Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Personal Psychology

My psychology class is interesting, but my favorite part is taking the personal inventories. The first one we took was on trait theory, and it was the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. It's based on the theory that everyone has certain traits, some more than others. So we answered this questionnaire, of "Are you more ____ or ____." Then you tally up the 70 answers, and it tells you if you are more:

  • Extroverted or Introverted: Do you prefer to be alone/with one person or with a group?
  • Sensory or Intuitive: How you gather information. Do you trust hunches or data more?
  • Thinking or Feeling: From the information you've gathered, how do you make conclusions? Do you empathize (feeling) or detach yourself (thinking)?
  • Judging or Perceiving: The preference between sensory/intuitive (perceiving) or thinking/feeling (judging) when dealing with society. Do you spend more time gathering information or drawing conclusions?

I was a little surprised by my results, but I guess I hadn't really thought about it much. I was especially interested in the extroverted/introverted, because I love spending time by myself, but I've become so much more confident around others in the last two years, and as a result, do find a lot of joy in groups. However, my score for that section was surprisingly almost unanimous.

I really considered typing up the test on here, and then asking if you guys would like to respond (anonymously, if you'd like, though they're not private questions), and I could score them and give you guys the results. If anyone is interested in me doing that, I'd be more than happy to, but not now, since I'm supposed to be writing a paper. I would like to know if anyone could guess what I am though... E/I-S/N-T/F-J/P. So, for instance, someone may be ENFP.


jf said...

I'm an INTP according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but I'd like it if you could post the questions when you have a chance. :)

Chelsea said...

really? I would have thought you were ISTP.
Fortuna, I ALWAYS forget who you are when you leave a comment. Then I have to go back through my facebook friends and see who is a JF. :)
I'm going to type them up today.