Psy 101 Personality

Topics: Personality psychology, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Emotion Pages: 2 (780 words) Published: February 16, 2013
Danette Dickey
Fall PSY 101 15315
Unit 4: Personality
* Please provide your results on the MBTI assessment (your four letter code). Describe whether you believe each element is accurate or not, and give examples from your life supporting your views.

As I went back and read over my 4 letter code for the MBTI assessment that I took in week 4, I realized that ½ of it didn’t sound like me at all. I re-took the assessment and got a completely different code and then did some more research and took another assessment and got yet again another code. I have read through the three different codes and feel the first one does not represent me as much and the last two characterize me more. Upon doing the assessments I have noticed that the wording and choices are different in what they compare and that in any given situation depending on the choices that are presented I fall into a different category. I have known this fact for quite some time as I play “Devils Advocate” on nearly everything. My original 4 letter code was ENFJ when I retook the same test a month or so later I was an INFP and lastly I was a INFJ. The difference in the E with the I and the J with the P are solely situational and how the question was worded or choice given.

Extrovert verses Introvert – As an introvert I agree that I deal with things according to how I feel about them or how they fit into my own personal life. I have deep emotions and values yet only select few are close enough to me to know any of them. I seem like an extrovert to many due to my caring nature but by default I am a very private person. I am a people person by default in that I want to help others and bring out the best in them usually putting my own needs aside. I also agree that my main interest is giving love and support to others. The introverted part comes in here as this is mostly reserved for those closest to me. I do not agree however that I am a manipulator, that I can get under peoples skin and have them...
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