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The Myers-Briggs Type

Indicator (MBTI)
Ren Stinson
University of Iowa
Ground-Rules
• Share your thoughts and listen to others

• Stay positive

• Keep it in the room

• Ren = ENTJ ?
Overview
1. Self-Report Instrument
2. Nonjudgmental Instrument
3. Preference Indicator
4. Well Researched Instrument
5. Based on Jung’s Theory
6. Built for the “normal” population
Four Dimensions
of Personality Type

• How we interact with the world and where
we direct our energy
• The kind of information we naturally notice
• How we make decisions
• Whether we prefer to live in a more
structured way or a more spontaneous
way
Extraversion Introversion
Interest Orientation

E Outer world
of actions,
Inner world of
ideas and
I
objects, and concepts
people
Sensing iNtuition
Perception

S Immediate
reality and
Inferred
meanings
N
direct and
experience relationships
Thinking Feeling
Judgment

T Reliability of
logical order
Priorities
based on
F
– cause and personal
effect importance
and values
Judgment Perception
Environment Orientation

J Judging
attitude –
Spontaneity –
Curious,
P
Control of awaiting
events and events and
systematic adapting to
planning them
ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
“Take Your “On My Honor, “Catalyst for “Competence +
Time and Do It to Do My Positive Independence =
Right” Duty…” Change” Perfection”

ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
“Doing the Best “It’s the “Still Waters “Ingenious
I Can With Thought That Run Deep” Problem
What I’ve Got” Counts” Solvers”

ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
“Let’s Get “Don’t Worry, “Anything’s “Life’s
Busy!” Be Happy” Possible” Entrepreneurs”

ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ
“Taking Care of “What Can I Do “The Public “Everything’s
Business” For You?” Relations Fine – I’m in
Specialist” Charge”
Questions
• What do you want your peers to know
about you that would help in group work or
discussion?
• What is a great strength that you have to
offer your peers when working in group
projects or in discussions?
Thank You

- Please fill out the evaluations.

Ren Stinson
ren-stinson@uiowa.edu