Jung Typology Test™
According to Carl Jung's typology, all people can be characterized using the following three criteria:
- Extraversion - Introversion
- Sensing - Intuition
- Thinking - Feeling
Isabel Briggs Myers added a fourth criterion:
These four criteria are called "dichotomies" since each of them represent a continuum between two opposite poles.
The first criterion, Extraversion – Introversion, signifies the source and direction of a person’s energy expression. An extravert’s source and direction of energy expression is mainly in the external world, while an introvert has a source of energy mainly in their own internal world.
The second criterion, Sensing – Intuition, represents the method by which someone perceives information. Sensing means that a person mainly believes information he or she receives directly from the external world. Intuition means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives from the internal or imaginative world.
The third criterion, Thinking – Feeling, represents how a person processes information. Thinking means that a person makes a decision mainly through logic. Feeling means that, as a rule, he or she makes a decision based on emotion, i.e. based on what they feel they should do.
The fourth criterion, Judging – Perceiving, reflects how a person implements the information he or she has processed. Judging means that a person organizes all of his life events and, as a rule, sticks to his plans. Perceiving means that he or she is inclined to improvise and explore alternative options.
The different possible combinations of preferences determine sixteen personality types. Each type can be assigned an acronym (or formula) according to the first letters of the combination of the preferences in each of the four criteria. For example:
ISTJ - Introvert Sensing Thinking Judging
ENFP - Extravert iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Descriptions of the 16 personality types:
Humanmetrics’ Jung Typology Test™ determines an individual's personality type and scores the expressiveness of preferences in of each of the three Jungian dimensions (Extraversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling) as well of the additional dimension (Judging vs. Perceiving) proposed by Isabel Briggs Myers. The scales of dichotomies represent a continuum between two opposite poles, from 100 at one pole to 100 at the opposite pole. I.e. the Extravert-Introvert dimension is a continuum from 100 on Extraversion (i.e. a respondent is 100% extravert) to 100 on Introversion (i.e. a respondent is 100% introvert). In other words, the scale is 200 units long:
Extravert [100% - - - 0% - - - 100%] Introvert
Most individuals possess features of both poles but typically have a preference of one way over the other. The letter indicates the direction of the preference and the percentage indicates the strength of the preference toward one pole over the other.
The E-I score of 0% means the respondent is on the borderline between being an extravert and an introvert. Having an Extraversion score of greater than 0 - e.g. 20% - means being 20% more slanted toward Extraversion over Introversion. Having an Introversion score of greater than 0 - e.g. 20% - means being 20% more slanted toward Introversion over Extraversion.
The same pertains to the S-N, T-F, and J-P dichotomies.
By taking the Jung Typology Test™, you will discover your type formula along with a quantitative measure of each of the 4 criteria (the strengths of preferences). Once you get your type formula and the strengths of preferences, you can:
- Learn about your personality type by reading your type description. This may help you identify your life style in general, as well as your natural style with respect to specific areas such as business, love, education, communication, and conflict.
- Get a list of the most suitable career choices based on your personality, along with a selection of educational institutions where you can receive a relevant degree or training – powered by the Jung Career Indicator™
- Take the next step and use the formula and strengths of the preferences for compatibility assessment of couples by taking the Jung Marriage Test™.
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