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Personality Types: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a psychological test to explore ones judgment in the decision making process. “It offers an explanation of the individual’s decision-making process, perception of the world and mechanism of interacting with the external environment” (Chong et al., 2016, p.48). By taking this test, one can find out your personality type from one of the 16 personality types. “On the basis of their answers, individuals are classified as extroverted or introverted (E or I), sensing or intuitive (S or N), thinking or feeling (T or F), and judging or perceiving (J or P)” (Langton et al., 2013, p.48). My personality type is Introvert, Sensing, Feeling and Judging (ISFJ). Did any of the dimensions on your personality type surprise you? i.e, Were you surprised to learn you were an introvert when you thought you were an extrovert? My personality type was ISFJ. I definitely was not surprised to see that my feeling was 34%. To me this makes sense because I follow my gut feeling a lot. I was surprised that my judgement was only 12% because I use my judgement a lot. I was very surprised to see that I was an Introvert at 6%. I am a very shy person and it takes a lot for me to break out of my shell. I would expect that number to be…show more content…
In organizations, it can help determine who can be fit for certain tasks. If an organization wants someone who is fit for customer service and dealing with clients, they would have to look for someone who is not so emotional. This would mean that they have a strong backbone. This test can be unhelpful if the information about a person is inaccurate. The organization could believe that a certain person is fit to work in customer service and dealing with clients, but they can be very emotional even though the test did not sense this. Someone can also lie about their answers to make it seem as if they are perfect, when really they have emotional
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