According to Carl G. Jung’s theory of psychological types, people can be characterized by their preference of general attitude:
-Extraverted ( E ) vs. Introverted ( I )
-Sensing ( S ) vs. Intuition ( N )
-Thinking ( T ) vs. Feeling ( F )
-Judging ( J ) vs. Perceiving ( P )
The 3 areas of preferences introduced by Jung are dichotomies – bipolar dimensions where each pole represents a different preference. Jung also proposed that in a person one of the four functions above is dominant – either a function of perception or a function of judging. Isabel Briggs Myers, a researcher and practitioner of Jung’s theory, proposed to see the judging – perceiving relationship as a 4th dichotomy influencing personality type.
The first criterion, Extraversion – Introversion,
signifies the source and direction of a person’s energy expression. An extravert’s source and direction of energy expression is mainly in the external world while an introvert has a source of energy mainly in their own internal world.
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The second criterion, Sensing – Intuition,
represents the method by which someone perceives information. Sensing means that a person mainly believes information he or she receives directly from the external world. Intuition means that a person believes mainly information he or she receives from the internal or imaginative world.
The third criterion, Thinking – Feeling,
represents how a person processes information. Thinking means that a person makes a decision mainly through logic. Feeling means that, as a rule, he or she makes decisions based on emotion, i.e. based on what they feel they should do.
The fourth criterion, Judging – Perceiving,
reflects how a person implements the information he or she has processed. Judging means that a person organizes all of his life events and, as a rule, sticks to his plans. Perceiving means that he or she is inclined to improvise and explore alternative options.
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