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									      k          Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

                                 There are no "right" or "wrong" answers to these questions. Your answers
                                 will help show you how you like to look at things and how you like to go

            M B                  about deciding things. Knowing your own preferences and learning about
                                 other people's can help you understand where your special strengths are,

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                                 what kinds of work you might enjoy, and how people with different
                                 preferences can relate to each other and be valuable to society.

                                 Read each question carefully and indicate your answer by filling in a 1 in
                                 the appropriate box next to the response you select. Do not think too long
                                 about any question. If you cannot decide how to answer a question, skip it,
                                 and return to it later. If you have made a mistake, you can easily change it.

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    k         Questionnaire
 1 1 Male

Part I: Which answer comes closest to telling how you usually feel or act?
      Make a 1 in the appropriate square

 1 Are you usually
 1 1 a "good mixer"
       rather quiet and reserved
 2 If you were a teacher would you rather teach
-1     fact courses
     1 courses involving theory
 3 Is it a higher compliment to be called
-1     a person of real feeling
     1 a consistently reasonable person
 4 When you go somewhere for the day, would you rather
-1     plan what you will do and when
     1 just go
 5 Do you tend to have
 1 1 deep friendships with a very few people
       broad friendships with many different people
 6 Does following a schedule
 1 1 appeal to you
       cramp you
 7 Do you usually get along better with
-1     imaginative people
     1 realistic people
 8 Is it harder for you to adapt to
 1 1 routine
       constant changes
 9 Do you think the people close to you know how you feel
 1 1 about most things
       only when you have had some special reason to tell them
10 Are you more careful about
 1 1 people's rights
       their feelings
11 When you are with a group of people, would you usually rather
 1 1 join in the talk of the group
       talk with one person at a time
12 Do you admire more the people who are
-1     conventional enough never to make themselves conspicuous
     1 too original and individual to care whether they are conspicuous or not
13 Do you more often let
-1     your heart rule your head
     1 your head rule your heart
14 Do you prefer to
-1     arrange dates, parties, etc. well in advance
     1 be free to whatever looks like fun when the time comes
15 Among your friends, are you
 1 1 one of the last to hear what is going on
       full of news about everybody
16 Does the idea of making a list of what you should get done over a weekend
-1       appeal to you
       1 leave you cold
         positively depress you
17   Would you rather have as a friend
-1       someone who is always coming up with new ideas
       1 someone who has both feet on the ground
18   Are you more successful
 1     1 at dealing with the unexpected and seeing quickly what should be done
         at following a carefully worked out plan
19   When you are in an embarrassing spot, do you usually
 1     1 turn it into a joke
         change the subject
         days later, think of what you should have said
20   In a large group, do you more often
 1     1 introduce others
         get introduced
21   Would you rather be considered
-1       a practical person
       1 an ingenious person
22   Do you usually
-1       value sentiment more than logic
       1 value logic more than sentiment
23   When it is settled well in advance that you will do a certain thing at a certain time, do you find it
-1       nice to be able to plan accordingly
       1 a little unpleasant to be tied down
24   Do you
 1     1 find a lot to say to certain people or under certain conditions
         talk easily to almost anyone for as long as you have to
25   If you were asked on a Saturday morning what you were going to do that day, would you
-1       be able to tell pretty well
         list twice too many things
       1 have to wait and see
26   In reading for pleasure, do you
 1     1 enjoy odd or original ways of saying things
         like writers to say exactly what they mean
27   Do you
-1       rather prefer to do things at the last minute
       1 find doing things at the last minute hard on the nerves
28   When you are at a party, do you like to
 1     1 help get things going
         let the others have fun in their own way

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Part II: Which word in each pair appeals to you more?
   Think what the words mean, not how they look or how they sound
      Make a 1 in the appropriate square

29     make
-1   1 create
30   1 benefits
 1     blessings
31   1 scheduled
 1     unplanned
32   1 invent
 1     build
33   1 uncritical
 1     critical
34   1 talkative
 1       reserved
35       sensible
-1   1   fascinating
36       wary
-1   1   trustful
37   1   systematic
 1       spontaneous
38   1   spire
 1       foundation
39   1   soft
 1       hard
40   1   lively
 1       calm
41       production
-1   1   design
42   1   tolerate
 1       forgive
43   1   systematic
 1       casual
44       theory
-1   1   experience
45       compassion
-1   1   foresight
46   1   speak
 1       write
47   1   concrete
 1       abstract
48   1   firm-minded
 1       warm-hearted
49   1   decision
 1       impulse
50   1   symbol
 1       sign
51       peacemaker
-1   1   judge
52   1   sociable
 1       detached

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Part III: Which answer comes closest to telling how you usually feel or act?
      Make a 1 in the appropriate square

53 Can the new people you meet tell what you are interested in
 1 1 right away
      only after they really get to know you
54 In doing something that many other people do, does it appeal to you more to
-1    do it in the accepted way
    1 invent a way of your own
55 Do you feel it is a worse fault to be
-1    unsympathetic
    1 unreasonable
56 Do you think that having a daily routine is
-1    a comfortable way to get things done
    1 painful even when necessary
57 At parties, do you
 1 1 sometimes get bored
      always have fun
58 When you have started a big project that is due in a week, do you
 1 1 take time to list the separate things to be done and the order of doing them
      plunge in
59 Do you think it more important to be able
 1 1 to see the possibilities in a situation
      to adjust to the facts as they are
60 When you think of some little thing you should do or buy, do you
-1    often forget it till much later
    1 usually get it down on paper to remind yourself
      always carry through on it without reminders
61 Do you usually
 1 1 show your feelings freely
       keep your feelings to yourself
62 Would you rather
-1     support the established methods of doing good
    1 analyse what is still wrong and attack unsolved problems
63 Would you rather work under someone who is
-1     always kind
    1 always fair
64 When something new starts to be the fashion, are you usually
-1     not much interested
    1 one of the first to try it
65 In getting a job done, do you depend on
 1 1 starting early, so as to finish with time to spare
       the extra speed you develop at the last minute
66 In your way of living, do you prefer to be
-1     original
    1 conventional
67 In your daily work, do you         Two answers possible
 1 1 rather enjoy an emergency that makes you work against time
       hate to work under pressure
    1 usually plan your work so you won't need to work under pressure
68 Would you say you
 1 1 get more enthusiastic about things than the average person
       get less excited about things than the average person
69 Is it higher praise to say someone has
-1     common sense
    1 vision
70 Do you feel it is a worse fault
 1 1 not to have warmth enough
       to show too much warmth
71 When you have a special job to do, do you like to
-1     organise it carefully before you start
    1 find out what is necessary as you go along
72 Are you
-1     hard to get to know
    1 easy to get to know
73 Do you find the more routine parts of your day
 1 1 restful

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 0        set of questions
Part IV: Which word in each pair appeals to you more?
   Think what the words mean, not how they look or how they sound
       Make a 1 in the appropriate square

74     accept
-1   1 change
75   1 thinking
 1     feeling
76   1 punctual
 1     leisury
77   1 theory
 1     certainty
78     agree
-1   1 discuss
79   1 party
 1     theater
80     known
-1   1 unknown
81   1 convincing
 1     touching
82     permanent
-1   1 changing
83   1 figurative
 1     literal
84     gentle
-1   1 firm
85   1 hearty
 1     quiet
86     facts
-1   1 ideas
87     determined
-1   1 devoted
88     orderly
-1   1 easygoing
89   1 imaginative
 1     matter-of-fact
90     sympathise
-1   1 analyse
91     statement
-1   1 concept
92     justice
-1   1 mercy
93   careful
-1 1 quick
94   who
-1 1 what

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in time, do you find it
     Calculation of the scores per part for each dimension

      E      I    S     N     T    F     J     P
1     2




5           1

6                                        2


8                                              1

9     1

10                            2

11    1




15          1


18                               1

19   1

20   2




24       2



26               0


28   1

     8   4   3   6   7   0   3   8
     Calculation of the scores per part for each dimension

      E      I    S     N     T    F     J     P
30                            1

31                                       2

32                      1

33                                 1

34    2
37                           2

38               2

39                       0

40   1

42                   2

43                           2

46   0

47           1

48                   2

49                           1

50               0

52   1

     4   0   1   3   9   1   7   0
     Calculation of the scores per part for each dimension

      E      I    S     N     T    F     J     P
53    1




57          1

58                                       2

59                      0


61    1



65                           0


67                               1


68   1


70                       0



73                           1

     4   1   1   3   0   0   5   5
     Calculation of the scores per part for each dimension

      E      I    S     N     T    F     J     P
75                            2

76                                       1

77                      2

79    1

81                            2

83                      1

85    1

89                      0


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     k         Analysis

  Reported type
      E          N            T         J                   Go to

Extraversion     18           5    Introversion   E   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   I

    Sensing      5            18   iNtuition      S   # # # # # # # # # # # # # #   N

   Thinking      24           4    Feeling        T   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 F

    Judging      16           15   Perceiving     J   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P
                k             Analysis of the characteristics
Each combination of preferences has its own set of interests, values, and skills. On this worksheet are brief
descriptions of each type. Find the one matching your four letters and see whether it fits you. Whatever your
preferences, of course, you may still use some behaviour characteristics of contrasting preferences. For a
more complete discussion of the types and their vocational and personal implications, see worksheet "Additional

E Extraversion                                                                           I   Introversion
Preference for drawing energy form the outside world                                     Preference for drawing energy form one's internal
of people, activities, and things                                                        world of ideas, emotions, and impressions

S Sensing                                                                                N iNtuition
Preference for taking in information through the five                                    Preference for taking in information through a "sixth
senses and noticing what is actual                                                       sense" and noting what might be

T Thinking                                                                               F Feeling
Preference for organising and structuring information                                    Preference for organising and structuring information
to decide in a logical, objective way                                                    to decide in a personal, values-oriented way

J   Judging                                                                              P Perceiving
Preference for living a planned and organised life                                       Preference for living a spontaneous and flexible life

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             Characteristics frequently associated with each type                                                                detailed description
                Click on the ?-button for 12 single words often used in self-descriptions
                                        Sensing types                                                                    Intuitive types
                                       ?                                       ?                                     ?
                          ISTJ                                    ISFJ                                    INFJ

             Serious, quiet, earn success by
             concentration and                      Quiet, friendly, responsible, and        Succeed by perseverance,
             thoroughness. Practical,               conscientious. Work devotedly            originality, and desire to do
             orderly, matter-of-fact, logical,      to meet their obligations. Lend          whatever is needed or wanted.
             realistic, and dependable. See         stability to any project or group.       Put their best effort into their
             to it that everything is well          Thorough and painstaking,                work. Quietly forceful,
             organised. Take responsibility.        accurate. Their interests are            conscientious, concerned for
             Make up their own minds as to          usually not technical. Can be            others. Respected for their firm
             what should be accomplished            patient with necessary details.          principles. Likely to be honoured
             and work toward it steadily,           Loyal, considerate, perceptive,          and followed for their clear

             regardless of protests or              concerned with how other                 conviction as to how best to
             distractions.                          people feel.                             serve the common good.

                                        ?                                      ?                                         ?
                          ISTP                                    ISFP                                    INFP
                                                                                       Full of enthusiasms and
                                                   Retiring, quietly friendly,         loyalties, but seldom talk of
                                                   sensitive, kind, modest about       these until they know you well.
                                                   their abilities. Shun               Care about learning, ideas,
             Cool onlookers - quiet,               disagreements, do not force         language, and independent
             reserved, observing and               their opinions or values on         projects of their own. Tend to
             analysing life with detached          others. Usually do not care to      undertake too much, then
             curiousity and unexpected             lead but are often the loyal        somehow get it done. Friendly,
             flashes of original humour.           followers. Often relaxed about      but often too absorbed in what
             Usually interested in cause and       getting things done because         they are doing to be sociable.
             effect, how and why mechanical        they enjoy the present moment       Little concerned with
             things work, and in organising        and do not want to spoil it by      possessions or physical
             facts using logical principles.       undue haste or exertion.            surroundings.

                                       ?                                      ?                                      ?
                          ESTP                                 ESFP                                 ENFP

                                                   Outgoing, easygoing, accepting,
             Good at on-the-spot problem           friendly, enjoy everything and      Warmly entusiastic, high-
             solving. Do not worry, enjoy          make things more fun for others     spirited, ingenious, imaginative.
             whatever comes along. Tend to         by their enjoyment. Like sports     Able to do almost anything that
             like mechanical things and            and making things happen.           interests them. Quick with a
             sports, with friends on the side.     Know what's going on and join       solution for any difficulty and
             Adaptable, tolerant, generally        in eagerly. Find remembering        ready to help anyone with a
             conservative in values. Dislike       facts easier than mastering         problem. Often rely on their
             long explanations. Are best with      theories. Are best in situations    ability to improvise instead of
             real things that can be worked,       that need sound common sense        preparing in advance. Can

             handled, taken apart, or put          and practical ability with people   usually find compelling reasons
             together.                             as well as things.                  for whatever they want.

                                       ?                                     ?                                   ?
                          ESTJ                                  ESFJ                                ENFJ

             Practical, realistic, matter-of-      Warm-hearted, talkative,            Responsive and responsible.
             fact, with a natural head for         popular, conscientious, born        Generally feel real concern for
             business or mechanics. Not            cooperators, active committee       what others think or want, and
             interested in subjects they see       members. Need harmony and           try to handle things with due
             no use for, but can apply             may be good at creating it.         regard for the other person's
             themselves when necessary.            Always doing something nice         feelings. Can present a
             Like to organise and run              for someone. Work best with         proposal or lead a group
             activities. May make good             encouragement and praise.           discussion with ease and tact.
             administrators, especially if they    Main interest is in things that     Sociable, popular, sympathetic.
             remember to consider others'          directly and visibly affect         Responsive to praise and
             feelings and points of view.          people's lives.                     criticism.
                                           Sensing types                                                             Intuitive types
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          detailed description
   Intuitive types

              Usually have original minds and
              great drive for their own ideas
              and purposes. In fields that
              appeal to them, they have a fine
              power to organise a job and
              carry it through with or without
              help. Skeptical, critical,
              independent, determined,
              sometimes stubborn. Must learn

              to yield less important points to
              win most important.

          Quiet and reserved. Especially
          enjoy theoretical or scientific
          pursuits. Like solving problems
          with logic and analysis. Usually
          interested mainly in ideas, with
          little liking for parties or small
          talk. Tend to have sharply
          defined interests. Need careers
          where strong interest can be
          used and be useful.


          Quick, ingenious, good at many
          things. Stimulating company,
          alert and outspoken. May argue
          for fun on either side of a
          question. Resourceful in solving
          new and challenging problems,
          but may neglect routine
          assignments. Apt to turn to one
          new interest after another.

          Skillful in finding logical reasons
          for what they want.


          Frank, decisive, leaders in
          activities. Usually good in
          anything that requires reasoning
          and intelligent talk, such as
          public speaking. Are usually
          well-informed and enjoy adding
          to their fund of knowledge. May
          sometimes appear more
          positive and confident than their
          experience in an area warrants.
Intuitive types

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Contributions to the organisation
- View limitations as challenges to be overcome
- Provide new ways to do things
- Bring a conceptual framework to problems
- Take initiative and spur others on
- Enjoy complex challenges that address future needs

Leadership style
- Plan theoretical systems to meet organisational needs
- Encourage independence in others
- Apply logic and find models for change
- Use compelling reasons for what they want to do
- Act as catalysts between people and systems

Preferred learning style
- Active, conceptual, and expertly taught
- Challenging and big-picture-focused

Problem solving approach
- Want to explore future possibilities and patterns (N) and logically analyse the pros and cons for each (T)
- May need to include what people want and need (F) and the relevant facts and details (S) for optimal results
     Explanation          Help

Preferred work environments
- Contain independent people working on models to solve complicated problems
- Provide for flexibility and challenge
- Are change-oriented and nonbureaucratic
- Have competent people
- Reward risk taking
- Encourage autonomy and freedom of action
- Focus on the big picture

Potential pitfalls
- May become lost in the model, forgetting about current realities and details
- May be competitive and unappreciative of the input of others
- May overextend themselves and reach burnout
- May resist standard procedures and processes

Suggestions for development
- May need to pay attention to the here and now and the essential facts
- May need to acknowledge and validate others' contribution
- May need to set realistic priorities and time lines and know when to stop
- May need to learn how to work within the system

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