The Myers-Briggs typology model regards personality type as similar to left or right handedness: individuals are either born with, or develop, certain preferred ways of thinking and acting. The MBTI sorts some of these psychological differences into four opposite pairs, or dichotomies, with a resulting 16 possible psychological types. None of these types is "better" or "worse"; however, Briggs and Myers theorized that individuals naturally prefer one overall combination of type differences. In the same way that writing with the left hand is hard work for a right-hander, so people tend to find using their opposite psychological preferences more difficult, even if they can become more proficient (and therefore behaviorally flexible) with practice and development.
Note that the terms used for each dichotomy have specific technical meanings relating to the MBTI which differ from their everyday usage. For example, people who prefer judging over perceiving are not necessarily more judgmental or less perceptive.
Nor does the MBTI instrument measure aptitude; it simply indicates for one preference over another. Someone reporting a high score for extraversion over introversion cannot be correctly described as more extraverted: they simply have a clear preference
Class divides into S and N. Each group brainstorms ways in which they
prepare for a big exam. Share with the opposites.
Budget Cuts: Select three students. One leaves the room.
One is an employee. One is the Vice President for Human Relations at our
company and they need to fire an employee due to budget cuts.
Does the Vice President apologize for having to do this?
Console the person being fired? Or just say "You're out of here!"
Divide by Js and Ps. Each group plans a spring break trip.
SJ, NJ, SP, NP (or Js and Ps) Design a house with M&Ms. Js blueprint.
Ps abstract if they haven't eaten the M&Ms. Conversation Sticks groups
have Es and Is (5-7 mixed groups). Who ran out of sticks first? How did
they feel? Who talked the longest?