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Oct 232011
 

In this article additional background information is presented for Prescription #9  of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” which is : Consider voting for candidates (e.g., President of the United States) based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration (see “The Voter Scorecard”, Healthy Change : Part Five — Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals, #1 ). 

The reader may be wondering how to determine if candidates have more or less of the personality construct of intuition in the absence of, for example, seeing a test taken by the candidate that measures intuition, administering a test to a candidate that measures intuition and examining the results, and/or without the benefit of personally interviewing the candidate. In addition to the information provided in the previous article (information was referenced from Myers I.B. & McCaulley, M.H., 1985, “Manual : A guide to the development and use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.” Palo Alto, CA : Consulting Psychologists Press.) in The Hygiology Post taken from pages 195-196 of the dissertation written by the author, some indications are identified below that may assist the reader in determining candidates’ levels of intuition.

First, on page 15 of the dissertation written by the author, “The Relationship Between The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory” : “A person’s personality type (Holland, 1985) can be assessed by qualitative methods of vocational training or vocational choice, vocational aspirations prior to employment, and work history; quantitative methods of personality and interest inventories; or a combination of these…”

Second, please consider the following from “Healthy Change : Part One” published in The Hygiology Post on June 29, 2011 from the aforementioned dissertation of the author : “… The Canonical Correlation Analysis Summary results on page 157 included :  ‘The results indicated that Intuition was consistently and positively associated with A and I Holland codes and negatively associated with the C Holland code.  (Content in parentheses was omitted.)…Q-factor Analysis Summary results on pages 167-168 included : ‘High MBTI Intuition scores were positively associated with Investigative and Artistic and lowest on Enterprising and Conventional codes.’ ”

Third,  on page 14 of the dissertation written by the author, “The Relationship Between The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory” : “Holland Personality Types (Holland, 1985) consist of Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C). The R type prefers to manipulate objects, tools, machines, or animals and dislikes educational or therapeutic activities. The I Type prefers endeavors involving creative,  observational, symbolic, and systematic examination of biological, cultural, and physical facts or events to both understand and control such facts or events. The I type dislikes persuasive, repetitive, or social activities. The A type prefers ambiguous, free, unsystematized behaviors that involve manipulating human, physical, or verbal materials and dislikes explicit, ordered, and systematic activities. The S type prefers activities involving manipulation of others to cure, develop, enlighten, inform, or train them and dislikes explicit, ordered, and systematic activities involving machines, materials, or tools. The E type prefers behaviors that entail manipulating others for either economic gain or organizational goals and dislikes observational, symbolic, and unsystematic activities. The C type prefers structured behaviors that involve explicit, ordered, and systematic data manipulation and dislikes ambiguous, exploratory, free, and unsystematic activities.”

And fourth, on pages 53-56 of the aforementioned dissertation, written by the author, “The Relationship Between The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory” the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory Scale (SCII) Scores are presented for a variety of occupations. It appears noteworthy in this context that the Occupational Interest Scale (OIS) for “Elected public official, Male” had a Holland Code of “E”. The Holland code most unlike the “E” code is “I” which includes the OIS “Physician, Female” and “Chiropractor, Male” from the time period the identified dissertation was being completed. (The reader is asked to please see the aforementioned dissertation of the author for additional information about the OIS Scales, for example.)     

The author plans to expound upon Prescription #9 (Prescription #9  of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” is : Consider voting for candidates [e.g., President of The United States] based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration) with additional information in The Hygiology Post.  

The Hygiology Post welcomes feedback from readers on all six parts of the series (individually and/or as a total package) upon completion of the series as to whether the articles help fulfill its vision and mission.

Louis DeCola, Jr.                                                 © 2011 The Hygiology Post 

 

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