Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Joanne Preston

Second Advisor

Dr. Scott Allison

Third Advisor

Dr. Warren Hopkins


Because of the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI; Myers & McCaulley, 1988), psychological practitioners, consultants and researchers need to address implications of personality type feedbeck for clients, employees, and research subjects. This study investigated consistency of the MBTI as a result of genuine and discrepant personality type feedback. True and false feedback was expected to influence subjects in the directton of feedback given. Subjects were selected based on their Sensing-Intuitive (S-N) preference scores. Each of the forty subjects was given either true personality type feedback (TFG) or false personality type feedback (FFG), and then retested. Results showed that the TFG changed in their S-N dimension significantly more so than the FFG, probably because the TFG believed the genuine feedback more than the FFG believed the discrepant feedback. Reasons for these findings are explored, as well as posing a prospective model of personality type feedbeck acceptance.

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