MBTI testing notes
By James Kim
MBTI is usually administered by the internet over some sort of written form of quiz. This is a very interesting in that it may yield incorrect results. Perhaps the main reason why is it this way is in the way the brain works. There is a difference in the way our brains works between written, verbal, physical discourse and varying situations from calm to urgency. MBTI attempts to describe one's natural preferences, however the trick here is that it may be incomplete or inaccurate assesment if only a written medium of examination is done.
To complicate matters, many people haven't had the chance to sit down and think about who they really are. Society, media and the government indoctrinates the methods in which one should live their lives. Due to this top down approach, the limitation is that it tries to make a "one size fits many" policy for everyone. If you don't need to be concerned, or are ignorant of the alternative possibilities, then the describe life from an external source is the only option available to that person.
Even with these draw backs and difficulties towards an accurate examination, there are instances where people draw upon their natural behaviors. This climate must be that of a vaccuum that draws upon natural preferences. This doesn't mean that the climate must be calm. Sometimes, the true colors show through excited states such as anger.
As I think on better ways to type people, I find that there are 2 general categories of examination. Invasive and noninvasive.
Invasive examination involves some sort of response from the person. This being a verbal communication, or invoking or provocing some sort of response. Noninvasive are ones that are observation without intervention. This also includes self examination as where many have taken the MBTI quiz themselves in their own privacy.
Some noninvasive examination includes
observation, verbal questioning (limiting transference) and written.
Some invasive examination includes
conflict, pressure, intervening observation, invoking verbal questioning