Thursday, February 18, 2010

In Which Category Do You Fall?

I don't know if you've ever completed a 
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 
to determine your personality type.

From your answers, 
you are given scores on four scales:

 Extroversion - Introversion
Sensate - Intuitive 
Thinking - Feeling
Judging - Perceiving

That brings me to apples.
(I know, it's a leap. Bear with me.)

 So yesterday, I was in the grocery store
and saw these delectable-looking apples all nicely arranged.

And it reminded me of a continuing legal education seminar 
I once took that was an introduction for lawyers to
Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and Neuro-linguistic Programming.

In the MBTI portion of the workshop, each lawyer was given
 an inventory and then some of us were called
 from the audience to participate
in an exercise to show the difference between those
who go through life as "sensates" and those who are "intuitives."

Here was the mission:
each group was given an apple, a magic marker, 
and a big display tablet. 
We were, as members of our assigned group,
to describe the apple.

The other group
said things like:
red, white inside, juicy, 
wider at the top than the bottom,
has a stem.

My group said:
one a day keeps the doctor away
blossoms in the spring
you can press it into cider
lots of vitamins
a gift for a teacher
tastes good.

The "other" group members scored high on the sensing scale.
Mine scored high on the intuitive scale.

Can you guess in which category you belong?

(ps - I once saw an article in the American Bar Association Journal
showing the frequency distribution amongst the 16 types
in the population of lawyers.
My type amounted to less than 2 percent.
It's much more common among writers,
poets, and therapists than lawyers.


Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

"N" (which stands for intuitive on the scale) is me ... and definitely needed for my work.

Kaotic said...
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Kaotic said...

A long, long time ago, my Dad said, 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away', and lil me who had no clue that it was a famous phrase, figured I had to do better, so said, 'half an apple wins the battle!'
Do I even have a type? :-)

Oh, and I finally got my act together and hit that 'follow' button.

Ann Marie said...

i have no idea, but i want to figure it out! how fun!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm an absolutely typical ENFP. Though give me an apple to describe, and the first thing I'll do is eat it.... ;)

beth said...

my hubby knows exactly what he is and I took the test a few years ago, but can't remember the 4 letters that I am....

I need to take the test again just to remind myself where I fall....