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Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

18 Feb 2015, 12:00 UTC
Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Personality Test
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Women of different personality typesIn the wake of Kelly Korrick’s post, Becoming a Leader, and my own interest, On Leadership, I took the Myers-Briggs personality test. I know several colleagues, family members, and supervisors who have taken the test as part of their management training. The test is available free on-line. I took this version, which is comprised of 60 yes/no questions. I’ve seen other variations, but they are all similar and take only a few minutes. The final results give you a series of letters indicating your personality types as well as the strength in each of the following categories: •Extraverted (E) vs. Introverted (I),•Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N),•Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)•Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P) I don’t need a test to tell me that I am Introverted (I), but it also told me the strength of this characteristic. The Extravert-Introvert dimension is a continuum: Extravert [100% - - - 0% - - - 100%] IntrovertI was reasonably, but not overwhelmingly, introverted. Sensing-Intuition preference represents the method by which one perceives information: Sensing (S) means an individual mainly relies on concrete, actual information. Intuition (N) means a person relies upon their conception about things based on their understanding ...

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