Personality Types in the SLU Jul 15, 2017 2:04:07 GMT
Post by Courelli on Jul 15, 2017 2:04:07 GMT
The following was posted by United Democracy of Scientists on November 16, 2013,
and is being re-posted so that the discussion more accurately reflects today's SLU.
There's this quite interesting classification system called the Myers-Briggs Types Indicator which is used by actual psychologists and tends to give consistent results. It classifies personality type into 16 categories based on four different factors:
Extroversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)
General attitude towards social interaction and activity beyond what is necessary. Extroverts prefer high social interaction, while introverts don't.
Intuition (N) vs. Sensing (S)
General attitude towards gathering and interpreting information. Sensing prefers concrete, tangible facts, and sees raw data as a means in of itself. Intuition prefers theoretical data, in order to see how connections can be drawn between different facts to form new models of facts. They see data as a means to the end of creating such models.
Feeling (F) vs. Thinking (T)
General attitude towards which thought processes should rule over decision making. Feelings makes decisions based on emotion and gut feeling. Thinking makes decisions based on logic and evidence.
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)
General Attitude towards lifestyle structure. Judging relies on high organization, and goes by the phrase "work first, play later." They prefer to see the world from the viewpoint that they see as the most correct. Perceiving relies on flexibility, and goes by the phrase "work whenever." They prefer to see the world from as many viewpoints as possible.
You can find the test here.
Feel free to leave your results below.