Cornell Notes for Temperament Types

Directions: You will need to click on the link in the assignment. Once you enter that website you will have to click on a few different links found on the “MBTI Basics” page. Use the bold print words below as a guide for what links to click on. You can get back to the “MBTI Basics” page by scrolling back to the top and clicking on the link near the top in the center of the page. As you read through the information on the site, you will be answering some of the questions listed below. You will also see below that sometimes you have information in the “Notes” column, but there is no “Cue” or question. If there is no question, you need to construct a question for the notes listed. Ask yourself, “What question does the provided information answer?” Write that question in the “Cue” column. When you get to the bottom, you will see a “Summary” section. This is a place for you to record a brief recap of the reading, what you learned, or what questions you still have.

What is a preference?

What you like to prefer

What are some characteristics of the Extroversion preference?

  • I like getting my energy from active involvement in events and having a lot of different activities.
  • I'm excited when I'm around people and I like to energize other people
  • I like moving into action and making things happen.
  • I generally feel at home in the world.
  • I often understand a problem better when I can talk out loud about it and hear what others have to say.

What are some characteristics of the Introversion preference?

Get energy from ideas, pictures, memories, inner world

  • Prefer doing things alone or with one or two people who they are comfortable with
  • Take time to reflect before reacting
  • Ideas are almost solid things for them

What are some characteristics of the Intuition preference?

What are some characteristics of the Intuition preference?

  • Pay attention to the impressions or meanings of patterns
  • Rather learn by thinking a problem through than solving it with a hands-on approach
  • More interested in the possibilities, so they focus more on the future than the past
  • Like symbols and abstract ideas or concepts
  • Remember impressions of events rather than the actual facts or details of it

What does the Thinking or Feeling preference describe?

The Thinking or Feeling preference describes how you like to make decisions.

What are some characteristics of the feeling reference

Believe that the best decisions can be made by taking other people’s feelings into consideration

  • Concerned with values and how the decision impacts others
  • Long to maintain harmony
  • Appear caring, warm, and tactful

What does the Judging or Perceiving preference describe?

Describes how you would like to live your outside life and how you like to structure your environment.

What are some characteristics of the Judging preference?

  • I use my decision-making (Judging) preference (whether it is Thinking or Feeling) in my outer life.
  • To others, I seem to prefer a planned or orderly way of life, like to have things settled and organized, feel more comfortable when decisions are made, and like to bring life under control as much as possible.
  • I may, inside, feel flexible and open to new information (which I am).


What did you learn or find interesting about the reading assignment? Do you have any additional questions? Respond in the box below

I found it interesting to learn about the different personality type preferences. It is interesting to ponder upon how people acquire such personality preferences throughout their lifetimes. It is interesting that so many people can be so vastly different. I do question how people end up with the different personality preferences. If you truly understand the full capabilities of you personal preference, you can really live the life you want to be living. Many people work together despite having enormous differences in preferences among them.