Maybe you did it for fun, maybe for work or for sheer curiosity. The point it, you took the Myers Briggs personality test and now you know who you really are.
In case you’re reading this and you actually haven’t decyphered which set of four letters defines your personality, here’s a free online version of the test that takes about 15 minutes to fill in and it’s nicely illustrated and explained.
So, the wine recommendations below are inspired by the 16 personality types that the test separates in 4 groups (analysts, diplomats, sentinels and explorers), which are based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung.
Before we move further, here’s the meaning of the initials acommpaning the names of each type:
- Are you outwardly or inwardly focused? Extroversion (E) vs Introversion (I).
- How do you prefer to take in information? Sensing (S) vs Intuition (N).
- How do you prefer to make decisions? Thinking (T) vs Feeling (F).
- How do you prefer to live your outer life? Judging (J) vs Perceiving (P).
Creative, sharp and great at planning, you have a vision and you stick to it.
Your wine: German Riesling.
Try: Lingenfelder Bird Label Riesling (Obrien’s Wine, €15.45).
You love to learn and to figure things out. It all makes sense eventually!
Your wine: Red Burgundy.
Try: Bourgogne “Les Tilles” – 2014 (syips.com, €24)
Determined and skilled at leadership, you use your will-power to make things happen.
Your wine: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Try: Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (The Corkscrew, €110)
Precise and analytic, you think before you speak, but you’re not shy when it comes to saying what’s on your mind.
Your wine: Australian sparkling.
Try: Croser NV Sparkling (O’Briens Wine, €24.95)
Intuitive and toughtful, you prefer to shine backstage than to take the spotlight.
Your wine: Pinot Blanc.
Try: Domaines Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc, Les Princes Abbés 2016 (Searsons, €19.95)
You are loyal and kind, and you value that in those around you. More than a pacifist, you’re a peacemaker.
Your wine: Portuguese red blend.
Try: Porta 6 Reserva (O’briens Wine, €15.95)
Sensitive yet charismatic, you are great at inspiring others with your talent. Public-speaking comes naturally to you.
Your wine: Champagne.
Try: Brimoncourt Champagne (Boutique Wine, €52)
Energetic and enthusiastic, you’re an adventurous soul. Making friends is easier than staying in touch though!
Your wine: Skin contac whites (a.k.a. amber/orange).
Try: Tblvino Qvevris (Marks & Spencer, €15)
You’ve no time for nonsense. Facts first, sentimentality is optional. You’re reliable and level-headed.
Your wine: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Try: Urlar Sauvignon Blanc (O’Briens Wine, €17.95)
Caring and responsible. You’re respectful and helpful, justice and harmony are very important in your life.
Your wine: Organic Austrian red
Try: Pitti 2016 (syips.com, €19.50)
Leave it to you to supervise, follow-up and make sure itineraries are fulfilled. Practical and organised.
Your wine: Chilean Syrah
Try: Leyda Syrah Reserva (O’Briens Wine, €11.95)
You have great attention to detail and can adapt well to many different teams.
Your wine: New World Chardonnay
Try: Salentin Barrel Selection Chardonnay (Celtic Whiskey Shop, €19.50)
You’re practical and handy, and you appreciate efficiency and structure.
Your wine: Chenin Blanc
Try: Delheim Chenin Blanc (O’Briens Wine, €13.95)
Creative, laid-back and sensitive. You live in the present and you approach things with a unique perspective.
Your wine: Beaujolais Cru
Try: Domaine des Nugues Fleurie 2015 (syips.com, €25)
Fast learner and adaptable, you use wit to achieve your ambitious goals. You can improvise and hit the ground running.
Your wine: Rioja Crianza
Try: Rioja Crianza, Luis Cañas 2015 (Searsons, €19.95)
You’re in touch with your emotions and you are fine with leaving your comfort zone to discover and create new things.
Your wine: Mendoza Malbec
Try: Callia Alta Malbec (Drinkstore.ie, €12.50)