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Myers Briggs Indicator Tool for Human Personality Theory

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In the early 1940's, Isabel Briggs Myers and Katherine Cook Briggs began developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to make Carl Jung's theory of human personality understandable and useful in everyday life. The Myers-Briggs designates one's personality type, based upon a classification scheme, which consists of four basic scales and two types within each scale. Thus, there are sixteen possible Myers-Briggs personality types. The scheme is based upon the intuitions of Carl Jung, whose revealed that all people at all times are best understood in terms of extroversion versus introversion, sensation versus intuition, and objective versus subjective. The objective and subjective category has been subdivided into two classes by: feeling versus thinking, and perceiving versus judging. The model is useful for a wide range of applications, including: interpersonal skills development, self-awareness, career counseling, psychotherapy, team building and many other areas. The use of these two evaluation are beneficial in job placing and evaluating if an individual is suitable for a job or even a company.

Considering how the different areas of the Myers-Briggs I have evaluated myself and believe I fall under certain instruments. I believe that I could be considered an extrovert because I like to be around people and work in teams. I prefer to speak to people in person rather than use technology. Finally, if I were to work isolated from other people I would be very bored. In regards to sensing and intuition, I believe I fall under intuition. When making decisions I have a tendency to think in the future. I make decision with cause and effect in mind. When I think about something I always try to predict the effect of my decision would be. In regards to thinking and feeling I fall under the category of thinking. I believe I am a very rational person and tend to act "by the book". When working I am very formal and strive at executing my task that exceed expectations. Finally,


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