1. Continue researching potential careers. Students will commit to a specific career on Tuesday.
  2. Take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator at
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a questionnaire designed to make psychological types understandable and useful in our everyday lives. MBTI results identify valuable differences between people – differences that can be the source of misunderstanding and miscommunication.
  • Completing an MBTI allows you to explore your personality, and reading your MBTI profile can be enlightening. Being aware of your personal preferences is one step toward understanding yourself better, and improving your relationships with others. By recognizing your preferred style, you have an opportunity to develop skills to strengthen the weaker side of the scale. And this can help you become better-rounded, and more capable of achieving great things.
The Psychological Scales: The four psychological scales are as follows:
  • Extroversion – Introversion
    • This deals with our flow of energy.
    • Extroverts are stimulated by events and people external to themselves. They show their feelings, learn by talking, and work well in groups.
    • Introverts prefer private reflection, self-examination, and self-discovery. They hide their feelings, prefer to work alone, and learn by watching.
  • Sensing – Intuition
    • This is how we learn information.
    • Sensing people use their five physical senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) to interpret the world. They like real-life examples, prefer practical exercises, and get the facts while possibly missing the main idea.
    • Intuitive people prefer to rely on instincts. They work based on hunches and feelings, use their imagination, and get the main idea while missing some of the facts.
  • Thinking – Feeling
    • This is how we make decisions.
    • Thinking people use logic and objective criteria. They ask 'Why?' and enjoy debates.
    • Feeling people use their values and subjective ideas. They use lots of words, and they prefer harmony, agreement, and helping others.
  • Judging – Perceiving
    • This is how we deal with the world.
    • Judging people are purposeful, and they like structure, plans, rules, and organization.
    • Perceiving people take a laid-back, relaxed approach. They're flexible, open to change, and like to explore.
    • Although one side of each scale is thought to be dominant for each of us, that doesn't mean it's the only way we can relate to the world. However, this is usually our preference and the style we use most naturally. So, if you're a person who relies on feelings, this doesn't mean that you can't use objective data to make decisions. It simply means that you'll probably use feelings to some degree.

Come to class on Monday with your four inclinations.

If you have time, start organizing potential interview questions.