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Mistyping: Accurately assessing your personality preferences

Mistyping: Accurately assessing your personality preferences

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningSometimes people struggle when trying to figure out their four-letter personality type code.

If this is happening to you, the most important thing to remember is: Everyone uses both sides of a preference pair some of the time.

We all use extraversion, introversion, sensing, intuition, thinking, feeling, judging, and perceiving as necessary as we move through our day-to-day life.

Personality type isn’t about what you use or what you have skills in; personality type is about what you PREFER. Determining your preferences accurately is an important step to understanding your whole type pattern and applying personality concepts.

Why validate your type? is a post that describes general reasons why people might answer a personality type indicator inaccurately.

I have also written four posts exploring reasons why you might have difficulty choosing your preference on a specific pair:

Mistyping: Is your natural preference Introversion or Extraversion?

Mistyping: Is your natural preference Sensing or Intuition?

Mistyping: Is your natural preference Thinking or Feeling?

Mistyping: Is your natural preference Judging or Perceiving?

I hope this additional information can help you to accurately determine your four-letter personality type code.

What’s Your Type?

Learn about your personal approach on our What’s Your Type? page where we’ll introduce you to personality type and the 8 Ways of Working.

Introduction to Type and Communication describes in detail how personality preferences influence communications.

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