Myer's Briggs Type Indicator Test Analysis
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, …show more content…
That means that I am more introverted, more intuitive, more thinking, and more judging. Those who score INTJ are called “The Scientists” because of our tendency to usually be very observant of the things around us and then producing ideas and plans based off of those observations (“The Scientists”, 2015). Additionally, INTJs tend to be very high achieving and motivated to turn their ideas in to plans and actions.
Breaking INTJ down into its individual psychological traits explains the facets of INTJ more comprehensively. A person is rarely solely one trait; they are simply more inclined to, for example, be introverted rather than extraverted. By examining each trait alone, a better understanding of the personality type can be …show more content…
I have learned that each personality type has qualities that can positively contribute to the mission. Before, I valued personalities that were more in line with my own personality. I dismissed other traits as useless or a waste of time if they were not similar to mine. For example, I would have dismissed a person that displayed traits of ENFP because people that are overly excited and spontaneous put me on edge. Now I recognize that their enthusiasm is a source of motivation for others. Especially when working together, an ENFP and an INTJ can offer great compliments to each other. The ENFP can provide the enthusiasm needed to motivate the Soldiers while the INTJ properly plans and resources the idea. As an INTJ I tend to be very control oriented, but understanding the strengths of the other personality traits helps to instill more trust in their ability to produce results. I have learned more about what my specific strengths are given being an INTJ. I learned that within the workplace, I am good at providing the plans to accomplish the objectives. Another strength is my ability to make decisions fairly and impartially. During an Article 15 for one of my Soldiers, I chose to reduce him in rank and assign him extra duty even though he was one of my best