The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator

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It would be so convenient if we could just see into the brain of every person on earth, and look through similarities in how they think. With a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, and how our thoughts and personalities are different, working together would (hopefully) be easier. Unfortunately, humans cannot do that. But it hasn’t stopped us from attempting something similar. Developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been tested hundreds upon hundreds of times, with accurate results. Research is ongoing, and millions of people have taken the instrument since it’s conception. The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is composed of four parts, each one with two options, making it a total of 16 types. Further explanation for the parts of the instrument can be found below. The first section concerns which of your worlds you prefer. Not world as in “ Would you rather live on Mars or Neptune?”, but your inner or outer worlds. Those who have a preference for the outer world of people and things are grouped in the Extraversion category, represent by an E. People in this group are outgoing, have lots of friends, and are comfortable in groups. Introversion (I) prefers their inner world of ideas and images. That means they like working alone or in (very) small groups, and are considered reflective and reserved. It is important to note that everyone spends time in both worlds, and this only represents their favorite one. Spending time doing both

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