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Assessing Personality
This paper examines the Myers-Briggs personality test, developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter.
# 92136 | 925 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 14, 2007 in Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Testing)

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The paper explores the Myers-Briggs personality test designed to assist a person in identifying their personality preferences. The paper discusses how the test is frequently used in the areas of pedagogy, group dynamics, employee training, leadership training, marriage counseling and personal development. The writer then examines the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test and maintains that this and the Myers-Briggs test are both ineffective in diagnosing a personality disorder. There are many variables for both tests which can hinder an accurate diagnosis and so additional treatments and evaluations must be given to confirm any illness.

From the Paper:

"According to Berens and Nardi, "the Myers Briggs model of personality is based on four preferences." 1. If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with people, things, situations, or "the outer world", then your preference is for Extraversion. If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with ideas, information, explanations or beliefs, or "the inner world", then your preference is for Introversion. 2. If you prefer to deal with facts, what you know, to have clarity, or to describe what you see, and then your preference is for Sensing. If you prefer to deal with ideas, look into the unknown, to generate new possibilities or to anticipate what isn't obvious then your preference is for Intuition."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berens, Linda V.; and Nardi, Dario (1999); What Is Personality "Type?". "The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery" (Fountain Valley CA: Telos Publications, 1999),
  • Meyers, J.E., Millis, S.R., Volkert K. (2002). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Elsevier Science, 17, 157-169.

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