Personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of individuals. Personality types are sometimes distinguished from personality traits, with the latter embodying a smaller grouping of behavioral tendencies. Types are sometimes said to involve qualitative differences between people, whereas traits might be construed as quantitative differences. According to type theories, for example, introverts and extraverts are two fundamentally different categories of people. According to trait theories, introversion and extraversion are part of a continuous dimension, with many people in the middle.
- sensation—perception by means of the sense organs;
- intuition—perceiving in unconscious way or perception of unconscious contents.
- thinking—function of intellectual cognition; the forming of logical conclusions;
- feeling—function of subjective estimation;