Introduction The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) “is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions” (13). It is one of several personality assessments that is popular among modern mental health experts throughout the world. Currently, it is estimated that the MBTI is “taken by more than two million people per year and is translated into 16 languages (10). “The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people 's lives” (4).
The MBTI results have brought forth many questions that for many people. However, the results are not definite, but alines a person with certain expectation of the the results. In order to get a precise idea about anyone, you will have to get to know them personally. Conflicts arise when generalization concludes everyone in the same category, reason being that humans changes depended upon their environment and situation. These tests may be great for determining success, however they lack the candidate’s values, motives, and work styles and will not give the final verdict for which is right for the job. The assessment of personality should not be
A person’s personality is his or her essence. It is what guides decisions, emotions, and even thoughts. Some may wonder if it is possible to explore every nuance of such a complex part of a being, but there are ways to determine what type of personality a person has, and then branch off into a more detailed examination of that person specifically. Combined with other factors, such as personality disorders and the environment that someone has grown up in, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, test (Enrichment 1) and analysis can determine an accurate portrayal of a personality. Created in 1943 by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, it is a system made up of four basic functions and sub functions that combine to make a personality type. The mother and daughter team constructed it off of Jung’s theories (History 2). Based on this system, one of the most common personality types in the US population is called an ESTJ, and one of the least common personality types is called an INFJ. There are many differences and similarities between these two types. An ESTJ personality, overall, is practical, fact-based, and outgoing, whereas an INFJ personality is more private and makes decisions based on feelings; however, both are organized people who make good leaders and are capable of great success in roles that involve helping others.
The Myers-Briggs Type The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. In developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, their aim was to make the insights of type theory accessible to individuals and groups.
Term Paper: An Evaluation of the Reliability of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Killeen McClowry The University of Texas at Dallas BIS3320-The Nature of Intellectual Inquiry An Evaluation of the Reliability of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an evaluative personality tool that is widely used throughout the world today. It is important for a tool that is popularly utilized in a variety of fields and at numerous professional institutions worldwide to be a credible one. So, is the MBTI really the valid reliable personality inventory instrument it claims to be? Evaluating this tool will show that empirically sound evidence does not exist to support the MBTI as an accurate, reliable, or valid instrument for profiling one’s personality type.
Having worked in corporate, I have completed a vast number of professional assessments over the years, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory Assessments, DISC Profile Assessment, Gallup Strengths Finder and even the more comprehensive executive leadership assessments. In corporate, these are generally performed prior to a promotion or during integration of a merger or acquisition. Initially, my thinking was, these were worthless time wasters; so I put very little stock in any of the broad array of assessments, to which I felt subjected. Surely, proper evaluation had to be more than a game of twenty questions. Across the years, I have saved my results in a small moving box as we have relocated nationally and internationally. I gained a deeper understanding of, belief in and reliance upon the power of assessments. In the last three years, I have sifted through my individual results with a fine toothed comb looking for similarities, consistencies and an underlying foundation on which to strategize the next phase of my life based upon my foundational principles. Interestingly enough, my results across the board, have not changed throughout more than 20 years of completing these assessments. As a result, there were no surprises seeing the result of the MindTools (2015) Leadership Skills Assessment..
(Personality Tests > Even Popular Tests are Controversial , 2009) There is no right or wrong answers to the test questions that are asked. It simply asks for what is your preference of the choices given. It is simply looking for your preferences in order to understand the difference between people. (Take the MBTI® Instrument, No Year) For each of the 16 types of people, none of them are considered to be better or worse than any of the other types. The results are not compared against any norms. The point of taking the test is to understand your personality type. When receiving the results the test, the score is only for helping to identify any possible preferences that could help understand strengths or weaknesses that the test taker might have. (Cherry, 2012)
The Myers and Briggs Personality Type Inventory test assessed my personality type as an ENTJ, with an extravert of 72%, intuitive 38%, thinking 25%, and judging 44% (Humanmetrics Inc., 1998). A person with an ENTJ personality type is honest and has a preference for leadership. He or she is very constructive and will always follow the guidelines. Because, ENTJs enjoy order, if there is a flaw in a system, the ENTJ will implement a way to resolve that shortcoming. Additionally, ENTJs are very goal oriented, which leads them to develop long-term plans (The Myers & Briggs Foundation, 2014).
In this section of my leadership development plan, I am asked to examine my personality using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was developed as a job placement tool during the 1930s and 1940s by Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs-Myers, using the theories of personality presented by Carl Jung a decade earlier (Quenk, 2009). According to the theory, each person tends to fall on one of four sides of opposing scales. The scales are Introversion (I)/Extraversion (E), Sensing (S)/Intuition (N), Thinking (T)/Feeling (F), and Judging (J)/ Perceiving (P). Therefore, it is possible to establish sixteen total permutations of four-letter combinations. After taking the assessment, my personality resulted in the permutation INTP. In this paper, I will write about each of the individual personality components of INTP and discuss the ramifications of each.
Personality is a complex area of Psychology, which has been studied for many years, by many experts in the field. Each having their own ideas about how to understand, study and evaluate it. Here I will introduce personality briefly, looking at the theories behind it. Then explain the need for testing. As there are many test that are available to use, for the purpose of this essay I will look at The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) and discuss the reliability and validity of some studies around these tests.
I would recommend the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test to employers. The reasoning behind this is that this test has easily understood questions, it does not take long to complete, and the outcomes are very helpful. Knowing whether someone is an introvert or an extrovert, sensing or intuitive, and whether they think or feel can really help in the workplace. For example, Introverts are not going to work well with extroverts. This test is a better choice over the others because it does not require a trained individual, only a computer with internet. Also, the test is just yes or no answers, in some of the other test, a psychoanalyst has to show cards with images and how the person describes the images is supposed to relate to their personality.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Review Kiley Wilson Southwestern Oklahoma State University Introduction: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was originally constructed to serve as a personality type indicator for personnel selection purposes.Today, usage is different from when the test was originally developed. The MBTI is now used for anyone that wants to know what their results would be, whether they need it or not. The test is available for professional administration, likely for a fee, and self administration, at no monetary cost. The test results can yield sixteen different combinations of the four dichotomous categories which include: extroverted (E) or introverted (I), intuitive (N) or sensing (S), thinking (T) or feeling (F),
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Instrument Evaluation The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is well-known and widely used in the psychology and counseling professions. In fact, “Millions of people worldwide have taken the Indicator each year since its first publication” (Myers & Briggs Foundation, 2016). This instrument is trusted to identify personality types and measure
Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers formulated a detailed extension of Jung’s theory of psychological types in 1943; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or, MBTI. The instrument is an assessment of 16 general possible personality combinations
Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI) is an assessment that is designed to describe the psychological preferences in how different people think, make decisions and perceive the world. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicators can be dated back to the 1940’s. During this time, a team made up of a mother and daughter took interest in the work of Carl G. Jung on identifying types of personalities, which was first published in 1921 under the title “Psychological types”. Jung made his conclusions from introspection, clinical observations and anecdote methods, which the modern field psychology refers to as inconclusive. Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Meyers, carried out further studies on the subject with hopes that Jung would join them. They approached Jung with the request, but he declined and told them to carry on with the research without him and with his blessings.