My Top Five Personalities

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Now that I have reported the findings of the personality inventories, I will explain these findings as each inventory goes into detail about what the results mean in relation to my personality. To begin with the first inventory, the MBTI, my results concluded my personal four-letter profile to be INFJ/P. Each letter signifies one of two traits in four categories. There are numerous descriptions for each of the traits, but I am going to summarize those that I consider are the most relevant.
The first category is energy and how a person is energized. I scored higher in introversion than extraversion, giving me the first letter “I”. Introverts become energized from spending time alone versus energy from the outer world of people, things, and
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My strength of fairness and kindness can allow me to make new friends and create lasting social relationships by giving everyone a chance. My strength of citizenship, teamwork and loyalty can promote me in a work setting because I work hard for the success of others, and myself and also work well in a team environment. This strength can also benefit me in my love relationship by being a loyal teammate and doing my part in the relationship.
I believe that many of my strengths will fit well into a career that involves helping others. A career in counseling, psychology, or even teaching will fit well into my top strengths. These careers can involve being fair and not judging others; also being kind and generous will allow individuals to trust me. Having the capacity to love and be loved in these occupations because I can develop positive relationships with those whom I am helping or working with. These strengths can allow me to have the compassion and nature in which to excel in these job fields.
These top five character strengths will also help me in my field of study. My major is business and I could fit these into a related job such as being a manager or human resources. My ability to be fair to others and be a team player will support my role in a business
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Pittenger, questions the validity and reliability of the MBTI and its correlation with careers. In the article, Pittenger (1993) raises questions about the reliability and validity of the test. To begin with reliability, the author is referring to the consistency of the test and its ability to achieve the same results each time the test is taken because a type is considered to be consistent and that personality will be stable over time. Pittenger (1993) uses the test-retest reliability procedure to determine this. According to Howes and Carskadon (1979) revealed that 50 percent of the people would be categorized into a different type when that retest as soon as 5 weeks later. So there is the question about how stable this test can be given that there could be a personality change in such a short time. To question the validity, Pittenger (1993) discusses the extent to which this test measures what it is supposed to measure and if results are consistent and significant with success in career placement. The results of studies showed no evidence of a positive relation between the success in a job and the MBTI. There is no proof that a person with a certain profile is better at a job or has more job satisfaction than a person with a different type. He also suggests that this test should not be heavily relied upon for choosing a career or hiring

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