Are you more of a "thinking" or "feeling" type? Take this brief quiz, prepared by the assessment firm CPP, to find out.
Read the following statements that pertain to the workplace and place a check mark next to each statement that best describes you.
__ I use logical analysis to reach conclusions.
__ I can work without harmony, concentrating instead on the task.
__ I upset people inadvertently by overlooking their emotions.
__ I decide impersonally, sometimes paying insufficient attention to people's wishes.
__ I tend to be firm-minded and ready to offer critiques.
__ I look at the principles involved in the situation.
__ I want recognition after task requirements are met or exceeded.
__ I use values to reach conclusions.
__ I work best in harmony with others, concentrating on the people.
__ I enjoy meeting people's needs, even in small matters.
__ I let decisions be influenced by my own and other people's likes and dislikes.
__ I am sympathetic and dislike, even avoid, telling people unpleasant things.
__ I look at the underlying values in the situation.
__ I want appreciation throughout the process of working on a task.
Add up the check marks within each section. The category with the highest total number will give you insight into your potential Thinking or Feeling preference.
Adapted from Introduction to Type, CPP, Inc.
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CPP Inc, based in Mountain View, Calif., is a publisher and provider of organizational development products and services, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment, to the Fortune 500. For a fee, you can take the actual Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and learn your MBTI type -- including your Thinking or Feeling preference, at www.mbticomplete.com.