Thursday, January 8, 2009

predicting success

Last semester I did some research on the Myers-Briggs test. Learning that it predicts a person's preferred habit of behavior reminded me a bit of the SATs. The purpose of the SATs is to predict the likelihood that a student will be successful in higher education. They are both all about prediction of behavior; although studies show that neither of the tests' results can guarantee any particular behavioral pattern.

As we all know, and some have fallen victim to, not everyone is good at taking standardized tests. So what if you were to submit your Myers-Briggs personality to a school rather than (or in addition to) your SAT score? A Myers-Briggs personality analyzed in conjunction with a desired major could allow a school to assess whether or not they believe that student will be successful in studying that particular subject.

If you're curious as to what your MB personality could be, here's the test:
(and don't worry, the MB test is a heck of a lot easier than the SAT!).

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