MBTI Reflective ReportIntroductionThe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a questionnaire designedto illustrate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world aroundthem and use those preferences in decision making (Myers, Peter B.
Myers,1995). Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers designed thetest in 1943, which was based on the theories proposed by Carl Jung. Accordingto Carl Jung, there are four principle psychological functions which are usedby humans in daily bases – intuition, feeling, sensation and thinking (Jung,Carl Gustav, 1971). Jung speculated that mostly one of the four functions isdominant for a person (Kaplan; Saccuzzo, 2009). In present, the MBTI is usedeveryday life in wide range such as leadership development, communication, teambuilding and relationship. Although it’s widely used by millions yearly, itisn’t supported by much scientific evidence.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator expresses your personalitypreferences in for dimensions, which are; Attitudes (Extraversion andIntroversion) where you focus your attention, perceiving (Sensing andIntuition) the way you prefer to take information, judging (Thinking andFeeling) how your decisions are made and lastly lifestyle preference( Judgingand Perceiving) how you deal with the world. With the combination of these fourdichotomies, a total of 16 personality types could be determined (Isabel BriggsMyers, 1998).The aim of this essay is to review my MBTI result and reflect howthese characteristics apply to my personal daily task.ResultsIn order to determine my MBTI type, I underwent four tests. The firstMBTI test (Figure 1) was taken in class.
Conclusion of this test on mypersonality type was ISTP. However, at first I wasn’t sure if I was extravertor introvert. The second test was done online form the website “www.
16personalities.com ” whichresulted ESTP as my personality type instead of ISTP. However there was only 6%difference between extravert (53%) and introvert (47%). The third test I tookthrough a website (Figure 2), rooted that I am ISTP personality type.
The lasttest I took, also classified me as ISTP. As it is shown in both figures, thereis not much difference between I and E where as other dichotomies (S, T, P) aremore clear.