Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Analysis

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Garret Hunter, INFJ type, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator reflection
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment provided, in my opinion, valuable and interesting information as to what my character can be seen as. Reading through the generated report offered deep insight into some of my characteristics; the test stated that I would find a desirable career where I would have opportunities to express my preferences, be recognized for using national gifts and strengths, and where I would face tasks and problems that are interesting to me. Although these results weren’t shocking, I also found it interesting that it seemed to point me in a direction where I can’t imagine myself being. Before the test I knew that I appreciate being rewarded for my natural
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These were taken from the MBTI results, but every one of them, I feel, is true. As per career development, the challenges that I may face are different. The three that the test results identified were 1) the discouragement I will feel when I believe that people don’t care as much as I do, 2) being too perfectionistic in accomplishing my tasks, and 3) creating unrealistic expectations by thinking in a vacuum. In all honesty, it took some deep, reflective thinking to conjure up some strengths INFJs have. The results didn’t explicitly say anywhere that there even were benefits. As I thought about some beneficial aspects I hold, I recognized that they are emotionally invested into what they do. INFJs like to do a good job, and prefer to do jobs that benefit mankind. They are full of integrity and desire personal development and the development of others, especially spiritually. I can see these defining characteristics in myself--it’s good to know that I’m not the only one who deeply cares about the welfare of others, intuition and ability over means and money, and looking at the big picture. Further, INFJs have the keen ability to inspire others, speak up for those who don’t have a voice, finding a shared …show more content…
My two optimal career choices, a political scientist and a lawyer, were both on the list of least common careers for my MBTI results. I strongly disagree with this. I also mildly disagree with the labeled challenge that I’m not willing to “sell” myself during interviews. In my experience, I do a sufficient job of letting my best qualities show, though I can also recognize the legitimacy of their argument. Another issue I had with the results was its claim that, also in an interview, to certain personalities I would come across as being insufficiently tasked oriented. In reflection, I was able to identify several instances in my life where both grit and a task-oriented personality allowed me to achieve great things. That attitude has become a part of me, and I think that it would be clear in nearly any situation, regardless of what the interviewer’s personality may be. This is where my type is inaccurate in describing me, but however inaccurate some of the data points were, INFJ qualities are, more often than not, shared with me. I agree with a majority of them, including the ability to inspire others, the perfectionistic attitude (for better or worse), an interest in social sciences and humanities, and several other

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