by nature. You thrive on success, and while you're discouraged by failure, you're flexible and energetic, and will soon work your way back into an advantageous position.

You respond best to people who understand and appreciate your perceptiveness and original insights, as well as to people who like friendly and open debates. You don't like to be nagged about small things, but you love to be dared with both mental and physical challenges. You love adventure.

You're quite image-conscious and probably a snappy dresser.

Your primary goal in life is being creative, seeing possibilities, and always having new challenges. Your reward is becoming famous and/or powerful yourself.

Good careers for your type include being an entrepreneur, investment banker, Voyager's operations officer, marketing consultant, radio/TV talk show host, strategic planner, motivational speaker and advertising creative director.

iNTp: Architect

You share a basic personality configuration with Worf.

People like you are generally quiet until you have something important to say. You are extremely independent and fiercely private. You're logical and unemotional, but also quite innovative and creative. Your smile or snarl can hide your wily ingenuity. You're a global thinker, curious about politics. You are driven to succeed and to prove to yourself your high level of competence.

You're also a nonconformist and quite unpredictable. When you want to adapt to the needs of others, however, it's easy. You prefer to be casual.

respond best to people who honor your privacy and independence, who appreciate your ideas and have no trouble leaving you alone. You can't stand a demand for some big emotional talk when you haven't figured out exactly how you feel and what to do about it.

You don't like clutter, but you're not always tidy. You hate it when other people see your messes or comment on them. And you don't like to be nagged, ever.

Your primary goal in life is maintaining your privacy and gaining the opportunity to solve complex problems in unique ways. Your reward is being granted the time and freedom to pursue adventures on your own.

Good careers for your type include being the Ambassador to Qo'noS, venture capitalist, legal mediator, musician, investigator, and strategic planner.