The Myers Briggs Test Indicator Essay

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The Myers-Briggs Test Indicator, or the MBTI, is a self-inventory designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths, and preferences (Cherry, N/A). A woman named Isabel Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, composed this list of questions based on their work with a psychoanalytic psychologist, Carl Jung’s, theories on personality types (Cherry, N/A). After taking the test, people are told to have one out of sixteen personality types, and four out of eight personality traits. These personality traits are extroversion, sensing, thinking, judging, introversion, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. After overviewing the analysis myself, I’ve found that, with my results, I am an ISFJ. This means I’m introverted, sensing, feeling, and judging.
An introvert is someone who’s reserved. Unlike an extrovert, who’s outward turning, an introvert is inward turning. This means that they’re thought–oriented, relish in deep, meaningful conversations, and feel re-charged after spending time alone (Cherry, N/A). Like these soft-spoken individuals, I tend to think of myself as introspective, and sometimes reclusive. However, it would be wrong to say that I am fully and completely an introvert. Although there are times where I find myself wanting to stand back and observe a social situation. For example, if I’m surrounded by others I know but I’m not too fond of, I prefer to stay reticent. But, if it would happen to be that I’m next to those I enjoy or those I don’t know, I become…

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