The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Analysis

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The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality assessment that utilizes the ideas of Carl Jung to look at four personality dimensions of a person. After taking the MBTI, I was described as an ENFJ. E standing for extrovert, N for intuition, J for judging, and F for feeling. Three of these letters were perfectly acceptable as a means to describe my personality. Yes I am an extrovert, I do rely on my intuition, and yes I’m in tune with my feelings. However, I couldn’t get over receiving a J for judging. What exactly did that mean, and how did that represent me? Especially considering my whole life I’ve tried my best to be a nonjudgmental person. So I went in for more research. In my studies I found out first that 2.4 percent of the …show more content…
The big five are five overall traits that many psychologist feel can cover and describe a person’s personality. The traits are openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. When linking my MBTI to the big five, it appears that I am conscientious, which means that my approach to life is very organized. According to the “Big Five Traits comparison to Human Metrics Survey,” someone with the conscientiousness trait is “organized, reliable, neat, punctual, careful, etc.” This is very interesting to me because while I do meet a lot of the descriptions for the judging trait, I don’t believe that particularly meet the conscientious description traits. For instance, I do love having lists and a plan before I start, but I’m not particularly neat, careful or organized. For instance my drawers in my desk all hold a specific job, I have many papers spread across my desk, along with my computer, a few text books, my journal, and notebooks for school. So I have basic plan for where belongings go, but while I know where each thing on my desk is, it doesn’t appear to be organized or neat. I also, “Cook like a goblin,” quoted by my fiancé, which means the way I cook doesn’t appear to be careful or

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