"Between what I think, what I want to say, what I think I say, what I say, what you want to hear, what you hear, what you think you understand, what you understand, there are 9 possibilities of not understanding each other". Ana María Rossi First of all, and to get into the subject, we must know the context.
Myers-Briggs Type Indication MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indication) - Personality Types
This test is one of the most popular today and you may already know it. It was created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers during World War II and is based on the typological theory proposed by Carl Gustav Jung (Psychological Types, 1921). It is a model designed to indicate psychological preferences for how people perceive the world and make decisions. It uses Jung's 8 psychological functions and proposes a series of questions to see to what extent people's ways of being fit into these categories. But... How does it work? The indicator uses four dichotomies with two extremes each to study personality.
- Extraversion (E) - Introversion (I): Which way do you direct your focus, inward or outward?
|You are talkative, sociable||Would you define yourself as reserved, private|
|You like to be in fast-paced environments||You opt for a slow pace with time for contemplation.|
|You tend to work out ideas with others, you think out loud.||You tend to carefully mull things over in your head.|
|You enjoy being the center of attention||You prefer to observe|
- Rationality (S: sensing) - Intuition (IN). In which way do you prefer to process information?
|You focus on how things really are.||Imagine the possibilities of what they could look like|
|You pay attention to specific details and facts||You don't just look at the concrete, but at the whole, and how it is related.|
|You prefer ideas that have practical applications||You enjoy ideas and concepts for their own sake.|
|You like to describe things in a literal way||Or otherwise, in a figurative and poetic manner|
- Thinking (T: thinking)- Feeling (F: feeling) How do you prefer to make decisions?
|In an impersonal way, using logical reasoning||You base your decisions on personal values and how your actions affect others.|
|You value justice and equality||You put harmony and forgiveness above all else.|
|You enjoy finding fault with arguments||You like to please others and find the best in everyone.|
|You are reasonable and balanced.||You define yourself as warm and empathetic.|
4. Judgment (J)- Perception (P): How do you behave towards the outside world?
|You prefer to have your affairs settled and closed.||You leave options open|
|You think that rules and deadlines should be respected.||You see the rules and deadlines in a flexible way|
|You wish to have detailed, step-by-step instructions||You improvise, you make things up as you go along.|
|You plan, you like to know where you're going.||You are spontaneous, you enjoy surprises and new circumstances.|
The combination of these four dichotomies described above will give rise to 16 different personality types. Each of them is identified through an abbreviation of four letters that correspond to the four preferences in each dichotomy. Now... Do you want to know what your combination is and find out what personality you have? Simple! At this page you can take the test and in less than 12 minutes you will know the result. It will surely not leave you indifferent. Note: this tool is adapted and updated so it adds an additional dichotomy, referring to the last letter of the combination.
|You are self-confident, even-tempered and resilient to stress.||Sensitive to stress, perfectionists and anxious for improvement|
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