A Personal Analysis Of The Myers Briggs Personality Test

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Having completed the Myers Briggs Personality Test previously, I was identified as an INTP, which stands for introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving. Accordingly, this personality is often labeled as “The Architect” or “The Logician.” Despite my previous results, I repeated the test as instructed in the assignment. Consequently, based on the outcome of the test, my personality has altered in the past year. Thus, my updated results based on this analysis were, INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging). However, the two personalities are not vastly different, as only one trait seems to have varied. Therefore, instead of a holding characteristic grounded in perception, it would appear that I am more inclined to mannerisms…show more content…
Ultimately, a human’s personality is much more detailed than a few adjectives. Additionally, one’s profession should never be based on what a quiz suggests, as there are numerous attributes that a test cannot point out. Consider if you will that although the test did not reveal that I hold a strength of feeling, when it comes to children, my heart is touched and more inclined to offer an emotional response. Thus, in my opinion, if tests such as these were used to determine what job one should hold, more individual would remain jobless, be it due to the denial of a position or from a lack of interest for positions that appear to be fitting according to test results. This being said, if this determined career eligibility, the world would be even more chaotic than it is currently, with much more dissatisfaction within the workplace. Ultimately, I know in my case, I would not be as pleased and driven to accomplish my goals if I were under the impression that my personality results could cause me denial of the career I am…show more content…
Self-report personality inventories such as these allow for a comparison of various traits within an individual to other people’s qualities (Nevid, 2015, p. 435). Additionally, this form of testing is inexpensive to administer and score. Another benefit of these types of tests is the likelihood that one will be honest, due to the lack of face-to-face communication with an interviewer (Nevid, 2015, p. 436). Lastly, this form of testing also offers the possibility of boosting one’s confidence level, because of the positive wording that does not focus on the negative aspects of one’s personality (Caswell & Stromberg, 2015, para. 21). Nevertheless, negative factors remain, such as the results of these tests have the ability to change based on one’s mood, which may have been the reason for the variance in my testing results. According to an article by Vox media, fifty percent of testers had a changed result in as little as five weeks after the first testing experience (Caswell & Stromberg, 2015, para. 24). These self-reported tests depend on the truthfulness of the individual taking the test, thus they rely on the self-judgment of one’s opinion (Nevid, 2015, p. 435) Additionally, these tests which are bias, measure a single dimension of personality (Nevid, 2015, p.

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