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Interview questions on personality and experiences

Choose a person who is close to your own age and interview that person to learn more about them. In addition to the interview compare and contrast the responses from your interview with your own responses to the same question.
o Does the interviewee remember information more accurately if he/she observes the behavior being performed or does he/she prefer to read how the behavior is performed?
o Does the interviewee prefer studying in a library, or at home where there are background noises and some distractions?
o Which experiences does this person feel contributed most in the development of his/her personality?
o Does this person feel that he/she is self-monitoring in regards to his/her attitudes? How or how not?
o What does the interviewee feel was the strongest influence on his/her attitudes?
o What role does your interviewee feel a person's race, gender, or ethnicity play when forming that person's personality and attitudes?
o Does this person feel he/she is better at tasks when intrinsically motivated or extrinsically motivated?

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Introverted (I) 51.28% Extroverted (E) 48.72%
Intuitive (N) 57.14% Sensing (S) 42.86%
Thinking (T) 51.52% Feeling (F) 48.48%
Judging (J) 54.29% Perceiving (P) 45.71%

INTJ

HHmm I am not sure I can remember your other questions. YES, I was familiar with this assessment and have taken it but it was a long time ago. Do I think it is accurate? Fairly. I am not sure about the percentages and I can assure you that people that know ME would NOT agree. My outward illusion is quite different than how I think and feel about myself. I am the loner, innovator, hard on the outside, soft on the inside, very intuitive, empathic toward others and shy (with one or two), despite comfort talking to 500 people. People in the past have been shocked of my personal perception, which apparently is quite different from what they see and feel about me.

Does the interviewee remember information more accurately if he/she observes the behavior being performed or does he/she prefer to read how the behavior is performed? SEE THE BEHAVIOR PERFORMED!
o Does the interviewee prefer studying in a library, or at home where there are background noises and some distractions?
To me, there are more distractions at a library than at home or other areas, like in my car. I am too easily sidetracked by other reading material, people taking and don't care for the traditional florescent lights, which actually make it harder for me to read and concentrate. In fact, I answered this IN the library and HAD to move to another room, due to the distractions!

o Which experiences does this person feel contributed most in the development of his/her personality?
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Solution Summary

This generationally-reflective interview offers insights into personalty, personal development and Myers-Briggs Indicator with measurable results.

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