Grzebieniak J F: The relationship between selected Jungian personality types as determined on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and their preferred use of sensory predicates as described by Bandler and Grinder.
Dissertation Abstracts International 44(4), 989-A University of Pittsburg (Order = DA8318201): 122, 1982.
Abstract: The specific problem addresses by this research was: Does a relationship exist between certain personality types as determined on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and their use of sensory referenced predicates as described by Bandler and Grinder? The rationale for this research was that since the MBTI was a reliable test of differing styles of perception and evaluation, a corresponding difference in sensory predicate use could be expected from each personality type if such predicate use denoted particular modes of cognitive processing of experience as hypothesized by Bandler and Grinder. The research method included: (1) selecting four primary judgmental personality types determined on the MBTI; (2) administering the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) to all of the subjects -- the TAT protocols were then scored for predicate use; (3) Correlating the MBTI preference strength scores of each personality type and attitude type with their scoring predicates. The research results were: (1) no statistically significant correlations were found between the personality types' scores and their use of sensory referenced predicates. (2) A statistically significant negative correlation between introverts' scores and their use of kinesthetic predicates was found. The positive and negative directions of all the correlations generally supported certain theoretical expectations of the research. The conclusions of this research must be considered relative to certain methodological problems; however, the results do slightly suggest certain relationships between reliable measures of perception and evaluation and corresponding predicate use patterns. A supplemental analysis of "predicate use" mean scores suggested a particular use pattern in the population.