Trait Versus Type
I sometimes hear people say things like “I’m a big Extravert.” You already know from my previous post how I feel about using labels such as Extravert, Sensor, Feeler, and so on. Well, using words such as big, small, huge, weak, and so on, are also improper ways to describe a personality preference. We need to remember that the MBTI® tool describes dichotomous “either/or” preferences. It does not give us information about “how much” we are of one preference over another. Here’s a little rhyme I made up to help: “type is either/or, not less or more.”
Here’s an article that covers this topic thoroughly.