Case Study Of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI (Enrichment 1)) is the result of many years of hard work and research by the mother-daughter duo of Katherine Briggs and Isabelle Myers. The MBTI is a non-judgemental tool used to sort people based on personality, where no trait is positive or negative. The test is self-administered with no time limit, no right or wrong answers, and sixteen possible outcomes. Each outcome, known as a type, has four representative letters. There are two possibilities for each “spot” in the type, creating sixteen total options. Each person’s personality type shows how they are most comfortable doing things such as communicating and taking in information. They can communicate in any way they choose, but they have a preferred …show more content…
It is still used to counsel those trying to find the best job. Tieger says, “The richness of the Type model and its insightfulness in predicting career satisfaction results from the synergism each combination of characteristics yields” (23). The MBTI and other similar tests determining ideal job placement and the best route to efficiency make the psychology industry at least one-hundred million dollars each year (Start this sentence with “the psychology industry” and maybe add a bit of the transition from the previous sentence)(Zemke 5). Types can not only be used to help select careers, but they can often predict with infallible accuracy how successful a relationship will be. This is based on the basic principal of which parts of the personality works best with its opposite, while other parts work best with a similar personality. For example, most successful relationships have one partner who is more extroverted and one who is more introverted, but they usually will have the same letter for intuition and sensing (you can have a whole other paragraph with these examples) (Brightman

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