Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Essay

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Those individuals, who know me very well, would describe me as a bubbly, intelligent girl, who is an effective and strong leader. They would also say that I enjoy having a good time with my friends and that I am quite the social butterfly. But most importantly, they would bring up a characteristic that anyone can see; they would say that I am very athletic, and a good athlete for that matter. If you were to ask these individuals, a fault that I have, they might all agree that sometimes, I fail to organize, that I take life as it comes. Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test, I scored in the categories of an Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Perceiving individual. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was a test created and designed by a mother daughter team, Katherine Myers and Isabel Briggs-Myers who were very interested in human personalities, and why it is that those people preferred something’s over others. What the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator does is that, it “measures and describes people’s preferences for how they like to get information, make decisions and orient their lives” (Myers – Briggs Type Indicator, Unknown). The test is designed to show an individual where they stand in the four categories with the intention of these individuals to find a balance between the two choices given in each category. The four categories individuals are ranked upon are: how we are energized, how we take in information, how we make decisions, and how we approach life. According to the MBTI an individual energizes, in one of two ways; they are either extroverted, or introverted. I am an extroverted person; meaning that I energize myself by “focusing on the outer world…and surrounding myself with others” (modified Meyer-Briggs). This holds true for me, for example, after a long week of school, I prefer to surround myself with friends
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