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Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorBUSI 2033: Organizational Behaviour and ManagementDarryl SilvaDr. Nathanael MoulsonSunday March 5th, 2017
Our individual differences in thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours are characteristics of anindividual’s personality and are essential to creating uniqueness. Psychological scholars havebeen trying to quantify attributes of behaviours for decades and have come up with multiple toolsto help measure all aspects of personalities. “Modern personality psychology recognizes personsas complex, multifaceted entities whose understanding requires a whole collection of methods.The field today possesses rich theories and an impressive collection of research methods”(Blutner, & Hochnadel, 2010, p.243). The Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) was derivedfrom the perspectives of Jung’s Theory of phycological types and the five-factor model ofpersonality. MBTI separates itself from other personality assessment devices as it purports tomeasure types rather than traits of variables and it is used to explain personality characteristics toindividuals themselves and not to professionals (McCrae, & Costa, 1989). These traits havemade MBTI a popular choice wanting to better understand themselves. Breaking downpersonalities based on introversion (I) or extraversion (E), sensing (S) or intuition (N), thinking(T) or feeling (F), and judging (J) or perceiving (P), allows MBTI to separate individuals into thesixteen distinct types. It is through the simplicity of the acronym format and plethora of self tests,that allows one to find out personal information. Using theJung Typology Test,I was able toassess myself as a ENTJ (extrovert, intuitive, thinking and judging), also known asTheCommander,and upon reading a definition, I could see many of the traits in my day to dayactivities.Often focused on external forces, searching for meaning, analyzing and trying to controlsituations is a perfect description of who I am. “ENTJs are strategic leaders, motivated to