In researching my book Stimulating Growthability: Fourteen Steps Towards Energising Self-Enhancement, (available shortly by mail order from this site), based on careful reading of websites which mention such noted psychologists as Carl Jung (1862-1938) and Sigmund Freud (1857-1926), I made the discovery that there are exactly six (6) discrete personality types, which I arrange on a six-pointed figure called a Sexogram (from Gk. sexos 'six', gramma 'figure'). Remarkably, these six types were channeled by noted 18th-century composer Johann S. Bach (1675-1746) in his noted Brandenburg Concertos, composed in 1727 for the then Margrave of Brandenburg, Germany. The Brandenburg Concertos are a set of six concertos, for musical instruments, in which J.S. Bach embodies, in musical terms, each of the six personality types, in order. Using this remarkable fact, I have devised the patented Johann S. Bach Type Indicator (JSBTI)(R), the world's first, and quickest, musical personality test, and most accurate, which can be taken by anyone, regardless of language.
Taking the JSBTI is simple. Just listen to the six Brandenburg Concertos (available in specially-recorded recordings on my three-CD set, Using Bach to Boost Your Unborn Baby, available shortly by mail order from this site) and write down the number of your favourite concerto. It's as simple as that! Then consult the list below to find your true point on the JSBTI Sexogram.
Although you may keep it hidden, you have an intense, passionate, romantic side, which you reveal or long to reveal only to your most intimate friends, whom you prize above all others. A poet at heart, you are often outraged at the injustices of the world, and wonder why the world can't be a better place. You can be moody at times. Things are always better in your daydreams: you dream often. You keep an internal set of values, which are very important to you.
You have a strong sense of personal nobility: in your actions, you almost always try to do what you think is right, and hope or expect others to do the same. You admire truth and clarity, and dislike insincere, dishonest behaviour. Others tend to see you as a bastion of virtue and common sense. You generally regard yourself as having good taste: however, this can cause a certain fussiness when things are not to your satisfaction.
Your life revolves around your interests and pastimes, which are many and varied. You do well in your chosen fields, in which others tend to see you as an authority. You imbue what to do with a certain artistic or technical flair: if you wanted to, you could be a master architect or film director. Sometimes you get so engrossed in your activites that you only see the details and miss the whole, or vice versa.
You are quite ambitious, always striving to improve, even though sometimes you may fail to reach the high standards you have set yourself. Life for you is a journey of discovery. You enjoy finding out new things: your mind is always awake to new ventures and possibilities. You have a taste for experience. At times you can be too self-critical.
You have a sharp, acute mind, which could make you an excellent mathematician or musician if you were so inclined. Others see you as a natural leader. Sometimes your unusual sensitivity makes you feel isolated from your peers: however, you care deeply about your friends, even though you can find it difficult to let them know how you really feel. You are always one of the first ones they turn to in a crisis.
You like good food and the pleasures in life. You enjoy the company of friends: your pleasant nature makes others, especially those of the opposite sex, attracted to you. Sometimes you feel the need to be alone. You are in touch with your own emotions and with those of others, but at times you tend to dwell on them a bit too much. In the right company, you can turn into a star performer, the centre of attention: you have it in you to become a leading actor.
Most people find finding out their JSBTI personality type to be a remarkable moment of self-discovery. Intrigued? Want to find out more? Then buy my book, Stimulating Growthability: Fourteen Steps Towards Energising Self-Enhancement, available shortly by mail order from this site. This book contains: