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Are there any existing personality theories (that are being researched), that could one day be backed up by scientific research? Jung's two Attitude Types and four functions have been the study of some research attempting to find a physical basis in the brain. In the misnamed book The Introvert Advantage, Chapter III, The Emerging Brainscape: Born to ...


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The Enneagram Personality Theory is a non-trait-based personality theory that could be (though, to my knowledge, hasn't yet been) evidenced in a predictive manner through scientific research. Many authors exist, but Riso and Hudson are the ones who bring it from a quasi-spiritual concept to a contemporary personality theory. The concept posits that there ...


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There is a large and diverse literature on this topic which paints a complex picture of the relationship between trauma and empathy. Some studies have found significant trauma symptoms to be related to less empathy. A study of Israeli children who had experienced the trauma of Arab missile attacks found that 66% of children with very negative attitudes ...


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Does the MBTI have a fundamental background? Yes. It is based on Jung's work, later published as Psychological Types (Collected Works, Book 6). Katherine Briggs, Isabel Myer's mother, did the initial work via communication with Jung. Like Jung, she had different theories at first, but dropped them when she heard of Jung's research on the subject. She ...


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I think that it would be dychotomic to think that there is only one reason to this answer. Also I believe that it would be an error to think that this attitude is completely disfunctional. For example. I've been arguing with a girl which looked to me assertive.. but I could intuit she wasn't, and I could find out that she is "passive" (in the meaning of ...


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How can I relate and respond to what other people are thinking and feeling? By respecting others people's inherent rights to thoughts and feelings other than your own. We all have thoughts and feelings, and not all are agreeable or appreciated by each and every other person. Asking others to agree with us is not always proper. Asking others to respect ...


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Here's a link to a socionics wiki page on a study of reinin types in Russia. http://www.wikisocion.org/en/index.php?title=Reinin_Dichotomies:_Study_Results They did a lot of research on experimental data to prove that reinin traits exist in different types of people. If you don't know the reinin dichotomies, they are traits that were mathematically ...


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Anybody with enough will and persistence can find support for almost any viewpoint they desire concerning autism, depending especially on (lower) quality of source material. However, if you read enough, consistent patterns will emerge in the literature. This issue of Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience is all about autism. Although all of it is valuable, I ...


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There are not 16 Jungian types. There are 16 MBTI combinations and 16 Kersian (sub-)temperament types. All are related and easily confused. Jung, in Psychological Types (Collected Works, Book 6), defines two Attitude Types and four functions, splitting the latter into two groups of two. Attitude Type is Extraversion and Introversion and takes up 9 of the ...


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NEO FFI Scoring The test manual describes how to calculate raw scores for the NEO-FFI. If you have been asked to do an analysis of the NEO-FFI then you should be given access to relevant details in the test manual. If you don't have access, you may wish to contact your local psychology department. They will often have a test library with the NEO-FFI manual. ...


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It's because order doesn't matter with the types: ENTJ == ENJT When you remove the permutations of order, there are only 16 possibilities. Another way to think about it is that there are 4 traits, and each trait can take one of two values, so there should be 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 possibilities, which is 16.


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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "renounce," but you may find some answers to your question in the fields of social psychology and behavioral economics. The first part of your question describes someone who is unwilling to commit or make a decision for fear of losing out on future opportunities. There has been research to indicate that having more ...



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