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A Description of the Preferences Reported by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


By Earle C. Page

THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR WAS DEVELOPED BY:


Katharine C. Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers

IT IS BASED ON...
C. G. Jungs Psychological Types

THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR REPORTS SOME OF YOUR KEY


Preferences

Tendencies
Characteristics

But not all of them

YOU DECIDE
HOW

ACCURATE

THE REPORT IS
FOR

YOU

THE FOUR PREFERENCE SCALES ARE...


Extraversion or Introversion

Sensing or Intuition
Thinking or Feeling

Judgment or Perception

ARE COMPLEMENTARY ATTITUDES TOWARD THE WORLD


An Extraverts Essential Stimulation Is From The Environment The Outer World of People And Things.

EXTRAVERSION AND INTROVERSION

An Introverts Essential Stimulation Is From Within The Inner World Of Thoughts And Reflections.

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Feels Pulled Outward By External Claims and Conditions

Feels Pushed Inward By External Claims and Intrusions

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Energized By Other People, External Experiences

Energized By Inner Resources, Internal Experiences

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Acts, Then (Maybe) Reflects

Reflects, Then (Maybe) Acts

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Is Often Friendly, Talkative, Easy To Know

Is Often Reserved, Quiet, Hard To Know

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Expresses Thoughts And Emotions Freely (May Be At Risk of Saying Too Much)

Keeps Thoughts And Emotions Private (May Be At Risk Of Saying Too Little)

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Needs Relationships

Needs Privacy

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Gives Breadth To Life

Gives Depth To Life

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Es May Seem Shallow To Is

Is May Seem Withdrawn To Es

EXTRAVERSION

INTROVERSION

Needs Introversion for Balance

Needs Extraversion for Balance

SOME KEY WORDS

E
Extraversion Active Outward Sociable People Many Expressive Breadth

I
Introversion Reflective Inward Reserved Privacy Few Quiet Depth

EXTRAVERTS USE BOTH E AND I,

BUT PREFER E

INTROVERTS USE BOTH E AND I,

BUT PREFER I

HOW CLEAR IS YOUR PREFERENCE

E
Clear - Moderate - Slight

I
Slight - Moderate - Clear

SENSING AND INTUITION


ARE WAYS OF TAKING IN INFORMATION

S
The Sensing Function Takes In Information By Way of the Five Senses - Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, And Smell.

N
The Intuiting Function Processes Information By Way Of A Sixth Sense Or Insight.

SENSING

INTUITION

Sees Specific Parts And Pieces

Sees Patterns And Relationships

SENSING

INTUITION

Lives In The Present, Enjoying Whats There

Lives Toward The Future, Anticipating What Might Be

SENSING

INTUITION

Prefers Handling Practical Matters

Prefers Imagining Possibilities

SENSING

INTUITION

Likes Things That Are Likes Opportunities Definite, Measurable For Being Inventive

SENSING

INTUITION

Starts At The Beginning, Takes A Step At A Time

Jumps In Anywhere, Leaps Over Steps

SENSING

INTUITION

Works Hands-On With The Parts To Studies The Overall Understand The Design To Overall Design Understand How The Parts Fit Together

SENSING

INTUITION

Enjoys Using And Enjoys Experimenting Refining The Known With The New And And Familiar Different

SENSING

INTUITION

Materialistic and Literal-Minded To Ns

Ss May Seem

Ns May Seem Fickle,


Impractical Dreamers To Ss

SENSING

INTUITION

Needs Intuition For Balance

Needs Sensing For Balance

Sensing Details Present Practical Facts Sequential Directions Repetition Enjoyment Perspiration Conserve Literal

SOME KEY WORDS


Intuition Patterns Future Imaginative Innovations Random Hunches Variety Anticipation Inspiration Change Figurative

SENSING TYPES USE BOTH S AND

N, BUT PREFER S

INTUITIVE TYPES USE BOTH S AND

N, BUT PREFER N

HOW CLEAR IS YOUR PREFERENCE

S
Clear - Moderate - Slight

N
Slight - Moderate - Clear

THINKING AND FEELING


ARE WAYS OF MAKING DECISIONS

T
Thinking Is The Mental Process That Decides On The Basis Of Logical Analysis.

F
Feeling Is The Mental Process that Decides On The Basis Of Evaluating Relative Worth.

THINKING

FEELING

Decides With The Head

Decides With The Heart

THINKING

FEELING

Goes By Logic

Goes By Personal Convictions

THINKING

FEELING

Concerned With Principles Such As Truth, Justice

Concerned with Values Such As Relationships, Harmony

THINKING

FEELING

Sees Things As An On-Looker From Outside a Situation

Sees Things As A Participant From Within A Situation

THINKING

FEELING

Takes a Long Range View

Takes An Immediate And Personal View

THINKING

FEELING

Spontaneously Critiques

Spontaneously Appreciates

THINKING

FEELING

Good At Analyzing Plans

Good At Understanding People

THINKING

FEELING

Cold And Condescending To Fs

Ts May Seem

Fuzzy-Minded And Emotional To Ts

Fs May Seem

THINKING

FEELING

Needs Feeling For Balance

Needs Thinking For Balance

SOME KEY WORDS


Thinking Head Objective Justice Cool Impersonal Critique Analyze Precise Principles

Feeling Heart Subjective Harmony Caring Personal Appreciate Empathize Persuasive Values

THINKING TYPES USE BOTH T AND

F, BUT PREFER T

FEELING TYPES USE BOTH T AND

F, BUT PREFER F

HOW CLEAR IS YOUR PREFERENCE

T
Clear - Moderate - Slight

F
Slight - Moderate - Clear

JUDGMENT AND PERCEPTION


ARE COMPLEMENTARY LIFESTYLES

J
A Judging Lifestyle is Decisive, Planned, And Orderly.

P
A Perceiving Lifestyle Is Flexible, Adaptable, And Spontaneous.

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Prefers An Organized Lifestyle

Prefers A Flexible Lifestyle

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Likes Going With The Flow

Likes Definite Order And Structure

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Likes To Have Life Under Control

Prefers To Experience Life As It Happens

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Enjoys Being Decisive

Enjoys Being Curious, Discovering Surprises

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Likes Clear Limits And Categories

Likes Freedom To Explore Without Limits

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Handles Deadlines, Plans In Advance

Meets Deadlines By Last Minute Rush

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Js May Seem
Demanding, Rigid, Uptight To Ps

Disorganized, Messy, Irresponsible To Js

Ps May Seem

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Feels Comfortable Establishing Closure

Feels Comfortable Maintaining Openness

JUDGMENT

PERCEPTION

Needs Perception For Balance

Needs Judgment For Balance

SOME KEY WORDS


Judgment Organized Structure Control Decisive Deliberate Closure Plan Deadlines Productive

Perception Flexible Flow Experience Curious Spontaneous Openness Wait Discoveries Receptive

JUDGING TYPES USE BOTH J

AND P, BUT PREFER

PERCEIVING TYPES USE BOTH J

AND P, BUT PREFER

HOW CLEAR IS YOUR PREFERENCE

J
Clear - Moderate - Slight

P
Slight - Moderate - Clear

HOW CLEAR IS YOUR PREFERENCE?

E
Clear - Moderate - Slight

Slight - Moderate - Clear

S
Clear - Moderate - Slight

N F

Slight - Moderate - Clear

T
Clear - Moderate - Slight

Slight - Moderate - Clear

J
Clear - Moderate - Slight

Slight - Moderate - Clear

When Combined, Your Four Preferences


EXTRAVERSION or INTROVERSION SENSING or INTUITION THINKING or FEELING JUDGMENT or PERCEPTION

Indicate your PREFERENCE TYPE


E or I S or N T or F J or P