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Library Workshops: LUC Resources for Your Personality Type

Learn how to apply Myers-Briggs Type results to personalize your study habits and research skills

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Campus Resources

Career Development Services

Find out more about the Myers-Briggs test and how you can apply your results to your future career plans. 

Main Career Development Services Website

Career Exploration: Learn about career exploration workshops and tests you can take 

For information about this workshop and career development services, contact Cam Helkowski, associate director of Career Development Services

Campus Resources

Get help with assignments and study skills at the following places:

Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence 

Writing Center 

University Libraries 

Getting Started with Research at the Libraries guide 

Take the Myers Briggs Test

You can contact Loyola's Career Development Center to take the official Myers Briggs test. There are also free tests online that you can use to get a sense of your Myers Briggs type. 

Free Jung Typology Test 

Workshop Instructor: Gabrielle Annala

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Gabrielle Annala
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

What is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is a psychological assessment test that measures how you experience the world and how you make decisions.  You can use the MBTI to identify personality traits that influence your learning style and work habits. 

MBTI is adapted from the work of psychologist Carl Jung, who identified four ways we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. 

Myers-Briggs Types

Myers-Briggs types can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Attitudes and behavior: Extroversion vs. Introversion (E vs. I)
  • Information-gathering and perceiving: Sensing vs. Intuition (S vs. N)
  • Decision-making and judging: Thinking vs. Feeling (T vs. F)
  • How we approach life: Judging vs. Perceiving (J vs. P)

Image from Wikimedia Commons 

Resources and Further Reading

Learn more about Myers-Briggs with the following resources

Myers-Briggs Type at Wikipedia 

Myers-Briggs Foundation 

Your Myers-Briggs Type

You can learn more about your own MBTI and print out infographics describing your type at opp.com.

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Myers-Briggs and Learning Styles

You can use your MBTI to help you identify the ways you learn best. By being aware of your MBTI you can also adapt if you find yourself in a classroom or a group work environment differs from your own MBTI preferences. 

A key thing MBTI does is tell you what your preferences are for processing information. Do you like to deal with big ideas or facts? Do you do better with visuals or auditory experiences? Think about your MBTI preferences and the ways in which you like to work. 

For instance:

  • Are you a visual learner? Try color coded notes or draw symbols to help you stay organized
  • Are you an auditory learner? Try recording your lectures 
  • Are you a just the facts or an ideas person? Structure your notes in a way that makes sense to you, whether it's using bullet points or drawing conceptual maps. 
  • Do you like to digest content on your own? Take some time to review your notes on your own and put them in a format that works best for you. 
  • Does talking out loud help you think? Try forming a study group where you can discuss what you've learned or try recording notes for yourself 

Resources

Check out Drury University's Study Skills and Academic Success guide for links and resources. 

Read this excellent LifeHacker post about taking notes 

See Princeton's quick guide to taking great notes 

Visit Hack College for posts on developing study skills, including this one on organization and time management

Myers-Briggs in Pop Culture

Wondering who your MBTI Harry Potter equivalent is or which state has the most INFJs? Check out these links for Myers-Briggs types in pop culture. 

Blog post: , including Star Wars, Harry Potter (pictured below), and Star Trek Next Generation 

What's My Type? Blog, exploring MBTI in pop culture 

16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types at Huff Post

16 Myers Briggs Personality Types and the Celebrities Who Have Them at Babble

The Myers Briggs States of America at The Atlantic 

Adventure Time MBTI chart at Deviant Art (pictured below)