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Do you believe in your MBTI?

작성자HANBAT HERALD  조회수59 등록일2021-07-29
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Do you believe in your MBTI?

By Joung In-young Reporter, Sophomore of Electronics Control Engineering


            Have you ever seen links about Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) floating online or SNS? The tests have received so much attention that they have appeared in trending topics. There are also various types of personality tests, such as flowers and colors. As some people say, even if there are people who have never done it before, no one has only done it once. It is a personality type test known to identify personality through simple testing procedures. So, do the simple questions define personality? And what about the accuracy of the test?


  1. MBTI? Personality test?

        MBTI stands for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It is a self-report personality type test          

 tool, designed by Myers and Briggs, based on the psychological typology of the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which puts people into one of 16 different categories.


  1. Eight indicators and 16 personalities that are the criteria.



Sensing (S)

Intuition (N)

Thinking (T)

Feeling (F)

Feeling (F)

Thinking (T)


Introversion

(I)

Judging (J)

ISTJ

ISFJ

INFJ

INTJ

Perceiving (P)

ISFP

ISFP

INFP

INTP


Extraversion(E)

Judging (J)

ESTP

ESFP

ENFP

ENTP

Perceiving (P)

ESTJ

ESFJ

ENFJ

ENTJ


  1. Which MBTI test is correct?

There are many different tests related to MBTI, such as free internet tests, 

  short one-page tests which are reduced to a few questions, or tests that go around

  online communities. Are all of these formal and reliable?


This is interview data for the head of the research department of MBTI Research Institute in Korea.


○ How is the simplified MBTI seen from the perspective of an expert?

  • I think there is a high risk of incorrect information which results from this simplistic process. The source of the test is also unclear.


○ What do you think of the 16 types?

- I don't think MBTI can define and express all personalities. You have to take care in naming it, such as a “Brave guardian type.” In the case of a simple test, it is easy to have prejudice and misunderstanding about others by separating people according to the framework of “That person has this type of personality.”


○ Do you think it is possible to predict marital harmony with MBTI?

-This reminds me of guessing the percentage of affection between students from the name of their elementary school. I think the attitude of recognizing diversity of types should come first. I can’t help thinking that it is better to assume certain connections based on things like the types of makeup that each person wears.


  1. The method of knowing my personality correctly.

       If you want to officially conduct an MBTI test, but it is difficult to meet experts in person        

      due to personal conditions, you can experience a formal MBTI test through “Assesta,” an     

      affiliate of the MBTI Korea Institute. (This inspection is for a fee.)


If you are a student at HBNU, you can make a reservation at the Student Counseling Center before conducting an examination.

The student counseling center is located on the third floor of the student center in S2.



MBTI  has been prevalent in recent generations of MZ. Four letters of the alphabet 

that defined personalities to either new people, or the people around us. This can also define the way that other people see you. So why don't you try to find yourself in a more accurate way by taking the test?