MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test designed to assist
a person in identifying some significant personal preferences. Katharine
Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the Indicator
during World War II, and its criteria follow from Carl Jung's theories in
his work Psychological Types.
The Indicator is frequently used in the areas of pedagogy, group dynamics,
employee training, leadership training, marriage counseling, and personal
What has this to do with Computer Science or Academia?
There was an article in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 20th April
2007 "Hidden talents wired into your psyche"
about the use of psychometric testing in academia to determine
suitability for particular roles. While we do not agree with this approach,
we do believe that
MBTI has something to individuals in terms of understanding themselves,
the way they operate in the world, and how we interact with others.
Linda O'Kane from the
Kinharvie Institute in
Glasgow will be leading the session exploring MBTI and
how knowledge of your type may help you understand yourself and others
better, the particular gifts each type has to offer, and to identify
potential growth areas.
Participants are asked to complete an online MBTI test by May 29th and
to send the results to Carron Shankland (ces AT cs.stir.ac.uk). Results
will be treated confidentially, but it helps Linda to know the range of
types in our group.
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