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The Myers Briggs model of personality is based on four preferences:

  • E or I (Extraversion or Introversion)
  • S or N (Sensing or iNtuition)
  • T or F (Thinking or Feeling)
  • J or P (Judgment or Perception)

You combine the preferences to give your Myers Briggs personality type. Eg: having preferences for E and S and T and J gives a personality type of ESTJ. There are sixteen Myers Briggs personality types.

A frequently used analogy is handedness – where you have a preference for one hand but use them both. Similarly, you have all eight facets in your Myers Briggs personality profile. Whilst your personality type indicates that you have a preference for some of them, you nevertheless use all of them.

The four preferences in more detail

Where, primarily, do you prefer to direct your energy?

If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with people, things, situations, or “the outer world”, then your preference is for Extraversion. This is denoted by the letter “E”.

If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with ideas, information, explanations or beliefs, or “the inner world”, then your preference is for Introversion. This is denoted by the letter “I”.

How do you prefer to process information?

If you prefer to deal with facts, what you know, to have clarity, or to describe what you see, then your preference is for Sensing. This is denoted by the letter “S”.

If you prefer to deal with ideas, look into the unknown, to generate new possi2bilities or to anticipate what isn’t obvious, then your preference is for Intuition. This is denoted by the letter “N” (the letter I has already been used for Introversion).

How do you prefer to make decisions?

If you prefer to decide on the basis of objective logic, using an analytic and detached approach, then your preference is for Thinking. This is denoted by the letter “T”.

If you prefer to decide using values and/or personal beliefs, on the basis of what you believe is important or what you or others care about, then your preference is for Feeling. This is denoted by the letter “F”.

How do you prefer to organise your life?

If you prefer your life to be planned, stable and organised then your preference is for Judging (not to be confused with ‘Judgmental’, which is quite different). This is denoted by the letter “J”.

If you prefer to go with the flow, to maintain flexibility and respond to things as they arise, then your preference is for Perception. This is denoted by the letter “P”.

This test is a rip-off of the famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, however pretty accurate on it’s results.  It may not be as polished of a test as the MBTI, but hey, it’s free. Now, click this link to access the Jung Typology Test:
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

When you’ve finished the last test item, click the “score it” button at the bottom of the test page.  You will now see a page which indicates your Jung Typology Test results.  You’ll see “Your Type Is” and four letters below it (like ESTJ or INFP).  This is where you’ll see your strength preferences. Just below this you will see two links to type descriptions for your four letter type.  One type description is by David Keirsey, the other by Joe Butt.  Both are OK and will give you a basic description of your personality type. But click on the Joe Butt description.

Have fun and see what you’re results are! 😉

Yours truly,

A College Student

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Good Morning!

I originally had this on my own personal blog but felt it to be interesting enough to share with all 🙂 It’s actually a very entertaining and at moments frustrating activity, none the less there’s nothing wrong with having a little moment for distraction.

So an assignment for class had me wanting to post this I think it’s a great example of how a person’s concentration is when doing a task, giving evidence to that fact that not everyone or more like hardly anyone can multi-task. This “effect involves the difficulty our brains have when it comes to blocking out irrelevant stimuli during the process of perception.  Specifically, when a visual stimulus (like a word) has two visual properties (1 = the word, 2 = the color of ink used to print the word), our brains often have difficulty separating out and disregarding the word when attempting to perceive only the ink color.”

The following are two “Stroop” tests that will require your attention so please make start them when your sure you’re not going to be doing anything else. So take a test and see what your results are ;)

Yours truly,

A College Student

Important Notes on the NOVA Stroop Test Website:
After accessing the site linked below, you should see a ‘Stroop Test‘ graphic just to the left of an image of mountains.  Just to the right of the first paragraph of instructions, you should see a small rectangular box / button link marked ‘Go to the Stroop Test.’  After reading the instructions, click the ‘Go to the Stroop Test‘ box link.  On the next page, click on the link in white font marked ‘click here to begin.’  Following this, you will be provided with a pre-test demo.

To initiate the test, the instructions note to press the ‘return key.’  Just to be clear, the ‘return key’ is the same as the ‘enter key’ (‘return key’ is an older term that some do not recognize now).  Then use the left and right arrow keys to select the answer choice.  You will also use the ‘return key’ and left – right arrow keys when taking the actual timed tests.

This site requires the Shockwave plug-in.  If you don’t have it, the site directs you on how to get Shockwave.  Also, if you do have to download Shockwave, you may need to restart your computer before accessing the demonstration on the site.

Link to the NOVA Stroop Test:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/exposure/stroopintro.html

Alternative Link to the NOVA Version of the Stroop Test:
http://www.snre.umich.edu/eplab/demos/st0/stroopdesc.html

Stroop Effect Interactive Test

Access the site linked below.  Click on the instructions page link and take a moment to read about the test.  Carefully follow the directions.

When you’re ready to start, simply click your cursor in the box to the right of the phrase ”Try the experiment:” and the demonstration will begin.

Use the Color to Key codes to indicate the color of the font in which the word is presented.

For example if BLUE appears, press the ‘b’ key on your keyboard as fast as you can as the font color is blue.

If GREEN appears, press the ‘r’ key as fast as you can as the font color is red.

Press the space bar to start the actual demo.

If you miss a color, the program will retest you on that match later in the demo.

When you finish the demo, click the “view results” link in the box above.


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