Based on a theory proposed by Carl Jung, the test measures four aspects of personality tested using semantic differentials; Extrovert (E)-Introvert (I), Sensation (S)-Intuition (N), Thinking (T)-Feeling (F), and Judging (J)-Perceiving (P). Jung suggested that the foundation of one’s personality is rooted in four of these functions—iNtuition, Sensing, Thinking, and Feeling. This theory was further developed by Isabella Myers and her mother, Katherine Briggs during WWII as a measure to help women find jobs that would fit their personalities, and has been modified and used for professional and personal development (2015). Because the test was written with women in the workforce in mind, we thought there may be gender differences among types. Given the significance of each feature, we chose to focus our study on Jung’s original functions, S-N and F-T. Our hypothesis was that gender would have a significant correlation on personality type. More specifically, males would positively correlate with Sensing and Thinking attributes, while females would have a positive correlation with Intuition and Feeling. In Bak’s correlation, he found that there was a significant correlation between gender and the Thinking-Feeling aspect, and more specifically that men correlated positively with T, while women were more likely to be an F. We tested college age students, and assessed correlations for both age and gender.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers in 1962. The MBTI identifies personal preferences based on the theory of psychological types of Jung. In 1921 Jung published a book about Psychological types in which gives an accurate analysis of the difference of human personalities (Blutner&Hochandel, 2010). He said about his own theory: “Its purpose is to provide a critical psychology which will make methodical investigation and presentation of the empirical material possible. First and foremost it is a critical tool for the research worker, who needs definite points of view and guidelines if he is to reduce the chaotic profusion of individual experiences to any kind of order. Secondly, a typology is a great help understanding the wide variations that occur among individuals, and it also furnishes a clue to the fundamental difference in the psychological theories now current. Last but not least, it is an essential means for determining the “personal equation” of
The Myers-Briggs Type The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. In developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, their aim was to make the insights of type theory accessible to individuals and groups.
Within the Jung Typology Test (JTT) it states that my type of personality is introverted, sensing, feeling and judging. The results indicated I am an introvert over extrovert, the score showed 56%. There was a marginal or no preference to sensing over intuition at 1% for this result. Moderate preference to feeling over thinking at 25%, and a strong preference to judging over perceiving at 78%. So this is saying that I am an introverted sensing with extroverted feeling.
Step 1: Test Results The results of taking the Jung Typology Test were not incredibly surprising. My previous career was in Human Resources so I have taken other personality tests over the years that were designed to identify my strengths and weaknesses. Taking the Jung Typology test again was a great exercise for me since I am no longer in a Human Resources role and have switched gears completely to working in software and leading a development team. Revisiting my strengths and weaknesses applied in my new role, in the software industry, has given me quite a bit of information to consume and some takeaways I can apply in
After taking the Jung typology test, I was astonished how the results described my disposition down to the minute details. My personality type is introvert, intuitive, feeling, and judging, INFJ for short. INFJs love people, but tend to only share their feelings with a selective few. Perceived as dreamers
So together, over the next several years, the mother daughter team, using much of Jung’s work as a foundation, tinkered and toyed, until they fit Jung’s theories into a practical questionnaire that could be utilized in such a way as to determine a person’s individual psychological “type”. Over the years that questionnaire has been continually updated, modified, and refined. Today, it is largely considered the most trusted personality assessment available.
Finding Yourself The Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test provided me with unexpected results. The test showed me that I am more of an extravert over introvert, I have a “slight preference of sensing over intuition”, I have “no preference of thinking over feeling”, and I have “slight preference of judging over perceiving.”
I enjoyed this typology test very much. It gave me an even more wide perspective into myself that I did not take into account character wise.
According to the Jung Typology Test, my four letter personality type is ISFJ. I was not surprised with my results at all and found them to be very accurate and represent me as a person. As an introvert, “I often prefer doing things alone or with one or two people (CITE). As a student, being an introvert is a disadvantage for me because I do not work well with large study groups and instead rather lock myself in a room and study alone. With sensing, “I learn best when I see how to use what I’m learning” (CITE) and only complete things using what I know from experience. By only using my experience when completing assignments or school work hinders my experience as a student by limiting my ability to learn new material. Through feeling, I tend
I took the Jung Typology Test on a bus ride home from chaperoning our senior trip to Washington, D.C. Assuming my entries weren't inadvertently affected by any bumps in the road, I would say that the results seemed to more accurately describe me than those from the Five Factor Personality Model test. Of the sixteen possible personality types, my classification was INTJ: moderate preference for introversion (41%) over extraversion, moderate preference for intuition (31%) over sensing, moderate preference for thinking (50%) over feeling, and a distinct preference for judging (59%) over perceiving.
Upon completion of the Jung Typology Test, I realized that I fell in the middle of two of the types listed. I received the results for Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging (INTJ). My results by percentage were Introvert (9%) iNtuitive (9%) Thinking (3%) Judging (28%). The second type was Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging (INFJ) because I received three percent in the Thinking category. After reading the descriptions and career choices, I feel I am more related to the INFJ than the INTJ. Knowing my personality type assist me with school because it explains my need to understand what I am trying to write about before I write it. It also explains why I feel as if I am an Introvert at home and at times I have feeling of being an Extrovert.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the results of my Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test. With knowledge of my personality type I explain what I learned from these tests with examples from the book Type Talk at Work. The first part of the discussion explains each letter in the INTJ personality and an overall description of how the different parts of the personality work together. The second part of the discussion talks about lessons learned from using the personality tests. This part discusses what I learned about myself that could make me a better employee and what I learned about these personality tests that could make me a better employee. What is learned is supported with the material from the book Type Talk at Work. Throughout the paper there are examples on how this information can lead to improvements in relationships, improvements to yourself, and improvements to those
I was very happy to have been given the opportunity to take these self-assessment tests. I always had an idea as far as what my personality is defined as, but it’s interesting to see where my strengths and weaknesses are. With the Jungian Typology test I scored 59% Introvert, 34% Sensing, 19% Thinking, and 31% Judging. After receiving this score and reading how each is defined, none of this surprised me. Sharing the results with my mother, her response was, “No surprise there!” I have always tried having some understanding of my personality in hopes of finding the right career path for me. I must admit that this has opened my eyes to how detail oriented and focused I can be, especially if it’s something I care about. This can be both good
The Jung Typology Personality Test results (Appendix A) show that I am an ESFJ with 1% Extravert, 1% sensing, 22% feeling and 44% judging. My test