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The Myers Briggs personality test is a test that is designed to help you understand your psychological preferences on how you perceive the world and how you make decisions. The test was originally developed by Kathrine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs. They were influenced by Carl Jung’s research into personal differences and wanted to make his well-developed research more accessible to the everyday person. Briggs was motivated by the events of World War II, and believed that if people could understand each other better, they would be able to come together better. The test identifies each taker four personality designators as the following:

Introvert vs. Extrovert

-          This describes how one takes in the world. Introverts see the world and get ideas through their internal perspectives while extroverts are inspired by interactions with others.

Intuitive vs. Sensory

-          This describes how analyzes information received from the world. Intuitive types pick up on patterns and processes and are concerned about the future and its possible outcomes while sensory types are more concerned with living in the moment and rely more on their present senses.

Thinking vs. Feeling

-          This describes one’s approach to handling situations. Thinking types are more focused on the objective realities of a situation and rely on logical data to help form the options. Feeling types focus mote on the objectives of things and might rely on their personal morals and values to help shape their opinions.

Perceiving vs. Judging

-          This describes how one makes decisions. Perceiving types might be easier going with decisions and might not make a deadline for their choices as they tend to want more information on a subject before making a final choice. Judging types might be more organized in their decision-making processes and might become anxious if a plan is unclear or not planned out ahead of time.  

So, how can taking the Myers Briggs help you? Understanding how you processes the world and make decisions can help you understand what your weaknesses are, but even more so, what your strength are. In my opinion, it is easier to grow your own strengths then to “fix” your weaknesses. Everyone has the potential to excel in life, it’s just a matter of how you develop your own assets.

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Allie is studying Philosophy and Business Administration at The University of Tampa. She is always curious to learn more and to know more. She enjoys writing about said curiosities and starting conversations with others that leave her thinking differently.
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