People are have different attitudes and behaviors and their orientation is not the same just as Jung and Hull (1971) found out in his theory of psychological types and classified people into three different dichotomies. These three areas of preference are general attitude (extraverted vs. introverted), functions of perception (sensing vs. intuition) and finally functions of judging (feeling vs. thinking).He noted that one of the above functions is dominant in any given person.
The experience of taking Jung’s typology can be so eye-opening for anyone especially for parents and educators or anyone dealing with children and young people who are still coming to terms with and trying to find their true identities and to the discovery that people are different. It taught me that people don’t function in the same way, they are wired differently and their behavior patterns and attitudes are not necessarily the same even for siblings.
As someone who deals with students on a day to day basis it was important for me to take the test so that I can be able know how well I can deal with every individual student, bearing in mind that they are unique human beings with distinct personalities, preferences and attitudes. The results obtained from the test I am can describe myself as extraverted, Intuitive, thinking and perceiving (ENTP).This type of personality is good because one tends to make friends easily, one can also quickly understand and grasp things but the challenge is it can also result in impatience with slow learners or those who are relatively unintelligent (Sharp,1987)
This type of personality can help me to easily connect with my students by reaching out to them and trying to connect because making friends is something I so much excel at and that will also help to make the learning environment friendlier for students. Most people feel good when they are appreciated and treated as a unique personality and not lumped together with the rest of the group and that is what I would like to do.
This would also help me to learn to appreciate that not all people are the same and that there some students who might need some more time to grasp and understand what might be obvious and simple and such students need to be helped and not castigated, because that is how they are. I believe that such knowledge would making learning environment better for the students
Jung, C., & Hull, R. (1971). The collected works of C.G. Jung ([New ed.). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Sharp, D. (1987). Personality types Jung’s model of typology. Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.
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