Theories Of Personality LAP Spring 2015 Essay

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Assessing My Personality Type through Carl Jung’s Theory and the MBTI
Theona Charles-Jaklitsch
College of New Rochelle - School of New Resources
PSY420A-QEA - Theories of Personalities
Spring, 2015
Instructor: Judith Idowu

This project was undertaken to investigate Jungian personality types. Although this project is a group assignment, I want to get a more comprehensive understanding of who I am, my demeanor and the contributing factors - past, present and future - as I continue to grow. To do this I must first understand what is personality. In this report I will focus not simply on my personality, but others as well. After reviewing Carl Jung’s theory of personality, which is very relevant to project, I expect to be able to demonstrate his hypothesis as I assess my personality by use of the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a literature review and the Sixteen Personality Type Test.

Who am I?
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, personality is a characteristic style of imagining, sensing, and acting. Personality embraces moods, attitudes, and impressions and is most clearly expressed in interactions with other masses. It includes behavioral characteristics, both inherent and acquired, that distinguish one person from another and that can be kept in people’s relations to the surroundings and to the social group (Holzman, 2015).
I like to conceive of myself as a complex individual, unique in many ways. I have always believed that my experiences, good or bad have a very potent influence on who I was growing up and who I have become today. There is no question that these experiences will continue to be a causal factor in whom I become in the future; coupled with the influences of my upbringing and inherited traits from my parents. I am a reserved individual and although I am very friendly by nature, I chose my friends carefully. I take great pleasure in helping others and feel a great sense of accomplishment when I help others reach their goal.
Usually I am not that skeptical. I am really patient and observant; yet, I can get quite irritated by someone’s repeated acts of indifference, particularly when it is purposed at the less fortunate. I am really independent and from an early age, I learn to do “everything” for myself. When I take on a project I give it my best, and to date I have never given up on anything I have started in my life. I take my responsibilities very seriously small or big. Most people say that I am very confident and sure of myself. Truthfully, I am not so certain about that. I always know what I want; all the same, I am not always so positive about how to achieve it and that could be my pride popping its ugly head out. I constantly attempt to manage things on my own and maybe that’s where the independent self comes in.
Honesty is probably the most significant thing to me. The few people that I call friends and my family will quickly testify to that. I have severed longstanding friendship on a lie. I am respectful; in fact, growing up, nothing less was expected of you. I guess for this reason, I do not tolerate disrespect. I am truly loyal and trustworthy and although I am reserved, for some unexplained reason people seem to be drawn to me. I put it to my non-judgmental and down-to-earth nature. In a nutshell, that is Theona Charles-Jaklitsch from a personal perspective.

Carl Jung’s view of personality
Jung believes that most of human reaction to and conscious acumen of their environment is influenced by the opposing mental attitudes of extraversion (E) and introversion (I). He claims that psychic energy can be channeled towards the outside world or towards oneself. Jung continues that extraverts are open, positive, outgoing, and tailored towards other people and the external world whilst introverts are antisocial, shy and tends to focus on their own ideas, feelings, and themselves. Jung further supposes that everyone possesses the aptitude