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How Well Do You Know Your Personality?

Personality Assessment Form

By Jessalyn Johnson
 English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Everyone has a different personality and sees the world through a unique lens. Do you know what your personality type is? Determining this can provide a better way for you to understand yourself and why you think the way you do. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology allows you to explore the fascinating topic of personality to discover something about yourself and your peers that you may not have known before.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a tool that helps to determine your personality type. There are 16 different types, all of which form some combination of the following:

  • Introvert or extrovert
  • Sensing or intuition
  • Feeling or thinking
  • Judging or perceiving

I am an INFJ, and I have been able to better understand myself by delving into my use of the different cognitive functions. In addition to learning about your own personality, by knowing the personality types of your friends, you can make an attempt to better understand them and come to know how to communicate with them more effectively.

Each of these personality types view the world and themselves in a different way. Although they are all different, there is no one type that is better than the other. By learning your personality type, you might be able to find something new about yourself or realize something you may have been wondering about. Have your friends take the quiz and see how you match up! You can find out your MBIT by visiting a website like 16personalities.com/free-personality-test.

Psychology at GCU

If the topic of personality is something that interests you, consider pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology to learn more about the human mind and the way we think. By choosing to earn this degree, you will take courses such as Personality Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology and Cultural Applications and many more.

When you decide to pursue a psychology degree at GCU, you enter a community of many other passionate individuals who find the science just as fascinating as you do. Your faculty and peers will be there to help you in your journey to success. Who knows – maybe you will meet a friend with the same Myers-Briggs type as you!

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About Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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