Me: “So what types have you considered or narrowed down to?” Client: “Well, I test kind of all over the map. I’ve gotten INFP, INTP, Sometimes ISTP, once ISFP and a long time ago I got ENFP. I could be pretty much anything but a J type because I can’t get my sh*t together to… Continue reading How Can I be a J if my Car Looks Like This?!?!
In "Part 1: A Cautionary Tale" (linked in the comments below) I explored my concerns about Typology being used in hiring/firing/performance evaluation. If it isn’t the right tool for this job which so many social scientists seem to want to measure it by, then what is the point of finding one's type? The most valuable… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 2
This week I listened to one of my favorite podcasts - The Hidden Brain and was saddened by it's disparagement of personality tests in the episode "The Sorting Hat". I won't deny that valid points were made about the dangers of using personality typology as criteria for hiring and firing or judging performance capacity either prospectively or… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 1: A Cautionary Tale
An idea I hear come up a lot in Personality Typology quandaries is the question of whether one can be both Extraverted and Introverted, sometimes referred to as being an Ambivert. To me this is sort of like asking if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. The answer depends on how you define… Continue reading Am I a Fregetable?
Can your Personality change? Moment to moment, mood to mood, or throughout life? Of course! And no. It depends on how you define and look at what we mean by “Personality”. When discussing the Jungian/Briggs-Myers model of personality typology, Personality is defined as: - The type of information you inherently pay attention to (conceptual or… Continue reading Can Your Personality Change?
Thank you to Christy Williams for contributing a question to kick off my inaugural content post! Christy writes: “I would love to hear more about the connection between personality type & the ways information is processed (i.e. internally or externally). I use the term "information" because I don't know if this is only applicable to emotion versus… Continue reading Cognitive Functions Part 1: Judging Functions