You will gain great benefit from an understanding of your own and other’s Personality Type from the MBTI. It helps in numerous areas like choice of career; understanding of how people react and work in both social and work settings; what are peoples’ comfort and discomfort zones during their interactions with others; what they need to do to “energize and recharge”; and what they can expect in their personal development as they mature.
Type theory is based on personality type theory developed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. The dynamic character specified by type theory involves the interaction of a person’s four basic preferences. In developing the MBTI instrument, Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs aim to make the insights of type theory accessible to individuals and groups. The MBTI and MMTIC instruments are based on Jung’s ideas about how different ways of perceiving and judging, in combination with different attitudes, describe different types of people. Perception and judgment are conceived of as mental functions; the term attitudes refer to orientation of energy and orientation to the external world. Personality types result from interactions among the four MBTI/MMTIC dichotomies. These dichotomies encompass four opposite domains of mental functioning: opposite ways of perceiving, opposite ways of judging, opposite attitudes in which preferred perception and preferred judgment are typically used, and opposite ways of relating to the world. The MMTIC is very much similar to MBTI, with the addition of the “U-band”. This is due to the developing TYPE of children, thus resulting in preference score landing within the band.
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