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Test reveals your traits (page 4)
山东省烟台第二中学  柳力文
What kind of person are you? Watch the video and take the personality test.
Do you know yourself well?
Have you tried personality tests before?
Do you think they reflect your true self?

Read for main idea
Read the passage and find out what it introduces.
It mainly introduces a personality test called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Read for structure
Read the article and divide it into three parts. Then summarize the main ideas of each part.

Read for details: part I
What drew people’s attention to the test?
Gu Ailing’s recent interview with GQ magazine.

What do we know about the MBTI? (developers, process, result, application)
developers: Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers
process: answer more than 90 questions
result: a four-letter personality result & a detailed description
application: many companies and organizations use it when hiring or evaluating staff; Chinese netizens use it as a tool to guide their lives and relationships

What was Gu Ailing’s MBTI test result?

Read for details: part II
How reliable is the test? Why?
It isn’t recognized as scientifically valid.
The test was based on the theories of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, whose personality “types” were just rough classifications (粗略的分类) of what he observed.
In addition, neither of the test designers was a trained psychologist.
The test is too “black and white”. The results place people into only one of each of the four categories, but people’s personalities are complex.
People’s behavior and traits (特点) also change over time.

How does the writer analyze the reasons? What effect can be achieved this way?
The writer lists the reasons mainly by quoting remarks from newspapers and websites.
It can achieve objectivity and show authority.

Read for details: part III
What is the writer’s attitude toward the tests and their future?

Think and share
What is your opinion on the reliability of personality tests?
How can personality tests help us in our daily lives?
In what ways can we improve these tests in the future?

Language study
Complete the sentences and check the answers.
1. Developed (develop) by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers in the US in the 1940s, the test grew to become the standard for personality tests.
2. Being categorized (categorize) like this prevents people from appreciating their complexities (复杂性) and deeper selves, …
3. Tests and tools that help people better understand who they are and how they think are very powerful and can still help in some aspects of life.
4. As science and technology develop, people can look forward to more accurate tests that truly embrace how wonderfully complex and ever-changing humans really are.

Find the following expressions and figure out their meanings in the context.
draw people’s attention to
identify a person’s personality type
be based on four sets of opposing qualities
be recognized as being scientifically valid
in addition
prevent people from  appreciating their complexities
scratch the surface of

Try out the MBTI personality test and see if it’s valid.
Search for more information about personality tests and write an email to recommend your favorite test to a friend.


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