Carl Jung 's Theory Of Human Beings Experience

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Carl Jung proposed a typological theory that speculated that human beings experience the world in four key psychological functions that include thinking, sensation, feeling and intuition (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2009). Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the psychological functions can further be categorized into cognitive functions that exist in two dichotomous pairs. The pairs are rational (or judging), which entail feeling and thinking and irrational (or perceiving), which entail intuition and sensation. Human beings can be characterized by their preference of the two judging functions of feeling or thinking; their preference of general attitude which may be introverted or extraverted; and their preference of the functions of perception which include intuition and sensing (Furnham & Crump, 2005). Hence, 16 personality types are formed and they are described as ESTJ, ESTP, ESFJ, ESFP, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFO, ENTJ, ENTP, ENFJ, ENFP, INTJ, INTP, INFJ and INFP. E, I, S, N, T, F, J and P stand for, respectively, extraversion, introversion, sensing, intuition, thinking, feeling, judging and perception. In that perspective, this paper will examine the character of Mother Theresa who is an important historical figure using Jung’s theoretical approach and the MBTI instrument. Ethical issues that might affect the implementation of the MBTI assessment in Mother Theresa’s native setting will also be analyzed. The Extraversion-Introversion criterion of the MBTI signifies the…
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