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Psychological Profile Cheri Doran June 7, 2011 Introduction to Behavioral Science BEH/225 Axia College Clifford Marsh Humans are complex and interesting. All humans have feelings and the ability to think, and yet we are all different. What makes us differ? Psychologists and researchers have been trying to answer this question and continue to develop patterns in how our life experiences and environment help to make us who we are. The way we learn, remember, our attitudes, personality and what motivates us are some of the variables that contribute to molding us. To develop a better understanding of how these things affect us, I will compare my husband, Jim, to myself. Jim and I are close in age and race, but come from different …show more content…

After reviewing the results of this test, Jim was shocked at how closely the results were to being accurate. He agreed that approximately 90% of the test results were accurate. It was no surprise that the results from my test differed from those of Jim. According to the results of the test I am an ESFP with the following percentages: Extroverted (E) 54.14%, Sensing (S) 65.22%, Feeling (F) 55.88%, and Perceiving (P) 50%. The test describes my personality as an “Entertainer” that “radiates attractive warmth and optimism, is smooth, witty, charming, clever, fun to be with, and very generous” (Flynn, n.d.). According to this assessment only 8.5% of the total population have this personality type. Jim was then asked what experiences he thought contributed most in the development of his personality. Jim responded by stating “My parents grew up during the depression era and were very poor and uneducated. My father worked very hard to provide for his family but we were poor as well. Because we were poor, my parents instilled in my brother and me the importance of living below our means and saving as much money as possible. They taught me to be frugal.” Because of his family life, Jim became a workaholic and placed work above fun. When he was asked if he was aware of self-monitoring in regard to his attitude he quickly responded by saying “No, I was not aware of self-monitoring

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