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The 16 Personality Factors: Correlations with Myers-Briggs, Part I


This time we'll look at how the 16 scales correlate to the scale on the Myers-Briggs.  A positive correlation means that as the score on one scale goes up, the score on the other scale goes up also.  A negative correlation means the opposite. 

For example, someone with a high score on Factor A is likely to show up on the Extraverted side of the MBTI.  Someone with a low score on Factor B probably would too.

For Extraversion on the Myers-Briggs, here are the correlations from the 16PF:

  • Factor A (Warmth): Positive
  • Factor B (Reasoning): Negative
  • Factor C (Emotional Stability): Positive
  • Factor E (Dominance): Positive
  • Factor F (Liveliness): Positive
  • Factor G (Rule-Consciousness): Negative
  • Factor H (Social Boldness): Positive
  • Factor I (Sensitivity): Negative
  • Factor L (Vigilance): Negative
  • Factor M (Abstractedness): Negative
  • Factor N (Privateness): Negative
  • Factor O (Apprehension): Negative
  • Factor Q1 (Openness to Change): Positive
  • Factor Q2 (Self-Reliance): Negative
  • Factor Q3 (Perfectionism): Negative
  • Factor Q4 (Tension): Negative

The factors with the greatest positive correlation to Extraversion are H, F, and A.  Those with the greatest negative correaltion are Q2, N, and L.


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