MBTI® Test Type and College Learning Styles

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderAssessments, College Prep, MBTI, Personality Type

     As a college student, it is important for you to know how you best learn and in what setting you best process academic information. College student’s MBTI® test personality type differ in behavior,  and each college student’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Type differs as much in learning style.

Some people learn best by attending lectures, others by reading, some study best alone and others in groups.  The following is an explanation of the eight different Myers-Briggs® Dichotomies and the best way each type learns and studies as explained by Allen H. Hammer in The Booklet Type in College:

Extroverted Types

          Those college students who score high on the extroverted MBTI test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Study in groups
  • Have background sounds while studying college coursework
  • Have university teachers and instructors who inspire class discussion

Introverted Types

            Those college students who score high on the introverted Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Pause to think during the learning process
  • Read to study college coursework
  • Study individually
  • Have quiet for concentration
  • Have university teachers and instructors who provide clear lectures

Sensing Types

            Those college students who score high on the sensing MBTI test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Seek specific collegiate academic information
  • Memorize academic facts
  • Value what is academically practical
  • Follow class instruction
  • Have hands-on experience
  • Trust college classroom material as presented
  • Have university teachers and instructors who give clear assignments

Intuitive Types

            Those college students who score high on the intuition Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Use imagination to go beyond academic facts
  • Value what is original
  • Like academic theories that give perspective
  • Read between the lines
  • Want university teachers and instructors who encourage independent thinking

Thinking Types

Those college students who score high on the thinking MBTI test  scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Want objective collegiate material to study
  • Like to critique new academic ideas
  • Learn by challenges and academic debates
  • Want university teachers and instructors who make logical presentations

 

Feeling Types

            Those college students who score high on the feeling Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Relate to academic material personally
  • Find personal values important
  • Please college teachers and instructors
  • Easily find something to appreciate academically
  • Learn by being supported and appreciated
  • Want university teachers and instructors who establish personal rapport with students

Judging Types

Those college students who score high on the judging MBTI test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Have formal instruction for problem solving
  • Value dependability
  • Plan college coursework well in advance
  • Work steadily toward their academic goals
  • Drive towards closure
  • Want university teachers and instructors to be organized

Perceiving Types

Those college students who score high on the perceiving Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test scoring scale better achieve when they (and tend to):

  • Solve problems formally
  • Value change
  • Complete academic coursework spontaneously
  • Complete academic coursework impulsively with bursts of energy
  • Adapt to events
  • Stay open to new academic information
  • Want university teachers and instructors to be entertaining and inspiring

 

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Reference

Introduction To Type in College. Hammer. A, & DiTiberio, J (CPP, 1993).

 

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