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Working out your Myers Briggs type (continued)

How do you prefer to make decisions?

On the basis of logic and objective considerations
OR
On the basis of personal values

If it is on the basis of logic and objective considerations, it is called Thinking, denoted by the letter T. If it is on the basis of personal values, it is called Feeling, denoted by the letter F. The following table lists words often associated with each of the two preferences.
ThinkingFeeling
analysingsympathising
objectivesubjective
logicalpersonal
criticismappreciation
onlookerparticipant
decides on principledecides using values
long term viewimmediate view

How do you prefer to organise your life?

In a structured way, making decisions and knowing where you stand
OR
In a flexible way, discovering life as you go along

If it is in a structured way, making decisions and knowing where you stand, then it is called Judgement. If it is in a flexible way, discovering life as you go along - this is called Perception. (The reason for these terms being used is a little complicated - if you would like to know more then read our page on the dynamic model, after you have completed this page).

Someone whose preference is Judgement prefers, in their lifestyle, to make decisions. This means that they prefer to make decisions about what to do, where to go, what to say, and so on. As a result of these decisions, their lifestyle appears organised. That is, someone whose preference is Judgement, prefers to make decisions in the world of actions and spoken words, and therefore appears organised.

Someone whose preference is Perception prefers, in their lifestyle, to learn or experience new things. This means that they prefer to find out more, rather than making decisions, and are more comfortable when they keep their options open. As a result of this openness, they can appear flexible. That is, someone whose preference is Perception, prefers to perceive new things in the world of actions and spoken words, and therefore appears flexible. Some words often associated with Judgement and Perception are:

JudgementPerception
closeopen
decideexplore
structuremeander
organiseinquire
firmness flexibility
controlspontaneity

The final step is now to take all this information and work out for yourself what your personality type preferences are:

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©2013 Team Technology. Further articles/resources that may be of interest include: Personality Test, Personality Type Descriptions, Myers Briggs overview, The Basics of Team Building, What Career is Right for Me?, and Career ideas.