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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

In the GoDiscussions Forum the survey to study empirically the distribution of preferences among Go players can be found at:
Go Players of Senseis are invited to participate. tderz The [ext] Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories originated by Carl Gustav Jung, as published in his 1921 book Psychological Types.
The original developers of the personality inventory were Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers.
The initial questionnaire grew into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (1962).

For most adults (75-90%), though not for children, the MBTI is reported to give the same result for 3-4 preferences ('types', 'letters')when the test is administered to the same person more than once (although the period between measurements is not stated). Some studies have found strong support for construct validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability, although variation was observed.

MBTI[1] is helpful in understanding the valuable differences between people.
However, The MBTI instrument does not assess:

  • Aptitude
  • Emotions
  • Intelligence
  • Skill
  • Maturity
  • Stress
  • ‘Normalcy’
  • Honesty
  • Friendliness
  • ...

Basic Assumptions

  • There are no right or wrong answers
  • There is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ type
  • Assesses certain inborn preferences
  • However, these preferences are not absolutes - everyone chooses their behaviour (private, work ...)

The Myers-Briggs Indicator (MBTI) addresses 8 preferences on four scales:

  • E - Extraversion or I - Introversion
  • S - Sensing or N - Intuition
  • T - Thinking or F - Feeling
  • J - Judging or P - Perceiving

[1] source of parts of text: Kathrine Huelster, organizer, facilitator, consultant

Critical voices spell the acronym MBTI as Mostly Bollocks, Though Interesting:

Tderz/MBTI last edited by tderz on January 10, 2009 - 23:49
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