Jung’s Personality Test, although debatable, has been widely used for years. It is an assessment that elicits one’s personality traits, or psychological preferences when relating to the world and how one makes decisions. Some critics argue that the test “lacks falsifiability, which can cause confirmation bias in the interpretation of results.” (Wikipedia). Nonetheless, the test is widely used, particularly by marriage counselors, in career counseling, personal development, group dynamics, etc.
Jung’s Personality Test is devised in a way that it gives 16 various combined results based upon 4 core dichotomies.
|Extraversion (E) –||(I) Introversion|
|Sensing (S) –||(N) Intuition|
|Thinking (T) –||(F) Feeling|
|Judgment (J) –||(P) Perception|
The greatest majority of people will possess a characteristic from each dichotomy. The 4 most prevalent will be the outcome, or the assessment of the person’s Type Indicator (temperaments).
According to Wikipedia, “some researchers have interpreted the reliability of the test as being low. Studies have found that between 39% and 76% of those tested fall into different types upon retesting some weeks or years later.” [emphasis added] (Wikipedia). That is a rather large variance for the percentage of re-takers falling into a different type.
The overall validity of the test’s outcome should be considered by the individual taking the assessment – how many times they have taken it, at what intervals throughout their life they have taken it, who administered each assessment, and did they find the outcome to be reliable at all?
Personalized Test Results
I have personally taken the test multiple times over the years. While I find that we all tend to have our good days and bad days, the assessments have been the same result each and every time. I do not solely rely on an assessment test to determine my overall makeup, however, it appears my personality test outcome is overwhelmingly (INTP).
If you would like to learn more or take the assessment for yourself, here are some links for further study.
- Association for Psychological Type International
- Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT)
- CPP, Publisher of the MBTI
- The Myers & Briggs Foundation
- Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) at CAPT website
- Psychometrics Canada, Canadian publisher of French and English MBTI
(all of the links were taken from this Wikipedia page)
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