Thursday, October 9, 2008

Myers Briggs question 4

For question 4, I was a strong P (perceiving) and the test agreed. I often jump into things with out adequate planning thinking if I do something wrong, I'll be able to fix that problem and continue working before the J (judging) people even begin to work. I like being under pressure and deadlines and work best then. I always do what I think is best for the time being and that has frustrated Marcie and others to no extent. Pretty interesting huh?

Q4. What is your "action orientation" towards the outside world?

All people use both judging (thinking and feeling) and perceiving (sensing and intuition) processes to store information, organize our thoughts, make decisions, take actions and manage our lives. Yet one of these processes (Judging or Perceiving) tends to take the lead in our relationship with the outside world . . . while the other governs our inner world.

A Judging (J) style approaches the outside world WITH A PLAN and is oriented towards organizing one's surroundings, being prepared, making decisions and reaching closure and completion.

A Perceiving (P) style takes the outside world AS IT COMES and is adopting and adapting, flexible, open-ended and receptive to new opportunities and changing game plans.

Judging Characteristics

  • Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action.

  • Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on.

  • Work best and avoid stress when keep ahead of deadlines.

  • Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life.

Perceiving Characteristics

  • Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go.

  • Like to multitask, have variety, mix work and play.

  • Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines.

  • Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety

2 comments:

Jaime L Trunick said...

I just had to do this. I am ESFP.

Brantley said...

I'm slightly that also according to my test but I'm mostly ESTP or ISTP. Its pretty interesting isn't it?