Keirsey takes the 16 MBTI types and places them into four groups of people, believing that the people in these groups share similar mindsets. These groups are:
- The Guardians - ESFJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ISTJ.
- The Artisans – ESFP, ESTP, ISFP, ISTP.
- The Rationals – ENTP, ENTJ, INTP, INTJ.
- The Idealists – ENFP, ENFJ, INFP, INFJ.
Both introverts, and extraverts are capable of showing traits of both of the two types. They are just as equally able to be in solitude, and to be in the company of people.
Just because you are shy, doesn’t mean you are introverted, and just because you are loud doesn’t mean that you are extraverted. Character has nothing to do with personality. Remember, that. It’s where your thoughts are directed. What kind of thoughts are you more concerned with? Are they more concerned with the subjective, or the objective?
Kristen is often ridiculed for her introversion, by journalists, paparazzi, internet meme’s, and you name it, they claim her to be: boring, unapproachable, and unemotional. Is it because America views introversion as something that is not acceptable in Hollywood? I’m not sure. There are plenty of introverts who are famous in Hollywood today, but I feel Kristen feels no need to hide her introversion, and that is the difference. I think she doesn’t force herself to act like something she isn’t in the view of the public.
“Some people get the wrong idea, you know. If you’re quiet and you’re just not the most gregarious person, that you’re like.. I don’t know, self-involved, rude possibly, frigid. I get that a lot from people who don’t know me, like online all you guys think I never smile, ever. It’s not true. I do smile sometimes.”