Thursday, February 28, 2013

Myers-Briggs Part 6: What's Your Type?

Myers-Briggs Part 6: What's Your Type?  This post is a summary of a 6 part series on the Myers-Briggs 16 personality types.
For the last 6 weeks I have posted once a week about my experiences with the Myers-Briggs Personality Types. This is something that helped me not only as a teacher, but as a person, learning about the world around me. Tonight, we're summing it up!

First, I told about my master's program and my first introduction to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. Click the image below for the link to that post:

The next week, I posted about the difference between Introverts (I) and Extraverts (E). I even listed famous Introverts and famous Extraverts, and suggested possible careers for both. Of the four preferences, this is the one I personally struggled with the most. I've learned much more about it, and now I'm proud to be an Introvert. There are many successful Introverts in our world, including teachers! Click the image below to get to the post about Introversion and Extraversion.

Next up was Sensing (S) vs Intuition (N). This one is quite important to us as teachers. People process information in different ways, and it's essential that we respect both preferences. Most teachers teach to their own preference, which leaves out many students. Click the image below to read more about how people process information.

A week later, I posted about the third preference: How we make decisions. The two preferences are Feeling (F) and Thinking (T). Click the image below to read about Thinkers and Feelers.

Finally, last week posted about how people live their outer life. That's Judging (J) or Perceiving (P). This was another area where I struggled, until I realized that Judging didn't mean Judgmental. It just means I prefer structure and order. Understanding who I am really helped me appreciate the Ps in my life! Click the image below for more information about Judging and Perceiving.

Although I recommend taking the official Myers Briggs Instrument (click HERE for information.) However after some thought, you might have a guess on where you land on some of the preferences.  

There are a total of 16 different "types".  
Here they are!


If you click the image and go to the Myers Briggs website, there is a link for a description to each of these 16 personality types.

I'm an ISFJ. They call me The Nurturer. If you google ISFJ and read the  description, you'll see a perfect description of me. It's almost as if someone who knew me very well wrote a detailed description of my personality.

What's your type?

5 comments:

  1. I've loved this series, Sally! Thanks for sharing it with your readers. Something else worth exploring in the personality type vein is reversal theory. It can make a lot of sense if a parent comes in for parent-teacher conferences and seems shocked by the child you describe in the classroom.

    Here's a post I did on it today. Hope you find it useful!
    http://www.kidzmet.com/blog/2013/02/28/child/

    Jen

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    1. Thanks so much for your knowledgable comments!

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  2. I'm an ISTJ and some of the reading I did on MBTI and education was really helpful to me, especially when I went through a tough time following unexpected non-renewal of my teaching contract. Time to get that book out again and have another read! Thanks.

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    1. Karen, it's great stuff, isn't it? I keep coming back to it

      Sally

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  3. Does anyone know where I can find a learning activity that will allow people to catagorise themselves and find out what type of personality they have. I am writing a learning resource for hairdressers and part of it is on communication and conflict management. ou can email me at Manesolutions12@gmail.com...thanks Karen

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