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We call it “Personality Style.” all people are different, but some are more different than others (from each other). And some have a lot in common. You know that. Type is a way of understanding the patterns of out personal makeup. Jung’s theory saya that apparently random human differences are in fact the logical result of our (probably inborn) preferences on a few observable dimensions, such as how we prefer to focus our energy (Extraversion or Introversion); how we prefer to get our information (with our 5 Senses, or our 6th sense, iNtuition); and how we prefer to make our decisions (objectively, with logic as the criterion (“Thinking”), or subjectively, using our personal values as the criteria (“Feeling”); and whether we more often relate to the world by getting more information—postponing decisions (Perceiving), or by a desire for getting decisions made—cutting off information flow (Judging). The fourth pair was added by Isabel Briggs Myers, who developed the MBTI® (Myers-Briggs type Indicator®), a well-validated pencil questionnaire to help determine people’s preferences on these 4 pairs of parameters).
“Any education can change your life; but learning this much about yourself can empower you to change your own life.”
William D. G. Murray