During the Q/A at the workshop I co-led last week in Los Angeles, someone asked me what my Myers-Briggs personality type was and honestly, I don’t remember. I do have to admit that I’m not a real big fan of these tests but I do know of folks that place much weight on them – particularly the Myers-Briggs.
Several years ago, I did take the test for an official assessment and have it on file somewhere but it’ll take me some time to find it.
Anyone want to take a guess about my MB type? What are you? What do you think about the MB?
For those that aren’t familiar with the Myers Briggs, you can visit their website here:
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment
Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
Your Personality Type: When you decide on your preference in each category, you have your own personality type, which can be expressed as a code with four letters.
The 16 personality types of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument are listed here as they are often shown in what is called a “type table.”