Isabel Jung's Theory Of Personality

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In 21st century, there is no doubt that everyone loves the idea of personality assessments. They serve not only as a fun activity during leisure time, but also offer new understandings about individual’s personality and provide alternative perspectives on how individuals view themselves and others. Personality Type or Psychological Type is commonly associated with the model of personality development created by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, which is called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or also known as MBTI®, is a psychometric self-report questionnaire designed to inform psychological preferences that reflect individuals’ perceptions to themselves, other, and the world. Nowadays, people…show more content…
Jung's theory provided a theoretical connection between personality and job performance, which influenced Myers’ belief that different occupations favored different personality orientations. Beginning in the early 1940s, they extended Jung's model with the initial creation of the MBTI by refining Jung's concepts into language that could be understood and applied by the average person. In 1957, the Educational Testing Service, or ETS, began to distribute the MBTI for research purposes. In 1959, Myers signed a contract with EST to publish MBTI instrument. In 1975, the MBTI is a registered trademark of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust and is published by CPP, Inc, formerly Consulting Psychologist Press. In 1980, Myers’ book named Gifts Differing was published; it provided a comprehensive introduction to the Jung-Myers theory. Later on, Myers and Mary McCaully established a non-profit educational organization named Center for Applications of Psychological Type, or CAPT, to promote continued research into psychological type and application of psychological type to improved personal development, increased human understanding, and enhanced management of human conflict. The Association of Psychological Type, or APT, is an international member education and certifying organization for non-psychologists professionals who use type in their occupations and…show more content…
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