Journal of Psychological Type® (JPT)

Research Digest

The Journal of Psychological Type® is an international publication founded in 1977 and is the premiere journal for research, theory and applications in the field of psychological type. The JPT suite of publications includes white papers, a research digest, and essays highlighting topics in theory and practice. All JPT publications offer cutting-edge explorations in psychological type, the MBTI® assessment and Jungian psychology.

The annual Research Digest (JPT-RD) summarizes select research articles from peer-reviewed journals in the previous year that contribute to the practice and/or theory of psychological type and the MBTI instrument. A Field Notes section alerts readers to other type-related research activities and publications, such as white papers, theses, and dissertations.

This issue of the JPT-RD includes these studies from researchers around the world:
  • Personality and Risk Aversion Tests the hypothesis that people in the business and counseling fields with preferences for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging would be more risk averse.
  • Reddit: A Gold Mine for Personality Prediction Using an innovative approach, the authors examine publicly available comments to predict personality with users who self-report their MBTI® types.
  • Personality Assessment for Employee Development: Ivory Tower or Real World? Framed in an essay on employee development, this article addresses key criticisms of the MBTI assessment with logical, reasonable, research-backed points and insights.
  • A Process Model Linking Occupational Strength to Attitudes and Behaviors: The Explanatory Role of the Occupational Personality Heterogeneity Looks at how situational conditions of occupations influence personality heterogeneity of an occupation, in contrast to individual differences being the determinant factor.
  • Building the Hive: Corporate Personality Testing, Self-Development, and Humanistic Management in Postwar America, 1945–2000 Twentieth century management techniques created an environment that encouraged consideration of individual differences in personality and behavior. The author contends this development constrained the ways people lived and worked inside and outside the office.

This issue of the JPT-RD includes these studies from researchers around the word, plus a book review:
  • The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing, by Merve Emre, is reviewed in this edition of the JPT Research Digest.
  • Reducing Biases of Decision-Making Processes in Complex Organizations: Investigates organizational bias through key decision-makers in a complex organization.
  • Personality Differences in Managers Who Have, and Have Not, Worked Abroad: Explores the extent to which personality traits play a part in the decision to work abroad.
  • Do Dental Students' Personality Type and Group Dynamics Affect Their Performance in Problem-Based Learning: Considers the role of personality diversity in group dynamics that impact problem-based learning.
  • The Personality of a Computing Major: Investigates whether the MBTI® assessment can assist students choose the best computing major for them earlier in the process.
  • The Influence of Personality on Innovation: A phenomenological study exploring the lived experiences of Extraverted Intuitive Perceiving entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
  • A Replication Study of Personality Types in Students in a Professional Pilot Baccalaureate Degree Program: Replicates and updates a classic study analyzing the relationship between personality type and learning style in aviation students.

This issue of the JPT-RD includes these studies from researchers around the world:
  • A Rule-Based Model for Software Development Team Composition Develops a model for optimal team composition based on team leader role, team leader MBTI® type, and gender.
  • Personality and its link to Self-Other Agreement of Leadership Effectiveness Investigates why certain leaders are prone to overrate or underrate their own effectiveness.
  • Russian Poet Baratynskij and the Inferior Function Creative analysis of a poet-thinker's relationship to Thinking as the Inferior function in his poetry.
  • Myers-Briggs Typology and Jungian Individuation A theoretic analysis of how to integrate individuation into type dynamics.
  • A Grounded Theory Study of Introverted Leaders A qualitative study investigating Introverted leader's experiences, identity development, and professional and personal pursuits.

This issue of the JPT-RD includes these studies from researchers around the world:
  • Cognitive Complexity and Typological Preferences
    Examining how MBTI preferences predict the ability to differentiate and integrate multiple perspectives.
  • The Impact of Extroversion and Introversion on Writing Ability in Second Language Learners
    Measuring the impact of Extraversion and Introversion on writing ability in college students who were second language learners of English.
  • The Influence of Study Skills, Personality Traits, and Attitudes on Learning in a Team-based Environment
    Exploring the impact of several factors in learning rates, including Extraversion and Introversion in team-based learning environments.
  • Associations between Styles of Personality, Learning, and Cognition
    Insights into distinctions between one's intellectual decision making style, how one learns, and psychological type.
  • Predicting Therapy Outcome with Myers-Briggs Type Preferences
    Evaluating archival data to determine the efficacy of MBTI preferences in predicting therapeutic outcomes.
  • Sensing-Intuitive Differences in Use of Learning Objectives
    Looking further into the relationship between Myers-Briggs® type and the impact of learning objectives in medical students.