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Myers-Briggs ENTJ, INFJ etc it is a Great Tool!

I don’t want you to think I’m a major freak about this personality test stuff. However, I am fairly familiar with the Myers-Briggs test (which is mostly used for job placement by fortune 500 companies), as I’ve given it to about 200+ people over the years (friends, friends of friends and family) the results have been quite enlightening and it really has helped me understand and communicate better with everyone.

You can take it online for free (less than 5 minutes) at:

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

mbtiMy University Science degree was in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing management, not psychology just in case you were wondering, and what the heck one could always use a disclaimer (smile).

Result Descriptions can be found at:

http://www.mtr-i.com/tt/t-articl/mb-simpl.htm

Lots of info can easily be found online by just searching for the 4 type letters such as “ENFJ”.

Knowing what you are relative to everyone else can translate into (perhaps) skipping a few years of therapy since almost every situation can be broken down to simply a difference in personal preference–which also means you’ll never have to think or ask questions like: Is this or that normal and why would someone think that way?

A basic understanding of personality types is good information to know about yourself or others, it allows you to not only connect better with people but also helps find: people, places and activities that contribute to more happiness and well-being.

Some Myers-Briggs Keirsey Temperament Sorter Basics

Preferences/Dichotomies (in 8 groupings)

Extraversion
Introversion
Sensing
iNtuition
Thinking
Feeling
Judging
Perceiving

A dichotomy is a division of two mutually exclusive groups, or in this case, type preferences.

The terms Introvert and Extravert (originally spelled ‘extravert’ by Carl Gustav Jung, who first used the terms in the context of psychology, and still spelled ‘extravert’ in the MBTI Manual and in Isabel Briggs Myers’ book, “Gifts Differing”) are referred to as attitudes and show how a person orients and receives their energy. In the extraverted attitude the energy flow is outward, and the preferred focus is on other people and things, whereas in the introverted attitude the energy flow is inward, and the preferred focus is on one’s own thoughts and ideas.

Sensing and Intuition are the perceiving functions. They indicate how a person prefers to receive data. These are the nonrational functions, as a person does not necessarily have control over receiving data, but only how to process it once they have it. Sensing prefers to receive data primarily from the five senses, and intuition prefers to receive data from the subconscious, or seeing relationships via insights.

Thinking and Feeling are the judging functions. They both strive to make rational judgments and decisions using the data received from their perceiving functions, above. Thinking uses logical “true or false, if-then” connections. Feeling uses “more or less, better-worse” evaluations. It could be said that thinkers decide with their heads, while feelers decide with their hearts. When Thinking or Feeling is extraverted, judgments tend to rely on external sources and the generally accepted rules and procedures. When introverted, Thinking and Feeling judgments tend to be subjective, relying on internally generated ideas for logical organization and evaluation.

Judging and Perceiving reveals the specific attitudes of the functions. J or P records which of the strongest of the judging functions or perceiving functions is outwardly displayed. (The terminology may be misleading for some-the term “Judging” does not imply “judgmental”, and “Perceiving” does not imply “perceptive”.) In J-types, the preferred judging function (T or F) is extraverted (displayed in the outer world). J-types tend to prefer a step-by-step (left brain: parts to whole) approach to life, relying on external rules and procedures, and preferring quick closure.

References:

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types (now it it’s 5th edition)

Keirsey Temperament Sorter (classic)
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

mbti (1)Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world.
http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspx

Family:
Dad (ESTJ)
Mom (INFJ)
Terry (INFJ)

PJ (ESTJ)

 

Some References from the old Phoenix 3B Phone List:
Bill Berkbigler (ESTJ)
Michael J. Brucklier (ISFJ)
Ken Burridge (ENTJ)
Dana Dearien (ENTP)
Jeff Misiorowski (ENTP)
Susan Crump (ENFP)
Scottie Stephens (ENFP)
Katie Stephens (INFJ)
Mike Williford (ESTJ)
Cary Williford (ENFJ)

myers_1Laura Beckman (ENTP)
Colleen Booth (ESFP)
Lisa Burr (ESFJ)
Anne-Marie Dixon (ESTP)
Pam Fandrich (ISFJ)
Greg Feind (ENTP)
Mark Fiedler (ISTP)
Mary Fiedler (ENFJ)
Eric Hitchcock (ENTJ)
Chris Knight (ENTP)
Karen Lee (ENFP)
Steve Lee (ESTJ)
Brenda Martin (INFJ)
Sabania McCourt (ESFP)
Jenny Moore (ENFJ)
Dave Partridge (ESTJ)
Courtney Partridge (INTP)
Katherine Quinif (ENFJ)
Karissa Reyes (ESFJ)
Kathy Schultz (ENFP)
Eren Stehling (ISTP)
Dave Stewart (INTJ)
Cathy Stewart (ESTP)
Raegan Stewart (ENFJ)
Lori Thornton (ISFP)
Laurie Traeger (INFJ)
Garrett Wika (ESTP)
Brad Wren (ISTJ)
Shelly Wurdeman (ENTP)
Bob Yerkovich (INFP)

Lora Bostick (ENFP)
John Commerford (INFJ)
Laura Eggink (INTJ)
Terry Gerber (ISFJ)
Doug Gordon (INTJ)
Cathy Gorman (ISTJ)
Laura Hanson (INFJ)
Keith Hediger (INFJ)
Kristi Hoestenbach (ENFJ)
Dave Hooser (ENTJ)
Melissa Hosey (ENFJ)
Anne Robertson (INFP)
Tiffany Rogers (ISTJ)
Joseph Schubach (ESTJ)
Allana Taylor (ESFJ)
Sherry Wallner (ENFP)
Kim Walters (INTJ)
Christine Wilson (ESFJ)
Sheila Carson (ESTJ)
Cheryl Casone (ESTJ)
Kay Hall (ENFP)
Dave Harling (ENTP)
Julie Holt (ENTP)
Jason Lund (ISTJ)
Sharon Peppers (ENFP)
Wendy Sandstom (INFP)
Ed Sznyter (INTP)
Tony Tilger (ESTJ)
Tracey Tipps (ESFJ)
Chris Valona, (ENFP)
Ellen Vega (INTP)
Blake Benson (ENFP)
Carissa Bumgarner (ENFP)
James Christ (ISTP)
Bridgot Smith (ENFP)
Guy Hart (ENFJ)
Andrea Le Shea (ESFJ)

 

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