Myers Briggs Type Indicator Of Personality

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Personality is a challenging trait to measure and many personality tests do not stand the test of time once they are applied and researched. Why then, do we find it important to measure personality? Isabel Briggs Myers once said “It is up to each person to recognize his or her true preferences.” I find this statement to be true in theory and in practice. In today’s social media, one of the most common online quizzes or assessments I come across, is personality test. There appears to be countless ways to find out one’s personality type, but many have not been proven true or accurate. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, also known as the MBTI and it is a well-known and established, personality inventory. It is a way to do, as Isabel Briggs-Myers said, to find and know your own preferences. The MBTI is based on Carl Jung theories of personality types and commonly used today. It was developed by the mother-daughter team of Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers in order to assess personality types. The MBTI was published in 1975 by the Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. (The Myers & Briggs Foundation - Isabel Briggs Myers 2014).
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The MBIT was meant to coincide with Jung’s four dichotomies which Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers followed. After a great deal of research, they came up with a “self-report instrument with questions on four separate dichotomies” (Myers, Creation of the MBTI® Types, 2011). Much like Jung, their questions
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