December 8, 2013
To complete my interview profile, I chose a 40 year old male and compared and contrasted information from my own personal profile. I came to realize that people learn in different ways and at different rates of speed. Most of what people feel and learn depends much on how they were raised. Environment and cultural factors also play a big part in the way people learn.
Some basic information that I learned about my interviewee was that he was 40, the youngest of five boys, and grew up in Upstate New York. He likes to camp, fish, watch football, and spend time with his family when he is not ...view middle of the document...
He stated that he would rather be in his own home. I asked him why and he said he wanted to study where he felt comfortable. This way if he wanted a break he could go to his kitchen or take a walk if he needed a break. I am the total opposite here as well. I would rather go to a quiet place, where there are no distractions and get it done. If there are too many distractions, I feel overwhelmed and cannot concentrate.
I had my interviewee take the Myers Briggs test and his results put him as an ESTP. According to the test an ESTP is 4.3% of the population. He is fiercely competitive, which from my interview is correct. The results were as followed, Extroverted ( E) 79.41%, Introverted (I) 20.59%, Sensing (S) 63.64 %, Intuitive (N) 36.36%, Thinking (T) 51.06%, Feeling (F) 48.94%, Perceiving (P) 52.78%, and Judging (J) 47.22 %. When I took this same test, my results were as followed. The type the test came up for me was that I was an ESFJ. I am a seller, most social able to all types, an outstanding hostess. I am the lesser of the population compared to my interviewee at a 12.3% of the population. My percentages were, Extroverted ( E) 66.67%, Introverted (I) 33.33%, Sensing (S) 55.81%, Intuitive (N) 44.19%, Feeling (F) 51.11%, Thinking (T) 48.89%, Judging (J) 62.79%, and Perceiving (P) 37.21%.
When I discussed the results of the Myers Briggs test with my interviewee, he agreed with most of the findings. He felt he was a very outgoing person. He felt he was a good judgment of character and his surroundings. He did feel that his number was high for the introverted section, because he felt he was not shy or reserved. He felt it made him look self-centered. I felt that the results for me were close, but I do realize the results can change depending on my mood. I did not agree that I was very outgoing, but that I am shyer than my interviewee. Those two numbers I felt should have been the opposite. But again, I know that this result may change depending on my mood.
Next we talked about the interviewee’s personal experience and how they may have contributed to the way he developed his personality. He said he was raised with 4 brothers, all which were older than he. He also explained that there were eight years between him and the next boy. He followed them around and because they were older, he learned much more quickly. He believes that the reason why he is so open and outgoing is because his brothers were. They always had friends over. As far as making good judgments, he said he learned that from his dad. He spoke about how his dad would always say to look before you leap. He says he took this to heart. His dad was honest and loyal to his friends and family. When I look at my own experiences, I feel that my childhood guided me to be the person I am. I am very couscous of people, and sometimes find it hard to make decisions on my own in fear that I will disappoint someone. I can be very shy at times, but if I am around people that I know,...