This post is part of a series of mashups exploring the connections between Clean Communication and other well-known frameworks.

Have you taken the Myers-Briggs test? I started as an ESTJ (aka “super judgy”) in college and have ended up as an ENFP. 

Despite the debate around its scientific backing, the Myers-Briggs categories are still useful. The test can be more than just an exercise in self-awareness — you can also use it to give more tailored feedback in the workplace. 

At, we prioritize Clean Communication in all our interactions — using open, empathetic, and direct communication. Combining Myers-Briggs with Clean Communication allows for a more nuanced approach that takes into account individual personality differences. Learn more about CC here:

Here’s how you can use Clean Communication to give feedback to different Myers-Briggs types at work.

Introversion (I) vs. Extroversion (E)

Introverts may need more time to process feedback and may prefer to receive it in a written format initially, while extroverts may appreciate immediate verbal feedback and open dialogue. 

Introverts tend to reflect deeply before speaking and may express themselves more clearly in writing after careful consideration. Extroverts may think out loud and be energized by immediate interactions and discussions, making verbal exchanges more appealing to them.

Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)

Sensing types tend to be more detail-oriented and prefer concrete, practical examples during communication. When giving feedback to sensors, it could help to be specific and use clear examples. 

Intuitive types, on the other hand, appreciate understanding the broader context and implications. When communicating with them, highlight the bigger picture or the underlying patterns.

Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)

Thinking types may appreciate direct, logical, and objective feedback. They often look for objective criteria and logical consistency in communication. They value truth over tact and are more interested in the content of the message than the delivery, and might prefer focusing on the task or problem at hand. 

Feeling types prioritize relationships and harmony, so they often respond better to a more empathetic and personal approach. They consider the emotional tone and impact of how something is said.

Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)

Judging types typically appreciate structure and organization in their interactions and prefer clear, decisive, and planned communication. They might appreciate knowing in advance when a feedback session is scheduled. 

Perceiving types are more spontaneous and flexible, often thriving in more fluid and impromptu communication settings. They might be more comfortable with unplanned, casual feedback sessions.