Myer's Briggs Type Indicator Essay

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A Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator test was administered in order to determine the individual personality types of students. I obtained the results of INTJ. Personality types of INTJ show traits of being observant, meticulous, and analytical. Knowing traits of my personality type has enabled me to understand limitations of my personality better. Needs work

The Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test created by Isabel Briggs and Katharine Myers (Davies, 2008) and derived from Carl Jung’s work on “Personality Types”. The test consists of eight personality characteristics: introvert, extrovert, sensing, intuitive, thinking, feeling, judging, and perceiving (Renner, Menschik-Bendele, Alexandrovicz,
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Essentially, I think a lot and mostly in my mind. I also tend to enjoy solitary or quiet activities such as reading, watching TV, or other activities that allow me to relax quietly (Davies, 2008). As an introvert, I am much more comfortable in small, intimate groups (Kroeger, Thuesen, & Rutledge, 2002). In the military, being an introvert has sometimes caused me problems. As a Platoon Leader, responsible for the training and management of 32 Soldiers, I am expected to be loud and in charge at all times. As an introvert, however, I prefer to be more conscientious and quiet as I analyze problems. This has sometimes caused my Soldiers to doubt whether I am capable of problem solving. In a field problem a few months ago, our howitzers were shooting 2,000m off from the target. I worked through the different possibilities that might be causing the problem in my head and identified the source of the error. My Soldiers gained confidence in my ability to solve problems because I was able to correct the error. I did it in a deliberate and subdued manner that reflects my personality but gained the confidence of my Soldiers by showing them I was

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