Friday, September 23, 2011

Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory

Thursday I wrote about my Uncle Paul's visit and some of the fun things we did while he was here. As I said yesterday, Paul is a qualified consultant for the Myers-Briggs type indicator, so a few months ago my mom and I filled out the Myers-Briggs written instrument since we knew Paul would be coming for a visit. Paul analyzed them and came bearing results and a detailed explanation.

In the Myers-Briggs assessment there are four pairs of preferences (Extrovert/Introvert, Sensing/iNtuition, Thinking/Feeling, Judging/Perceiving) and there are 16 different types. Your type is a combination of your preferences on the above four scales. "The Indicator was designed to point in the direction of your preference and nothing more. Preference scores come from comparing the votes you cast for each preference as you responded to each question. The more you voted in one direction the higher the score, and the more you split your vote the lower the score."

I enjoyed finding out what my type is – an ISFJ (Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging). My mom is the same, and so was my dad. The MBTI provides a lot of insight into who you are as a person, how you look at things and handle different situations. I think it would be interesting to find out what type those closest to you are since it is such an insightful exercise.


Adam said...

I love hearing people's MB! I'm an INFJ.

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