from Develop & Grow.com 3/07 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 8/13
What’s in it for Me? Myers Briggs Personality Test will help you learn about the behavior of yourself & others + become more aware of each type in seeing & analyzing situations. It is used in lots of big corporations to “assess” their employees.
What can I learn from it? Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test designed to assist a person in identifying some significant personal preferences. The Indicator is frequently used in the areas of education, group dynamics, employee training, leadership training, marriage counseling, & personal development.
The Indicator measures 4 Bipolar Factors, Intra-version/Extra-version, Thinking/Feeling, Intuition/Sensing, and Judging/Percieving. These names don’t exactly mean what we commonly understand when saying somebody is “extroverted” or “introverted”. As a result you will understand yours & others personality types to see how you handle situations, careers, relationships & get ideas for personal growth (if you want to pursue them).
1. SENSING (S) vs. INTUITION (I): How we take in Information.
Those who prefer Sensing favor clear, tangible data & information that fits in well with their direct here-&-now experience.
In contrast, those who prefer Intuition are drawn to information that is more abstract, conceptual, big-picture, & represents imaginative possibilities for the future.
2. THINKING (T) vs. FEELING (F): How we make Decisions & come to Judgements.
Those who prefer Thinking have a natural preference for making decisions in an objective, logical, & analytical manner with an emphasis on tasks & results to be accomplished. Those whose preference is for Feeling make their decisions in a somewhat global, intuitive, unifying + value-oriented way, paying particular attention to the impact of decisions & actions on other people.
3. EXTRAVERTED (E) vs. INTRAVERTED (I): How we get our Energy.
Those who prefer Intra-version draw their primary energy from the inner world of information, thoughts, ideas, & other reflections. When circumstances require an excessive amount of attention spent in the “outside” world, those preferring Intro-version find the need to “withdraw” to a more private setting as if to recharge their drained batteries.
Those who prefer Extra-version are drawn to the outside world as their elemental source of energy. Rarely, if ever, do extraverted preference people feel their energy batteries are “drained” by excessive amounts of interaction with the outside world. They must engage the things, people, places and activities going on in the outside world for their life force.
4. JUDGING (J) vs. PERCEIVING (P): How we relate to the “outer” or “external” world.
Those who prefer Judging rely upon either their Thinking or Feeling preference to manage their outer life. This typically leads to a style oriented towards closure, organization, planning – or in some fashion – managing the things and/or people found in the external environment. The drive is to “order” the outside world. While some people employ an assertive manner, others “ordering preference requests” – with respect to people – may be light.
Those who prefer Perceiving rely upon either their Sensing or Intuition preference to run their outer life. This typically results in an open, adaptable, flexible style of relating to the things & people found in the outside world. The drive is to experience the outside world rather than order it; in general lack of closure is easily tolerated.
16 DIFFERENT PERSONALITY TYPES – WHICH ONE ARE YOU ?
The possible combinations of the above 4 preferences x4 result in 16 different personality types. Analyze your personality or others – find out about which you/they are and what that means to the way you handle situations and manage your people & your life.
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