What Coffee Fits Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?

There are so many coffee choices these days that it is sometimes difficult to figure out what you want. On those days when you just cannot decide, there’s no need to rely on your taste buds or the opinions of people you neither know nor trust. Instead, why not choose a coffee drink based on your Myers-Briggs personality type?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality typing tool developed by a mother-daughter duo based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Without getting into specifics, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers believed it was possible to understand a person’s personality based on four functions:

  • Introvert/Extrovert – How you relate to people and your surroundings
  • Intuitive/Observant – How you perceive the world and process information
  • Thinking/Feeling – How you make decisions
  • Judging/Prospecting – How you approach work and planning.

By combining the eight possibilities, Myers and Briggs came up with 16 different personality types represented by letters. Each letter corresponds to one of the dominant personality traits.

Choose Your Coffee by Personality

Now that you understand the basics of Myers-Briggs personality types, let us talk about coffee. We will not go through all 16 personality types for lack of space. But here are a few examples:

ISTJ – People with this personality type are analytical, responsible, hard-working, and trustworthy. The perfect coffee for them is a diluted form of espresso known as Café Americano. It is an uncomplicated and unassuming brew that doesn’t require anything fancy to make it better.

ENTJ – At the opposite end of the spectrum is this personality type, typified by people who are logical, efficient, independent, and strategic in their thinking. The best coffee for them is straight up espresso. A quick shot of espresso gives them all the energy they need to be at their best.

ISFP – This personality type is easily recognized as being gentle, helpful, sensitive, and pragmatic. People who fit this personality type appreciate anything mocha. Whether it is a latte or cappuccino, mocha is that chocolaty drink that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

ENFP – If you are normally creative, spontaneous, enthusiastic, and optimistic, you have this personality type. An affogato might be just what you’re after. You get a delicious shot of espresso with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – just for the adventure.

The whole Myers-Briggs thing is considered pseudoscience by some. Others have attempted to validate it via scientific testing but not managed to come up with a whole lot of support for it. Still, there are a lot of people who swear by their perceived Myers-Briggs personality types. It is good that there is a coffee perfect for each of those types, at least from our perspective.

Regardless of where you fall on the Myers-Briggs personality scale, Galaxie Coffee offers an extensive array of beverages and breakroom products that you are sure to find appealing. Contact us today to learn more about how our in-office delivery service can benefit your entire workplace.