Discovering MBTI

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  • 1. A primer by Blase Masserant
  • 2.  Go back Return to index ☷ Intro Test Descriptions •What is the MBTI? •Which type am I? •Now what? •I’m more complex •What’s this test? •How do I decide? than 4 letters! •How are the •I’ve found my type! •Doesn’t personality questions? •Still can’t decide… change with time? •How are the results? Any questions ?
  • 3.  ☷ What is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? I’m more complex Doesn’t Watch on than just 4 personality Which type am I? YouTube letters! change with time? ?
  • 4.  ☷  No they cannot "It is not the purpose of a  Personality typologies are not psychological typology to classify meant to categorize and define human beings into categories -- people this in itself would be pretty  They are meant for people to pointless." - Carl Jung better understand themselves in certain ways, and to help people to understand each other better as well  The MBTI is a framework of ideas, a tool  If you don’t find it useful, then there is no reason to use it, but I would suggest you at least give it a chance I’m more complex Doesn’t Learn about MBTI than just 4 personality Which type am I? on YouTube letters! change with time? ?
  • 5.  ☷  Yes, it does  Your MBTI type, however, does not  Keep in mind, the MBTI cannot measure one’s entire personality  It only measures certain aspects of it, a small fraction of the complexity of the human personality I’m more complex Doesn’t Learn about MBTI than just 4 personality Which type am I? on YouTube letters! change with time? ?
  • 6.  ☷ Which type am I? What are the What does it tell Take the test What’s this test? I’m done! questions like? you? ?
  • 7.  ☷  There are many forms of this test  The official version usually costs money to take, but you may have already taken it, perhaps in a college psych class or with a career counselor  There are several unofficial versions online, What are the What does it tell Take the test What’s this test? I’m done! questions like? you? ?
  • 8.  ☷  It asks about your preferences  It asks 36 questions  You can choose between two options  Pick one of six spots in between  There are no neutral answers What are the What does it tell Take the test What’s this test? I’m done! questions like? you? ?
  • 9.  ☷  The test can not tell your exact type, only the types you are most likely to be  After you’re done, its up to you to decide your type for yourself by reading type descriptions  That might make the test seem pointless, but it gives you an idea of where to start reading  If you’d prefer to just start reading descriptions, click here What are the What does it tell Take the test What’s this test? I’m done! questions like? you? ?
  • 10.  ☷ What do these four letters mean? How do I I think I know I still can’t What now? decide? my type! decide… ?
  • 11. ☷ Now that you have your results, you can start reading descriptions Reading descriptions (also called portraits or profiles) is the best way to start learning about personality type Start by reading the portraits of your most likely types Each description is different from site to site, some may fit you better than others How do I I think I know I still can’t What now? decide? my type! decide… ?
  • 12. ☷ Your type is up to you to decide Discerning type can be very difficult, and people often suspect themselves to be a different type from month to month? How do I I think I know I still can’t What now? decide? my type! decide… ?
  • 13. ☷ Congratulations! Continue to reflect on this knowledge, and think about how your thoughts, feelings and behavior might be described using the MBTI Learning more, you may reconsider your type. Don’t worry, this is a healthy part of self-understanding Show your friends and talk to them about personality type. Talking about personality type with others is often an even better way to learn than reading There are many forums and online communities which discuss personality type, like the Personality Café, which are great places to bring your questions and learn more. How do I I think I know I still can’t What now? decide? my type! decide… ?
  • 14. ☷ Don’t worry, it can take a long time to really be certain about your personality type Continue to reflect on it, the more you read, learn, and discuss with others the clearer things will become It may seem like this just doesn’t work and isn’t worth trying to figure it out, but in the end personality type is what you make of it. As long as you care and want to understand yourself better, the MBTI will eventually start to show its usefulness There are many forums and online communities which discuss personality type, like the Personality Café, which are great places to bring your questions and get some advice on how to determine your type How do I I think I know I still can’t What now? decide? my type! decide… ?
  • 15. Return to index ☷We hope you choose to learn more about it in the future Any questions ?
  • 16.  Go back Return to index ☷ ? Still working on this section… Any questions?