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Re^4: My Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is ...

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Apr 23, 2010 at 18:35 UTC ( #836581=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Introvered vs Extroverted is probably the most rock-solid part of MBTI. However, psychologists are using the terms in a very strict sense, removed from the connotations we normally attach to the terms. Specifically, it's if you take your energy from inside or outside. Under this definition, introverts can get along with people just fine. It's just that they tend to get worn out being with groups for long periods of time and have no problem working alone. They may choose to be with people, but have little psychological need to be with people.

The other three measures I'm less sure about. While people often feel their personality descriptions are very close to how their actual personality, you can get the same effect using cold reading/Barnum Statements. It's not clearly better than fortune telling.


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Re^5: My Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is ...
by chacham (Parson) on Mar 17, 2017 at 12:26 UTC

    Introvered vs Extroverted is probably the most rock-solid part of MBTI.

    Interestingly enough, Briggs work was based on Jung's research that lead to Psychological Types, the 6th book in Jung's Collected Works. The book, aside from the definitions, has 10 chapters. The first 9 deal with Introvert versus Extravert, and the 10th deals with how they are affected by the 4 function types.

    However, psychologists are using the terms in a very strict sense, removed from the connotations we normally attach to the terms.

    That's a bit misleading. Psychologists invented those terms, and the connotation we use happen to be the effect usually seen from them. Not all Introverts are shy, and not all Extraverts are bold.

    Specifically, it's if you take your energy from inside or outside.

    That is Keirsey's definition, not Brigg's. Keisey's definition has more to to with practical applications than what it actually is. Jung, who defined the terms as we use them today explained that Extraverts are objective to the world of people and things, (and by extension, subjective to the world of ideas). Introverts are the exactly the opposite.

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