PSY605: Developmental Psychology (PYB1646B)
It is no secret each individuals in society has its own unique personality, thus it is most interesting to analyze them in different ways. The writer of this paper examines Jerry Springer from the perspective of Jung’s theoretical approach to personality and describes him based on the dichotomous facets of personality as defined by Jung. Next, the creator of this piece evaluates the current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality instrument, which is based on Jung’s theories, and provides impression of Jerry Springer through the major facets of the MBTI. Furthermore, the essayist of this editorial analyzes how ethical issues might affect the implementation of MBTI personality assessment in the setting native to Jerry Springer. More, the writer of this piece assesses the MBTI and its use to provide results on Jerry Springer and describes the efficacy and reliability of this assessment as it relates to him. Lastly, the author of this document summarizes and presents an opinion about how well this theory describes Jerry Springer.
First, the writer of this paper examines Jerry Springer from the perspective of Jung’s theoretical approach to personality and describes him based on the dichotomous facets of personality as defined by Jung. To begin with, what are the dichotomous facets of personality referred by Carl Jung, and who is Jerry Springer? There are four of these aspects:
and Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory]
- “Extroversion (E) versus Introversion (I) [similar to two dimensional behavioral models
Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory]
- Sensing (S) versus iNtuition (N)
- Thinking (T) versus Feeling (F) [similar to two dimensional behavioral models and
- Judging (J) versus Perceiving (P)” (Carl Jung and Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 2011, p.
Springer, best known as an American television host was born in England on 02/13/1944. He came to the U.S. being five years old and graduated in 1965 from Tulane University with a Degree in Political Science. While working various jobs over the years, in 1991 he started his talk show “The Jerry Springer Show”, which he still works on today, and is most known for. He also played in movies, like “Ringmaster”, and was to co-author of his autobiography published in 1998.
Extroversion vs. Introversion focusses on the one person’s attention to the exterior against interior world. Jerry Springer definitely finds himself in the globe of extroverts, because him being a Talk show host, he obtains his energy from his guests interacting with them while he is thinking on his feet. Although, he does have to listen to the invitee’s stories he talks at times and provide suggestions on how to handle certain matters, rather than just listening. Altogether, Jerry Springer is personal unconscious, because “that part of the unconscious derived from an individual’ experience (Cloninger, 2013, p. 51), which he acquires from his talk show guests.
More, Mr. Springer belongs to the group individual’s with intuition. Thus, he most certainly obtains configuration and relations to other people by information collected. In order to interact with his guests the best way possible he needs to listen to his inner self, his “sixth” sense, and what his instincts offer him for the bigger image. Also, Mr. Springer prefers “various forms of discovery learning and must have the big picture (metaphors and analogies), or an integrating framework in order to understand a subject. They like concept maps or and often compare and contrast table” (Carl Jung and Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 2011, p.1). For example: Jerry Springer listen to a men being engage, who lets his Fiancé know that he is cheating. He is going to tell his Fiancé Talita that he wants to be with Stephanie.
Thinking vs. Feeling is another dichotomous facet of personality, and knowledge about the public person Springer indicates he fits the category of feeling. Hence, he makes decision based on facts and analysis, rather than on empathy and harmony. He does view people with their good and not so good sides, telling flaws and being critical of their actions. More, Springer does “value fairness – focusing on the situation’s logic, and placing great weight on objective criteria in making a decision” (Carl Jung and Myers Briggs Type Indicator, n. d., p. 1). For instance: The show hosted by Jerry Springer called “I want Hot Kinky Sex”. Springer’s suggestion after listening to the story: “…try to work on it, not that you should, I’m just asking cause I sense you really love him” (Springer, 2013, Youtube video).
Jerry Springer definitely fits into the perceiving class being able to be curious, adaptable, and spontaneous, which are necessities being a talk show host. During the taping there can always be unforeseen matter, which cost Springer to adapt quickly, and instinctively make decision to get the show going. When doing an event on TV there are suggestions provided from Jerry, but it does not necessarily will be the end. Time can be a renewable source for all parties involved. However, Mr. Springer has to be course angled to keep his show interesting for all involved, whether audience or guests.
Second, the creator of this piece evaluates the current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality instrument, which is based on Jung’s theories, and provides impression of Jerry Springer through the major facets of the MBTI. This model has 3 dimensions, called depth, height, and width. While extro- and introversion represent the horizontal line, the vertical line stands for feeling and thinking. “The depth (third dimension) of Extroversion/Introversion (EI) would be Judging/Perceptive (JP). This might be thought of as how much time (JP) we are willing to stick to a task (EI) rather it be actively engaging in it or reflecting on it. The depth (third dimension) of Feeling/Thinking (FT) would be Sensing/iNtuition (SN). This might be thought of as using our various senses, to include our “sixth sense” (SN) when thinking or feeling (FT) about a subject” (Carl Jung and Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 2011, p. 1) .
Viewing the depth part, it is essential for Jerry Springer to stick to the task, in order to complete a taping without overtime, which will not be furnish for him. It would not be great the show ending without all parties involved to know how to move on, or how to put certain recommendations into gear after the show. Jerry Springer, being a talk show host has to exhaust his intuitions, or “sixth” sense extensively to best deal with the subjects of his show, or if things unknown occur during a taping. However, how does society view as “sixth sense”? Science also sees this matter as extrasensory perception, meaning “Extrasensory perception, commonly referred to as ESP, is a term used to describe various mental abilities, such as the ability to see into the future or the ability to hear someone’s thoughts. ESP is often dubbed the “sixth sense” because it is an ability in addition to sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell” (Kennedy, 2016, p. 1).
More so, he receive thousands of matters from people every year, and he has to have a great feeling about a particular topic, which beings positive feelings out of him , knowing he ab able to conquer whatever happen during the program. He has to be more than just the host he also has to be listener, mediator, as well as the person suggesting solutions. Thus, it would be devastating to have a bad feeling before the show even started.
Third, the essayist of this editorial analyzes how ethical issues might affect the implementation of MBTI personality assessment in the setting native to Jerry Springer. One key fact, which is important to any evaluation of peoples, has been founded by the psychologist Theodore Millon. He “came to believe that the widespread desire among theorists to unify science should not be limited to explicating physics; that is, it should be possible in all fields of nature that have been subdivided by habit, tradition, or pragmatics (e.g., economics, sociology, geology). He believed unification to be a worthy goal even within the newer sciences, such as personology” (Chocca, 1999, p. 4). Additionally, Drew Westen even ask the question about “FORMULATION AND PERSONALITY DIAGNOSIS: TWO PROCESSES OR ONE?” (Westen, 1998, p. 1). In his editorial he furnishes information about certain tests being used in order to diagnose any person effectively. For example from patient Mr. D.: “The SWAP-200 description of Mr. D., unlike his DSM-N diagnosis, provides a portrait of both his strengths and weaknesses” (Westen, 1998, p. 21). On the other hand, DSM-N is an arrangement to classify certain mental illnesses into explained clusters based on collections of factual principles.
Therefore, just exhausting the MBTI personality assessment is not the right way to come to an ultimate personality conclusion about any person, and in particular about Jerry Springer. Furthermore, there are some ethical issues which should be considered when implementing the MBTI personality assessment. The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) us the most used survey to measure Jungian function. The test provides numbers for intro- and extroversion, as well as the other four connected meanings. Although, Jerry Springer with all the knowledge provided above fits the extrovert type personality, there are limits and ethical problems when performing this test, such as Jung proposing types versus traits. Nevertheless” research supports continuous trait dimensions instead. In addition, the test’s forced-choice format forces thinking and feeling and sensing and intuiting to be bipolar opposites, which may be less accurate then considering them as four separate traits” (Cloninger, 2013, p. 61). Some other ethical problems might be:
applies to Jerry Springer as well
- Not over generalize or simplify results, because no person is alike the others, which
the test does not explain everything about himself, thus oversimplification needs to be avoided, or the test is considered unethical
- When performing the test on Jerry Springer the administer should make him aware that
has been offered other jobs, which he might or might not accept. Nevertheless, “it is unethical and in many cases illegal to require job applicants to take the Indicator if the results will be used to screen out applicants” (MBTI® Code of Ethics, n. d., p. 1), such as Mr. Springer.
- Jerry Springer is a public figure, who works on certain assignment in the TV world, and
Fourth, the writer of this piece assesses the MBTI and its use to provide results on Jerry Springer and describes the efficacy and reliability of this assessment as it relates to him. It is no secret not one tool alone will offer all knowledge of a person. However, the MBTI assessment assisted in evaluating Mr. Springer to a great amount. As established above, Jerry is an extrovert, who doesn’t seals his lips and communicates what is on his mind when needed. For instance: “The whole part of a stripper lifestyle’ (Springer, 2017, Youtube). Also, being an extrovert, he is more likely to work in sales, as mentioned by Cloninger, p. 61, and is more likely to be happy. Both of these features represent Jerry, his show is making millions on a daily basis on TV for all interested people to watch. Alone in 2016 he earned 3 to 4 Million Dollars. Consequently, “His show is just going wow, it is one of the biggest shows by far and that is why Jerry Springer has been charging this much amount of money” (Jerry Springer Net Worth 2016 Salary per Episode How Much He Make, 2016, p. 1).
Jerry Springer having great intuition and a ‘sixth” sense made him a multimillionaire, because out of all the episodes he could be taping daily, he always choses the right one being most interesting to all people involved. After all, he is in business over 25 years and still going strong. Just as written: “Jerry Springer has been the king of daytime shock television since it first premiered in the early 90s, and his program began celebrating its twenty-fifth year” (Gaudette, 2015, p. 1). Although, any personality type can be successful in whatever they set their mind too, but being an extrovert is certainly a trait helping, like it do with Jerry Springer. Offering suggestions comes after listening and receiving all the facts. All the times the best advise is provided by Springer himself at the end of the taping during his “heart-felt “Final Thought” segment”. Doing so, he has to put feeling and thought into it evaluating the episode, and it is no secret emotions and feelings are essential to resolve conflict. This is another indication of him being extrovert, thus “thinking types score high on a psychological test of assertiveness-if they are also extraverted” (Cloninger, 2013, p. 61).
Sticking to the task of the show is essential to him as well, because
Lastly, the author of this document summarizes and presents an opinion about how well this theory describes Jerry Springer. Overall, the philosophy is an amazing instrument and assists greatly in describing Jerry Springer. The opinion of the author, as stated prior, no one test will furnish the whole picture, for this reason, it is always suggested to not base all concluded facts just on the MBTI indicator, but also exhaust other surveys. Besides society and people administering the test have to keep in mind no person is like the other. However, the MBTI examination offered immense information about Jerry Springer and provided the ability to categorize him as an extrovert, who is also living and working by his intuitions with certain feelings to conclude each episode taped to the best of his ability. Hence, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is a promised start to assess Mr. Jerry Springer.
Additionally, it never a bad thing to know about anybody’s inner self, so for Mr. Springer. As a matter a fact, “self-knowledge and knowledge of other people is “a coming together of your abstract knowledge, if you will, of how personalities are the same and differ, then how to apply those labels accurately to yourself and other people” (Ostdick, 2016, p. 1). Consequently, having the ability to see of various types personalities should assist Jerry to “influence, improve relationships, communicate more effectively and achieve success in whatever pursuit is in play, whether it’s getting our kids to pick up their toys or motivating a sales team to reach a lofty goal” (Ostdick, 2016, p. 1).
In summary, it is no mystery every person has its in uniqueness therefore; it is stimulating to evaluate them in various manners.
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