Date of Award
Master of Arts
College of Education and International Services
Wilfred G. A. Futcher
Jerome D. Thayer
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant relationship between the construct of psychological types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and temperaments, as measured by the Temperament Inventory (TI).
A non-random sample of 113 individuals completed a demographic questionnaire, the MBTI, and the TI. The results of each preference score of the MBTI and the scores on each of the four temperaments from the TI were compared using a canonical correlation analysis.
There is a significant relationship between the MBTI's psychological types and the TI's temperaments. A preference for extroversion on the MBTI was correlated with a sanguine temperament, while preferences for thinking and judging on the MBTI were correlated with a choleric temperament.
The constructs of psychological types and temperaments should not be considered to be completely independent.
Temperament--Testing; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Typology (Psychology)
Daugherty, Ronda F., "Psychological Types and Temperaments: A Correlational Study Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Temperament Inventory" (1995). Master's Theses. 178.
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