Personality Type, MBTI & Carl Jung
MBTI is based on the theories of Carl Jung, the father of Personality Type
Carl Jung’s perspective on personality is quite insightful; he wrote that what appears to be random behavior is actually the result of differences in the way people prefer to use their mental capacities.
Jung’s theory on personality types shows various behavioral patterns and attitudes. Using the theory, you can delve deeper into your own mind and comprehend your thoughts and feelings.
Jung describes our personalities as formed by four pairs of opposite preferences, called “dichotomies”. Each of us prefers one of two ways, in four different categories.
Creating 16 Personality Types
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Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of LCI, is an Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant and Coach. Michele has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as several certifications. She helps clients create overall satisfaction & potential by tapping into their natural strengths with Personality Type, Emotional Intelligence Training, Biofeedback & other Brain-based tools. Michele’s philosophy is that when you discover what inspires you, you can more easily inspire and lead others. Whether that is in the board room, the classroom, or the family room.
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