Hopefully everyone is staying dry after the big storm last night in San Francisco. If you missed my post on rain boots from the weekend, you can read that here!
Since last night was my last night of classes at USF for the fall semester, I decided to do a post today on psychology (it only makes sense after all of the time and money we've spent on the program). I know I've mentioned this a thousand times on here and on Twitter, but I only have one more class left next semester! No more afternoon classes, no more Saturday classes, no more saying I can't hang out or go to your fabulous party because I have class! I am so excited. My class next semester is Traineeship Class- it's only seven people with the professor and we talk about our cases at our traineeship. Let the countdown to graduation begin!! We know it's in May, none of us know the exact date, which is pretty problematic.
Back to the part where this is interesting to you! How well do you know yourself? How well can you identify traits in yourself? How do you make your decisions? How would you describe your personality? Luckily we have the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test to help us uncover these answers. The test was created to help individuals learn about themselves based on pyschological types outlined by Jung. The official MBTI test is a long, thorough test that must be administered by a trained professional. We have taken modified, free versions of the MBTI for our program and it has proven to be extremely helpful.
A lot of companies and teams have workshops that allow managers and employees to take the Myers-Briggs or other personality type tests to help the team learn about themselves and work better together. Taking the tests give insight into how you approach things, how you think, your strengths and your weaknesses. Ever wondered why that person at work bothered you so much? They don't plan enough? They're always unprepared? Well learning more about your personality type allows you to understand others better. Take the test and then look at the Harry Potter chart above- sometimes putting it in another context makes it easier to understand. I highly recommend that all couples take the test- I am sure it will be helpful!
This is me in a nutshell: ENFPs are fiercely independent, and much more than stability and security, they crave creativity and freedom.
Here are the perfect over-the-top pairs for perfect ENFPs!!!! <3
I can't believe I got Ron Weasley!!!
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
"Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills."
In developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator [instrument], the aim of Isabel Briggs Myers, and her mother, Katharine Briggs, was to make the insights of type theory accessible to individuals and groups. They addressed the two related goals in the developments and application of the MBTI instrument:
The identification of basic preferences of each of the four dichotomies specified or implicit in Jung’s theory.
The identification and description of the 16 distinctive personality types that result from the interactions among the preferences.
Excerpted from the MBTI® Manual: A Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®