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Table 1 Summary of MBTI four pairs of dichotomies of preferences

From: Examining the association of career stage and medical specialty with personality preferences – a cross-sectional survey of junior doctors and attending physicians from various specialties

Dichotomy Description
Extraversion (E) – Introversion (I) Look at whether people prefer to focus their perceptions and judgment on the outer (E) or inner (I) worlds
Sensing (S) – Intuition (N) Look at whether people absorb information by observing facts using their five senses (S) or via using their intuition and looking at meanings (I)
Thinking (T) – Feeling (F) look at whether people logical think through their decisions (T) or rely on their feelings and values to make decisions (F)
Judging (J) – Perceiving (P) look at whether people deal with the outer world using a judgment (J) or perceptive (P) process.
  1. Myers, I., & Myers, P. (2010). Gifts differing: Understanding personality type. Nicholas Brealey Publishing