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MBTI Reflective Report

Introduction

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a questionnaire designed
to illustrate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around
them and use those preferences in decision making (Myers, Peter B. Myers,
1995). Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers designed the
test in 1943, which was based on the theories proposed by Carl Jung. According
to Carl Jung, there are four principle psychological functions which are used
by humans in daily bases – intuition, feeling, sensation and thinking (Jung,
Carl Gustav, 1971). Jung speculated that mostly one of the four functions is
dominant for a person (Kaplan; Saccuzzo, 2009). In present, the MBTI is used
everyday life in wide range such as leadership development, communication, team
building and relationship. Although it’s widely used by millions yearly, it
isn’t supported by much scientific evidence.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator expresses your personality
preferences in for dimensions, which are; Attitudes (Extraversion and
Introversion) where you focus your attention, perceiving (Sensing and
Intuition) the way you prefer to take information, judging (Thinking and
Feeling) how your decisions are made and lastly lifestyle preference( Judging
and Perceiving) how you deal with the world. With the combination of these four
dichotomies, a total of 16 personality types could be determined (Isabel Briggs
Myers, 1998).

The aim of this essay is to review my MBTI result and reflect how
these characteristics apply to my personal daily task.

Results

In order to determine my MBTI type, I underwent four tests. The first
MBTI test (Figure 1) was taken in class. Conclusion of this test on my
personality type was ISTP. However, at first I wasn’t sure if I was extravert
or introvert. The second test was done online form the website “www.16personalities.com ” which
resulted ESTP as my personality type instead of ISTP. However there was only 6%
difference between extravert (53%) and introvert (47%). The third test I took
through a website (Figure 2), rooted that I am ISTP personality type. The last
test I took, also classified me as ISTP. As it is shown in both figures, there
is not much difference between I and E where as other dichotomies (S, T, P) are
more clear.

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