Greetings. This journal will be the last post on the blog of ZT2253 and hence, we were given the chance of elaborating and commenting some unique facts based on a video clip in regards to Psychoanalytic Theory which had been included in FKP Theory last week. Also, we were having fun time to know more about our own personality based on MBTI (Myer-Briggs Type Indication) and Big Five Theory. This is beneficial enough for us to deal with others on our daily social interaction and not the least, for academic purpose by finding learning styles and methods which suit our character.

In the first place, we were shown a short video on the different mindset of a person through different stages of life. During childhood, all the things are so perfect and beautiful at the sight as we are so innocent and naïve. There are no bad people and everyone is trustworthy. We need no worry to mix around because we are deserved to be happy in dealing relationship among people. Every story that we go through is expected in happy ending as indicated in our positive thought. However, as we are growing up, things and thoughts have changed. Those who are friendly in appearance are not as easy-going as they look. Things are getting complicated and couldn’t be differentiated though simple ways. We are forced to think over and over again just to opt whether to trust one. There is no more a clear guideline to classify those good and bad people; there is always a gray zone where they can act negatively to conserve the peace. In other words, we are trained to suspect everything and everyone we gone through for our own sake. Every single person seems busier than ever as they command more to satisfy their selfish needs. At this time, happiness is getting distant from us. But somehow, the world of today is still full of justice and beautiful things if we can withstand the lures and negative impacts invaded. We can still possess all the fairy dreams that we once owned if we managed to stand in our own way and persist our own mind. As stated in Psychoanalytic Theory, the unconscious is an area of the personality containing emotions, motives and memories of past experiences of which we are not aware, but influences behavior, just as whatever we have undergone during the childhood.

Soon after, we proceed to the second video which shown different kinds of personality. There are two major types of personalities, which are type A and type B personality. Generally, individual with type A personality are often presented as aggressive, commanding, ambitious, highly competitive, time-conscious, and tightly-scheduled. They are always organized in dealing things and are viewed as perfectionist and high achievers as they ask more than normal from themselves and their colleagues. On the other hand, people who are type B personalized are in great contrast to those with type A personalities. They are generally patient, relaxed, easy-going, and at times lacking an overriding sense of urgency. They prefer calm activities, drive at or less than the speed limit most of the time, having meals slowly and always in a relaxed, patient and pleasant existence. A scientific research shows that those with type A personality had a higher chance to get anxiety and chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart attack as they are stretched in emotion in their daily life. I realized that we should be moderate in our attitudes, which in turn will change our extreme thoughts during the difficult times, eradicating our negative thinking and help us to get through it easily. After the test, I found out that I am a type B person since I tend to calm myself all the moment and do things with my own pace. I am also either patient or informal enough to tolerate with the others even they do things slowly and delay my times.

Next, we are introduced to test our personality type in a more accurate manner, via MBTI. There are four main aspects, Extraverted or Introverted (E or I), Sensing or Intuitive (S or N), Thinking or Feeling (T or F) and Judging or Perceiving (J or P) styles. Well honestly, I was a little confusing while determining my characters solely based on the eight characteristics described as above.

A third method, and one I’ve found most helpful, of narrowing the search for BEST FIT MYERS-BRIGGS MBTI PERSONALITY TYPE is advocated by consultant Danielle Poirier. This involves first noting the dominant function of the alternative personality types you are considering. If they are different form one another, the dominant personality type descriptions by Poirier offered below may help you decide among them.

Personality and type can involve complex constellations of characteristics that overlay and hide one’s core makeup. The classic Jungian type model places the dominant function closer to this core of being. Thus descriptions of type characteristics that emphasize the role of the dominant function can produce more clear cut distinctions between alternatives (the one exception being if you happen to be “on the fence” between the two types that share a common dominant function in its attitude. For example: INTJ versus INFJ).

Adopted from http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory2.html

I get ISTJ, the Task Fulfiller as my personality type in this test. Basically, I usually think or reflect things first before I act. I am motivated internally and prefer one-to-one communication and relationship [Introverted]. Besides, I am always attending to present opportunities and like to recall rich in detail of facts and past events. Clear and concrete information is the first source of everything [Sensing]. In some ways, I am instinctively search for facts and logic in decision making. I notice the tasks to be accomplished naturally in group works. Also, I accept the conflicts as a normal part of human relationship [Thinking]. Moreover, I prefer in details planning before moving into action. I would focus on task-related action and complete critical segments before proceeding into the less important step. Often, I use targets, dates and standard routines to manage my life [Judging].

Lets explore another test for personality testing. There are five components in Big Five Theory which are Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. Openness to

experience addresses an individual’s range of interests and fascination with novelty. Conscientiousness is the measure of reliability. Extroversion indicates one’s comfort level with relationship. Agreeableness refers to an individual’s propensity to defer to others. Neuroticism taps a person’s ability to withstand stress. I obtain the highest mark in the column of Agreeableness, showing that I can be quite supportive and easy to go along with any decision made.

In short, one’s personality is multi-factorial and can be determined since the days we were born. I gained a lot on this session and know more about myself, which I believed to play a prominent role in my academic and social performances from now on. The realism, organizing abilities, and command of the facts will lead to the completing tasks thoroughly with great attention to detail and with an eye to efficiency in all things.

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