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The Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a Tool for personality Assessment: Case, the INFJ Personality type, Part One.

MBTI is used to mean Myers Briggs Type Indicator. The MBTI is a self-examining tool in form of a questionnaire, it is made in a way that it indicates psychological liking in the ways that people look at the world and how they use what they perceive to decide. When we use the MBTI, we find that there is a total of 16 personality types. These personality types were arrived at by Isabel Briggs Myers with the help of her mother Katharine Briggs. She did this using the theories of one of the famous psychologist Carl Jung. With a lot of development with time, there has been a great noticeable growth that is used to show how each of the personalities can be used in different fields, environment and areas like; work place, home and also in relationships of different types.

The questionnaire used in MBTI was first developed and published in the year 1943 in USA by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs. Katharine Briggs had a big desire to begin researching on the theories of types of personality. This was when she first came in touch with her son in law to be, Clarence Myers. When it came to July of 1980, the MBTI edition was dedicated to the marriage between Isabel and Chief Clarence Myers. She was energized to study the differences that exist among people and their actions. Her personality types was INFP: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception while her husband had an ISTJ personality type: Introverted Sensing (Si), Extroverted Thinking (Te), Introverted Feeling (Fi) and Extroverted Intuition (Ne). This personality type is found in about 10–14% of the world’s population.

The INFJ Personality Type (“The Advocate”)

INFJ in full is: introversion, intuition, feeling, judging, this type of personality is very rare to come across. It is said that less than one percent of the population has this type of personality. And on the contrary, we find that they have a big impact in the world. Looking at these people from their diplomatic perspective, they are seen to possess an innate sense of idealism and morality, but this comes with a combination of the judging trait that they have. These people don’t believe in the mere sitting back and dreaming big, they have the power to make important steps in life and achieving their goals and ensure that they leave behind a lasting positive impact to the world they interact with.

The INFJ have a strong feeling that giving a helping hand to others is their purpose of being alive. As much as they give charity help to people, the INFJ personality type people have a driving force to make sure that they dig down to the root cause of the problem, this they do with an aim of making sure they come up with a lasting solution.

Their approach to Issues “Help Me Help You”

The INFJs are a unique type of people, their personality is seen to be made of a combination of a number of traits, they are soft spoken people, their opinions are very firm and never let go what they believe is a noble idea that they believe in. they have a strong willed spirit and are also very decisive and they don’t have the attitude of spending their energy on things that benefit them as individuals. They have a special creativity in them and imagination that is coupled with a wonderful conviction as well as being very sensitive not to take advantage of any situation but to ensure that everything and everyone gets a fair balance. INFJs believe in equal treatment of each individual person as well as being paid back for whether good or bad that one does. They have a conviction that love combined with compassion are enough to soften the hearts of powerful people.

INFJs don’t use a lot of effort to create circles of friends, they also are seen to be gifted with a tender language that is keen on nurturing and building others. They use simple terms to express their ideas and not juggling with facts and logics. In most cases, people take them to be quiet and extraverted though the reality is that they as well take some time off to be alone and lighten up, they at times need space to be with themselves for some days. They are very sensitive to people’s feelings and they expect exactly the same to be given back to them.

Live to Fight Another Day

Really though, it is most important for INFJs to remember to take care of themselves. The passion of their convictions is perfectly capable of carrying them past their breaking point and if their zeal gets out of hand, they can find themselves exhausted, unhealthy and stressed. This becomes especially apparent when INFJs find themselves up against conflict and criticism – their sensitivity forces them to do everything they can to evade these seemingly personal attacks, but when the circumstances are unavoidable, they can fight back in highly irrational, unhelpful ways.

To INFJs, the world is a place full of inequity – but it doesn’t have to be. No other personality type is better suited to create a movement to right a wrong, no matter how big or small. INFJs just need to remember that while they’re busy taking care of the world, they need to take care of themselves, too. Examples of advocates; Mandela, Mother Theresa, Martin Lurther King, Alanis Morissette.


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