FAQs on Personality Typing

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Knowing the FAQS

  1. What will I learn about myself from knowing my type?
  2. How is our Personality Type determined?
  3. Can I trust this Personality Test?
  4. Where does this test come from?
  5. How can I know what types other people are?
  6. How can knowing Personality Type help in dealing with our personal problems?
  7. Does our Personality Type ever change?
  8. How does Personality Typing help in the workplace?

FAQS 1. What will I learn about myself from knowing my type?

Your type will tell you: how you make decisions, solve problems, deal with stress, learn new things, balance work and play time, and cope with change, as well as your unique communication style in relationships.

It shows you what your strengths and weaknesses are, so you can use them to best advantage in your personal life and in the workplace.

Learning about our Personality Style or Type helps us to understand why certain aspects of life are easy for us, and others are a real struggle.

FAQS 2. How is Personality Type determined?

Each personality style or type is rated in terms of four preferences.

S = SENSING —————————————————————- N = INTUITION
T = THINKING —————————————————————– F = FEELING
P = PERCEIVING ———————————————————— J = JUDGING

You will find that you fall along the line, somewhere in between each of these four scales, leaning more to one side than the other.

You will get a four-letter code, based on where you rate yourself along the lines between these four preferences, by answering a set of questions designed to find out where you are on each scale.

FAQS 3. Can I trust this Personality Test?

The test we are talking about here is called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test. Known as the ‘MBTI’, for short, it is the most reliable and valid personality test available today. It is used by most professional career counselors. It has been around for 40 years. Normal people will consistently fit a particular Personality Type or Style throughout their lives.

FAQS 4. Where did it come from?

The research on personality type was done by, an American mother and daughter team – Katharine Cook Briggs (1875-1968) and Isabel Briggs Myers (1897-1980). Their work spanned two lifetimes.

In 1923 Katharine and Isabel came across the writings of psychologist, Dr. Carl G. Jung. His ideas on the theory of psychological type made sense to them, and later, during World War II, they decided the information could help people make better work-life choices, at a time when women, for the first time in the U.S. were entering the workforce, in large numbers.

They believed that when we understand our individual differences, we can see that seemingly random responses in our behavior, and the behavior of those around us, are actually quite consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individual personality styles prefer to use their perception and judgment.

It is their research on type that is incorporated into these 16 Personality Profiles.

FAQS 5. How can I know what type another person is?

When you read through the descriptions of the 16 personality types, you’ll start to notice people in your life who closely resemble them. With time, as you become more acquainted with the differences in the way other types see things, you’ll start to recognize them around you everywhere you go. It’s like having a secret key that reveals a whole new way of seeing things.

FAQS 6. How can knowing Personality Type help in dealing with our personal problems?

Knowing the characteristics of our Personality Type, and being familiar with the other types, teaches us:

  • not to be down on ourselves, when things don’t work out the way we want
  • to realize that many of our personal quirks really come from our personality style
  • that many of the difficulties we have getting along with people, arise from the different perspectives of opposite Personality Types.

FAQS 7. Does our Personality Type ever change?

The research behind the Myers-Briggs Personality test, tells us that personality typing, in normal people, rarely changes over the course of a lifetime, unless they experience a major catastrophic event in their lives.

For most people their personality deepens and matures.

When you realize that Personality Typing is fixed and doesn’t change through life, you can see how important it is to find people with personality types:

  • whom you can get along with
  • who balance your weaknesses
  • who understand where you are coming from and
  • whom you can enjoy being with.

This applies not only to the workplace, but to our private lives too.

Of course, in families, it isn’t always possible to select whom you are related to. But you will see how your personality type will naturally draw you closer to some family members than to others.

With people whose personality types are radically different from your own, it pays to understand their personalities, in order to make it easier to get along together.

FAQS 8. How does Personality Typing help in the workplace?

Certain personality types tend to be found in certain jobs because they do really well in those jobs. The job works with their personality.

If you get into a job or occupation where you are constantly frustrated with the people around you, and the work you are doing, maybe it’s time to step back and ask yourself, “Does this job really suit my personality type?”

As you get to know the various personality types, you will start to recognize the types that are drawn to the same line of work.

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Follow the quick and easy steps to doing the Personality Test and get a detailed description of your type, your strengths and your weaknesses. Find out what kinds of work, people with your personality style, tend to find themselves attracted to.

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