Myers-Briggs Personality Type Book Recommendations

Posted on June 22, 2021

by Christy P

What is your personality type?  Myers-Briggs is an introspective questionnaire that indicates how you perceive the world and make decisions. Each four-letter result is a personality type.  There are 16 personality types comprised of the following attributes:

  • Introverted (I) or Extroverted (E)
  • Sensing/Observant (S) or Intuition (N)
  • Feeling (F) or Thinking (T)
  • Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)

While there are plenty of free Myers-Briggs Type Indicator websites, I recommend www.16personalities.com.  Take a test and learn your personality type!

Here are 16 book recommendations, one for each personality type. You can also enjoy these books as movies or streaming series.

Looking for more personality insights? Swap one of the letters in your Myers-Briggs result, and consider reading that book recommendation too. Chances are, you might like it!

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ISTJ – The Logistician

Cover of The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France

The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France

By Eric Jager

eBook

The true story of Jean de Coarroughes, a Norman knight. Fresh from combat in Scotland, he finds his wife accusing squire Jacques Le Gris of rape. A court announces a “trial by combat,” leaving Marguerite’s fate in the balance. If her husband loses the duel, she will be put to death as a false accuser. This book is based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris. A ISTJ personality will enjoy this accurate account of a gripping historical event. The movie version of this book hits the box office on October 15, 2021.

ISFJ – The Defender

Cover of The Nightingale

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

Audiobook | PlayawayeBook |eAudiobook

In a tiny French village at the beginning of World War II, German soldiers requisition all the homes in town. Vianne and her sister Isabelle are forced to house German soldiers in their homes. The sisters are very different. Vianne wants to keep her head down and survive, while Isabelle rebels against the Nazis. An ISFJ person will appreciate this historical fiction with a touch of romance. Elle and Dakota Fanning star in this movie, to be released December 23, 2022.

ESTJ – The Executive

Cover of Without Remorse

Without Remorse

By Tom Clancy

Large Print  | eBook  | eAudiobook

John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, vows to track down the enemies who harmed his young friend. Meanwhile, the Pentagon reaches out to John, asking him to help rescue Vietnamese prisoners-of-war. The knife-edge suspense and intricate plot of this military thriller will appeal to the ESTJ personality. The theatrical release date was April 2021.

ESFJ – The Consul

Cover of Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane

By Kristin Hannah

AudiobookeBook

In the 1970s, two very different girls become friends. As the years pass, Tully becomes a television celebrity, while Kate is a wife and mother. A single act of betrayal will put their 30-year friendship to the test. The ESFJ personality type values friendship and tales of happily-ever-after. This Netflix series premiered in February 2021.

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