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:
  • 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.