81 Types Test (Part 1)
Welcome to Part 1 of the 81 Types (a.k.a. "Dynamic Types") Test! With the Myers-Briggs dichotomies, it is always "either/or". Scores are usually in percentages, so it is possible to come close on E/I, for instance, or any of the other three scales. However, this will not be reflected in the type code; which will be the same, regardless of how close the scores are (even a slim margin of only 51-49 will tip the scale over to one side or the other). People often complain of not fitting well either as an introvert or extrovert, and thus some claim "ambiversion". Starting in 2007, Eric Bolden, an MBTI certified typologist, and a few others out there have thought of ways to try to allow this in the type code. This is done by adding a third point to each dichotomy, representing a "moderate" range.
In a type discussion, where people were claiming to be "ambiverted", Eric Bolden mentioned this idea. In 2008, another member of the typology community, who goes by the username Athenian, came up with what neutral facets would do to the functions. Instead of W, X, and Y like what is used in the EISenFelt system for ambiguous code, Athenian came up with actual names for the new, moderate facets: I/A/E (Introverted, Ambiverted, Extraverted), N/R/S (iNtuitive, Realist, Sensor), F/B/T (Feeling, Balanced, Thinking), and J/M/P (Judging, Malleable, Perceiving). This results in 81, dynamic types, instead of only 16 like in the MBTI. Later, in 2009, the full process orders for 76 of them were discovered by Angelica Graue. An analysis on 81 Types theory was then released online by Eric Bolden. Part 1 will determine your first two letters. To determine your last two letters, take Part 2.