Test Critique Essay

2276 Words Jan 14th, 2015 10 Pages
James P. VanDemark
Psyc4310- Tests and Measurements (36357)
Dr. Trina Gordon Hall
April 19, 2014
Name of Test: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Name of the Test: Include also the date it was originally developed as well as the date of the current version. This should be done in a narrative form under the subheading
The test critique is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This was a mother and daughter joint effort of Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed the MBTI®. They have been fascinated with enduring work on Carl Jung's theories in the 1920’s regarding psychological type preferences. Carl Jung believed that theories can be applied in real life situations as well as in real world applications. During
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The Manual: How comprehensive and useful is the manual? If you cannot find information about the manual, you should state that after searching, the information was not available.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Manual was readily available online which was published by WC Personality, Inc. http://calpoly.edu/~cwang24/mbtimanual.pdf. The Manual was self-explanatory and quite intriguing. It identifies over the 16 different personality types. It gave an overview the adjective used to describe each personality. It gave a disclaimer that a specific type of personality would be superior to another personality trait.. It focused on each strengths and weaknesses. The intention of the MBTI is to have an appreciation of all the diversities of human beings and we can learn from each other. Furthermore, the Manual emphasizes not to be misled of one true self and each individual is unique from anyone else. It addresses on asking those who take this Indicator assessment to use their fair judgment with each situation as it comes up and most definitely be able validate their own preferences. The test consisted of 93 questions which have two choices for each question. It can either be word pairs as well as short statements. The Manual goes over the four dichotomies such as extraverted (E) or Introverted

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