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Myer Briggs: What is your personality type?

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11 Jul 2016 - General
 

The previous topic I posted was on the article "The Kind of Doctor You Are Meant To Be". The article used the Myer Brigg's personality test to let you know what type of personality goes with which specialty. I took this test a few years back as a friend just encouraged me to take it as she found the results highly interesting. I have to agree that they are interesting because they help you to understand yourself and others as well. It is not necessary for everyone you know to take the test to understand them, but reading through the personality types and seeing how their approach on life and the way they handle things differ highly you can be more sensitive towards them.

Myer Briggs is mainly used nowadays in career development for either what way to go or how to improve yourself. 

Here is an unofficial list of the possible specialties per personality type taken from a forum. I searched other websites and they came up with different possibilities as well. 
ISTJ - Dermatology, OBGYN, Family Practice, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery 
ISFJ - Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, General practice, Family practice, Pediatrics
ISTP - Otolaryngology (ENT), Anesthesiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, General practice
ISFP - Anesthesiology, Urology, Family practice, Thoracic surgery, General practice
INTJ - Psychiatry, Pathology, Neurology, Internal medicine, Anesthesiology
INFJ - Psychiatry, Internal medicine, Thoracic surgery, General surgery, Pathology
INTP - Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Thoracic surgery
INFP - Psychiatry, Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Pathology
ESTJ - OBGYN, General practice, General surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Pediatrics
ESFJ - Pediatrics, Orthopedic surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), General practice, Internal medicine
ESTP - Orthopedic surgery, Dermatology, Family practice, Radiology, General surgery
ESFP - Ophthalmology, Thoracic surgery, OBGYN, Orthopedic surgery, General surgery
ENTJ - Neurology, Cardiology, Urology, Thoracic surgery, Internal medicine
ENFJ - Thoracic surgery, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Radiology
ENTP - Otolaryngology (ENT), Psychiatry, Radiology, Pediatrics, Pathology
ENFP - Psychiatry, Dermatology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatrics

Here is the link to the test: they are just Yes and No questions so you would get through them quickly.

 http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

WHAT IS YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?

DID THE TYPE MATCH YOUR CHOSEN SPECIALTY OR SPECIALTIES YOU WOULD'VE CHOSEN?

 

Hi Marinelle, I am an INTJ and it is so spot on. I found that INTJ's were labeled as "bookworms" as children (though still the case till now). I also found that we are described as "starry-eyed idealists and the bitterest of cynics" at the same time. Allow me to quote this: "INTJ types tend to believe that with effort, intelligence and consideration, nothing is impossible, while at the same time they believe that people are too lazy, short-sighted or self-serving to...
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Hi Jennifer! According to the test, I am 9% Extravert, 44% Intuitive, 34% Thinking and 28% Judging (ENTJ). I’d like to think that the description really fits me. It says that I’d be good with occupations that require organizational skills and intellectual efforts that presents a challenge and calls for creativity. Although it did not match my present subspecialty training (Neurosurgery), I think the options of Neurology and Thoracic Surgery comes to a close. I think they totally disregarded neur...
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This test indeed is fairly accurate. It would be good for those entering college, post grad or about to chose their specialty to have some idea. Though again it is only part of the decision. We don't need to fit a cliche or stereotype. Attitude does change. I took this test a few times over the span of 3-4 years and most of the time I get INTJ but there is a time where I got INFJ. This change was because of the situation I was in. If external influencers would've changed like a change of...
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Hi Esther, I really am not sure how these combinations came about. I am an INTJ and according to another post site general surgery is a choice for me despite it not being the list there. They tried to correlate it to the personality types and the tendency for that type to lean towards are certain specialty. We all know of course that despite having a certain personality our interests however will be totally different. I chose this unofficial list out of random. Better to look at the personality ...
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Certainly a good test and a fairly accurate one. It is a tad late for me to take the test to ascertain my aptitude, but I turned out to be an INFJ and general surgery was on my list of preferred specialities. Such and other types of aptitude tests must be available to students at all levels, especially so for students who are about to enter college and later once again when they have to subspecialise in their chosen faculty. I would like to however contend that this is an exercise only. It is tr...
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Hi Jennifer, I wonder how did the combinations of specialties for each personality group came about. I'm an INFJ, according to your post that means Psychiatry, Internal medicine, Thoracic surgery, General surgery, Pathology complement my personality. I find that odd since the I don't see a link between these specialties. Also, if the above article is indeed accurate, that would kind of draw the conclusion that there is no one personality group that is more suited for the career of medici...
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