Edison Van Jay’s Personal Account of
Personality Type ENFP
Edison Van Jay, Bachelor of Education
Faculty of Behavioral Sciences,
Theories of Personality (Section B) (12S)
Jamie A. Dyce, Ph.D., R. Psych
July 23, 2010
The Myer-Briggs type indicator is a self-report questionnaire designed to help individuals identify their personality characteristics. Practical implications of the questionnaire may include assistance for individuals in terms of career choices, personal growth, discovery and development, education and inter-personal relationships. This essay contains a personal account of an individual characterized as ENFP, the Inspirer.
The Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) (Myers & McCaulley, 1985) is a 166-item self-report inventory based on various psychological principles for Jung. The questionnaire was designed to help individuals identify their personality characteristics. The MBTI measures four, bi-polar dimensions of personality and indicates a individual’s psychological preference for how he or she views the world (Rushton, Morgan & Richard, 2007). Each of the four scales is continuous in nature. The scales are designed to indicate an individual’s preference for a particular index. The four scales are: Extraversion versus Introversion, Sensing versus Intuition, Thinking versus Feeling, and Judging versus Perceiving (Rushton, Morgan & Richard, 2007).
Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I). Extraverted individuals are individuals who tend to get their information about the world externally. Extraverts are the types of active individuals who tend to enjoy meeting new people. Extraverts usually have a lot of friends and acquaintances. They also sometimes engage in thinking aloud or talking to themselves. Introversion types on the other hand, tend to think before they speak. Introverts often introspect and look inward as the source for
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