Ethics of Personality

December 24, 2007 at 10:07 am 7 comments

Hello world!

I recently came out of my Management training course in Dubai which was FAN-tabulous! And being the geek that I am I thoroughly enjoyed the training courseJ We were trained by instructors who originally are psychologists but are practitioners in human resource development and training. The course invites a lot of people skills, group activities, presentations, and several tests, the one test that did stand out for me which I thought was enjoyable and interesting was the MBTI. The MBTI is a personality questionnaire designed to identify certain psychological differences according to the typological theories and bleh…Boring…basically it states that everyone is characterized into 16 types of personalities (Although we all agreed that Britney Spears is the 17th type hee heeJ) After taking the test, which consists of 80-something questions I found out that I am…are you ready….an ISTJ! Now you’re probably wondering what on earth that means….me gonna tell you! The MBTI provides a useful method for understanding people by looking at eight personality preferences that everyone uses at different times. These eight preferences are organized into four opposite pairs. When you take the Indicator, the four preferences (one from each pair you identify as being most like you) are combined into what is called a type. The four pairs of preferences, or dichotomies, describe four activities: 

  • Energizing-how a person is energized, either through Extraversion(E) or Introversion(I)
  • Perceiving-what a person pays attention to, either through sensing(S) or Intuition(N)
  • Deciding- How a person decides, either through thinking(T) or Feeling(F)
  • Living- the lifestyle of a person adopts, either through Judging(J) or Perceiving(P)

 We were a class of about 25 people and the results were as follows:   

So…why did we take this test, and what’s the point? This MBTI has been applied as a tool for many years by a variety of uses around the globe, including those in:

·        small businesses and large multinational corporations

·        Service industries and manufacturing concerns

·        Consulting and training services

·        Government at all levels

·         Established firms and new entrepreneurial ventures  

In general, the MBTI a functions as a tool that helps people in organizations understand themselves and behaviors, appreciate others in order to make constructive use of individual preferences, approach problems in different healthy ways and thus be more productive and so on.

On the whole its taught me that not everyone is the same, and not everyone fits the MBTI profile 100%, its only said to be 70% accurate, but its definitely opened my eyes to the fact that some people are more feeling than thinking , and more do-think-do than think-do-think. Diversity is what we need to make a team work, if we were all ISTJ’s for example, there won’t be a chance for advancement or new ideas, we’d all be in the same frame of mind J

So as ISTJ’s we are considered to be “life’s natural organizers”:-serious, quiet, we find concentration and thoroughness crucial, logical, realistic, dependable and work steadily (regardless of distraction) . 

PS. This test is NOT for choosing a partner, one guy liked 2 women and is considering marrying one of them so he asked our instructor if he could have a few copies of the test lol. Relationships work because you want them to, and as long there is a communication and compromise between the two of you, you’re good to go:)    


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. eshda3wa  |  December 24, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    glad u had such a fantabulous time

  • 2. Shaymaa  |  December 25, 2007 at 4:47 am

    Congrats on the fresh blog, it looks great and feels great too!
    Happy to hear about the FANtastic time you had!!! I like these type of test, especially this one because it has been throughly researched and its accuracy is unbelievable!

    It’s interesting to know we shouldn’t be choosing a partner with that test. lol.

  • 3. Luna  |  December 25, 2007 at 7:48 am

    eshda3wa: Thanks, I always try to make the best out of these training courses:)

    Shaymaa: Thanks hun, it took alot of work getting it started but it was well worth it:) WordPress has a freindly interface me likes it alot:) My big sis is a psychologist too, she told me the MBTI is one of the much older personality profile tests and that there are more advanced forms of these tests.
    Yes its not for choosing partners unless youre looking for a Stepford wife/husband hehe:)

  • 4. intlxpatr  |  December 27, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Love your new look, Luna!

    I took the Myers-Briggs; it’s interesting because as you go through time, your place on the matrix can change. I was also an anomaly, I was an XXTJ, which meant I scored almost equally on the I/E scale and the S/N scale. Since then, I have moved more into the introverted side.

    It’s a great tool, isn’t it?

  • 5. Luna  |  December 27, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Intlxpatr: Thanks alot:) That is exactly true…I may be an introvert but I can switch between the two, I still am an introvert but when the situation calls for it(like for work reasons) I can become an extrovert, I never thought i could do that, but in time its gotten easier. In general ISTJs and ESTJs is what our company is looking for:) Its a pretty awesome tool yes:)

    PS. My big sis loves your blog btw, she says youre a very smart lady:)

  • 6. Intlxpatr  |  December 28, 2007 at 6:26 am

    Wooooo Hooooo, Luna! Who’s your big sister? Is she a blogger, too?

  • 7. Luna  |  December 28, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Yup she is heres her blog


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