Journal of Psychological Type® (JPT) > Vol 82, 2022

From the Editor

Since the Journal of Psychological Type®—Research Digest reviews research in psychological type published the year before, this edition covers 2021, which was also the 100-year anniversary of the publication of Psychological Types (1921) by C. G. Jung.

The Journal of Analytical Psychology (JAP) published a particularly insightful volume last year in honor of the 100-year anniversary, where a number of luminaries and thought leaders in the Type community offered reflections and ideas that are moving the field forward. Of note in that volume is an article by Angelo Spoto that discusses whole type and incorporates the Self in novel ways. Also of interest are articles by Mark Hunziker and Peter Dunlap connecting typology to transforming culture, and Hanne Urhøj's article connecting typology with archetypes and complexes. The volume includes an essay on type development by Elizabeth Murphy, Ed.D., co-author of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® assessment. We include a review of Murphy's article in this edition of the Research Digest.

In this edition of the Research Digest, we offer reviews of five research articles on psychological type published in 2021. One review is a study on machine learning—remaining a popular field in type research over the last several years—that analyzed how Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) whole type and preferences affected the diction in textual patterns of online users on Twitter and YouTube (Choi, 2021). The analysis of empathy in counselor trainees is another popular investigation in type research; this article includes nuances of empathy in behavior, not only dispositional or cognitive empathy (Kutsko, 2021). As noted above, we review Murphy's (2021) JAP article on type development—distilled wisdom from an expert in type and children. A particularly relevant study provides a cross-cultural analysis of type in Korean flight crew members working for a Middle Eastern airline and how type impacts cross-cultural adjustment competency, among other factors (Song, 2021). Finally, we review an undergraduate honors thesis that analyzes shōnen manga characters in Japanese culture through the MBTI model.

As usual, the Research Digest serves a range of topics and interests in research selections. We are interested in your comments, thoughts, questions, and requests. Reach out to us through the form at the end of this editorial and at the end of each summary.

Kesstan Blandin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research & Development
Editor, Journal of Psychological Type Research Digest



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The Journal of Psychological Type® - Research Digest (JPT-RD) is made available through the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc., CAPT, worldwide publisher. The editorial team includes Kesstan Blandin, PhD, Yvonne Nelson-Reid, PhD, Logan Abbitt, MLIS, and Purnima Sims.

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