The Myers Briggs Type Indicator

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Though the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Test endures constant scrutiny from the field of Psychology, I believe that the test, while not always getting everything correct, does a good job at pinpointing certain aspects of one’s personality and tendencies. Upon taking the test in class, I was classified as ENTP, meaning Extroverted, Intuitive, Prospecting, and Turbulent; this personality type is nicknamed “The Debater.” While the site’s description of the category as a whole does a very good job of describing me, I believe that its description became more lacking as it tries to describe the individual components of the type. Perhaps the classification I had the most problems with was extrovert. While I do consider myself to be an extrovert, I in no way consider myself to be completely to one side of the scale. The sites description of an extrovert includes the words “enthusiastic,” “prefer group activities,” and “energized by social interaction;” two out of three of these ramifications do not apply to me. Enthusiasm, while I may have it on occasion, is not an adjective commonly used to describe me. As does the Debater, I generally dismiss the people and ideas that are not well thought out; therefore, if a situation arises that I do not agree with or that I feel has not been pre-meditated, the odds of me having enthusiasm for it are zero. Another trait 16personalities associates with extroverts is the preference for group activities; as with the previous

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