It's been a long time since I've posted anything... my apologies. I'm excited to share my next inquiry:
"How valid are the MBTI personalities?"
I am interested in this essential question because I have always been curious about people's personalities. I want to explore the MBTI concept because I am amazed at how a system was created to essentially "put people in a box," and I am also wondering how valid the process is.
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a theory that organizes people into one of sixteen personality types. The MBTI includes a test, which consists of questions that determine whether the person is:
- Introverted (I) or Extroverted (E)
- Intuitive (N) or Sensing (S)
- Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
- Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
(I have taken this personality quiz multiple times before, and the result I get most of the time is INTJ.)
I also know that many psychologists disagree with the MBTI test, which is why I want to look into it's validity.
I plan to engage with this concept by gathering general information about the different personalities and how the test works. I want to look into how credible the MBTI test is. To achieve this, I am going to look at different examples of how the test has been used, as well as if it leaves any important information out. I also want to look into how people are affected by these personality tests. Particularly, I am looking into how the personality test affects students.
Research Methods I am interested in:
- Articles, books, journals, etc.
- Interviews with grade 8/9 students before and after they have taken the test - I think this would be an interesting way to sort of conduct research of my own!
Resources I may use:
https://www.myersbriggs.org/my...-validity.htm?bhcp=1 (This site is very biased!)
Challenges/Barriers I perceive having:
- I am not a psychologist
- Biased resources with false information about MBTI personalities
- Errors with the interview process (such as miscommunications or not including enough questions)
- Errors with data I gather from said interview process
- Not enough/unclear responses from interviewees
That's all I have for now! I hope you guys enjoy my future research rounds. If anybody has some suggestions for this project, feel free to leave a comment!