Marti is featured in a recent ParentMap magazine article, “Quiet Kids: How to Nurture Your Introverted Child,” by Laura Mackenzie.
In February 2008, Slate.com ran an article about the Presidential Cast of Characters and their Myers-Briggs Types, written by Emily Yoffe. Ms. Yoffe is not trained in the Myers-Briggs Inventory but she “typed” them anyway. I thought her guesses were mainly off base, especially about innie’s and outie’s. However, I was surprised to find that even Myers-Briggs websites assume that most politicians are extroverted. In the last newsletter, I made my own candidate guesses. It’s interesting to re-read them in hindsight. I have added Mrs. Palin and Vice President, Joe Biden, as they hadn’t been selected when the articles were written.
I agreed with Ms. Yoffe, who guessed Hillary Clinton was an ESTJ (Taking Care of Business). ESTJ’s take no prisoners.
This study is interesting, but my question is, who thinks of these studies and who funds them? At the University of Melbourne, in 2008, it was reported that, “the commonly held belief that people with myopia (short-sightedness) are introverted and conscientious”. Participants were recruited from the Australian Twin Registry (18-83 years old) and families (11-90 years old) from an eye clinic. Their eyes were examined and the Big Five Factor Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1994) was administered.
The Inventory places people on five basic personality dimensions. The first one is called Negative Emotions,