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Catherine Thomson PSY 216: Psychology of Personality Southern New Hampshire University Module One Journal Myers-BriggsExtraverted 17%Introverted 83%Intuitive 63%Observant 37%Thinking 49%Feeling 51%Judging 46%Prospecting 54%Assertive 17%Turbulent 83%INFP-T“The Mediator”After taking the Myers-Briggs 16 personality test I was faced with a similar a result to those that come before it as I have taken the test on previous occasions. The noticeable and notable differences are those of the percentages. The percentages may have leaned more to one side or another in previous results. The interesting portion of this is that the results I have received are exactly what I would expect from the traits of my own personality that I am familiarwith. From early on in our educational careers/careers we are often invited to take the Myers-Briggs test. A question I have asked myself in reflection is: Did I live up to this personality trait because I put too much weight on a particular test as I failed to challenge it or is this in fact a truereflection of my personality. I find it fascinating that educators put so much faith into this widely accepted practice that possess no scientific basis. When Myers and Briggs when about creating their personality theory they developed their theory in their parlor without any background research (Cunningham, 2012). This test is so widely accepted and used by many because it was
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picked up by a company in which had the ability to properly market it. Where this test often is accepted by many as valid and useful, I wonder if proper research would be able to prove or
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