The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an instrument to define a personality based on the following parameters: Introversion vs Extroversion, Intuitive vs Sensing, Thinking vs Feeling, and Judging vs Perceiving. It is believed that everyone of us belongs to any one of the 16 personality types. While we are not sure about how accurate this is, it would be fun to find the perfect holiday destination based on your Myers-Briggs personality.
ESFJ: The Caregiver
ESFJs are conscientious, cooperative and responsible. You are organised and a natural caregiver so you love to plan family holidays. During the trip, we are likely to find you planning the itinerary, packing snacks and making sure everyone is enjoying the trip.
Where you should go: Hong Kong
You love planning and spending your holidays with your family. Hong Kong is the perfect family destination. Head to two of the city’s most popular theme parks, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park. You can also go sight-seeing at Lantau Island. Take a panoramic cable car ride to the Big Buddha. Or, if you want educational attractions, Hong Kong has some of the most kid-friendly museums like the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Space Museum.
ENFP: The Inspirer
Warm, enthusiastic and spontaneous. When you travel, you want to try everything – to soak up as much of the destination as you can, to make friends with the locals and open for any adventures along the way.
Where you should go: Boracay, Philippines
This popular beach destination in the Philippines is the perfect holiday spot for you. Aside from all the exciting water sports, Boracay is also famous for its nightlife and party scene. Filipinos are also known to be warm and friendly people, giving you lots of opportunities to mingle with the locals.
ESFP: The Performer
The ESFP personality is outgoing and friendly. No itinerary? No problem! As a traveller, you’re flexible, spontaneous, and easily adapt to your environment.
Where you should go: Sydney
This vibrant and diverse city shares your cool, laid-back attitude. Hit Sydney’s famous Bondi beach for sun, sea and surf. Or spend the day exploring the city. With an exuberant arts, music and dining scene, there’s never a dull moment in Sydney.
INTJ: The Scientist
You are a born problem-solver. You love original ideas and achieving your goals. As a traveller, you are organised and independent. Before the trip, you research on the best attractions and unique experiences in your destination to make sure you make the best of your trip.
Where you should go: Singapore
With your organised and independent nature, you will love Singapore. While highly urbanised, this is one of the most organised cities in the world. With an efficient public transport system that makes it easy to explore. The multicultural island-nation also provides intrepid travellers like yourself diverse cultures, traditions and cuisine that are sure to give you a full experience.
ISFP: The Artist
Quiet, friendly, and independent. You live in the moment, and with your thoughtful and quiet nature, you are most content just taking in everything around you.
Where you should go: Ubud, Bali
Regarded as the artistic and cultural hub of Bali, Ubud is surrounded by lush paddy fields, traditional villages and removed from the party scene of Kuta and Seminyak. Perfect for travellers seeking solitude, who want learn more about the Balinese culture and traditions, or if you simply need to get away with your book amid the beautiful views of the lush paddy fields.
ESTP: The Doer
Flexible and energetic, you are a real free spirit. Concepts and planning bore you. You’d rather enjoy moments and be spontaneous. You are the best companion for travellers seeking an adventure!
Where you should go: Phuket
This island is just brimming with adventure perfect for the ESTP personality. From bamboo-rafting tours or jungle-trekking to its non-stop (and infamous) party scene. And for the truly adventurous, how about sampling deep fried grasshoppers and other insects, popular street snacks in Thailand?
ISFJ: The Nurturer
You’re quiet, reflective, and considerate. You crave orderliness and harmony.
Where you should go: Kyoto
Being the former capital of Japan, Kyoto is rich in history and culture. Many of Japan’s traditions are preserved here as well as Zen Buddhist temples and gardens that are sure to appeal to your love for harmony and reflection.
ENTP: The Visionary
Outspoken and ingenious, routine bores you. You are stimulated by the buzz going on around you.
Where you should go: Seoul
Seoul rivals New York in its intense energy. Over the last 10 years, it has transformed into a creative hub for innovations in technology, fashion, and entertainment. This pulse is palpable in the city’s high-energy and fast-paced lifestyle.
INTP: The Thinker
Quiet, abstract and adaptable are the typical characteristics of an INTP personality. You love to travel solo, seeking peace and quiet, happily exploring and getting lost in every nook and cranny of your destination.
Where you should go: Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the perfect destination for the INTP. While being a popular destination, Chiang Mai manages to maintain its charming “small-town”, intimate feel. Chiang Mai offers natural and cultural attractions from its verdant countryside to fascinating ethnic villages, it is the perfect place to seek solitude.
ISTJ: The Duty Fulfiller
An ISTJ personality is quiet, practical, and responsible. You are logical and take pleasure in making everything orderly and organised. You approach travel in a similar way. Before your trip, you plan out your itinerary and try to keep to it.
Where you should go: Singapore
Known for its orderliness and practicality, Singapore is the perfect destination for you. The city is a model of efficiency from its public transport to well-organised districts and attractions. But not to say that this city is boring! With its diverse culture, tease your taste buds with its multicultural cuisine.Or, check out its high-tech attraction like Gardens by the Bay or learn more about its thriving art scene with the brand-new National Gallery Singapore.
ESTJ: The Guardian
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive and quick to take action. Your logical, systematic, and dynamic.
Where you should go: Tokyo
At its surface, Tokyo may seem frenetic and chaotic, but the city defines the Japanese values of efficiency and organisation. Watch the organised chaos in the super busy Shibuya Crossing. Go people-watching the quirky street style of locals in Harajuku or enjoy the kitsch of Japan’s “kawaii” culture. This dynamic city never sleeps – from the crazy nightlife to even the frenetic pre-dawn buzz of Tsukiji fish market where the freshest catch are auctioned in the early morning.
INFJ: The Protector
Conscientious and committed to your values, the INFJ personality seeks meaning to his/her ideas, relationships, and doing what is good. Your travels are motivated by the same values. You like your travels to be meaningful, not merely for yourself but for the immediate community in your destination.
Where you should go: Cambodia
Beyond the temples and its beaches, there are so much to explore in Cambodia. With unique ecosystems, breathtaking landscapes, abundant natural resources, and rich biodiversity, local communities promote sustainable tourism. Eco-tourism in Cambodia helps to protect its wildlife, natural environment and preserving local cultures.
ENTJ: The Executive
A born leader, you are frank and decisive. As a traveller, you like to expand your knowledge and treat yourself to some of the best things in life.
Where you should go: Dubai
A playground for the rich, Dubai redefines modernity and decadence with its sky-high buildings, opulent lifestyle and surreal attractions. Head to the Gold Souk, a traditional market for jewellery pulsing with dynamic and glittery atmosphere. In Dubai, shopping is raised an art form where shopping malls offer the surreal and the fantastical. The shiny Mall of Emirates has a ski resort while the Mall of Arabia houses its own theme park, planetarium and science museum.
INFP: The Idealist
As Emily Dickinson said, “I dwell on possibility.” This sums up the INFP personality. Idealistic yet adaptable, loyal to your values yet accepting of others’. You never fail to see life’s possibilities and the curious in things. As a traveller, we’re likely to find you exploring museums or escaping to the nearest beach for a much-needed along time.
Where you should go: Penang
Known for its rich multicultural history, amazing cuisine and beautiful beaches, Penang has plenty to offer the ever-curious INFP. Once you’ve explored the rich colonial architectures of its capital, George Town, head to Batu Ferringhi in the northern coast and enjoy its sandy, white beaches. Don’t forget to pack along your book.
ENFJ: The Giver
Warm, friendly, and passionate, you are also highly attuned to the needs of others. With your laid back and relaxed attitude, you are the perfect travel companion.
Where you should go: Melbourne
Since you are up for anything, Melbourne’s relaxed and artsy attitude is your perfect match! Find art, coffee shops, and bars in the city. Get lost in its laneways, always buzzing with activities. Just a tram away are Melbourne’s eclectic neighbourhoods filled with cool shops and restaurants, or head bayside to St Kilda. One thing’s for sure, Melbourne is a city that rewards travellers who are up for an adventure.
ISTP: The Mechanic
You value your solitude. You’re more of an observer than a participant and value efficiency.
Where you should go: Taipei
Taipei may be a busy city but it never feels claustrophobic. While cosmopolitan, the city’s historical and cultural monuments are well-preserved. In the outskirts of the city, you can enjoy a quiet hike along its rolling grass plains or panoramic trails. Escape the city with a relaxing dip in its famous hot springs.