How Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Affects Your Bedtime


How Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Effects Your Bedtime getty

A recent survey was released about two of my favorite things: the Myers-Briggs types, and how yours can determine when you decide to go bed.

That's right, when I'm not planning on going to bed, buying new sheets for my bed, talking about sleeping, and fantasizing about naps, I spend most of my time taking a Myers-Briggs personality test to learn stuff about my personality. That means I'm probably more familiar with Myers-Briggs than I am with, like, the current state of our own government. At least I know enough to be ashamed of this.


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If you don't know what the Myers-Briggs personality test is, now's probably a good time to talk about it. The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (mostly referred to as the MBTI) is a questionnaire that you can take. It involves you answering a series of questions as honestly as possible.

Once it's done, your results are tabulated and you are assigned a personality type based on how you perceive the world and form your own opinions. It was designed by a mother daughter team, Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers, and that's pretty rad, if you ask me. Their work, in turn, was informed by the work of Carl Jung. 


Now that you know what it is, you probably want to know what your Myers-Briggs personality type is. Totally fair, just go and take the test and find out. Just do it in like, another tab. I'll still be here, waiting, pining, and being an INFP. 

Good, you came back, excellent! So now you know your Myers-Briggs personality type. Look at the chart generated by this survey and see what it has to say about your bedtime and just how accurate it is. As an INFP, the chart says that I'm most likely to listen to music before I go to bed. I 100 percent never do that, but I do like to fall asleep with the TV on at a low volume, and that's kind of like music, right? 


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The survey didn't stop with just releasing a chart, either. They made some pretty interesting observations based on the six positions that make up your Myers-Briggs personality type.

If you are a S or an N (sensing or intuition), you're probably more likely to meditate or take a bubble bath than some of the other types. While they got me wrong with the whole listening to music thing, they got the bubble bit just right for this N! 

If you are T or an F (thinking or feeling), you either really, really need to have something warm and soothing to drink to help you sleep (that's you, Fs), or you really, really don't want to have any liquids at all. They'll just make you more likely to wake up in the night with a full bladder (looking at you, Ts).


If you are a J or a P (judging or perceiving), it's all about that boozy nightcap. If you're a judging type, you're 11.6 percent more likely to have a cocktail before you hit the hay. However, both you guys tend to work up until it's time for night night.

As a P, I do both of these things, though it tends to be, like, some watered down white wine, but to each their own! Did this survey nail your bedtime routine, or do you think it's bogus? Tell me the truth!


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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. She hosts the love and dating advice show, Becca After Dark, on YourTango's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 pm Eastern. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr.