Jungian Types

#1
My colleagues and I had to undergo personality testing in order to better understand each others reactions, and thus improve 'team dynamics' and so on last week.

It was a test based on the Jungian/Briggs system which seemingly divides us all into 16 different personalty types.

http://www.mdani.demon.co.uk/wword/types.htm

I was rather sceptical myself, but even so much of the feedback we got was actually correct (especially for a couple of the other lads who raved about it afterwards).

Once we found out which type we were, we were given a whole load of stuff about that particular personality type, including recommended career paths. I was told that I'd be good in accountancy, management, and law enforcement, or the military. I should have been an officer in the AGC apparently!

Have any of you done this before? What did you think of the results? Were they accurate for you?

Try the test here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
 
#3
The_Cheat said:
Your links have been 404'd lovey!

T C
Cheers T_C, should be fixed now.

T_T
 
#4
According to that test I'm a genus.... gennious.... geanious....dead smart!
 
#5
Interesting TT, I tried the test and the description of my personality was spot on. Jobs were Military and Engineer, obviously ex Army and now an Engineer.

Cheers for that.
 
#6
Tried it

I am ESTJ

11% Extraverted slightly expressed extravert
1% Sensing slightly expressed sensing personality
75% Thinking distinctively expressed thinking personality
1% Judging slightly expressed judging personality

Apparently i am inclined towards the following careers.

Management in Business or Education
Military Education - I am a pretty good instr for mil skills and trade.
Politics - I am a bolshi bugger
Science/Technical
Engineering - yep.
High School Education
Information System Specialist - yep
Social Service
Law
Counseling - warfare not welfare :p

Supervisor Guardians are squarely on the side of rules and procedures, and they can be quite serious about seeing to it that others toe the mark-or else face the consequences. They do not hesitate to give their stamp of approval, nor do they withhold their directions or suggestions for improvement. Like seasoned, stalwart umpires, Supervisors will set their jaw and make the call on anyone who steps up to bat. They even feel obligated to do so, and they're sometimes surprised when others don't seem grateful for being set straight.

Comprising at least ten percent of the population, Supervisors go by experience and that is what counts, not speculation and experimentation, and certainly not fantasy. They keep their feet firmly on the ground and make sure that those under their supervision do the same, whether employee, subordinate, offspring, or spouse. If others wish to fool around and daydream, fine, as long as they do it on their own time-which means after the job is done. But if they fritter away their time while on duty, they should not be surprised when the Supervisor calls them on the carpet. The top sergeant will not put up with such nonsense.

Supervisors are gregarious and civic-minded, and are usually key players of their community. They are generous with their time and energy, and very often belong to a variety of groups, supporting them through steady attendance, but also taking a vocal leadership role. Indeed, membership groups of all kinds attract Supervisors like magnets, perhaps because membership satisfies in some degree their need to maintain the stability of social institutions. Like all the Guardians, Supervisors worry a good deal about society falling apart, morality decaying, standards being undermined, traditions being lost, and they do all they can to preserve and to extend the institutions that embody social order. Supervisors are so in tune with the established institutions and ways of behaving within those institutions, that they have a hard time understanding those who might wish to abandon or radically change them.


Service, the tangible expression of responsibility, is another key focus for ESTJs. They love to provide and to receive good service. The ESTJ merchant who provides dependable service has done much to enhance her self image.

ESTJs promote the work ethic. Power, position and prestige should be worked for and earned. Laziness is rarely viewed with ambivalence nor benevolence by this type.

The ESTJ is outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed. The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls.
I'd agree with the above. to be honest.
 
#7
Same here mate, no surprises really :D
 
#8
The web link looks like an unofficial version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This instrument is based on Jungian psychological theory which states that everyone has certain innate preferences (or default modes) for the way in which they do things/react under certain circumstances. A good way to demonstrate preference is to get a an individual to sign something - unless we are injured or disabled, we all use a "preferred" hand to sign. Then get them to use their other hand. They will probably be able to do this but using their non-preferred hand is more awkward and, if they had to use it constantly they would get better but would find it very tiring. this is the same for our preferenes.

Myers and Briggs were an American mother and daughter team of sociologists who recognised that Jung's theories could be adapted to be of use to ordinary people.

The theory (which is backed by over 4000 academic studies) divides the preferences into four opposing pairs or dichotomies. These are:

Extrovert v Introvert (E & I) which is about where you get your energy from - through interaction with the external world or through interaction with your own inner world
Sensing v iNtuition (S & N) which is about the sort of information you gather and trust and how you process it
Thinking v Feeling (T & F) how you make decisions
Judging v Pecieving (J & P) how you deploy the above (or your approach to life.

I would advise caution on any online testing on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (which is what we're on about here).

There is a process which is supported by a qualified individual who helps people to discover their own "type" which does not necessarily correlate with the results of the instrument. Once the instrument has been taken and scored, the qualified person then takes each individual (or this can be done in groups) on a journey to explore just what their preferences may actually be. At the end of the day, the process does not seek to put anyone into a box, rather than let them come to the decision themselves as to what "type" best fits them.

There are numerous versions of the official Instrument, designed for various cultures (i.e. there is a version for the U.S., the UK, certain Asian countries, other European countries and, I know that there is a Russian version on the way).

The instrument is widely used in both the public and private sectors world-wide and is used for personal development, team building, conflict resolution, communications and many other. It is not a measure of how good anyone is at anything and should never be used as a basis for selection for jobs (although it can be a good indicator of the type of work an individual may enjoy.

Lots of information out there on the web but treat it all with caution. Lots of books too - just go to Amazon and search for MBTI or Myers Briggs.

I have used it successfully for my own personal development and also use it quite widely in my work. Very useful tool, but remember, it only looks at one aspect of our personality and we are all much more complicated than anything described by a four letter string. :D
 
#10
Hehehehehe my results were - certifiably unhinged, 100% care in the community candidate - delusions of grandeur ENTJ, who said that?, what me? no.
 
#11
knockknee said:
I came out as a mastermind (1% of population)

?????
That just means your a freak of nature not a mastermind :p
 
#12
ENTJ - the 'Rational Fieldmarshal'. Apparently I'm best suited for jobs including "Management in education" and "the military". Who'd ha' thunk it!
 
#14
Uncanny that. Said I should be a musician.

Started off with nine years in the mob followed by quite a few years in the

Merchant Navy, whilst teaching myself music, finally morphing into a

professional musician in my late forties. Must be something to it :D :D
 
#15
Be careful of these tests - especially online. I did my Masters in this stufff and it is an area populated by Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. These tests should only be used for job selection when compared with a battery of other tests.

HMF used to use these ones for AT/ATO selection

http://similarminds.com/cattell-16-factor.html

However these tests will only ever match you againsta data profile they already have (HMF had the AT/ATO 16PF database). Thes scores are ONLY comparisons and if the population sample for the database is cr@p - so are the results.
 
#17
rickshaw-major said:
Be careful of these tests - especially online. I did my Masters in this stufff and it is an area populated by Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. These tests should only be used for job selection when compared with a battery of other tests.

HMF used to use these ones for AT/ATO selection

http://similarminds.com/cattell-16-factor.html

However these tests will only ever match you againsta data profile they already have (HMF had the AT/ATO 16PF database). Thes scores are ONLY comparisons and if the population sample for the database is cr@p - so are the results.
What are you saying, that we all smell bad :D
 
#18
Ord_Sgt said:
rickshaw-major said:
Be careful of these tests - especially online. I did my Masters in this stufff and it is an area populated by Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. These tests should only be used for job selection when compared with a battery of other tests.

HMF used to use these ones for AT/ATO selection

http://similarminds.com/cattell-16-factor.html

However these tests will only ever match you againsta data profile they already have (HMF had the AT/ATO 16PF database). Thes scores are ONLY comparisons and if the population sample for the database is cr@p - so are the results.
What are you saying, that we all smell bad :D
Or like Cher's latest perfume line.
 
#19
I came out as ENFP:

he Portait of the Champion (ENFP)

The Champion Idealists are abstract in thought and speech, cooperative in accomplishing their aims, and informative and expressive when relating with others. For Champions, nothing occurs which does not have some deep ethical significance, and this, coupled with their uncanny sense of the motivations of others, gives them a talent for seeing life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil. This type is found in only about 3 percent of the general population, but they have great influence because of their extraordinary impact on others.

For the suggested careers, psychologist was at the top of the list!
 
#20
I got this:-

The Portait of the Performer (ESFP)

Besides being concrete in speech and utilitarian in reaching their goals, the Performer Artisans are collaborative and expressive in their social interactions. Thus, while Performers are usually extreme in their expressiveness and sociability, observably the most expressive of all the types, they are not comfortable telling others what to do, preferring to offer information rather than to issue orders.

Demonstrating or performing is putting on a show to entertain others, and Performers, whether on the job, with friends, or in their families, are the natural performers among the types, people for whom it can truly be said "all the world's a stage." Playful and fun-loving, the Performer' primary social interest lies in stimulating those around them, arousing their senses and their pleasureful emotions-charming them, in a sense, to cast off their concerns and "lighten up." Representing about ten per cent of the general population, Performers radiate warmth and optimism, and are able to lift others' spirits with their contagious laughter and their irrepressible joy of living.

It is well that Performers are plentiful, something over ten per cent of the population, because they bring joy to so many of us. They love the excitement of playing to an audience, and they try to generate a sense of "showtime" wherever they are. Performers are not comfortable being alone most of the time, and seek the company of others whenever possible -- which they usually find, for they make wonderful playmates. Lively, witty conversationalists, Performers always seem to know the latest jokes and stories, and are quick with wisecracks and wordplay -- nothing is so serious or sacred that it can't be made fun of. Performers also like to live in the fast lane of society, and seem up on latest fads of dress, food, drink, and entertainment, the chic new fashion, the "in" nightclub, the "hot" new musical group. Energetic and uninhibited, Performers create a mood of "eat, drink, and be merry" wherever they go, and life around them can have a continual party-like atmosphere.

Elizabeth Taylor, John Goodman, Marylin Monroe, Judy Garland, Magic Johnson, Pablo Picasso, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Elvis, and Leonard Bernstein are examples of Performer Artisans.
Is it accurate? Damned if I know, self analysis is probably a bad idea.
 

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