The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test based on Carl Jung’s theory of types. The test determines the preferences people have in terms of how they see the world and make decisions. These preferences are what shape a person’s interests, values, motivations, skills and needs.
There are four sets of dichotomies that are measured on a scale:
- How you’re energized- extroversion (E) or introversion (I)
- How you take in information- sensing (S) or intuition (N)
- How you make decisions and evaluations- thinking (T) or feeling (F)
- How do you structure the world- judging (J) or perceiving (P)
All eight are used but people differ in which ones they prefer to use. We might not know we prefer one trait over another but it’s the one we naturally do without even thinking about it. The trait that is preferred tends to be more dominant and highly developed than the…
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