As I’ve started 2 weeks off work, and as I work in mental health, I thought it might be fun to see if the Myers Briggs Type Indicator could be applied to wine. Upon googling there’s not so much on using the descriptors on the wine itself, and quite a lot on google that tell you what kind of wine or varietal you would be.
Extrovert (E) - big, fruity, tannic, alcoholic
Introvert (I) - subtle, perfumed, nuanced, contemplative
Sensing (S) - the actual qualities, descriptors of taste, nose, robe, texture of the wine
Intuitive (N) - what it conjures up in your imagination, memories, emotions, sense of time/place
Thinking (T) - Structured, precise, matches a profile for where it’s from and what it’s made from.
Feeling (F) - Individual, personality, terroir, winemaker influence
Judging (J) - Meets expectations, predictable/you know what you’re getting
Perceiving (P) - Pot luck, bottle / vintage variation, qualities that may be seen as faults in most wines
My interpretation of these qualities when combined (caveat is that I am INFJ!):
Add E or I to the following:
Made to sell to people who want to know what they’re getting. Good quality, well made, but could be indistinguishable.
Aimed at people who want to know what they’re getting; good quality as well, but has individuality or is distinct to the winemaker.
Has a more ethereal quality to it than necessarily being well balanced or correct, also distinct to the producer, but at the same time the buyer knows that this is what they are getting
Also has an ethereal quality or can conjure up emotions in some buyers, but is nevertheless precisely structured and made, and again, the buyer know they are getting this
Well structured and precise and has distinct qualities to it. However it can be unpredictable according to the winemaker/vintage/bottle variation.
Very individual but also unpredictable depending on winemaker/vintage etc. Nevertheless these qualities (or faults) are distinct.
Very ethereal, emotional; because of the winemaker/vintage/region etc the wine has very individual and distinctive qualities which some may see as faults, and variation can make it unpredictable bottle to bottle, or vintage to vintage.
Again can bring up emotion/memory for the drinker, but is nevertheless well structured. However it can also have qualities that may be seen as faults, or unpredictability between bottles and/or vintages.